January 2011

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January 2011

Conference & Stage Expo

Sponsors Enhance 2011 Conference

The 51st Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina will offer not only the usual networking and professional development, but so much more, enhanced by events sponsored by USITT members.

In a new twist, USITT will hold a Closing Night Celebration on Saturday, March 12 in place of its traditional awards banquet. This relaxed evening will wrap up the 51st Annual Conference & Stage Expo and anyone at the conference can enjoy an evening of entertainment, finger foods, and a cash bar. Walt Disney World - Creative Entertainment has already agreed to sponsor the event, and four additional spots are available.

Five great companies, A V Pro, Inc.; ETC; SECOA; Wenger Corporation; and Texas Scenic Company, will help start the Conference on a positive note. They have agreed to again support Opening Night, which will start with remarks by Fellow Bob Scales, and conclude with cash bars and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Stay connected using one of the many Cyber Lounges located throughout Stage Expo (click here to view a map). The lounges, kiosks outfitted with computers and internet connections, allow attendees to stay in touch with employers and family while working on their professional development. Seven lounges are already supported courtesy of City Theatrical, Inc., H&H Specialties, IATSE Local 1, InterAmerica Stage Inc., Live Design/LDI, Theatre Projects Consultants, Inc., and RC4 Wireless. Anyone interested in a Cyber Lounge should contact Helen Willard at hpwillard@aol.com.

Also receiving sponsorship support this year is Tech Expo, a biennial showcase of creative solutions to common production problems. This event is made possible by: Creative Conners, Inc.; Daktronics; University of Delaware; GAMPRODUCTS, James Thomas Engineering; Ohio State University, and Ron Fogel & Associates, Inc. This informative and interesting exhibit and the accompanying catalog can accommodate five more sponsors.

All sponsorships include a generous recognition package and will place sponsors’ names front and center for the industry professionals who attend the Conference each year. To learn more, click here for an informational flier or contact Jim Lucas at 800-938-7488, ext. 102 or jim@office.usitt.org to reserve first choice.