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 Export to Your Calendar 8/3/2017 to 8/6/2017
When: Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada  89109
United States
Contact: Erin Babarskis

Online registration is available until: 8/2/2017
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To receive the ATHE group rates, your reservation must be made by Friday, July 7, 2017. View the rates here.

CLICK HERE to book your hotel reservation today!

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, you may call the Planet Hollywood Reservation Center at 866-317-1829 to secure a reservation on your group block.  A $15 (+ tax) processing fee per reservation will be incurred if they choose not to use the web-link above. 

The name of the group is listed as: 2017 ATHE Annual Conference. You may also use the group code: SMATH7 when booking your reservation.

All rooms are subject to local taxes, fees and assessments.

Conference Rates

2017 Conference Registration Rates

Onsite registration is available from August 2-6, 2017. **There will be a $20 administrative fee for all onsite registrations during conference.

If you prefer not to register online, please fill out the PDF registration form here.

2017 Conference Committee

Alicia Tafoya, Our Lady of the Lake University, Vice President for Conference 2017
Carlos Cruz, University of North Carlolina
Kelsey Fisher, Texas Tech University
Baron Kelly, University of Louisville
Ruth Palileo, Current Theatrics
Barbara Parisi, Long Island University
Tom Robson, Millikin University
Ann Shanahan, Loyola University
Chase Waites, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Greg White, University of Central Oklahoma
Harvey Young, Northwestern University

View the 2017 Conference Planners

Black Theatre Network Members

If you are a BTN member and have registered for the 2017 BTN Conference, please send proof of registration to and we will send you the promo code for registration.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation notice must be received via fax, mail, or email by July 14, 2017, to receive a refund, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be given after this date.

Prepayment is required.

Photography, Videography & Audio Release

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, web sites and other publications.

By attending our events, you acknowledge that you are in a public place, and that attendees (including ATHE volunteers) may capture your image in photos and videos. Nevertheless, ATHE encourages event attendees to exercise common sense and good judgment, and respect the wishes of other attendees who do not wish to be photographed at the Events. ATHE uses photos and videos taken at its events for a variety of purposes, including publication on the ATHE website.

If you see any photos or profiles about yourself on the Site that you would like removed, please contact us at 800-918-9216.

Hotel Room Scam - Warning About Housing Pirates

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) has learned that several groups have been contacting our members and exhibitors to assist with hotel reservations in Las Vegas for the upcoming 2017 ATHE Annual Conference – Spectacle: Balancing Education, Theory, and Praxis. All room reservations should be made through our official hotel reservation site.

ATHE has sufficient room blocks to accommodate our attendees and exhibitors and at the special ATHE Conference rates. These other groups claim they can get cheaper rates if you book with them. Such companies to avoid, as they are not affiliated with ATHE or the upcoming event in Las Vegas include:

Convention Housing Services, Convention Expo Travel, Elite Corporate Planners, Expo Housing, Exhibition Housing Services, Global Housing Management (GHM Travel), HDMC Group, IEP Group, International Events, Le Company LLC, TradeShow Housing

Should you receive an e-mail or phone call from any of these companies, ATHE strongly recommends you DO NOT make your hotel reservation with any third party vendor. If you have already made hotel reservations through an unauthorized vendor, ATHE is unable to guarantee the reservation is valid and recommends that you cancel immediately before you incur charges. There is the potential to be left without a room and to lose money paid in advance if you book through them. A similar scam a few years ago caused several attendees to arrive in San Diego with no hotel room ever booked for them.

Please be assured that ATHE is committed to providing you quality services to make your conference experience a positive one. Should you have any questions or concerns or have booked with a third party, please contact Erin Babarskis, ATHE’s Conference Planner at or by calling us at 800-918-9216.


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