2020 PTO Conference

Read more about the 2020 Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed Conference below!

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  • Consider making a donation specifically to support financial accessibility for attendees!

THE 25th ANNUAL PEDAGOGY & THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED CONFERENCE

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Vibrant collage of photographs of workers, organizers, activists, educators, students, and artists in action in various indoor and outdoor community settings in Chicago—in the street, in a park, in a rehearsal space, in an education center.

Vibrant collage of photographs of workers, organizers, activists, educators, students, and artists in action in various indoor and outdoor community settings in Chicago—in the street, in a park, in a rehearsal space, in an education center.

WHAT: A chance to LEARN, SHARE, QUESTION, and CONNECT through techniques developed by Paulo Freire, Augusto Boal, and other people working to fight oppression and create justice. Learn more about Freire and Boal and their work at ptoweb.org. This is a gathering for learning, sharing, and exchange between people who want to struggle together for a better world for all. If you want to be a part of that struggle, this conference is for you, even if you do not yet know anything about Pedagogy of the Oppressed or Theatre of the Oppressed.

WHEN: May 26th – May 31st, 2020

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: May 26th – May 28th
  • Conference: May 28th – May 31st

WHERE: Loyola University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, 60660 USA

WHO: YOU. Organizers, workers, students, teachers, activists, artists, scholars! People of all ages, places, identities, experiences. If you want to build dialogue and make a more just world, you are invited, you are welcomed, and you are NEEDED.

Pre-Conference Costs $200 total

Pre-Conference Registration opening in January 2020.

Conference Registration Costs

Conference Registration opening in January 2020.

Conference Registration TypesEarly (before April 17th)Regular (April 17th - May 28th)
Full Member:$185$215
Open Access Member:$85$100
Non-Member: $255$285
High School Student:$25$35
Organizational Registration (up to 5 attendees): $675$760

Full Member vs. Open Access Member Registration

Full Member and Open Access Member registration are both open to Members of PTO. The Full Member registration is the full price registration for the conference. If you have the privilege of being funded by an organization or can personally afford to pay full price, please do. The lower priced Open Access Member registration is there to make the conference accessible to as many people as possible. Instead of making people prove a need for a “scholarship,” we at PTO believe in allowing folks to self-select for need. If you have a need for a lower registration price in order to attend this conference, please choose the Open Access Member registration.

However, for PTO to continue offering the Open Access Member registration price, those who can afford Full Member Registration cost must self-select to do so. We rely on an “honor system” to continue making the annual conference and other events financially accessible. Please don’t forget that as an entirely volunteer-led, not-for-profit organization, we rely on your membership and donations. All of our income goes directly back into conferences, events, and activities that support your work!