Statera's National Conference Promises Connection, Nourishment, and Positive Action

StateraCon registrations are flying in as the window closes on September 30th. Make sure that you register today to secure your spot! If we have space available, we’ll open late registration on October 1st until sold out.

From StateraCon 2018: (left to right) Yasmin Ruvalcaba, Jane Vogel, Lisa Wolpe, Nataki Garrett, Kelcey Anyá, Maggie Rogers, and Christine Jugueta.

From StateraCon 2018: (left to right) Yasmin Ruvalcaba, Jane Vogel, Lisa Wolpe, Nataki Garrett, Kelcey Anyá, Maggie Rogers, and Christine Jugueta.

Culture Shift

This year, StateraArts is working side by side with Marla Teyolia and Kavitha Rao of Culture Shift Agency to bring you a meaningful conference experience framed by moments of community ritual and collective healing. We’ll be sharing coalition building tools that shift the dominant industry culture from one of lack, competition, and isolation to one of authentic collaboration, connection, and positive action. Please visit the Culture Shift website to learn more about their practice and work.

The Culture Shift Team: Marla Teyolia (left) and Kavitha Rao (right)

The Culture Shift Team: Marla Teyolia (left) and Kavitha Rao (right)

Coalition Building

Conferences and other large industry gatherings can be a tough place to network in a deep and meaningful way. Its easy for people to fall through the cracks. This year on the first morning of conference, Statera is offering a fun and structured way to meet attendees, cross-pollinate, and get to know each other! We’re calling it Speed Networking. This will be a guided, joyful, and effective way to individually connect with attendees you might not otherwise meet.

Adriana Gaviria & Karena Fiorenza at StateraCon 2018

Adriana Gaviria & Karena Fiorenza at StateraCon 2018

Nataki Garrett & Hana Sharif at StateraCon 2018

Nataki Garrett & Hana Sharif at StateraCon 2018

Yusef Seevers & Amy Smith at StateraCon 2018

Yusef Seevers & Amy Smith at StateraCon 2018

Woodzick & Andrea Prestinario at StateraCon 2018

Woodzick & Andrea Prestinario at StateraCon 2018

Sara Osi Scott & Jackie Vanderbeck at StateraCon 2018

Sara Osi Scott & Jackie Vanderbeck at StateraCon 2018

Martha Richards & Sophie Dowllar Ogutu

Martha Richards & Sophie Dowllar Ogutu

Location, Location, Location

New York City has a rich and globally recognized arts and culture scene and is home to some of our nation's most legendary theaters. StateraArts is proud to partner this year with City College of New York and the Department of Theatre and Speech (CCNY) for our fourth international conference. Located in Hamilton Heights overlooking Harlem, City College is an integral part of the civic, urban and artistic energy of New York and inseparable from its history. StateraCon is done at 6pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday so that you can take full advantage of our beautiful host city!

City College of New York in winter.

City College of New York in winter.

INCREDIBLE SPEAKER LINE-UP

We’re thrilled to have Tony-winner Joanna Gleason and nationally recognized director May Adrales deliver keynote addresses on the last day of conference. But we’re also over the moon to share with you the full line-up of breakout speakers and facilitators. Artists from all over the country convene at StateraCon to discuss, share, commune, and spark ideas for future action!

See the full speaker line-up >>>

See the full conference schedule >>>

REGISTER TODAY

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. 

Registration includes access to all Statera Conference programming. This includes touchstone addresses, plenaries, workshops, breakout sessions, panel discussions, admission to organized social gatherings, and a conference swag bag. General Registration ($300) is available until September 30th or until we sell out. Late registration begins on October 1st. Remember that Statera Members receive the early bird rate ($250) as long as registration is open. Please read the StateraCon Refund & Cancellation Policies before registering.


*A NOTE ON INCLUSION AT STATERA

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 are 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, religion, parental status, size, age, 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.