The Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference

The Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference

July 29 - August 2, 2024 | The Hyatt Regency Downtown Seattle

Event Notes

Monday - Friday, July 29 - August 2, 2024

Capacity Building Workshops July 29th-30th & Main Conference July 31st-Aug. 2nd 2024

Info & Registration

Seattle Theatre Group is proud to be working in partnership with the Kennedy Center to host this year's conference.

As an integral part of the Kennedy Center’s Access/VSA International Network, the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) program advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities in arts and culture. With a focus on expanding the breadth and scope of accessible programming, LEAD provides an opportunity for professionals in the field to develop best practices and resources; engage in conversations with colleagues and experts from around the world; and learn practical methods for designing inclusive arts experiences and environments.

The LEAD Conference not only introduces those new to the field to cultural accessibility solutions, but provides ongoing learning, support, camaraderie, and motivation—necessary fuel for anyone working to change the status quo. Join us for:

  • One-of-a-kind professional development in an intimate, rich atmosphere. No other conference focuses on accessibility in cultural venues like LEAD.
  • Access to ideas, experts and leading thinkers. Tap into the collective “brain trust” of arts managers from museums, theaters, parks, zoos, libraries, and other cultural venues from around the world.
  • Networking opportunities to meet and mingle with colleagues from around the world in an open and safe forum.
  • Practical information that can be implemented at your organization right away.
  • Something for every arts and cultural administrator. LEAD has sessions and workshops for the more experienced and those just starting their accessibility and inclusion journey.
  • Experiential opportunities to see accessibility in action in cultural settings through workshops and special events.
  • Year-round connections. Continue the conversations, ask questions and explore solutions after the conference through the Access/VSA International Network.

Season Sponsors


The Hyatt Regency Downtown Seattle

808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101


Box Office

The Paramount Theatre box office, located at 9th & Pine in downtown Seattle, is open Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm for advance ticket sales to performances at our Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres.



  • IN PERSON at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
  • ONLINE at, which is accessible via this site.
  • BY PHONE using Ticketmaster’s automated system at 1-800-982-2787.

There are many ticket resellers and secondary markets for tickets. The ONLY OFFICIAL website for the theatre is Please note: we do run occasional offers through partner sites including, but not limited to:, Goldstar, TravelZoo, official artist websites and their official fan clubs.

Purchasing tickets from any other seller or website runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets.

Note: if you have successfully purchased tickets from one of the official sources listed above, congratulations! We're sure you're excited, but please DO NOT share photos of your tickets online. Tickets can be replicated via these photos and resold, which could inhibit your ability to enter the theatre. We look forward to seeing you at the show!