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Louisville Tables Offered

Helen Willard
Stage Expo Sales Manager

Priority space selection for commercial and non-commercial tables is underway for Stage Expo 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Commercial tables cost $800, and non-commercial tables cost $600, for a six-foot table and two chairs on a carpeted space at Stage Expo. Each table space reservation also includes two full-conference exhibitor badges.

Commercial tables may be selected by USITT organizational members whose company's annual gross sales are less than $250,000 or whose sales in the performing arts market, as determined by USITT, are less than $100,000. In order to qualify for a commercial table, organizations must submit a statement from a CPA or attorney acknowledging that the company/organization meets either qualification.

Non-commercial tables may be selected by USITT Organizational Members whose company or organization operates with a not-for-profit status. All public educational institutions are qualified to select a non-commercial table. Other organizations that meet the qualifications must include a statement from a CPA or attorney acknowledging that the company/organization meets the qualification or provide copies of appropriate IRS documentation.

New table guidelines were developed in 2004 to insure that each of the eight table exhibitors in each cluster of tables is able to fully use the space for which they have paid. A draped storage space located in the center of each cluster is provided for the eight table exhibitors to share. Each exhibitor's responsibility is to be a "good neighbor" to adjacent exhibitors, and exhibit operations must be conducted so as not to trespass upon the rights of other exhibitors.

Table guidelines are as follows: "A standard commercial or non-commercial table is allocated a space not to exceed seven feet wide. Exhibits over seven feet wide will need to purchase two table spaces or a booth. Diagonal installations that infringe upon adjoining tables will not be permitted. No table exhibit can be taller than eight feet. Exhibits must not intrude into any aisle.  Local fire codes will be strictly enforced.

A total of 64 commercial and non-commercial table spaces are available for Stage Expo 2006. The tables are a great opportunity for colleges, universities, and other organizations that wish to promote their programs at the conference. Anyone who wishes to reserve a table should contact Helen Willard at

Plan now to join us in Louisville March 29 to April 1, 2006 for the 46th Annual USITT Conference & Stage Expo. The preliminary Stage Expo layout and list of exhibitors may be found at If there are exhibitors who you would like to see at Stage Expo 2006 who are not on this list, please e-mail contact information to

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Reservations for commercial and non-commerical table exhibits are now being accepted. Contact Helen Willard for details on participation.

Photo/William Browning