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2014 IMTAL Regional Conference

The International Museum Theater Alliance (IMTAL) is pleased to announce the IMTAL 2014 Regional Conference, hosted by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.  The conference will take place September 28 through October 2, 2014

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the large science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.  For more information about MSI, please visit msichicago.org.

Join us in Chicago for the Regional 2014 IMTAL conference, Saying Yes: Promoting a Museum Theatre Culture! Explore how museum theatre has been successfully implemented to educate, entertain, and inspire museum guests.  Meet and network with a variety of performers, playwrights, museum professionals, and industry leaders. Come discuss, present, and workshop new ideas to actively promote and enhance museum theatre in your organization.

Registration Information & Pricing

Registration Dates: May 1, 2014- September 15th, 2014

Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago IL

Includes trips to Shedd Aquarium & DuSable Museum, Second City

  • Member - $250.00
  • Price for current members. Includes conference sessions & keynote speakers, three coffee breaks, two lunches, a Chicago style pizza dinner, tickets to a performance at Second City’s Main Stage, transportation, general admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and the DuSable Museum including VIP tickets and shows at all locations including the U-505: In-depth Experience at MSI, tickets to the Shedd Aquarium’s Stingray Experience and Live Aquatic Show.

  • Non-Member Plus Individual Membership  - $310.00
  • Price for non-members. (this price includes a one year individual membership to IMTAL).  Includes conference sessions & keynote speakers, three coffee breaks, two lunches, a Chicago style pizza dinner, tickets to a performance at Second City’s Main Stage, transportation, general admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and the DuSable Museum including VIP tickets and shows at all locations including the U-505: In-depth Experience at MSI, tickets to the Shedd Aquarium’s Stingray Experience and Live Aquatic Show.

  • One Day Conference Registration - $125.00 
  • This is the rate for a one day conference registration and includes events offered that day. Does not include tickets to Second City Main Stage Show.

  • Student Plus Student Membership  - $190.00
  • Price for students. Includes conference sessions & keynote speakers, three coffee breaks, two lunches, a Chicago style pizza dinner, tickets to a performance at Second City’s Main Stage, transportation, general admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and the DuSable Museum including VIP tickets and shows at all locations including the U-505: In-depth Experience at MSI, tickets to the Shedd Aquarium’s Stingray Experience and Live Aquatic Show. 
To register, please follow the link HERE.

Hotel and Travel Information

IMTAL is pleased to offer the following hotel accommodations for the 2014 IMTAL Regional Conference.

The reservation deadline for the hotel is Sunday, September 7. Please make your reservations early since the hotel may sell out before the reservation deadline.


Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center (Conference Hotel)

5225 S. Harper Avenue

Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60615

Tel: +1 773-752-5300


Located less than a mile from the Museum of Science and Industry
Check-in time: after 3:00 p.m.; Check-out time: 12:00 p.m. All IMTAL attendees will receive complimentary wireless internet access in their guest rooms. Valet parking available for $32/day.

To reserve your hotel room, please click HERE. Or call the 24 hour reservations line at (800)233-1234 and reference IMTAL.


2014 IMTAL Pre- Conference Theatre in Museums Workshop
The 2014 IMTAL Pre-Conference will be led by Tessa Bridal, and will focus on how to start a museum theatre program at your institution.  More information on the pre-conference and how to register are available HERE.


Conference Schedule

The 2014 IMTAL Conference schedule is available HERE. (Please note that while we are posting this as the conference schedule, it is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.)


Session Descriptions

The 2014 IMTAL Conference Session Descriptions are available HERE.


Keynote Panelist Bios

The 2014 IMTAL Conference Keynote Panelist Bios are available HERE.


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Attending the 2014 IMTAL Regional Conference

The 2014 IMTAL Attendee Information is HERE.

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