2023 Conference Registration

Online registration is now open.

Register online through ExOrdo. If you don’t already have an account, you will be required to create an account in order to register.

Please note: As an all-volunteer organization, we do not have the capability or capacity to coordinate online recorded or streaming presentations. All presentations must be presented in person in Lexington, Kentucky USA.

Conference Registration

All conference registrations include STP&A membership!

Author RegistrationMay 15-August 4$495
Early Registration   May 15-August 11$495
Standard Registration  August 12-September 11$550
Late RegistrationSeptember 12-Onsite at conference$599

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Student Registration

Students will be asked to upload evidence of student status.

Student Author RegistrationMay 15-August 4$330
Student Early RegistrationMay 15-August 11$330
Student Standard Registration August 12-September 11$360
August 12-September 11September 12-Onsite at conference$360

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Special & Optional Activities

Symposium: The Past, Present and Future, Women’s Perspectives in Arts Administration

Wednesday, September 20 | 8:30-5:00

Gatton Student Center
160 Avenue of Champions

University of Kentucky’s Department of Arts Administration will celebrate the contributions of women scholars in the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary field of arts administration by bringing together an intergenerational group of women-identifying scholars, from undergraduate students to emeritus professors into a one-day symposium themed around the past, present, and future of women’s perspectives in arts administration scholarship. The symposium will take place as an adjoining day of activities, commencing the day before the Social Theory, Politics & the Arts Conference.

Registration is required but the symposium is free for all attendees. 

Book Launch Party: Oxford Handbook of Arts and Cultural Management

Wednesday, September 20 | 5:00 PM

The Grove
200 Main Street

Celebrate the publication of the Oxford Handbook of Arts and Cultural Management. Free but advanced registration is required.

Bourbon Distillery Tour

Thursday, September 21 | 2:00 PM

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
401 Cross Street

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. celebrates timeless traditions and bold imaginations. The tour features award-winning beers and spirits. The family-owned brewery and distillery are shaped by a heritage that includes seven generations of Irish distillers, brewers, and coopers.

See where Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Town Branch Bourbon are made and sample the products along the way. Each guest (21 yrs. & older) receives 4 tasting tokens to trade for samples in the brewery and/or distillery.

This optional activity is a quintessential Kentucky experience! 

The tour is limited to the first 60 reservations! 

Social Events

The STP&A Opening Reception and Conference Dinner are included in the registration fee. RSVP is required. Additional guest tickets can also be purchased for the cost below.

RSVPs can only be accepted until September 11. 

Opening Reception Guest (Thursday, September 21)$35
Conference Dinner Guest (Saturday, September 23)$100

Did you know?

The Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts Conference is 100% volunteer organized and operates at cost. Thus, the registration fees simply cover the expenses of operating a conference. Even the volunteers pay the full rate for the conference! Therefore, we must ask everyone who participates to register for the conference.