Special Events

CETA is pleased to provide a variety of special events. Be sure to check back often for updates!

President’s Welcome

Upon arrival, join us for a special coffee reception with CETA President Michael Despars and the CETA Board to welcome you!

Regional Meet and Greet

Our Regional Meet and Greet is just one of the opportunities you’ll have to connect personally with your fellow theatre educators!  Be sure to join us for coffee and cocktails, where important connections are often made!

Professional Development Intensives

We’re offering PDI’s on both Thursday and Sunday as an opportunity for you to extend your conference experience. Learn from master teachers and earn professional development units while you do it!


Tony Award-winning  South Coast Repertory and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts are just steps away from the Westin!  We eagerly await the announcement of their schedules so that we can attend LIVE theatre together!

CETA Awards

Join us for this special dinner celebrating individuals and organizations that have made an important contribution to educational theatre!

Past Presidents Council Theatre Library Sale

Our retiring members often donate their theatre libraries to CETA. Take advantage of these great collections and often one-of-a-kind treasures!  All proceeds benefit our scholarship funds.

Theatre Tour

Join in a special tour of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, just for CETA.

New Teacher Mentoring

We’ll have a special session for new theatre educators to orient them to CETA, plus all of the opportunities in the state, including festivals, organizations and more.  CETA will also provide connections between new educators with experienced mentors.


All-Conference Session on New Arts Standards, Arts Framework, Theatre Credential
CETA Annual Business Meeting and Elections