Meet to Plan
2009 Conference in Cincy
Each May, members of the Conference Committee
meet with the Commissioners Steering Committee to go over the
programming schedule. During the day-long meeting, every session
proposed for the conference was reviewed and scheduled for a particular
day and time in a specific room. This year's meeting was held
at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel, which will be USITT's headquarters
hotel during the 2009 Annual Conference & Stage Expo.
Tours of the Duke Energy Center's exhibit
halls, meeting rooms, and ballrooms took place on Friday afternoon
followed by a look at the meeting space and ballrooms at the Hilton.
Afterward, many members of the group trekked to Arnold's, the
oldest bar in Cincinnati, which was established in 1861. Others
crossed one of the many bridges to Kentucky for dinner at a much
newer restaurant, the Chart House, situated on Riverboat Row with
a lovely view of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline.
While in the "Queen City," members of the
committee had an opportunity for a Taste of Cincinnati which
took place on the street right in front of the hotel. There were
about a half a million other people strolling and sampling, listening
to music, and generally having a fine time.
To celebrate the end of another successful
programming meeting, several members of the committee drove up
Mt. Hope to Primavista, a northern Italian restaurant with a panoramic
view of the downtown skyline, the Ohio River, stadiums, bridges,
and northern Kentucky. Future visits will provide opportunities
to check out more of the area's many fine restaurants.
Plan now to attend the 49th Annual USITT Conference & Stage
Expo March 18 to 21 in Cincinnati. For information about exhibiting
at Stage Expo, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.