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Rendez-Vous Registration Continues

Registration continues for CITT/ICTS Rendez-Vous 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Citadel Theatre is proud to host the 19th Annual Conference in downtown Edmonton.

Penny Ritco, keynote speaker, has been the executive director of the Citadel Theatre since October 2003, returning to a life in the theatre after 15 years in the film and television industry. Prior to joining the Citadel Theatre, she was vice president of productions for Edmonton-based Great North Productions (an Alliance Atlantis Company).

For conference schedule and updates, please visit the website. To register, click here.

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ETCP Launches Web-Based Practice Exams

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) launched practice exams for the Rigger-Arena, Rigger-Theatre, and Entertainment Electrician certification exams on July 15.

The web-based practice exams consist of 50 questions and are available for $35 at Candidates should go to “Candidates” and then follow the menu to ETCP to choose one of the three exams.

The practice exams will provide candidates with a valuable tool for self assessment before sitting for the actual exam. There is no application process with the practice exams; so any interested candidate will be able to take the exam privately at home, at the office, or on the road whenever it is most convenient

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Launch eSET for Technicians

The ESTA Foundation announces the launch of eSET (Essential Skills for the Entertainment Technician), a web based source for essential terminology used within the entertainment technology industry. From Lekos to Cheeseburgers, eSET cuts through the jargon and establishes clear terminology to ensure better communication from region to region and person to person.

Subscription based, eSET’s searchable database provides the user with the terminology needed to understand and to be understood wherever the work takes them. In addition to the terminology, assessments for each discipline are provided as well as the means to create specific resources for learning and teaching. It will continually be updated and refined to better serve the needs of an ever-changing industry.

Annual subscriptions are $10 for students, $15 for professionals, and $40 for a five-site license. To subscribe, go to

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