Costume Poster Proposals
Costume Design & Technology Commission
Now that work on fall productions is
getting underway, many are discovering new and innovative
solutions to various costume problems. Why not share those
solutions with others who may encounter them? Submit a proposal
by November 15 to the annual Costume Poster Session.
Poster Session is a time when costume designers and technicians
are able to share information with colleagues that is probably
not well-known, or perhaps of their own invention. 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. This session has
become one of the most popular events for the Costume Commission,
having an average of 200 to 250 people attending.
As an added
benefit, poster presentations are widely accepted as meeting
the requirements for scholarly publication. Those employed
by an educational institution may be able to get the school
to fund some or all expenses to the 49th USITT Annual Conference & Stage
Expo in Cincinnati. 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 electronically 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. E-mail
abstracts by November 15 to Donna Meester (email@example.com.)
The deadline is earlier than in previous years in response
to requests from those who need to know if a proposal has
been accepted to receive funding. Applicants will be notified
by early December.
As excitement and interest in the poster
session grows, ways to archive the presentations are being
explored. As a result, there will be several guidelines that
will need to be followed. Presenters will be sent a list
of guidelines when they are notified of acceptance. All presenters
must submit a copy of their presentation and handouts electronically
by March 6.
Questions or requests for more information
can be directed to: Donna Meester, The University of Alabama,
Dept. of Theatre & Dance, Box 870239, Tuscaloosa, AL 25487-0239;
phone 205-348-9032; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.