October 15-21, 2018
Exhibits: October 19-21, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, NV

Sessions-at-a-Glance

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Monday, October 15
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N257
  • Session Number:  L18
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$475 ($575 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 12 Attendees must bring their own laptop, preferably running Windows 7. Alternatively, they can be running Windows 10, or a Mac with Boot Camp already installed and running Windows 7 or Windows 10. Dataton Academy is a comprehensive two-day class that covers the latest WATCHOUT...
Speaker
Ian D. Johnson

Lead Trainer/Product Specialist
Show Sage LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N255
  • Session Number:  L17
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$475 ($575 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 12 Must bring own laptop (see specs below) Learn all the fundamentals to work with disguise (formerly d3 Technologies) in this intensive two-day training course. Understand the disguise workflow, and immediately start building your 3D environment including screens, props, projectors and LEDs. The trainer will...
Speakers
Chet Miller

support and training specialist
disguise
Speaker

Troy Fujimura

Product Specialist
disguise
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L20
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$475 ($575 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit 16: two per work-station   Building on the huge success of previous iterations of Hippotizer, V4+ has already made its mark in the world of live entertainment and installation. Called upon for incredible shows such as the Oscars, the Super Bowl, Eurovision Song Contest, and...
Speaker
Graham Whipple

Product Specialist
Green Hippo US
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N256
  • Session Number:  L19
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$475 ($575 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 18 (two per workstation, laptops not needed) This two-day class will introduce the Pandoras Box Manager software as well as Widget Designer. Students learn the core functions of creating a canvas out of multiple displays, sequencing content, and controlling all parameters in real-time. No...
Speakers
Dan Ribaudo

Application Specialist
Christie Digital Systems
Speaker

Eric Ludacer


Christie Digital
Speaker

Justyn Roy

Field Application Specialist
Christie Digital
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N253
  • Session Number:  L12
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$525 ($625 after 9/14) includes lunch Class Limit: 24 Join Matthew Ragan from Obscura Digital for a whirlwind tour of developing custom playback and generative systems. Over the course of two full days participants will learn the fundamental principles and organizational flow of working in Derivative’s TouchDesigner— for the uninitiated, TouchDesigner is...
Speakers
Markus Heckmann


Assistant(s)

Matthew Ragan

Interactive Engineer
Obsura Digital
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N252
  • Session Number:  L21
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), includes lunch Class Limit: 8 (two per console) The grandMA2 is one of the hottest lighting control consoles in the world today, specified on productions at the highest levels across a broad spectrum of the industry. Two-day user class on MA Lighting’s grandMA3 console running in grandMA2 mode...
Speaker
Ryan Kanarek

Software Support Manager
ACT Lighting
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L01
  • Monday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425.00 ($525.00 after 9/14) Class Limit: 24/one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks for technical production. This is not a class on how to draw a light plot: Don Ward’s half-day light plot tutorial on Friday or Saturday is the...
Speaker
Frank Brault

Creator of Vectorworks Spotlight
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, October 16
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  L47
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14) includes lunch 7 ETCP renewal credits Core training for TD’s, the second annual Technical Director Boot Camp at LDI, combines of four different sessions in a full-day of training that will prepare anyone for the duties and responsibilities as a technical director. Whether you’re curious to start as...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  L29
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), lunch included 7 ETCP renewal credits  Class limit: 8 (One person per console) Course Length: Tuesday & Wednesday This introduction course covers the HOG Control Software, which is used on the HOG 4, Full Boar 4, Road Hog 4, Hedgehog 4, and Hog 4PC.  This hands-on class will use an...
Speaker
Koen Buys

Board operator
Freelance
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  L30
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14) lunch included Class limit 8 (two per console) This introductory, hands-on course focuses on the fundamentals and basic operation of M-Series software. Products covered include ONYX for PC, M6, M1, M2GO, M2PC. Session Highlights: • Console Layout • Patching • Groups • Presets • Cue record/recall • Timing • EFX • Playbacks • Show file management Target audience: Both...
Speaker
Edward Motts

Lighting Designer/Director & Programmer, Event Design Services
Freelance
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  L23
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 8 (two per console) MA Lighting provides the hottest lighting control gear in the world today, specified on productions at the highest levels across a broad spectrum of the industry. Outside of the basic functions there are many advanced features that make their products...
Speaker
Kat Covell

Software Education and Support, grandMA expert
A.C.T Lighting
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  L37
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), includes lunch 12 ETCP Credits  Course Length: Tuesday & Wednesday This two-day, hands-on, ETCP-recognized training course covers all aspects of the design and operation of hoists, maintenance needs, inspection requirements and troubleshooting procedures. This course also delves deep into electrical theory and troubleshooting of the popular Lodestar and Prostar...
Speaker
David Carmack

Entertainment Products Trainer
Columbus McKinnon Entertainment CM-ET
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L02
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425.00 ($525.00 after 9/14) Class Limit: 24/one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks for technical production. This is not a class on how to draw a light plot: Don Ward’s half-day light plot tutorial on Friday or Saturday is the...
Speaker
Frank Brault

Creator of Vectorworks Spotlight
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details


Tuesday, October 16
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  L39
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$495 This course provides basic lightshow safety training for those working around lasers or who are operating lasers for lightshows and displays. Provides an ILDA Laser Operator certificate of attendance. 
Speaker
Patrick Murphy

ILDA Executive Director
ILDA
Speaker

Session details


Wednesday, October 17
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  L48
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14) includes lunch 7 ETCP renewal credits Core training for TD’s, the second annual Technical Director Boot Camp at LDI, consists of two days of intensive TD training. The activities and discussions in the advanced session (L48) center around many of the physical issues frequently faced by TDs. We...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N253
  • Session Number:  L34
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), lunch included Class Limit: 40  This two-day survey of rigging covers the essentials of entertainment rigging for theatres, concert halls, studios, churches, and schools. Topics include the forces that we deal with in the rigging world, and the gear that we use to fight them, as well as...
Speaker
Eric Rouse

Director of Product Development
Chicago Flyhouse
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L25
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 16   Are you ready to move beyond the basics with your Eos family console?  Build the skills you need to take your programming to the next level. This class will get you going with more details of programming with moving lights and LEDs. It...
Speakers
Ms  Ellen White

ETC Outreach & Training Specialist
ETC
Speaker

Nick Gonsman

Northeast Field Project Coordinator
ETC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N257
  • Session Number:  L46
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$395 ($495 after 9/14) includes lunch Essential Ethernet training: This popular annual class is the best place to learn (or begin to learn) everything you need to build an Ethernet network for lighting control, as the industry is transitioning from DMX-512 to Ethernet in many instances. Learn about copper cable and...
Speakers
Dan French


Anixter
Speaker

Javid Butler

Project Engineer
Integrated Theatre
Moderator

Jon Gagliardi

Sales Manager - Las Vegas
SEGI
Speaker

Kim Zolna


Belden
Speaker

Kris Butler

Owner
Integrated Theater
Speaker

Paul Alexander

Reg. Sales Manager Southwest
Fluke Network
Speaker

Steve Lampen

Multimedia Technology Manager
Belden
Moderator

Warren Chornohus

Belden
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  L40
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Laser Safety Officer for U.S. Lightshows. This course covers laser shows only—no medical, industrial or other non-lightshow laser usage. While European and international regulations are discussed, the majority of the regulatory discussion is on U.S. laser and aviation issues. To take this class, you must have prior laser show experience,...
Speaker
Patrick Murphy

ILDA Executive Director
ILDA
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  L31
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/15), includes lunch Class limit 4 (one per console) This intensive two-day course is designed to provide students the skill sets necessary to create a show from the ground up, with emphasis on the development of good programming techniques. Products covered include: ONYX for PC, M6, M1, M2GO, M2PC,...
Speaker
Edward Motts

Lighting Designer/Director & Programmer, Event Design Services
Freelance
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  L24
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 8 (two per console) MA Lighting provides the hottest lighting control gear in the world today, specified on productions at the highest levels across a broad spectrum of the industry. Outside of the basic functions there are many advanced features that make their products...
Speaker
Kat Covell

Software Education and Support, grandMA expert
A.C.T Lighting
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  L49
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), lunch included Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Laptops are required. A solid, one-day seminar providing tools and techniques applicable to manage any size project. The course will introduce you to project management techniques that, if applied, will improve your skills in a significant way regardless of your starting point or...
Speaker
Rohan Garricks

DGB Live LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N256
  • Session Number:  L45
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), lunch included   LDI’s Projection Mapping Summit takes visual design and technology to a new level. Learn the art of projection mapping and its applications in live performance, public art, corporate events, and architecture.  Topics include content creation and delivery, pre-production imaging including laser scanning and models. Systems and...
Speakers
Alex Bright

Technology Specialist
World Stage
Speaker

Alex Oliszewski

Professor of Media Design
Ohio State
Speaker

Daniel Fine

Media Designer
University of Iowa
Speaker

Kimberly D. Fain


Assistant(s)

Marc L. Macaranas


Assistant(s)

Matthew Ragan

Interactive Engineer
Obsura Digital
Speaker

Michael Kohler

Senior Technology Specialist
World Stage
Speaker

Norman Coates

Producer/Designer
LightProject LLC
Moderator

Olivia Sebesky


Speaker

Mr.  Ted Brown

Ted Charles Brown
Assistant(s)

TJ Donoghue

Director of Integration & Engineering
WorldStage, Inc.
Speaker

William C. Borich


Assistant(s)

Session details

  • Room:   The Wynn
  • Session Number:  L51
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14) includes lunch and ticket to see Le Rêve on Tuesday evening, October 17 See the fabulous water show, Le Rêve, now celebrating its 13th year at The Wynn, on Tuesday evening, October 16, then go back to explore the technical prowess and control systems of this incredibly high-tech...

Session details

  • Room:   N252
  • Session Number:  L22
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), includes lunch Class Limit: 8 (two per console) The grandMA2 is one of the hottest lighting control consoles in the world today, specified on productions at the highest levels across a broad spectrum of the industry. Two-day user class on MA Lighting’s grandMA3 console running in grandMA2 mode...
Speaker
Aria Grosvenor

Software Support
ACT LIghting
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L03
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 24 /one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This intensive, hands-on seminar provides advanced training in Vectorworks Spotlight for technical production. This is not a class on how to draw a light plot: Don Ward’s half-day light plot tutorial on Friday or Saturday is...
Speaker
Frank Brault

Creator of Vectorworks Spotlight
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N255
  • Session Number:  L32
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), lunch included  Class limit 8 (2 per console)   Spend the day learning how to program on one of the most innovative lighting consoles on the market. Begin thinking and working visually. This class covers basic programming and expose you to the incredible power of the Vista's visual interface...
Speaker
Jack Moorhouse

Vista Product Manager
A.C. Entertainment Technologies
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, October 18
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C10
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Focus on methods of organizing information in the console: fixtures, palettes, cues, magic sheets, and screen views. Learn the basics while picking up tricks from experts. Perfect for new programmers or to brush up your skills.
Speakers
Brad Schiller

Business Development Manager
Martin by Hanman
Speaker

Brandon Walton

Lighting Designer/Programmer
Speaker

Brian Jenkins

Lighting Designer & Programmer
Flicker Designs
Speaker

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Designer
CUE Design
Speaker

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, October 18
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L26
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 16   The Level 3 class will teach even experienced programmers about features of their console. This class is perfect for programmers who feel proficient with the functions covered in Levels 1 and 2 training and ready to learn more detailed concepts. Intended for people...
Speakers
Ms  Ellen White

ETC Outreach & Training Specialist
ETC
Speaker

Nick Gonsman

Northeast Field Project Coordinator
ETC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  L36
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/15), includes lunch  Class limit: 20 Control systems are becoming more complex as the capabilities of systems increases. Every tech, whether in lighting, audio, or video, should understand how to build, test, and troubleshoot networks, and this hands-on class will go through each of these steps. Session Highlights: 1. Building the...
Speaker
Richard Cadena

President
Academy of Production Technology
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N257
  • Session Number:  L15
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class Limit: 16 Must bring your own Mac laptop with the most current version of QLab 4 (https://figure53.com/shop/). Choose Rent-To-Own QLab 4 Bundle.   Used from Broadway to Britain’s West End, QLab is a powerful tool for audio, projections, and show control. With the advent of QLab 4,...
Speakers
Dustin Miller

Technology & Education Coordinator
TLS Productions Inc
Speaker

Jeromy Hopgood

Scenic & Projection Designer
Eastern Michigan University
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  L50
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), lunch included A solid one-day training workshop that provides tools and techniques that are applicable to manage any size project. The training will provide an opportunity to learn and workshop several proven templates that will improve your ability to track and manage any size project.  There are many...
Speaker
Rohan Garricks

DGB Live LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   Offsite
  • Session Number:  L52
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), bus transportation, lunch and snacks provided Presented in cooperation with Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. Learn about the latest rigging and flying techniques in a full day of off-site visits to some of the best shops in Las Vegas. From Flying By Foy to Silver State Wire Rope...

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  L38
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), lunch included 4 ETCP renewal credits  Truss Unraveled, Prolyte's Technical Truss Training, will bring you a basic understanding on the technical properties, its potential and its practical limits. Bringing over 25 years of truss manufacturing to the table, Prolyte will give you an insight on the different types...
Speaker
Ruud de Deugd

Product Manager
RoofSystems
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L04
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 24 /one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This intensive, half-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to Braceworks™ for rigging design analysis. The Braceworks add-on module for Vectorworks® Spotlight and Designer allows design, production, and rigging professionals to gauge the performance of temporary...
Speaker
Jim Woodward

Senior Entertainment Product Specialist
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N255
  • Session Number:  L33
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), lunch included  Class limit 8 (2 per console)   Spend the day learning advanced programming techniques and console features on one of the most innovative lighting consoles on the market. Begin thinking and working visually. This class will cover advanced programming and expose you to the incredible power of...
Speaker
Jack Moorhouse

Vista Product Manager
A.C. Entertainment Technologies
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, October 18
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C01
  • Thursday, October 18, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Tony Award-nominated sound designer Jonathan Deans has created soundscapes for numerous Broadway and West End productions, and he designed the sound systems for 14 Cirque du Soleil shows. Join Jonathan as he takes stock of the state of theatre sound design—the art and the technology—and looks to the future of...
Speaker
Jonathan Deans

Sound Designer
Without a Paddle LLC
Keynote

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C11
  • Thursday, October 18, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Explore different styles of console operation from cuelists to busking, macros and triggers, and programming with visualizers.  Includes advanced tricks and tips from industry pros as well as standard programming practices used on shows worldwide.
Speakers
Brad Schiller

Business Development Manager
Martin by Hanman
Speaker

Brandon Walton

Lighting Designer/Programmer
Speaker

Brian Jenkins

Lighting Designer & Programmer
Flicker Designs
Speaker

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Designer
CUE Design
Speaker

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, October 18
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  C28
  • Thursday, October 18, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
The qualities of light used by a designer are intensity, color, and movement. A lighting designer is responsible for illumination, mood, and focus. In order to make the most of 4 out of 6 of these elements a designer needs to understand both the biology of the eye and the...
Speaker
Stephen Ellison

Outside Sales
The Light Source
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C02
  • Thursday, October 18, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Why should I be recording my show?”  In this session, Virtual Sound Check and Modern Multi-track Archive pioneer Robert Scovill will inspire you to take on modern workflows for recording at FOH and monitor positions, while offering insights into strategies and best practices for developing ongoing archives and daily virtual...
Speaker
Robert Scovill

Senior Specialist
Avid Technology
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  CDS01
  • Thursday, October 18, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In their regular efforts to push entertainment technology to its limits, Cirque du Soleil hosts a panel bringing together some of the foremost experts on 3-dimensional tracking to discuss the past, present, and future of 3-dimensional tracking technology. Topics include past projects, current realities, and future possibilities for bringing lighting...
Speakers
Andrew Gordon

Director of Business Development
CAST Group
Speaker

Emric Epstein

Co-Founder/Head of R&D
VYV Corporation
Speaker

Peter Thompson

Technical Manager - Lighting and Projection
Cirque de Soleil
Moderator

Werner Petricek

CEO/Founder
zactrack GmbH
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C12
  • Thursday, October 18, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session explains effect types, advanced effect manipulation, and new console concepts in a manner that teaches you how to turn them into the flashy looks you need. We will also discuss networking within lighting systems and various protocols such as Art-Net, s(ACN), Kling-Net and more. 
Speakers
Brad Schiller

Business Development Manager
Martin by Hanman
Speaker

Brandon Walton

Lighting Designer/Programmer
Speaker

Brian Jenkins

Lighting Designer & Programmer
Flicker Designs
Speaker

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Designer
CUE Design
Speaker

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Speaker

Session details


Thursday, October 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  C14
  • Thursday, October 18, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
From Coachella to SXSW to Sundance, augmented, AI and virtual reality platforms are starting to plant their flag in iconic live event properties. From Eminem’s headlining performance at this year’s installment of Coachella to a sold out 2017 League of Legends World Championships audience at the Beijing Olympics Bird Nest,...
Speakers
Mike Schaiman

SVP, Digital Experience
Helios Interactive
Speaker

Waco Hoover

Co-Founder
XLIVE
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C05
  • Thursday, October 18, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
The newest generation of live sound engineers is changing paradigms, looking at things from new angles, and rapidly rising to the forefront of their fields. Come learn how these young professionals take on new challenges and seek out new ways to get things done. 
Speakers
Matthew McQuaid

Freelance Audio Engineer
Sound Image
Speaker

Sarah Jones


Speaker

Vic Wagner


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C13
  • Thursday, October 18, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Programming digital media servers presents programmers with a new set of challenges. Learn techniques for programming media servers and discover tips for creating an efficient workflow while using a lighting console in this informative session. 
Speakers
Brandon Walton

Lighting Designer/Programmer
Speaker

Cory Froke

Supertech
Green Hippo USA
Speaker

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Designer
CUE Design
Speaker

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  C29
  • Thursday, October 18, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Running a lighting design practice in 2018 is full of challenges and pitfalls, and whether you are just getting started or a seasoned professional, there are complex issues ranging from insurance, to safety compliance and legal matters. As chaired by Lightswitch principal and founder John Featherstone, a panel made up...
Speakers
Andrea Jepson

National Accounts Manager for Show Services
LMG, LLC
Speaker

Dennis McPencow

Attorney
Speaker

Herrick Goldman

Principal Designer, Evoke Collaborative
Owner, HG Lighting Design
Speaker

John Featherstone

Founding President
Lightswitch Inc
Moderator

Neil Huff

Managing Director
Taylor & Taylor Associates
Speaker

Norm Schwab

Principal
Lightswitch SF
Speaker

Paul Alexander

Reg. Sales Manager Southwest
Fluke Network
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  L09
  • Friday, October 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14)  Class Limit 16 Hands-on: Must bring own laptop with the most current pre-release version of Isadora installed and running   Isadora is one of the most powerful and artist friendly media server platforms available to designers in today’s market. Isadora specializes in realtime manipulation of video and includes a straightforward...

Session details

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L27
  • Friday, October 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit: 16  Of course you can busk on the Eos platform. Don’t know how?  This session is for you. Learn from a master his tricks and tips for approaching non-linear playback by deploying magic sheets, pixel mapping, fader configuration options like priority and background priority, fader controls...
Speakers
Nick Gonsman

Northeast Field Project Coordinator
ETC
Speaker

Zak Suddjian

Lighting designer
Freelance
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L05
  • Friday, October 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit 24/one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This hands-on, four-hour tutorial provides an introduction to the essential skills of using Vectorworks Spotlight to create light plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of today’s lighting design programs using information modeling: Create a light plot using the built-in...
Speaker
Donald Ward

Training Manager
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N256
  • Session Number:  L13
  • Friday, October 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit: 24 Join Matthew Ragan from Obscura Digital for a fast paced tour of intermediate and advanced applications of Python in Derivative's TouchDesigner. A firm grasp on working with Python opens up a world of opportunities for rapid development - from building and recalling presets, to fuzzy...
Speaker
Matthew Ragan

Interactive Engineer
Obsura Digital
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N257
  • Session Number:  L16
  • Friday, October 19, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$425 ($525 after 9/14), includes lunch Class Limit: 16   *Must bring your own Mac laptop with the most current version of QLab 4 (https://figure53.com/shop/). Choose Rent-To-Own QLab 4 Bundle Used from Broadway to Britain’s West End, QLab is a powerful tool for audio, projections, and show control. With the advent of QLab 4,...
Speakers
Dustin Miller

Technology & Education Coordinator
TLS Productions Inc
Speaker

Jeromy Hopgood

Scenic & Projection Designer
Eastern Michigan University
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Visualisation specialist, Stuart Green, invites all immersed in the lighting and video industry, including those who possess a passion for it, to embrace emerging technologies by integrating lighting visualization as an essential skill in their professional development. Stuart explores opportunities offered by visualisation software to enhance one’s versatility, skill sets and...
Speaker
Stuart Green

Director of Education and Training
CAST Software
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  C15
  • Friday, October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
We live in an era when scenic design is dominated by pixels of all shapes and sizes. The line of what is a light is and what is video is being blurred to a point without distinction.  So how in this new era do we control all of the many...
Speakers
Emanuel Treeson

Lighting Designer
NYXdesign
Moderator

Jason Badger


Speaker

Pete Thornbury


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C07
  • Friday, October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Learning sound reinforcement technology means more than just knowing how to push buttons. Understanding technology in a historical context will help you take your craft to the next level. To mark 30 years of the LDI show, Bernie Broderick, veteran live sound engineer, consultant and founder of the Truth in...
Speakers
George Work


Speaker

Jeffrey Cox


Speaker

Martin Frey


Speaker

Robert Scovill

Senior Specialist
Avid Technology
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C39
  • Friday, October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Video designer Olivia Sebesky, one of Live Design's "30 Under 30" featured designers, discusses some of her recent projects in theater, dance, TV, concerts and special events. Follow her workflow from initial process to content creation and final design. 
Speaker
Olivia Sebesky


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  C22
  • Friday, October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Knowing the proper knot and how to use it will increase the safety and efficiency of almost every area of entertainment technology. Knot-master, Tracy Nunnally, will teach several basic theatrical knots and show you how they are used in our industry.  Learn to tie the three major knots all theatre technicians...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  C30
  • Friday, October 19, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
In a special 30-minute live-to-broadcast presentation, Durham Marenghi describes the process of creating the lighting for the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony, broadcast to over three billion viewers, prepared and programmed without the benefit of scenery, performers, or a dress rehearsal; a storm on the night also grounded TV helicopters and...
Speaker
Durham Marenghi


Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$295 ($395 after 9/14), bus transportation and one drink included for Club Tour The coolest Club Combo package deal: LDI’s annual Club Tour plus the in-depth club design session at Omnia. Save $100 on this double play!

Session details

$195 ($250 after 9/14), bus transportation and one drink included. Join LDI2018 for the annual Las Vegas Club Tour on Friday, October 19, for an exclusive insider’s look at four of the best clubs in town during their off-hours to explore the design and technology of some of the hottest nightspots...

Session details


Friday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  WFX01
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
System design is changing rapidly as the type of fixtures changes from tungsten to LED. Join us to learn about how to layout a new system for the future. Also learn how to update an existing system to work with the new fixtures. Speaker: Steve Ellison
Speaker
Stephen Ellison

Outside Sales
The Light Source
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C09
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Working on audio for live sports means life in the hot seat; it's a job best left to adrenaline junkies. From field audio to broadcast mixing, what does it take to succeed in this intense environment? An A1 broadcast mixer and RF tech with experience on events ranging from the...
Speaker
Jeri Palumbo

Broadcast Audio Engineer - Sports & Entertainment
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  C26
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
As scenic automation becomes more and more affordable, it is spreading to every corner of the entertainment industry, from big budget touring shows to high schools.  In the wake of that expansion, the argument can be made that technicians from every discipline should have a basic understanding of how an...
Speaker
Ed Leahy


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  C31
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
25 years ago designer John Featherstone and Norm Schwab founded award winning lighting and visual design practice Lightswitch. Using 25 years of industry perspective, a panel of designers from Lightswitch explore 25 years of projects, changes in both lighting and design technology, such as the explosion of LED sources, Pre...
Speakers
Anne Valentino


Moderator

Mr.  Austin Shapley

Senior Designer
Lightswitch
Speaker

Avi Mor

Partner
Lightswitch
Speaker

John Featherstone

Founding President
Lightswitch Inc
Speaker

Norm Schwab

Principal
Lightswitch SF
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C40
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Daniel Fine, digital media/projection designer, shares his thoughts and examples on the art, dramaturgy, and execution of content creation, from artistic inspiration to how-to, including software and hardware choices, rendering techniques, planning for playback in media servers, and real-time effects. Examples from recent projects include:   • Kansas No More, presented at Hancher...
Speaker
Daniel Fine

Media Designer
University of Iowa
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  C16
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Tobin Neis of Barbizon Lighting leads a thought-provoking panel discussion on the growing role of the systems integrator and why this is important to the success of your projects. Topics include:  Client consultation / preliminary design  (artistic design / technology) Integration of systems (light, video, sound, motion control) Bid VS direct negotiation / design-build Construction...
Speakers
Bill Groener

Principal
GRO(2)B
Speaker

Brian Dunn

Director of Systems
Barbizon Lighting Company
Speaker

Grace Gavin Rhodes

Theatre Consultant, ASTC
Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Speaker

Josh Allen

Principal
WHOCO Lighting & Controls
Speaker

Tobin Neis

Director of Marketing
Barbizon Lighting
Moderator

Traci Klainer

Creative Director
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  L10
  • Friday, October 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14)  Class Limit 16 Hands-on: Must bring own laptop with the most current pre-release version of Isadora installed and running   Isadora is one of the most powerful and artist friendly media server platforms available to designers in today’s market. Isadora specializes in realtime manipulation of video and includes a straightforward and robust cueing method...
Speaker
Alex Oliszewski

Professor of Media Design
Ohio State
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L28
  • Friday, October 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Eos software is constantly evolving. Join us for an overview of the new features which adds new display configuration tools, new configuration controls for playbacks, extends the content that can be placed on a playback and how the user can interact with it.  Explore use of multi-cell fixtures, global...

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L06
  • Friday, October 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit 24/one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This hands-on, four-hour tutorial provides an introduction to the essential skills of using Vectorworks Spotlight to create light plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of today’s lighting design programs using information modeling: Create a light plot using the built-in...
Speaker
Donald Ward

Training Manager
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N256
  • Session Number:  L14
  • Friday, October 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit: 24 Join Matthew Ragan from Obscura digital for a look at how GLSL can be used to take your visuals to the next level. Fast GPU operations are often at the heart of high performing and responsive visuals, in this session we'll look at applications for...
Speaker
Matthew Ragan

Interactive Engineer
Obsura Digital
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ETC’s color specialist, Wendy Luedtke, explores the theory and sophisticated control that goes into LED-based additive color mixing. After this presentation, attendees will better understand the wonderfully variable - but not always intuitive - color capabilities of LED stage lighting. You’ll hear a discussion of the modern state of fixtures...
Speaker
Wendy Luedtke

Product Technology Specialist
ETC, Inc
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  C41
  • Friday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This in-depth discussion examines video codecs and containers relating to workflow and playback in a modern media server environment. Speaker: Michael Kohler, senior technology specialist, WorldStage
Speaker
Michael Kohler

Senior Technology Specialist
World Stage
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  C32
  • Friday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session will attempt to demystify the use of pixels used outside of traditional video surfaces. What they are, what various forms they take, types of wiring, types of control, pixel mapping/control approaches and how these concepts apply to various applications from live theatre to large-scale spectaculars. Disney Entertainment case...
Speakers
Mr.  Nick Van Houten

Senior Lighting Designer - Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Speaker

Ryan Stumpp

Lighting Designer
Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C17
  • Friday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Domed event spaces are becoming more popular for live events to fully immerse your audience in your experience.  Dome architectures are easier than ever to extend to the 200’, 300’, and even 500’ diameter self-sustaining sizes.  Events are now moving inside these structures, there are numerous pros to having and...
Speakers
Kevin Zevchik

President/Founder
Zanim8tion
Speaker

Misha Fradin


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  WFX02
  • Friday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Production teams are always looking for ways to contribute and distribute video between the field and master control, or more specifically, a central church to remote congregations. The traditional approach is to use an expensive telecom connection or satellite circuit, but a far less costly alternative is to send video...
Speaker
Jim Jachetta

EVP and CTO
VidOvation
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  C23
  • Friday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Learn the relationship between design factor, breaking strength, and working load, and how to include strength reduction factors and load increase factors.  We will also review breaking strengths of common rigging hardware, and learn how to make informed choices when selecting rigging equipment. Objectives: a) use the formula to calculate a design...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C06
  • Friday, October 19, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Staying informed about wireless issues is an ongoing challenge for anyone working in audio. Our panel of experts will get you caught up on the latest spectrum updates, newest wireless technologies, and ways to optimize your system. 
Speakers
Fernando Delgado

Owner
Stickman Sound
Speaker

Jason Waufle

Partner/RF & Comms Technician
Soundtronics Wireless
Speaker

John Trace


Speaker

Kelly Fair

Western Regional Manager
Lectrosonics
Moderator

Whitney Day


Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  ES01
  • Friday, October 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Un acercamiento a la historia de disguise como compañía, así como su evolución y cómo el visualizador se ha convertido en una pieza fundamental y única para el flujo de trabajo.    enseñado por: Chema Menendez, Especialista en disguise / Manager en proyectos de disguise 
Speaker
Rodrigo Martínez

especialista
disguise
Speaker

Session details


Friday, October 19
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C33
  • Friday, October 19, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In a short 30-minute talk, designer and programmer Aron Altmark discusses his concert design experiences for artists including Logic, Tiësto, Dillon Francis, and The Chainsmokers, as well Visual Endeavors' experience integrating art and tech on large-scale festivals, interactive technologies, media servers, and art installations.   Speaker: Aron Altmark, Visual Endeavors  
Speaker
Aron Altmark

Owner & Creative Director
Visual Endeavors Inc
Speaker

Session details


Saturday, October 20
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  C18
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Affordable 3D printers are rapidly becoming everyday additions to the desktops and worktables of entertainment design practitioners – whether working in theatre, theme parks, television and film, museum design, window displays, animatronics, or… you name it! We are beginning to ask important questions about these emerging practices:   How can we use...
Speaker
Anne McMills

Head of Lighting Design
School of Theatre, Television, and Film, San Diego State University
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  C42
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
The disguise production toolkit lets you design, simulate, sequence and playback more easily than ever before. Their latest r15 release builds upon the integrated workflow solution, introducing new features: OmniCal, Lux and an all new Projector Studies toolkit. Join this 90 minute presentation will give an overview of the new r15...
Speakers
Ash Nehru

Founder
disguise
Speaker

Tatton Jacob

Training & Support Specialist
disguise
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C35
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
More and more products are supporting RDM. It’s here, and it’s for real. But how does the Production Technician or Rental Shop maximize the benefits of this extension to DMX512? How do manufacturers prove to the market that they have robust implementations? In this presentation, Peter will demonstrate a variety...
Speaker
Peter Willis

RDM Consultant
Howard Eaton Lighting Ltd
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C34
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
A solid introduction to Vision for previsualizing, programming, and cueing your show, this session shows you how to visualize your design in rendered 3D views and communicate design concepts. Learn how to easily send fixture, focus data, and model information directly to the program. Attendees will also learn how to...
Speaker
Brandon Eckstorm

Spotlight Product Planner
Vectorworks
Speaker

Session details


Saturday, October 20
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L07
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit 24/one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This hands-on, four-hour tutorial provides an introduction to the essential skills of using Vectorworks Spotlight to create light plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of today’s lighting design programs using information modeling: Create a light plot using the built-in...
Speaker
Donald Ward

Training Manager
Vectorworks Inc
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  L11
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit: 16 Hands-on: Must bring own laptop with a current version of Adobe Photoshop CS installed and running   This course is designed to give students or professionals with little to no experience in working with digital imagery a primer in creating content for projection/media design. This introductory session...
Speaker
Alex Oliszewski

Professor of Media Design
Ohio State
Speaker

Session details


Saturday, October 20
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C19
  • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
In celebration of LDI’s 30th anniversary—1988-2018—Live Design has identified a great group of 30 Under 30’s. Meet some of the harbingers of tomorrow who are changing paradigms, looking at things from new angles, and rapidly rising to the forefront of their field. Moderator: Aron Altmark Speakers: Adam Honoré Zak Haywood Bobby Grey Olivia Sebesky
Speakers
Adam Honoré

Lighting Designer
Honoré Lighting
Speaker

Aron Altmark

Owner & Creative Director
Visual Endeavors Inc
Moderator

Bobby Grey

Associate Designer
Sightline Design Group
Speaker

Matthew Palumbo


Speaker

Olivia Sebesky


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  C24
  • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Join us for an examination of blocks, ropes, cables, and vector forces.  Learn the two primary methods of calculating mechanical advantage, how to design a mechanical advantage system to fit your needs, and how to calculate the vectors forces on a block for any application. Objectives: a) analyze the mechanical advantage of...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  WFX03
  • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
This seminar explores how to light the platform. How many fixtures are required and where should they hang so that the pastor doesn’t walk through bright and dim spots. Speaker: Steve Ellison
Speaker
Stephen Ellison

Outside Sales
The Light Source
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C43
  • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
From the ephemeral projection event to massive permanent immersive environments, Obscura is no stranger to the joys and challenges of realizing art on scales that otherwise seem improbable. Join Matthew Ragan from Obscura Digital for a peak behind the curtain into the creative and engineering processes that drive the work....
Speaker
Matthew Ragan

Interactive Engineer
Obsura Digital
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C04
  • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Digital networking and power distribution requirements have changed a lot in the live space over the past decade. The tight integration of lighting, media, video, and audio in touring shows poses unique challenges when it comes to reliability and portability. This session will provide an overview of transport protocols and...
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N262
  • Session Number:  C36
  • Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Spoleto Festival USA, based in Charleston, South Carolina, Is one festival that hosts domestic and international theatrical productions every year. Likewise, the Lincoln Center Festival, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival have their own inherent challenges, when productions have to share their stages with someone else.  One way or another, it's repertory...
Speakers
Christine Ferriter

Lighting Designer
Speaker

Mr  Michael Maag

Resident Lighting Designer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Speaker

Stan Pressner

Designer/Senior Consultant
Theatre Projects/Pressner Studio
Speaker

Mr.  Steve Shelley

Lighting Designer, Author
A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 2nd Ed
Moderator

Session details


Saturday, October 20
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$195 ($250 after 9/14) Step behind the scenes at Omnia, a popular Hakkasan Group at Caesars Palace, featuring all the latest technology and an incredible 22,000-pound chandelier that moves and has programmable lights designed by Rockwell Group. This unique session includes a look at what goes into club design from the...

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Saturday, October 20
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$195 ($250 after 9/14), bus transportation and one drink included. New to LDI this year! Take a tour of some of the major rock and concert touring venues in Vegas, such as the T-Mobile Arena, Pearl at The Palms, plus The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and other hot venues....

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Saturday, October 20
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  ES02
  • Saturday, October 20, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Luis M. Garcia presentará diferentes tipos de sistemas de luces que él ha diseñado en los últimos cinco años para espectáculos de todos géneros y presupuestos; También describirá el proceso de diseño de luces, sus trucos favoritos para crear un concepto y como desarrollar el proceso de transición de luces...
Speaker
Luis Garcia

Lighting/Video Designer
Freelance
Speaker

Session details


Saturday, October 20
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C44
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
In a special 30-minute talk, video designer Tal Yarden tackles the cutting-edge topic of live cinema: a new concept that combines experimental approaches to narrative and non-narrative filmmaking with live music and performing artists to create real-time audiovisual performances. Speaker: Tal Yarden
Speaker
Tal Yarden


Speaker

Session details


Saturday, October 20
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  C20
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
As esports continues to grow and mature, the live event component of esports continues to become grander and much more complex. With iconic traditional sports venues, like Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, the Birds Nest and Barclay Center, selling out tens of thousands of seats to enthusiastic esports fanatics, tournament...
Speakers
Mr  Donald Neufuss

Director, Business Development
Speaker

Stephanie Chavez

Marketing Director
eGency Global
Speaker

Waco Hoover

Co-Founder
XLIVE
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C37
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
This session will focus on how the process of lighting design is developing and changing with the advent of multi-function, high color-bandwidth luminaires and new kinds of cutting-edge color controls on the consoles. We will focus on how these new tools are changing the workflow of the design process and...
Speakers
Clifton Taylor

Designer & Consultant
DesignCurve
Moderator

Mr.  Mike Wood

Consultant
Mike Wood Consulting, LLC
Speaker

Wendy Leudtke

Product Specialist
ETC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  C27
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In an industry that routinely pushes the boundaries of what is possible, deciding where to draw the line can be a challenge, and the best, most experienced minds among us still struggle to get the right answers.  How much danger is too much?  How can I adjust the dangerous thing...
Speaker
Ed Leahy


Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  WFX04
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Being able to mix various video elements together, while seamlessly pixel mapping your output to a custom screen size, unique LED formation or a projection-mapped output, sets the stage for software like Resolume Arena 6. In this class, you’ll learn from Ben Crosson as he unveils how he personally uses this...
Speaker
Ben Crosson

Media Director
The Belonging CØ
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C08
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
With today's live sound technology, it's possible to create a studio-quality mix at just about any live event. Engineers who work in both recording and live environments are applying more and more studio techniques at the show-come learn their favorite tricks!
Speaker
Erik Zobler

El Pez Gordo
Zobiz
Speaker

Session details


Saturday, October 20
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   N258
  • Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
All students and young professionals are invited to participate in the tenth annual LDI Portfolio and Website Review. Bring your portfolio and/or device to get tips one-on-one from the industry's top professionals. Co-moderated by Brackley Frayer and Anne McMills. To register in advance, email Anne E. McMills at amcmills@sdsu.edu. Participants all...
Speakers
Ms  Ann Archbold

Professor, Head of Lighting
University of Wisconsin
Adjudicator

Anne McMills

Head of Lighting Design
School of Theatre, Television, and Film, San Diego State University
Co-Chair(s)

Brackley Frayer

Lighting Designer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas/Nevada Conservatory Theatre
Co-Chair(s)

Christina Giannelli

Lighting Designer
Adjudicator

David Jacques

Head of Stage Design
California State University Long Beach
Adjudicator

KC Wilkerson

Senior Lighting Designer
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Creative Entertainment
Adjudicator

Kristie Roldan


Adjudicator

Mr.  Sarah Maines

Lighting Designer
Texas State University-San Marcos
Adjudicator

Shawna Cadence


Adjudicator

Stan Kaye

Graduate Lighting Design Head
University of Florida
Adjudicator

Stan Pressner

Designer/Senior Consultant
Theatre Projects/Pressner Studio
Adjudicator

Steve Woods

Professor
Southern Methodist University
Adjudicator

Session details


Saturday, October 20
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room:   N246
  • Session Number:  C45
  • Saturday, October 20, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Two back-to-back panels of industry experts dissect the history of innovative display technology and take a look at what new technology is on the horizon. These informative discussions will encompass how alternative displays have elevated the live event customer experience.    Moderator/Host: Matt Ward Chief Technologist  WorldStage Inc.   Part One: Emerging Technologies in Immersive Environments 2:00pm...
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Ash Nehru

Founder
disguise
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Blair Neal

Director of Creative Tecnology
Fake Love
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Jeremy Hochman

CEO & Founder
Megapixel VR
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Mary Franck

Senior Designer
ESI Design
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Matt Swoboda

Founder/Director
Notch
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Matthew Ward

Chief Technologist
WorldStage Inc
Moderator

Nils Thorjussen

CEO
Cerge Inc.
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Rob Fowler

Business Development Manager
Brompton
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Robbie Thielemans

Technology Director
ROE Creative Display
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TJ Donoghue

Director of Integration & Engineering
WorldStage, Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L08
  • Saturday, October 20, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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$195 ($250 after 9/14) Class limit 24/one person per computer (no laptops allowed) This hands-on, four-hour tutorial provides an introduction to the essential skills of using Vectorworks Spotlight to create light plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of today’s lighting design programs using information modeling: Create a light plot using the built-in...
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Donald Ward

Training Manager
Vectorworks Inc
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Saturday, October 20
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  ES03
  • Saturday, October 20, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Es necesario estar al tanto del desarrollo tecnológico y participar en los procesos de innovación de productos nuevos para ser competitivo ya que cada día se ha vuelto una necesidad en la industria de la  iluminación para el entretenimiento. Patrocinado por Elation Professional 
Speaker
Eduardo López

CEO
Next Level Studio
Orador

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Saturday, October 20
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  WFX05
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
If your church or worship center has amazing moving lights, LED accents, and video screens to send a powerful message, are you leaving out your congregation? This seminar explores next steps in creating an enveloping environment to accompany larger lighting installations, including how best to incorporate the congregation for IMAG...
Speaker
Steven Young

Principal Designer, Director of Design
Visual Terrain
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Saturday, October 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  C25
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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This workshop will focus on an analysis of the parts of a block and things to consider about each of parts. Topics covered will include D:d ratio, fleet angle, tread pressure, friction factors, types of forces, and a review of the various types of blocks found in entertainment rigging systems.  Objectives:...
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Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
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  • Room:   N263C
  • Session Number:  C21
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
LDI2018 hosts the first American edition of the prestigious Knight of Illumination Awards. Meet some of this year’s judges and nominees, from industry pros to top designers. This is strictly a session about the panelists' work, from a look at the lighting designs of  Tyler Micoleau, Tony winner for The...

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  • Room:   N250
  • Session Number:  C38
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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This workshop shows lighting designers and operators how to create next-level crowd lighting experiences. With the latest tools, watch how effects are programmed in real-time. Attendees will be able to see simulated effects from different points of view (stage, crowd, floor sections etc.), in a specific venue and realize multiple...
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Mr  Stuart Wershof

Producer & Show Operator
PixMob (Eski. Inc)
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  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  C03
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
It's safe to say that "immersive" is the hottest audio term of 2018. From new spatial platforms to augmented and virtual reality, learn how immersive audio is poised to enhance the live experience-and how to tackle production.
Speakers
Daniel Keller


Moderator

Eric Larsen


Speaker

Jim Stern


Speaker

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Saturday, October 20
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N259
  • Saturday, October 20, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Light Talk podcast features four seasoned professional lighting designers and educators— Lumen Brothers Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), and David Jacques (California State University Long Beach) and honorary Lumen Sister Anne McMills (San Diego State University)—who discuss the latest topics and developments in the world of...
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Anne McMills

Head of Lighting Design
School of Theatre, Television, and Film, San Diego State University
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David Jacques

Head of Stage Design
California State University Long Beach
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Stan Kaye

Graduate Lighting Design Head
University of Florida
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Mr.  Steve Woods

Head of Stage Design/Professor of Theatre
Southern Methodist University
Speaker

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Sunday, October 21
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Session Number:  L53
  • Sunday, October 21, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$195 ($250 after 9/14) Make the most of the LDI show floor! Are you a student or young professional who would like direct access to the manufacturers of the most cutting-edge technology in the industry? Join Bill and Pat, the Digneit Twins, AKA Double Trouble, for a guided tour to select...
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Bill Digneit


Speaker

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Tuesday, October 23
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Session Number:  L54
  • Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park, Anaheim, CA $1245 ($1345 after 9/14) includes all events and meals for two days To book a room at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel for this event: click here: Hotel Reservations.    Please note: Hotel cut-off date for our block is October 2, after that based on availability. Join the...

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