NATS 54th National Conference Program Schedule**

Thurs, July 7  l  Fri, July 8  l Sat, July 9  l  Sun, July 10  l  Mon, July 11  l  Tues, July 12

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Monday, July 11, 2016

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – Empowered Performance: Using Yoga to Transform Singer's Experiences on Stage (Chicago Ballroom ABC – 5th Floor); Presenter: Sarah Whitten

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. – Good Morning Kick Start (Marriott Ballroom – 4th Floor); Presenter: Elizabeth Rotoff

Morning Coffee & Conversation
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Morning Coffee & Conversation with the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA) and Athletes and the Arts (AATA) (Grand Ballroom Salon I – 7th Floor); Presenters: Randy Dick, Deanna McBroom, Lucinda Halstead.

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Registration Open (5th Floor Registration Area)           

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Open (Grand Ballroom Salon II & III – 7th Floor) Exhibits will close promptly at 12 pm.        

Breakout Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break Sponsored by the American Academy of Teachers of Singing (Grand Ballroom Foyer - 7th Floor)  

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - DCINY Auditions (Great America - 6th Floor); Presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York                        

Plenary Session
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Voice Science with Robert Bastian – Session 1 (Chicago Ballroom D-H - 5th Floor): Presenter: Dr. Robert Bastian                                         

Publishers Showcase
12:10 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. – Exhibitor Publishers Showcase (Chicago Ballroom D-H - 5th Floor); Presented by Graphite Publishing

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Journal of Singing Editorial Board Luncheon Sponsored by NATS Wisconsin State Chapterby invitation only (Dupage - 3rd Floor); Presiding: Richard Sjoerdsma, Journal of Singing Editor

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – SNATS Gathering Sponsored by NATS North Central Region (Water Tower - 10th Floor); Introduced by Mitra Sadeghpour, Vice President for Outreach

Publishers Showcase
1:10 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. – Exhibitor Publishers Showcase (Grand Ballroom Salon I - 7th Floor); Presented by Virtually Vocal      

Plenary Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.- Voice Science with Robert Bastian – Session II (Chicago Ballroom D-H - 5th Floor); Presenter: Dr. Robert Bastian

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Journal of Singing Editorial Board Q and A (Kane/McHenry - 3rd Floor); Introduced by Richard Sjoerdsma, Journal of Singing Editor

Breakout Sessions (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Publishers Showcase
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. – Exhibitor Publishers Showcase (Grand Ballroom Salon I – 7th Floor)

Official Event (Additional ticket purchase required to attend)    
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 pm – Gala Celebration Banquet featuring a Cabaret Performance, the presentation of the NATS Lifetime Achievement Award – Dinner Buffet & Dancing (Chicago Ballroom D-H - 5th Floor); Presiding: Norman Spivey, NATS President
     

**Program schedule subject to change as needed.

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