LightConverse & High End Systems Lighting Challenge Now Open

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

LightconverseLightConverse and High End Systems are now accepting submissions for the Premier Challenge contest in which lighting designers can submit a video of their work created in LIGHTCONVERSE.


There is no particular theme for the Premier Challenge except that designs must be original.

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IIDEXCanada 2015 Opens Call for Presentations

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

IIDEXCanadaIIDEXCanada – the national design and architecture exposition and conference – has opened its call for presenters. The event takes place Dec. 2-3, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building.

Thousands of influential buyers and decision-makers of the design, architecture, building, and real estate industries will participate in the over 80 accredited seminars offered by industry leaders.

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February Freeze Returns on Tuesday

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Feb Freeze bannerWilliam F. White International’s 14th annual February Freeze technology showcase is coming up this Tuesday, Feb. 3.   This pre-NAB exhibit, known for bringing together some of the brightest minds in the business with the latest innovations and technologies, will return to Toronto’s largest production support complex, William F. White Centre from 4-8 p.m.

 “February Freeze has become a key destination for the world’s top industry manufacturers to showcase their newest screen-based technologies and advancements,” says Comweb Group Chairman/CEO, Paul Bronfman.  “From students and emerging content creators to seasoned pros, The Freeze offers something for everyone.”

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Enter the Sweepstakes to Win a $300 Music Books Plus Gift Certificate

Monday, December 8th, 2014

KIVK START FACEBOOK 2Here it is….your chance to enter to win a $300 gift certificate from Music Books Plus with the Kick Start Your Career Sweepstakes! Simply like the Professional Lighting & Production Facebook page and enter your info. Build your knowledge and “Kick Start Your Career” for 2015 with all the latest books in the industry available at Music Books Plus.

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Education Line Up Announced for ISE 2105

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

ISE15InfoComm International, which co-owns of the Integrated Systems Europe tradeshow (ISE), has announces its most comprehensive InfoComm University training to date at ISE 2015. ISE 2015 takes place from Feb. 10-12, 2015, at the Amsterdam RAI.

As in previous years, InfoComm is providing members and guest members with unlimited free access to its on-site InfoComm University education programme. Members and Guests who pre-register for ISE 2015 using an invitation code will receive complimentary access to seminars of their choice on a first come, first serve basis. Two courses not eligible under the free voucher programme are CTS Study Session and the new Master Class.

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PLASA Announces Sponsorship Opportunity for LDI PLASA Booth

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

PLASAPLASA is now accepting applications to sponsor the PLASA Member Lounge at LDI 2014.

Located within the PLASA booth, the lounge is a popular spot on the show floor where Members can meet with colleagues, clients, and friends, grab a cup of coffee or a cold drink, and catch the buzz about the show.

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PLASA & TSP Events at LDI

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

LDIWith LDI less than a month away, PLASA is reminding attendees of multiple opportunities through PLASA and the Technical Standards Program that can be taken advantage of while attending or exhibiting.

Standards on the Stage is returning this year to PLASA Booth #1469. This is two days of education sessions, such as: “Makeup Mirror Lighting, Anti-counterfeit – Do The Right Thing!” by Steve Warren, and “How Do I Get the Same Color Twice?” by Mike Wood and many more sessions during the day on Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22.

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LDI Early-Bird Pricing Ends Friday

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

LDIThe early-bird discount prices for LDI’s professional training options go up this Friday, Oct. 17. Register by midnight on Oct. 16 and save $100 on these and other LDI opportunities:

LDI embraces Electronic Dance Music with an EDM stage on the show floor, training sessions by DJ TechTools and Dubspot, as well as the EDM Master Classes in Sound and the EDM Master Classes in Lighting + Projection

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Le Maitre Explains How It Improved Productivity

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

gunsThe following was released by Le Maitre to explain how it improved productivity at its U.K. pyrotechnics facility:

In 2013 Le Maitre invested in increasing productivity at its pyrotechnics factory in Peterborough U.K.,  in order to cope with demand. The pyrotechnic manufacturing process is a very labour intensive process and Le Maitre had reached almost full production capacity the year before. The company therefore researched alternative methods, exploring different industries before subsequently identifying a completely new production process which can output 24,000 to 26,000 units per hour, regardless of diameter, and is now resulting in a significant increase in capacity.

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32ND IALD International Lighting Design Awards Accepting Submissions

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

IALD32ND IALD International Lighting Design Awards Accepting Submissions

The global architectural lighting design competition, IALD International Lighting Design Awards, showcases the evolution of excellence in design. Each year, entries are judged by leaders in the industry who “recognize noteworthy projects that reach new heights, move beyond the ordinary and represent excellence in both aesthetic and technical design achievement.” The 32nd edition of the awards is now accepting submissions and projects completed after June 1, 2013 are eligible.

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