Design Expo Seeks New Members

The USITT Design Expo Committee is accepting new membership. The committee includes exhibition planning and organization, exhibition set-up and maintenance, and participation in the adjudication process.

Availability for the 58th Annual USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Ft. Lauderdale is required for consideration. On-site exhibition activities begin on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

If you are interested in being involved in the activities of the Design Expo Committee, please contact Dan Denhart (, the Design Expo Committee Chair, and describe your interest and reason for serving on the committee.

ESA Severe Weather Summit

The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) will hold its Severe Weather Summit March 22-23, 2018, in Norman, Oklahoma. The summit is designed to aid event and venue professionals of all types in preparing for and responding to dangerous weather conditions. Over the course of two days, experts from NOAA and the National Weather Service will explore a handful of topics.

The Severe Weather Summit will provide attendees with the knowledge necessary to identify and prepare for potential threats, and how to use existing technology and expertise to safely handle a severe weather event.

Learn more and register.

Thank You to Our Marketing Partners | NAMM

Thank you to NAMM for supporting USITT as a marketing partner in 2018.

Upcoming in January, The NAMM Show focuses on the collaboration between the production and performance fields, and provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in community events like the Parnelli Awards, and experience a diverse lineup of live music performances that are a hallmark of the NAMM Show.

USITT members can register for the January NAMM Show in Anaheim, California for only $25 using promo code “USITT18NAMM.”

Elation Professional: Elation Introduces KL Fresnel™ Series of Warm-White Wash Lights

Elation Professional introduces the KL Fresnel™ series, a line of warm-white LED Fresnel lights that provides the warmth of tungsten halogen with the benefits of LED. Available in 50W, 150W and 350W models, a 3000K fixed color temperature and high color rendering capacity mimic the warm glow output of traditional Tungsten halogen lights while being more efficient.