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August 2011

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Costume Poster Sessions to Mark Sweet 16th

M.C. Friedrich, Costume Design & Technology Commission

The Costume Design & Technology Commission's Poster Session always draws a crowd and provokes discussion. This is just a small sample of the posters which were presented in 2010.

Photo/Casey Kearns

The 2012 Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach, California will be the 16th year of the Costume Design & Technology Commission’s Costume Poster Session. Exciting things are on the horizon to archive the rich depth and breadth of information from these posters. The Costume Poster Session Committee is busy this summer developing a draft of sessions for publication.

Costume designers and technicians can be a part of this session by submitting an abstract this fall to share innovations with peers. During the Costume Poster Session, costume designers and technicians share information that is probably not well known or perhaps of their own invention. This includes, but is not limited to, a new solution to an old problem, a new problem and its solution, a classroom or management technique, the results of research, or other ideas, discoveries, or developments in the field of costuming.

Poster presentations are widely accepted as meeting the requirements for scholarly publication. Those who work for an educational institution might be able to get the school to fund some or all expenses to the Long Beach 2012 Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Poster presenters also may have the opportunity to publish their ideas in TD&T.

All submissions will be blind juried by the Costume Poster Selection Committee. Ideas need to be presented in the form of an abstract – a brief, concise summary of the information to be presented in the poster, no more than 200 words typewritten. Examples of past successful abstracts can be found here.Include link here.

The process for submitting an abstract and a 50-word bio will be the same as last year. Submissions should be sent to The biographies will be used for the Conference program.

Ways to archive the presentations are being explored. As a result, there are several guidelines to be followed. Presenters will be sent a list of guidelines when they are notified of acceptance.

The deadline to submit abstracts is November 15. Applicants will be notified by early December. The actual presentation and handout information are not due until March 5.

For questions or additional information, contact: M.C. Friedrich, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Michigan Technological University,