Conference 2019 - Get Critical: Forging the Future of Museum Theatre

  • 22 Aug 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 25 Aug 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Indianapolis, IN


  • Friday morning August 23
    Keynote address with Dr.Porchia Moore
  • Local members (up to 75 miles from The Children's Museum) register at $275 and
    include up to 5 people under that registration.
  • registration includes IMTAL start-up membership
  • Can't clear your schedule for the full conference, but still want to get in on some IMTAL professional development? Choose this option.
  • Must present current, valid student ID on-site at conference.

Registration is closed

With a cutting-edge call to Get Critical: Forging the Future of Museum Theatre, this year’s conference promises to offer a range of professional learning opportunities, from performances and plenary sessions, workshops and demonstrations to professional debates and networking occasions. Topics addressed will include: Native American perspectives and Decolonization in museum theatre; approaching difficult topics, evaluating more than visitor satisfaction, and more! Presentation of the 2019 Jon Lipsky Playwriting Award will also take place at the conference. New this year is a full day of START UP WORKSHOPS for those getting started and tours. Whether you are a veteran or newbie, you can be a part of challenging conversations that move this field forward. Evening events will make sure you don’t miss the IndyFringe Festival with 80 groups performing 400 shows!

Why Indianapolis? This mid-sized Midwestern city is a hot-bed of museums and museum theatre! It is a microcosm of all disciplines of world-class institutions – Newfields and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art, Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Minnetrista in Muncie, as well as the host institution, the nationally recognized and award-winning Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Not to mention the IndyFringe Festival, which coincides with the IMTAL Conference-- 11 days of non-stop shows across Indianapolis.

Hotel Info: Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
10 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
$149/night, includes breakfast - rate available for dates between Aug 21-25
Click here to make reservation with our group rate   (Group code: IMTAL)
Deadline to reserve a room at this rate is JULY 31!

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