National Conference on Outdoor Theatre

Tues. Oct. 16 – Thurs. Oct. 18, 2018

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Networking at the Beach
Hosted by The Lost Colony

Registration for the conference is $285.

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You’ll login or create an account and then select the event to register.

The cost of conference registration includes meals.

Conference registration does not include hotel accommodations.
See below for host hotel room options and contact information.

Also, see airport links and information below.

This year’s conference begins on Tuesday evening with the traditional Welcome Dinner and Roll Call at our beachfront hotel in Kill Devil Hills, NC. This gathering will include a beach deck taco bar and drinks to get our Company Exchange and updates rolling.

Wednesday will be dedicated to a series of skilled presentations covering everything from green technology and preservation (sponsored by USITT), to fundraising via lucrative partnerships, to a dynamic and progressive sound and lighting equipment reveal. Following the evening reception attendees will experience a pyrotechnics demonstration. Wednesday will also include two networking meals and a tour of The Lost Colony theatre complex.

The Art & Science of Marketing (sponsored by the Paul Green Foundation) will be the focus on Thursday with a tourism summit where we will hear from Visitor Bureau leaders and marketing experts on subjects and solutions ranging from industry changes and innovative partnerships to GPS targeting and effective advertising. This day will also include networking meals and a chance to explore downtown Manteo, NC.

We will of course present our anticipated Awards Ceremony during the multi-day conference and make time for additional activities focused on fun at the coast!

Host Hotel Information

Ramada Plaza Nags Head
1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Call 252-441-2151

Hotel reservation deadline is Sept. 28, 2018.
Street view: $79.00
Ocean view: $109.00
Guests must identify affiliation with The Lost Colony for these special rates.
(ask for the sales dept. if you have any challenges registering for these rates)

Travel:  Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in central N.C. and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in southeastern Virginia are the most convenient air travel options for getting within a closer driving distance to Manteo, Kill Devil Hills and the NC Outer Banks.

RDU is serviced by the following airlines; Southwest, Delta, United, American Airlines, Jet Blue Airways, Allegiant, Alaska, Frontier Airlines and Air Canada.

ORF is serviced by the following airlines; Southwest, Delta, United, American Airlines, Allegiant, and Frontier Airlines.

And why not consider staying for the weekend for the Outer Banks Seafood Festival Oct. 20th! Check it out!


And a big thank you to everyone who attended the 54th annual National Outdoor Theatre Conference last year! We had a fabulous time with our hosts from Serenbe Playhouse in Georgia and all the familiar and new faces who joined us. We do hope to see you again at the 2018 Conference.