NATEAC Adds Two New Networking Events

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

NATEAC2012_0479The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) has added two events to its roster of networking opportunities at the conference in July.

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.”

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2016 NAB Show Sees 103K Registered Attendees

Monday, April 25th, 2016

NAB Show 2016 opening crowds [Photo: NAB/Robb Cohen]

NAB Show 2016 opening crowds [Photo: NAB/Robb Cohen]

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the preliminary registered attendance of 103,012 for the 2016 NAB Show. The exhibition featured 1,874 companies spanning 1,063,380-net-sq.-ft. of exhibit space

“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.”

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Expo-Scène Returning For Second Edition In May 2016

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Expo-Scene 2015 [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

Expo-Scene 2015 [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

CITT/ICTS is expanding the exhibition space for the second annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to Montreal from May 2-3, 2016, a month later than last year’s event.

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.

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LIGHTFAIR International 2016 Announces Keynotes & Impact Speakers

Monday, March 14th, 2016

10 WHILDSHOT LFIGensler 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).

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Fourth Annual Backstage Access Show Brings Together Alberta Theatre Pros

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

19 BackstageAccessOn 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.

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Westbury National ‘Imagine’ Technology Showcase Set For March 9

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

0XImagineAV 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.

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Expo-Scène Returning For Second Edition In May 2016

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Expo-Scene [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

Expo-Scene 2015 [Photo: Mauricio Garzon/milemot photographie]

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.

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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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WFW’s February Freeze Breaks Records in 2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Feb Freeze 3William 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.

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LFI Announces IoT & Smart Lighting Forum

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

10 WHILDSHOT LFILIGHTFAIR 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.

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