ETC & GDS Sign Americas Partnership

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 (Electronic Theatre Controls) has signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with U.K.-based company GDS (Global Design Solutions). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ArcSystem and BluesSystem product lines for distribution in North and South America. GDS will continue to manufacture and distribute ArcSystem and BluesSystem for other worldwide markets from the company’s Bristol, U.K., headquarters.

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IIDEX Canada Set For 30th Annual Run

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

iidexThe 30th annual edition of IIDEX Canada will be held concurrently with Construct International from Dec. 3-4, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

New for this year, the event will expand to the South Building to include Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, and Concrete Canada. These shows combined will create The Buildings Show, North America’s largest exposition, networking, and educational event. Influential buyers and decision-makers of the design, construction, and real estate industries will attend the show to experience more than 1,600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the very latest in products, technologies, best practices, and applications.

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Expo-Scene 2015 In The Works For Montreal

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

04 MontrealskylineCITT is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene 2015, which will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26 and 27, 2015. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

An array of industry seminars and product demonstrations in French and English will be held during the two-day show, which will cover the latest in lighting, audio, staging, and video technologies. Further details and registration will be available at Special rates are available for downtown Montreal hotels.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available to industry manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, contact CITT: 613 482-1165,,

LDI 2014 Set To Embrace EDM Boom

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

01 LDI AThe 27th LDI Trade Show and Conference for live event professionals, where more than 9,700 attendees from 88 countries will come to see the 350-plus exhibitors, will be taking place on Nov. 17-23, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year, LDI introduces its new focus on the exploding phenomenon of electronic dance music (EDM). Penton/LDI and Marked Events, which produces the BPM and PRO trade shows in the U.K., will present EDM@LDI. This will be a special section of the LDI show floor dedicated to EDM, DJ, VJ, lighting, projection, audio, and staging products. EDM@LDI will also include live demos, performances, and club tours.

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PL&P Video & Lighting Survey

Friday, September 19th, 2014

As lighting and video become increasingly interconnected, Professional Lighting & Production surveyed lighting and video professionals to get their thoughts and opinions on this convergence of technologies, techniques, and components. Here are the results…

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SMPTE 2014 Society Elections Are Open

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

logoThe 2014 SMPTE elections for Officers and Governors of the Society are now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. GMT on Monday, Sept. 29. All active category members are eligible to vote (this includes professional, executive, fellow, life, and honorary members). All voting members have been sent an official election notice, with voting instructions. If you have not received an election notice by email or mail, you can contact the SMPTE Staff at

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LDI Show 2014 Set To Embrace the EDM Boom

Friday, August 29th, 2014

LDI 2013 1The 27th LDI Trade Show and Conference for live event professionals, where more than 9,700 attendees from 88 countries will come to see the 350-plus exhibitors, will be taking place on Nov. 17-23, 2014  at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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CITT Rendez-vous Conference & Trade Show Schedule Released

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

RendezVousThe Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT)’s annual Rendez-vous trade show and conference has released its full conference schedule. The event will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre from Aug. 14-16, 2014.

The conference offers three days of sessions, workshops, backstage tours, social events, and networking opportunities. Specific to lighting and visual professionals, conference programming includes sessions on counterweight rigging, making sustainability matter to your company, using special effects and firearms onstage, LEDs, rigging certification, stage fire safety, projection, the future of theatre design in Canada, and many more.

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Registration Now Open For LDI 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

01LDINow in its 27th year, LDI is gearing up for its 2014 run from November 17-23, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Close to 10,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and any other live venue, come to LDI annually from dozens countries to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 exhibiting companies provide attendees with live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about equipment, including lighting, sound, projection, staging and truss, and special effects.

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Getting Set For InfoComm 2014

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Professional Lighting & Production team touched down in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning for the 2014 edition of the InfoComm show, which finds the association celebrating its 75th anniversary.

While the exhibit halls don’t open until Wednesday, the 18th, there was some programming on the books for the pre-show evening, including the rather interesting keynote address by “futurist” aike Walsh and the show’s welcome reception.

InfoComm 2014 keynote speaker Mike Walsh

InfoComm 2014 keynote speaker Mike Walsh

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