|Founded at||Syracuse, New York|
The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) is a membership organization which aims to advance the skills and knowledge of theatre, entertainment and performing arts professionals involved in the areas of design, production and technology, and to generally promote their interests. To this end, the USITT mounts conferences and exhibitions, promulgates awards and publications, and supports research. USITT is a non-profit organization which has its headquarters in Syracuse, New York.
USITT heads up a conference held annually since 1961. The conference focuses on various workshops, that help educate attendees on several aspects of theatre. They also have a stage expo, in which companies showcase their products to the individuals attending the conference. There are also many opportunities for students to show their portfolios for review, and to get a look at programs offered by universities and colleges around the country.
The members of the Institute have created a number of projects that have had a lasting impact upon the industry.
USITT sponsors the annual Young Designers and Technicians Awards recognizing the finest young people in the industry.
Sound Design Commission
The Sound Design Commission is a society which assists and promotes theatrical technical professions in the United States. It is one of the newest Commissions created by the USITT within their working groups. In 1980 it appeared as the "Lighting and Sound Design Commission" and the two groups met and worked together for several years until the Sound Design members dramatically outnumbered the Lighting Design members and the Commission was split into two. The first Sound Design Commissioner was Charlie Richmond who served from 1980 through 1988. It remains one of the most active Commissions within the USITT.
2019 Louisville, Kentucky
2017 St. Louis, Missouri
2016 Salt Lake City, Utah
2014 Fort Worth, Texas
1970 New York, New York Barbizon Plaza Hotel
1967 New York, New York Barbizon Plaza Hotel
1964 New York, New York Barbizon Plaza Hotel
1963 New York, New York The Juilliard School
1962 New York, New York Time-Life Building
1961 New York, New York The Juilliard School
- "Future Dates and Locations | USITT". www.usitt.org. Retrieved 2017-10-15.