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Event Overview:

USITT will be returning to the Duke Energy Convention Center for the first time since 2009. The Conference & Stage Expo has grown nearly 60% in those six years.

Mark your calendars and join USITT, March 18-21, 2015 in Cincinnati!  

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.

Stage Expo

Stage Expo is the entertainment industry's complete event for production, design, and technology. Here you'll find all the resources you'll need for your production needs. Whether your focus is lighting, sound, video or scene design, costumes or makeup; Stage Expo has all of it covered.

Stage Expo 2015 will host more than 250 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 2015 programs!

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

USITT is the only event where your entire production team can collaborate with manufacturers of all the different production disciplines, network with other professionals around the industry and learn from seasoned experts. Why shouldn't you attend?

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 year.

USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo draws together practioners from all corners of 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 40% of USITT attendees work in venues with 300-1500 seats requiring updated technologies and services.

Exhibitor Information:

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. USITT produces a show like no other. 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 that are creating productions today, and to educate the minds 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:

Video Projection     
Scenic Elements     
Show Control
Tools and Equipment     
Higher Education
Special Effects

About USITT:

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.

USITT is also the United States Center of OISTAT: The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians.

There may be many networking opportunities at the 2015 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo - United States Institute For Theatre Technology. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/18/2015 - 03/21/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 03/19/2015 - 03/21/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thur. & Fri. 11am - 5:30pm; Sat. 9:30am - 2pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Other / Miscellaneous
Other Industries: Business, Education, Education Events, Media, Miscellaneous, Other / Miscellaneous, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 5,000
Cost to Attend:!registration-information/c1zkn
Audience: Entertainment Industry Professionals including:
Students, Educators, Production Managers, Scenic Designs, Technical Directors, & More
Notes: 2014 Attendee Demographics:

Primary Job Function:

Designer 27%
Student 26%
Technician 16%
Manager 13%
Educator/Administrator 9%
Other 4%
Architect/Consultant 3%
Engineer 2%

Professional 65%
Academic 35%

Past Attendee Demographics:

More than 70% of USITT attendees Authorize or Recommend purchases for their organizations

51% of our attendees work on 1-10 productions
15% of our attendees work on 11-20 productions
13% of our attendees work on 21+ productions
Venue: Duke Energy Convention Center
Venue Phone: (513) 419-7300
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:!travel-and-housing/c1sx2
Number of Exhibitors:250+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:USITT
Show Manager:USITT
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Whether before the event or at Stage Expo, promotion makes the difference. Highlight your presence and invest in additional event marketing opportunities. USITT sponsorships are designed to maximize exposure for the sponsor while enhancing the experience of our attendees.!sponsorship-opportunities/csxm

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' - Non Members $28.00 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Table Space - Commercial $900 - Member; $1,200 - Non Member   Water: n/a
Table Space - Non Commercial $700 - Member; $1,000 - Non Member   Generator: n/a
Members $18.00 per sq. ft. - Supporting Member; $15.30 per sq. ft. - Sustaining Member; $14.40 per sq. ft. - Contributing Member / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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