NATC/NATC-R Host City Interest Form
Is your community ready to host the full-blown North American Taiko Conference? Or maybe start off a bit smaller with the new, proposed "NATC-Regional"? Please submit your interest below, and a member of our staff will connect with you to have a conversation about what it's like to host an NATC event!
Potential Dates (Currently planning for 2024-2029)
Maximum Participant Capacity (estimated)
Which taiko groups could potentially help organize and support the conference?
Do you have a venue in mind for the event?
If you have a venue in mind, please complete any details about it that you can. Otherwise, TCA Staff will help locate and book a venue once we agree to launch an event there! So leave questions blank that you cannot answer at this time.
Estimated Overall Rental Cost
Plenary Session Facility
Auditorium or large-capacity venue for opening and closing sessions.
Seating Capacity of Plenary Facility
Plenary Site Amenities
Describe the estimated quantity and seating capacity for workshop spaces.
When estimating room capacity, please consider that most workshops will require additional space per participant for drums.
Describe the physical proximity between workshop spaces. (Are workshop spaces close enough to transfer drums between sessions? Will sound mitigation be an issue? Any other considerations?)
Name of Taiko Marketplace Facility
Large, secure, open space for vendor booths
Marketplace Equipment availability
Available for rent
Marketplace - Additional Comments
"Formal" Theater Facility (ie: TaikoJam)
"Casual" Theater Facility (ie: TaikoTen)
Pre-Conference Reception Facility
"Jam Session" Facility
Discussion Session (non-drumming) Facilities
Casual Meeting/Hangout Spaces
What's a Taiko Conference without taiko? TCA will have some equipment available for all events, but it is nice to know how much is already available locally. Again, if you cannot answer these questions now, leave them blank and we will review them with you after submission.
Please list the sources of equipment and estimated rental costs.
Please describe any support and costs that will be needed to transport equipment to the conference venue. (ie: hauling services, rental trucks, drivers, etc.)
People power makes the Conference happen! TCA will provide a team of staff, Board, and volunteers to support the event but it is nice to know if anyone locally wants to be part of the behind-the-scenes stuff too! This is also a rough guess and we do not expect you to commit a specific amount of labor to launching the conference.
Staffing positions and sources
Local Taiko Students
Local Taiko Support
Local Outside Groups
Plenary & Evening Ushers
Photographers & Videographers
Concierge / "Ask Me"
Hospitality / Green Room
Stage Crew & Direction
Describe potential volunteer sources, ideally non-taiko practitioner organizations - service clubs, civic groups, etc.
Describe any volunteer/staff positions that could serve as a potential Mentor or Intern opportunity.
Housing & Meals
Please describe housing/lodging options (location, estimated costs, etc)
Please describe meal options (food court, restaurants, catered?)
Nearby Attractions & Points of Interest
What makes your venue unique?
Please highlight any attractions, sightseeing spots, or activities for people visiting your area for conference.
Acknowledgement & Submission
By signing below, I acknowledge that this is merely an interest form and in no way provides guarantee of goods, services, or events based on my expressed interest. I acknowledge that this information provided is as accurate as possible, but that the information may also change over time. TCA will not hold me accountable to the details shared in this form. I also grant TCA permission to contact me after submitting this form by text, phone, or email.
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