CITT Rendez-vous Expo & Conference Heading to St. Catharines in August

CITT/ICTS will be hosting its 28th Rendez-vous trade show and conference at the MeridianCEntre and Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts in St. Catharines, ON, from Aug. 15-18, 2018.

Rendez-vous offers three days of sessions, workshops, backstage tours, a trade show exhibition, social events, and networking opportunities for professionals in the theatre and live production industry. The opening day will include a course on pyrotechnics safety and legal issues and that evening will host the popular Junk Challenge. On Thursday, there will be the New Product Show and Tell Breakfast, as well as a site visit at the Shaw Festival and a tour of the performing arts centre. Friday features a tour of the Scottish Rite Theatre in Hamilton, ON, as well as conference sessions on architecture, standards, stage machinery, and wardrobes. The Saturday conference sessions include the Ladies of the Backstage Forum, the Education Forum, and other courses on video and projection, network integration, lighting, and health and safety.

As well, ETC will be holding pre-conference Ion Xe console training courses on Aug. 14th and 15th.

Additionally, CITT and AirMagic Special Effects are partnering to present a ERD Certified Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course with Mark Fine on Aug. 15. Completion of the Pyrotechnics Safety and Legal Awareness Course is mandatory prior to certification as Pyrotechnician - Fireworks/Operator by ERD.

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