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JobsUSITT, an easy, online source for opportunities in the technical aspects of theatre and live performing arts, is just a click away. New ads are posted each Thursday so people seeking new employment are urged to check frequently.

The process of submitting ads is also easy to complete and done entirely online. Complete the online form by midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, and jobs will appear on Thursday.

Those seeking employment or who need to fill a position, check out the website.

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Plugfest Returns in July

With the growing success from each of the previous Control Protocols Plugfests, the event is now a regular part of the ESTA Technical Standards Program meeting schedule and will return for another run in July at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Marriott Solana hotel in Westlake, Texas. The Plugfest will run three days: 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 23; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 24; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25.

The event in January was the first in the expanded format, not being limited to ANSI E1.20 RDM (Remote Device Management), but open to all CPWG protocols, including the recently released ANSI E1.31 DMX over Ethernet protocol.

For more information and to register, contact Scott Blair at Registration is important so that the logistics of the equipment delivery, setup, and removal can be organized. There is no charge for participation and the event is open to everyone. Hotel sleeping rooms can be reserved through ESTA.

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Seek Rock Our World Awards Nominations

Nominations for the third annual ESTA Rock Our World Awards will be accepted through July 1.

The awards recognize groundbreaking achievement by ESTA members in new products, product applications, or projects, and were created to acknowledge the genius of both the creator of technology and the designer or integrator who applies the technology in a real world environment.

Contestants for the 2009 awards showcased everything from the lighting of the Grand Mosque to the staging of the Democratic National Convention. All highlighted the collaborative nature of the industry. Nominations may be made by anyone in the industry, but an ESTA member must be involved as the designer, manufacturer, supplier, or collaborator.

Nominations for the 2010 awards must have been introduced to market or taken place between October 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010, and must not have been previously nominated.

The finalists will be announced in early September and the winners at ESTA's annual dinner on October 21, the evening before the LDI show opens. To view the 2009 finalists, winners and judges go to Nominations can be made on the same site, by calling 212-244-1505, or e-mailing

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