International Conferences


National Conferences


Local Conferences


organizational memberships and conferences

Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics 

hosts bi-annual Encuentros (meetings), an international gathering of artists, activists, and scholars throughout the Americas. This bilingual gathering focuses on scholarly workgroups, events, interventions, and live performances. The Encuentros have been hosted in Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Columbia, and New York City. 

Central School of Speech and Drama

 located in London is one of the leading universities for theatre practice and scholarship in the U.K. offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

Performance Studies International

 is a professional association founded in 1997 to promote communication and exchange between scholars and practitioners working in the field of performance internationally. Conferences are held annually throughout the world and have been held in New York, Rhode Island, Singapore, Sweden, Croatia, Wales, England and Holland. 

The Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) 

founded in 1993 has been the leading organization for theatre movement educators in the United States. The connection to the Association for Theatre in Higher Education is maintained through the ATME Focus Group. The association meets at the ATHE conference each year and hosts a pre-conference bi-annually. I have been an active member since 2006 and served as the President (2016-2018), Focus Group Representative, and Conference Planner.

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

 founded in 1986 is a leading non-profit professional membership organization for college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners. An advocate for the field of theatre and performance in higher education, ATHE serves as an intellectual and artistic center for producing new knowledge about theatre and performance-related disciplines, cultivating vital alliances with other scholarly and creative disciplines.

Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Conference 

is a professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture Association. 

Annual Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration, and Public Display founded in 1996 by Jack Santino is three days of lectures, workshops and screenings as well as special events bringing together scholars working on ritual and festival from around the world. All papers and presentations are juried.