ITF is held each year to provide students and educators with the opportunity to expand their theatre-making skills and deepen their educational experience. The communal experience of participating in workshops, attending Main Stage and Chapter Select performances that show off the work of other Thespians, and connecting with other educators and Thespians from around the world makes the festival a truly unique experience. And you are an invaluable part of that experience!
Whether you're a college representative providing opportunities for students to learn more about continuing their theatre education, a business partner showing off the latest technology and industry trends to theatre educators, or a sponsor who understands the value of a communal educational and theatrical experience, there are a number of ways you can add to the value of ITF.
For ITF 2022, initial student auditions will be submitted and reviewed virtually. College representatives will receive access through OpenWater to review audition videos and technical portfolios two weeks prior to the start of the festival. Learn more about the student audition process.
If a college is attending ITF in person, college representatives are encouraged to reach out to students directly prior to or during the festival to set up meeting times at their exhibit booths. The exhibit hall will institute "quiet hours" in the mornings to allow for uninterrupted interview time. Additionally, callback rooms can be requested to schedule callbacks for students who you might want to see perform in person.
If a college is not attending ITF in person, reach out directly to students to set up meetings using your preferred video conferencing method or by working to schedule an on-site campus visit or other means of callback.
|Access to virtual auditions (for 2 representatives; no in-person ITF attendees)||$500|
|Access to virtual auditions (for 2 representatives) with exhibitor add-on||$350|
|Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Thespian & College Networking Reception||$50/representative|
|Additional virtual auditions access||$150/representative|
|Callback room access for the week (reservations on a first-come, first-served basis in 2-hour blocks)||$50 (no piano)
ITF 2022 will house all exhibitors in the same general space at the Indiana Memorial Union, home of the Biddle Hotel & Conference Center. This building is near both Main Stage theatres as well as the locations of other important activities happening at ITF.
|Exhibit booth (includes registration for up to 2 booth staff representatives, 1 table, and 2 chairs)||$1,000|
|Electric to booth||$100|
|Cancellation fee (Before May 1, 2022 ONLY. We regret that we cannot offer any refunds for cancellations after this date.)||$200|
|Celebration (Limited quantity available!)||$1000|
|Opportunity to host 1-hour pop-up engagement activity at Auditorium fountain/lobby (location weather permitting) prior to Main Stage shows or at the dorms during late-night activities following Main Stage shows.|
|Acknowledgement slide from your organization with logo before Thespys Showcase congratulating Thespy winners and additional ITF achievements.|
|Thought Leadership (Limited quantity available!)||$750|
|Host a 30-minute session from your exhibit booth.|
|Session promoted on digital schedule.|
|Opt-in lead generation gathered at registration with contact information provided one week prior to the festival.|
|Inclusion in Passport Game.
|One exhibitor spotlight placement in an e-newsletter to all attendees leading up to and/or the week of the event.|
|Welcome slide from your organization with logo before Opening Ceremony.|
With the move to Indiana University and the excitement of returning to in-person, don’t miss your chance to promote your company to our most enthusiastic teacher and student attendees yet!
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|Logo on ITF 2022 signage||∎||∎||∎||∎||∎|
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|Complementary Lead Generation add-on package ($500 value)||∎||∎||∎||∎|
|Complementary (1) exhibit space (additional spaces discounted 50%)||∎|
|50% off (1) exhibit space||∎||∎|
|Complementary Main Stage passes with preferred seating||4||2||2|
|Complementary Brand Awareness add-on package ($350 value)||∎||∎||∎|
|Logo on ITF 2022 t-shirt||∎||∎|
|Complementary Celebration add-on package ($1000 value)||∎||∎|
|Special social media post during ITF 2022||∎|
|Complementary Thought Leadership add-on package ($750 value)||∎|
|Jan. 10, 2022||Registration opens|
|Feb. 15, 2022||Deadline to submit workshop proposals
(for both ITF and the Theatre Education Conference)
|May 1, 2022||Deadline to purchase exhibit booth|
|Last day to cancel exhibit booth for full refund minus $200 administrative fee|
|May 11, 2022||Deadline to register booth staff attendees|
|Jun. 10, 2022||Deadline to submit background checks/consent forms|
|Outstanding payments due|
|Jun. 20-24, 2022||International Thespian Festival|
Direct any questions about sponsorships, exhibiting, or college auditions to EdTA's Business Development Associate Director, Angel Wuellner.
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