Welcome to Statera Conference 2018!

Thank you for registering to attend StateraConIII! We are really excited to see you, collaborate with you and create lasting change for gender balance in the American theatre. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about the conference: directions, itinerary, and more. Again, thank you. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us

One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.
— Sheila Murray Bethel

Conference Mission

The goal of the Statera conference is to take action to bring women into full and equal participation in the American theatre. We will gather to initiate and support action by individuals, organizations and institutions whose stated goal is to work towards gender balance in the arts. 


Social media  |  Help spread the word

Now that you're signed up for the conference, help Statera spread the word. Do you have friends and colleagues in the theatre? Of course you do! Tell them what you're doing by posting on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Use #StateraConIII to follow us on social media!


We're excited to announce that Statera Foundation National Conference - StateraConIII has a free, official app which you can download and be able to view the agenda, plan your schedule, find other attendees to share a cab or grab a meal, receive last minute room changes from conference organizers, and much much more!


>>> Full Speaker Line-up <<<

>>> Full Conference Schedule <<<



Statera is proud to present two performances included as part of your registration fee. This year, Statera Foundation and Renaissance Theaterworks present NEAT by Charlayne Woodard, and THE RED THREAD by Christine Jugueta.


Conference Swag Bag

Every conference participant will be met at check-in with a conference name badge and a reusable swag bag filled with lovely gifts and pertinent conference tools. 

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Statera Tee-Shirts

We will have two styles of tees available for purchase at StateraCon. The one of the left comes in sizes S-4X. You can see from the photo that it has a stylish slit in the back. The one on the right is a more traditional tee and comes in sizes S-2X. Tees are $25.


Join the Facebook Page for Conference Attendees 

We have a private Facebook page, StateraConIII Connect, for everyone attending conference! Please JOIN and get all of the latest information about conference, lodging, carpooling, and more! 


Location  |  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

StateraConIII will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and take place on campus at the Peck School of the Arts. The Milwaukee area is served by the General Mitchell International Airport which lies 25 minutes south of our conference venue on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.




All conference spaces are ADA accessible. Statera has arranged for ASL interpretation for those that need it. Please contact the Statera Team at info@staterafoundation.org if you have accessibility needs (ie. large print materials, assistive technology, etc.) 


Covered, paid parking is available adjacent to the conference site at a rate of $12 per day. 


Transportation from the airport

Mitchell International Airport has daily transportation services. Contact your travel agent or online airfare provider for reservations. For more information, please visit https://www.mitchellairport.com/parking-transportation/ground-transportation


The Gold Bus Line (good for people staying at the downtown hotels): Wisconsin ave – UWM

The Green Bus Line: Bayshore – Airport

The Red Bus Line



Interested in carpooling? Do you want a ride from the airport? Are you driving from a nearby city and want a travel buddy? Send us an email to info@staterafoundation.org with information about your needs and we'll try to connect you with other attendees. Or you can reach out via our private Facebook page, StateraConIII Connect.



Double Tree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown, located at 611 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee 53203. Contact: 414-273-2950

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, located at 333 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee 53203. Contact: 414-276-1234.

InterContinental Milwaukee, located at 139 East Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee 53202. Contact: 414-276-8686

Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, located at 323 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 USA. Contact: 414-278-5999

The Pfister Hotel, located at 424 Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee 53202. Contact: 414-273-8222


Hashtag  |  #StateraConIII & #IAMSTATERA

Remember to use the Statera Conference hashtag when posting on social media. Thank you for using your collective voice to spread the word!  #StateraConIII #iamstatera


Conference partners  |  Renaissance Theaterworks

Renaissance Theaterworks' (RTW's) mission is to create moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. They are dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off.

Located in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward, RTW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces intimate and moving theatre in The Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.

RTW takes pride in their accomplishments towards improving gender parity for Milwaukee theater. Visit their Gender Parity in the Arts page to learn the startling reality of inequality, what Renaissance has accomplished as agents of change, as well as steps you can take to make an impact.



Conference Chair  |  Suzan Fete

Assistant Chair  |   Lisa Rasmussen

Co-Coordinator|   Melinda Vaughn

Co-Coordinator  |  Shelly Gaza

Co-Coordinator  |  Sarah Greenman

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Fine Print

Your registration fee does not include transportation, theatre tickets, lodging or meals (unless otherwise noted on the itinerary). The conference schedule is subject to change and we will be adding the names of speakers and details about content in the weeks ahead. Questions or concerns? Please contact us at info@staterafoundation.org.