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Prolight + Sound Middle East 2019 - October 15th - October 17th, 2019 - Dubai, UAE

Prolight + Sound Middle East is the Middle East's leading trade platform for professional audio, lighting, entertainment and event technology. The show is showcasing the latest AV, professional audio and lighting equipment and technologies, conference systems, laser technologies and equipment, LED and LED displays, special effects, stage technologies and truss systems, broadcast equipment, AV integrated systems, as well as parts and accessories. Featuring a range of live demonstrations, seminars and forums, Prolight + Sound Middle East is your ideal place for business and for exchanging ideas and technologies.

Prolight + Sound Middle East:

Lighting, Audio & AV Technology for Events, Rental, Install and Integration.

The 3rd edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East welcomed more than 2,770 trade visitors from 67 countries, hosting 42 exhibitors representing 100+ brands, as well as 15 first-time manufacturers exhibiting from Europe, USA and Canada.

The show hosted conference sessions from industry experts like Ola Melzig, Tim Routledge, Andre Beekmans, Tom Davis and many others, as well as the return of a new Dante Training Workshop from Audinate on the last day. We look forward to welcoming you again to Prolight + Sound Middle East for the 4th edition in 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Middle East’s professional lighting, audio & AV technology trade show. Meet, discover and experience it all here.

  • More exhibitors than ever before
  • New products, solutions and innovations
  • 15+ new international manufacturers
  • An extensive free-to-attend conference programme
  • 23+ local and international speakers
  • Dante training workshop

Who should visit?

•Event & Rental Companies

Dubai being the fastest-growing live event market, visitors can expect the most advanced and purpose-designed equipment rental options, of the highest standards for concerts, awards, festivals, summits, professional conferences and product launches.

•System Integrators

Complex turnkey solutions, system upgrades or demand for the latest technology – manufacturers like Monacor and Bosch are just a few of the many exhibitors showcasing products and solutions for system integrators. Auditnate will also return with a new Dante workshop.

•End Users & Venues

The show is host to lighting, audio and AV exhibitors that provide permanent solutions for various end users, venues and install markets including nightclubs, theme parks, mosques, concert venues, cinemas and shopping malls within the region.

•Distributors

First time International manufacturers like Celestion, Proietta, Schertler Group, Stageline and more are exhibiting and will be seeking regional partners to establish connections that are productive and profitable. Pre-register and schedule a meeting with these exhibitors and others looking to meet leading regional distributors.

•Installers

Installation companies providing permanent lighting, sound, LED, stage, AV, truss and rigging solutions can experience and source the latest innovations at the show, directly from international manufacturers.

•Service Providers

Such as lighting designers, audio engineers and acoustical consultants. In addition to meeting leading manufacturers, world renown lighting designers like Tim Routledge and Koert Vermeulen, as well many other expert speakers will be hosting key sessions at the conference.

•Developers & Project Owners

•Wholesalers & Retailers

•Government & Associations

Events at the show:

These free-to-attend events provide added value to your visit, ensuring your access to insightful conference sessions and training workshops hosted by leading industry experts.

Conference:

Events, Technology and Entertainment Development Forum: A series of free-to-attend, on-site conference sessions enable you to meet pioneering experts from behind the curtain of the biggest international events as they demonstrate and discuss the latest innovations making waves across the industry.

Dante Training Workshop:

Reinforce your knowledge of Dante Certifications themes and learn how to capitalise on state-of-the-art technologies in AV schematics, video & lighting Integration, active-acoustics and much, much more.

Product Sections at the show:

Lighting Technology:

Spotlights and projectors, multifunctional spotlights, lighting effects and mood lighting, lighting controls, ceiling rail systems, specific accessories for lighting technology.

2018 Featured exhibitors & brands include: Robe, Clay Paky, ADJ, Elation, SGM, Robert Juliant, Chauvet Professional, Proietta.

Sound + PA Equipment:

Microphones and accessories, amplifiers, mixing desks and effects, recording and reproduction equipment, loudspeakers and headphones, building and room acoustics, specific accessories for sound and pa equipment.

2018 Featured exhibitors & brands include: FBT, Monacor International, Aaviss, Aimline, Pan Acoustics, Active Audio, Canford Audio, Clair Brothers, Celestion, Provision AVL, Venuetech, Ateis Middle East, ASl.

Projection & LED Display:

LED Display, projection, 3D mapping, laser projectors, display and advertising projectors, Multivision walls, projections screens, LCD / DLP projectors CRT projectors, digital signage, LCD and plasma displays

2018 featured exhibitors & brands include: Proietta, Hox LED, Gloshine.

Laser Technology and Effects:

Laser technology effects.

2018 Featured exhibitors & brands include:Magix FX, Proietta, MDG Fog, LPS Lasyersystems, Showven.

Stage Technology:

Event floors, stage floors, mobile stages, stage construction and canopies, stages platforms and stage elements, grandstands, revolving stages, stage controls, over stage equipment, under stage equipment, lifts, automation, stage-management systems, dance floors, mobile roofing systems, specific accessories for stage technology.

2018 featured exhibitors & brands include: Showven Technology, Stagemaker, Stageline, Prolyte.

Truss Systems:

Trusses and towers, motors and motor controls, winches, chain hoists, lifting gears, fittings, connectors.

2018 Featured exhibitors & brands include:Prolyte, Showtex, Stageline, Stagemaster, Weifa, Weinas.

Conference and Communication Technology:

Conference technology, communication technology.

2018 Featured exhibitors & brands include: Bosch, Monacor International, Aaviss, Aimline, Pan Acoustics, Active Audio, Canford Audio, Clair Brothers, Celestion., Sennheiser.

Equipment, Infrastructure and Furnishings:

Power distribution, flight cases, cables, energy, management, emergency generators, other infrastructure/furnishings, event-service provider.

2018 featured exhibitors & brands include: Showtex, SES Global, Gator Cases.

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PLASA 2019 - London Olympia, National Hall - September 15th - September 17th, 2019 - London, U.K.

PLASA Show is the flagship international event for the entertainment technology industry which welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year. With over four decades of experience, PLASA Show presents ground-breaking technology, exciting new launches by leading brands, and a packed programme of interactive and thought-provoking content.

About PLASA:

Following on from the ‘busiest show in years’ in 2018, PLASA Show returns to London Olympia on 15– 17 September 2019, for another unmissable event exploring the cutting edge of lighting, live sound, AV, rigging and staging.

Over 200 eminent brands will showcase their latest releases, demo products and offer hands-on workshops. Furthermore, the unrivalled seminar programme will present the works of thought-leaders and taste makers delving into the most prominent industry issues.

See, explore and connect at the essential event for the entertainment technology industry, and discover innovative solutions and fresh product launches from the world’s most recognisable brands in lighting, audio, rigging, staging and AV.

Who Should Visit?

PLASA Show is the flagship international event for the entertainment technology industry which welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors each year.

With over four decades of experience, PLASA Show presents ground-breaking technology, exciting new launches by leading brands, and a packed programme of interactive and thought-provoking content.

OVER 200 BRANDS

See the latest releases from the biggest brands up close; find new suppliers, make new contacts and get product inspiration for your next project.

MEET THE SPECIALISTS

No other show in the UK offers an opportunity to meet over 9,000 professionals in one place. Catch up with old colleagues, develop new contacts and chat directly with brand representatives.

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

The show has an industry leading programme of seminars, workshops and product training, spread over four theatres, delivered by 80+ industry experts.

Seminars:

Many of the world’s greatest designers and engineers have shared their wisdom at PLASA Show. Last year included Simon Hodge who created a live mix, Rob Halliday and Stufish who revealed the ambitious Giudizio Universale show and the brand new Rigging theatre.

Using Wave Field Synthesis for 3D Sound Applications and Challenging Acoustic Environments (2018)

This session will focus on exploring how wave field synthesis, which has been perceived for a long time as a theory only, can be utilised now in a real-world product to build scalable solutions that can function outstandingly in harsh acoustical environments and to support immersive audio experiences for retail and other industries. The presentation shall be led by the Applications team of HOLOPLOT, the Berlin-based PA manufacturer developing fully modular WFS systems.

How Not to Run Out of Clean Pants (2018)

Justin Grealy and Arie van der Poel discuss different ways, and the economies, of touring – from a single splitter to multiple busses, and the pitfalls of budget airlines. How you, as a touring professional, can contribute to the success of any size tour by sensible planning, packing your suitcase with the things you really need and exercising good daily working practice. Topics include how not to run out of clean pants, how not to annoy your fellow professionals, and many more hints and tips for happy touring. Aimed at: All touring professionals who are starting out and need to know what to take and how to behave to keep the tour bus a happy place.

Optimizing and Designing Dante Networks with Audinate (2018)

Audinate present the most popular modules from the new Level 3 online training course. In this ‘taster’ course we will cover some of the most frequently asked questions when designing and deploying a larger Dante network.

We will cover topics including:

  • Why we use a Layered Model
  • Advanced Clocking
  • IP address configuration
  • And a discussion on security considerations for audio and video

Creating a World-Class Visual Spectacle (without leaving your own workspace!): Astana Expo 2017: Case Study (2018)

Shannon Harvey, Head of Research at Brilliant Stages and Production Park, gives a deep insight into how his team created one of the largest and most complicated video facades in the world.

The centrepiece of Expo 2017 in Astana Kazakhstan was the Nur Alem Pavilion, the world’s largest spherical building, an 80-metre diameter twisted sphere with over 125,000 pixels embedded in the window mullions. The team at Brilliant Stages had to produce content and develop a creative & technical workflow to meet the client’s needs.

All of this was done remotely, without the team ever going to site…

Changeover Madness at a Festival: The lighting control challenges of a festival artist change (2018)

Have you ever wondered how bands turn up at festivals and put on their show with a completely different rig from what they normally have on their tour? How do LDs and operators cope with the myriad of different rigs over a festival period? What happens when the artist decides to do a completely different set from the normal? Or have you just wondered how you get to FOH while 20 000 people are stood in the field with you? This seminar aims to share some of the tips and tricks that LD’s and operators use when it comes to festival period. With insights into Planning, Pre-Viz, Cloning and time management (and much more), we call on 4 industry festival veterans to share their experiences, good and bad. Hosted by Ambersphere’s very own Philip Norfolk this seminar aims to lift the lid on what really happens in that small central covered area of many festival fields each summer.

Controls: The latest news and views (2018)

Wayne Howell will give an overview of the latest news in control protocols including: An update on the 2018 PLASA Plugfest; DMX512 and RDM – how do they work together; Art-Net 4 and how it allows DALI and DMX to coexist; sACN – What is it and how does it relate to DMX512 and Art-Net; Link Layer Recovery – a new protocol that means you’ll never lose your gateway again.

CAD Tutorial Session (2018)

AutoCAD is used throughout the theatre and live performance industries in many ways. This session will show you the latest version of the software – AutoCAD 2019 and highlight some of the tools that have been added over recent years that practitioners in our fields may find particularly useful. There will also be a discussion on the ways and means of owning AutoCAD (all legal of course) as well as the options for industry specific training on the software. Finally, if you are having trouble wrangling particular drawings, do bring them along on a laptop and we’ll see if we can get them to behave a bit better for you.

Collaboration and Creative Teams: Working together for the stage (2018)

Although creative processes are different between colleagues in different disciplines the final production is what unites us. How do the varying creative processes compare and what discussions are essential in ensuring that the product onstage fulfils the expectations of the entire creative team?

ABTT Technical Standards and Compliance Surgery (2018)

Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment  is recognised by the HSE as forming part of a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry and as an Established Standard under their Enforcement Management Model. This session  will provide a guide to recent amendments and offer the opportunity for a safety and compliance surgery to discuss your questions.

Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy: How well positioned is the live production/theatre industry to scale up collaborative efforts ?(2018)

Following on from a brief introduction at ITEAC2018 to the key principles of a circular economy, this seminar will focus on specific industry examples of circular business models, highlighting how they capture additional economic value. It will examine why circular business models make sense in contrast to the increasing risks of a linear economic model. The seminar will discuss the framework of a circular economy, outlining why it is considered a £4.5 trillion opportunity (WEF, 2018) and what we as an industry can do to collectively transition towards an economy that is regenerative by design.

Getting Noticed (2018)

Do you send out hundreds of CVs but never get a response? If you’re finding it difficult to get yourself noticed, this seminar will help you find ways to stand out from the crowd.

Setting up a Small Business (2018)

Have you got a business idea that you dream about but you never do anything about it? Get your ideas off the back of a fag packet and into reality. This talk will guide your through overwhelm and inertia and get you on the road to finally realising your dream. Aimed at people who want a change of pace and manifest a business idea.

Load Monitoring (2018)

Load ‘calculation’ is at best theoretical and often almost irrelevant because sometimes people don’t follow what they told the engineer. Sometimes nobody wants to hear that things are too heavy but with a load cell you can prevent it getting that far, accurate information permits correct specifications.

Simple Rigging Calculations (2018)

This session will cover how to calculate rigging forces applied at angles, for example in bridles and truss wraps. Led by Scotty Stewart with co-presenters to be announced shortly…

German Peculiarities – the Baubuch (2018)

The requirements of the German entertainment industry may appear strange to outsiders. DGUV, Baubuch, approvals, TÜV. Inspections and apparent endless paperwork seem to constrain show business. This session will bring light into the darkness and explain the key aspects of entertainment technology safety in general and temporary demountable structures in particular. Practitioners will get tips and tricks for handling those challenges more efficiently.

Aerial Forces (2018)

This session looks at forces underlying circus and aerial rigging kinematics, specifically at what is meant by a dynamic load, whether that is counterweighting, drops or swings and how these forces are generated. Overestimating these forces can lead to unnecessary material costs, or being unable to use a venue. Underestimating can be incredibly dangerous. Scotty is a design engineer, but also an experienced entertainment industry rigger who approaches the subject in a realistic and practical way.

Talk to the Chimp (2018)

Visit stand S60 for product training on The Chimp 100 and 300 light controllers with the Bananawing extension. Product specialists Harald Wolf and Angelo van der Weerden will be there to answer all your questions, inform you on the possibilities and show you what the Chimps can do. Harald and Angelo will tell you all about mastering the workspace and the access to all functionalities, they will talk about the DMX network and DMX output architecture, explain the Fixtures control, effect creation with the Effect generator, Speedmaster, Fademasters and numerous tips and tricks. If you need any info on the Chimp light controller then you are more than welcome to visit stand S60 and ask away.

Introduction: Training and apprenticeships (2018)

Mike Lowe will introduce the programme of content from Brit Row and talk about the need for live production industry training and apprenticeships; some difficulties, obstacles and potential solutions.

System Design, Prediction, Analysis and Optimisation (2018)

This session will include a demonstration of the use of speaker system prediction software to create a system design for an arena, a demonstration on the use of Smaart analysis software and in using Smaart to optimise a system.

Discussion on System Design and the Future with Immersive Sound (2018)

The discussion will centre on the ever-growing importance of system design and the System Engineer; the current state-of-play of immersive sound in live performance and debate whether immersive sound be used more widely and if so, what are the possible impacts on the live industry?

Creating a Mix (2018)

This session will be a demonstration by Simon Hodge, legendary Sound Engineer (Robbie Williams), in building the basics of a mix from scratch using a multitrack recording. This will include input gain, phase, using hi-pass and lo-pass filters, selecting or balancing more than one input source on an instrument (e.g. bass guitar mic & bass guitar D.I. or top and bottom snare mics), setting up groups, and creating a stereo mix.

Expert panel: Convergence in Business (2018)

Businesses in the entertainment technology industry started with one clear definition of: rental, sales or retail. Global economic and market pressures have forced a change and diversification is now the norm. Our panel of highly experienced business owners will discuss the challenges and opportunities of this new business model.

ALL SEMINARS FOR PLASA 2019 (TBC)

Product Training:

Practical workshops were available for those interested in the very latest professional lighting consoles and software. Last year attendees were walked through ChamSys MagicQ and QuickQ, Zero 88 FLX, and Sennheiser’s Speechline digital wireless system.

Audio demos:

PLASA Show presented a unique opportunity to experience a variety of systems in a controlled environment allowing listeners to evaluate loudspeakers’ technical specifications and performance quality, including Aura Audio, Ohm UK, KV2 Audio, Shermann Audio and RCF.

Innovation gallery:

PLASA displays the very best in new thinking and cutting-edge technology in the lead up to the PLASA Awards for Innovation. Last year’s winners included Astera, Artistic Licence, ETC, Robert Juliat, Holoplot, PRG and TMB.

Why Exhibit?

Take your brand to the next level with the industry’s most established trade show

PLASA Show’s knockout 2018 edition confirmed its place on the leading edge of the live entertainment technology industry. Welcoming 7000+ professionals with significant influence and buying power, the show is a hive of business activity.

RIGHT PLACE…

By exhibiting you are aligning your brand with hundreds of  recognisable companies and positioning your brand in front of thousands of industry professionals with significant buying power.

…RIGHT TIME

The show continues to provide an unrivalled platform for live entertainment technology and services. With the industry growing and diversifying each year there is no better time or place to get involved.

READY TO SHOW..

Whatever size your business is, we have a stand that’s right for you – from a ready-made shell scheme to an open-plan space. Our range of stands allow you to be as easy or ambitious as you wish.

HERE TO HELP!

Our friendly team will ensure that you have all the information you need, offering everything from inspiration on how to design your stand to straight-forward logistical advice.

Unique September timeline:

PLASA Show is the only dedicated entertainment technology event at the end of the summer season, meaning the quality of buyers is second to none.

The UK’s entertainment capital:

PLASA Show is strategically based in London, the city with excellent transport links and home to more entertainment venues than any other capital.

Extensive exposure:

From the minute you’re on board your brand will feature in our marketing campaign which targets thousands of industry professionals. Not only that, you’ll reach thousands more through our social media and interactive website.

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Live Event

InfoComm China 2019 - China National Convention Center - July 17th - July 19th, 2019 - Beijing, China

For over a decade, InfoComm China has been raising the profile of China’s Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Experiential Communications market. Today, it is Asia Pacific’s foremost platform where Pro-AV and Experiential Communications players, manufacturers and users from across all industries meet.

About InfoComm China:

For over a decade, InfoComm China has been raising the profile of China’s Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Experiential Communications market. Today, it is Asia Pacific’s foremost platform where Pro-AV and Experiential Communications players, manufacturers and users from across all industries meet.

An exhibition jam-packed with activities and opportunities, InfoComm China is where the world’s leading brands choose to debut their latest products and solutions. Tens of thousands of users attend the show each year to witness what Pro-AV technology and Experiential Communications solutions can do for their businesses.

The 2018 edition attracted 38,809 visitors. With an expected higher level of participation at Beijing InfoComm China 2019, this is the place to harness the power of Pro-AV and Experiential Communications.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Complementing the exhibition is InfoComm China Summit, where emerging trends and in-depth market insights are shared. 5,456 delegates attended the Summit in 2018 and gained invaluable market perspectives. Constantly evolving to cater to its increasingly international crowd, the Summit has included sessions conducted in English since 2015. And since 2016, keynote sessions are followed by panel discussions where leaders of trade associations representing end-user industries engage the audience in deeper interactions.

Beijing InfoComm China showcases the latest Professional AudioVisual and Experiential Communications innovations across a broad spectrum of industries.•3D Technology
•Acoustic Products
•Amplifiers and Mixers
•AR / VR
•Architectural Lighting
•Assistive Listening
•Associations, Publications and Information Services
•Audience Response Systems
•Audio Speakers
•Audio Technologies
•Audio Visual Technologies
•Audio, Video, Data Conferencing Equipment & Technology
•AV Furniture
•AV Lifts
•AV Software
•Cable, Connectors & Switchers
•Command & Control Systems
•Consoles
•Control/Interfacing/Distribution Systems and Technologies
•Digital Signage
•Display and Monitor
•Home Networking & Automation
•Home Theatre Technologies
•Information Communications Technology
•Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers
•IoT
•Language Interpretation Systems
•Lighting & Studio Support Systems
•Presentation & Training Aids
•Projection Screens & Mediums
•Projector Lenses & Accessories
•Projectors
•Public Address (PA), Paging, Background Music Systems
•Racks and Mounting Systems
•Signal Management & Processing
•Simulation Systems
•Streaming and Media Storage and Distribution
•Systems Integration
•Test & Measurement Equipment
•Truss, Rigging and Accessories
•Video Production Equipment and Accessories
•Wireless AV Systems

Why Visit?

The transformative power of Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Experiential Communications is felt in every industry. Cutting-edge solutions help streamline business operations, in turn boosting efficiency in the workplace. Beijing InfoComm China is where you can tap into opportunities to harness the power of Pro-AV and Experiential Communications. Discover game-changing innovations that will give your business a competitive advantage.

AV CHANNEL: THE POWER OF DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

To seem within a hair’s breadth of Brad Pitt. Or feed your pet dog at home while miles away. Why not rock with Super Junior in their sell-out concerts? That’s what 3D technology, webcams, video phones, remote control systems and more, can deliver today. Pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology is taking business, entertainment, and even mundane chores to unbelievable heights. It is creating smart offices, smart homes, smart entertainment, and “smart relationships” too, as sophisticated pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology transforms the way we relate to the world and things around us.Then again, you know all this because you live the excitement the industry brings every day. For all the potential that pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology present, don’t just be the provider. Be a catalyst for the next change.

IT CHANNEL: THE POWER OF DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

If information technology (IT) is the engine, AV is often the vehicle. The impact and significance of IT usually becomes apparent through pro-AV applications. Without AV, IT remains an abstract idea to the common man. It is AV that allows people to see and hear, and perhaps one day even feel the implications of an IT solution. Pro-AV makes IT real.Explore the myriad ways that pro-AV can bring your IT concepts to the ground; into homes, schools, offices, industries and the entertainment arena. Discover how, together, pro-AV and IT can improve the way we work, live and play.

BUILDING & SMART CITY: THE POWER OF SMART BUILDINGS WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Intuitive, eco-friendly, sustainable — that’s a smart building. People want to live and work in environments that nurture, not negate, mankind’s long-term comfort and well-being. Pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology can currently automate every day operations and processes in homes and offices. They promote energy- and cost-savings with smart technology. Environments become more secure at less expense. Be a front runner in creating the choice setting that people will flock to in the future.

BROADCAST: THE POWER TO ENGAGE AUDIENCES WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

“Live” in the moment – every pun intended. Increasingly, that is what radio listeners and TV viewers want. That is precisely what pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology are delivering today. With fibre optics, flying cameras or drones, and robotics, visuals are breathtaking and mind-boggling. Advanced sound technology completes the “live” experience.Keep the man in the street your loyal fan and follower as you transform his awareness and transport him to where the most exciting events unfold.

LIVE EVENT & ENTERTAINMENT: THE POWER TO WOW WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

A sell-out concert by an Avatar. Only possible with pro-AV and Info-Comm. The sky is the limit with what people can and want to do, thanks to sophisticated technology. A hologram on a mammoth screen can hold audiences spellbound in a mega production. Electrifying sound is amplified to have audiences moving to the beat of human and holographic characters calling the shots on stage. The future is now, with cutting-edge pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology.

EDUCATION: THE POWER OF LEARNING WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

To see the world in a microscopic grain of sand or simulate surgery, these are amazing possibilities with the current technology in pro-AV. Delivered through advances in IT, effective AV can make the invisible appear larger than life, and create experiences out of thin air. Such is the power of pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology today.The classroom can now be fashioned anywhere good AV infrastructure and Info-Comm capabilities exist. Resources can be available at your fingertips, scenarios unfold at the touch of a button. Empower your teachers with pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology, and witness just how extensive your students’ education can be.

ENTERPRISE: THE POWER OF COLLABORATIVE SYNERGY WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Hot desks and virtual offices; these are becoming the norm as businesses learn they can run faster, leaner and cheaper with the options provided by the coupling of pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology. Staff can be summoned from wherever they are, whenever required, to appear on screens larger-than-life or on small personal mobile devices.Everyone is looking for the solution to high office rents, escalating manpower costs, and particularly work-life balance. Be the one with the pro-AV and Info-Comm solutions, to make work a joy for others and enterprises effective, efficient and affluent.

GOVERNMENT: THE POWER OF PUBLIC SERVICE WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Government departments have a collective responsibility to maintain the safety and well-being of citizens. Pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology create cohesive command centres where officers from different departments can work in tandem. 24-hour vigilance is now possible with live video feeds displayed on large, high-resolution video walls. With access to clear visual information, officers can improve their situational awareness. Intuitive systems composed of control processors and touch screen interfaces also allow authorised personnel to select, display and route relevant information easily. Swift action can then be taken.

HEALTHCARE: THE POWER TO ADVANCE HEALTHCARE WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Pro-AV and Info-Comm can save lives. Image-guided surgery, remote consultation with world-renowned experts, automated intervention to improve surgical outcomes – all are possible today with pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology. Videoconferencing solutions can bring specialist medical expertise into rural areas instantaneously. Patients have faster, cheaper and possibly less laborious access to medical care than before. Equipment is becoming more accessible, affordable and user-friendly. Discover what helps you to help people.

HOSPITALITY: THE POWER OF COMFORT + LUXURY WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

The right sounds, sights and scents underscore good hospitality service. It’s all about the sensory experience that the guest takes home and shares with others. Use pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology to create the perfect ambience for the service and occasion. Music, videos, lighting; they can all come together to make that subtle but substantial difference between ordinary and extraordinary. Any restaurant, hotel, spa or bar can be transformed with the right pro-AV and Info-Comm elements. Make your service the one they all remember.

FINANCE: THE POWER OF TIMELY INFORMATION WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Up-to-date information, accuracy, decisions made with acumen – these underscore the financial sector. Pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology are the infrastructures that deliver all of that. Telecommunication, videoconferencing, information gathering and dissemination even as events unfold are now commonplace. “Live” information are delivered to people’s fingertips so they can act in the moment too. Whether in the home, office or even Out Of Home, people need never be left in the dark or left behind. Pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology make money move with the times, and motivate people to make timely moves.

OIL, MINING & ENERGY: THE POWER TO FUEL THE FUTURE WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Whether from the middle of the ocean or the depths of the earth, information is available – instantaneously. Even visuals and videos can be conveyed to remote offices and headquarters elsewhere. Heads of oil, mining and energy companies can get minute and accurate information without having to be anywhere on location or site. Decisions can be made immediately, but accurately, thanks to pro-AV and Info-Comm facilities and solutions that provide end-to-end communications and contact. You may be outstation but never out of touch.

RETAIL: THE POWER TO ENGAGE + EXCITE WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Ring up the cash registers with pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology. Dynamic and interactive shopfront displays entice the curious to step into stores. Not enough stock in store? Engage customers with virtual catalogues. Special requests? Immediately design and create products virtually first to inspire customer confidence in you. Make your business more visible with creative and innovative application of pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology. Enhance your brand’s reputation and recognition with multiple exposure channels. With pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology, you can run your business without borders.

SECURITY & DEFENSE: THE POWER TO PROTECT WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Constant preventive surveillance, expeditious investigation and swift action – these are the hallmarks of effective security. Whether for the home, office or entire nations, pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology are critical to creating safe environments.High definition CCTVs, high resolution monitors, high frequency microphones, nocturnal lighting systems, fibre optics, the list of sophisticated security equipment and technology goes on. These are further encrypted, protecting privacy and confidentiality. The highest standards of security is assured and available today, thanks to pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology.

TRANSPORT: THE POWER OF SPEED + SAFETY WITH DIGITAL INTERCONNECT

Pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology have been a boon to the transport industry. They have immeasurably enabled control centres of transportation networks, facilitating the streamlining of operations and improving safety. Movement of vehicles is tracked and shown on large display screens. Live feeds of activities on trains, stations and tunnels are captured to ensure order and safety. During a crisis, officers can communicate with emergency response teams in real time.For commuters, pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology spell readily accessible information on weather and on arrival or departure statuses. Digital directories are everywhere, making navigation around a foreign airport a cinch. Digital signage mounted on taxis become mobile advertising tools for brands to promote their products.

Why Exhibit?

This is the exhibition for manufacturers and channels to showcase Professional AudioVisual and Experiential Communications technology products, solutions and services.

2018 Show Attendance: 38,809 Pax

ABOUT THE MARKETTAP THE POWER OF AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE!

China is moving from manufacturing to an innovation powerhouse on the strength of its large mobile and digitally-advanced consumer and entrepreneur base. China’s tech titans like Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent are leading the charge with their disruptive technologies to develop new innovative business models.

DIGITAL ECONOMY SPAWNS DIGITAL CONSUMERS

China’s digital economy is set to create 415 million jobs by 2035. The advent of digital economy not only fosters higher employment but also gives birth to a new generation of digital consumers. China has one of the largest internet population and number of mobile internet users in the world. In 2016, 78% of Chinese shoppers use multiple devices for online shopping. Needless to say, digital consumers will influence the kind of consumer products that will be in demand and the way in which these products will be produced.

TRANSFORMING URBAN TOWNS INTO SMART CITIES

The future of urbanization is smart cities. Digitalization will change the way people live, work and play. Digital signages, outdoor display monitors, interactive information kiosks at shopping malls, and bus and train stations, iris access control biometric systems are just some of the digital solutions that will transform urban living as well as create immense opportunities for solution providers.

DIGITALIZATION BLAZING TRAIL FOR PRO-AV INDUSTRY

China is blazing a global digital trail. Digitalization is transforming and upgrading traditional industries. Intelligent manufacturing merging new-generation information technology and manufacturing technology is triggering a new round of manufacturing revolution. As Professional AudioVisual and Experiential Communications applications represent an integral part of intelligent manufacturing, solutions providers should grasp opportunities in digital-driven manufacturing.

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InfoComm 2019 - Orange County Convention Center - June 8th - June 14th - Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

InfoComm 2019 is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in the United States, with thousands of products for audio, unified communications and collaboration, display, video, control, digital signage, home automation, security, VR, and live events. The InfoComm show is the single best place to get AV training, with more than 200 courses, workshops, and seminars.

About InfoComm 2019:

InfoComm 2019 is the largest professional audiovisual trade show in the United States, with thousands of products for audio, unified communications and collaboration, display, video, control, digital signage, home automation, security, VR, and live events. The InfoComm show is the single best place to get AV training, with more than 200 courses, workshops, and seminars.

Why You Should Visit InfoComm 2019?

Nineteen percent of InfoComm attendance comes from outside the United States, and we’re committed to providing a global marketplace that makes it easy for you to meet manufacturers, dealers and audiovisual professionals all in one place.

With 1,000 exhibitors and 44,000 attendees, InfoComm 2019 is the largest trade fair in North America for audiovisual communications.

InfoComm 2019 features:

  • A robust education program, AVIXA training sessions and Manufacturers’ Training sessions
  • Tours to innovative Orlando AV installation projects during AV Tech Tours
  • Audio Demo Rooms from Tuesday-Friday, where you can hear equipment from the biggest brands in audio
  • Complimentary access to the Opening Reception on Tuesday evening

Why Exhibit at InfoComm 2019?

InfoComm is the largest pro-AV show in North America, with 44,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors representing every facet of audiovisual technology.

It’s the one event that has it all — the largest audio expo, largest digital signage expo, largest collaborative conferencing expo, plus the hottest products, emerging trends and top-notch professional development — under one 500,000+ net square footage roof.

High-level executives and decision makers from the commercial AV and installation markets recognize InfoComm as the center of the industry and its premier marketplace. Technology managers at Fortune 500 corporations, AV professionals from major universities, and design consultants and systems integrators who create multi-million dollar installations all congregate at InfoComm to source the products they need to deliver today’s exceptional communications experiences.

Ready to promote your business to the global pro-AV market?

There’s a reason exhibit space sells quickly at InfoComm. Companies know that InfoComm is the best place to generate sales leads, build an industry presence, demonstrate new technologies and products, and meet customers and new clients.

AVIXA Three-Day Courses:

Come to Orlando early for intense training on AV essentials, networking systems, management and exam preparation.

All three-day courses run from Saturday, June 8, through Monday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

Classes offered in 2018:

  • Design Thinking for AV – New in 2018!
  • Effectively Managing AV Staff
  • Essentials of AV Technology
  • Networked AV Systems
  • AV Design Level 1: Environment
  • Networking Technology
  • AV Design Level 2: Infrastructure
  • Project Management for AV
  • CTS Prep*
  • SynAudCon OptEQ-Equalization Demystified
  • CTS-D Prep*
  • AV System Setup & Verification

Center Stage

Where innovators are front and center.

Booth 3161 in the Exhibit Hall

Center Stage is InfoComm’s hub for creative dialogues, featuring leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of entertainment, enterprise, healthcare, education and hospitality. These dynamic conversations peer within and beyond traditional AV use cases to explore the intersection of technology, business outcomes, and quality of life.

By placing the AV industry’s most innovative makers, users, and creators in conversation with each other, Center Stage creates a platform for new connections. These programs will inspire you with the power of our industry and prepare you for what the future holds.

Stop by Center Stage at booth 3161 to hear more than two dozen FREE sessions (see topics below!) during Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. No need to pre-register; just drop in.

C2 Labs: Context for Creative Thinking
20 mins
Throughout InfoComm 2018, attendees have been venturing into The Dark to discuss how uncertainty blinds us to new opportunities, and flying up in The Sky to unlock their creativity by changing their perspective. Join C2’s  VP of Business Development to discover what C2 at InfoComm participants learned and taught us.

Immersive Experience Designers Reveal Audience Engagement Secrets
20 mins
Moving immersive experiences into the multi-sensory realm. How do new designs combine sound, video and lighting with advanced kinetic architecture to create truly memorable experiences? How can we transform the context of content and create new ways of interacting with an environment? What new public, private, and location-based-entertainment venues are adding kinetic architecture to engage the senses? How can you create an immersive design that must be experienced in person, generating new and recurring foot traffic?

How New Styles of Performance are Changing Venue Design
20 mins
How are the practices of architecture and acoustic design evolving with new interdisciplinary collaborations that include artists, performers and creative technologists? How are new styles of performance and events dictating design choices? As wider cultural shifts dictate that all venues become multi-purpose, how does that play out on smaller scale projects?

How Spatial Audio Breaks Down Barriers to Remote Collaboration
40 mins
Beyond just being able to see the participants in a video conference call, subtle elements in the way we speak convey specific details that are crucial to an effective conversation. While not necessarily visible, these complex audio cues are essential to natural communication and typically are not captured with traditional conference call solutions. This session will explore the science behind how the Dolby Voice solution employs spatial audio technology to reintroduce the natural auditory cues of face-to-face communication and how businesses, both large and small, are leveraging the benefits of spatial audio to improve remote collaboration.

How Hotels Create New Demand with Live Music and Entertainment
20 mins
Hotels are expanding their historic, epoch-defining roles as social gathering spaces for creatives with striking new vibrance today. How is live music programming evolving as hotels assert their status as cultural destinations? Beyond that, how are hotels providing guests with new access to purpose-built venues for recording and playing music? How are content creation, distribution and the idea of creative spaces merging both within and outside the hotel ecosystem?

Combining Live Music with Both Physical and Virtual New Media
20 mins
A look at how a conceptual live music performance uses immersive lighting, sound, and interactivity to create an emotionally intelligent space. How does new media art and technology allow for deeper artistic collaboration with live-performing musicians? How do current audiences want to experience and engage with music? How does virtual reality aid in the process of designing and distributing the event and act as an archival tool for artists?

Eliminate Operational Chaos through Process Automation
20 mins
Every AV integrator has a mountain of information running through their business on a day-to-day basis. Managing it can often feel like organized chaos. That’s how Stamm Media felt before they realized how much it was holding them back.

Modern Stadium Design for Improved Fan Experience
20 mins
How does increased focus on human experience influence the stadium, arena, and sports venue design process? How do factors such as site location, region, community, fan base, and opportunities for personalization inform venue design? How can technologies enhance the sense of place?

Stop Overselling Digital Signage Experiential Capabilities
20 mins
Digital Signage has nothing to do with shaping experiences… unless you test and measure and test and measure again. In this session, Mvix will present two case studies that did just that. A public research university and a seaside amusement park leveraged digital signage to test communication strategies and were able to influence audience behavior, with measureable results.

Enabling a Video-First Culture to Drive Better Business Results
20 mins
This session will explore how a video-first mindset creates a tightly connected, collaborative culture that leads to more engaged, higher-performing employees who ultimately drive stronger business results. We’ll dive into a real-world business scenario where video is deployed across multiple locations globally and how video easily and seamlessly fits into employee workflow. Through this discussion, you’ll learn about the key benefits of video collaboration but also how best to promote user adoption for a successful deployment.

Why Our Voice Assistants Need Ethics
20 mins
As intelligent systems make their way into our lives in the form of virtual voice assistants, a unique opportunity emerges for brands to have direct conversations with individuals, and to use voice UIs to form deep and meaningful relationships. Because when machines talk, people assume relationships. Based on our experience designing conversational UIs, we examine the emerging relationship dynamics between people and virtual assistants and introduce an ethical framework for the future of human computer interaction. This discussion will cover how voice personalities are crafted to appeal to the user, and what corporate responsibilities brands have when crafting voice personalities and scripts.

How Samsung and the Utah Jazz Enhance Fan Engagement at Vivint Home Arena
20 mins
The goal for Sports Entertainment is to develop a strategy to ultimately offers an exciting event for fans, elevate brand, entertain and increase revenue.  Sports Teams strive to attract and interact with consumers in innovative and connected ways that are both efficient and fan friendly. Sports and Entertainment Venues are building their brands to compete for ticket sales, concessions and exciting sports, partnering with solution providers to recommend manufacturers that can offer a complete suite of solutions to deliver state of the art, ultimate entertainment experience. Display plays a critical role in Sports Entertainment, Gaming and Amusement.  Innovative smart signage is the foundation to deliver the action live from every angle of the stadium, offering dynamic concession and food options, wayfinding to get to your seat and provide endless entertainment in stadium suites. In this session, Samsung and Revel TV  will provide a behind the scenes look – from ideation to integration – at how the Utah Jazz leveraged Samsung display solutions to bring their vision for the Sports Entertainment life.

Integrated Life: Industry Perspectives
60 mins
Center Stage kicks off 2018 with an exploration of the concept of the Integrated Life: how smart technologies enable a seamless transition between home, work, and entertainment spaces. Industry thought leaders will deliver their vision with respect to a facet of Integrated Life.
•Smart Work: how connected technologies can create more efficient buildings, more effective workflows, and more innovative and engaged workforces

•Smart Homes: how sophisticated, professionally integrated technologies are improving individual lives and enabling people to seamlessly integrate their personal and professional lives.

•AI: how machine learning had enabled us to harness the ‘dark data’ that the Internet of Things has produced for years, and actually use it to achieve insights that further end user outcomes.

Wearable Technology for Connecting Audiences
20 mins
New wearable technologies add easy and natural interactivity to events and environments. Participants can click to ‘like’ locations and gain access to linked content, all of which is saved to their timeline for later retrieval. How do wearables influence interaction among event participants? When wearables such as event badges or wristbands are universally used by all attendees, what benefits come from 100-percent engagement?

Using Videoconferencing to Connect Communities
20 mins
Can videoconferencing technology help improve educational outcomes, reduce crime, and strengthen community? Shared_Studios is the multidisciplinary art, design and technology collective behind Portals – immersive AV environments, housed in gold shipping containers, and placed in public sites across the globe. With patented and patent-pending innovations in hardware, software, and design, Shared_Studios makes people around the world feel as though they are standing in the same room. What is it about the design of the Portal that enhances connection? And how does setting Portals up in public spaces, and staffing them with local leaders, help revitalize community globally?

The Psychology of User Interface Design
20 mins
With voice, motion, heat, RFID and a multitude of other sensors serving as inputs, soon the built environment itself is going to be our user interface. As we move beyond screens and develop interaction that relies on natural forms of human expression, we need to start codifying the way we’ll be interacting with building-embedded systems. As our environment becomes more complex, how does that communication happen? Is it an explicit interaction, or is it implicit, with the environment figuring out what users want? How can we make better design choices to ensure the best UI outcomes?

Personalization of Digital Signage Content
20 mins
With the proliferation of digital signage analytics options, how do you best use data to improve the overall user experience? We’re able to collect more data in more ways than ever before, and the challenge is figuring out what data matters, and how to make that data actionable. Are we collecting too much data, and what are we doing with it? And how are we translating data into engagement? Are traditional analytics such as impression, gender, age, and geographic over-valued for personalization? It’s all about data versus delight. Because the underlying fact is, you can have all the data in the world, but if the experience isn’t fun and engaging, it doesn’t matter.

Innovators in Online Video Content Creation Reveal the Secrets to Compulsively Watchable Content
20 mins
You know that online video content is valuable for building your business and brand, but you don’t know where to start. What are the first steps to creating videos that represent your unique offerings, style and company culture? We’ll look at examples of videos that work and then discuss what you can do to boost your own video presence online. Practical tips will be presented, along with ways to get creative and make engaging videos that promote your business, establish your brand, and maybe even help recruit and retain talent. This interactive session is the Center Stage finale, so expect plenty of surprises!

Incorporating VR into the Online Classroom
20 mins
VR will remove the limitations of locality in education and open up learning on a global scale. How will the education experience change when we get beyond the present-day sense of ‘VR field trips’ and use the medium to expand access to learning? What are the implications of learning in the VR environment? How does spatial learning improve absorption of material?

How Hospitality Brands Use VR and Interactive Video to Engage Guests
20 mins
Looking to the future of hospitality experiences, hotel brands are using new tools to better understand the guest experience. How and why are they using AR and VR tools for design validation? Is a more immersive design experience required for an emerging customer base of next-gen guests who expect to interact and influence their environments with digital tools? How can these tools empower guests to become co-creators of a brand experience?

How Buildings of the Future will Change in Response to Human Occupants
20 mins
Buildings as we know them are coming to an end. Features of buildings will be increasingly virtual and digitally augmented. As digital and physical continue to converge, how do we create seamlessly integrated experiences between digital and physical worlds? How does emerging technology play a role in this seamlessness? This session will examine the ways buildings will change, in terms of structure via robotics, interior arrangement, sensory interaction (audio/voice, visual/XR, motion/haptic), and media application (projection mapping, architectural scale screens, etc.) Outcomes of buildings becoming responsive will also be discussed, looking at functional flexibility and evolution, personalization, brand expression and public experience, performance and entertainment.

Experience Capture Technology for Improving Event Design
20 mins
What new tools can we use to improve our measurement of live experiences? How can we connect the data we have in new ways to increase Return on Experience (ROX)? How can we map how people perceive the environments we design, and use metrics to improve that experience? We’ll also talk about the neuroscience of experience: As you walk through a space, what is your brain responding to?

Creating Empathy with Immersive Audio in VR and Video Games
20 mins
A discussion about evolving and adapting classic Hollywood film sound techniques into the modern era of immersive entertainment. In modern 360-degree video and VR environments, how can we use sound to elicit a deeper emotional response and immersion?  What production techniques can we adapt, what do audiences expect to hear in this new medium? How can we use everything from dialogue to sound effects to Foley to drive an emotional connection with what one sees and interacts with?

The Future of AR in Immersive Experiences
20 mins
Now is the time to start adding AR experiences to your live events. AR content will rapidly become the norm in the next year or two, and it’s surprising how easy it is to get into this content creation now. New DIY tools, helpful content creation partners and the ability to view AR content through a web browser on a mobile device are making it easier to add an extra layer to your experience design. Create scavenger hunts, unlock interactive features to event content, provide festival lineups and maps, and basically add more engagement and entertainment to live shows now. We’ll talk about entry-level AR ideas and then look at more customized content that can expand as you grow your AR capabilities.

TIDE Conference: June 11th, 2019

Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.

TIDE invites the creative minds shaping the future of experiential design to connect with the best of the AV industry that powers their work.

Join innovators from technology, UX, graphic design, engineering, and creative agencies to share the human-centered design process behind the incredible experiences and dynamic results they produce.

Look Back At TIDE 2018:

From innovators who use neuroscience and human emotion as the trigger for creativity, to tech giants addressing the connection between the digital and physical worlds, to event designers working at the cutting edge of experience creation—speakers whose backgrounds could not be more different all shared their unique perspectives on how and why we need to put human interaction at the center of technology.

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Integrate Expo 2019 - Melbourne Convention Centre - August 27th - August 29th, Melbourne Australia

Integrate is Australia's premier annual AV and Integration trade show. Celebrating it's the tenth anniversary, this three-day event is a hub of activity for local and global brands to showcase solutions and products to AV technicians and corporate end users, meet with buyers, integrators and distributors, and celebrate the latest industry developments.

Integrate Expo 2019:

The ultimate experience in sight and sound. See the future defined at Integrate 2019.

Integrate is Australia’s premier annual AV and Integration trade show. Celebrating it’s the tenth anniversary, this three-day event is a hub of activity for local and global brands to showcase solutions and products to AV technicians and corporate end users, meet with buyers, integrators and distributors, and celebrate the latest industry developments.

EXPLORE

With over 150 exhibitors showcasing their latest product and services in AV and interactive technologies, you’re going to wish you had more than 3 days to explore the Integrate show floor!

LEARN

Integrate hosts Australia’s most extensive AV education and training program featuring internationally renowned speakers, global brands and product specialists. Discover the insights you’ll need to navigate the future of AV all alongside accredited AVIXA and CEDIA training programs.

EXPERIENCE

Integrate is your opportunity to interact and test the latest cutting-edge innovations in the industry and talk to the specialists behind these leading products.

NETWORK

As the leading AV event in the Australasia region with visitors and suppliers coming from all corners of the globe, Integrate offers an unrivalled networking opportunity for the industry to meet annually and exchange news and insights.

What’s On?

Integrate is so much more than just a trade exhibition, it’s a three-day celebration of new ideas, a chance to meet up with industry peers and witness first-hand what’s next for the industry. With a full education program, more to explore, a host of networking events and more to experience, ensure you don’t miss a minute of Integrate!

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

The 2019 Speaker Series will once again focus on current or emerging technologies, innovative business practices and AV and system integration. We’re currently calling for speakers. If you would like to be part of Integrate’s education program and present at this year’s event, please submit a presentation for consideration.

INTEGRATE SPEAKER SERIES

Covering the 3 days of the event, this education series is a not-to-be-missed learning opportunity. With international speakers and some of the biggest names in the ANZ AV industry, discover what’s next in digital content, unified communications and hear the very latest innovations directly from AV leaders.

AVIXA EDUCATION

Specialising in audiovisual education, the AVIXA Seminar program provides an internationally renowned platform for AV education. With sessions designed for a variety of experience levels from entry level training through to the most experienced of AV professionals the program has been curated to make sure you stay ahead of innovations and new technologies.

AVIXA FLASHTRACKS

Designed for AV professionals of all ages and experience levels, and offered free of charge directly on the show floor, these quick sessions focus on hot topics in the industry and include short excerpts from AVIXA courses with practical, applicable ideas and skills.

CEDIA TRAINING

CEDIA Training provides members and industry professionals with courses and seminars around emerging trends, operational expertise and technical training for technicians and businesses. Run by internationally recognised instructors, these training session are invaluable for any integrator or installer looking to ensure they keep up to date with industry certification.

LIVE THEATRE

The Integrate LIVE Theatre brings thought-leaders and game-changers in the industry to share their knowledge, insights and developments in live entertainment technology. Launched in 2016, this exciting addition to the show floor incorporates specialist seminars covering lighting, pro-audio and AV and behind-the-scenes case studies of some of the biggest productions & venues in Australia.

UC TALKS

Integrate and IMCCA have teamed up to give you an insight into the latest trends in Unified Communications Technology. Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues in conferencing, collaboration and UC tech. What disruptions are just over the horizon? How are mobility and interoperability impacting the industry? What impact are mobile devices having within organisations? And more…

DEMO ROOMS

Sometimes something has to be experienced to be believed so Integrate has introduced live and hands-on demonstrations on both to give you a true AV experience. These were a stand out success of the 2018 event and are sure to be a key drawcard in 2019.

MCEC VENUE TOURS: 27- 29 AUG

Get back of house access to Australia’s newest exhibition and multi format space with a behind-the-scenes tour of the newly opened Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre extension. Offered daily to Integrate attendees, these tours offer you a unique insight into the workings of this world-class, multi-functional facility and the AV systems that are used to drive it.

Why Exhibit?

Exhibiting at Integrate allows you to discover new business opportunities by generating high-value leads, increasing brand awareness and enriching relationships through connecting with the industry. As Australia’s leading event for audiovisual and emerging interactive technologies, Integrate is not just a dedicated industry platform, it’s a hub of new ideas that continues to show the world that Australia is at the forefront of AV innovation and creativity.

2018 Total Visitor Attendance: 6845 Pax

2017-2018 Increase in Total Visits: 26%

Number of Brands: 1056+

First Time Visitors: 60%

Increase in End Users: 49%

Integrate is Australia’s most comprehensive marketplace, connecting over 6,800 AV and IT professionals from contractors, consultants and senior decision makers eager to meet you and discover your products with the view to specify them in their next projects. Exhibiting at Integrate will allow you to generate new leads, enrich existing client relationships, launch new innovations and discover new business opportunities.

GENERATE HIGH-VALUE LEADS

Imagine what your best salespeople could do if they met a new prospect every few minutes? Integrate offers you the opportunity to generate leads over three high-yield days and showcase your products front and centre of the industry’s most powerful influencers.

INSPIRE AND EDUCATE YOUR MARKET

Connect with over 6,800 like-minded industry professionals with real buying power who attend Integrate with the view to specify your product in their project. 95% of visitors believe that attending Integrate is important to their business.

EXTEND YOUR MARKETING REACH

Integrate is a year-round hub with a strong voice in the industry giving you the opportunity to meet your marketing objectives. Our free marketing support and bespoke partnership opportunities will allow you to amplify your exposure and enhance engagement with AV and IT systems integration professionals.

LAUNCH LATEST INNOVATIVE TECH

Visitors attend Integrate to actively seeking the latest innovative solutions to specify in their next project. As a year-round industry hub and Australia’s main stage for latest AV and IT systems technology, Integrate offers you a uniquely effective platform to promote your products and services and position your company as a strategic partner to the people who matter.

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Feature Your Professional Development Opportunity On EVOLUTION.

Are you offering a course, class, event, or other professional development opportunity and want to share it with industry professionals around the globe? Contact us at evolution@theatreartlife.com.

Are you offering a course, class, event, or other professional development opportunity and want to share it with industry professionals around the globe? Contact us at evolution@theatreartlife.com.

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International Career Institute - Online - Management Courses - Year Round

The International Career Institute (ICI) is a leader in distance education with some of the most diverse course offerings available to students. It is part of a network of affiliated colleges established in 1978 which together educate tens of thousands of students yearly worldwide. ICI offers courses that you can do online and in your own time.

ABOUT US: International Career Institute (ICI)

The International Career Institute (ICI) is a leader in distance education with some of the most diverse course offerings available to students. It is part of a network of affiliated colleges established in 1978 which together educate tens of thousands of students yearly worldwide.

ICI students are given skills that will change their employment prospects and increase their value to employers. The Institute listens to employers, through its strong links to industry. Our tutors are professionals who are not full-time teachers but rather practitioners who actively work in their field of specialization. ICI currently offers over 50 exciting career and lifestyle focused courses to a broad range of adult learners regardless of location or prior experience and education.

ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Association of Private Career Colleges. IAPCC accreditation ensures that the Institute has met IAPCC benchmarks in the areas of course content, course delivery, student assessments, administration and tutorial faculty.

Mission:

Our mission is to provide our learners with high-quality courses that develop highly effective graduates who have the knowledge and skills to embark on a new chosen career or advance themselves in careers they may already be engaged with.

Philosophy:

“Real Skills for the Real World” is the fundamental philosophy toward learning at ICI. Our learning content, faculty and graduate outcomes are geared towards imparting practical knowledge and skills. The Institute was founded on the principle that the key to success in today’s business and work environment is knowledge.

Purpose:

The International Career Institute is a private provider of education and training whose purpose is:

  • To create and advance new and existing career prospects for its learners
  • To instil within each student that the key to success in today’s business and work environment is knowledge
  • To cater to a broad range of people ranging from school leavers to men and women in established careers
  • To offer programs that focus on the application of theory, concepts and skills so that graduates can meet future challenges that may be presented
  • To provide curricula developed in consultation with practitioner faculty who are industry experts
  • To support students with services that foster success, personal development and career potential.

Courses: (For Full List – Please Check the Website)

Frontline Management:

There are certain skills you need to become a frontline manager. Our Frontline Management course is designed in conjunction with industry representatives and helps you learn the skills you need to succeed quickly and conveniently.

Project Management:

Become a qualified project manager. The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It also allows you to enter one of the fastest growing professions.

Business Management:

This course develops the skills necessary for managing a small business, or a department within a larger business. Developed by professionals with many years of experience, it covers a range of topics that will ensure your career in Management has a strong foundation.

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career in frontline management
  • Learn the inside secrets of how frontline managers effectively manage people and projects
  • Study a frontline management course that was designed in conjunction with prominent industry representatives
  • Free up valuable time, don’t waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as €28 per week

Career Prospects:

The Frontline Management course covers the core management requirements required by supervisors, team leaders and operational managers. The course is particularly appropriate training for those who want to become:

  • an effective team member
  • a proactive and innovative contributor
  • recognised as someone who can plan and consistently reach their goals
  • an effective and efficient team-orientated manager
  • a person capable of improving profitability and strategic outcomes.

On completion of this qualification you will be prepared to enter into management and supervisory positions in a broad range of industries.

Prerequisites:

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Course Length:

The average time within which students complete studies is:

DIPLOMA LEVEL: 24 Weeks

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Study Mode: Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Recognition & Accreditation:

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

Various government departments and business’s have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

Recommended: Frontline Management

Recommended: Project Management

Recommended: Business Management

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CABSAT 2020 - World Trade Centre - March 31st - April 2nd, 2020, Dubai, UAE

In its 25th edition and yet in many ways, completely new. Welcome to CABSAT 2019. Our show’s newly evolved format has been designed to gather some of the best creative minds, technology innovators and media leaders on a single, global stage to lead the future of storytelling. Right from the ‘eureka’ point of content creation to the moment of production, sharing and consumption.

CABSAT 2020 – World Trade Centre – March 12th – March 14th, 2019, Dubai, UAE

In its 26th edition and yet in many ways, completely new. Welcome to CABSAT 2020. Our show’s newly evolved format has been designed to gather some of the best creative minds, technology innovators and media leaders on a single, global stage to lead the future of storytelling. Right from the ‘eureka’ point of content creation to the moment of production, sharing and consumption.

The entire content, satellite, broadcast, digital media and entertainment ecosystem will be hosted under 3 key sectors – Content Creation, Content Production & Post-Production and Content Distribution & Delivery. While international leaders will set the agenda for your industry’s future through a series of programmes, workshops and live hubs. CABSAT 2020 is the place to be to power your growth in the digital economy.

CABSAT is the Middle East and Africa’s largest broadcast digital media and satellite expo.

CABSAT is the dominant technology platform for anyone wishing to target broadcasters, production and animation houses, professional photographers and videographers, oil and gas technology companies, earth and remote monitoring technology users, content owners and creators, software developers, systems integrators, Pro A/V installation companies and distribution channels in the MEASA region.

A continually evolving proposition, CABSAT provides you an opportunity to experience new industry sectors, interactive features and technology in action. These include great networking platforms such as The CABSAT Academy, where comprehensive conference streams, tutorials and interactive workshops offer new knowledge exchange opportunities on all aspects of the industry, as well as The CABSAT VIP Lounge and supporting hosted visitor programme.

With more than 900 exhibitors and 20,000 expected visitors, CABSAT can help you meet key industry players and will showcase broadcast, satellite equipment and related accessories.

CABSAT is the leading event of its kind in the Middle East.

It is an annual showcase for the latest developments in the Electronic Media and Communications Industry. It is also the only event in the Middle East that is strongly supported and endorsed by international industry associations, Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), International Associations Of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) and Global Satellite Forum (GVF).

CONTENT IS KEY AT CABSAT 2020

CREATE INSPIRATION, ACTION & REACTION

From a surge in popularity of virtual reality to downloading entire films in seconds via 5G, the media and entertainment industry will be unrecognisable in years to come.

A new world order is installed where people routinely multi-screen and OTT viewing is on the rise. Attention spans are short, sharing is big, social media dominates people’s lives. PLUS the content industry is witnessing disruption on a grand scale.

CABSAT is working with the most innovative content creators, producers, broadcast technology providers, satellite distribution and content delivery companies to identify the traits of success across all verticals to identify common characteristics that will be the blueprint for growth.

Learn, Network, Identify & Be Part of MEASA region’s only platform that inspires creativity, showcases leading edge products in production, post-production, delivery and distribution

WHY YOU SHOULD BE PART OF THE ANNUAL EVENT?

  • Enhance existing product and service portfolio
  • Gain market share in existing segment/geography
  • Enhance digital capabilities
  • Gain exposure to new geographical markets
  • Transform product and service portfolio
  • Improve customer engagement
  • Integrate/extend value-chain position
  • Drive business efficiencies and cost control
  • Monetise and divest non-core assets

Plus engage with passionate, groundbreaking creatives, engineers and strategists who know how to cut through the noise and take the industry into a brave new world.

THOSE PEOPLE COME TO CABSAT

And they will be at Dubai World Trade Centre in March to guide you towards the light. There will be hands on technical learning, inspiring speakers, groundbreaking mentors and revolutionary startups.

CABSAT COVERS ALL THE SECTORS INVOLVED IN CONTENT:

CONTENT CREATION

  • TV + Film Content Creators
  • Production Houses & Studios
  • Distributors of Content
  • Producers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Video Solutions and Production
  • Film Commission
  • Online (VOD) Buyer
  • Film Content Buyer
  • Commissioner (TV)

CONTENT PRODUCTION & POST PRODUCTION

  • Acquisition/Production
  • Post Production
  • Professional Audio/Video/Radio
  • Content & Communications Infrastructure
  • Playout Equipment
  • Consultancy & Professional Service
  • Systems Integration
  • Storage, Cloud & Media Security
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Actioncam
  • Drones & Aerial Robotics

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION & DELIVERY

  • Satellite Carriers
  • Telco’s
  • OTT / VOD / IPTV
  • Multiscreen
  • Broadcast Communications
  • Commercial Business Enterprises
  • Broadband
  • Network Designers
  • Regulators
  • IP & Broadcast systems integrators
  • Channels Distribution
  • Licensing/ Merchandising

The event brings together the entire satellite, entertainment and media community in Dubai annually & we will continue to be a part of the show in future.

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Live Event

NAMM Show 2020 - Anaheim Convention Center - January 16th - 20th, 2020 - Anaheim, California, U.S.A.

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite, featuring more than 7,000 brands, cutting-edge industry education, as well as exclusive special events, concerts and experiences. The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and event technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.

The NAMM Show 2020 – Anaheim Convention Center – January 16th – 20th, 2020 – Anaheim, California, U.S.A.

Who is NAMM?

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), established in 1901, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global music, sound and event technology products industry. Our association and our trade shows serve as the crossroads for professionals wanting to seek out the newest innovations in music, recording technology, sound, stage and lighting products. Membership also includes access to the latest industry news and education, opportunities for music advocacy and cost-saving programs that will help your business thrive. All of these activities and programs are designed to promote music making for people of all ages and to help create a more musical world.

The Model for Industry Growth — The History

Before there was an industry or an association, there was a belief…in music. That belief led to a vision: We envision a world in which the joy of making music is a precious element of daily living for everyone; a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught; and in which every adult is a passionate champion and defender of the right. That vision led to a mission: To strengthen the music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music.

More than a century later, that vision and mission have attracted a growing, thriving worldwide community of thousands of deeply passionate, talented companies that make, buy and sell the instruments that allow millions of people to make music. That community is called NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry.

Uniting the world’s music, sound, and event technology communities.

The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite, featuring more than 7,000 brands, cutting-edge industry education, as well as exclusive special events, concerts and experiences. The NAMM Show is the global crossroads of the music, sound and event technology products industries with more than 115,000 registrants from 139 countries and regions commanding $11+ billion in buying power.

No other trade show has been more influential in introducing musical trends, unveiling the latest, cutting-edge technologies, creating household product names, showcasing emerging brands and uniting every segment in the industry than The NAMM Show.

Benefits of Attending:

Build business relationships that will last for many years to come as exhibitors, retailers, buyers and influencers from around the globe gather together to connect and grow.

All Members of the National Association of Music Merchants are invited to attend The 2020 NAMM Show. Qualified representatives from organizations that are not eligible for NAMM membership, including pro audio, live event and themed entertainment professionals, buyers and influencers from houses of worship, studios, concert halls, universities, casinos, hotels and other venues, as well as music educators and music majors may apply for a General Attendee badge to attend the show.

  • Access to over 7,000+ brands
  • 400+ educational sessions
  • 150+ free networking events
  • Hundreds of concerts & performances
  • Free breakfast every morning at NAMM U
  • Exclusive rates at official NAMM show hotels
  • Discounts on flights and ground transportation
  • Deals at restaurants & attractions around Anaheim
  • Assistance for international travelers requiring a visa or ESTA
  • Year-round education & discounted business services

NAMM Members

The following categories qualify to be a NAMM member:

  • Retailers
  • Distributors and importers/exporters
  • Rental providers and installers
  • Repair technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Component suppliers
  • Independent sales representatives
  • Industry service providers
  • Publishers of sheet music
  • AV Systems Integrators

General Attendees

The following categories qualify to be a general attendee:

  • Pro audio engineers
  • Live sound professionals
  • Event technology professionals
  • Theme park operators
  • Touring and staging professionals
  • Venue and studio representatives
  • Houses of worship representatives
  • Educators and instructors
  • Students
  • Buyers of music, sound and event technology products

Exhibit: Why Exhibit?

With 7,000+ top music, sound and event technology brands present, there are plenty of exciting and innovative products to explore.

  • Influence decision makers commanding billions in buying power
  • Benefit from direct feedback from target customers
  • Expand distribution to global buyers
  • Introduce products and innovations to a global base of re-sellers, distributors, end-users and influencers
  • Connect with an international media base
  • Excite millions through extensive social media reach
  • Generate content to power your own marketing messages
  • Train and educate your entire team on product and brand messages, and see them in action

NAMM’s Crossroads 2.0 Plan unites music, sound and event technology product communities under one roof.

Education:

Experience hundreds of professional education sessions you won’t find anywhere else. Explore topics on business development, marketing, best practices, industry secrets and so much more.

Education Represents the Following Topics:

•Music Retail
•Audio Production
•Music Business
•Event Technology
•Music Educators & Students
•Policy
•Non-Profit

EVENTS:

Enjoy a variety of entertainment including prestigious awards, performances and networking events throughout the show.

•Happy Hour for Behind the Scenes
•NAMM Night of Worship
•The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education
•Parnelli Award
•She Rocks Awards
•Roomful of Pianos Day 1
•Roomful of Pianos Day 2
•Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand
•Grand Rally for Music Education
•Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards

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Courses

Avid Education: Pro Tools: Pro Tools Fundamentals I & II - Regular Courses - Various Locations, U.S.A.

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything from initial setup to final mixdown. The Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) course expands upon the basic principles and introduces the core concepts and techniques students need to run mid-sized sessions. Together with Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101), these courses provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

About AVID:

Thirty years ago, Avid got started by breaking new ground to reimagine content creation. Our revolutionary nonlinear editor was the first to digitize video content. It redefined the media industry and is still the gold standard.

Today, Avid is reimagining the entire media value chain with powerful platforms for creating, managing, storing, distributing and monetizing film, television and music. Our open tools and platforms empower more than a million users and thousands of media enterprises to tell powerful stories and build better businesses.

With enhanced collaboration, advanced automation, end-to-end integration and workflow orchestration, Avid today is uniquely helping aspiring artists, creative professionals, production teams and media enterprises to thrive in the digital era.

The world’s most prominent media companies, teams and creative individuals across film, television and music rely on Avid to enlighten, entertain and engage audiences. With Avid, our customers modernize their workflows, standardize their infrastructure, optimize their operations and maximize the value of their content.

Avid has a reputation that’s strong on delivering innovation that provides advantages to every participant in media and entertainment. Our work on behalf of our customers has earned us some thrilling recognition along the way, including two Oscars®, a Grammy® and 16 Emmys®.

With over 25,000 members, the Avid Customer Association brings together the world’s most innovative and influential community of media and entertainment professionals. This customer run-and-led organization fosters deep collaboration between Avid and the people around the world who choose our products for a lifetime of success.

We believe working together is the best way to navigate the challenges and maximize the opportunities in the digital era.

AVID: Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) Overview:

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Students also learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production. Included with the course material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text.

Together with the second course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this course provides the foundation training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

AUDIENCE

This course is designed for both new and experienced users seeking to build a solid foundational understanding of the software.

PREREQUISITES

  • No experience with Avid software is required
  • A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems
  • Basic audio recording and DAW knowledge, such as a familiarity with microphones, understanding of basic audio and MIDI recording techniques, knowledge of basic multi-track mixing concepts (such as setting levels and panning), and familiarity with digital audio equipment such as MIDI controllers and audio interfaces

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a Pro Tools session document or cloud-enabled project with appropriate parameter settings
  • Accomplish common audio production tasks
  • Employ navigation and editing skills in a multi-track document
  • Incorporate proper recording and mixing techniques for audio and MIDI files in the Pro Tools environment
  • Analyze and interpret session file structures
  • Recognize and navigate the user interface and tool set

LENGTH

Suggested length: 16 hours

For the Course Curriculum: Click Here

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AVID: Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) Overview:

The Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) course expands upon the basic principles taught in the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course and introduces the core concepts and techniques students need to competently operate a Pro Tools system running mid-sized sessions.

Students learn to build sessions designed for commercial purposes and improve the results of their recording, editing, and mixing efforts. The hands-on exercises provide experience setting up sessions, importing media, working with digital video, spotting sound effects, using loop recording and MIDI Merge techniques, working with virtual instruments, warping with Elastic Audio, applying Real-Time Properties, creating clip loops, applying signal processing, using automation, and using submixes and track groups to simplify a final mix.

Together with the first course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101), this course provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

AUDIENCE

This course is designed for:

  • Musicians
  • Audio Engineers
  • Sound Editors for Film or Television

PREREQUISITES

  • Completion of the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101)course, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to create sessions, select appropriate session parameters, record audio and MIDI, use Edit modes and tools effectively, set Grid and Nudge values, create and recall memory locations, navigate tracks and media, create Edit selections using a variety of common techniques, use plugins for signal processing and virtual instruments, create a basic mix, and use basic automation techniques

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage large track counts and multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • Create appropriate Pro Tools software and hardware settings
  • Select appropriate settings in the Playback Engine dialog
  • Set up and modify input/output (I/O) settings
  • Assess and integrate virtual instruments and specialized plugins for specific music and
  • Utilize advanced recording techniques to capture multiple record takes in succession
  • Analyze Elastic Audio processors and methods to select appropriate options
  • Utilize Elastic Audio techniques MIDI Real-Time Properties to achieve desired tempo and/or rhythmic effects and outcomes
  • Apply clip-based editing techniques to audio and MIDI tracks
  • Incorporate automated mixing techniques into a Pro Tools workflow for selective during a session post-production tasks automation
  • Be ready to sit the associated certification exam

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Courses

High End Systems - ETC: Hog Basic Console Training - Regular Classes - Various Locations, U.S.A.

High End Systems offers one of the industry's top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market. This programming introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application.

ABOUT ETC – HIGH END:

High End Systems Inc. began as a grassroots venture in Austin, TX between a musician, a DJ, and a photographer. Our mission has always been to provide quality lighting products with great service. We’ve gone on to become a global industry leader and innovative force by introducing a series of ground-breaking new technologies that helped define the industry.

We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April, 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, TX as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.

At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world’s biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.

We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.

As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.

ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.

ETC – HIGH END – TRAINING SESSIONS & ONLINE VIDEOS:

High End Systems offers one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market.

We are bringing the Hog programming classes to one of ETC’s many training centers. Class sizes are limited to provide a hands-on, intense learning environment. The same product specialists — who are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — will work side by side with you to take your abilities with our products to the next level. You will leave our class with creative ideas for upcoming shows, time-saving tips and tricks and a new level of confidence of your technical capabilities.

As part of your registration, you will receive a Widget for a single universe of DMX with the HogPC software.

We have a money-back guarantee on every class. All attendees receive a High End Systems certificate of completion. Our classes fill up quickly, so sign up today!

HOG FAMILY TRAINING: BASIC

This programming introduction course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Course content is regularly updated as the software continues to add functionality.

This fast-paced course requires a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser.

  • This class is always evolving as the HOG Control Software continues to add functionality.
  • The course is fast-paced and requires that attendees have a good working knowledge of basic entertainment lighting terminology.
  • This programing introduction course covers the powerful HOG Control Software, which is used in the HOG 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4PC.
  • Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard HOG 4 operating software, connected to a visualizer.
  • The class will cover console layout, patching, show file organization, programming, timing, palettes, cues, directories, pages, scenes, saving show files and much more.

Topics covered during the two-day course include:

  • Console layout
  • Patching
  • Show file organisation
  • Programming
  • Timing

Classes run from 09:00 to 17:00

Space is limited: only 8 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this session.

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d&b audiotechnik - Online Video & Training Tutorials - Year Round

d&b tutorials are handy preparation for seminars and workshops, or to expand or refresh the grey cells after a training session; or if you want to know more on how to get the best out of combining d&b components in the system workflow. They fit the bill on all three counts. The videos have been divided into chapters, each focusing on a particular topic to enable information to be accessed quickly and easily, or for viewing in sequence for a complete step-by-step guide.

About d&b:

It was 1981 and a totally ordinary 18th April. But in Korb, a small village not far from Stuttgart in Germany, history was in the making. For it happened that two casual young men, Jürgen Daubert being one and Rolf Belz being the other, securely locked their garage (which had for some time been used for a completely different purpose than intended) and set out for the nearby town of Waiblingen. There they resolutely strode into the town office where they succeeded in registering their ‘trade’ which they aptly named d & b Audiotechnik. Curiously enough, it wasn’t long before the young brand, with its fondness for consistency, returned to lose the spaces between the d and the b and see the entire name set to lower case.

Nevertheless, what isn’t known about that auspicious April day, is whether these two fledgling entrepreneurs returned eagerly to their garage or digressed to empty the odd glass or two. No matter, they say history isn’t history without a little mystery.

Before the eighties were out d&b HQ had settled into an old spinning mill in the nearby town of Backnang. Today, it is home to more than five hundred co-workers whose determination, know how and good humour bring d&b quality to life. While the products are conceived, hand made and dispatched globally from here, partners in almost one hundred countries, ensure human shaped support is never far away.

Two beliefs, one simple mission

Since those early garage days the world has seen some of the greatest technological and social changes. But for d&b two ideas have stood the test of time, supporting and uniting a generation of audio enthusiasts, for whom sound is about more than volume: it is something shared, wanted, and experienced. Just like any art.

First, is the belief that everyone should experience the same impeccable quality of sound, regardless of their position in the audience. This fair minded preoccupation embedded in the company its mission: Democracy for listeners.

Second, is the idea that loudspeakers and electronics should be built systematically, that is, to work in total unity. As a result, d&b loudspeakers can only be driven by d&b amplifiers; it’s an exclusive, but technically beneficial union, maximizing efficiency, consistency and ease of use. A fully integrated way of working that sets d&b out from the crowd.

What began with the integration of amplifier and loudspeaker now manifests as a company fundamental, from the way business networks operate to the way new technologies fit into existing practices. This holistic vision, emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts has a name: the d&b System reality.

Transporting knowledge and experience

Beyond the technical components, System reality manifests as a service and support structure in orbit around every d&b solution. Delivered by expert, sometimes quirky professionals, this practical setup includes education and training (renowned for its aha moments), service, application assistance, technical information, custom solutions and financing, not to mention a knowledgeable sales and distribution network. All carefully and thoughtfully conceived; to continuously elevate the quality of sound systems, not just for listeners, but for users, owners and business. For better life, art, society and enterprise: today and tomorrow.

Video Tutorials:

d&b tutorials are handy preparation for seminars and workshops, or to expand or refresh the grey cells after a training session; or if you want to know more on how to get the best out of combining d&b components in the system workflow. They fit the bill on all three counts. The videos have been divided into chapters, each focusing on a particular topic to enable information to be accessed quickly and easily, or for viewing in sequence for a complete step-by-step guide.

Line arrays

Line Arrays

This section summarizes the general topics related to d&b line array applications.

•Teaser
•Inside the Box. A Digital Table Talk.
•Acoustical Targets. A Digital Table Talk.
•Full Package.
•More Art. Less Noise.

Simulation with ArrayCalc

ArrayCalc is the powerful software tool to start each d&b system workflow.

•Introduction & Overview
•Venue Editor
•Sources View: Line Arrays
•Sources View: Point Sources
•Sources View: Sub Array
•Array Processing Simulations
•Time Alignment
•3D Plot
•Rigging Plot
•Amplifiers: Remote
•Snapshots & Parts Lists

ArrayProcessing

What does ArrayProcessing, how does it work and how can ArrayProcessing be used on a d&b system? This will be explained in various chapters.

•What is ArrayProcessing?
•Planning in ArrayCalc
•Configuring the System Amplifiers in R1

Rigging

Rigging

Basic rigging procedures for various systems. A quick refresh how to setup or dismantle a d&b system.

•Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Compression Mode
•Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Compression Mode – Chain Motor
•Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Tension Mode
•De-Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Compression Mode
•De-Rigging Tutorial. GSL8, GSL12 Tension Mode
•Rigging Tutorial. SL-SUB
•De-Rigging Tutorial. SL-SUB
•Rigging Tutorial. SL Rigging Accessories
•Rigging V8, V12, or Y8, Y12
•De-Rigging V8, V12, or Y8, Y12
•Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB Y8, Y12
•De-Rigging V-SUB and V8, V12 or Y-SUB Y8, Y12
•Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB
•De-Rigging V-SUB or Y-SUB

Rigging with ArrayCalc

•Rigging Plot
•ArrayCalc Viewer App

Integration

Special functionalities of d&b systems for the handshake with external controls and system controls or simply a feature overview of the integration functionalities of d&b systems.

D80 & D20 Tutorial 1

•Device Setup: Overview & Navigation
•Device Setup: Input Modes
•Device Setup: Output Modes
•Device Setup: Remote View
•Channel Setup

10D & 30D Tutorial

•Overview
•Initial Device Setup
•GPIO
•Input Management

Remote networks

How to control a d&b system via the integrated remote control protocol and the R1 Remote control software.

R1 Tutorial

•Software Overview and Navigation
•Device View
•Group View
•Remote Views
•Connect to a Remote Network

Configuring the system amplifiers in R1

•Amplifiers: Remote

d&b System amplifiers

This section shows the manual setup and control of a d&b system amplifier.

D80 & D20 Tutorial 1

•Device Setup: Overview & Navigation
•Device Setup: Input Modes
•Device Setup: Output Modes
•Device Setup: Remote View
•Channel Setup

10D & 30D Tutorial

•Overview
•Initial Device Setup
•GPIO
•Input Management

Simulation

A step by step introduction to the feature set of the ArrayCalc simulation software.

Simulation with ArrayCalc

ArrayCalc is the powerful software tool to start each d&b system workflow.

•Introduction & Overview
•Venue Editor
•Sources View: Line Arrays
•Sources View: Point Sources
•Sources View: Sub Array
•Array Processing Simulations
•Time Alignment
•3D Plot
•Rigging Plot
•Amplifiers: Remote
•Snapshots & Parts Lists

ArrayCalc Viewer app

Once the system has been designed, calculated and optimized in the ArrayCalc simulation software, the .dbac2 or .dbev files can be shared via email, AirDrop, Dropbox or downloaded onto any iOS or Android device.

•ArrayCalc Viewer App
•What is NoizCalc?
•Software Workflow

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Technical Standards Program: Standards for Entertainment Technology - Online Training

The Technical Standards Program (TSP) was established in 1994 by ESTA in response to the increasing number of members who were encountering situations where the lack of standards, or the imposition of standards developed outside the entertainment industry, were making it increasingly difficult to conduct business safely, efficiently, and profitably.

WELCOME TO THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS PROGRAM

The ESTA Technical Standards Program is the only ANSI-accredited standards program dedicated to the needs of the entertainment technology industry. The standards created under the TSP are used directly or indirectly every day by almost every manufacturer, dealer, installer, production company and end user. These standards prevent accidents, protect lives and property, save time and money, solve problems, inform the industry, and enhance creativity.

The TSP is comprised of over 350 volunteer experts who devote time and knowledge to drafting American National Standards for the benefit of the whole entertainment technology industry.

ProSight Specialty Insurance has partnered with ESTA to ensure that you have access to the latest technical standards free of charge. ESTA and ProSight are committed to ensuring the safety of crews, performers and audiences.

ProSight’s insurance experts have over 300 years combined experience and understand the specific problems that entertainment businesses deal with every day.

The Technical Standards Program has a collection of standards available to you online to use as a resource.

Price: Free of Charge

There are 3 recognized organizations who influence the standards Entertainment Technology:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA)
  • Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA)

ESTA and PLASA voted to a merger in 2010 providing a platform for all Entertainment Technology standards in the UK and North America to work together on setting standards. PLASA also work closely with the BSI in the UK and CENELEC in Europe.

Whether you are looking for standards in performer flying, counterweight rigging systems, use of truss, powered hoist systems, fog and smoke, electrical power, fall protection, the Technical Standards Program website provides them here.

Control Protocols:

  • ANSI E1.37-1, Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20 (RDM) – Part 1, Dimmer Message Sets
  • ANSI E1.31, Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN
  • ANSI E1.30-10, EPI 32, Identification of Draft Device Description Language Modules
  • ANSI E1.30-7, EPI 29, Revised Rules for Allocation of Internet Protocol Version 4 Addresses to ACN Hosts
  • ANSI E1.30-4, EPI 26. Device Description Language (DDL) Extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 Devices
  • ANSI E1.30-3, EPI 25, Time Reference in ACN Systems Using SNTP and NTP
  • ANSI E1.30-1, EPI 23, Device Identification Subdevice
  • ANSI E1.27-2, Standard for Permanently Installed Control Cables for Use with ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A) and USITT DMX512/1990 Products
  • ANSI E1.27-1, Standard for Portable Control Cables for Use with USITT DMX512/1990 and E1.11 (DMX512-A) Products
  • ANSI E1.20, Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512
  • ANSI E1.17, Architecture for Control Networks
  • ANSI E1.11, USITT DMX512-A, Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories
  • ANSI E1.3, Lighting Control Systems – 0 to 10V Analog Control Specification
  • Application Guide for ANSI E1.3 – 2001, Lighting Control Systems 0 to 10V Analog Control Specification
  • Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling Systems in Entertainment Lighting Applications
  • Supplement to the Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling in Entertainment Lighting Applications

Electrical Power:

  • ANSI E1.32, Guide for the Inspection of Entertainment Industry Incandescent Lamp Luminaires
  • ANSI E1.24, Dimensional Requirements for Stage Pin Connectors
  • ANSI E1.19, Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) Intended for Personnel Protection in the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.16, Configuration Standard for Metal-Halide Ballast Power Cables

Floors:

  • ANSI E1.34, Measuring and Specifying the Slipperiness of Floors Used in Live Performance Venues
  • ANSI E1.26, Recommended Testing Methods and Values for Shock Absorption of Floors Used in Live Performance Venues

Fog & Smoke:

  • ANSI E1.40, Recommendations For the Planning of Theatrical Dust Effects
  • ANSI E1.29, Product Safety Standard for Theatrical Fog Generators that Create Aerosols of Water, Aqueous Solutions of Glycol or Glycerin, or Aerosols of Highly Refined Alkane Mineral Oil
  • ANSI E1.23, Design and Execution of Theatrical Fog Effects
  • ANSI E1.14, Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals
  • ANSI E1.5, Theatrical Fog Made with Aqueous Solutions of Di- and Tri-Hydric Alcohols
  • Introduction to Modern Atmospheric Effects, 4th Edition

Followspot Position:

  • ANSI E1.28, Guidance on planning followspot positions in places of public assembly

Photometrics:

  • ANSI E1.48 – 2014, A Recommended Luminous Efficiency Function for Stage and Studio Luminaire Photometry
  • ANSI E1.41 – 2012, Recommendations for Measuring and Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Entertainment Luminaires Utilizing Solid State Light Sources
  • ANSI E1.36, Model Procedure for Permitting the Use of Tungsten-Halogen Incandescent Lamps and Stage and Studio Luminaires in Vendor Exhibit Booths in Convention and Trade Show Exhibition Halls
  • ANSI E1.35, Standard for Lens Quality Measurements for Pattern Projecting Luminaires Intended for Entertainment Use
  • ANSI E1.25, Recommended Basic Conditions for Measuring the Photometric Output of Stage and Studio Luminaires by Measuring Illumination Levels Produced on a Planar Surface
  • ANSI E1.9, Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting

Rigging:

  • ANSI E1.44, Common Show File Exchange Format For Entertainment Industry Automation Control Systems – Stage Machinery
  • ANSI E1.22, Fire Safety Curtain Systems
  • ANSI E1.21, Temporary Ground-Supported Overhead Structures Used To Cover Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events
  • ANSI E1.15, Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies
  • ANSI E1.8, Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension–Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing
  • ANSI E1.6-4, Portable Control of Fixed-Speed Electric Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.6-3, Selection and Use of Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.6-2, Entertainment Technology — Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry
  • ANSI E1.6-1, Entertainment Technology – Powered Hoist Systems
  • ANSI E1.4, Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems
  • ANSI E1.2, Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers
  • ANSI E1.1, Construction and Use of Wire Rope Ladders

Stage Machinery:

  • ANSI E1.42 – 2016, Entertainment Technology – Installed Stage Lift Safety Standard Stage lifts, such as orchestra pit or theatre forestage lifts, are not the subject of any current national standard. As result, safety requirements and inspections of them are inconsistent. The BSR E1.42 project is to develop a standard for stage lifts that can be referenced by the IBC and NFPA. The scope is limited to safety and to lifts that are installed as a part of the building and that are not purpose-built for a single theatrical production.

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Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) - Courses & Certifications - Year-Round

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences.

The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) is an industry-wide program that has brought together an unprecedented group of industry organizations, businesses and individuals to create a program of rigorous assessments for professional technicians. ETCP focuses on disciplines that directly affect the health and safety of crews, performers, and audiences. You may become certified through ETCP in the following areas: Rigger – ArenaRigger – TheatreEntertainment Electrician and Portable Power Distribution Technician.

ESTA runs ETCP, and the following organizations maintain seats on the ETCP Council: Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT), InfoComm International, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), The League of American Theatres and Producers, Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

The ETCP Certification Council membership also includes the following entertainment business leaders: Cirque du Soleil, Disney Theatrical Productions, Live Nation, NBC Universal, PRG, and PSAV.

Personnel certification is the voluntary process by which a nongovernmental organization grants recognition to an individual who has demonstrated mastery in a discipline. ETCP is responsible for:

  • Creating exams based on identified bodies of knowledge
  • Conducting said exams
  • Awarding certifications
  • Managing certification renewal

ETCP is a program of ESTA. The following organizations maintain seats on the ETCP Council:

  • Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)
  • Canadian Institute for Theatre Technologe (CITT)
  • InfoComm International
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
  • The League of American Theatres and Producers
  • Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

ETCP Certification Council membership also includes the following entertainment business leaders:

  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Disney Theatrical Productions
  • Live Nation
  • NBC Universal
  • PRG
  • PSAV
  • Walt Disney Park and Resorts

Become an ETCP Certified Technician and join the ranks of the elite.

ETCP offer the following courses and certification in the following areas:

  1. Entertainment Electrician
  2. Portable Power Distribution Technician
  3. Rigger – Arena
  4. Rigger – Theatre

Get Certified: Entertainment Electrician

All experienced electricians are invited to take ETCP’s entertainment electrician certification exam. The intent of the electrical examination is to evaluate and validate the competency of the upper third of electricians working in the entertainment industry. These positions typically involve liability issues, the health and safety of workers and audiences, and compliance with the electrical and other laws of the local area, including laws requiring performance by Qualified Personnel. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Entertainment Electricians and will be recognized as the industry’s best.

This examination covers many areas of the entertainment industry including, but not limited to: theatres, film/ TV studios and on location, arenas/stadiums/sporting events, carnivals/fairs/festivals, circuses, cruise ships, industrial/corporate events, religious events/houses of worship, theme parks, touring concerts/theatre, and other places of public assembly throughout the United States and Canada.

Get Certified: Portable Power Distribution Technician

All experienced power distribution technicians 21 years of age and above are invited to take ETCP’s PPDT exam. The intent of this examination is to evaluate and validate the knowledge and skill base of the upper two-thirds of Portable Power Distribution Technicians working in the entertainment industry. These positions typically involve the health and safety of technicians, performers and audiences, and require compliance with OSHA and other laws. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Portable Power Distribution Technicians.

This certification meets a need within the entertainment industry to define the required knowledge and skillsets surrounding the assembly, use, and disassembly of portable power systems. This certification will provide documentation of knowledge and assist the employer in determining a worker’s status as a qualified portable power technician.

The ETCP PPDT Certification is focused on a large population of industry workers in the roles of lighting technicians, stagehands, portable power set/strike technicians, as well as facility maintenance personnel for a wide variety of venues. This certification targets the top two-thirds of people working with this technology at various types of facilities in the corporate, trade show, outdoor event, theatrical, and motion picture/television segments of the entertainment industry.

Get Certified: Rigger – Arena / Theater

All experienced riggers 21 years of age and above are invited to take ETCP’s rigging certification exams. The intent of the rigging examinations is to evaluate and validate the knowledge and skill base of the upper third of riggers working in the entertainment industry. These positions typically involve the health and safety of technicians, performers and audiences, and require compliance with OSHA and other laws. Those who pass this rigorous test will become ETCP Certified Riggers and will be recognized by other professionals as the industry’s best.

There are two ETCP rigging credentials, each with its own exam:

  • ETCP Certified Rigger – Arena
  • ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre

An applicant may seek certification in either or both of these divisions. Each division has its own separate examination covering the specific knowledge, skills and abilities needed.

The Arena certification encompasses rigging that employs chain hoists and truss systems to temporarily suspend objects from overhead structures in any environment. ETCP recognizes that these methods and hardware are used throughout the entertainment industry in arenas, convention and trade show spaces and in theatrical venues. However the principles, practices, and components are consistent and similar in all applications and are different from those used in traditional theatrical spaces.

The Theatre certification encompasses rigging that employs the use of counterweighted systems, mechanical systems and hydraulic systems, usually, but not always, permanently installed in facilities for the use of theatre technicians in the execution of their rigging responsibilities.

You do not have to live in the USA to get access to these courses. ETCP provide ways for people around the world to gain this accreditation online and by providing exam centers in various locations, but you do have to pass the eligibility requirements and provide the relevant documentation to prove your readiness to undergo the course.

ETCP Mission Statement

We endeavor to develop a Personnel Certification Program to the highest standards that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in specific entertainment technology disciplines. By providing a thorough, independent assessment of aptitude, ETCP strives to enhance safety, improve performance, stimulate training, reduce workplace risk, and give due recognition to the professional skills of entertainment technicians.

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Hootsuite Academy - Online Courses & Training - Social Media Strategy from A to Z - Year Round

Develop the social marketing skills to grow followers, engagement, and business results. You’ll also learn to engage and grow your social media presence–setting your company up for success. This course will turn your attention to the elements of your business you must consider when developing a social media strategy, the goals you want your social efforts to achieve and the various ways you can use social media to support your business objectives.

Over the last few years, social media has revolutionized communication for people and businesses alike. As your business adapts to this development, it can be difficult to know exactly how to best devote your resources and energy. A well thought out, and well-documented social media strategy is a foundational piece of your business’ social media success. This course will turn your attention to the elements of your business you must consider when developing a social media strategy, the goals you want your social efforts to achieve and the various ways you can use social media to support your business objectives.

Social Media Strategy from A to Z Course Online with Hootsuite Academy

Price: FREE

Course curriculum

Estimated time to complete: 0.5 hours

1. Introduction

  • 1.1 Course Overview
  • 1.2 Course Materials

2. Before You Start: What is a Social Media Strategy?

  • 2.1 Before You Start: What is a Social Media Strategy?
  • 2.2 The Value of a Social Media Strategy
  • 2.3 Overview of Social Media Strategy Components and General Best Practices
  • 2.4 Conducting a Social Media Audit
  • 2.5 Quiz

3. Setting Strategic Goals

  • 3.1 Setting Strategic Goals
  • 3.2 Setting Objectives, KPIs and Key Supporting Messages
  • 3.3 Specifying Brand Persona and Voice
  • 3.4 Quiz
  • 3.5 Community Discussion

4. Choosing the Right Social Media Strategy

  • 4.1 Choosing the Right Social Media Strategy
  • 4.2 Strategies and Tools to Consider
  • 4.3 Factoring in Timing and Key Dates
  • 4.4 Putting Together a Content Game Plan
  • 4.5 Quiz

5. Administrative Considerations

  • 5.1 Administrative Considerations
  • 5.2 How to Set Up the Roles and Responsibilities on Your Team
  • 5.3 Creating Social Media Guidelines and Policy for Your Company
  • 5.4 Creating a Critical Response Plan
  • 5.5 Quiz

6. Evaluating Your Success

  • 6.1 Evaluating Your Success
  • 6.2 Applying Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement to Your Social Media Strategies
  • 6.3 Using Data to Adjust Course
  • 6.4 Quiz
  • 6.5 Recommended Next Steps

7. How Hootsuite Helps with Social Media Strategy [OPTIONAL]

  • 7.1 How Hootsuite Helps with Social Media Strategy
  • 7.2 Introduction to Hootsuite Organizations and Permissions
  • 7.3 An Introduction to Hootsuite Analytics
  • 7.4 How to Use Boards in Hootsuite Analytics

To take this course, you will be asked to create an account with Hootsuite, but trust TheatreArtLife, it is worth it!

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New International Performing Arts Institute: IUGTE - Movement for Actors / Acting for Dancers - November 22nd - November 29th - Ragnitz, Austria

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer's physical training and rehearsal.​ The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

ABOUT: New International Performing Arts Institute

EDUCATING. GUIDING. INSPIRING.

Since opening our doors, we’ve been committed to helping students pursue a career they admire.

With our passionate teachers, exceptional staff and a talented student community, we’re confident in the education, guidance and network you will find here.

NIPAI provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success.

PURPOSE:

The New International Performing Arts Institute is the educational institute established with the purpose of exploring and bringing to life new, fascinating and highly professional forms of contemporary performance making. Our goal is to embed professional education, multidimensional and multicultural approach of contemporary professional performance making into mainstream activity of the industry.

MISSION:

NIPAI mission is to give the highest level of excellence in performing arts, performance making and directing. We aim to give an access to a professional education to the most diverse, international, and broadest possible spectrum of students, and to hone their skills of future professionals so that they could successfully apply gained experiences to every day work and become leaders in their fields.

ABOUT: IUGTE
Creativity, innovation and potential for the contemporary international performing arts scene!
 
IUGTE is the non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by the group of experts in the field of social science, culture and art.
The organization was established with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programmes, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions.
Its staff is a collaborative community of experts in the field of performing arts, social science, culture and arts management aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in organizational work, research, teaching and creative endeavors.

Its programmes provide opportunities for intellectual, practical and experiential knowledge of the performing arts, a practical working knowledge of the craft, discipline, the critical thinking it requires, and a deep appreciation for the collaborative art of theatre.

Since 2000 IUGTE has carried out over fifty international performing arts conferences, training courses and collaboration projects in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine.

Movement for Actors/Acting for Dancers
November 22nd – November 29th, 2019
Ragnitz, Austria

International workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for a professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers.

Primarily aimed at high-level dancers, choreographers, directors and actors who wish to extend their knowledge and skills through a practical research of:

  • how to tell story through dance and movement, performance and acting;

  • how to be choreographer, coach, director of movement and dance;

  • how to create ensemble and professional performance in a limited rehearsal time and many more.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy. The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries.

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer’s physical training and rehearsal.

Students may expect to encounter the techniques of such outstanding figures as V. Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, K. Stanislavski which got incorporated into the method by Ostrenko.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

The working language is English.

OSTRENKO BROTHERS METHOD

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilising concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

The programs aim to explore performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.

TEACHERS:

SERGEI OSTRENKO

Sergei Ostrenko has over 30 years of professional experience as a Director, Choreographer and Performance Teacher.

Sergei has directed over 40 theatre productions, producing International projects for both the professional stage and for education in numerous countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

GENNADIY OSTRENKO

Gennady Ostrenko, initially a Stage Designer, has significant experience of working in the professional theatre. His stagecraft skills have enabled Gennady to diversify his artistic activities and he now devotes himself a lot to physical theatre and movement expressiveness.

​He has extensive experience as an educator of theatre biomechanics, movement directing, and stage combat, and frequently collaborates with his brother, Sergei, as a Stage Designer and Movement Director.

The working language is English.

REGISTRATION:

Participation fee: 300 EUR (early bird reduced fee).

SCHEDULE:

To be confirmed…

IUGTE Staff will be glad to help you in planning your travel itinerary, information on accommodation options and practical details!

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Meyers Sound: Training - Portable System Deployment - Regular Courses Available - Various Locations

This two-day training course provides the foundation today’s engineers and technicians require to accurately deploy portable live sound systems, whatever the size and application. Though focused primarily on live sound, the content is suitable for anyone involved in designing and deploying sound systems, whether portable or installed. This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels.

About Meyers Sound: The Meyers Sound Philosophy:

A Relentless Drive to Quality.

Keeping the design, engineering, and manufacturing at the headquarters in Berkeley, California is the Meyer Sound way to ensure that every paper cone, every circuit board, and every driver is handcrafted to meet our extremely demanding standard.

We continuously analyze production methods and material selection and exercise the exhaustive quality control behind the legendary unit-to-unit consistency and reliability of Meyer Sound products.

No Risk. No Innovation.

A firm believer that every challenge is an opportunity, CEO John Meyer has cultivated a culture of hard work where we are not afraid to go against conventional wisdom.

From pioneering self-powered technology and SIM audio measurement to linear sound systems, Meyers is at the origin of numerous major audio innovations leading to more than 40 patents, a staggering list of industry and engineering awards, and a reputable distinction in advancing the science of audio.

In the End, It’s All about the Results.

Innovation, however, is never the end goal. All Meyers systems are the result of an engineering pursuit that considers all elements from the audio source to how humans hear.

With Meyer Sound, audio practitioners also benefit from a full package of system design and validation tools, training, and support, all of which are provided to make exceptional listening experiences easier to achieve.

Portable System Deployment: Training

This course provides the foundation today’s engineers and technicians require to accurately deploy portable live sound systems, whatever the size and application.

Attendees acquire a working knowledge of the entire process, from initial system design to final verification, and everything in between. All topics are demonstrated in practice using Meyer Sound solutions, including loudspeakers, rigging hardware, the MAPP XT System Design Tool, Galileo GALAXY Network Platform, Compass Control Software, RMServer Remote Monitoring System, MDM Power and Signal Distribution Module, and SIM 3 Audio Analyzer.

Whether you are an aspiring student, or a seasoned professional with decades of touring experience, equip yourself with the tools and techniques to take your ideal sound system from concept to reality.

This course is eligible for 13 AVIXA Renewal Units for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I certification levels.

Language of Instruction: English

Change the Way You Think About Sound

A Legacy of Learning

Meyer Sound enjoys a long history of educating the professional audio community, dating back to the early development of the original SIM Seminar. Comprehensive and science-based, our training program delivers content tailored to all disciplines and experience levels. Whether you are an aspiring student, a touring sound veteran, a skilled system integrator, or an audio consultant with multiple advanced degrees, we present tools and techniques to help you attain the best possible performance from your sound system.

Experts in the Field

Our instructors draw from a deep well of knowledge, built on decades of experience as system designers, technicians, and FOH engineers. Their extensive work in the field, across many industry sectors, affords them a unique ability to explain intricate concepts in comprehensible terms, all while maintaining a fun, engaging learning environment.

The Modular Edge

Meyer Sound approaches training with the same eye toward innovation that defines our products. Never static, our program continues to evolve with groundbreaking content and instructional techniques. In that spirit, we introduce our new modular course format, promising the utmost topical precision, scalability, and application. With this step forward, we strike an essential balance between theory and practice to situate concepts firmly in the technology, and by extension, the real world.

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Entertainment Assist: Suffering From Depression? You are not alone!

Entertainment Assist is an Australian based charity whose mission is for mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed and to promote and facilitate enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.

Are you suffering from depression? You are not alone.

GOOD MENTAL HEALTH MEANS BEING ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN LIFE, BEING CONFIDENT AND HAVING SELF-ESTEEM.

With good mental health we can enjoy being around other people and our environment, fully explore our skills and creativity. Good mental health supports resilience and relationships.

While the arts and entertainment sector brings an enormous amount of joy to Australians, recent research has identified that performers, technicians and other support workers experience an unusually high incidence of depression, anxiety and other aspects of mental distress that are also leading to high rates of suicide.

RESPECT, COMPASSION & COLLABORATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING IN THE AUSTRALIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Entertainment Assist is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health in the Australian entertainment industry by commissioning research, advocating for workplace and educational transformation and identifying support pathways for those in distress.

Vision:

For mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed.

Mission:

To promote and facilitate enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.

Values:

Respect. Compassion. Collaboration.

About Entertainmnet Assist:

Entertainment Assist is a national health promotion charity that raises awareness about mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry and advocates for generational change where:

  • Industry workers are educated to be aware of their own mental wellbeing,
  • Industry workers are educated to support their peers around mental health; and
  • Industry employers actively support the mental health and wellbeing of employees.

Governed by a Board of Directors, Entertainment Assist is committed to reducing the shockingly high rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, isolation and other matters associated with working in the Australian entertainment industry.

Entertainment Assist is for everyone working in the Australian performing arts and entertainment industry including performers, support workers, crew and technicians.

By encouraging open conversations in workplaces from concert halls to rehearsal studios and construction workshops, Entertainment Assist supports a resilient industry culture through peer-to-peer, advocacy, education and research.

Entertainment Assist’s advocacy is based on its research, education and training initiatives, identification of appropriate resources and promotion of appropriate mental health practices in performing arts and entertainment industry workplaces.  We aim to communicate these resources as widely as possible by working collaboratively with entertainment industry colleagues including our peers, industry associations, membership organisations, individual employers and expert bodies.

Australians – Check out their site for more information especially if you or a colleague need support.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/entertainmentassist

Twitter: @entertainassist

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Mentorly: Dance Mentorships - Available Online - All Year Round

Getting your first big contract is no small feat and the questions rarely end there. If you need guidance on how to go about auditioning, writing a resumé, freelancing, castings, and maintaining a well-balanced life on the road, we have many of the industry’s best touring dancers to help and inspire you!

Getting your first big contract is no small feat and the questions rarely end there. If you need guidance on how to go about auditioning, writing a resumé, freelancing, castings, and maintaining a well-balanced life on the road, we have many of the industry’s best touring dancers to help and inspire you! Kremlin Principal Dancer, Joy Womack, Afra Hines and Ariana DeBose of “Hamilton” and “A Bronx Tale”, Stephanie Amurao from Batsheva, Bern Ballet, and LA Dance Project, Actress and Dancer, Kathryn McCormick and Jenny Heinz of “Wicked”, are just a few of our outstanding mentors who can’t wait to show you the ropes!

Mentorly is the first online arts mentorship platform providing accessible and engaging opportunities to connect with emerging and professional artists from around the world.

About Mentorly:

Mentorly is the very loved brainchild of professional Dancer, Ashley Werhun and Filmmaker, Katherine Macnaughton. As working artists, both experienced a significant gap in mentorship within the arts. After speaking to hundreds of artists and assessing their all-too-common pain points, the gap led to an urgent call to action: to provide artists with direct access to mentors who are eager to help them grow and steer their careers forward.

“Our mission is to empower artists by fostering learning through creative exchanges and to giving back to the community through our InKind Fund.”

Every joining member helps to build a stronger community of artists that welcomes all levels, backgrounds, and creative disciplines. Welcome to the family!

Want to help us build the arts community and the next generation of great artists? We want to partner with you!

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IAAPA Expo 2019 - November 18th - November 22nd, 2019 - Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

IAAPA Expo 2019 will be an all-encompassing destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community. More than 35,000 industry professionals and 1,000+ exhibiting companies are expected to attend.

IAAPA Expo 2019 – Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

IAAPA Expo 2019 will be an all-encompassing destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community. More than 35,000 industry professionals are expected to attend.

Step into a world of fresh possibilities as you connect with your peers and discover innovative ways to improve operations, increase guest satisfaction, and grow revenue. The future of the attractions industry starts here. Registration to open in May 2019.

Planning is fully ahead for a next successful edition in Orlando Orange County Convention Center, November 18-22, 2019.

Deliver compelling guest experiences and build on your success at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, FL. You’ll discover fun, future trends, and the forward thinking it takes to increase attendance, grow revenue, and deliver the cutting-edge entertainment today’s guests demand. Here, you’ll see what’s next, learn what’s new, and hear what’s working from peers and leaders from around the globe.


It’s All Here!
Find just what you’re looking for and more to grow your business with the innovations, solutions, knowledge, connections, and expertise you’ll find at IAAPA Expo 2019.

Discover New Ideas, Products, and Services
Meet with representatives from 1,000+ companies from around the world who will showcase the new, innovative products and services that will make your attraction successful now and in the future.

Acquire Best Practices and Gain Business Insights
Attend education sessions on a wide range of topics and disciplines that are critical to your business.

Network with Global Contacts and Colleagues
Enjoy valuable face-to-face time with 35,000+ professionals representing all segments of the attractions industry from 100+ countries. Learn from others, discuss the hottest trends, and expand your network.

Who Should Attend?

IAAPA Expo is the one-stop destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, investors, and developers from:

  Amusement and Theme Parks    Integrated Hotels and Resorts
   Water Parks    Attractions
   Family Entertainment Centers    Historic/Cultural/Tourist Attractions
   Zoos and Aquariums    and More!
   Museums and Science Centers

It’s All Here! By The Numbers:

  • 3 days of unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • 35,000+ attractions industry professionals from 100+countries
  • 570,000+ net-square-feet trade show floor featuring 1,000+ exhibiting companies
  • 25,000+ qualified attractions industry buyers
  • 15+ education sessions offering quality professional development opportunities
  • 2 exclusive EDUTours to Hong Kong area attractions
  • 2.5-day IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers
  • 1 and only IAAPA Safety Institute

Find everything to invigorate your business at the most exciting marketplace of products and services for the global attractions industry. Covering more than 570,000 square feet, the Expo brings more than 1,000 international companies to display their innovations and unique, must-have items.

This is your chance to test, taste, and talk about – or stumble upon – your next great, revenue-generating or expense-saving ideas.

Experience the latest in:

  • state-of-the-art rides
  • virtual reality attractions
  • motion simulators
  • water park attractions
  • video and skill games
  • design theming
  • innovative technology
  • food and beverage
  • and more!

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Artminds: Mental Health - Support, Training & Information - Online - U.K

ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The Stage to bring together into one place a raft of resources for performers and creative practitioners facing mental health issues. Our starting point was to try to uncover the scale of mental health issues within our industry by putting out a survey to our members and networks to which more than 5000 people responded. This site reflects their concerns.

What’s Worrying You?

Your mental health is really important. If you have any worries about it then don’t be afraid to talk, ask or seek help. The ArtsMinds information hub is here to help you find sources of support.

One in four people will experience mental health problems each year and it’s important we can access the right support when we need it. It’s also important to remember that the majority of people will recover from or learn to manage their mental health issue.

About ArtMinds: Set up to support people in the creative industries

ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The Stage to bring together into one place a raft of resources for performers and creative practitioners facing mental health issues. Our starting point was to try to uncover the scale of mental health issues within our industry by putting out a survey to our members and networks to which more than 5000 people responded. This site reflects their concerns.

BAPAM

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity giving medical advice to people working and studying in the performing arts. BAPAM helps you overcome (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and we are dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice.

Equity

The UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners. A campaigning, caring and organising union we are proud of our strong record of making things better for professional artists. Members are at the heart of all Equity activities and they drive forward the work of the union.

The Stage

The Stage provides news and services for the entertainment and performing arts industry. Established in 1880, The Stage is a must-read for anyone working in the theatre industry in the UK and beyond, offering news, reviews, interviews, advice and more. Each month 500,000 people read The Stage across the website and its weekly newspaper and use the job site.

Spotlight

Spotlight is the UK’s leading casting platform, connecting professional performers with the most influential casting directors across the UK and in Europe. We are passionate about helping each performer on Spotlight establish and maintain a successful career, and alongside having access to the best roles in television, film and theatre, we provide our members with regular career development opportunities and tailored, supportive advice.

Support in the following areas:

•Health

•Career

•Relationships

•Finances

•Help for others

We know that life can be the hardest act of all.

ArtsMinds is here to support performers and creative practitioners in need. Hotlines and Immediate Support Available for those in the UK.

If you or someone you need help or assistance or want more information on ArtMinds: Click Here!

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USITT - Online Education & Training Courses - Regular Course - Online

Welcome to INNOVA, the new online on demand learning platform brought to you by ESTA and USITT. Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply wish to increase your knowledge, INNOVA’s programming allows you to view courses from anywhere at anytime.

INNOVA is the new online on demand learning platform brought to you by ESTA and USITT.  Whether you are seeking continuing education credits or simply wish to increase your knowledge, INNOVA’s programming allows you to view courses from anywhere at anytime.

CATALOG

  • Catalog includes programs presented live at an earlier date and courses that have been prepared specifically for INNOVA.
  • Courses cover a wide range of disciplines from basic level to advanced.
  • New courses added each quarter so please check back on a regular basis.
  • You can purchase courses individually or in bundles at a reduced rate.
  • Click here to view catalog

Browse the course catalog to see which courses interest you. A description of the course, course length, presenter bios, and continuing education credit eligibility are available for each course.

*Electrics

*Rigging

*Scenery

*Welding

*Safety

INNOVA also offers free “quick fire” sessions as a service to the industry. These are short presentations on a range of subjects from writing resumes and interviewing techniques to introductions to each of the American National Standards developed under ESTA’s Technical Standards Program.

Quick Fire Sessions on ESTA’s American National Standards

ESTA’s Technical Standards Manager, Karl Ruling, and Assistant Manager, Erin Grabe, explain why the standard exists and what problem it was intended to solve. They walk you through how the standard is structured, some of the key issues the working group faced in drafting the standard and how they went about achieving consensus, and highlight some of the most important concepts in the document. After listening to one of these sessions, you’ll be able to dive right into the standard.

Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters

Architecture for Control Networks (ACN)

Configuration Standard for Metal Halide Ballast Power Cables

Recommended Practices and Guidelines for the Assembly and Use of Theatrical Boom & Base Assemblies

Recommendations for Inclusions in Fog Equipment Manuals

DMX512-A – Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories

Reporting Photometric Performance Data for Luminaires Used in Entertainment Lighting

Loudspeaker Enclosures Intended for Overhead Suspension–Classification, Manufacture and Structural Testing

Suite Standards for Powered Hoist Systems in the Entertainment Industry

Theatrical Fog Made With Aqueous Solutions Of Di- And Trihydric Alcohols

Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems

Lighting Control Systems – 0 to 10 V Analog Control Specification

Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers

Construction and Use of Wire Rope Ladders

We’ll eventually be covering all of ESTA’s ANSI Standards in these sessions, so please check back for more.

For More Information: Click Here

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TAIT - Automation - IQ & Navigator Training - Courses & Online Training - Year Round

TAIT University develops highly skilled and knowledgeable operators by providing proper training and familiarization with the tools available in the Navigator system. As TAIT Navigator develops so does the demand for Navigator operators.

About TAIT:

TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event solutions in the world.

Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 600 employees in 12 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space.

TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé and The Olympics.

Markets:

•Concert Touring
•Permanent Installations
•Kinetic Architecture
•Experimental + Brand Activation
•Theatre
•Spectacular
•Film
•Television

Capabilities:

•Automated Rigging
•LED Integration
•Scenic
•Show Control
•Staging
•Performer Flying

TAIT UNIVERSITY

As TAIT Navigator develops so does the demand for Navigator operators. The goal of TAIT Navigator University is to develop highly skilled and knowledgeable operators by providing them with the proper training toolkit. To register for Navigator Training, you must email asktait@taittowers.com.

  • Classroom Training
  • On-Site Training
  • Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses
  • Certification

ABOUT TAIT NAVIGATOR

TAIT Navigator is a powerful entertainment automation platform that delivers dynamic live event experiences.

The platform’s product line of hardware and software supports full entertainment automation including machinery, lighting, audio, pyro, SFX, fountains, and more!

MAXIMIZES CREATIVITY

  • Products made for entertainment
  • Platform is flexible to adapt to the evolution of a project
  • Scalable system that can seamlessly scale 1 axis to 100s of axes

EXCELLENT OPERATOR USER EXPERIENCE

  • Optimize all phases of entertainment event production
  • Enables bigger, faster, better, smoother, safer operations
  • Interconnectivity of all live event features

EXECUTES EXCELLENCE

  • Safe, Reliable and Flexible
  • Real Time operation
  • Event staff can focus on the show without interruption from automation cues

Tait Towers do offer training on the Navigator system and here are the courses they offer:

NAV 101 – Introduction to Automation (4 Day Class)

NAV 103 – Basic TAIT Navigator (4 Day Class)

NAV 201 – Advanced Cue Programming and Rules (4 Day Class)

NAV 208 – IO, Axis IO and Tuning Basics (4 Day Class)

NAV 301 – Objects and Lace Attachments (4 Day Class)

ONLINE TRAINING FOR IQ

Master the future of entertainment automation anytime, anywhere through the power of iQ’s interactive learning community.

  • Online Access
  • Interactive Learning Portal
  • Custom-user Dashboards
  • Simulated Video Tutorials

For More Information on TAIT or Training on Navigator or IQ Powered by Navigator: Click Here

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High End Systems - ETC - Hog Advanced Console Training - May 28th, 2019 - Holzkirchen, Germany

This free programing course covers the powerful Hog control software, which is used in the Hog 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4 and Hog 4 PC application. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach, using the industry standard Big Hog hardware with Hog 4 operating software, connected to a visualiser. In this course you will learn advanced tips and tricks for moving light programming, basics of working with multiple cue lists and much more. Other topics can be covered on request.

About ETC – High End:

High End Systems Inc. began as a grassroots venture in Austin, TX between a musician, a DJ, and a photographer. Our mission has always been to provide quality lighting products with great service. We’ve gone on to become a global industry leader and innovative force by introducing a series of ground-breaking new technologies that helped define the industry.

We at High End Systems Inc. are proud to call ourselves an ETC company as of April, 2017. Our offices are located in Austin, TX as they have been for years. Combined with ETC we represent one of the most powerful entertainment lighting manufacturers around the globe. Now in our fourth decade of operation, we’re proud to be a pioneer in high power LED automated lighting, a pioneer in digital lighting fixtures, and producer of industry preferred lighting controllers for live event and concert touring applications.

At High End, we innovate and create the lighting products and control systems that illuminate some of the world’s biggest artists on the largest stages. Our portfolio also contains film and television studios, cruise ships, corporate events, theme parks, churches, restaurants and retail spaces.

We attribute our success to staying in touch with the needs of our customers and community. Product research and development is an ongoing collaboration between in-house engineers and lighting professionals in the field and this collaboration is largely to thank for our status as a major industry innovator and intellectual property holder.

As members of the entertainment community, we know reliability is paramount. We maintain rigorous manufacturing standards, while providing industry-leading customer support services.

ETC and High End together, known for innovation and creativity, promise to bring bigger and better things to you for many, many years to come.

ETC – High End – Training Centers & Online Videos:

The High End Systems Training Center is the portal to information about our technical training classes along with online resources including videos and tutorials. Please use the links below to navigate further.

High End Systems offers one of the industry’s top lighting and console training programs, developed to ensure you have the support and most up-to-date technical knowledge needed to be on top of your game in this competitive market.

Free, online videos developed by our Support and Training Department. Topics covered in our videos include Wholehog, DL.3 and DL.2.

HOG Family Training: Advanced

This advanced course requires good knowledge of the Hog control software. Prior attendance of the Basic course is very helpful. In this course you will learn advanced tips and tricks for moving light programming, basics of working with multiple cue lists and much more. Other topics can be covered on request.

Sessions are held at ETC’s premises in Holzkirchen, Germany.

Classes run from 10:00 to 17:00; lunch is provided.

Space is limited: only 8 seats are available for each session. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

The course is free to attend.

You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this session.

For More Information: Click HERE

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