Workshop Proposals

Present a Workshop at one of the Nation’s Largest Theatre Conventions

Now Accepting Workshop Proposal Submissions for SETC 2018

69th Annual SETC Convention     March 7-11, 2018     Mobile, AL

Workshop Proposal Deadlines:
Workshops with Audio/Visual Requests: Sept. 1, 2017
Workshops without Audio/Visual Requests: Sept. 15, 2017

SETC seeks workshop presenters for one of the nation’s largest theatre conventions. Submit a proposal to present a workshop and share your theatre expertise with the SETC community.


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 2017
September 1, 2017
September 15, 2017
November 10, 2017
November 17, 2017
December 8, 2017
Workshop proposals open
Deadline: Workshop proposals with AV requests 
Deadline: Workshop proposals without AV requests 

Accepted workshop proposals will be notified
Declined workshop proposals will be notified
Deadline for accepted workshop presenters to register for convention

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 practitioners 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 clearly 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 17, 2017, 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 8, 2017.

If you need assistance submitting your workshop proposal, please contact the SETC Central Office.