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Registration for 2021 Virtual New World Rigging Symposium Now Open

Stage Directions • Industry News • February 22, 2021

Registration is now open for the New World Rigging Symposium (NWRS), produced by ESTA and USITT, which will take place online April 6-8, 2021. The NWRS provides a virtual opportunity for riggers and those interested in the entertainment rigging industry to network, discuss current issues and new technologies, and help shape the future of the industry. The cost has been reduced to $99 and the Symposium carries up to 9 ETCP education renewal credits for re-certification.

Participants will be given a range of opportunities to further their technical knowledge in sessions on video wall rigging, automation and motorization, performer flying and rescue, and types of ropes. They’ll have a chance to learn about how the installation of a tension grid is working in a major facility, to get their questions answered by a panel of the industry’s most knowledgeable structural engineers, learn about working in cinema rigging, and how to be aware of and address the mental health impact of the pandemic. Jeanette Farmer will deliver the Symposium’s Keynote speech.

The Symposium has been expanded to three days to allow more time for discussion and virtual networking over lunch and during the Rigging Cornucopia Happy Hour that will close each day’s sessions.

Further information on the NWRS from ESTA: to see a complete schedule, session descriptions, and presenters.

Register Here

Thank you to these sponsors for making the 2021 New World Rigging Symposium possible:
Stage Rigging (Platinum); ETC (Gold); CertexGeiger EngineersKish Rigging, and TAIT (Silver); CM-ETH&H SpecialtiesReed RiggingReliable DesignSapsis Rigging Inc.Texas Scenic Company, and Wenger | J.R. Clancy (Bronze).

One Gold and one Bronze sponsorship are still available. Please contact

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