USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo is the entertainment and theatre industries' leading event for education, networking and resourcing of products and services. The Conference features more than 12 areas of education and meetings for every speciality skill in the industry. Whether in a classroom setting or at an evening social, over 5,000 industry experts, educators, students and vendors find a forum here to discuss pressing issues, learn solutions and network for the future. Stage Expo boasts the largest theatre focused tradeshow floor in America. More than 200 companies will be presenting the latest innovations in theatre technology and design from all over the world.
In addition to the Annual Conference & Stage Expo, the event will host numerous professional development workshops, USITT committee and business meetings, meetings for other industry leading associations, and site tours to local areas.
The Fort Worth Convention Center will be filled from stem to stern with exciting information, products and people. Be one of the industry leaders and join us in Fort Worth!
Stage Expo is the entertainment industry's complete event for production, design, and technology. Here you'll find the all the resources you'll need for your production needs. Whether your focus is lighting, sound, video or scene design, costumes and makeup; Stage Expo has all of it covered.
Stage Expo 2014 will host more than 225 companies along with Special Exhibits from around the world, interactive areas where our membership will display their work from the past year, and innovations which are sure to inspire for your 2014 programs!
USITT is the place to generate new ideas, examine new products, create and strengthen connections, and learn about what you need to succeed in the coming production and the coming year.
USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo draws together practioners from all corners of the entertainment and performing arts - and with all levels of experience.
Conference attendees work within the industry - more than 13 percent work on more than 21 productions a year - and that's a heck of a lot of experience that they bring with them to sessions and discussions. More than 15 percent work on 11 to 20 productions a year.
Almost 65 percent are professionals and 35 percent identified themselves as involved with education, a perfect blend that brings lively discussion and practical experience to the Annual Conference & Stage Expo.
All these factors combine to make Fort Worth the place to be for information, innovation, inspiration, and technology in 2014.
Why be part of Stage Expo?
Your audience is here! Stage Expo delivers a wide range of attendees; from designers and venue management, to business owners, to students and educators. Nowhere else will you find a show like USITT produces. The diversity of experts and academics, combined with new and seasoned professionals from a broad variety of disciplines cannot be found at any other event.
Exhibiting at USITT allows you to find organizations creating productions today and educate the mind of tomorrow’s designers and managers about your products. Stage Expo is a singular resource they use to find all the products and services they will need to create world class productions as they advance their careers. Our exhibiting companies offer products and services to create the complete event for the entertainment professional:
Tools and Equipment
It is the design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry that the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) has served since 1960.
The Institute provides an environment for these professionals to connect, create, share, and communicate their craft. This is outlined in the Institute’s Mission and Vision and carried out through its Organizational Structure. USITT has 3800+ members throughout the United States, Canada, and 40 other countries. The USITT Office is located in Syracuse, New York.