CITT's Rendez-vous Trade Show & Conference Heading to Saint John in August

07 RendezvousRendez-vous 2017, CITT’s annual trade show and conference, will be heading to the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB from Aug. 9-12.

This year’s event will feature a similar schedule to that which was introduced last year. The trade show will have visiting hours over a two-day span on Thursday and Friday. The new Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast will kick off the Thursday morning and there will be a Corporate Luncheon on the Thursday. Thursday night will feature the always-popular Swag Bingo. The Friday will feature the Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour and Saturday will be the Caucus Plenary Breakfast and CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet in the evening. The annual general meeting will return to an AGM Luncheon on Saturday.

The conference programming this year includes such topics as: Scenic Historic Techniques –  Painting Masterclass; Major System Renovations in Existing Theatres; Performing Arts Safety Awareness Workshop; and Prolyte Truss Training.

As well, CITT/ICTS along with the Saint John Theatre Company have arranged with ETC to hold a three-day console training course prior to the conference and tradeshow. This training opportunity will have something to offer console users of all skill levels, from those just starting out to seasoned professionals. These courses will be taught on Ion consoles, however the software lessons will apply to the entire EOS Family of consoles.

The ETC training schedule is:

Monday, August 7, 2017                    Level 1: Essentials

Tuesday, August 8, 2017                   Level 2: Enhanced Skills

Wednesday, August 9, 2017              Level 3: Advanced Programming

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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