USITT22 Schedule

Check out these sessions coming to USITT22 in Baltimore! This session list, broken down by field, will be updated weekly, so be sure to check back to see what new, fun, and innovative education we have coming your way.

A full Conference & Stage Expo schedule is coming soon!


  • Improving Social Justice and Equitability Through the Arts  
  • Lighting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery: Making it Easy to See Art is Hard
  • Acoustic Flexibility for Performance Spaces Using Electronic Enhancement  


  • Projectors for Cutting and Marking Digital Patterns  
  • Textile Printing  
  • Digital Pattern Drafting in Clo3D  

Digital Media

  • Lessons Learned on Virtual and Digital Performance during the Pandemic
  • Game Engines in Performance Design, Film Production, and Architecture
  • Cultivating an Ethical Design Practice: the intersection between artistry and advocacy


  • Neurodivergent Projects for Design Students
  • Creating curriculum- Computational Thinking in Performing Arts
  • Getting it Right: Creating Accessible Shop Spaces and Practices


  • Introduction to Show Networking System Design 
  • A Layered Approach: Using the OSI Model to Troubleshoot Common Network Problems
  • How to submit and obtain NRTL certification (UL, ETL, TUV)


  • Sessions on World Stage Design 2022 & PQ 2023
  • Natalia Sedano on Creative Processes  
  • OISTAT Global Community Development, What is global and what is local?


  • Lighting Live Broadcast
  • Rendering Light
  • Documenting Live Performance Through Photography
  • How to add Laser lights to your show


  • How to Build a Tech Rider
  • Stage Management Roundtable: What Tools are Still in your Toolbox?
  • How to keep the momentum going with systemic change for managers of color

Safety & Health

  • Got to Represent: Improving Event Safety Through Diversity Among Safety Planners
  • Building Your Safety Toolkit
  • Pay & Labor Equity in the Performing Arts Industry
  • Safety Issues Forum

Scene Design & Technology

  • Exploration of Historic, Broadway Style, and Movie Scenic Backdrops
  • To Print or to Paint? The Scenic Artist and Printed Scenery
  • Distinguished Scenic Designers’ Forum


  • Sound From Everywhere: Spatial Sound for Theatre and Live Events Part I
  • Sound Going Everywhere: Hybrid Shows With a Software Playback System

Technical Production

  • Planning for Riggers
  • Does this look right? An introduction to rigging hardware and equipment assessment.
  • Risk Assessment for Everyone
  • Paperless Scene Shop  

Local Regional Tours

  • Building Tour of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
  • Building Tour of Baltimore Center Stage
  • Building Tour of The Hippodrome Theatre

USITT Special Events

  • USITT National Poster Session
  • BACKstage: Measuring HS Tech Success
  • High School Theater Safety for Students of All Ages
  • Stories from Marginalized Gender Identities in Theatre Design and Technology

More than 25 sessions presented by our industry partners and exhibitors will also be available!