Conference Schedule

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SETC is currently planning the schedule for the 2018 Outdoor Theatre Conference in Manteo, NC this Fall.  Scroll to see what we have lined up so far and watch this page for updates throughout July!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM  |  WELCOME, INTRODUCTION & DINNER
    Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills
    Beef & Fish Taco Bar
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  |  ROLL CALL & COMPANY EXCHANGE
    Traditional sharing of successes and challenges from the past year
    Ramada Plaza – Currituck Room

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  |  TOUR OF THE LOST COLONY
    The Lost Colony headquarters, Manteo – includes light hospitality
    Tour Leader:  Bill Coleman, CEO of the Roanoke Island Historical Association
  • 11:15 AM – 1:00 PM  |  GREEN RENOVATIONS
    The Lost Colony
    Sponsored by USITT
    Session Topics:
    > Green Technology
    > Long Range Planning for Renovation
    > Environment – how to work with the elements
    > Keeping the theatre green through experiential learning and observation
    Presenter:  Paul Horpedahl, Production and Facilities Director, the Santa Fe Opera
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  |  LUNCH & DISCUSSIONS
    The Lost Colony, Pre-ordered

    2:00 PM – 3:30 PM  SURROUND SOUND & MUSIC FOR OUTDOOR DRAMA
                                                      How sound design and music can impact the quality of your show
    The Lost Colony
    Using example music and sound design from The Lost Colony, Michael Rasbury will demonstrate how your production can be improved by incorporating surround sound techniques and design thinking.  A replica of The Waterside Theatre’s eight channel surround system will be installed in our meeting space.  A “how it’s made” session will be presented using some of The Lost Colony’s most exciting moments for music and sound.
    Presenter:  Michael Rasbury, Sound Designer/Composer, the University of Virginia
  • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM  |  FINDING FUNDS FOR MODERNIZING
    The Lost Colony
    Presenters:  Joshua Allen, Lighting Designer, The Lost Colony and Bill Coleman
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  RECEPTION, DINNER & AWARDS
    The Lost Colony Waterside Theatre Breezeway 
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  |  HOW TO MAKE IT BURN!  CAST MEMBERS, FIREWORKS OR LIGHTING
    The Lost Colony Waterside Theatre
    Burning Girl – Discussion surrounding the technology followed by a demonstration of pyrotechnics and lighting design
    Presenters:  Jason Paul Tate, Stunt Coordinator, The Lost Colony and Lance Culpepper, Associate Producer, The Lost Colony
  • 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM  |  LATE NIGHT HOSPITALITY

Thursday, October 18, 2018

THE ART & SCIENCE OF MARKETING
Sponsored by the Paul Green Foundation

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM  |  MORNING SESSION
    Budleigh Event Center, Manteo  – includes light hospitality
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  |  DESTINATIONS WITH OUTDOOR DRAMA
    Budleigh Event Center
  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM  |  PRE-LUNCH SESSION
    Budleigh Event Center
  • 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM  |  LUNCH & EXPLORE
    Use this time to check out downtown Manteo and have lunch on your own
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM  |  GPS TECHNOLOGY FOR MARKETING
    Budleigh Event Center
    GPS Marketing, Geo Fence/Ad Retargeting
    Presenter:  Joe Weeks, Buxton GPS Marketing Company
  • 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM  |  WE’RE ALL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
    Budleigh Event Center
    Marketing, PR and Partnerships with your Visitor’s Bureau
    Presenter:  Lee Nettles, Visit OBX
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  |  COOKOUT ON THE BEACH DECK
    Ramada Plaza
  • 7:00 PM  |  CLOSING SESSION REFLECTION & WIND DOWN
    Ramada Plaza Hospitality Room and the Beach

    Note that programming is subject to change.

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