ESTA and USITT announce the initial sponsors for the 2019 New World Rigging Symposium, taking place March 19-20, 2019 in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo 2019 in Louisville, KY.
Returning as the Platinum Sponsor is Stage Rigging, Inc. a diversified theatrical rigging company that provides a full range of specialized rigging services on a global basis for tours, corporate and special events, and expositions. Chris Schmidt, Vice President and General Manager of Stage Rigging, says, “Stage Rigging is thrilled to once again be part of the New World Rigging Symposium, a great place for riggers that want to achieve higher trims.”
We are also delighted to welcome as additional sponsors for the 2019 event: Gold - J.R. Clancy; Silver - Kish Rigging; and Bronze - H&H Specialties, The Light Source, Motion Labs, Reed Rigging, Sapsis Rigging, and Stagemaker.
One Gold sponsorship, three Silver sponsorships, and two Bronze sponsorships are still available. Please visit www.esta.org/nwrs_sponsorships or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.
The New World Rigging Symposium offers riggers and those with a vested interest in rigging a unique opportunity to explore the complex issues and demands placed on today’s rigging industry. The 2-day symposium will include sessions on a variety of technical and workplace related topics and will carry ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.
Registration for the Symposium will open in early November. Registration for the two-day symposium, including lunches and an opening day reception, is $375 and attendees will receive a free show floor pass to the USITT Stage Expo March 19-20. Attendees wishing to attend the full USITT Conference will receive a discounted price of $675 for both events. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, email email@example.com.
ESTA, the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, is a non-profit trade association based in North America with members around the world. ESTA's members are responsible for creating some of the most important programs in our industry including the Technical Standards Program, Entertainment Technician Certification Program and Rental Guard. www.esta.org.
USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, is a national non-profit association for the live entertainment production industry. It provides hands-on learning, mentorship, and networking opportunities for emerging and working professionals in the backstage arts. Its Annual Conference and Stage Expo is the only complete production event in North America, featuring over 250 training sessions and 280 exhibitors of the latest tools and resources for creating live entertainment. www.usitt.org.