April 2012

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April 2012

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USITT to Support NATEAC in 2012

NATEACIn keeping with its mission of enhancing the knowledge and skills of its members, USITT has become a Gold level supporter of the upcoming North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC).

Registration is now open for the 2012 event which will be held July 22 and 23 in New York, New York. The conference has been accepted as part of the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education system. NATEAC's goal is to create a foundation for dialog among those involved in the creation of theatre space ranging from new construction to renovation of an existing facility.

Its aim is to put together a two-day program that will act as a springboard for discussion that can continue long after the conference has ended.

USITT President Joe Aldridge, in announcing USITT's support, noted that NATAEC's missions and participants aligned well with USITT's mission. Helping to bring together professionals for such intense concentration on a specific topic brings information that is disseminated to and is useful for many in the industry.

Included with the Conference registration are admission to all Conference panels on July 22 and 23, breakfast and lunch on both days and the very popular pre-conference New York City Harbor Cruise on Saturday evening, July 21.

Bill Sapsis, Conference Director noted, "I'm very happy that, even with moving the conference to the Hilton Hotel, we've been able to hold the registration fee to the same as it was in 2008. NATEAC 2008 was extremely well received and the feedback we received encouraged us to follow the same outline as before." NATAEC also plans to have discounted Broadway show tickets and back stage tours.

The Conference will host over 60 industry professionals from the most respected architecture, consulting and engineering and manufacturing firms in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. These panelists will offer their expertise and experience in the design and construction of performing arts facilities in North America. For more information please visit http://nateac.org.

The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference sponsors can be viewed at http://nateac.org/sponsors.htm.