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2016 ASTR/TLA Annual Conference
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11/3/2016 to 11/6/2016
When: November 3 - 6, 2016
Where: Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S 7th St
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Erin Babarskis

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November 3 - 6, 2016

Join us as we kick off the 2016 ASTR/TLA Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota! ASTR’s conference offers one-of-a-kind networking opportunities, education and a unique conference experience tailored exclusively for those in theatre research! This event provides organizations and individuals the unique opportunity to showcase their services to the largest audience of theater research professionals in one location. With 650+ theatre researchers in attendance last year, ASTR is expecting to exceed those numbers in Minneapolis. Don't miss the best opportunity for new business, new connections and new learning. Register today!

Registration Rates

Your registration entitles you to the following: Registration Packet; Attendance at all plenaries and sessions; reception(s); Continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday, Sunday; Saturday's awards luncheon, and beverage breaks as scheduled.


Regular (August 18 - October 3)

Late (October 4 - November 2)

Individual ASTR Member



Contingent Faculty ASTR Member



Student ASTR Member



Retired ASTR Member






One Day - ASTR Member



One Day - Contingent Faculty ASTR Member



One Day - Student ASTR Member



One Day - Retired ASTR Member



One Day - Nonmember



Awards Lunch/Guest



Career Session Box Lunch



**There will be a $30 administrative fee for all onsite registrations during conference.

Download a PDF registration form.


Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 7th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Website


Single Occupancy: $159.00
Double Occupancy: $159.00

All rates above are subject to the appropriate state, local, and any occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the Meeting. These taxes are currently 13.775% per room night.

All reservation requests will require a credit card, a deposit for (1) room night. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than (72) hours prior to arrival.

Make hotel reservations online.

If you wish to make reservations over the phone, please use the following dedicated Group Reservations phone numbers to access special block rates and book within the block.

Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104
Reservations Local Phone: 1-866-315-9403

Student Fellowships

If you are an ASTR graduate student member planning to attend the conference, you may apply to receive a fellowship when you register. Here are the steps:

You are required to work six hours at the conference in exchange for reimbursement of your student registration fee. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Conference Program Chairs

Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, University of Roehampton
Joshua Abrams, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Questions about the conference? Email the program chairs at

Conference Program Committee

Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College, ex officio
Joshua Bastian Cole, Cornell University
Anita Gonzalez, University of Michigan
Sharon Mazer, Auckland University of Technology
Sean Metzger, University of California, Los Angeles
Ariel Osterweis, Skidmore College
Sonali Pahwa, University of Minnesota
Yumi Pak, California State University San Bernardino
Yassi Jahanmir, University of California, Santa Barbara (GSC rep)
Beth Kattleman, Ohio State University (TLA rep)
Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, University of Pittsburgh (Committee on Conferences Rep)
Bess Rowen, The Graduate Center-CUNY (Committee on Conferences Rep)

Photo/Audio/Video Release

As part of our mission to provide education, best practices and other information from leaders in their fields, speakers, panelists and audience members should be aware that we may record all or part of the events we organize, including comments from speakers, panelists and audience members. The resulting raw and edited materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings, and associated verbatim transcripts, may be used by ASTR, without restriction, in press releases, white papers, conference collateral, websites and other publications.

By attending our events, you acknowledge that you are in a public place, and that attendees (including ASTR volunteers) may capture your image in photos and videos. Nevertheless, ASTR encourages event attendees to exercise common sense and good judgment, and respect the wishes of other attendees who do not wish to be photographed at the events.

ASTR uses photos and videos taken at its events for a variety of purposes, including publication on the ASTR website. If you see any photos or profiles about yourself on the site that you would like removed, please contact us at 651-288-3429.

Policies: PCI, Prepayment and Cancellation

**For PCI Compliance, please do NOT provide any credit card information via email. Call, mail or fax it in only, or use our secure online payment system.** Prepayment required. All registrations must be accompanied by full payment/Purchase Order to reserve your place at the Conference.

To receive a refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, cancellations must be received in writing prior to October 3, 2016. No cancellations will be accepted after October 3, 2016. One day registration fees are non-refundable.

Questions? Contact 651-288-3429 or

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