New World Rigging Symposium

2020 Registration is Open

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USITT and ESTA present the third New World Rigging Symposium, March 31 - April 1, 2020, in conjunction with the Conference and Stage Expo in Houston. Building on the enormous success of the first two symposiums, the 2020 event will once again provide an opportunity for riggers and those interested in the live entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry.

Attendees at the previous symposiums were impressed with the knowledge and passion of the presenters and their fellow attendees, which made for educational and inspirational events. The mix of professional riggers, engineers, health and safety professionals, venue managers, educators, and manufacturers ensured stimulating and sometimes spirited interactions in the sessions as well as the networking events.

In multiple sessions over two days, participants will be given a range of opportunities to further their technical knowledge, keep up to date with codes and standards, increase their understanding of structural issues, and learn about the challenges of working as a rigger in other segments of the entertainment industry. The Symposium will carry 10 ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.

The New World Rigging Symposium includes numerous opportunities for attendees to network over morning coffee, breaks, lunch, and evening cocktails. Symposium attendees will receive complimentary admission to Stage Expo, opening April 2, and are eligible for a deep discount on registration to the full USITT Annual Conference.

Registration for the two-day Symposium, including lunches, reception and complimentary admission to Stage Expo, is $375. Register for both the Symposium and the full Conference for only $675.

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