USITT Presents: ETC at OSU


  • January 19-21, 2018
  • Friday (Level 1), 9:00am-5:00pm
    Saturday (Level 2), 9:00am-5:00pm
    ​Sunday (Advanced Programming), 10:00am-2:00pm
  • The Ohio State University
    Drake Events Center
    Room 1015, Stadium View
    1849 Cannon Drive
    Columbus, OH 43210


Ellen White - Outreach and Training Specialist  ETC, Inc.
Her twenty-five plus years of experience with ETC started with System Estimations (Quotations) and moved through Sales and Marketing as well as Product Development into her current position as part of the ETC Education Center. Currently as Outreach & Training Specialist for ETC, Ellen spends about 60% of her time on the road providing console training for ETC’s customers. She also helps develop training workbooks and videos for ETC’s control products.

Taught by: ETC Console experts, on a classic Ion console setup (console, wing and laptop for viz) 

For parking and hotel information click here

ETC Eos Family Console Essentials  (Level 1)

Friday, January 19, 2018
6 ETCP Renewal Credits
Class limit: 16
Level 1
Register Here


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.

Target Audience: Anyone new to the Eos family of consoles and is looking to learn the basics.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify key elements of the console user interface and navigation
  • Patch conventional and multi-parameter fixtures
  • Work with channels in Live mode
  • Record, select, and delete groups
  • Record, play, and delete basic cues
  • Record to, load, and clear submasters
  • Create step-based effects
  • Understand the basics of working with a multi-parameter device (introductory concepts)

Registration deadlines and pricing:
$120 Non-Member
$60 Member/IATSE
$30 Student/Early Career Member
Deadline to register January 17, 2018 or when full

ETC EOS Family Console Enhanced Skills (Level 2)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
6 ETCP Renewal Credits
Registration is full
Register now to get on the waitlist
Level 2
Register Here

Are you a current Eos family console user who would like to better understand what the console is capable of?  Have you mastered the basics of the Ion and are you now ready to take your programming to the next level?  Are you ready to learn more about programming moving lights?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the Level 2 Enhanced Skills class is right for you. 

Target Audience: Anyone who already has an Eos family product and is looking to learn more about their consoles.

It is highly recommended that you review Level 1 before attending this Level 2 class.

Videos and the workbook are available online:

Session Highlights:

  • Patching multi-parameter fixtures
  • Working with scrollers, LEDs, and moving lights
  • Record and recall palettes and presets
  • Working with cues (Discrete Timing, Mark, Update)
  • Creating Relative and Absolute Effects​

Registration deadlines and pricing:
$120 Non-Member
$60 Member/IATSE
$30 Student/Early Career Member
Deadline to register January 17, 2018 or when full

ETC EOS Family Console Advanced Programming

Sunday, January 21, 2018
4 ETCP Renewal Credits
Class limit: 16 
Register Here

Who should attend?

This class is intended for people who are well versed in Eos Family terminology, already know the layout of the desk, and are experienced conventional and intelligent fixture programmers. By the end of the class, users should be able to understand advanced storage and display techniques, data management philosophies, and arbitration between competing targets.

You must complete the Level 2 class BEFORE taking this advanced class.

What will you learn? 
Topics covered in this class include:

  • Advanced Patch features such as Copy to & Move to
  • Keywords in Patch and Query
  • Additional channel control such as Make Man, Make Null, Capture, and Fan
  • Filters and Snapshots
  • Multi-Part Cues
  • Multiple Cue Lists
  • Additional Cue Playback functions
  • Add Virtual Media Server (VMS) overview

Registration deadlines and pricing:
$60 Non-Member
$30 Member/IATSE
$15 Student/Early Career Member
Deadline to register January 17, 2018 or when full

IATSE members attend at member rates. Non-member students attend at student rates. Contact for your discount code.

For more details on each class click here

Parking details:
Pay-by-Plate machines at surface lots are located within a 5-10 minute walk to Drake. The cost is $2.00 / hour.

For OSU map click here (Drake Performing Arts Center is located at point F & 6.5)
The closest parking is immediately east of the building. The next best option is to the north, on the west side of Ohio Stadium. There are additional lots across the river on Olentangy River Rd. which can be accessed by the footbridge, located just north of the building. 

snacks / coffee and lunch

Hotel Options:
On-campus hotel, which is a 10 minute walk to Drake is: The Blackwell Inn

Other hotels close to campus are:

Varsity Inn

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu