April 2017

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April 2017

News & Notices


Costume Symposium Chicago

Costume Symposium 2017 takes on the theme of “The Use of Modern Sewing Technology in Period Costume Production” and will be sponsored by Bernina of America. There are only 32 spaces available, and they will fill quickly. Registration takes place until June 20 or when all spots have been filled. For more information, click here.

THSA Conclave

The THSA Conclave Theatre Tour will take place in Los Angeles, California Monday June 26 - Friday June 30. Rich in arts and culture, Los Angeles is internationally recognized as the center of the film industry and historic theatres. The Broadway Historic Theatre District is home to nearly 20 theatres. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore some of the city’s most iconic theatres of the Broadway Historic District, Hollywood Boulevard, the West Side, and Pasadena. For more information, click here.

USITT Gets One of First IAEE Certifications

USITT is one of the first Expos in the world to attain this new IAEE Certification. By establishing a certified exhibition designation, IAEE is setting the “Gold Standard” for exhibitions and setting a broad set of best practices that all exhibitions should adhere to. This member driven initiative will certify an exhibition’s compliance with minimum standards of conduct and performance. Standards include those that are fact based and easily confirmed and that bear upon customer service to attendees, exhibitors, contractors, and facilities in the broadest sense. Organizational candidates that meet all criteria will be awarded an IAEE “Certified Exhibition” graphic made available to them for their use on promotional materials.

SWE Magazine Features USITT Members

The lead article in the Spring issue of SWE magazine entitled Engineering the Magic of Live Entertainment, features Beth Martell, theater consultant at DLR/Westlake Reed Leskosky and USITT Board Director; Gemma Guy, senior director of business development, TAIT Towers; and David Grindle, USITT Executive Director. The story is in print and online. Click here for desktop or laptop viewing.

If that doesn't work easily for you, there is a free SWE Magazine app for phone and tablet viewing, here.

David Grindle Featured in InPark Magazine

USITT’s Executive Director was featured in an article in the February issue of InPark magazine. Grindle discussed advances in technology, USITT’s affiliations with the theme park world and its many mentorship and diversity programs. “With new technologies and new ideas,” says Grindle, “the number one thing we’re fostering is the importance of taking a chance. We’re becoming risk adverse as a business society. We’re a broad group with members in lighting, costume, scenery, sound, management, architecture, technical production, design, and technology. We don’t represent just one segment. For us, the joy of collaboration is bringing these disciplines together and seeing what we can learn from each other." To read the full article, click here.