Educator Conference Sept. 12-13, 2024


The 2024 Colorado Thespians Educator Conference (CTEC) promises to be bigger and better than ever! Scheduled for the Gaylord Rockies, this two-day event will host a cocktail networking reception on Thursday, September 12, and a day of professional learning, educator recognitions, and more on Friday, September 13.  

Colorado Thespians Educator Conference

Thursday, September 12 – Friday, September 13, 2024

Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Convention Center

6700 N Gaylord Rockies Blvd, Aurora CO

Conference Costs

Full Conference Pass

Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13 – $210

Grants access to Thursday evening networking cocktail reception, live entertainment

Friday continental breakfast, awards lunch, and day of professional learning workshops

One Day Pass

Friday, September 13 – $175

Grants access to a continental breakfast, awards lunch, and a day of professional learning workshops

CO Thespian Room Block

Make it a weekend away to fully immerse in the Colorado Thespian Educator Conference events with colleagues plus the benefits of a mini-staycation, with access to property amenities including Arapahoe Springs Water Park, hotel bicycles, fitness class offerings and basketball and tennis courts. Spa services and restaurants also on site for additional fees. 

CTEC Event Room Rate: $249, up to quad occupancy

Click Here to reserve your room today!

(room block reservation cut off date, Thursday, August 29, 2024)

Conference registration opens August 1 and closes at noon on September 6. 

2023 Workshop Schedule (2024 to post in late August)

Interested in presenting a workshop? Please review our

Workshop Submission Guidelines 


Conference participants are able to sign-up for graduate credit. To register for THEA 513 credit from the University of Northern Colorado, please read the directions for online registration via the link below. If you are attending both Educator Conference and ThesCon you should register for both at the same time. Please note attendance and hours completed at the event is the only way to receive credit. If you are attending the Colorado teachers conference you must attend for the full day, including the Awards dinner.  Graduate credit registration will be available in the fall of 2023.

More info on the course (THEA 513-960 CRN 15177)  here.

Instructions on registering here.



Colorado Thespians continues to offer recognition to standouts in our educational community of elementary, middle, and high school theatre programs, as well as honoring the theatrical service members of our community and collegiate level programs.

Who is eligible for recognition? Any current or past educator or professional involved in support of the educational theatre community who hasn’t been honored in the past five years AND who does not currently serve on the Colorado Thespians board of directors.

Hall of Fame recipients are individuals who served 20+ years in a theatre classroom and have left or retired from the profession, but made a sizable impact on their community and the community at large while serving their role as a theatre educator.

Please join us at the CTEC as we celebrate theatre education in Colorado and work to build a strong future for our profession and our art. The nomination window for any given year closes May 1st. 

View the Awards Nomination Form


View our Past Award Recipients