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 elections@smpte.org.

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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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NWC Welcomes Brendan McMullin as Business Services Representative

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
NWC Business Services Representative Brendan McMullin.

NWC Business Services Representative Brendan McMullin.

Jim Norris, President of Norris-Whitney Communications Inc. and Publisher of Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines, has announced the appointment of Brendan McMullin as Business Services Representative.

Brendan is a graduate of the Sales and Marketing Program at Niagara College, an amateur musician, and an avid sports enthusiast.

He will be assisting with the marketing needs of Norris-Whitney clients in the music, pro audio, and lighting fields.

Brendan can be contacted at 905-374-9012, bmcmullin@nor.com.

In Memory of Graeme Nicol

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Graeme Nicol (left) with A.C.T. Lighting's George Masek.

Graeme Nicol (left) with A.C.T. Lighting’s George Masek.

PL&P regrets to report that Graeme Nicol, the longtime lighting designer for Sarah McLachlan, passed away on Feb. 14, 2014 at the age of 52. In addition to his work with McLachlan, Nicol also lit shows for Diana Krall and Jann Arden. He had also spent time with Christie Lites’ Vancouver office and IATSE Local 891 in the Vancouver Area. He was originally from Edmonton, AB.

Family and friends have planned a memorial service for Nicol on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 4-10 p.m. at the Anza Club (3 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC). We at PL&P offer condolences to Graeme’s family, friends, and peers in the industry during this difficult time.

LFI Call For Speakers Deadline Extended

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

04 LFIThe LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2014 Call for Speakers is open in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in Las Vegas, June 1-5, 2014. The deadline for the Call for Speakers has been extended to Sept. 23, 2013.

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