2017 Workshop Proposal Applications are Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted a workshop proposal for the 68th annual SETC Convention! We will notify you as to whether or not your proposal has been accepted in mid- to late November.

If you are accepted as a workshop presenter, you must pre-register for the convention by December 9, 2016.

Did you miss this year's deadline? We will begin accepting workshop proposals for the 2018 SETC Convention in March 2017.

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Guidelines for Selecting Proposals

SETC will not select proposals that attempt to promote or sell a product or issue. Our exhibiting and advertising opportunities are better suited for those needs. For more info about those opportunities, please contact Quiana Clark-Roland.

Graduate and advanced students may assist a presenter as participants on panels and in workshops when appropriate and must register as "Individuals." Workshop proposals from undergraduate students will not be considered.


Submission Timeline

March 2016
September 2, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 17, 2016 
November 11, 2016 
November 18, 2016
December 9, 2016
Workshop proposals open 
Deadline: Workshop proposals with AV requests 
Deadline: Workshop proposals without AV requests 
2017 SETC Convention registration opens 
Accepted workshop proposals will be notified 
Declined workshop proposals will be notified
Deadline for accepted workshop presenters to register for convention
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Program Design

We strive to achieve a balance of programming for all attendees. Each proposal is reviewed on its own merit. If a presenter submits multiple proposals, one or all may be accepted. If you prefer to present only one workshop, you may either submit one proposal only, or upon acceptance of multiple workshop proposals, contact Vice-President of Services, Pat Gagliano, to discuss your presenting preferences.

Preferred Workshops

SETC seeks workshop proposals that:

  • Collaborate with other professionals in the field
  • Provide professional development
  • Contain leading-edge information / theory / innovative practices
  • Emphasize training, learning and performance
  • Are how-to and hands-on
  • Focus on skill-building
  • Provide information not easily accessible to your target audience
  • Offer strategies for growing educational and non-profit organizations
  • Offer strategies for teaching, business and design technologies

Workshop Skill Levels

Workshops will be offered at the following skill levels:

  • Beginner/Basic: Introduction and exploration of concepts
  • Intermediate: Building on basic skills and developing competency
  • Advanced: Fine tuning for artists and practicioners experienced with the concept
  • Professional: Offer new approaches and address new challenges for experts in the field
  • General: Broad appeal for all

Please carefully consider and cleary note which skill level your proposed workshop is designed for.

Review and Notification Process

You will receive electronic notification when your proposal has been received. You will also be notified via email by the end of November 18, 2016, as to whether your proposal has been selected or declined.

Convention Registration 

SETC does not provide honoraria for presenters at the convention; SETC is a membership organization and all workshop presenters and their assistants are required to be members of the organization and must pre-register for the convention (which includes SETC membership). Selected presenters must register for convention prior to December 9, 2016.

If you need assistance submitting your workshop proposal, please contact Quiana Clark-Roland.

About Us

SETCThe Southeastern Theatre Conference is a dynamic membership organization serving a diverse constituency and reaching throughout the southeast region of the United States and beyond.


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Contact Info

Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc.

1175 Revolution Mill Drive, Studio 14

Greensboro, NC 27405

Phone 336-272-3645

Fax 336-272-8810 

Email Us: info@setc.org