January 2015

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January 2015

Conference & Stage Expo

Program Offers Students an International Opportunity

The Student Ambassador Program matches student members with visiting international guests at each conference to encourage networking between early designers and the Institute’s global colleagues. The next opportunity for Student Ambassadors will be at the Cincinnati 2015 Conference & Stage Expo March 18 to 21.

The guests for the Cincinnati conference are Japanese Noh mask maker Kitazawa Hideta, one of the last wooden mask carvers in Tokyo; Jean-Guy Lecat, Peter Brook's longtime collaborator and self-described space designer; and Xochitl Gonzalez, a Mexican lighting and scenic designer, and World Stage Design 2013 award winner for Lighting Design.

The Student Ambassador Program is an exceptional chance for students to work closely with an international designer. Three student members will be selected based on their areas of interest, compelling application, and letter of recommendation. Student Ambassadors will receive free conference registration and a luncheon with the three guests.

Teachers, professors, and educators from USITT member schools, universities, and colleges may initiate the application process by recommending a student they believe would make an outstanding candidate. Specific language abilities would be a plus but are not required as all International Guests have some fluency with English. Click here for application guidelines. See the PDF file for complete application/nomination information.