Baldwinsville David Grindle, of Baldwinsville, was one of the featured speakers at the recent PALM Expo and China Entertainment Technology Summit in Beijing.
Grindle is executive director of USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, which is based in Syracuse but has members worldwide.
While in China, Grindle and USITT President Joe Aldridge of Las Vegas met with the head of CETA, the Chinese Entertainment Technology Association, about ways in which the two groups could assist each other. One highlight of that discussion was laying the groundwork for USITT assisting in educating Asian technicians in safe practices, a major emphasis of the organization.
USITT, the association of design, production, management and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry, is led by a professional staff in Syracuse in conjunction with volunteer leadership drawn from a strong nationwide membership base.