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

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


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Join ‘Professional Lighting & Production’ at the InfoComm International Reception

Friday, June 13th, 2014

giada-infocomm-las-vegasIn cooperation with InfoComm, Professional Lighting & Production magazine invites all Canadian InfoComm visitors to attend the InfoComm International Reception. The reception takes place 5:30  to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 at LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), in Pavilion One.

This is a unique chance to network, relax and socialize with Canadian AV professionals, production companies, consultants, educators, manufacturers, distributors, and reps.

Visitors will have a chance to meet Johanne Belanger, the new president of InfoComm and president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.


Lighting Life Underwater at Ripley’s Aquarium

Friday, November 15th, 2013

RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM OF CANADA LP - Dangerous LagoonWe’re quite excited to be bringing you an exclusive look at the lighting systems deployed at the brand new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, located at the foot of the iconic CN Tower in downtown Toronto.

This project was a massive one with years in design and development being realized at the grand opening in October 2013. PL&P’s Kevin Young spoke with the teams from Mulvey & Banani as well as Guelph’s Sceneworks to get the scoop on what went into the illumination of these underwater worlds.

The story is on the cover of our Winter 2013 issue, dropping in just a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out and let us know what you think of the story, or the attraction itself if you’ve been one of the lucky ones to have been through already.


Visuals & Lighting Making Lasting Impact At InfoComm13

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

So a great first day is in the books at InfoComm 2013. The organization’s slogan of “Communicate. Collaborate. Connect.” applies as much to the various technologies and systems on display here as it does the professionals gathered to experience them all.

This show has not only been resilient over the years to trends – and attendees – coming and going, but it’s been extremely prosperous, attracting a steadily increasing and widening array of attendees and exhibitors from various fields. Lighting and staging are becoming increasingly present while more and more technologies from IT, security, and networking sectors seep into what’s traditionally been known as “A/V.” There’s no question the show’s growth is directly connected to the expanding-at-both-ends market it represents.

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