November 13-19, 2017
Exhibits: November 17-19, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, NV

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Exhibitor Presented Sessions

LDI exhibitors put their best foot forward in a series of sessions free to all LDI attendees. Topics range from company updates to new product info or the hosting of an internationally acclaimed designer such as Jonathan Smeeton and his take on getting a job and getting it done best!

Friday, November 17, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Learn how 4Wall Entertainment, a major, full-service company that specializes in providing entertainment lighting rentals, lighting systems design, and integration, collaborates with the award-winning design firm, Lightswitch, to create visually compelling projects including Descanso Gardens' Enchanted: Forest of Light in La Canada, CA, and others.

Saturday, November 18, 1:30pm-2:30pm

A study of the works of Jonathan Smeeton that addresses the tasks involved of taking original ideas to fruition. Studies the thought process and method that’s involved in successful production design. Using anecdotal stories of three productions—Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Sammy Hagar—discussing the physical and mental process that ultimately results in a successful production. CAD VS Drawings VS model miniatures in presentations. The how’s to get a job, keep the job, and maximize on the end result and future work/reputation building. Presented by Elation Professional.

Friday, November 18, 1:30pm-2:30pm

A follow-up to ETC’s well-received Layers of Light presentation, Fifty Shades of R80 continues the discussion of how and why stage lighting is changing with the advent of LED-powered fixtures. New this year is additional material on LED life—how long do they last… really? 

LED-based additive color mixing and examples of innovative control features are presented. This information allows theatre lighting professionals to better use the wonderfully variable—but sometimes non-intuitive—color capabilities of LED-powered stage lighting.

Saturday, November 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Innovative new radio technology has the ability to carry much more data while using less radio energy. This will lead to a lighting world where every DMX lighting fixture contains a tiny, inexpensive DMX/RDM receiver chip, and more and more of our shows and permanent installations are run without data wires. This session describes the benefits to lighting users as larger wireless systems are scaled up, how this is possible in an already crowded radio spectrum and the unique advantages to using a wireless system rather than a wired DMX system.

Speaker: Gary Fails, president, City Theatrical

Saturday, November 18, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Design, production, and rigging professionals now have an easy way to gauge the performance of temporary structures under load to ensure safety and compliance with engineering codes and standards. Join Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., as he demonstrates how you can save time and money with Vectorworks’ new add-on module, Braceworks.  

Speaker: Jim Woodward, Senior Entertainment Product Specialist at Vectorworks, Inc

Friday, November 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm