Presenters Announced for ESTA/USITT’s New World Rigging Symposium

Friday, February 9th, 2018

USITT Terrence SpiveyESTA and USITT have announced the presenters for the upcoming New World Rigging Symposium, which is being held from March 13-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in conjunction with the USITT Conference and Stage Expo. Full session descriptions can be found at

The presenters are:

  • Keynote Address: Scott Fisher
  • Show Rigging on Cruise Ships. Big ideas. Tiny venues: Bob Murphy, Paul Riley, Loren Schreiber
  • Ground Support Concert Rigs: Mike Garl, Jeff Reder, Jose Roche, Will Todd
  • ANSI Standards and ICOPER. Paperwork that’s actually useful: Tiny Good, Karl Ruling, Bill Sapsis
  • Damn it, Jim. I’m a chain hoist, not a winch: Rick Montgomery, Eric Rouse, Ken Tilson
  • OSHA, Risk Assessments and Rigging Emergency Action Plans: Steve Adelman, Tony Galuppi, Eddie Raymond
  • Automation and Touring. Because we can: Joe McGeough, Bob Powers, Jim Shumway
  • Structural Engineering.  For when guessing just won’t do: Bill Gorlin, Michael Nishball, Miriam Paschetto
  • Training, Certification and Liability. It’s a good start: Pete Donovan, Eddie Raymond, Drew Wending

Registration for the Symposium is open at Registration for the two-day symposium, including lunches, is US$375 and attendees will receive a free show floor pass to the USITT Stage Expo March 15-17. Attendees wishing to attend the full USITT Conference will receive a discounted price of $675 for both events.

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