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

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Click here for the PDF Registration Form

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!

If you prefer to phone in your reservations, please call the Planet Hollywood Reservation Center at 866-317-1829 to secure a reservation on our group block. A $15 (+ tax) processing fee per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the weblink 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.

If you have already registered and need to add tickets or items to your registration, please contact Member Services at 800.918.9216 and they will be able to get you registered for additional events or the printed program.

Conference Rates

Early Bird
May 1 - June 15

June 16 - August 2

One Day

Full Time Member




Part Time Member




Organizational Member




Additional Organizational Member




Student/Retired Member




Adjunct Faculty












Onsite registration is available from August 3-6, 2017. **There will be a $20 administrative fee for all onsite registrations during conference.

Workshops & Tours

Caitlin Graham Grad Student Paid Workshop (2909) | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM


Cirque Mechanics - Paid Workshop (2916) | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 2:15 PM - 5:30 PM


Cirque Mechanics - Tour & Performance


Cirque du Soleil Tour - KA | Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SOLD OUT


Cirque du Soleil Tour - O | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM SOLD OUT


La Chica Boom Paid Workshop (2917) - Xandra Ibarra | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 2:15 PM - 5:30 PM


Tectonic Theatre Project - Moment Work Workshop 1 - Paid Workshop (2903) | Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM SOLD OUT


Tectonic Theatre Project - Moment Work Workshop 2 - Paid Workshop (2909) | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM SOLD OUT


Tony Walton Creative Collaboration Paid Workshop (2915) | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM SOLD OUT


Tony Walton “My Fair Lady Revival: Creating Ascot on a Flower Girl Budget” Paid Workshop (2932) | Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM


What a Drag! - Corey Martin Paid Workshop (2931) | Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM


If a workshop is sold out please contact

Focus Group Pre-Conferences

Directing Pre-Conference (708) - Staging Spectacle via Spectacular Collaborations | Register by July 31, 2017


Directing Pre-Conference (708) - Staging Spectacle via Spectacular Collaborations - Includes Optional Show Ticket to LOVE | Register by July 31, 2017 SOLD OUT


Music Theatre/Dance Pre-Conference (1108) - Opening Doors: Developing a Career in Musical Theatre and Dance in Higher Education CLOSED



ATHE After Dark | Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM


ATHE Enchantment by the Pool | Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Additional Activities & Items

ATHE is going green in 2017 and will be providing a conference app to all attendees! A PDF of the program will also be available at no cost on for you to download and print prior to ATHE 2017. If you would like a hard copy of the full conference program at the conference, you will be charged an additional fee of $20 per program.

Printed Conference Program We cannot guarantee a printed program will be available for you onsite unless you choose to order one here.


Guest ATHE After Dark


Guest ATHE Enchantment by the Pool - Adult


Guest ATHE Enchantment by the Pool - Child Under 12


Important Notice

Sham housing companies are approaching ATHE members and exhibitors with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts. Lured by highly attractive rates, exhibitors and attendees fall prey to these imposters losing significant deposits, discovering hidden costs, up front charges or being bait and switched to hotel rooms they never booked.

Of course, these companies are in no way affiliated with ATHE, or the official hotels in Las Vegas. They troll the internet and association Web sites looking for annual events and then gain access to email addresses for direct contact or draw attendees to their Web sites posing as your association’s sanctioned housing provider. Do not give them your credit card information.

Booking your reservations directly with The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is the ONLY way to book your reservation for this event. There is NO official housing company for this event and nobody should you directly to make a reservation. Booking through ATHE’s official housing provider, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino ensures you will be working with a reputable company, that your credit card information is secure, and that you will benefit from all services provided to conference attendees.

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for the ATHE Annual Conference, or if they represent themselves as the “ATHE’s housing provider,” please get as much information as you can, then contact Erin Babarskis, CMP at or call toll‐free 800.918.9216 and let our member services department know immediately.

Why stay at a conference hotel and not a third party vendor?

ATHE has secured room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino is providing discounted rates to you based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in the official conference hotel.

When you book your room directly with the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino you will receive the following benefits:

  • Immediate email acknowledgement of your hotel assignment;
  • Peace of mind that you have a reservation at an “official” ATHE 2017 hotel at the discounted rate
  • Complimentary access to the internet in your hotel guest room
  • Protection in the event the hotel has oversold guest rooms
  • And much more!

When rooms are booked at hotels NOT within our official hotel block and/or you do not use the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino:

  • ATHE is exposed to penalties for not fulfilling our room block commitments, by avoiding hotel penalties, ATHE is able to keep show costs down
  • ATHE risks our ability to rebook preferred hotels and receive discounted rates
  • ATHE risks losing qualification for the amount of space needed at the convention center
  • ATHE is unable to assist in the event a reservation can’t be located in the hotel’s system
  • ATHE is unable to help protect reservations in the event the hotel “oversells” its room inventory

Please support the ATHE by staying at the official hotels. We think you will find the increased networking opportunities, quality hotel services and amenities, and provided transportation to be worth it!

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, websites 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 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.



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