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Chapter Leadership Summit

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About EdTA Leadership Summit

EdTA’s Leadership Summit is an event where EdTA chapter leaders come together to network, plan, and focus on organizational best practices to support their chapter operations. The Leadership Summit is open to all chapter directors and chapter board members.

The 2023 Leadership Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. July 20-21, 2023.

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner
7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Reserve your room

Each attendee must register individually. Chapter directors should communicate with their delegations to coordinate this. EdTA will provide chapter directors with attendee rosters. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. Please make your hotel reservations by June 16. To avoid attrition penalties, we ask that all participants stay at the event hotel.


(all times listed are Eastern Time) Wednesday, July 19
7:30-9 p.m.Networking Social (hotel lounge, cash bar)
Thursday, July 20
9-10:30 a.m.Welcome and General Session
11 a.m.-12 p.m.Workshops
  • New Chapter Director Orientation
  • Finance for Treasurers
  • Thespys (2023-24)
  • Creating an ED position to support your chapter
  • Panel: What Do Sponsors and Exhibitors Need?
12:30-2 p.m.Buffet Lunch (provided)
2-3 p.m.Speed Learning: a tasters menu of topics to choose from
3-3:15 p.m.Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.Workshops
  • Risk Management: Preparedness, Incident Resolution, Contracts and Insurance Considerations
  • Finance for Treasurers
  • Building effective Board retreats
  • Panel: Licensing Tips for Competition
  • EdTA Learning Center Updates
4:15-4:30 p.m.Break
4:30-5:30 p.m.Workshops
  • Technology for Chapters: Nimble AMS, OpenWater, Eventsential
  • Hosting a Teacher PD Event
  • Thespys
  • Chapter Governance and Developing Bylaws That Make Sense
6 p.m.Dinner/Social (on your own)
Friday, July 21
9-11:15 a.m.General Session: DEIA
 11:15-11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.


  • Technology for Chapters: NAMS, OW, Eventsential
  • Chapter Work Room: DEIA
12:30-2 p.m. Buffet Lunch (provided)
2-3 p.m.Workshops
  • Chapter Work Room: Building Your Board for Sustainability
  • Chapter Work Room: Developing Student Leaders
  • Chapter Work Room: Growing Your Event
  • Chapter Work Room: DEIA
3-3:15 p.m.Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.Workshops
  • Future of Events
  • Forming Effective Higher Ed Partnerships
  • Risk Management: Preparedness, Incident Resolution, Contracts and Insurance Considerations
4:15-4:45 p.m.Break
4:45-5:30 p.m.General Session: Closing
For more information or questions about the 2023 event, please contact chapterrelations@schooltheatre.org.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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