Arkansas Communication 
and Theatre Arts Association

Fall Conference 2016 registration is now open! 

Click here to register for the conference. Registration is limited to members only. Conference attendees must make their own hotel accommodations. Contact information is listed in the event registration. 

Click here to register for any guests you might be bringing just for meals (Friday lunch and Saturday dinner). 

Lifetime Members (retired teachers): Use this registration if you want to come for meals and fellowship, but will not be attending PD. 

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ACTAA is a professional non-profit organization that serves the students and teachers of Oral Communication, Debate, Forensic Activities, Theatre, and Dance in Arkansas! 

Its purpose shall be to establish oral communication, debate, dance, and theatre art standards and to encourage communication/theatre art education and scholarship on the elementary, secondary, and college and university levels.


Mission Statement


The Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association is a community of professionals devoted to the rigorous study and ethical practice of oral communication, debate, dance, and theatre arts as an essential discipline, life skill, and art form as components of the core curriculum. Through continuing teacher education, student participation, and scholarly publication the association supports the efforts and continued growth of communication and theatre arts teachers, students, and researchers.

ACTAA offers professional development to educators in the areas of, but are not limited to, instructional strategies, lesson plan sharing, building and maintaining a collaborative learning environment, parental involvement, principles of learning, college forums, debate forums, competitive speech forums, curriculum alignment, mentoring/coaching, advocacy and leadership in communication, theatre arts and humanities, and cognitive research.

Upcoming events

08 Sep 2016 3:00 PM (CDT) • Basin Park Hotel, Eureka Springs, AR
08 Sep 2016 3:00 PM (CDT) • Basin Park Hotel, Eureka Springs, AR
08 Sep 2016 3:00 PM (CDT) • Basin Park Hotel, Eureka Springs, AR

ACTAA:  Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association is a non-profit professional organization serving educators of Oral Communication, Debate, Forensics, Theatre Arts, and Dance in Arkansas.

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