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YDF Application
Deadline January 5

One of the many ways USITT helps students is through the Young Designers' Forum.

This is a great outlet for a select number of final-year graduates to test the waters and begin to make their way into the business. As in the past, the Forum will be held Friday and Saturday at the 45th Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Dates for 2005 are March 18 and 19.

This is a golden opportunity for students to display their work in a public forum and get the chance to discuss it with designers and directors already working in the field. Previous participants have had their work included in the Prague Quadrennial. Students who have participated in the past have been unanimous in their praise; many have made contacts that they would not otherwise have made. Start thinking now about putting your portfolio together for this event.

Participation is limited to no more that 15 students and is determined by faculty nomination and juried selection. A small fee is required with the application, and all participants must be members of USITT. Students selected for participation in the Young Designers' Forum will have their conference fee waived. Deadline for submission of work is January 5, 2005.

Visit the USITT website to download an application or call the USITT office at 800-938-7488 to have one sent to you. For more information, contact: Dick Block at 412-268-7219, e-mail, or Tim Saternow at 860-486-4185, e-mail

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Those selected to participate in the 2005 Young Designers' Forum will be able to meet individually with noted designers and directors. The work of those chosen for the Young Designers' Forum is also put on display for all attending the Conference to see.