LDI A Wrap For 2014

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

ADD01 LDIaThe 27th annual LDI Trade Show and Conference returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its run from Nov. 17-23, 2014. This year, LDI hosted over 10,000 live production industry attendees from over 75 countries while more than 350 exhibiting companies provided live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions.

For this year’s edition, LDI introduced a new focus on the electronic dance music (EDM) market with the EDM@LDI show floor section. The LDI pro training schedule included the LDInstitute for comprehensive technical training while the LDInnovation & Technology Conference provided three and a half days of technical sessions focused on design tips and techniques, new technological breakthroughs, and the latest projects.

The LDI Show will be returning to Las Vegas next year but running a month earlier, from Oct. 23-25, 2015. For more information, go to www.ldishow.com.


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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LIGHTFAIR International 2015 Call For Speakers

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

15_events_light_fair_2015Lightfair International (LFI) has put out a reminder that its call for speakers for LFI 2015 closes on Sept. 12, 2014.  It is a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place in New York from May 3-7, 2015.

The 2015 LFI Conference champions Integrated Design as the central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars. Sessions highlight how experienced project contributors collaborate to optimize environments. Speakers are invited to share how elements such as: technology, tools, research, problem solving and inspiration contribute to the overall integrated design process.

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Q & A with Johanne Bélanger, Pres. of InfoComm International & Freeman Audio Visual Canada

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Andrew King, the Editor of Professional Lighting & Production sat down with Johanne Bélanger, the president of both InfoComm International and Freeman Audio Visual Canada, during the 2014 edition of the InfoComm Show.

Find out about current and upcoming initiatives from InfoComm, some trends the organization is identifying in the global AV industry, and a lot more. Click the link below to view the video or copy/paste the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMgbsssDQuQ

Q & A with Johanne Bélanger, Pres. of InfoComm International & Freeman Audio Visual Canada


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