LiNK 2016

LiNK is an early, affordable interview and networking event for grad school candidates and advanced degree programs to potentially connect in:

Acting, Directing, Stage Management, Arts Management, Production Management, Scene Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Technical Direction, Stage Technology, Lighting Technology and Costume Technology.

The event allows candidates to submit portfolios, resumes, and even head shots. You will be able to audition in front of all participating schools at once or be scheduled in 15 minute intervals for interviews.



November 11 - 13, 2016

Crown Plaza Atlanta





Candidates, connect with more than 50 programs in ONE convenient location.

Candidate Registration

​Registration for candidates opens August 15. Just $40 until Sept 30th. Rates increase Oct 1st-28th to $60. Onsite registration $75

Of the survey respondents from LiNK 2015, 99% of candidates received offers and agreed to further their education in over 20 different programs across the nation. The offers ranged from $15,000 Graduate Assistantships to Full Tuition Waivers plus Assistantships.

Here's what candidates have to say about LiNK:

"I never would have had the time or money to meet with all these schools on my own.  In person interviews always leave a better impression than online submissions."

"It was a smaller run program that gave me more individual time with each school."

"The schools were far friendlier at this venue than other larger 'cattle call' type auditions. The space was comfortable & I had a BLAST talking to all the schools that called me back!"

Institutions, put your brand in front of more candidates while saving your department time and money.

Academic Institutions Registration

Institutional registration price is $149 until September 30. Rates increase to $249 on October 1. Registration closes October 28. If you need to register using a purchase order please call USITT directly at 315-463-6463.

Of the institutional survey respondents from 2015, 20% of all offers made were accepted by LiNK participants.

Past institutional participants commented about LiNK:

"LiNK is the most efficient and best place for us to find graduate students for our program. The quality of students who attend is exceptional, and the ease of recruiting in such a concentrated environment is fantastic."

"It put us in front of candidates that would otherwise not have considered us."

"LiNK provides a lower stress atmosphere and more one-on-one time where both recruiters and candidates find the right match."

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Link_2015_(sm)What's NEW for 2016:

  • In lieu of individual tables, institutions can reserve a small display space (18" x 2') on a table shared by multiple programs for display materials.
  • A second reception! Join us on Saturday evening for the LiNK Wine-Down. Food and beverages will be rolled into the Mansfield Ballroom so that both candidates and institutions may take advantage of this extra networking time.
  • New location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta-Airport

Tracks Available in:

(As institutions register these tracks will be linked to those programs)

Arts Management
Stage Management
Production Management
Technical Direction
Stage Technology
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Lighting Technology
Costume Design
Costume Technology
Sound Design