Reflected ground plan? Allowable load? Fly? Any of these sound familiar to you? If you are a rigger, they are commonly used terms. If you are an event planner, you probably are looking them up right now. Well, you don't have to go far because we can help you out.
As part of the 10 sessions being held,
“We are discussing chain hoists and how they are sometimes used by people the same way you would use a cable winch,” said Rouse. “Most of the time, this is not appropriate due to the fact that a winch typically has bells and whistles (safety features) that a chain hoist does not have.”
Eric’s involvement at the first-ever U.S. held symposium is no surprise due to his reputation as a trainer and a rigger who has a substantial crossover in the different areas of rigging.
The New World Rigging Symposium is being held in conjunction with the annual USITT Conference and Stage Expo.
Are you attending the 2018 USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Fort Lauderdale? While we won’t be part of the floor show with a booth, Flyhouse will be involved as speakers in multiple sessions. Make sure to say hello before or after the sessions.
Flyhouse will also be part of the first-ever New World Rigging Symposium being held in conjunction with the USITT Conference. In these ten sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to further their technical knowledge, keep up-to-date with codes and standards, and learn what it’s like to work as a rigger in other segments of the entertainment industry.
Below is where you can find the Flyhouse presenters during the sessions.
New World Rigging Symposium
Damn It, Jim. I’m a Chain Hoist, Not a Winch (Eric Rouse)
Tuesday, March 13
Room - TBD
Fundamentals: Rigging (Ed Leahy)
Wednesday, March 14
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Room – Grand Ballroom F
Meditation, Movement, and Mindfulness for Magic Makers (Eric Rouse)
Thursday – Saturday, March 15-17
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Room – Atlantic Salon 1-4
You Want to Do What, Where? Rigging in Non-Traditional Spaces (Benjamin Cohen | Ed Leahy)
Friday, March 16
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Room – Grand Ballroom F
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