March 2013

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March 2013

Conference & Stage Expo

Seek Portfolio Review Participants

Anne E. McMills Lighting Design & Technology Commission

Lighting Design & Technology Portfolio Reviews are beneficial for both those conducting the reviews and those whose work is examined.

While preparing for USITT’s 2013 Conference & Stage Expo – registering for the Conference, making hotel and flight arrangements, planning what sessions to attend, and which booths to visit first – consider joining the Lighting Design & Technology Commission’s portfolio review as either a presenter or a reviewer.

One aspect of the Commission’s mission is to promote excellence in lighting design and lighting design education. Portfolio reviews allow presenters a wider audience to their progress and work by getting opinions from someone other than their primary mentor. Reviewers have an opportunity to see upcoming talent from across the country along with sharing knowledge and skills by giving comments or suggesting improvements to the presenter’s work or presentation style in a helpful, non-threatening manner.

The overall review process takes 30 to 45 minutes for each review and is a constructive way to participate in Commission-sponsored activities. Anyone with a degree in lighting, currently working in the professional or educational lighting field, and interested in having a hand in shaping the future of upcoming lighting designers should consider becoming a reviewer.

Presenters are made up of students at all levels, professionals just starting out or looking for the next step up, and educators needing a peer review for the promotion and tenure process.

For more information, e-mail Anne E McMills at Those who wish to present can find further information here.