AACT New York Convention 2012
Once again AACT is planning a great time in a great city – the AACT Convention NYC 2012. Come July 12-15, 2012 or come early (or stay over) and see even more great theatre or more of the city that never sleeps.
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Thanks to our sponsors: Tams-Witmark, Music Theatre International, Samuel French
The AACT Convention will headquarter in the Millennium Broadway Hotel in the heart of the Theatre District.
Registration ($997 double/$1342 single*) includes three nights hotel, two Broadway/Off Broadway shows, workshops and panels, the AACT Awards Party and a reception with playwright Ken Ludwig. Add a night or two at the Millennium Broadway for only $115 double/$230 single per night. (*AACT member rates. Scroll to bottom for other rate variations.)
Hot News! Tickets for War Horse, the 2011 Tony Award winning play, have been secured for convention registrants. War Horse centers on the relationship between Albert, a teenager growing up on a farm in Devon, England, just before World War I, and his beloved half-thoroughbred horse, Joey. War Horse is a thrillingly unique theatrical epic in which actors tell the story alongside (and sometimes astride) lifelike horse puppets.
Hot News! Playwright Ken Ludwig will be the guest of honor at the Convention Celebrity Reception on Thursday afternoon. Even if you don't know his name, you will have heard of his plays, which include Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Crazy for You, and Leading Ladies. Mr. Ludwig's appearance is sponsored by Samuel French.
AACT has acquired 75 Book of Mormon tickets for convention registrants! (Sorry, Book of Mormon is sold out.)
The NYC Convention Committee is still checking out some exciting leads for workshops and panels, taking advantage of the talent and resources of the Big Apple. Bookmark this page and watch for your email for details as they develop. Click for a list of Workshops
There will also be time to get out and see the sights! Not sure about striking out on your own? The AACT Convention will surround you with friends to share your adventures, provide you with tour options, even teach you the ins and outs of the NYC subway, when to take a taxi instead, and where to get half price Broadway and off Broadway show tickets. You’ll be only minutes from Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway walking tours, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBC Studio tours, the David Letterman Show, and shopping ‘till you drop – plus anything you want to eat. Oh, yes, there are also harbor cruises and the Statue of Liberty. What more could you want?!
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Thanks to our sponsors!
AACT NYC 2012 Schedule
Wednesday, July 11
10 am Executive Committee
5 pm AACT Board Meeting
Thursday, July 12
AACT Committee Meetings:
8:30 am Leadership Development & History
9:30 am Workshops & Strategic Planning
10:30 am Endowment & Marketing
11:30 am Membership & Finance
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Festival Commission & Education
2:30 pm International & Advocacy
4:30 pm Reception and Celebration with Playwright Ken Ludwig
8 pm Show 1 - Book of Mormon
Friday, July 13
9 am Vendor Exhibits Open
9 am Workshops
11 am AACT Committee Meetings:
Region Reps & E-Communications & Governance
Noon Lunch with Exhibitors
2:30 pm AACT Annual Membership Meeting
3 pm Rights & Royalties Panel
4 pm Vendor Exhibits Close
8 pm Show 2
Saturday, July 14
9 am Workshops
11 am AACT Board Meeting
5 pm Awards Dinner
Sunday, July 15
Goodbyes & Departures
Schedule, programs, and activities subject to change.
Book lowest fare to NY, NY (JFK, LGA, HPN, EWR) and apply code
Use code: 3872BP
5% discount - valid for travel July 7-19, 2012
United Airlines (also good on Continental, Lufthansa and ANA)
Use code: 588KZ
2-10% discount depending upon fare - valid for travel July 6-20, 2012
Registration Rates - contact the AACT office to register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-Our-AACT (687-2228)
Double indicates two convention registrants sharing a room.
Double Occupancy $997; without shows $700
Single Occupancy $1342; without shows $1045
Triple Occupancy $950; without shows $653
No hotel $715; without shows $418
AACT member. Non-members add $55.
$90 Thursday: Celebrity Reception
$195 Friday: Exhibits, Workshops, Lunch
$210 Saturday: Workshops, Awards Dinner
$150 Saturday: Awards Dinner only