Annual Conference

 

2018 OAPN Block Booking Conference

October 14-16, 2018  Dayton, Ohio

Hosted by the Victoria Theatre Assocation

Exhibit Hall in the Schuster Center's Kettering Wintergarden

*YOU MUST BE A MEMBER IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE.*

10 Top Reasons for Presenters to Engage at the October 14-16 2018 OAPN Conference

Number 1: Network with colleagues!  What can you find out by networking? Who’s good? Who’s reliable? Who’s new?

Number 2: Enjoy 24 dedicated juried showcases by top performing artists in the historic Victoria Theatre that will inspire you throughout the conference.

Number 3: Engage in Block Booking opportunities. The 2018 OAPN conference will end with a Block Booking roundtable.  

Number 4: The OAPN Exhibit Hall will be in a new, fun and creative exhibit space inside the beautiful Schuster Center’s Wintergarden, lending itself to real conversations with agents and artists.

Number 5: Stay connected to National and State trends in presenting.

Number 6: Conference activities will take place in the state-of-the-art Schuster Center, showcases at the historic Victoria Theatre, and professional development workshops in the brand new Arts Annex.

Number 7: One-On-One Meetings for a new perspective on networking. Sign your venue up for a free table at our one-on-one session with artists, agents and other presenters. Learn from peers, share your wisdom, build relationships, find out who has ideas for your season.

Number 8: Attend our Professional Development Workshop: “Contracts, Riders & Money, Oh My!” with Larry Kosson, and Robin Spielberg of Kosson Talent agency.

Number 9: Be inspired by Keynote speaker Rodney Veal, who hosts the Emmy Award-winning “The Art Show” on Think TV.

Number 10: It’s Affordable - The very best talent in a comfortable, affordable environment that supports your networking needs.

Welcome to the new OAPN! Our new and re-energized board has put together a wonderful three days of conference activities that reflect our dedication to all professionals in our field. Below are recommendations to help you get the most out of OAPN 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first-ever OAPN Block Booking Conference: “Playing with a Full Deck”

 

For Presenters – we invite you to:

1.   Take in a Professional Development Session on Sunday (choices will be posted this summer)

2.   Attend the Opening Reception on Sunday at 6:15pm and join your colleagues at the OAPN Member Meeting that follows

3.   Attend all juried showcases at the Victoria Theatre: Sunday 7:30-10:30; Monday 1:30-4:30; Tuesday 1:15-4:15

4.   Participate in the One-on-One Meetings (you’ll be assigned a table) and share your expertise Monday 9-11 a.m.

5.   Visit every booth in the Exhibit Hall, even if just to introduce yourself and say hello

6.   Be present at the Block Booking Meeting on Tuesday 6:30-8 p.m.

 

For Artists – we invite you to:

1.   Take in a Professional Development Session on Sunday (choices will be posted this summer)

2.   Attend the Opening Reception on Sunday at 6:15pm and join your colleagues at the OAPN Member Meeting that follows

3.   Attend as many juried showcases as possible

4.   Participate in the One-on-One Meetings (you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for 5-minute sessions with presenter attendees) Monday 9-11 a.m.

 

For Exhibitors – we invite you to:

1.   Take in a Professional Development Session on Sunday (choices will be posted this summer)

2.   Attend the Opening Reception on Sunday at 6:15pm and join your colleagues at the OAPN Member Meeting that follows

3.   Attend as many juried showcases as possible

4.   Participate in the One-on-One Meetings (you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for 5-minute sessions with presenter attendees) Monday 9-11 a.m.

5.   Set up a creative, interesting exhibit booth

6.   Abide by the following Guidelines:

  • Be polite, decent, courteous, and respectful of each other’s territories.
  • Comply with conference regulations regarding booth layout and audio-visual usage to allow full view of neighboring exhibits.
  • Respect neutral space in which attendees may circulate freely without aggressive solicitation.
  • Be respectful and avoid the interruption of meetings among colleagues, in the exhibit hall, booth, or elsewhere.
  • Managers should be judicious when contacting presenters prior to a conference. 
  • Keep digital marketing campaigns relevant and targeted to respect our presenting colleagues. Avoid numerous, repetitive e-blasts to the entire attendee list without discrimination or segmentation.

A Special Thank You to our Continued Conference Partners:

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