StateraCon 2019 is Coming to New York City

StateraArts announces New York City as location of next national conference!

Join us for Statera's 4th National Conference in New York City from October 25-27, 2019. Meet with theatre professionals from all over the country for three days of networking, socializing, experience-sharing, theatre-going and more! The Statera conference is all about intersectional gender balance. While StateraArts' mission is to take positive action to bring women* into full and equal participation in the Arts, StateraCon is geared toward theatre artists, educators, and administrators. 

Statera is proud to partner this year with City College of New York and the Department of Theatre and Speech (CCNY). StateraConIV will take place on their beautiful campus in Hamilton Heights overlooking Harlem. Since its founding in 1847, CCNY has been true to its legacy of access, opportunity, and transformation. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic, and boldly visionary as the city itself. 

Why are we meeting in NYC?

NYC has a rich and globally recognized arts and culture scene and is home to some of our nation's most legendary theaters. The theme for StateraConIV is Coalition Building. After hosting three highly successful conferences in the regional theatre hubs of Cedar City, Denver, and Milwaukee, Statera has strategically chosen to meet in New York City as a way of engaging partner organizations and facilitating collective action. Plus, who doesn’t want to spend a fabulous weekend in the Big Apple with industry leaders, creatives, and theatre-professionals from all walks and disciplines?


Speakers from StateraConIII in Milwaukee (Photo by Malloree Delayne Hill). Above Left to right: Christine Jugueta, Jessica Renae, and Nataki Garrett. Below left to right: Torie Wiggins, Sage Martin, Maggie Rogers, and Kevin Kantor.

When does registration open? 

Early Bird Registration ($250) opens on April 1st. General Registration ($300) begins on May 1st. Statera Members receive the early bird rate as long as registration is open. Registration includes access to all Statera Conference programming. This includes keynote addresses, plenaries, workshops, breakout sessions, panel discussions, admission to organized social gatherings, a conference swag bag, and communal meals when noted. We will again be offering Student Registration for $150. 

StateraCon is open to everyone. We invite and welcome all gender identities, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, countries of origin, all immigrants and refugees, all abilities and disabilities, and all sexual orientations. Everyone is welcome here.

What else do I need to know?

Touchstone speakers will be announced in the coming months and presenters will be announced in June and July. Interested in presenting a session? StateraArts will be accepting submissions from April 1-30, 2019. Presenters will be notified May 15-30, 2019. For more information about proposals, visit

This year, Statera is excited to offer a limited number of travel and registration grants. That application process will be announced soon. To be notified about conference grants, please subscribe to the Statera Newsletter.

For more information about Statera's 2019 Conference, please visit


Women: Statera recognizes the limiting nature of the binary use of woman. We serve and welcome anyone on the gender spectrum who identifies either always or some of the time as a woman. We also serve and welcome those who identify as non-binary. 

Intersectionality: StateraArts works through an intersectional lens for gender parity. We understand and acknowledge that systems of oppression and discrimination are interdependent and span all social categorizations such as race, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group. Addressing one spoke of systematic discrimination or disadvantage means holistically addressing them all.