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The next conference will be held January 17-18, 2015 on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  The meeting will open on Saturday evening with a cocktail reception at the home of IOT Director Michael Hardy and will continue from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Sunday.

The Mark R. Sumner and Scott J. Parker awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday and other sessions will include the Paul Green Seminar, round table reports, IOT business meeting and professional development sessions. With the shorter format, registration will be $75 per person.  City Hotel & Bistro is offering a nightly rate of $79.99 (which includes a hot breakfast).  You can book online at by clicking on reservations, click on group code and key in 123545  for the group online code. You can also book the reservation by calling 877-271-2616 and ask for the group block Institute of Outdoor Theatre. The deadline for reservations to receive the group rate is Thursday, December 17, 2014.

Members arriving by air can fly into the Greenville airport (PGV) or Raleigh-Durham (RDU), a 1 ½ hour drive to East Carolina University.

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2015 Registration Form

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The Mark R. Sumner Award recognizes significant contributions by an individual to a specific drama, or to the outdoor drama movement as a whole, including but not limited to playwriting, directing, acting, design, theater architecture, patronage, scholarship, musical composition, technology and innovation, producing and administration. The award is presented annually at the National Conference on Outdoor Theatre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Nomination Form

The Scott Parker Award is presented to an exceptional volunteer in the field of outdoor theatre. This award includes a cash prize of five hundred dollars ($500) and recognizes an individual who has been nominated by an IOT member theatre for their extraordinary, dedicated and unpaid service to the organization over a significant period of time. These volunteers may have served on boards of directors or worked in any aspect of a theatre’s operation from the front office to backstage to the box office or usher corps. The award will be presented at the National Conference on Outdoor Theatre. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm.
Volunteer Nominations