The first is a book signing which is planned for Sunday, July 17 in the ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel. A number of presenters and sponsors have recently published books and NATEAC wants to provide them with an opportunity to offer these books to the conference attendees. “This is a perfect extension of the NATEAC mission,” says John Huntington, the moderator of the Networks on Shows and in Venues session and author of Show Networks and Control Systems, “and I’m thrilled to be able to participate.”
“NAB Show demonstrated again its power as the preeminent destination to make headlines, launch innovative products and connect with key influencers in media, entertainment and technology,” says NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton. “We’re thrilled with the tremendous feedback from attendees and exhibitors, and we are delighted that NAB Show continues to be a must-attend event for global content creators and distributors.”
There will be 50 per cent more space at the Palais des congrès de Montréal and organizers expect to welcome over 1,000 professional attendees. Seminars and workshops will cover health and safety, new and future technologies, and real-world technical advice.
Gensler principal Daniel Stromborg leads a field of celebrated speakers delivering LIGHTFAIR International 2016 keynote and impact addresses all focused on advancing a global vision for the future of lighting and design. Stromborg and other experts will take the LIGHTFAIR Conference stage at the San Diego Convention Center where more than 140 top presenters will appear April 24-28 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: April 24-25; Trade Show & Conference: April 26-28).
On Tuesday March 1, 2016, The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium hosted Backstage Access Production Expo. This was the fourth year that the Jubilee Auditoria team presented this event to Alberta theatre venues, including community theatres, high schools, colleges and universities, houses of worship, and professional theatres.
The event featured a trade show with over 30 theatrical equipment manufacturers from across North America as well as education sessions on such topics as theatrical lighting, theatrical audio, stage management, and design. The event alternates yearly between the twin Edmonton and Calgary Jubilee Auditoria.
AV integration and full-service event production company Westbury National will welcome more than 50 exhibitors and 500 guests to experience some of the latest AV technology solutions for event producers and corporate A/V professionals at the Imagine technology showcase and networking event on March 9th from 1-9 p.m. This year the event moves to the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leafs Gardens) in downtown Toronto.
Imagine is billed as the only event of its kind in Toronto where event producers and corporate A/V professionals come together to see, touch and interact with the latest in event and audiovisual technology.
CITT/ICTS has announced that it is expanding the exhibiting space at the second annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to Montreal on May 2nd and 3rd, 2016.
The show will host over 50 Canadian and American exhibitors at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The exhibiting companies cover all areas of the industry, including: audio-visual and screens; lighting; multimedia; pro audio and sound; staging equipment; special effects; and associations, education, and publishing. Likewise, over 1,000 professional attendees are from Eastern Canada and the U.S. are expected, according to organizers.
The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) has announced that Reynold Levy will offer the 2016 keynote address to open NATEAC on Sunday morning, July 17th.
Levy, author, philanthropist and an arts management icon, is probably best known to the live performance industry as the president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 2001 to 2014. During his tenure at Lincoln Center, award winning and critically acclaimed programs flourished. Simultaneously, a $1.2 billion physical transformation occurred. Levy authored an account of the transformation in his book, They Told Me Not To Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics and the Transformation of Lincoln Center.
William F. White’s 15th annual February Freeze technology showcase broke all previous records for the event, according to organizers. Taking place Feb. 9 at the William F. White Centre in Toronto, February Freeze 2016 welcomed over 1,000 attendees for the first time while the number exhibitors grew from 38 in 2015 to over 50 this year.
LIGHTFAIR International has announced the creation and launch of the LFI IoT & Smart Lighting Forum, a new one-day series of six 60-minute sessions designed to explore the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to smart lighting.