Mainstage Volunteer Program
The USITT Conference Mainstage Volunteer Program offers educational opportunities to learn from and work next to professionals representing disciplines from throughout the Institute. Under the leadership of faculty and other industry professionals, volunteers will work to plan, produce, and create a home for several all-conference events and Sound Lab as well as Conference sessions and celebrations.
Opportunities for leadership and planning include production design, technical management, and coordination between vendors, presenters, and honorees.
All volunteers need to be registered as Student or Early Career members and commit to working approximately 20 hours during the week of the Conference. Leadership and pre-production positions will require a much larger time commitment for preparation and meetings leading up to the Conference.
Stage Management Mentor Project (SMMP)
The USITT Stage Management Mentor Program offers students and young professionals interested in stage management the opportunity to participate in a practical training experience.
With the support of professional stage managers, selected participants will coordinate and manage the major events of the Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Students and mentors work together to prepare and realize the various events.
Young Designers’ Forum (YDF)
The Young Designers’ Forum bring together talented students with established designers and directors for a review and discussion of the students work. Participation is by juried selection and is limited to no more than 12 students.
Young Technicians’ Forum (YTF)
Young Technicians’ Forum, (YTF) brings together talented students with established shop heads, technician/artisans, and designers for a review and discussion of the students’ work. Participation is by juried selection and is limited to no more than 12 students.
Congratulations to all of the students chosen for the student volunteer program, which is now full. See you in Fort Lauderdale!