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PLASA details 2011 Show education programme

David Davies 15 July 2011
PLASA details 2011 Show education programme

Fred Foster, Dave Swallow and Alan Marsh are among those set to present seminars at the 2011 PLASA Show, which takes place at Earls Court in London from 11-14 September.

Events in the 2011 Education and Learning Programme will cover the full gamut of AV technology. On the lighting front, 2010 Gottelier Award winner and acclaimed lighting designer Fred Foster will give the Gottelier Masterclass talk, entitled ‘A Call To Arms – We Must Protect the Quality of Light’, while the Association of Lighting Designers will mark its 50th birthday with a discussion on the possible future of lighting technology and the changing role of the LD. On a related note, the merging of lighting and video will be explored in four sessions hosted by Technologies for Worship and the Stage Management Association. Meanwhile, a specifically audio-oriented perspective on the relationship with video will be given by the Institute of Sound and Communication Engineers.

In other areas of the modern pro-AV landscape, acclaimed live sound engineer Dave Swallow will deliver his acclaimed two-part talk, ‘The Art of Mixing a Show’, while Sennheiser business development specialist and BEIRG Pro User Group member Alan March will provide a far-reaching update on the spectrum issue.

Other likely highlights include a discussion on AVB and the role of its promoting organisation, the AVnu Alliance; a presentation by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Stage Electrics on the theatre’s recent renovation project in Stratford upon Avon; a seminar on the conversion of existing buildings into theatres led by the Theatres Trust; a special interest session on the ‘common myths, misconceptions and truths of the theatre world’ in the US with USITT (United States Institute for Theater Technology); a WiSE (Women in Stage Entertainment) seminar on new models for working and how these can be embraced by the industry; and a PLASA panel on BS 8901 and sustainability management systems for events.

For more details, see the PLASA website (link below). More seminars will be announced shortly, along with details of a full programme of events to be hosted by InfoComm International.

Sophie Atkinson, PLASA events manager, commented: “The PLASA 2011 Education and Learning Programme brings industry issues and projects to life, and helps to bring emerging technology and ideas to the professionals whose technical, creative and production skills will help to realise the diversity of projects and productions. With more special interest and case study sessions yet to be announced, PLASA 2011 offers a rich world of opportunities for industry professionals at every level.”

Image Credit: Chris Toulmin

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