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Become a Costume
Poster Presenter!

Deb Krajec
Costume Poster Session Chair

As many as 20 presenters will stand beside their posters at the 2006 USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Louisville to illustrate 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.

You can be part of this session. Just send an idea, and let the Costume Poster Selection Committee decide. Each submission will be juried by committee members Debra Krajec, chair and past Costume Design & Technology Commissioner; Gwen Nagle, past committee chair; Betty Blyholder, first chair and originator of the Poster session; Donna Meester; and Joel Ebarb.

Ideas should be submitted in the form of an abstract, typewritten, and no more than 200 words. Mail, e-mail, or fax abstracts by January 31 to Ms. Krajec. For answers to questions or an official rules document, contact Ms. Krajec.

Posters should be no smaller than 2-by-3 feet and no larger than 4-by-6 feet. They should be designed to be mounted on the wall or to stand on a table. Some table space in front of each poster for displaying realized projects and handouts may be available. Posters may be in several sections for easy transport. Posters should be easily readable from at least six feet away. Each presenter should prepare a summary handout to distribute. This session usually receives an average of 200 to 250 people attending.

Poster presentations are widely accepted as meeting the requirements for scholarly publication. An educational institution may fund some or all expenses to the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Louisville. Poster presenters may also have the opportunity to publish their ideas in TD&T.

Contact Debra Krajec, Dept. of Performing Arts, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee WI 53201-1881; phone 414-288-1504; fax 414-288-7048; or e-mail

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Costume posters create interest and help both presenters and visitors. There is still time to participate in the 2006 Costume Poster Session in Louisville.

Photo/Tom Hackman