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Join us! Quebec’s simple but provocative motto, which is not without controversy over interpretation, caught our imagination — both metaphorically and geographically. It invokes thoughts of remembering — remembering theatre at its best, when its immediacy and humanness is embraced, remembering our past and how it points to the future, and remembering our power to instigate change.

7/30/2015 to 8/30/2015
When: Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August 2, 2015
Where: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 René Lévesque Blvd. W
Montréal, Quebec  H3B 4A5

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Register by June 15 to receive the “early bird” discounted fees.

Register online at with a credit card by June 15 to qualify for the discount. The conference registration fee includes: keynote address, choice of over 300 sessions (additional fees for some workshops), exhibition hall admission, two receptions, author book signing and beverages, daily morning coffee and roll service.

Don't want to apply online? Download the PDF registration form.

Please see the 2015 registration rates below.

Early Bird
May 1 - June 15
June 16 - July 26
July 27 - August 2
One Day

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Prepayment required.

Registration Cancellation Policy

The registration fee will be refunded, minus a $100 administrative cancellation fee, if notice is received by email or fax by July 1, 2015. All cancellations MUST be in writing; phone cancellations are not accepted. Refunds for workshops will be offered only if the event is cancelled or is filled at the time your registration is received.

Organizational Registration Fees:

To qualify for the Organizational Registration fees, the institution must be an ATHE organizational member. Primary contacts as well as additional members of the organization should select the "Organizational" registration product in the required field section during registration.

Conference Registration Hours

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 30, 2015 | 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday, July 31, 2015 | 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Student Fellowship Fund

ATHE offers 50 graduate student members attending the conference an opportunity to get $100 refunded off their registration fee. For ATHE student members interested in applying for a Fellowship Fund Grant, please fill out the form. You must be registered for the conference and be an ATHE student member. Fellowships are provided on a first come, first served basis. Fellowship recipients are asked to provide three and a half (3.5) hours of volunteer assistance during the conference. This will be divided into half-hour training and a three-hour volunteer shift. Recipients will be notified prior to the conference in order to schedule their hours. Fellowship recipients should check in at the Conference registration desk to confirm their volunteer schedules.

Conference Mentor Program

Are you a new ATHE member? A graduate student attending your first conference? When you register, be sure to check the “Yes, I would like a mentor” box on your registration form. ATHE will match you with an ATHE member with experience in conference attendance as well as ideas to share about different disciplines in theatre in higher education.

For experienced ATHE conference attendees, please consider checking the box, “Yes, I would like to be a mentor”. You can provide a very important connection to new ATHE members or new conference attendees by communicating before the conference, attending the Orientation to the Conference session with your mentee, and generally providing a “way in” to this overwhelming educational experience.

What does it mean to be a Mentor?

  • Emailing with your mentee before the conference.
  • Attending the Thursday Orientation to the Conference session with your mentee, or any other session that you can schedule to attend together.
  • Sharing wisdom and insights about your experience working in theatre in higher education and the value of your ATHE membership.

Hotel Information

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
900 René-Lévesque Blvd. W.
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3B 4A5
Tel: (514) 861-3511
Fax: (514) 954-2256

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

At the center of Montréal's vibrant cultural and commercial district sits the city's grandest hotel. Offering 982 rooms, of which 90 are suites, this landmark property is celebrated internationally for its world-class accommodations. The 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space provides groups of up to 2,000 people with the latest in technology.

Located above the train station, connected to the extensive underground city linking boutiques, restaurants and tourist attractions and just steps away from the Bell Centre, the hotel reflects the distinct elegance and charm of Montréal. Host to over 40 festivals annually, the city offers a multitude of entertainment summer or winter!

Discounted Rates for Sleeping Rooms

Single/Double $179.00 CDN + 18% tax = $211.22 CDN
Junior Suites $279.00 CDN + 18% tax = $329.22 CDN
Fairmont Gold $279.00 CDN + 18% tax = $329.22 CDN

Please note: 1 night deposit is required, it is refundable only if reservation is cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival.

Reservation Dates for the Discounted Rates

In order to get the discount rates at the Fairmont, you must book your hotel reservation prior to July 5, 2015. You may reserve rooms at these rates between July 26 and August 3. These rates will be extended three days prior to July 26 and three days after August 3, based on the hotel's availability.

Deposit, Cancellation

A credit card will be required to hold each individual’s reservation. You must notify the hotel directly to cancel or change your reservation. If you are canceling your reservation, please do so at least (3) working days prior to arrival.

Early Departure Fee

An early departure fee equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged to any guest who departs earlier than the date confirmed at check-in. The fee will be posted automatically to the guest folio on or after departure. Be sure to inform the front desk upon check-in if your departure date has changed.

Check In/Check Out Time

Check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 12 noon. All guests arriving before 4:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available, and luggage may be stored for you until your room becomes available.

Our Loyalty Program: Fairmont's President Club

Our recognition program has been designed to make you discover a world of benefits and privileges that provide convenience when you travel: complimentary Wi-Fi, room upgrades, discounts, Fairmont Fit and many more. And guess what, the enrolment is totally free!

The cool thing is Fairmont Fit: Stay, and Stay Fit

Whether you’ve forgotten your fitness gear, prefer a lean carry-on to save time at the airport, or just want a private work-out in your room, staying fit at Fairmont is just a phone call away.

Fairmont Fit provides Reebok* work-out apparel, footwear, and a yoga mat with stretch band, all which can be delivered directly to your room upon request.

Fairmont Fit is available to all members of Fairmont President’s Club and is complimentary for Premier and Platinum members. There is a small service charge for Club members.

Special ATHE Contracted Concessions for Attendees

Complimentary WIFI in all guest rooms.

2015 Conference Committee

Lionel Walsh, Vice President for 2015 Conference, University of Windsor
Kelly Howe, Vice President-Elect for 2016 Conference, North Central College
Erica Stevens Abbitt, University of Windsor
Henry Bial, ATHE President, University of Kansas
Boone Hopkins, Converse College
David Kaye, University of New Hampshire
Baron Kelly, University of Louisville
Miriam Mills, Rider University
Barbara Parisi, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Emily Rollie, Monmouth College
Fred Rubeck, Elon College

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As part of our mission to provide education, best practices and other information from leaders in their fields, speakers, panelists and audience members should be aware that we may record all or part of the events we organize, including comments from speakers, panelists and audience members. The resulting raw and edited materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings, and associated verbatim transcripts, may be used by ATHE without restriction, in press releases, white papers, conference collateral, websites and other publications.

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