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: 16 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 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 take you through the projection toolkit,...
Speakers
Chet Miller


d3 Technologies
Speaker

Troy Fujimura

Product Specialist
d3
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
Simon Harris

User Experience Manager
Green Hippo Media Technology Inc.
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...
Speaker
Dan Ribaudo

Application Specialist
Christie Digital Systems
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...
Speaker
Matthew Ward


WorldStage
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...

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:   N264
  • Session Number:  L37
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Two-day CM Lodestar motor school training for riggers and production folk
Speaker
David Carmack

Entertainment Products Trainer
Columbus McKinnon Entertainment CM-ET
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  L47
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
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 a TD, or interested in brushing up on...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N257
  • Session Number:  L18
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$475 ($575 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 16 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:   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 the M6, M1, M2GO, M2PC, and M-PC  Session Highlights: • Console Layout • Patching • Groups • Presets • Cue record/recall • Timing • EFX • Playbacks • Show file management Target audience: Both...

Session details

  • Room:   N255
  • Session Number:  L17
  • Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$475 ($575 after 9/14), includes lunch Class limit: 12 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 take you through the projection toolkit,...
Speakers
Chet Miller


d3 Technologies
Speaker

Troy Fujimura

Product Specialist
d3
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L20
  • Tuesday, October 16, 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 countless...
Speaker
Simon Harris

User Experience Manager
Green Hippo Media Technology Inc.
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 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

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...

Session details

  • Room:   N256
  • Session Number:  L19
  • Tuesday, October 16, 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...
Speaker
Dan Ribaudo

Application Specialist
Christie Digital Systems
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N253
  • Session Number:  L12
  • Tuesday, October 16, 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 a node based...
Speaker
Matthew Ward


WorldStage
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N252
  • Session Number:  L21
  • Tuesday, October 16, 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...

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: 
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. 

Session details


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

  • Room:   N264
  • Session Number:  L37
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Two-day CM Lodestar motor school training for riggers and production folk

Session details

  • Room:   N261
  • Session Number:  L48
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Laptops required for advanced technical direction concepts and training

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 development of good programming techniques. Products covered include: M6, M1, M2GO, M2PC, M-PC, Ether2DMX8  Session Highlights: • Advance programming...

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...

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
Javid Butler

Project Engineer
Integrated Theatre
Moderator

Steve Lampen

Multimedia Technology Manager
Belden
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   N260
  • Session Number:  L29
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
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

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,...

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...

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

Director
DGB Live
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...
Speaker
Norman Coates

Producer/Designer
LightProject LLC
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   PRG Offsite
  • Session Number:  L35
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), includes lunch and transportation Class Limit 30 This intensive hands-on, participatory workshop will focus on principles and practices of rigging for circus, acrobatic, and aerial dance performance. Featuring practical demonstrations using computerized load-cell technology, it will explore many typical and unusual scenarios, and provide access to an array...
Speaker
Jonathan Deull

ETCP Certified Rigger: Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer, CM Certified Hoist Technician,
Member, ESTA Rigging Working Group
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   Offsite
  • 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...

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
Mr  Ben Coleman

Technical Sales Support
A.C. Lighting Inc.
Speaker

Session details


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

  • 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

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Speaker

Session details


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

  • Room:   N258
  • Session Number:  L31
  • Thursday, October 18, 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 development of good programming techniques. Products covered include: M6, M1, M2GO, M2PC, M-PC, Ether2DMX8  Session Highlights: • Advance programming...

Session details

  • Room:   N253
  • Session Number:  L34
  • Thursday, October 18, 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 proper ways...
Speaker
Eric Rouse

Director of Product Development
Chicago Flyhouse
Speaker

Session details

  • 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...

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

Certified Entertainment Electrician/Recognized Trainer
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

Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology
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

Mr
DGB Live LLC
Speaker

Session details

  • Room:   N256
  • Session Number:  L45
  • Thursday, October 18, 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...
Speaker
Norman Coates

Producer
WSLP
Moderator

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 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 & Rigging, you’ll tour their facilities and meet...

Session details

  • Room:   PRG Offsite
  • Session Number:  L35
  • Thursday, October 18, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
$645 ($745 after 9/14), includes lunch and transportation Class Limit 30 This intensive hands-on, participatory workshop will focus on principles and practices of rigging for circus, acrobatic, and aerial dance performance. Featuring practical demonstrations using computerized load-cell technology, it will explore many typical and unusual scenarios, and provide access to an array...
Speaker
Jonathan Deull

ETCP Certified Rigger: Theatre, ETCP Recognized Trainer, CM Certified Hoist Technician,
Member, ESTA Rigging Working Group
Speaker

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:   N252
  • Session Number:  L22
  • Thursday, October 18, 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...

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
Mr  Ben Coleman

Technical Sales Support
A.C. Lighting Inc.
Speaker

Session details


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

  • Session Number:  C01
  • Thursday, October 18, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
Tony Award-winning 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

  • 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

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Speaker

Session details


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

  • Session Number:  C02
  • Thursday, October 18, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Two weekends. Seven stages. 198,000 people. Average temperatures in the low 100s. Pulling off sound production for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival requires some serious planning and management. Rat Sound's Dave Rat walks through system design, setup, and deployment, as well as dealing with issues ranging from managing...

Session details

  • 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
Steve Ellison


Speaker

Session details

  • 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

Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Speaker

Session details


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

  • Session Number:  C29
  • Thursday, October 18, 3:00 PM - 5:30 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...
Speaker
John Featherstone

President
Lightswitch Inc
Moderator

Session details


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

  • 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,...
Speaker
Waco Hoover


XLive
Moderator

Session details

  • Session Number:  C03
  • Thursday, October 18, 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.

Session details

  • 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. 
Speaker
Vickie Claiborne

Product Specialist
PRG Las Vegas
Moderator

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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...
Speaker
Alex Oliszewski

Professor of Media Design
Ohio State
Speaker

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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 Ward


WorldStage
Speaker

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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

Professor of Entertainment Design & Technology
Eastern Michigan University
Speaker

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

  • 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...
Speaker
Emanuel Treeson

Lighting Designer
NYXdesign
Moderator

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  • Session Number:  C04
  • Friday, October 19, 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...

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  • 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. 
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Olivia Sebesky


Speaker

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  • 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

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

  • 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, without the benefit of scenery, performers or a dress rehearsal; a storm on the night also grounded TV helicopters and blew dimmer room...

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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!

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$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...

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

  • 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
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Steve Ellison


Speaker

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • Session Number:  C05
  • Friday, October 19, 1:30 PM - 3:00 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. 

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  • 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...
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Daniel Fine

Media Designer
University of Iowa
Speaker

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  • 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...
Speaker
Tobin Neis


Moderator

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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

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  • Room:   N259
  • Session Number:  L28
  • Friday, October 19, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
Class limit: 16    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,...

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  • 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 Ward


WorldStage
Speaker

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

  • 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
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Michael Kohler

Senior Technology Specialist
World Stage
Speaker

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  • 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

Lighting Designer - Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Speaker

Mr.  Ryan Stumpp

Lighting Designer - Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Speaker

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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. 

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

  • 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 with large-scale festivals, interactive technologies, and media servers.  Speaker: Aron Altmark, Visual Endeavors
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Aron Altmark

Owner & Creative Director
Visual Endeavors Inc
Speaker

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

  • 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

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  • Session Number:  C42
  • Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
Join this 90 minute presentation for an introduction to the OmniCal workflow, disguise's camera-based projector calibration system. Learn how it gives users the ability to ‘see’, using structured light patterns to calibrate the relationship between projection surfaces, projectors and cameras. The disguise production toolkit lets you design, simulate, sequence, and...

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  • 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
Mr.  Peter Willis

RDM Consultant
Howard Eaton Lighting Ltd
Speaker

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  • 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

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

  • 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 Honore Emily Clarkson Zak Haywood Bobby Grey
Speakers
Adam Honore


Speaker

Aron Altmark

Owner & Creative Director
Visual Endeavors Inc
Moderator

Bobby Grey


Speaker

Emily Clarkson


Speaker

Zak Haywood


Speaker

Session details

  • 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

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  • 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
Steve Ellison


Speaker

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  • 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 Ward


WorldStage
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  C07
  • Saturday, October 20, 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...

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  • 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. In 17 days, over 250 performances take place throughout the city, but every production has to share its stage with someone else. It's repertory lighting and scenery at it's craziest,...
Speakers
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

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

  • Room:   Offsite
  • Session Number:  L42
  • Saturday, October 20, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$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

  • Room:   Offsite
  • Session Number:  L44
  • Saturday, October 20, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
$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 Voice Experience Neon Dreams and The Joint at The Hard...

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

  • 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

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

  • 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...
Speaker
Waco Hoover


XLive
Moderator

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  • 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...
Speaker
Clifton Taylor

Designer & Consultant
DesignCurve
Moderator

Session details

  • 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

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  • 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!

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

  • 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 with encompass how alternative displays have elevated the live event customer experience.   Moderator: Matthew Ward, WorldStage
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Matthew Ward


WorldStage
Moderator

Session details

  • Room:   N254
  • Session Number:  L08
  • Saturday, October 20, 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

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

  • Session Number:  C38
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
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

Show Operator - Producer
Speaker

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  • Session Number:  C09
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:00 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 with experience on events ranging from the Super Bowl to...

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  • 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. Moderator: John Featherstone, Lightswitch
Speaker
John Featherstone

President
Lightswitch Inc
Moderator

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

  • Session Number:  C25
  • Saturday, October 20, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tracks: 
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:...
Speaker
Tracy Nunnally

Technical Director/Owner
NIU/Vertigo
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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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   Join the Disney Parks Live Entertainment team and take an insider’s tour of Disneyland® Park, as well Disney California Adventure® Park in Anaheim. An exclusive, two-day event takes you behind the...

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Wednesday, October 24
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Session Number:  L54
  • Wednesday, October 24, 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   Join the Disney Parks Live Entertainment team and take an insider’s tour of Disneyland® Park, as well Disney California Adventure® Park in Anaheim. An exclusive, two-day event takes you behind the...

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