Friday, August 14th, 2015
The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2016 Call for Speakers is now open in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in San Diego, CA from April 24-28, 2016.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
LynTec, a manufacturer of customized electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, has announced that Dan Nguyen will serve as the company’s new vice president of engineering. Nguyen was formerly the design engineer and chief architect of LynTec’s patent-pending Remote Power Control (RPC) platform for the company’s motorized circuit breaker and relay electrical control panels.
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
From October 8-10, 2015, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) will host IALD Enlighten Americas 2015 : The International Year of Light. This year’s three-day conference, held at the Baltimore Hilton, will be tailored to themes raised by UNESCO’s International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL2015) and will showcase current issues and trends impacting the work of architectural lighting designers.
The Advance Program for IALD Enlighten Americas 2015 is currently being developed, though a preview is available by clicking here.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
The 2015 LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 19-25, 2015.
Now in its 28th year, Live Design International (LDI) is an tradeshow and conference for live design professionals from all around the globe. LDI hosts over 10,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, and houses of worship and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. Attendees from more than 88 countries come to LDI to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity.
Monday, July 27th, 2015
Registration is now open for the Trade Show component of CITT’s annual Rendez-vous, happening this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd.
The CITT Trade Show features over 25 exhibiting suppliers and manufacturers from the live performance and entertainment industries, including audio, lighting, video, staging, and rigging products. The Trade Show is a free event open to industry professionals.
To register, access the floor plan, or see a list of exhibitors, visit: http://www.citt.org/visitor_pass.html. For more information on Rendez-vous, specifically the conference programming, visit http://www.citt.org/annual_conference.html.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
The Government of Ontario has announced that it is supporting live theatre in communities across the province to build interest in arts and culture, create jobs, and strengthen local economies.
Soulpepper Theatre Company will receive $1.5 million over four years to create a permanent touring repertory theatre. The touring theatre will create approximately 100 new jobs for theatre professionals, grow local theatre audiences, and boost tourism revenue and economic activity related to live theatre, according to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Friday, July 17th, 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15, 2015. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, CA is billed as a premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).
Monday, July 6th, 2015
Sounds Distribution has announced that Steve Torok has re-joined its sales force as one of its account managers in Ontario.
Torok brings over 18 years of experience and has been involved in promoting many brands. He will be working with all of Sounds Distribution’s product lines to service dealers in the Ontario region. “I’m very excited to be back with such a great team and I look forward to working with all my dealers again,” comments Torok.
Monday, July 6th, 2015
The PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of subjects.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
On July 1st, ETC’s Karl Haas officially began a new role with the company as architectural national sales manager. Haas will be responsible for managing ETC’s architectural regional managers and the company’s sales territories of North and South America, India and Australia.
With this personnel shift, ETC has completed its official split of sales into three separate segments: entertainment, architectural, and rigging. “We see huge opportunities in architectural markets,” says Mark Vassallo, ETC VP of sales. “By separating architectural from the entertainment portion of our business, we are better able to serve each market segment and explore more sales opportunities. Karl did a great job as ETC’s western regional manager, and in his new role, I see no limits or ceilings on what we can accomplish with him at the helm. I believe our customers will be amazed at the changes they will see in the future.”