Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division Receives USITT Award

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Jerry Nadal, Sr. VP of Cirque du Soleil’s Resident Show Division

The Resident Shows Division of Cirque du Soleil has received the USITT Award at USITT 2017, which is the institute’s highest honour.

The award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the performing arts and entertainment communities. It was presented at the 2017 Annual Conference & Stage Expo on March 8 in St. Louis, MO.

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LFI 2018 Heading to Chicago

Friday, January 6th, 2017

10 WHILDSHOT LFILIGHTFAIR International (LFI) will produce its 2018 trade show and conference in Chicago, IL in a strategic move designed to accommodate its continuing growth, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart Atlanta.

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Backstage Access Production Expo Returning to Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium

Friday, November 18th, 2016

add3-backstageaccessThe Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton is set to host Backstage Access: Production Expo on March 28, 2017. This event will provide an opportunity for arts and cultural organizations from a wide range of performance spaces to attend technical and production, seminars, and to see the newest technological advances in equipment in a one day trade show.

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Theatrixx Wins LDI Award for the xVision Converter

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

theatrixx-awardMontreal-based AV distributor and manufacturer, Theatrixx, picked up an award at the recent LDI Show in Las Vegas for the new xVision Converter in the widget best debuting product category. The award was accepted by Theatrixx Preident Jacques Tessier and Gabriel Duschinsky, CTO.

The award represents the company’s second recognition from the LDI organization. In 2013, the organization was awarded best debuting product in the rigging category for its xVision Channel Truss. The company says the xVision Video Converter represents a new take on a popular device. The xVision Video Converter is the first video converter specifically designed for the harsh environment of rental and staging, touring, A/V presentations, and broadcast, and offer unique features such a built-in AC power supply, built-in convenience outlet, magnetic stacking system and many rigging options.

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IIDEXCanada Show a Month Away

Monday, October 24th, 2016

iidexDetails are emering for IIDEXCanada, which is a national design and architecture-focused exposition and conference, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2016. It is co-presented by the Interior Designers of Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The annual show focuses on all areas of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential, education, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting and sustainability, wellness and accessibility. The 32nd annual IIDEXCanada will be held in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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NATEAC Announces Reynold Levy as Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Reynold Levy, President , Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Reynold Levy, President , Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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.

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LDI Show To Bring Lighting World To Las Vegas

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

01 LDIThe 2015 LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 19-25, 2015.

Now in its 28th year, LDI will host over 10,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, houses of worship, and a wide range of international live and broadcast venues. Attendees from more than 88 countries will come to LDI to see the latest gear, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 companies are set to exhibit this year, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about their products and technologies.

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LDInnovation & Technology Conference Details Released

Friday, August 28th, 2015

14 LDILDI Show 2015 organizers have released some details for the upcoming LDInnovation & Technology Conference, which features three days of sessions on the issues important to the lighting, production, and staging industry. The 2015 LDI Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Oct. 19-25. The conference portion will be held from Oct. 19th to 25th and the exhibition portion will run from the 23rd to 25th.

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New Events & Training Opportunities Announced for InfoComm Show

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

15 InfoCommSeveral news event and training opportunities have been announced for the 2015 InfoComm Show, which will welcome 980 AV exhibitors and more than 37,000 attendees from 110-plus countries to Orlando, FL from June 13-19 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Opening Keynote: The Internet of Things

Tuesday, June 16 – 4-5:30 p.m.

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Solotech Expands With Offices On Both Coasts & New Appointment In Capital Region

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Solotech members at En Coulisse 2012

On the opening day of the 14th edition of Solotech’s En Coulisse trade show, Denis Lefrancois, Solotech’s President, announced the opening of two new offices for Solotech’s Canadian Sales and Integration division.

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