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The costume poster session, like the example from the 2006 version at right, is a well-recognized way to present ideas to a diverse audience. Poster ideas for the 2007 Costume Poster Session are now being accepted.

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Call for Costuming Posters

Donna Meester
Costume Poster Session Chair

Now that fall productions are well underway, many commission members have discovered new and innovative solutions to various costume problems. Why not share those solutions with others who may encounter them? How? By submitting a proposal to display your genius at the annual Costume Poster Session!

What exactly is the Costume Poster Session? This is a time when costume designers and technicians are able to share information that may not be well known, or perhaps of their own invention, with colleagues. This includes, but is not limited to: a new solution to an old problem, a new problem and its solution, a classroom or management technique, the results of research, or other ideas, discoveries, or developments in the field of costuming. If any Commission member has a poster session idea and is not sure if it's "good enough" or "significant enough," send it in! What may be "old hat" to some may be a new treasure to others.

An average of 200 to 250 people attend this session, and it is an exciting event for the Costume Design & Technology Commission each year. As an added benefit, poster presentations are widely accepted as meeting the requirements for scholarly publication. If employed by an educational institution, travel funds may be available from academic programs for those members chosen to present at the 2007 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Phoenix. Poster presenters also may have the opportunity to publish their ideas in TD&T.

All submissions are juried by the Costume Poster Selection Committee. Ideas need to be presented in the form of an abstract – a brief, concise summary of the information to be presented in the poster – no more than 200 words typewritten. Mail, e-mail, or fax an abstract by January 29, 2007 to Donna Meester, University of Alabama, Dept. of Theatre & Dance, Box 870239, 235 Rowand-Johnson Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL 25487-0239; 205-348-9032; fax 205-348-9048; e-mail

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