The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2016 Call for Speakers is now 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 San Diego, CA from April 24-28, 2016.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has opened registration for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015), with early bird rates available through Aug. 15, 2015. The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Hollywood, CA is billed as a premier forum for the exploration of media and entertainment technology. The signature SMPTE event will be preceded on Oct. 26 by the daylong SMPTE 2015 Symposium, which will focus on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR).
The PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of subjects.
Several 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.
Westbury National will be hosting its first Imagine Technology Showcase at the Carlu event space in College Park in Toronto on April 28, 2015 from 2-7 p.m. Westbury describes Imagine as an “opportunity to see, touch, and interact with the latest innovations in audio, audiovisual, and lighting technology, and network with professionals from the pro audio, audiovisual and event industries.”
Over 30 exhibitors have been confirmed so far, including Christie Digital, AMX, Panasonic, Creston, Meyer Sound, and Avolites. The event will feature technology exhibits, as well as demonstrations, seminars, and speakers. Admission is free.
ETC’s CUE (Create. Understand. Experience.) professional-development conference is to be held June 26–28, 2015 in Madison, WI. Organizers say it will have something for designers and programmers of all skill levels, whether they have years of experience in the most well-known venues, are just getting started in their careers, or consider lighting to be their hobby or side job. The conference is designed to be beneficial for professionals who work with all different kinds of lighting, including for theater, houses of worship, broadcast, dance, academic institutions, architecture, live events, and more.
Terrence Spivey, artistic director of Cleveland’s Karamu House, urged all technical theatre practitioners to recruit and mentor more students of colour in his Keynote address at USITT 2015 in Cincinnati on Wednesday.
Spivey opened USITT’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center with a speech reflecting on the history of black theatre in the U.S. and Karamu House’s success as the nation’s oldest black theatre.
Lighting and design professionals from around the world will converge for networking opportunities, presentations by industry thought-leaders, and event experiences at the LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LFI takes place May 3-7 at New York’s Javits Center (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 3-4; Trade Show & Conference: May 5-7).
PLASA Focus: Orlando is coming up next on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. It is a two-day event showcasing the newest technology, regional dealers, and free educational seminars (listed below), featuring professionals in lighting, video, and stage technologies.Free registration is still open HERE.
The international program committee for the fifth LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) has opened the “Call for Papers”. The LpS 2015 will take place from September 22–24, 2015, in Bregenz, Austria. Authors from science and industry have until Feb. 20, 2015 to submit their drafts on the subject of “Trends & Technologies for Future Lighting Solutions”.