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Cirque du Soleil Presents Entertainment Technology Conference

Capital University, columbus, ohio

October 14-16, 2016

OVS Cirque Workshop


Capital University and the Ohio Valley Section of USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) are sponsoring a very special event, coming to Columbus, Ohio.

Cirque du Soleil will present the Entertainment Technology Conference at Capital University, October 14 - 16, 2016. Join the OVS Chapter for a weekend packed with special workshops, demos and keynotes, presented by the professionals themselves. Employees and experts from Cirque du Soleil will be conducting the classroom and interactive sessions.



Friday, October 14 3:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 15 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 16 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM



Registration is open until Friday, October 14 at Noon. Register here.

View the schedule* which offers classes and sessions in the following areas:

  • Automation
  • Rigging
  • Audio
  • Lighting
  • Projections
  • Carpentry & Props
  • Stage Management
  • Wardrobe, Makeup & Wigs

*Schedule subject to change without notice

Come for the whole weekend or just one day. At the end of each day, there will be a Q&A session with the presenters. On Friday and Saturday, we will feature movie nights, where members of Cirque will give commentary on the movie, ala Mystery Science Theater 3000 style.


Registration Type Student Pricing Faculty/Professional Pricing
Full Weekend $ 45.00 $ 95.00
One Day Conference $ 25.00 $ 45.00 

For questions, contact Jeffrey Gress, Vice Chair of Special Projects: (740) 973-8157 or jgress@capital.edu.


Exhibitor Displays

A limited number of tables are available for businesses and organizations to display materials. Set-up will be on Saturday, 10/15 between 8:30 - 9:30 AM.

Standard Exhibit: $75

  • Exhibitors will have a designated table to display materials. Exhibitors will be responsible for setting up and removing their display materials.

Set Up Service Exhibit: $100

  • Exhibitors ship materials to be set up by our volunteers. Return shipment of remaining materials not available. Exhibitors using the set-up service may be required to share table space with other exhibitors. Display materials must be received no later than Thursday 10/13, but not prior to Tuesday 10/11.

Allied Organization Exhibit: Free

  • Non-profit organizations that partner with USITT-OVS to assist with the promotion of the Fall Conference may receive free expo space in addition to other benefits. Set Up Service is not available for Allied Organizations. Please contact Elynmarie Kazle for more information about becoming an Allied Organization.

This is a information ONLY expo. Exhibitors may display promotional and informational materials at staffed or unstaffed tables. OVS will not supply security to watch your table. Please note that if your personnel wish to attend any part of the conference they must have a paid conference registration for admittance to sessions and meetings. Out of respect for our host, we will not accept registration from academic programs.

Download Exhibitor Info Sheet for complete details.