Ken Davenport, Sierra Boggess and More to Appear at PROMOTE U! Conference

Ken Davenport, Sierra Boggess and More to Appear at PROMOTE U! Conference

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island) has announced a new industry conference for theatre professionals called Promote U! The Marketing and Productivity Conference for Theatre Makers, which will be held on Friday, May 17th at Signature Theatre's The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

The initial speaker line-up includes Tony Award-Winner Ken Davenport, Tony Award-Winner and social media influencer Tyler Mount, Olivier-nominated actress Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), and digital strategist Tony Howell, with more to be announced.

Held at Signature Theatre's The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, this 1-day event aims to provide theatre professionals of all backgrounds with cutting-edge information on branding, marketing and how to better promote themselves and their work. The event will offer a series of presentations on topics ranging from how to use social media to build your brand to creating websites that tell (and sell) your story.

The event will also include a 2-hour open-bar networking reception immediately following the final presentation.

Ken Davenport says, "It's about getting in a room with similar, like-minded, passionate people. And, when people who are super passionate get in one room, meet each other, and listen to experts . . . it explodes with action as a result."

Additionally, all participants will be enrolled in a 3-month follow-up online coaching and accountability program to help them action all of the insights they glean from the conference. The program includes group coaching calls with each speaker, an online course module that deep-dives into specific subjects from each speaker, as well as access to a private Facebook group that allows them to connect with other attendees.

Early Bird pricing of $397 (reg. $597) is available through March 15th, 2019. For more information and to secure your seat, visit

All speakers and schedule are subject to change.

Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer whose credits include: Once On This Island (2018 Tony Award Best Musical Revival), Gettin' The Band Back Together, Deaf West Theatre's Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), The Visit (Tony nomination), It's Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13, as well as Daddy Long Legs, That Bachelorette Show, Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. He also produced the award winning These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone, named one of Crain's "40 Under Forty" and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. He also created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog,, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more.

To secure your seats for Promote U! The Marketing and Productivity Conference for Theatre Makers, visit

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