March 2011

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March 2011

Conference & Stage Expo

Sponsors Flock to Support Charlotte Events

Cooper Controls is the newest sponsor for the Closing Night Celebration Saturday, March 12 at the end of the Charlotte 2011 Conference and Stage Expo. The celebration will replace the traditional awards banquet. This relaxed evening will wrap up the event with an evening of entertainment, finger foods, and cash bar. Disney Parks Creative Entertainment has already agreed to sponsor the event, and three additional spots are available.

Exhibits at Tech Expo represent the projects included in the in Tech Expo catalog, which is produced every other year. Sponsors provide support for prizes, the exhibit at Stage Expo, and the catalog.

Photo/William Browning

A V Pro, Inc.; ETC; SECOA; Wenger Corporation; and Texas Scenic Company will help start the Conference by supporting Opening Night. This will include remarks by Fellow Bob Scales, and conclude with cash bars and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Stay connected at 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.

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; Global Design Solutions; James Thomas Engineering; Ohio State University; Ron Fogel & Associates, Inc.; and Vincent Lighting Systems.

All sponsorships include a recognition package and will place sponsors' names front and center for the industry professionals who attend the Conference.