Leadership Summit

The 2017 Leadership Summit will be hosted at Lincoln HS on Sept 23 and 24.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY SEPT 15 (name changes are allowed through Sept 22).

Each Fall, Oregon Thespians hosts a Leadership Summit meeting of representatives from each of the state’s Thespian Troupes. The meeting is held on a Saturday and Sunday , and generally includes a special event (such as a professional performance).

This year’s event will be hosted at Lincoln HS in Portland, within walking distance of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.  All participants in the Leadership Summit will receive a ticket to the 2 pm performance of BILLY ELLIOT at the Newmark Theatre on Sunday, September 24.  So we can secure the tickets we need, we need to have numbers by September 15.  You can confirm WHO you are sending (and/or make name changes) through September 22.  We just need to know IF you are sending anyone by September 15.  Any other accommodations, travel, or additional theatre tickets  need to be arranged on your own.

Each active Thespian Troupe is invited to register TWO members to attend the Leadership Summit. Ideally, one participant is the Troupe President, and at least one of the two attending is a non-Senior. On Saturday, the group gathers for a series of ice-breakers and group discussions around issues relating to the student experience of Oregon Thespians. Dinner is provided. On Sunday morning, the group gathers (often at a different venue) for a more practical session of brainstorming and problem-solving. Specific goals are set for the coming year.

During the event, the delegates are treated to an event such as a local theatre performance.

There is no cost for participation in the Leadership Summit. The event is fully hosted by Oregon Thespians (minus whatever transportation or additional lodging may be required).    Registration is done online. To register, you will need to know the names of your two student delegates as well as their email addresses.

Although the event is free, a deposit of $70 (total, for two delegates) is required.  If your Troupe’s delegates attend and participate in the Leadership Summit successfully, this amount is credited to your Troupe’s registration for the State Festival.

This deposit system was deemed necessary due to an inordinate number of no-shows for this”free” event in the past, which resulted in a monetary loss to Oregon Thespians due to expenses made based on registrations.

Printable Handout/Letter for Participating Students


This is the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Leadership Summit.  The pdf below can be printed and added to a hardcopy manual, if desired.  Check the version number of any hardcopies you have.  This is the most current version.


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