The North American Association of Flying Effects Directors (NAAFED) was founded in 1997 with the goal of promoting flying effects safety through education and training. Each year, NAAFED conducts a performer rigging workshop in DeKalb, IL, hosted in Northern Illinois University’s O’Connell Theatre. Workshop participants arrive from all over the globe to attend lectures, rig and operate different types of flying systems, experience flying choreography, and sharpen their flying skills!