Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) is once again offering the opportunity for six deserving college students to attend LDI 2007. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students in lighting design, theater technology, or closely related fields, are encouraged to apply. The sponsorship includes roundtrip airfare to the tradeshow, which will be held November 16th – 18th in Orlando, FL; hotel accommodations; all meals; a full conference pass; an exclusive student reception; and Sponsorship-Student-only ETC swag. AT LDI, recipients will have the chance to learn about cutting-edge entertainment technology, rub elbows with industry leaders, and meet new peers while participating closely in the behind-the-scenes booth activities of ETC. This is the eighth year that ETC has sponsored this unique academic award.

Pick up applications in person at ETC’s booth, #900, at USITT in Phoenix, AZ, March 15 - 17, 2007,or download an application from ETC’s Web site.

The Sponsorship application deadline is April 30, 2007.

ETC is very proud of their LDI Sponsorship program alumni, many of whom already have impressive accomplishments under their belts. ETC alumnus Andrew Cissna (2005) has been participating in the Kennedy Center’s Kenan Fellowship program. He recently lit Rough Magic at the Rorschach Theatre in Washington, DC, and Noises Off for the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. Christopher Ham, a 2005 alumnus of the ETC sponsorship, is the resident lighting and sound designer for The Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA, where they do eight main stage shows each year. Christopher also teaches younger design students for The Wayside’s Young Performers Workshop and an internship program. Christina Munich, a 2001 alumna, is a freelance lighting designer in Southern California, and also teaches lighting design at the Orange County High School of the Arts. DJ Selmeyer, 2005, has designed the lighting for the Headwaters Dance Company in Montana, the Texas Shakespeare Festival, and The University of Montana, where he recently worked on a critically-acclaimed production of Richard III.