December 2017

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December 2017

News & Notices

Year-End Giving

USITT President Mark Shanda & USITT Executive Director David Grindle

‘Tis the season of gift giving, exchanging thanks, and reflecting back on the past year.

Learning from one another has been at the heart of USITT since our founding. Our education and training continues to reach out to people at all points in their careers, providing opportunities to expand knowledge, reinforce skills, and venture into something new.

From basic rigging to computer-aided sewing, USITT seeks to bring practical skills and knowledge that help people build on their foundation.

New in 2017, we partnered with the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) to bring online learning at an affordable cost to the industry.

Working together we are able to share resources, develop course materials, and provide a learning platform that is robust and available to people at times that are convenient to their schedules.

We also partnered with Roundabout Theatre’s Workforce Development Program to bring their first cohort of New York City-based aspiring young technicians to the Annual Conference. Partnerships such as these are among the reasons that we are Better Together.

It is because of you that USITT has become a community where all aspects of live performance design and technology come together to learn from one another, to grow in skill, and to make a difference.

You know the value of the work that we do — that you do — and now we ask you to carefully consider your financial support and make a gift to USITT.

You can make a one-time gift at Or, you can choose to make a monthly recurring gift. Many members find this to be an easy and painless way to increase their giving.

Go to and click on Make a Gift to increase your contribution today!

Thank you again for your support and best wishes for the New Year.