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Register by December 2 for Discounts

The deadline for lowest possible rates for USITT's 2005 Annual Conference & Stage Expo is December 2. Register online, by fax, by mail, or by calling 800-938-7488 to ensure the Very Early registration rate. Professional Development Workshops and Regional Attractions are also starting to fill, so people interested in any of the topics or attractions are urged to sign up soon to ensure a spot.

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Ballots Must be Returned by December 15

December 15 is the deadline for all USITT election ballots to be returned to the USITT Office. Biographical information and ballots are being mailed to current members in mid-November. Each ballot package includes instructions and a postage-paid envelope to encourage participation. Results of the election will be announced in the February issue of Sightlines and at the Annual Meeting.

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Deadline Approaches For Costume Posters

Great ideas have been coming in for the Costume Commission's Poster Session at the Toronto Conference and Stage Expo. A few slots, however, are still available.

This is a great opportunity to be involved. For some, doing a poster session may enable them to get funding to attend the conference. As many as 20 presenters will stand beside their posters, each illustrating an innovative or imaginative design or construction technique, a solution to a problem, a classroom or management technique, the results of research, or other ideas, discoveries, or developments in the field of costuming.

To participate, send an abstract of the information to be exhibited on the poster. This should be a brief, concise summary ­ typewritten and no more than 200 words. Each submission will be juried.

The deadline is February 15, 2005. Send abstracts or direct any questions to: Debra Krajec, Dept. of Performing Arts, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee WI 53201-1881, telephone 414-288-1504, fax 414-288-7048, or e-mail

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2005 Sponsorship Opportunities

USITT has sponsorship opportunities available for the 45th Annual Conference & Stage Expo and the first-ever World Stage Design exhibition. Lend your support alongside these fine companies and organizations: AV Pro, Inc.; Cal Arts; Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC); Entertainment Design; OSU Department of Theatre; Rit Dye; Phoneix Brands LLC; Rose Brand Theatrical Fabrics, Fabrications, & Supplies; SECOA; and The Tobin Foundation.

For information on available 2005 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle L. Smith in the USITT office at 800-938-7488 or

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