2021 New World Rigging Symposium – A Virtual Conversation

March 19, 2021

The 2021 New World Rigging Symposium – A Virtual Conversation

Register now for the New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), produced by ESTA and USITT, taking place online April 6-8, 2021!

The NWRS provides a virtual opportunity for riggers and those interested in the entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry. The cost has been reduced to $99 and the Symposium carries up to nine ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.

Participants will be given a range of opportunities to further their technical knowledge in sessions on video wall rigging, automation and motorization, performer flying and rescue, and types of ropes. They’ll have a chance to learn about how the installation of a tension grid is working in a major facility, to get their questions answered by a panel of the industry’s most knowledgeable structural engineers, learn about working in cinema rigging, and how to be aware of and address the mental health impact of the pandemic. Visit www.esta.org/nwrs to see a complete schedule, session descriptions and presenters.

The Rigging Cornucopia Happy Hour will close each day’s sessions providing an opportunity to ask questions, raise topics of interest, and catch up with colleagues. During the April 6th Happy Hour, Roy Bickel will receive the ESTA Lifetime Technical Achievement Award which will be presented by Rocky Paulson and Chris Schmidt.

This year's Keynote speaker will be Jeanette Farmer who specializes in cutting-edge theatre infrastructure design, project management and construction supervision for intimate entertainment and educational facilities as well as many of the world’s most sophisticated, technologically advanced purpose-built live performance venues.

Thank you to our sponsors for making the 2021 New World Rigging Symposium possible: Stage Rigging (Platinum); ETC (Gold); Certex, Geiger Engineers, Kish Rigging, and TAIT (Silver); CM-ET, H&H Specialties, Reed Rigging, Reliable Design, Sapsis Rigging, Texas Scenic Company, and Wenger | J.R. Clancy (Bronze).

One Gold and one Bronze sponsorship are still available. Please contact ESTA for information.