January 2014

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January 2014

News & Notices


Seek Student Leadership Proposals

The deadline to submit proposals for the Costume Design & Technology Commission's Student Leadership Initiative Session planned for the Fort Worth 2014 Conference & Stage Expo is January 21.

The SLI session will be Saturday March 29 and will feature multiple student presenters. Each will have 15 to 20 minutes to present. Past conferences have featured three to five presentations. Slide shows are a recommended format, but the format itself can be innovative.

Vetting of proposals will be completed February 7 and slide shows are due March 1.

For more information, please contact Steven Stines at sstines1@uncc.edu

New Logo, New Web Look

CITTThe new CITT logo and new CITT website are finally launched, and, although they are still tweaking the website a bit, visitors are encouraged to enjoy surfing and visiting the site to rediscover it and explore some of its new features.

One is an enhanced member profile that allows adding Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts; bio notes; and  photo or logo. Profiles can be public in the member directory or private. Take a tour of the forums section to discover the wealth of discussion and know-how!

North American Plugfest Returns

The PLASA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers can test their entertainment lighting control products for interoperability with other manufacturers’ products, is scheduled January 17 through 20 at the Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas.

Complimentary coffee and snacks are served. There is no fee for participating in this North American Plugfest.

Lighting Super Saturday

Stage Lighting Super Saturday will be held February 15 at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. The 9th annual event will be held at the school which is located near Lincoln Center on Amsterdam Avenue and West 65th Street.

Keynote speaker will be Jennifer Tipton, famous for her lighting designs for dance, opera, and theater. She has been nominated for five TONY awards and received two. Ms. Tipton also teaches theater lighting at Yale.

The Super Saturday, presented by Sonny Sonnenfeld and Scott Parker, is designed for everyone involved in stage, architectural, or entertainment lighting. Theatre lighting professionals will lead sessions about inspiration, training, product, and just "doing it." Subjects include Stage Lighting 101, conventional luminaires, LED and arc source luminaires, color, special effects, consoles, moving lights, and other new topics.

Approximately 20 manufacturers and technical specialists will demonstrate equipment. For more information, please visit www.stageseminars.com or contact Scott Parker at super2014@stageseminars.com, 1-866-832-4390.