Monday, March 18, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    A workshop that educates participants on the use of external hardware that may not be typically used in traditional theatre for both live and installed entertainment. Learn about relays, photosensors, pressure sensors, and more. Included in the cost is the Arduino Tool Kit which includes the electronics needed for this... ...read more...
    Tracks:
    • All
    • PDW

    Monday, March 18, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: M112
    Speaker(s)
    Tracks:
    • All
    • PDW/CEU

    Monday, March 18, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    • Room: Off site - ZFX Dojo
    Want to include performer flying in your upcoming production? Jumping Off will give you the tools to start the process. This course is designed to give directors and designers the jumping-off point that they need to fulfill the technical requirements of supporting flying effects in their space. -Traditional spaces: batten houses,... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Chair
    Kalen Larson
    Tracks:
    • All
    • PDW/CEU

    Monday, March 18, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    • Room: L007
    This customized OSHA 10 Training is brought to you by the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund and USITT as a part of the alliance between these organizations and OSHA. The OSHA 10-hour program provides a variety of training on general industry safety and health regulations for both... ...read more...
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker
    Mr.  Alan Rowe
    IATSE Crafts Advancement Chair
    IATSE Local 728
    Speaker
    Eddie Raymond
    Immediate Past President
    Entertainment Services and Technology Association
    Chair
    Joe Aldridge
    Coordinator, EED
    University of Nevada Las Vegas
    Speaker
    Kent Jorgenson
    Safety and Training Rep at IATSE
    IATSE Local 80
    Speaker
    Mike Murphy
    Designer/TD
    Marshall University
    Tracks:
    • PDW/CEU

    Tuesday, March 19, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      A workshop that educates participants on the use of external hardware that may not be typically used in traditional theatre for both live and installed entertainment. Learn about relays, photosensors, pressure sensors, and more. Included in the cost is the Arduino Tool Kit which includes the electronics needed for this... ...read more...
      Tracks:
      • All
      • PDW

      Tuesday, March 19, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

        Tour local Louisville venues and learn about the arts culture of this region. Advanced registration and additional registration fee required. For more information please see http://www.usittshow.com/professional-development-workshops...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Dave Vieira
        Consultant
        WJHW
        Tracks:
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

        • Room: L006
        This one day basic/intermediate level electrical workshop covers many items in the ETCP Electrician Candidate Handbook outline. It will explain the basics of entertainment electrical systems, including an overview of the National Electrical Code® and NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces. This session qualifies for 8 ETCP... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Jerry Gorrell
        Theatre Safety Programs
        Lighting Designer-Safety Consultant
        Speaker
        Mitch Hefter
        Sr. Systems Engineer
        Signify
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: L020
        Are you new to the Eos family of consoles and ready to hit the ground running with your first show?  Learn all the basics you will need to get started in our Essentials class.  This class will give you a solid foundation with the Eos family of consoles and prepare... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • All
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

        • Room: Boardroom A
        The USITT Board of Directors convene at the Conference to enact the business of the Institute, which may include: approval of the annual budget, adoption of rules and regulations for the conduct of all meetings, establishment of the dues structure, establishment of the policies for any services rendered by the... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Dan Culhane
        Technical Business Development
        Wenger / J.R. Clancy
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception

        Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: M112
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • PDW/CEU
        • Room: L017
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Entry Level
        • PDW
        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • PDW

        Tuesday, March 19, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

        • Room: Off site - ZFX Dojo
        Do you want to develop your understanding of performer flying effects? Jumping In will help you get there quickly! This course is designed for all levels of theater students and professionals who would like to know more about the artistry of performer flying. -Artistic integration of performer flying into productions -Working with... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Kalen Larson
        Tracks:
        • All
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

        • Room: Design Expo
        The annual meeting of the Design Expo Committee....
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Dan Denhart
        Technical Direction
        Ohio University School of Theater
        Tracks:
        • Meeting

        Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: M113
        Learn all the fundamentals to work with disguise (formerly d3 Technologies) in this intensive two-day training course. Understand the disguise workflow, and immediately start building your 3D environment including screens, props, projectors and LEDs. The trainer will take you through the projection toolkit, content mapping, and many other feature... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

        • Room: L007
        This customized OSHA 10 Training is brought to you by the IATSE Entertainment and Exhibition Industries Training Trust Fund and USITT as a part of the alliance between these organizations and OSHA.   The OSHA 10-hour program provides a variety of training on general industry safety and health regulations for both... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Mr.  Alan Rowe
        IATSE Crafts Advancement Chair
        IATSE Local 728
        Speaker
        Eddie Raymond
        Immediate Past President
        Entertainment Services and Technology Association
        Chair
        Joe Aldridge
        Coordinator, EED
        University of Nevada Las Vegas
        Speaker
        Kent Jorgenson
        Safety and Training Rep at IATSE
        IATSE Local 80
        Speaker
        Mike Murphy
        Designer/TD
        Marshall University
        Tracks:
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

        • Room: M101
        This class is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of the Lightwright database software. We will explore the advanced functionality of LW6, including, but not limited to, Console Link, Worknotes, Labels, Families, and Profiles. This session qualifies for 2.25 ETCP Renewal Credits. Participants will be required to provide their own... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Aaron Mooney
        Associate Professor of Lighting Design
        Oklahoma City University
        Speaker
        John McKernon
        Tracks:
        • All
        • PDW/CEU

        Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

        • Room: M114
        The scale model remains the primary means for the scene designer to communicate their ideas to the rest of the design team. However, in today's digital age the model is more often shared and viewed as an image on a phone, tablet or laptop. Creating a sharp, dramatic, and informative... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Charlie Calvert
        Associate Professor of Scene Design, College of Charleston
        College of Charleston
        Chair
        Mr.  Michael Griggs
        Chair of the Scene Design Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
        Speaker
        Richard Finkelstein
        Associate Professor of Design
        James Madison University
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • PDW

        Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

        • Room: Boardroom B
        Closed Meeting for Lighting VC's...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Mr.  Todd Proffitt
        Designer and Educator
        SUNY - Fredonia
        Tracks:
        • Meeting

        Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

        • Room: Boardroom A
        An organizational, business, and planning meeting of Commissioners and Vice-Commissioners of USITT....
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Ms  Carolyn Satter
        Director of Production and Facilities
        San Diego Theatres
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception

        Wednesday, March 20, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: L020
        Are you a current Eos family console user who would like to better understand what your console is capable of?  Have you mastered the basics of the console and are you now ready to take your programming to the next level?  Are you ready to learn more about programming moving... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • All
        • PDW/CEU

        Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

        • Room: Ballroom C
        Start the conference by celebrating lifetime accomplishments, honoring people for their impact on USITT and the arts. The Thomas DeGaetani Award, and the USITT Award will be presented, while also inducting new USITT Fellows. This years keynote will be delivered by Jackie Taylor, a distinguished director, producer, actress, educator, singer, playwright,... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Dan Culhane
        Technical Business Development
        Wenger / J.R. Clancy
        Chair
        David Grindle
        Executive Director
        USITT
        Speaker
        Jackie Taylor
        Founder and CEO
        Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater
        Tracks:
        • Meeting

        Wednesday, March 20, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: M113
        Learn all the fundamentals to work with disguise (formerly d3 Technologies) in this intensive two-day training course. Understand the disguise workflow, and immediately start building your 3D environment including screens, props, projectors and LEDs. The trainer will take you through the projection toolkit, content mapping, and many other feature sets... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • PDW/CEU

        Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

        • Room: M100/Digital Poster Lounge
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: M105
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Entry Level
        • Session
        • Room: Boardroom B
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting
        • Room: M103
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: Ballroom D
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: L013
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • All

        Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

        • Room: Marriott Rose
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Ms  Carolyn Satter
        Director of Production and Facilities
        San Diego Theatres
        Tracks:
        • Reception

        Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: Off-site ZFX Facility
        Tour of the ZFX facility and "dojo". No additional fee, advanced registration required. Please visit Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ab28a0f49-zfxdojo to reserve your space. Transportation to be provided....
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Kalen Larson
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Tour

        Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: M111
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: M105
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: M103
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • Session
        • Room: M107
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Advanced
        • Session
        • Room: Boardroom C
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting
        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • Session/CEU

        Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

        • Room: Walking Tour - Kentucky Center
        Tour the Kentucky Center led by the Director of Production, Peter Bell. The Center is home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet, Stage One Family Theatre and PNC Bank Broadway in Louisville, as well as a host of community theaters and their own... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Peter Bell
        Director of Production
        The Kentucky Center
        Tracks:
        • Tour

        Wednesday, March 20, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: Ballroom C
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session
        • Room: Boardroom C
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting
        • Room: Boardroom B
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting

        Wednesday, March 20, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

        • Room: Ballroom D
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Session
        • Room: L006
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Entry Level
        • Session/CEU
        • Room: M108
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Entry Level

        Wednesday, March 20, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

        • Room: M100
        Burlesque costume is in a category all its own, and since the 1920's, the pastie is a requisite accessory for this performance art. Learn about the history of the pastie and why the smallest costume pieces in burlesque are some of the most significant. Coleen Scott, author and creator of... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Ms  Coleen Scott
        Costume Designer, Instructor, and Costume Historian
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Micro-Session

        Wednesday, March 20, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session/CEU
        • Room: M108
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • All
        • Session
        • Room: L006
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: Boardroom B
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting
        • Room: M105
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Entry Level
        • Session

        Wednesday, March 20, 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

        • Room: M100
        Take a look behind fringe, sequins, rhinestones and feathers, if you will, and into the world of costuming for drag artists. This session will break down what it takes for him to be her, and her to be him through some decades old tricks using household items like Duct Tape... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        James Coomer
        Speaker
        Kevin Hawkins
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Micro-Session


        Thursday, March 21, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

        • Room: Lower & South Prefunction Levels
        Begin the morning with a bracing dose of caffeine and the chance to mingle with and plan your day before the start of Regional Section meetings. Make this a perfect morning treat and a great place to recap the Opening Night celebration....
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception

        Thursday, March 21, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

        • Room: M101
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: L006
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: M103
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: L010
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: L013
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: M108
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: M105
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: M107
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: M104
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: L017
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: M100
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: L007
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception

        Thursday, March 21, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

        • Room: L020
        Magic Sheets are user-created graphic displays that offer customizable interactive views for showing data and programming. Magic sheets can be designed, edited or used in offline or from any control device online. The Magic Sheet class will provide a quick overview of the basic operations and functions that can be... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • PDW/CEU

        Thursday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


        Thursday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

        • Room: Lower Concourse, Jefferson St.
        Let us help you put your best foot forward for that next job interview or tenure application with a little PRIMPing: Portfolio Reviews & Interview Materials Prep. All ages of job seekers with experience in design, technology, management and/or education are invited to have your work samples reviewed by professionals.... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Deb Sherrer
        Arts Manager
        Tracks:
        • Portfolio Review

        Thursday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

        • Room: Stage Expo
        Stage Expo 2018 hosts more than 300 companies along with Special Exhibits from around the world, interactive areas where our membership will display their work from the past year, and innovations which are sure to inspire for your 2018 programs!...
        Tracks:
        • Stage Expo

        Thursday, March 21, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


        Thursday, March 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

        • Room: Boardroom C
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting
        • Room: M105
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • Session
        • Room: L006
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • Session/CEU
        • Room: M111
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • Session
        • Room: L015
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • All
        • Session
        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Meeting

        Thursday, March 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

        • Room: Off-site ZFX Facility
        Tour of the ZFX facility and "dojo". No additional fee, advanced registration required. Please visit Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ab28a0f49-zfxdojo to reserve your space. Transportation to be provided. A bus will leave the Convention Center at 1pm and leave the dojo at the end of the tour at 2:30pm for the return... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Kalen Larson
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Tour

        Thursday, March 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: M100
        The world of fantasy with its emphasis on artistry and technology has become an integral part of costume, hair & makeup design and execution.  Films like The Matrix, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and many others have become part of our visual language.  With crossover in stage, screen, film, themed... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Austin Pettinger
        Tailor and Craftsperson
        Loyola University Chicago
        Speaker
        Ms  Beth Herd
        Costume Dyer and Textile Artist
        Speaker
        Ms  Erin Carignan
        Erin Carignan, VAP Costume Design, Purdue University
        Purdue University
        Speaker
        Mr.  Jeremy Rahn
        Instructor
        Cranbrook Kingswood School
        Chair
        Ms  Mallory Prucha
        Assistant Professor- Costume Design and General Studies
        Texas Tech University
        Speaker
        Mary McClung
        Creating Fantasy Character using Silicone Foam: An alternative to Foam Latex
        Speaker
        Ms  Sara Taylor
        Principal Lecturer and Course Leader BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance,
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session

        Thursday, March 21, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

        • Room: L020
        Thesis Statement: You show up 30 minutes before the house opens (60 mins before the band starts). The rig has already been patched and rung out, nothing else is done. How do you get a show up? This class is geared to proficient Eos Family programmers who want to take... ...read more...
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • PDW/CEU


        Thursday, March 21, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

        • Room: Boardroom B
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting
        • Room: M108
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Advanced
        • Room: L016
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session/CEU
        • Room: L010
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Entry Level
        • Session
        • Room: M111
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Intermediate
        • Session

        Thursday, March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

        • Room: Marriott Bluegrass
        In the Department of Theatre Arts at UofL, part of the mission is creating sustainable theatre. While that integrates scenic and costumes and the physical elements of the production, it also includes the physical bodies of the entire cast and crew. Long hours at the tech table take a toll on... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Dr.  Ariadne Calvano
        Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement
        University of Louisville
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session

        Thursday, March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

        • Room: Lower Concourse, Jefferson St.
        Tracks:
        • Portfolio Review
        • Room: Stage Expo
        Tracks:
        • Stage Expo

        Thursday, March 21, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

        • Room: M103
        Surprising materials  -  Uniquely procured  -  Cleverly used In this presentation designers share proven methods of using found and recycled material to create scenery, props and costumes. Be inspired by these trash to treasure practices that help keep our productions green (as well as stretch our budgets)....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Anna Catton
        Founder and CEO
        ReSet
        Speaker
        Jodi Bobrovsky
        Prop Master & Designer
        Stages Repertory Theatre
        Chair
        Richard Harmon
        Chair
        Speaker
        Ms  Sandra Goldmark
        Director of Sustainability and Environment, Associate Professor of Professional Practice & Founder, Pop Up Repair
        Barnard College
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Session

        Thursday, March 21, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

        • Room: L013
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • All
        • Meeting
        • Room: L015
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        Room Sponsored by:

        • Session
        • Room: M104
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Session

        Thursday, March 21, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


        Friday, March 22, 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM

        • Room: L020
        Join us in celebrating the Wally Russell Lifetime Achievement recipient. By invitation only please....
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Thomas Folsom
        Chairman
        Wally Russell Foundation
        Tracks:
        • Reception


        Friday, March 22, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

        • Room: Off-site ZFX Facility
        Tour of the ZFX facility and "dojo". No additional fee, advanced registration required. Please visit Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ab28a0f49-zfxdojo to reserve your space. Transportation to be provided. A bus will leave the Convention Center at 1pm and leave the dojo at the end of the tour at 2:30pm for the... ...read more...
        Speaker(s)
        Chair
        Kalen Larson
        Tracks:
        • All
        • Tour

        Friday, March 22, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

        • Room: Ballroom C
        Great stories and insights will flow as this stellar and interesting group of artists and practitioners gather to talk about their lives and their experiences....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Eileen Smitheimer
        Sound Designer
        Chair
        Kevin Rigdon
        Head of Design
        University of Houston
        Speaker
        Paul "Pablo" Holmes
        Stage Manager
        Speaker
        Peggy Eisenhauer
        Lighting Designer
        Speaker
        Sally Parsons
        Costume Shop Business Owner/Costume Technology/Costume Designer
        Speaker
        Todd Rosenthal
        Scenic Designer
        North Western University
        Speaker
        Toni-Leslie James
        Costume Designer & Educator
        Speaker
        Wendall Harrington
        Designer
        Yale School of Drama
        Tracks:
        • Session

        Friday, March 22, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

        • Room: TBA
        See the portfolios and work of those participating in the Young Designers',Technicians', and Management Forums, which brings talented students together with established designers, directors, and technical professional for a review and discussion of the students....
        Tracks:
        • Session

        Friday, March 22, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

        • Room: Boardroom A
        Speaker(s)
        Tracks:
        • Meeting/Reception
        • Room: Lower Concourse, Jefferson St.
        Tracks:
        • Portfolio Review

        Friday, March 22, 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

          Stage Expo 2018 hosts more than 300 companies along with Special Exhibits from around the world, interactive areas where our membership will display their work from the past year, and innovations which are sure to inspire for your 2018 programs!...
          Tracks:
          • Stage Expo

          Friday, March 22, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: Stage Expo
          Expo Only...
          Tracks:
          • Stage Expo

          Friday, March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

          • Room: L016
          The importance of authenticity, how being ourselves matters for our mental health and how we can be our most authentic selves in the work place. What happens if you can't be 'out' at work? A facilitated discussion with qualified therapists...
          Speaker(s)
          Chair
          Greg Petruska
          Director, EHS
          NBCUniversal
          Tracks:
          • All
          • Session

          Friday, March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

          • Room: M107
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Room Sponsored by:

          • Intermediate
          • Session/CEU
          • Room: L015
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Room Sponsored by:

          • All
          • Room: L015
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Room Sponsored by:

          • All
          • Session
          • Room: M108
          Speaker(s)
          Tracks:
          Room Sponsored by:

          • Intermediate

          Friday, March 22, 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

          • Room: L005
          Knowledge of and adherence to standards applicable to their work environment are signs that someone takes their profession seriously. Exposing students to standards applicable to their area of study can therefore be beneficial to creating a culture of safety, good practices, and professionalism, and can help set them apart when... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Chair
          Eddie Raymond
          OSHA Instructor, Past Safety Director Local 16
          ESTA
          Speaker
          Erin Grabe
          Executive Director
          Entertainment Services and Technology Association
          Speaker
          John Huntington
          Professor
          Speaker
          Justin Bennett
          Asst. Professor of Theatre | Production Manager
          University of the Incarnate Word
          Speaker
          Miriam Paschetto
          Associate and Project Engineer for Geiger Engineering
          Tracks:
          • All
          • Session/CEU

          Friday, March 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

          • Room: M102
          USITT Member University and College student teams have collaborated with ASTC member Theatre Consultants to explore and plan renovation concepts of an existing space to support productions and/or a performing arts program of the teams choice.  Proceeded by a paper copy presentation of their work, each team will present their... ...read more...
          Tracks:
          • Session

          Friday, March 22, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

            See the portfolios and work of those participating in the Young Designers',Technicians', and Management Forums, which brings talented students together with established designers, directors, and technical professional for a review and discussion of the students....
            Tracks:
            • Portfolio Review

            Friday, March 22, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

            • Room: L013
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            Room Sponsored by:

            • All
            • Room: M112
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Session
            • Room: Ballroom D
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Session

            Friday, March 22, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

            • Room: L006
            Join us for an open discussion on what's happening in the world entertainment engineering. Topics will include items from the news, industry developments, and recent productions. Questions, ideas, and interaction from attendees welcomed! This session qualifies for .5 ETCP Renewal Credits....
            Speaker(s)
            Chair
            Joe Champelli
            Director of Mechanical Design
            Entertainment Project Services, LLC.
            Tracks:
            • All
            • Session/CEU

            Friday, March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

            • Room: L026
            Tracks:
            • Session/Reception
            • Room: Lower Concourse, Jefferson St.
            Tracks:
            • Portfolio Review
            • Room: Stage Expo
            Tracks:
            • Stage Expo

            Friday, March 22, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

            • Room: Poster Lounge
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • All
            • Session
            • Room: M111
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Advanced
            • Meeting

            Friday, March 22, 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM

            • Room: L013
            Join the Architecture Commission for a reception to preceed the annual review of the submissions for the Architecture Commission's 2018 USITT Architecture Awards, including discussion of winning projects and awards presentation. Food provided and drinks available. All are welcome to see the best of the Architecture Commission and learn more... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker
            Dawn Schuette FAIA
            Partner
            Threshold Acoustics, LLC
            Speaker
            Leigh Breslau AIA
            Partner
            Trahan Architects
            Speaker
            Robert Campbell
            Associate Principal
            Fisher Dachs Associates
            Chair
            William Murray, FAIA
            Principal
            Pfeiffer Partners, Inc.
            Tracks:
            Room Sponsored by:

            • All
            • Meeting/Reception

            Friday, March 22, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

            • Room: M100
            Please join the Costume Design & Technology Commission as we do a little Commission business, make connections, and have some tasty treats. ...
            Speaker(s)
            Chair
            Ms  Jenny Kenyon
            Commissioner, Costume Design & Technology
            Tracks:
            • All
            • Meeting/Reception

            Friday, March 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


            Friday, March 22, 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM

            • Room: Ballroom A & B
            Tech Olympics brings teams of student members and their coaches from colleges and universities around the country to compete in a timed series of events designed to test their skills at the various disciplines involved in theatre production. Sign up before noon on Friday March 16....
            Tracks:
            • Session/Reception

            Saturday, March 23, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM


            Saturday, March 23, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

            • Room: L006
            NFPA 70E is known as the "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace." NFPA 70E is intended to be a practical guide to providing a safe electrical working environment.  This session will help you understand the significant changes in the 2018 edition of the standard, and how to implement the... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Chair
            Jerry Gorrell
            Consultant/Lighting Designer/Technical Director
            Theatre Safety Programs
            Tracks:
            • Intermediate
            • Session/CEU

            Saturday, March 23, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Boardroom A
            Commissioners and Vice-Commissioner for Programming will meet to discuss the successes and pitfalls of 2018 and outline preliminary plans for programs at the 2019 Annual Conference & Stage Expo....
            Speaker(s)
            Chair
            Ms  Carolyn Satter
            Director of Production and Facilities
            San Diego Theatres
            Tracks:
            • Meeting/Reception

            Saturday, March 23, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

            • Room: M109
            ASTC to meet....
            Tracks:
            • Meeting/Reception

            Saturday, March 23, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

            • Room: Stage Expo
            All exhibitors welcome for a feedback discussion pertaining to Stage Expo....
            Tracks:
            • Meeting/Reception

            Saturday, March 23, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

            • Room: University of Louisville, Playhouse Theatre
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Advanced
            • PDW

            Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

            • Room: LGT & DM Stage
            Tech Olympics judges will work long into the night to have results calculated and certificates printed in time for the Tech Olympics awards. Cheer on the winners and console those who will try harder next year. This is the place where winners can claim their prizes....
            Tracks:
            • Session

            Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

            • Room: Stage Expo
            Start your Saturday at Stage Expo with a free continental breakfast, compliments of USITT. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry, then take time to visit with exhibitors and view special exhibits. Stage Expo closes at 2pm on Saturday, so get there early to make sure you... ...read more...
            Tracks:
            • Reception

            Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

            • Room: Boardroom B&C
            Speaker(s)
            Tracks:
            • Meeting
            • Room: Lower Concourse, Jefferson St.
            Tracks:
            • Portfolio Review
            • Room: Stage Expo
            Tracks:
            • Stage Expo

            Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

              Stage Expo 2018 hosts more than 300 companies along with Special Exhibits from around the world, interactive areas where our membership will display their work from the past year, and innovations which are sure to inspire for your 2018 programs!...
              Tracks:
              • Stage Expo

              Saturday, March 23, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

              • Room: TBA
              See the portfolios and work of those participating in the Young Designers', Technicians', and Management Forums, which brings talented students together with established designers, directors, and technical professionasl for a review and discussion of the students' work....
              Tracks:
              • Portfolio Review

              Saturday, March 23, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

              • Room: M103
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • All
              • Session
              • Room: L010
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Intermediate
              • Room: L015
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Room Sponsored by:

              • Intermediate
              • Session
              • Room: M107
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Room Sponsored by:

              • Intermediate
              • Session/CEU
              • Room: M105
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • All
              • Session

              Saturday, March 23, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

              • Room: University of Louisville, Thrust Theatre Building
              Tricks and techniques for removable aging and distressing on costumes…Have you ever faced the challenge of having to distress rented costumes? Would you like to learn how to make an entire army of rented uniforms look like they have gone through a bloody battle and then be returned to their... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker
              Ms  Beth Herd
              Costume Dyer and Textile Artist
              Speaker
              Ms  Erin Carignan
              Erin Carignan, VAP Costume Design, Purdue University
              Purdue University
              Tracks:
              • Intermediate
              • PDW

              Saturday, March 23, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

              • Room: Lower Concourse, Jefferson St.
              Let us help you put your best foot forward for that next job interview or tenure application with a little PRIMPing: Portfolio Reviews & Interview Materials Prep. All ages of job seekers with experience in design, technology, management and/or education are invited to have your work samples reviewed by professionals.... ...read more...
              Tracks:
              • Portfolio Review

              Saturday, March 23, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

              • Room: Boardroom B&C
              The committee will be completing a slate of candidates for the 2019 election. This meeting is for committee members only....
              Speaker(s)
              Chair
              Paul Brunner
              Head of Theatre Technology
              Indiana University
              Tracks:
              • Meeting/Reception

              Saturday, March 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


              Saturday, March 23, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

              • Room: L010
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Intermediate
              • Session/CEU
              • Room: L006
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • Intermediate
              • Session
              • Room: L016
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              • All
              • Session
              • Room: L015
              Speaker(s)
              Tracks:
              Room Sponsored by:

              • All

              Saturday, March 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

              • Room: Off-site ZFX Facility
              Tour of the ZFX facility and "dojo". No additional fee, advanced registration required. Please visit Sign Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ab28a0f49-zfxdojo to reserve your space. Transportation to be provided. A bus will leave the Convention Center at 1pm and leave the dojo at the end of the tour at 2:30pm for the... ...read more...
              Speaker(s)
              Chair
              Kalen Larson
              Tracks:
              • All
              • Tour

              Saturday, March 23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

              • Room: Off-site Tour ATLs POPs
              Tour the Paul Owen Production Studio, a 44,000 sq. ft. space that is divided almost evenly between prop and scenic storage (including in its permanent collection, their set of A Christmas Carol), and build space for our carpenters, painters, artisans, and other technicians. It was acquired by the theatre in 2007... ...read more...
              Tracks:
              • Tour

              Saturday, March 23, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM