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August 2004
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The CITT/ICTS Rendezvous is just one of many conferences and meetings being held this summer in Montreal, a popular destination with tourists.



CITT/ICTS Rendezvous
Planned for Montréal

Each year, countless festivals and events invade the streets of Montréal drawing thousands of people in a warm and convivial ambiance. It is with that mood in mind, and in a context of revival, that the annual Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/L'Institut Canadien des Technologies Scénographiques (CITT/ICTS) Rendezvous takes place this summer in Montréal.

It is a much awaited return after seven years and underlines, at the same time, the acknowledgment of the French appellation of the CITT, that is to say ICTS - l'Institut Canadien des Technologies Scénographiques, and the affiliation of the newly formed Centre Québécois de l'Institut Canadien des Technologies Scénographiques (CQICTS) to CITT/ICTS – the French connection.

Among the planned activities from August 12 to 15 are:

  • Visit of Cirque du Soleil, Cité des arts du cirque, and meeting the creation and production teams
  • Gala Systems plant tour, manufacturer of the Spiralift
  • Venue tour of recycled spaces and renewed places (always a must!)
  • Education Forum
  • Round table discussion on competencies charts for the performing arts.

Some adjustments have been made this year regarding the trade show and corporate luncheon, which will take place at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Friday August 13. The trade show will be open to the public. Furthermore, the Annual General Meeting will be held during lunch on Saturday to maximize the session program schedule.

Social events will also play an important part of the festivities with the return of the Xtrem Junk Challenge presented by Cinequip, the incomparable Swag Bingo with the famous transCanadian bingo balls machine, and the special Keynote Speaker Award Banquet Gala Soirée. The Saturday evening cruise aboard the Cavalier Maxim on the St. Lawrence River features invited Keynote Speaker Tim Gosley, puppeteer, author, and designer.

Organizers are inviting all to be part of the French Connection, to enjoy the charm of Montréal, meet up with friends and colleagues, and encounter new accomplices.

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