2019 Annual Conference - Orlando, Florida, USA

August 4-7, 2019 at The Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown

For more information about the conference venue and hotel, or to book your accommodations,

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2019 Conference Agenda

We have an INCREDIBLE line-up at this year's conference! To view or download the conference agenda,

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Please note, the ATHE conference will be held directly after the VASTA conference, August 7-11th, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel, Orlando, Florida.



Scott Kaiser - Master Teacher, Author

Teaching Shakespeare's Wordcraft

Tonia Sina - Co-Founder of Intimacy Directors International

Margaret Kemp - Artist, Activist, Theatre-Maker

Patricia Raun - Artist, Director, Educator

"Let Your Life Speak": The Art of Connecting Across Difference

Rena Cook - Founder of Vocal Authority

Eliza Jane Schneider - Corporate Coach and Celebrity Voiceover Artist

Altered Stages: Beyond Theatrical Voice

A road map for changing the world one voice at a time

Amy Mihyang Ginther, Joy Lanceta Coronel & Daron Oram

Diversity or Decolonization, Inclusion or Insurgency: Contemporary Voice Practice that Honors the Entirety of Today’s Student


VASTA Identity Cabaret:

The Identity Cabaret is an initiative of VASTA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and has been a highlight of VASTA conferences for the last number of years. 

If you have questions about this year's Identity Cabaret, please contact the chair of the EDI Committee Joy Lanceta Coronel at EDIcommittee(at) 

The 2019 Identity Cabaret will be held from 7-8:30p on Monday, August 5th. Location still TBD.

If you'd like to participate in this year's cabaret, please get in touch with Joy or fill out THIS FORM by July 20th, 2019.



Please remember that you must be a current member of VASTA and logged in to register for the conference at the member rate. Please, also confirm that your member profile is up to date.

If you have membership questions or are having trouble with logging in, please reach out to the director of membership at dir.membership(at)

Registration Fee:

  • $350 - I am a current VASTA Member (early bird - $275 ends May 31st)

  • $225 - All Students, Retirees, VASTA Distinguished Emerita (early bird - $150)

  • $450 - All non-members (early bird - $375. Does not include membership to VASTA)

A $75 Early Bird Discount is automatically applied to your total at check out, if you register before 11:59pm EST on 31 May 2019.




If your plans change after you register, please contact VASTA's Director of Operations, Nancy Bos, (treasurer(at) After June 15th, you will only receive 50% of your original payment.



To contribute to VASTA's "Member-Sponsored Conference Scholarship” that supports member attendance at future conferences, please click the "donate here" button and indicate the amount you want to give.

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Please note: A photographer and/or videographer hired by VASTA may take still pictures and videos during the conference for VASTA's promotional purposes.

Questions? Feel free to email conference Director, Kendra Kingsbury - kkingsbury(at)