USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo
Join the IFPS at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Annual Conference & Stage Expo, the entertainment and theatre industries’ leading event for education, networking, and resourcing of products and services. The Conference features more than 12 areas of education and meetings for every specialty skill. Over 5,000 industry experts, educators, students, and vendors find a forum at the event to discuss pressing issues, learn solutions, and network for the future. The Stage Expo features more than 200 companies presenting the latest innovations in theatre technology and design from all over the world. The event will also host numerous professional development workshops, USITT committee and business meetings, meetings for other industry-leading associations, and site tours to local areas.
The Annual Conference & Stage Expo features more than 175 conference sessions. The Light Lab utilizes a specially designed hands-on immersion into the world of lighting, and the Tech Expo is where industry members show unique challenges they’ve faced and how they overcame them, using designs and structures to illustrate the complexities of modern theatre and entertainment. Other events include a keynote address by Rob Goodman (founder of First Stage in Milwaukee), book signings, and social events.
Since 1960, the USITT (with headquarters in Syracuse, N.Y.) has served design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry. It provides an environment for these professionals to connect, create, share, and communicate their craft. The Institute has 3,800+ members throughout the U.S., Canada, and 40 other countries.
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) provides ongoing hydraulic and pneumatic training to professionals and students who work in the theatre/entertainment industry technical fields. IFPS staff and several accredited instructors will be in attendance.