USITT23 Survival Guide
Welcome to USITT23 in St. Louis, March 15-18 2023!
America's Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
Learn more about our host city!
This survival guide is your hub for any and all important information once you're on-site at USITT23! Below are important dates and times, quick links, a few tips and tricks, maps, and more! This page will be updated every week until USITT23, so be sure to check back often. Remember to check your email daily for Conference highlights and daily events!
There are plenty of volunteers to help you find your way around, answers questions, and more at the USITT info booth. The booth is located across from registration and acts as your information hub.
Your first stop when you arrive at USITT23 is to pick-up your badge at registration. Please note registration is cashless so if you plan to register on-site, cash will not be accepted.
On-Site Registration Hours
Wednesday, March 15: 10 - 11:30 a.m., First Timers; 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 16: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, March 17: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 16: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Stage Expo Hours
Friday, March 17: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
USITT Bookstore Hours
Thursday, March 16: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, March 17: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Attendees and exhibitors are invited to join us at the weirdly wonderful City Museum (750 N. 16th St., St. Louis) Thursday night from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.! Shuttles to City Museum will begin leaving from America's Center Convention Complex at 7:15 p.m. You badge is your entrance ticket so please be sure to wear it to the event.
Thursday Night Party
Help us celebrate and close out USITT23 by attending our Saturday night bash from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Statler Ballroom, Lobby Level at the Marriott St. Louis Grand!
*PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION, USITT BOOKSTORE, AND ALL BARS ARE CASHLESS. CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AS WELL AS GIVEX CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.*
Saturday Night Bash
Education at USITT23
Professional Development Workshops
Stage Expo Map
Navigating the Stage Expo Floor
USITT23 Conference App
The USITT23 Conference app is now available in the app stores for iPhone and Android. Visit your app store and search USITT. Choose the app called USITT Conference & Stage Expo.
Download Instructions for Previously Installed USITT Conference & Stage Expo App:
Please follow the steps below if you've already downloaded our app for past conferences.
- Open the app and click START (Apple devices) or ">" (Android devices) on the lower right corner.
- Go to "My Planner" on the bottom menu.
- Sign in using the login credentials you received in your 2023 Registration Confirmation Email.
- Click on "Upcoming Events", and then select and download USITT 2023 Annual Conference & Stage Expo
Download Instructions for New Users:
- Visit the App Store on your device and search "USITT Conference & Stage Expo"
- Download and open the app.
- For Apple devices, click on "Load." Android devices, click on the right arrow to load the current event.
- Login using the credentials you received in your 2023 Registration Confirmation Email.
- Once you've logged in, click "Start" on the bottom right corner (Apple) or ">" (Android).
Start building your schedule in My Planner by bookmarking sessions found in the Session List. You can bookmark exhibitors you wish to visit at Stage Expo, view the Expo floor, and find attendees and speakers. You'll also be able to use the app complete evaluations for sessions you attend during the Conference
TIP: Have the "Express Scan QR Code" (located in "My Planner") open to quickly scan and print your badge when you arrive at Registration.
Special thanks to our USITT23 app sponsor Schuler Shook!
Click here to learn more about the USITT National Office Staff. Be sure to say hello if you see any of the staff buzzing around at the show!
Meet the USITT Staff!
Get the Lay of the Land
Check out this interactive floor plan of the America's Center Convention Complex for use before the Conference and while on-site!
Check out St. Louis public transportation options to get you to and from the America's Center Cinvention Complex and other activities around the city! Click here to learn more about St. Louis public transportation.
Getting Around Town
If you require mobility assistance at USITT23, click here to learn more about wheelchair and scooter rentals.
Mobility Assistance at USITT23
Breast Feeding Pod
A breastfeeding privacy pod is located in the front lobby of America's Center Convention Complex for those who may need it.
Because USITT23 is held in a metro-area, there are plenty of stops along the way to the Convention Center, not to mention traffic, crosswalks, and stopping to grab your morning coffee. That being said, it’s a good idea to map out your route from your hotel to the America's Center Convention Complex before day one of USITT23. This will give you the lay of the land and give you a sense of how long it takes for you to get from point A to point B so you’re not late!
Time Your Route
If you are seeking employment or college admission, you will have the opportunity to be matched with exhibitors who are on the lookout for their newest employee or colleges and universities looking for their next star student. Smart match will allow you to make appointments with these exhibitors for a one-on-one interview right at USITT23! Click here to learn more.
Bring Your Resume!
Many of our exhibitors will be on the lookout for their next staff member so be prepared with your resume! Bring a few printed copies, have a website link ready to go, or exchange a business card. Be prepared and ready to network.
Need to revamp your resume? The Resume Doctors are here to help! Resume Doctors is staffed by professional volunteers with hiring, human resources, and management experience. Each hour long shift will have four volunteers that spend 10-15 minutes reviewing an attendees resume and giving feedback about what works, what changes should be considered, what trends are popping up in the industry, etc. For attendees, this is a first come, first served, opportunity; however, we encourage attendees to get feedback from multiple volunteers if they have the time. Click here to learn more.
Looking for a Job?
Get Involved 365
There are many ways to play an active role in USITT throughout the year. Click below to learn more about our various committees, regional sections, student chapters, Board of Directors, and how to get involved.
Board of Directors
Check out our Top 10 ways to make the most out of your USITT23 experience. Pull this up while you're in St. Louis, print it out, download it to your phone, whatever works for you!
Our Top 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of USITT23