New World Rigging Symposium


ESTA and USITT announce the second New World Rigging Symposium, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 in Louisville, KY. Building on the enormous success of this year’s inaugural symposium, the 2019 event will once again provide an opportunity for riggers and those interested in the live entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies and help shape the future of the industry.

Attendees at the 2018 symposium were impressed with the knowledge and passion of the presenters and their fellow attendees, which made for an educational and inspirational event. The mix of professional riggers, engineers, health and safety professionals, venue managers, educators, and manufacturers ensured stimulating and sometimes spirited interactions in the sessions as well as the networking events. One attendee commented, “Sitting in the room and hearing the talk, discussion, and questions–priceless.”

In multiple sessions over two days, participants will be given a range of opportunities to further their technical knowledge, keep up to date with codes and standards, increase their understanding of structural issues, and learn about the challenges of working as a rigger in other segments of the entertainment industry. The Symposium will carry ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.

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The New World Rigging Symposium includes opportunities for attendees to network over morning coffee, breaks, lunch, and evening cocktails. Symposium attendees will receive free show floor passes to the USITT Stage Expo opening on March 21st as well as a discount on the conference registration.


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New World Rigging Symposium


Sponsorship of the Symposium conveys your message to a highly targeted audience of top riggers, engineers, and safety professionals, and demonstrates your support for bringing the rigging community together.  Returning sponsors include: Platinum – Stage Rigging, Gold – ETC, JR Clancy, Silver – Kish Rigging, Geiger Engineers, Prolyte Group, Bronze – H&H Specialties, The Light Source, Motion Laboratories, Reed Rigging, Sapsis Rigging, Stagemaker, Texas Scenic Company, CM-ET, Individual — Brent Armstrong, AV - PSAV. One Silver Sponsorship is still available.