November 2017

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November 2017

News & Notices

Awards & Opportunities

LiNK 2017

LiNK 2017 registration will be available onsite November 10 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. LiNK provides prospective graduate students in many different disciplines the opportunity to meet with top graduate programs and share their portfolio, resume, and have one-on-one interviews. LiNK is presented in partnership by USITT and SETC and sponsored by Routledge. Learn more.

Rigging Safety Initiative

USITTs Rigging Safety Initiative is open for applications for the fall funding cycle. RSI offers free stage rigging inspections and safety training for secondary schools across America. Applications for the next funding cycle are due November 15, 2017. Learn more.

The Gateway Mentoring Program

The Gateway Program at the Conference & Stage Expo provides an opportunity for students from underrepresented populations within our industry to be paired with professional mentors from a similar background and career. These mentors will guide and maximize each mentee’s experience at the Conference & Stage Expo. November 24 is the deadline to nominate and submit an application. Learn more.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award recognizes excellence and artistic achievement in scenic, lighting, sound, video, or a convergence of these design categories. The Rising Star Award, sponsored by LDI/Live Design, is presented annually to a young designer in the first five years of his or her career after completing their graduate or undergraduate degree. The deadline to nominate is November 30, 2017. Learn more.

Wally Russell Professional Mentoring Award

Who helped get you where you are today? The Wally Russell Professional Mentoring Award seeks to honor someone who has made an impact and helped inspire young professionals. Deadline to nominate is December 1. Learn more.

Rigging Symposium

ESTA and USITT present the New World Rigging Symposium, which takes place March 13-14, 2018, in conjunction with the Annual Conference & Stage Expo 2018 in Fort Lauderdale. The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for riggers and those interested in the live entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry.

In ten sessions over two days, participants will be given a wide range of opportunities to further their technical knowledge, keep up-to-date with codes and standards, and learn what it’s like to work as a rigger in other segments of the entertainment industry. Attendees will also hear from experts in related fields such as structural engineering and risk management. The Symposium will carry ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification. Learn more.