Date & Location Set for 2019 New World Rigging Symposium

ESTA and USITT have announced the second New World Rigging Symposium will take place from March 19-20, 2019, in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Louisville, KY. Building on the success of this year’s inaugural symposium, the 2019 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 2018 symposium were a mix of professional riggers, engineers, health and safety professionals, venue managers, educators, and manufacturers.

In 10 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 ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.

The New World Rigging Symposium includes multiple opportunities for attendees to network over morning coffee, breaks, lunch, and evening cocktails. Symposium attendees will receive free show floor passes to the USITT Stage Expo opening on March 21st as well as a discount on the conference registration.

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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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