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CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show Session Schedule


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DATE Monday August 12 Tuesday August 13 Wednesday August 14 Thursday August 15 Friday August 16 Saturday August 17 
Venue KDCC - YAC KDCC - YAC -                Old Fire Hall  Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Yukon Arts Centre KDCC Old Fire Hall

(Day 1)
(Day 1)
(Day 1 half-day)
(Day 2)
(Day 2)
(Day 1)
(Day 2 full day)          
(Day 2 half-day) @ Old Fire Hall
 Scenic Lighting
with Brian Cloutier @ Old Fire Hall
Tech Rider Makeover with Josh Jansen
Live Audio for Musicians with Josh Jansen
Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors (full day) with Don Parman
How HR management affects your brand 
with Sibyl Frei
 Master Class: Secrets of Survival from Fifty Years as a Lighting Designer 
with Michael Whitfield 
‘After You, No After You’ A Canadian couple collaborate on stage design
with Susan Benson CM, CRA
and Michael Whitfield
Tom Patterson Theatre Centre
with Simon Marsen
Preservation of Costumes: Do Museum Professionals Have Useful Advice for the Theatre?
with Val Monahan
Understanding Regalia with Mark Rutledge

Setting the Stage for Reconciliation CANCELLED 

Capturing A Character: they say you don't need to draw, BUT YOU DO! with Susan Benson CM RCA
Psychological First Aid
with Mieke Leonard
Gallery Lighting
with Patrick Matheson
Venue Tour
with Scott Miller and Riley Pinn
Vault Tour
with Mary Bradshaw
Traditional Beading 101 with Deb Enoch
CITT/ICTS 29th Trade Show  
TEC Talks: 
  • Art, Design and Stage Craft on Stage with Pat Flood, Susan Benson CM RCA & Michael Whitfield 
  • Event Safety Alliance Canada with Evan Sandham
  • La transition de l'éclairage traditionnelle à DEL avec Claude Viens
  • Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials - Workplace Generational Conflict Demystified with Angela Drainville
  Book signing
  • Susan Benson, Art, Design and Craft on Stage with Patricia Flood
  • World Scenography with Peter McKinnon
  • Nobody looks up with Rick Boychuk 

Community Theatre and Dance Panel Discussion with Borealis Soul, Larrikin Theatre Company 

Theatre for Young People with Angela Drainville & Josh Jansen

 Beyond of the Shelf (fabric treatments) with Susan Benson MC, RCA

Anticipating our future by understanding our past with Rick Boychuk

What to Inspect When You're Inspecting with Evan Sandham
Roadhouse Roundtable
 with David Winstanley
Theatre Education Roundtable with Carl Walling 
CITT/ICTS Strategic Plan 2025 Meeting with the members  

Safer Spaces


(two 1/2 day courses offered)



Meals & Social Events

Tech-Nique Show 

Opening Night
at MacBride Museum 
- Keynote Breakfast
- AGM Luncheon
 - Women of the Backstage Social 
- Pub Crawl with
live audio training
- New Product Breakfast
- BBQ Luncheon
- Klondike Swag Bingo 
- Women of the Backstage Breakfast
- Networking Luncheon 
- CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet 
Free night out  

Monday August 12 and Tuesday August 13


Tuesday August 13 and Wednesday August 14




Yukon Arts Centre Yukon College Old Fire Hall   

Human Resources Management in Cultural Organizations 

with Sibyl Frei      



Fundamentals & Spotlight

All that Glitters is not Gold: Painting the Magic  Explore painting methods to create metallic effects for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional surfaces   

Description: Human Resource Management in Cultural Organizations will be a highly participatory workshop that will examine best practices in HR planning and management, with an emphasis on the interconnected needs of the individuals and organizations, and strengthening your capacity to interact with, lead and develop your staff. The workshop will be tailored to the needs and priorities of managers in the live performing arts, and draw on participants? experience to enhance learning.

Level: Intermediate

Discipline: Management

Registration fee:

  • CITT/ICTS Members: $40 + GST
  • Special Yukon resident rate:  $40 + GST (please email support@citt.org to get code)
  • Non-members: $50 + GST

Register here


IMPORTANT To ensure that this workshop and others to come are focused on the issues that are most critical and important to our membership we ask you respond to this 2-minute survey prepared by HR consultant and instructor Sibyl Frei.



LEVEL 1 ESSENTIALS      - 1 Day 

Are you new to the Eos family of consoles and ready to hit the ground running with your first show? Learn all the basics you will need to get started in our Essentials class. This class will give you a solid foundation with the Eos family of consoles and prepare you to grow your knowledge as you are ready. 

Level: Beginner

Discipline: Lighting


Ready to move beyond the basics with your Eos family console? Build the skills you need to take your programming to the next level. Going beyond our Level 1 training, this class will get you going with additional features and functions of your console and get you on your way to programming like a pro.

Level: Beginner

Discipline: Lighting

Registration fee: 

  • CITT/ICTS Members:  $60.00 USD (please email support@citt.org to get code)
  • Special Yukon resident rate: $60.00 USD (please email support@citt.org to get code)
  • Non-members: $80.00 USD

Register here



Monday August 12

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

DAY 1 - Fundamentals
Duration: 1/2 day
Prerequisites: Basic computer use, basic drafting conventions or experience with another CAD application.

Tuesday August 13

9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Day 2 - Spotlight

Duration: Full day

Prerequisite: Fluency with navigating the Vectorworks interface and all material & prerequisites covered in the Fundamentals course.

Registration Fee (+GST)

CITT/ICTS Members: $80 

Yukon resident $80 

Students $20


Non-members $ 110

 Register here 

Description: Come join Jenny Knott, Rosco paint product manage/scenic artist, and Wendy Waszut-Barrett, president of Historic Stage Services LLC/scenic artist, to get hands on practice and improve your painting skills over two days. Learn both contemporary and historic painting methods. We will explore creating metallic effects for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications. This class will provide options for future projects, whether you are painting backdrops, props or costumes. Add some glitter to your golden experience at CITT/ICTS this year!

Level: General (for all)

Discipline: Scenic Art


Registration fee: 

  • CITT/ICTS Members: $25 + GST
  • Special Yukon resident rate: $40 + GST (please email support@citt.org to get code)
  • Non-members: $50 + GST

Register here




6:00 p.m. - 11:00p.m. 

Opening Night @ MacBride Museum 



Kwanlin Dün Culture Centre (KDCC)


Old Fire Hall

Multi-Purpose Room   Classroom A   

Geiwú Tlein Eetí –Tlingit Big Fishnet Place Artist Studio

Elders' Lounge
8:00 a.m. -
9:00 a.m. 
  Keynote Breakfast @ KDCC Kwanlin Longhouse
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Scenic Painting Day 2
with Jenny Knott and Wendy Wasutt-Barrett 

How HR management affects your brand with Sibyl Frei  Master Class: Secrets of Survival from Fifty Years as a Lighting Designer with Michael Whitfield  Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors (full day) with Don Parman  

Preservation of Costumes with Val Monahan

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break sponsored by Arts Club Theatre 
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Scenic Painting Day 2 (cont'd) 

Tech Rider Makeover (cont'd)  Master Class: Secrets of Survival from Fifty Years as a Lighting Designer (cont'd)  Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors (cont'd) Preservation of Costumes (cont'd) 
12:00 p.m.

  CITT/ICTS AGM Luncheon @ Kwanlin Longhouse 

 Old Fire Hall  Multi-Purpose Room Classroom A   

Geiwú Tlein Eetí –Tlingit Big Fishnet Place Artist Studio 

 Elders' Lounge
1:45 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.

Scenic Lighting
with Brian Cloutier 

Live Audio for Musicians Audio Caucus moderator Josh Jansen


‘AFTER YOU, NO AFTER YOU’  A Canadian couple collaborate on stage design with Susan Benson CM, RCA and Michael Whitfield  Performing Arts Safety for Supervisors (cont'd)

Session to be announced

3:30 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Scenic Lighting

Tom Patterson Theatre Centre with Simon Marsen  

Understanding Regalia with Mark Ruteledge

5:30 p.m. -
7:00 p.m.
  Women of the Backstage Social Get-Together @ Antoinette's
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.   Pub crawl 

The pub crawl program and more information can be found at the registration desk.



 Kwanlin Dün Culture Centre (KDCC)      
 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  

New Product Breakfast sponsored by Trizarts Alliance @ KDCC Kwalin Longhouse

followed by continuous shuttle bus service to YAC starting at 9:00 a.m.




Yukon Arts Centre (YAC)      

YAC Stage 

YAC Green Room 

YAC Dressing YAC Lobby

YAC Lobby 

YAC Gallery 

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 Reverse Trade Show by invitation only

   Capturing A Character: they say you don't need to draw BUT YOU DO! with Susan Benson CM RCA  

Psychological First Aid with Mieke Leonard     

Traditional Beading 101

limited to 10 person,

ongoing throughout the day

Venue Tour with DWD Scott Miller and Riley Pinn

  Gallery Lighting with Pat Matheson    
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
     Corporate BBQ @ YAC Outdoor Patio         
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Trade Show

1:00 pm to 5:30 p.m. - Cash Bar sponsored by CETEC Group

Click here to view Exhibitor List

Book signing :

Susan Benson Arts, Design and Craft on Stage with Patricia Flood

Nobody Looks Up: The History of the Counterweight Rigging System: 1500 to 1925 with Rick Boychuk

World Scenography 1975-1990 & World Scenography 1990-2005 with Peter McKinnon


 Art, Design and Stage Craft on Stage with Pat Flood, Susan Benson CM RCA & Michael Whitfield 



    Traditional Beading 101 (cont'd)   



2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Event Safety Alliance Canada with Evan Sandham

  Vault Tour with Mary Bradshaw

(45 minutes)

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
La transition de l'éclairage traditionnelle à DEL avec Claude Viens
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials - Workplace Generational Conflict Demystified with Angela Drainville


7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


Klondike Swag Bingo Fundraising event

@ The Local Bar 202 Jarvis St.





        Kwanlin Dün Culture Centre (KDCC)
Multi-Purpose Room Classroom A

 Geiwú Tlein Eetí –

Tlingit Big Fishnet Place 

 Elders' Louge 
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Women of the Backstage Breakfast

After #MeToo Panel Discussion

10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

 Community Theatre and Dance Panel Discussion with Borealis Soul, Larrikin Theatre Company 

  Beyond of the Shelf (fabric treatments) with Susan Benson CM, CRA  

 What to Inspect When You're Inspecting with Evan Sandham 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Theatre for Young People with Angela Drainville and Josh Jansen

Anticipating our future by understanding our past with Rick Boychuk 

12:00 p.m.

        Networking Lunch sponsorsed by Actsafe @ Kwanlin Longhouse

A preview of WSD 2021 - Scenofest - OISTAT World Congress with Monique Corbeil and April Vizcko

ROOM / SPACE  Multi-Purpose Room  Classroom A  

 Geiwú Tlein Eetí –

Tlingit Big Fishnet Place 

 Elders' Lounge 
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

 Roadhouse Roundtable with David Winstanley 

     Theatre Education Roundtable with Carl Walling        
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

 CITT/ICTS Strategic Plan 2025 Meeting with the members  

6:30 p.m.

        Pre Awards Banquet Cocktail sponsored by Christie Lites Sales @ Kwanlin Dün Lobby

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

       CITT/ICTS 29th Annual Awards Banquet @ Kwanlin Longhouse

sponsored by 


10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
 Closing Ceremony @ the Fire Pit
Saturday August 17

Safer Spaces is a Professional Development Workshop to increase inclusion for LGBTQ+ communities. Using both structured content and facilitated open dialog, participants will explore language, pronouns, history, human rights, lived experiences of LGBTQIAP+ people, overcoming barriers, and resources. Participants will be able to engage in group activities, games, and open discussions for a shared learning experience.

Saturday August 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (1/2 day course)

Saturday August 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1/2 day course)

Registration fee:  $25.00 (+GST)

Learn more and register here

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