IALD To Host Enlighten Americas Conference

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

vaduz009From 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.

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LDI Readies For Return To Vegas

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

LDI 2014 - 16The 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.

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Registration Open For CITT Rendez-vous Trade Show

Monday, July 27th, 2015

RendezVousRegistration 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.

Ontario Investing $1.5 Million in Live Theatre Across the Province

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

SouPepperThe 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.

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SFM Names New Ontario Rep

Friday, May 29th, 2015

SFM has announ06 RandySegerenced the addition of Randy Segeren to its Pro Division sales team. Segeren will be leading SFM’s sales for the lighting and multimedia portfolio in Ontario.

“Randy has established himself as a knowledgeable and successful industry specialist who understands customers’ needs and the intrinsic value of good customer service,” says Mike Gregory, national sales director at SFM. “His background in lighting is an extremely valuable asset in this quickly growing segment of our business, and both SFM and our customers are happy to have him on board.”

For more information, contact SFM: 514-780-2070, info@sfm.ca, www.sfm.ca.

CITT To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Rendez-vous 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

01CITTThere will be cause for celebration when CITT’s annual Rendez-vous conference and trade show heads to Vancouver from August 20-22, 2015, as this year marks the association’s 25th anniversary.

In 1989, a group of like-minded individuals from the USITT sections in Alberta and Ontario gathered to form what would, on Aug. 1, 1990, become the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology. Spurred by an era of increased regulations in Canada around such things as safety standards and the use prop guns, as well as increased recognition of the different theatrical cultures between the U.S. and Canada, Canadian theatre professionals agreed they would be better served by having their own national organization.

“And so it began, 25 years of growth and service to our members,” current CITT President Michael Harris tells Professional Sound. “We are excited to celebrate 25 years of milestones and the achievements of our members. At this year’s Rendez-vous in Vancouver, we begin the next chapter, the next 25 years of milestones and achievements. Join us as we celebrate our humble beginnings, our members, and the promise of an exciting future for CITT/ICTS.”

Rendez-vous 2015 will be hosting a larger trade show with longer visiting hours over a two-day span at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Pre-conference workshops will be replaced with hands-on training and backstage tours. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussions will be moved to Saturday, while the Annual General Meeting will become an AGM Breakfast on Saturday. As usual, the New Product Breakfast will kick off the Friday morning. The social events will remain the same, with the Junk Challenge on Thursday, Swag Bingo on Friday, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday.

Registration is now open and a conference schedule is available on the CITT website. For more information, contact CITT: 888-271-3383, info@citt.org, www.citt.org.

Show Distribution to be Featured on “World’s Greatest” TV Show

Friday, April 17th, 2015

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!”, have recently selected Show Distribution to be a part of the popular television series.

“Ever wonder who stages all those spectacular shows, like Taylor Swift, or Celine Dion, or AC/DC; who puts up all that rigging night after night so that the lights are exactly right and the show goes as planned. We found them: Show Distribution, and we think their story will be very interesting, entertaining, and meaningful to our viewers” said Gordon Freeman, Executive Producer of the show.

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Expo-Scène A Huge Success

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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

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

CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

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Prolight+Sound Conference Program Released

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

PLSLightProlight + 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.

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Broadcast Industry Sets Sights On Vegas For NAB Show

Monday, March 30th, 2015

10 NABGsmithThe 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.

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