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Attendees enjoy conversation and refreshments at Opening Night at the 2007 Conference. Each year, the event is made even more inviting by the Opening Night sponsors.

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Sponsors Add Zip to
Conference Week!

Michelle Smith
Membership & Ad Sales Manager

USITT will offer attendees of the 2008 Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Houston a variety of events and services thanks to generous sponsor support.

On Wednesday evening, March 19, join the fun at Opening Night in the Hilton-Lanier Ballroom. Reconnect with old friends and make new acquaintances at this casual reception that kicks off the Conference week. Tasty hors d'oeuvres will be served compliments of our sponsors: A V Pro, Inc.; Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC); Martin Professional, Inc.; SECOA; and Texas Scenic Company.

Interested in theatre architecture? Check out the Walking Tour of the Houston Theatre District on Wednesday, March 19 from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m.* Participants will go backstage at several Houston Theatre District Venues including the Alley Theatre. Bus transportation to the theatre district is sponsored by Morris Architects.

Conference attendees who need to check e-mail or surf the web can make use of the Cyber Cafés located throughout Stage Expo. The cafés, kiosks outfitted with computers and internet access, are available for use anytime Stage Expo is open. Cafés are available thanks to sponsors: City Theatrical, Inc.; IATSE Local 1; Live Design Magazine/LDI Show; Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.; and Staging Concepts, Inc.

Please join us in thanking the sponsors of these events and services for their generous financial support. To learn more about USITT's sponsorship program, contact Membership & Ad Sales Manager Michelle L. Smith at the USITT office at 800-938-7488, ext. 102 or

*Tour signup begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday at message boards. Must be present to sign up.

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