USITT19 Conference

USITT’s conference offers education and training for every stage of your career in a variety of formats.  Whether you’re just entering your career or are looking for deeper skill-building training, USITT is the place to find it all.

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More than 200 sessions are at your fingertips covering all aspects of technical theatre and production. Look through our session list and plan your schedule now to get the most out of your experience. Complete list coming, check back for more!

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Lighting Special Events: Fashion, Trade Shows, Corporate, Car Shows

You’ve Decided to Build a Theatre... Now What?

Mapping and Masking, A Practical Exploration

OSHA General Industry vs Construction in Scene Shops

Conversations with Directors about Media Design

Pasties and Politics: The History of Burlesque's Smallest Costume Piece

Green Design & Production: Scenery, Costumes

Emerging Issues in Entertainment Engineering

Physics of Theatre - Rigging Loads Imposed on Building Structure

Professional Development Workshops

These extra-cost sessions provide attendees with in-depth instruction covering topics such as lighting design, costume design, safety training, and more.
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Tech Expo

Have a solution to a technical problem? Present it at Tech Expo to help fellow industry members solve their queries
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New World Rigging Symposium

Join rigging professionals for two days of rigging presentations and panels at the second annual New World Rigging Symposium presented in partnership by ESTA and USITT
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Lighting Studio

The lighting studio is an intimate, interactive space that allows the exploration of cutting-edge equipment. The studio consists of four small-scaled lighting setups each with a control console and several lighting units.
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Sound Studio

Work one-on-one with seasoned professionals in an intimate, interactive space that allows the exploration of cutting-edge sound equipment.
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ZFX Dojo Tours

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Student Volunteers & Support

We want to give you free Conference registration. All you have to do is give us some of your time ... sound good?

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Portfolio Review & Interview Materials Prep

Get your portfolio and interview skills up to par! We have professionals on standby waiting to give you helpful hints and tips

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Stage Management Mentor Project

Be a part of the bigger picture at USITT19. The Stage Management Mentor Project gives you backstage access to Conference’s biggest events while creating mentorship opportunities to last a lifetime

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Gateway Program

The Gateway Program provides mentoring to those underrepresented in the industry. Mentorship and lifelong connections foster through this program.

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Student Ambassadors

Get an International view on Conference from our International guests. Become a student ambassador and learn from those with a worldly perspective as you share the Conference experience

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Early Career Mentorship Program

The USITT Fellows have created this unique opportunity to establish a long-term relationship between the mentor and Early Career member by facilitating meeting between an Early Career member and a seasoned professional in their field of interest

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Poster Sessions

Coming off its initial success at USITT 2018, Poster Sessions are digital once again! Show off your scholarly research to fellow attendees in a creative way.

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Young Designer and Technician Forums

Both the Young Designer and Young Technician Forums bring together talented students with established industry professionals for a review and discussion of students work

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Cover The Walls

Cover the Walls is a non-juried open invitational design exhibit featuring designs by USITT members. The purpose of the exhibit is to provide an opportunity for USITT members to share their design work with fellow theatre artists and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and approaches to design.

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