Conference Schedule

Monday, August 27
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Professional Development Institute
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Open
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm New Colleagues' Orientation
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Opening Plenary: WAA Awards Ceremony & Keynote Address
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Reception
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Dine Arounds
Tuesday, August 28
7:00 am - 11:00 am Exhibitor Load-In
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration
9:00 am - 10:00 am Roundtables
10:00 am - 10:30 am New Colleagues' Commons Walk-Through
10:35 am - 11:35 am Speed Leads
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours
3:15 pm Shuttles depart to the Smith Center
4:15 pm - 11:00 pm Super Showcase Performances at the Smith Center
Wednesday, August 29
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 9:00 am Morning Hospitality
9:00 am - 10:45 am Workshops & Panels
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Annual Luncheon
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Accessible Hours
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Presenter Pitches -concurrent with- Meet the International "PAD" Delegates (Performing Arts Discovery)
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm Private Consultations
7:00 pm - Midnight Independent Showcasing
Thursday, August 30
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration
8:30 am - 9:30 am NAPAMA Membership Meeting
8:30 am - 9:30 am State / Consortia Meetings
8:30 am - 11:30 am Exhibit Hall Accessible Hours
9:45 am - 11:15 am WAA Membership Meeting
11:30 am - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open Hours
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Exhibitor Tear Down
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm WAAhts Next?
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Closing Night Event

Subject to change.

Looking for a place to meet in the Bellagio? Check out our map of suggested locations.

What's the difference between the Exhibit Hall Open and Accessible Hours?

Open Hours  Exhibit spaces are staffed by artist/managers – think ‘open for business’.

Accessible Hours  Exhibitors and presenters alike may browse or hold meetings within the Exhibit Hall, while everyone has the chance to join in special events – think the Exhibit Hall is ‘accessible’ but not necessarily staffed for business.

  • Exhibitors  When you step away from your exhibit to take advantage of other conference activities, it’s a good idea to leave a printed note that states you are attending other events, the time you expect to be back, your contact number, and a request that presenters leave a business card if they take materials in your absence.
  • Presenters  When you browse the hall and come upon something you are interested in at an exhibit, please be considerate and leave a business card or personal note if you walk away with materials.