ETC’s CUE (Create. Understand. Experience.) professional-development conference is to be held June 26–28, 2015 in Madison, WI. Organizers say it will have something for designers and programmers of all skill levels, whether they have years of experience in the most well-known venues, are just getting started in their careers, or consider lighting to be their hobby or side job. The conference is designed to be beneficial for professionals who work with all different kinds of lighting, including for theater, houses of worship, broadcast, dance, academic institutions, architecture, live events, and more.
Prolight + Sound has published full details of the conference program for 2015. With over 50 lectures within the framework of the Prolight + Sound Conference and Eventplaza Conference, speakers will communicate practical knowledge and discuss the latest technological developments, new areas of application, and legal parameters. The lectures will be held on the first three days of the fair, April 15-17, 2015. As usual, Prolight+Sound will be held in Frankfurt, Germany and will run concurrently with the Musikmesse trade fair.
The NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 11-16, 2015. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms with more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600-plus exhibitors.
New attractions for 2015 will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters, and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using the latest tools; and more.
Organizers describe the event as a huge success with positive vibes and a great overall atmosphere. CITT National Coordinator Monique Corbeil says the quality of the exhibitors and the visitors clearly demonstrates the need to produce and hold a trade show of that scale for the entertainment industry in Quebec. In addition to a sold-out exhibit floor showcasing pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services, the event also featured seven educational sessions covering topics such as system networking, intercom over IP, training in production and stage techniques, and more.
USITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry’s biggest annual event. Over 280 exhibitors staffed booths with the latest entertainment products for the largest Stage Expo ever – and 170-plus have already signed on for USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City, according to organizers.
Founded in 1909 by Adele De Berri, the inventor of the Silver Screen, Da-Lite a producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens globally. With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures and provides projection surfaces, screens, and accessories to organizations and venues around the world.
Terrence Spivey, artistic director of Cleveland’s Karamu House, urged all technical theatre practitioners to recruit and mentor more students of colour in his Keynote address at USITT 2015 in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Spivey opened USITT’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center with a speech reflecting on the history of black theatre in the U.S. and Karamu House’s success as the nation’s oldest black theatre.
CITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.
Le Maitre has been chosen by German manufacturer TBF-Pyrotec GmbH as the exclusive North American distributor for its flame range. TBF’s Spraymaster, Spraymaster Multicolour, Fountain Flame, Single Shot, Pyromaster, and 5-Master will now all be sold by Le Maitre in the U.S. and Canada.