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Monday, November 14
 

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Beginner - Day 1

This two-day course is designed for programmers who have little to no experience with grandMA lighting consoles or for people new to lighting programming in general. It covers the basics of views, attribute manipulation, patching, groups, presets, sequences, executors, and phasers. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of programming the grandMA3 software.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to complete the free grandMA3 Pro Beginner Pretest first. If you do not score at least 85% on this test, we strongly recommend reviewing the free grandMA3 Prerequisite course before attending a grandMA3 Pro Beginner course. This class assumes some underlying knowledge of the topics covered in the prerequisite course and we will not have time to review all of this basic information.

Monday November 14, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L19
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:30am PST

Vectorworks Training Introduction To Core Concepts: Beginner

This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks.  If you are new to Vectorworks, this class will prepare you for the half-day Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals on Friday or Saturday.

Topics for this course include CAD drafting basics and designing on-screen with a combination of 2D and 3D modeling tools.

Target audience: Live event and lighting designers interested in learning the basics of Vectorworks.

Prerequisites: Attendees must know how to use a computer and the basics of drafting or must have experience with another CAD system. We also recommend taking the getting started seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L01
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Beginner - Day 2

This two-day course is designed for programmers who have little to no experience with grandMA lighting consoles or for people new to lighting programming in general. It covers the basics of views, attribute manipulation, patching, groups, presets, sequences, executors, and phasers. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of programming the grandMA3 software.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to complete the free grandMA3 Pro Beginner Pretest first. If you do not score at least 85% on this test, we strongly recommend reviewing the free grandMA3 Prerequisite course before attending a grandMA3 Pro Beginner course. This class assumes some underlying knowledge of the topics covered in the prerequisite course and we will not have time to review all of this basic information.

Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L19
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Intermediate Class - Day 1

This three-day course is designed for programmers who already have an understanding of the fundamentals of the grandMA3 software. It goes into a more in-depth understanding of patch, 3D, DMX tools, groups, presets, phases, cue functionality, syntax, timecode, layouts, networking, and more.

This course should not be taken by anyone who has not been actively programming grandMA3 software for at least 6 months, and we additionally recommend having already completed either a "grandMA3 Beginner" or "grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User"

All attendees are strongly encouraged to complete the free grandMA3 Intermediate Pretest first. If you do not score at least 85% on this test, we strongly recommend you take either a "grandMA3 Beginner" or "grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User" course before this intermediate class. This class assumes the presence of an underlying knowledge of the topics covered in the previous courses and will not have time to go through the basic information.

Note: This class runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L22
  • Early Bird Price $795
  • Price (After 15 October) $895
  • ETCP Credits 10.5

9:30am PST

High End Systems: Basic Hog 4 Programming Training - Day 1

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 industry standard HOG 4 Operating System on all platforms, connected to Light Converse. The class will cover console layout, patching, editing fixtures, programming, palettes, recording cues and cue lists, timing options, directories, pages, scenes, and much more. There are a multitude of hands-on exercises with each section covered.

Prerequisites: Attendee should have prior experience with automated luminaires and a general familiarity with lighting consoles. In addition, they should have working knowledge of DMX 512 communication protocol, fixture addressing and patching.

Session highlights:
1. Console layout
2. Patching
3. Editing fixtures
4. Programming, palettes
5. Recording cues and cue lists
6. Timing options

Note: This course runs from 9:30am - 5:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L24
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:30am PST

Vectorworks Training Introduction To Core Concepts: Beginner

This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks.  If you are new to Vectorworks, this class will prepare you for the half-day Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals on Friday or Saturday.

Topics for this course include CAD drafting basics and designing on-screen with a combination of 2D and 3D modeling tools.

Target audience: Live event and lighting designers interested in learning the basics of Vectorworks.

Prerequisites: Attendees must know how to use a computer and the basics of drafting or must have experience with another CAD system. We also recommend taking the getting started seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L02
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545

2:00pm PST

Laser Operator Safety

This course provides basic lightshow safety training for those working around lasers or those who are operating lasers for lightshows and displays. Successful completion of this course provides an ILDA Laser Opera.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Executive Director, ILDA
Patrick is the Executive Director of the International Laser Display Association and the author of the website LaserPointerSafety.com. Since the early 1990s, he has worked on laser/aviation safety issues through the SAE G10T Laser Safety Hazards and G10OL Operational Laser committees.He... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Laser Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L36
  • Early Bird Price $495
  • ETCP Credits 2
 
Wednesday, November 16
 

9:00am PST

Unreal 101: The Basics

Carbon for Unreal is a professional plugin for Unreal Engine which enables users to design and visualize Entertainment lighting and stages at the highest caliber. In part 1 of this course series, you will learn the basics of Unreal engine 5 for Entertainment visualization.
Areas of Study:
  • Game Engine Fundamentals
  • Tour of Unreal Engine Interface
  • Asset Management Best Practices
  • Commonly used Actor classes
  • Using the Material Editor
  • Setting up Lighting and Cameras for photoreal results

Prerequisite: Experience with any one of the following applications:
Vectorworks, Autocad, Cinema4D, Maya, 3D studio Max, or any off-the shelf Lighting Previz software
No Previous knowledge of Unreal engine is required


Student to provide own laptop, Minimum spec:
  • PC running windows 10/11, with administrative privileges.
  • Intel i7/i9 9th - 12th generation processor or Ryzen 3000 or 5000 series processor
  • 16GB Ram minimum, 32gb recommended.
  • Minimum GTX 1070 or Better GPU, Recommended RTX 2060 or better.
  • Available gigabit ethernet port
  • Additional mouse with 3 buttons or more
  • Unreal Engine 5
  • Vectorworks Spotlight 2021 SP3 or newer recommended
  • 10GB free disk space

Students will receive a 30-day trial license of Carbon for Unreal Indie Edition at start of the class.

Speakers
avatar for David Perkins

David Perkins

Chief Visionary, Imaginary Labs
David Perkins began his career in theatre where he began doing renderings for stage design, eventually programming and running lights. In 2010, David moved from Florida to Los Angeles and joined Silent House Productions at its formation. There, he was responsible for renderings, drafting... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L15
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:00am PST

Setting Up, Testing, and Troubleshooting Lighting Control Systems and Networks

Setting up and testing a lighting control system used to be pretty simple, and it’s increasingly becoming more digital, more networked, and more complex. If you’re going to have a future in this industry, then you need to know how to set up, test, and troubleshoot DMX, Ethernet and Ethernet-based systems, and how to use RDM to quickly and remotely configure and monitor your equipment. This course covers all of those bases with an emphasis in hands-on activities and learning. Bring a laptop if you have one, or a smart phone or tablet if you don’t have a laptop for networking exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena

Trainer / Certified Entertainment Electrician, Academy of Production Technology
Richard Cadena is an ETCP Recognized Trainer and ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician with 35 years of experience in live event production. He is the author of Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians (3rd Edition), Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L34
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:00am PST

Carbon For Unreal Combo (L15 & L16)

Combine sessions L15 and L16 for a full day of Carbon For Unreal training taught by David S. Perkins, chief visionary at Imaginary Labs (developer of Carbon For Unreal). See description in L15 for requirements to take these classes.

Speakers
avatar for David Perkins

David Perkins

Chief Visionary, Imaginary Labs
David Perkins began his career in theatre where he began doing renderings for stage design, eventually programming and running lights. In 2010, David moved from Florida to Los Angeles and joined Silent House Productions at its formation. There, he was responsible for renderings, drafting... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L17
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545

9:30am PST

An Introduction to Resolume Arena 7

Learn the basics of the Resolume Arena 7 Media Server/VJ Software. This exciting software is powerful, intuitive, and approachable. Explore its many uses from nightclubs to theater to music production. This hands-on course covers the basics and includes techniques in input/output mapping, masking, programming, compositing, MIDI control, content creation / generation, live production, and audio/video syncing techniques.

Attendees should bring their own laptop with the following specs:
  • Windows
  • Windows 8 or better (Windows 10 recommended)
  • AMD or NVIDIA graphics card
  • 8GM RAM or better (16GB RAM recommended)
MacOS
  • OSX 10.11 El Capitan or better (MacOS 12.4 recommended)
  • AMD or Iris Pro graphics card
  • 8GB RAM or better (16GB RAM recommended)

Speakers
avatar for Price Johnston

Price Johnston

Associate Professor of Theatre: Lighting, Sound, and Projection Design and Director of Theatre, Colorado State University
Price Johnston (Projection Designer) has designed projections and lighting for more than 300 productions worldwide, including work in theatre, dance, opera, nightclubs, and corporate events. Notable productions include the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Hewes Design Award Nominated... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L14
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545

9:30am PST

Entertainment Rigging Fundamentals - Day 1

Working in rigging requires an understanding of structures, a knowledge of hardware, some math skills, an appreciation for safety, and a whole lot of common sense. This workshop will look at rigging from all of these angles and supply attendees with information that will be helpful for riggers, technical directors, production managers and venue managers. While the class will not make you a rigger, it will supply you with some of the reasons why we do what we do. We will talk about how to make the correct hardware choices and how to use and inspect the hardware that you choose. The session will also cover basic rigging math that can help assess many different rigging situations. As an added fun bonus we will also spend some time on day two with a destructive test machine to break cable assemblies made in the class. This class qualifies for 14 ETCP recertification credits for ETCP certified technicians
 
Taught by Eric Rousedirector of Rigging and Training at Entertainment Production Services

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rouse

Eric Rouse

Director of Rigging & Training, Entertainment Project Services (EPS)
Eric brings more than 25 years in the entertainment business as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector, and project manager. As director of rigging and training, he supports EPS' clients by providing services for design, installations, and inspections of rigging systems as well as providing... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Introduction-Intermediate
  • Session Number L32
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 14

9:30am PST

ETC Console Training - Enhanced Skills (Level 2) 

Ready to move beyond the basics with your Eos family console?  Taught on the new Eos Apex 10 consoles with brand new software, Level 2 goes beyond the basics of our Level 1 training class. This class will get you going with additional features and functions of your console and get you on your way to programming like a pro. Topics covered in this class are Display Layouts and Workspaces including Snapshots, Palettes and Presets, Direct Selects, Discrete Timing and Multipart Cues, Relative and Absolute Effects, and basic Magic Sheets.

Prerequisites: Attendees should have prior experience with an Eos family lighting console. Level 1 is generally recommended before taking Level 2. Online classes are available at: www.courses.etcconnect.com.

Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L25
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:30am PST

grandMA3 For The grandMA2 User

This one-day, hands-on course is designed for avid grandMA2 programmers who are transitioning to grandMA3. It covers grandMA2 to grandMA3 differences in hardware layout, general navigation, 3D, selection, phasers, layouts, timecode, networking, and more. This course is designed to help programmers become familiar with these key differences.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L20
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Intermediate Class - Day 2

This three-day course is designed for programmers who already have an understanding of the fundamentals of the grandMA3 software. It goes into a more in-depth understanding of patch, 3D, DMX tools, groups, presets, phases, cue functionality, syntax, timecode, layouts, networking, and more.

This course should not be taken by anyone who has not been actively programming grandMA3 software for at least 6 months, and we additionally recommend having already completed either a "grandMA3 Beginner" or "grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User" course.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to complete the free grandMA3 Intermediate Pretest first. If you do not score at least 85% on this test, we strongly recommend you take either a "grandMA3 Beginner" or "grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User" course before this intermediate class. This class assumes the presence of an underlying knowledge of the topics covered in the previous courses and will not have time to go through the basic information.

Note: This class runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training

9:30am PST

Hand-On Advanced Troubleshooting Chain Motors - Day 1

The Show Must Go On!
Silver State Wire Rope and Dave Carmack Consulting has teamed up with LDI to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime event. Learn techniques that allow you to make better snap decisions while the pressure is on. Dave brings many years of hoisting experience with him and delivers an entertaining and educational course.

What you should expect to learn during this class:
  •  An understanding of Industry Standards and Regulations
  • ASME B30.16
  • ANSI E1.6-2
  • Common motor tech terminologies to improve your communication.
  •  Allowable field corrections and what must go to a service center
  • A firm understanding of the inside workings of a chain motor by a full hoist disassembly.
  •  Electrical Components and their relationship to each other
  • How to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Safe handling & use
  • Allowable adjustments and factory/marketing recommendations
  • You will be taught trade secrets techniques from Dave’s lifelong experiences
  • And finally, you will be given the opportunity to showcase what you learned by repairing broken motors that
Dave and Andrew Rogers from Silver State Wire Rope have sabotaged
Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Speakers
avatar for David A. Carmack

David A. Carmack

Owner, Dave Carmack Consulting, LLC
Dave Carmack began his career November 7, 1978 at Columbus McKinnon in Abingdon, Virginia at the hoist manufacturing plant. His tenure included 20 years of hoist manufacturing before moving to the Damascus, Virginia Facility where he served as a Product Design Engineer Technician... Read More →
AR

Andrew Rogers

Technical Support


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Introduction-Intermediate
  • Session Number L31
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 16

9:30am PST

High End Systems: Basic Hog 4 Programming Training - Day 2

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 industry standard HOG 4 Operating System on all platforms, connected to Light Converse. The class will cover console layout, patching, editing fixtures, programming, palettes, recording cues and cue lists, timing options, directories, pages, scenes, and much more. There are a multitude of hands-on exercises with each section covered.

Prerequisites: Attendee should have prior experience with automated luminaires and a general familiarity with lighting consoles. In addition, they should have working knowledge of DMX 512 communication protocol, fixture addressing and patching.

Session highlights:
1. Console layout
2. Patching
3. Editing fixtures
4. Programming, palettes
5. Recording cues and cue lists
6. Timing options

Note: This course runs from 9:30am - 5:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training

9:30am PST

Laser Safety Officer Training (LSO) 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 will be around laser and aviation issues in the United States. To take this course, attendees must have prior laser experience or must have taken ILDA's Laser Operator Safety course.

Passing the test in this course provides an ILDA LSO for U.S. Lightshows certificate.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Executive Director, ILDA
Patrick is the Executive Director of the International Laser Display Association and the author of the website LaserPointerSafety.com. Since the early 1990s, he has worked on laser/aviation safety issues through the SAE G10T Laser Safety Hazards and G10OL Operational Laser committees.He... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Laser Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L37
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • ETCP Credits 2

9:30am PST

Project Management Bootcamp  - Day 1

LDI Project Management Bootcamp
(A guided approach to creating a project plan using PMP best practices.)  

Prerequisite:
The basics of how to use a computer.
Laptops are required.

Attendees will develop the skills required to create a practical, flexible and immediately applicable world-class project plan influenced by a PMP. This will become an instant part of your portfolio and templates for all future projects.

Notes on course structure:
This year we are providing an online platform to support the face-to-face presentation.
Provide a WORKSHOP type environment for learning project management.
  1. Provide tools and techniques that are immediately applicable to managing all projects and workflow
  2. Instructor provided feedback on creation of project plan
  3. Access to an online support with all course materials and templates

Rationale for Course:
There are many persons who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found themselves now managing a team without all the project management training that would have been ideal. For persons operating in our industry, the absence of the term “project manager” as a formal title has hidden the need for this training. Many of the activities being done by the members of the target audience involves managing projects even though they are not recognized as “projects”, many of them are in fact projects. This course (taught by a trained PMP, practicing educator, and an entertainment management practitioner for over 20 years) will provide attendee with skills to take on any project with a sense of confidence and provide useful tools and techniques to ensure increased success. It will also show how to assess your progress and alter your approach before it is too late, so that your projects can remain on time and be completed within budget.

Here is what you will get from this course:
  • The confidence, skills and technique to use every day accessible tools to succeed as a project manager, in any industry, by developing a wholistic approach to planning, and executing a project.
  • Develop two project plans which can immediately be use in your portfolio as a testament to your current experience and skills as a manager.
  • Practical strategies for project management and project plan development through an instructor-lead interactive workshop.
Target Audience:
  • Facilities managers for any performance/visual arts venue
  • Managers and leaders in House of worships
  • Technical Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Stage Managers
  • Faculty in technical theatre
  • Students of technical theatre
  • Event producers
  • Middle managers
  • Rental houses team leaders, managers and owners.

Course Schedule
Module 0: Online platform ahead of face-to-face meeting
(This will be accessed via an online platform that will be provided 2 weeks prior to the course)
  • Orientation and platform introduction
  • Course outline
  • Overview of tools to be used
  • Outline of portfolio to be developed
Module 1:Overview on planning a project
  • What is a project and how to define what success looks like on the levels that matters?
  • Initiating a project in a systematic way.
  • Using tools to decompose projects.
  • Gather project requirements.
  • How to define and develop a complete project scope as well as understanding technique to break down (decompose) an established scope in a systematic way, applicable to any project (large or small, in any industry).
  • How to identify and manage the inevitable risks that are associated with all projects.
  • How to gather information to create a realistic schedule and budget.
  • How to be successful when you must “back into a budget”.
Module 2:Overview on managing scope and budgets
  • Using tools to create and manage budgets and scopes.
  • Project Draft
Module 3:Project Schedules
  • Executing a project: A serious look at your workflow.
  • Tips on how to maximize the use of your team.
  • Management of your workflow as a Project Manager, with detailed use of flexible templates that can be personalized for managing your schedules, scope breakdown and budget.
  • Increase efficiency in an age of technology.
  • Templates
  • P.I.T. Stop - Putting It all Together (Schedule planning)
  • Project Draft (add Schedule)
Module 4:Tips for executing a project
  • Executing projects: How to make it happen in an efficient and systematic way.
  • People skills: What is that? How is it applicable to managing an entertainment-based project?
  • Technical skills involved in identifying risks (what can go wrong), on a project and how to prevent them from causing you to fail.
  • Learn where to focus and how to tweak to stay on track.
  • How to assist your technical experts to become great team leaders that you can depend on for both technical expertise as well as project leadership
Module 5:Project Planning and Tracking
  • A look at Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid project methodologies and how these apply to the entertainment industry.
  • Examine tools: EVM, OKR, Scope decomposition and WBS.
  • Closing a project: How to document for future impact.
  • Project 2 Final due.
Module 6:Case Study
  • P.I.T. Stop: Putting It all Together and template for implementation of new information received from seminar.
  • How to apply this information in a systematic way.
  • Tips for creating the required system of checks and balances to deliberately trigger and monitor your growth as a manager.
  • Case Study using popular tools for project planning.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

Director of Training / Project Manager, DGB LIVE, LLC
Rohan Garricks was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, graduated from UMUC with a 4.0 GPA in his MS Project Management program, and completed his PMP certification. He teaches the principles of project management in the entertainment industry and has worked as a technical manager with... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

9:30am PST

Vectorworks Training Introduction To Core Concepts: Advanced

This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks. If you are new to Vectorworks, this class will prepare you for the half-day Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals on Friday or Saturday.
 
Topics for this course include advanced CAD drafting technics, designing on-screen with a combination of 2D and 3D modeling tools, and creating a simple design complete with finished floor plans, a 3D model, and elevation views. Learn how to use the same data model for construction plans and design presentations.
Target audience: Live event and lighting designers interested in learning the basics of Vectorworks.
 
Prerequisites: Attendees must have a basic understanding of Vectorworks or have attended the Vectorworks Training Introduction to Core Concepts—Beginner. We also recommend taking the getting started seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL advanced
  • Session Number L03
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

11:00am PST

Hands-On Busking on Lighting Consoles

Required Materials: Personal show file for console of choice. Basic understanding of console programming. Laptop/Tablet with your on-PC software of choice installed.

Have you ever wondered how to get from load-in to doors open in under two-hours? When was the last time you re-visited the tools in your base show file? Are you always starting from scratch on a new rig every day? Learn some of the tips and tricks from industry professionals who will share busking best practices with you in this three-session, full-day hands-on intensive. From punt-pages to must-have effects, some of your favorite lighting designers and programmers will divulge their secrets that make them the rock star behind the desk.

You will learn how to approach lighting programming in a live setting. Come prepared with a show file and get hands-on, cumulative experience with the console of your choice. Sessions include: a panel of lighting designers discussing their experiences with busking, a software-based session to program the ultimate busking showfile, and a session to put your show file into practice on a console and show off your busking style!

Live Programming - Busking with the Best
11am-12:30pm
Learn from top industry professionals on how they mastered the illusive skill of busking. Expert programmers will show off the method to their madness, and how they utilize their impressive rigs for maximum effect no matter what happens live. More than simple console training, this session contains fundamental advice and knowledge you need to improve your live programming skills.

Live Programming - Busking 101
1pm-3pm
Follow along with your programming platform of choice, as programmers lay out their step-by-step process of getting a busking file built. Learn about data management, organized layouts, and simple effective content creation to make your life easier and more efficient. This session is designed to take you from a blank show file to a busking base level, by following expert examples.

Live Programming - Busking Bullpen Training
4pm-6pm
Programmers will demonstrate live, on a multitude of consoles, exactly how their busking show files function. Put your fresh show file to the test in this live training environment, with hands-on training from the masters on the Battle of the Busk Stage..This cross-console training is unlike any other, and promises to enrich your knowledge of busking regardless of programming language.

Wednesday November 16, 2022 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training

2:00pm PST

Carbon For Unreal

Carbon for Unreal is a professional plugin for Unreal Engine which enables users to design and visualize Entertainment lighting and stages at the highest caliber. In part 2 of this course series, you will learn step by step workflows for translating existing designs from VWX, Autocad, and more into a fully realtime simulation in Unreal Engine.

Areas of Study:
  • Tour of Carbon interface panels
  • Carbon for Unreal Pipelines
  • Steps for balancing visual quality and performance
  • Advanced Blueprint control with DMX
  • Recording your performance for presentations

Prerequisite: Experience with any one of the following applications:
Vectorworks, Autocad, Cinema4D, Maya, 3D studio Max, or any off-the shelf Lighting Previz software
Attendees should have a basic familiarity of Unreal engine, or should attend part 1 of this class series


Student to provide own laptop, Minimum spec:
  • PC running windows 10/11, with administrative privileges.
  • Intel i7/i9 9th - 12th generation processor or Ryzen 3000 or 5000 series processor
  • 16GB Ram minimum, 32gb recommended.
  • Minimum GTX 1070 or Better GPU, Recommended RTX 2060 or better.
  • Available gigabit ethernet port
  • Additional mouse with 3 buttons or more
  • Unreal Engine 5
  • Vectorworks Spotlight 2021 SP3 or newer recommended
  • 10GB free disk space
  • Students will receive a 30-day trial license of Carbon for Unreal Indie Edition at start of the class.

Speakers
avatar for David Perkins

David Perkins

Chief Visionary, Imaginary Labs
David Perkins began his career in theatre where he began doing renderings for stage design, eventually programming and running lights. In 2010, David moved from Florida to Los Angeles and joined Silent House Productions at its formation. There, he was responsible for renderings, drafting... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L16
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
 
Thursday, November 17
 

TBA

LDI After Dark
Las Vegas opens its arms – and dance floors – to LDI2022 attendees.
Present your LDI2022 badge for free entry into the hottest clubs in town. It’s the perfect way to check out the gear as you dance the night away. Each night will have exclusive VIP expedited entry and access to special VIP table booking options.

Industry After Party Schedule: Coming Soon!
 
Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan




Thursday November 17, 2022 TBA
  Special Events
  • Session Number F10

9:00am PST

GDTF: MVR File Format Overview
This session will give those looking to implement MVR a basic understanding of the implementation and structure of the file format. Non-manufacturers will gain an in-depth knowledge of how MVR files are structured and how one can manipulate them.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Eckstorm

Brandon Eckstorm

Product Marketing Manager, Vectorworks, Inc.
Brandon Eckstorm, product marketing manager, Vectorworks, Inc., got his start in lighting and programming for the entertainment design industry as a stagehand during his college years, but eventually moved into roles in lighting design, programming, and even as a production electrician... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PST

9:00am PST

The Art of Programming - Lighting Consoles: Mastering the Fundamentals

Learn how experts organize information across consoles: Fixtures, groups, palettes, cues, views, and much more. Explore the theory and relationships behind designers, programmers, and all the data and responsibilities they share. This session is perfect for new programmers or for existing programmers wishing to brush up on their skills.

Speakers
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PST

9:00am PST

Setting Up and Monitoring Portable Power Distribution Systems

It’s easy enough to run an extension cord to power an audio console, video projector, or lighting instrument, but is it safe and reliable? Given the way we toss around our portable power distribution equipment, the way to throw it in a road case, run it along the ground and step on it, run over it with forklifts and golf carts, leave it outside all day long to bake in the sun, day in and day out, there are usually weaknesses waiting to become major problems. But we can get ahead of potential problems by learning to spot those weaknesses using the right tools for the job, and by monitoring the system during operation. This one-day class is designed to walk through best practices for setting up and monitoring portable power distribution systems so that they are safe and reliable.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena

Trainer / Certified Entertainment Electrician, Academy of Production Technology
Richard Cadena is an ETCP Recognized Trainer and ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician with 35 years of experience in live event production. He is the author of Electricity for Entertainment Electricians & Technicians (3rd Edition), Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L35
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 1

A special four-day program, Thursday, November 17 thru Sunday, November 20:

Make LDI an important stepping stone and get a jump start on your career! Open to all those starting out in the industry, ages 18-25, this program includes an LDInnovative Conference pass, all LDI special events, New Technology Breakfasts, a Foster The Future Round Table, Portfolio Review, URTA Design Showcase, and the chance to network with seasoned professionals and your peers.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Digneit

Bill Digneit

Department Head, Theatre & Dance, Northern Michigan University
William "Bill" Digneit has worked as the Production Manager for the annual LDI Conference program (including the LDInstitute and LDIntensives and LDI Mexico) for more than 10 years. He is passionate about technology education to push the entertainment industry forward. Bill created... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L50
  • Early Bird Price $150
  • Price (After 15 October) $175

9:30am PST

Brave New Worlds, Where Are We Heading
Speakers
avatar for Bob Bonniol

Bob Bonniol

Chief Creative Officer, Mode
Bob Bonniol is an Emmy Award winning director, production designer, and producer. He is known for his implementation of extensive media and interactive features in his productions and installations.In 2021, Bob founded metaMODE as a laboratory and consultancy for metaverse based strategy... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 10:00am PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C47

9:30am PST

Ethernet For Entertainment: Beginner

Ethernet for Entertainment Beginner session covers the basics of Ethernet systems, including cables and connections, simple system architectures, and how to use Ethernet to distribute DMX512. Hands on portion will teach students how to terminate RJ45 connectors. System architecture will discuss basics of switches and the differences between copper and fiber optic signals. DMX512 distribution will discuss where to best convert from Ethernet protocols such as sACN or Art-Net to DMX512 to have the most reliable system.

Speakers
avatar for Javid Butler

Javid Butler

Consultant, hc/lambda
Javid Butler boasts more than 25 years of experience with lighting and HVAC control systems and electronic design, fabrication, assembly and testing. He has designed and implemented large commercial lighting control projects including advanced daylighting control and LED lighting... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L45
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:30am PST

Vectorworks: Spotlight Rigging with Braceworks Analysis

This intensive, hands-on half-day course provides a solid introduction to Vectorworks for Entertainment Rigging. The Braceworks™ add-on module for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer allows design, production, and rigging professionals to gauge the performance of temporary suspended structures under load. Learn how to model and present a design, then how to conduct structural analyses on loads on suspended systems. Attendees will explore how to create a 3D data model and generate rigging plans, documentation, and design presentations.

Target Audience: Live event design, production, and rigging professionals.

Prerequisites: A basic working knowledge of Vectorworks Spotlight or Designer and a general understanding of entertainment rigging.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Woodward

Jim Woodward

Sr. Entertainment Product Specialist, Vectorworks
Jim Woodward is an award-winning designer whose expertise is in 3D visualization, rendering, and modeling for a wide variety of industries including concert and theatrical events, film, television, corporate events, trade shows, museums, architectural firms, and retail. He has produced... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L04
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

ACT Academy Intensive

ACT Academy and their special guests put on a full day of training on subjects ranging from MA3 setup and workflows, to fixture maintenance, to automated tracking. Find yourself immersed in the latest technologies and learn about them from the talented people already pushing them to their limits.

9:30am - 11:00am
MA3 Showfile Setup for Volunteers and First Timers

11:00am- 12:30pm
MA3 Showfile Setup for Versatility and Speed

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Networking Your Resources for the Show Environment

2:30pm-4:00pm
Maintaining your New IP Fixtures

4:00pm- 5:30pm
High Frequency RF Tracking for Actors and Scenery

Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

9:30am PST

Entertainment Rigging Fundamentals - Day 2

This two-day survey of rigging covers the essentials of entertainment rigging for theatres, concert halls, studios, churches, and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rouse

Eric Rouse

Director of Rigging & Training, Entertainment Project Services (EPS)
Eric brings more than 25 years in the entertainment business as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector, and project manager. As director of rigging and training, he supports EPS' clients by providing services for design, installations, and inspections of rigging systems as well as providing... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp

9:30am PST

ETC Console Training - Advanced Programming (Level 3) 

Where Level 1 and Level 2 are the basics of programming, Level 3 introduces more features to help work faster and more efficiently on your Eos family console. Taught on the new Eos Apex 10 consoles with brand new software, the Level 3 class will teach even seasoned professionals a thing or two about the features of their console. This class is perfect for programmers who are proficient with the basic functions and are ready to learn more.

Prerequisites: Attendee should have prior experience with an Eos family lighting console. Level 2 is highly recommended before taking Level 3.  Online classes are available at: www.courses.etcconnect.com.

Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL advanced
  • Session Number L26
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:30am PST

Ethernet For Entertainment Combo (L45 & L46)

A full-day combination of sessions L45 & L46

Speakers
avatar for Javid Butler

Javid Butler

Consultant, hc/lambda
Javid Butler boasts more than 25 years of experience with lighting and HVAC control systems and electronic design, fabrication, assembly and testing. He has designed and implemented large commercial lighting control projects including advanced daylighting control and LED lighting... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L47
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:30am PST

grandMA3 For The grandMA2 User

This one-day, hands-on course is designed for avid grandMA2 programmers who are transitioning to grandMA3. It covers grandMA2 to grandMA3 differences in hardware layout, general navigation, 3D, selection, phasers, layouts, timecode, networking, and more. This course is designed to help programmers become familiar with these key differences.


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L21
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Intermediate Class - Day 3

This three-day course is designed for programmers who already have an understanding of the fundamentals of the grandMA3 software. It goes into a more in-depth understanding of patch, 3D, DMX tools, groups, presets, phases, cue functionality, syntax, timecode, layouts, networking, and more.

This course should not be taken by anyone who has not been actively programming grandMA3 software for at least 6 months, and we additionally recommend having already completed either a "grandMA3 Beginner" or "grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User" course.

All attendees are strongly encouraged to complete the free grandMA3 Intermediate Pretest first. If you do not score at least 85% on this test, we strongly recommend you take either a "grandMA3 Beginner" or "grandMA3 for the grandMA2 User" course before this intermediate class. This class assumes the presence of an underlying knowledge of the topics covered in the previous courses and will not have time to go through the basic information.

Note: This class runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30am to 5:30pm..

Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L22
  • Early Bird Price $795
  • Price (After 15 October) $895
  • ETCP Credits 10.5

9:30am PST

Hand-On Advanced Troubleshooting Chain Motors - Day 2

The Show Must Go On!
Silver State Wire Rope and Dave Carmack Consulting has teamed up with LDI to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime event. Learn techniques that allow you to make better snap decisions while the pressure is on. Dave brings many years of hoisting experience with him and delivers an entertaining and educational course.

What you should expect to learn during this class:
  •  An understanding of Industry Standards and Regulations
  • ASME B30.16
  • ANSI E1.6-2
  • Common motor tech terminologies to improve your communication.
  •  Allowable field corrections and what must go to a service center
  • A firm understanding of the inside workings of a chain motor by a full hoist disassembly.
  •  Electrical Components and their relationship to each other
  • How to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams
  • Safe handling & use
  • Allowable adjustments and factory/marketing recommendations
  • You will be taught trade secrets techniques from Dave’s lifelong experiences
  • And finally, you will be given the opportunity to showcase what you learned by repairing broken motors that
Dave and Andrew Rogers from Silver State Wire Rope have sabotaged
Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Speakers
avatar for David A. Carmack

David A. Carmack

Owner, Dave Carmack Consulting, LLC
Dave Carmack began his career November 7, 1978 at Columbus McKinnon in Abingdon, Virginia at the hoist manufacturing plant. His tenure included 20 years of hoist manufacturing before moving to the Damascus, Virginia Facility where he served as a Product Design Engineer Technician... Read More →
AR

Andrew Rogers

Technical Support


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp

9:30am PST

Project Management Bootcamp - Day 2

LDI Project Management Bootcamp
(A guided approach to creating a project plan using PMP best practices.)  

Prerequisite:
The basics of how to use a computer.
Laptops are required.

Attendees will develop the skills required to create a practical, flexible and immediately applicable world-class project plan influenced by a PMP. This will become an instant part of your portfolio and templates for all future projects.

Notes on course structure:
This year we are providing an online platform to support the face-to-face presentation.
Provide a WORKSHOP type environment for learning project management.
  1. Provide tools and techniques that are immediately applicable to managing all projects and workflow
  2. Instructor provided feedback on creation of project plan
  3. Access to an online support with all course materials and templates
Rationale for Course:
There are many persons who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found themselves now managing a team without all the project management training that would have been ideal. For persons operating in our industry, the absence of the term “project manager” as a formal title has hidden the need for this training. Many of the activities being done by the members of the target audience involves managing projects even though they are not recognized as “projects”, many of them are in fact projects. This course (taught by a trained PMP, practicing educator, and an entertainment management practitioner for over 20 years) will provide attendee with skills to take on any project with a sense of confidence and provide useful tools and techniques to ensure increased success. It will also show how to assess your progress and alter your approach before it is too late, so that your projects can remain on time and be completed within budget.

Here is what you will get from this course:
  • The confidence, skills and technique to use every day accessible tools to succeed as a project manager, in any industry, by developing a wholistic approach to planning, and executing a project.
  • Develop two project plans which can immediately be use in your portfolio as a testament to your current experience and skills as a manager.
  • Practical strategies for project management and project plan development through an instructor-lead interactive workshop.
Target Audience:
  • Facilities managers for any performance/visual arts venue
  • Managers and leaders in House of worships
  • Technical Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Stage Managers
  • Faculty in technical theatre
  • Students of technical theatre
  • Event producers
  • Middle managers
  • Rental houses team leaders, managers and owners.
Course Schedule
Module 0: Online platform ahead of face-to-face meeting
(This will be accessed via an online platform that will be provided 2 weeks prior to the course)
  • Orientation and platform introduction
  • Course outline
  • Overview of tools to be used
  • Outline of portfolio to be developed
Module 1:Overview on planning a project
  • What is a project and how to define what success looks like on the levels that matters?
  • Initiating a project in a systematic way.
  • Using tools to decompose projects.
  • Gather project requirements.
  • How to define and develop a complete project scope as well as understanding technique to break down (decompose) an established scope in a systematic way, applicable to any project (large or small, in any industry).
  • How to identify and manage the inevitable risks that are associated with all projects.
  • How to gather information to create a realistic schedule and budget.
  • How to be successful when you must “back into a budget”.
Module 2:Overview on managing scope and budgets
  • Using tools to create and manage budgets and scopes.
  • Project Draft
Module 3:Project Schedules
  • Executing a project: A serious look at your workflow.
  • Tips on how to maximize the use of your team.
  • Management of your workflow as a Project Manager, with detailed use of flexible templates that can be personalized for managing your schedules, scope breakdown and budget.
  • Increase efficiency in an age of technology.
  • Templates
  • P.I.T. Stop - Putting It all Together (Schedule planning)
  • Project Draft (add Schedule)
Module 4:Tips for executing a project
  • Executing projects: How to make it happen in an efficient and systematic way.
  • People skills: What is that? How is it applicable to managing an entertainment-based project?
  • Technical skills involved in identifying risks (what can go wrong), on a project and how to prevent them from causing you to fail.
  • Learn where to focus and how to tweak to stay on track.
  • How to assist your technical experts to become great team leaders that you can depend on for both technical expertise as well as project leadership
Module 5:Project Planning and Tracking
  • A look at Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid project methodologies and how these apply to the entertainment industry.
  • Examine tools: EVM, OKR, Scope decomposition and WBS.
  • Closing a project: How to document for future impact.
  • Project 2 Final due.
Module 6:Case Study
  • P.I.T. Stop: Putting It all Together and template for implementation of new information received from seminar.
  • How to apply this information in a systematic way.
  • Tips for creating the required system of checks and balances to deliberately trigger and monitor your growth as a manager.
  • Case Study using popular tools for project planning.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

Director of Training / Project Manager, DGB LIVE, LLC
Rohan Garricks was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, graduated from UMUC with a 4.0 GPA in his MS Project Management program, and completed his PMP certification. He teaches the principles of project management in the entertainment industry and has worked as a technical manager with... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

9:30am PST

XR & Virtual Production: Creating Immersive Experiences

Extended Reality and Virtual Productions are two of the hottest topics in broadcast and immersive experiences. At the center of many of these experiences are a combination of TouchDesigner, Unreal Engine, and Notch. Each of these three software programs deliver their strengths to a project, whether it’s TouchDesigner's unlimited flexibility and hardware integrations, Unreal Engine’s high-end rendering, or Notch’s rapid content creation workflows. In this course, take a dive into architecting XR or virtual production pipeline as well as how to set up these projects in practice.

Moderators
avatar for Dylan Roscover

Dylan Roscover

Designer-Founder, The Experiential Co. (TEC)
Dylan is a multidisciplinary creative technologist with more than 10 years of experience delivering interactive and immersive brand experiences for Fortune 500 companies. His design + dev studio, TEC, has collaborated with teams in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Prague... Read More →

Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L12
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545

10:00am PST

XLIVExLDI: Ian Grieve
Fan events and experiences of all kinds are moving to the metaverse to take advantage of everything that virtual environments and web3 technology have to offer, and esports is no different. Hear from Ian Grieve, former director of Sony PlayStation, is at the forefront of this transition as the current director of interactive for ESTN, the largest metaverse esports platform.

Thursday November 17, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C48

10:30am PST

DIN SPEC 15800 (GDTF)—How to Read the Spec
Do you feel reading specs is boring and very often the text is hard to understand? Great, then this little course will guide you, to read the DIN SPEC 15800 (GDTF) and how to find the important information. We will look at the structure, the points of interest and where to find the specifics.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Berhorst

Rene Berhorst

Product Manager, MA Lighting Technology GmbH
Rene Bornhorst is the head of product management at MA Lighting and supports events worldwide, keeps in touch with the users and works together with R&D to continuously develop the grandMA3 series further. He started in 1993 as service and support technician before becoming a freelancer... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am PST

11:00am PST

The Art of Programming- Lighting Consoles: Advanced Concepts
 
Learn how experts organize information across consoles: Fixtures, groups, palettes, cues, views, and much more. Explore the theory and relationships behind designers, programmers, and all the data and responsibilities they share. This session is perfect for new programmers or for existing programmers wishing to brush up on their skills.

Speakers
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

11:00am PST

Festival Fan Experiences and Brand Activations
Fan expectations have changed during the pandemic, as have the way they engage with brands and connect with others, whether in person or virtually. Hear from experiential marketing experts about the latest trends in brand activations at live events and what it takes to build successful experiences in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Taylor

Meghan Taylor

VP, Head of Strategy, Superfly
Meghan Taylor is VP, Head of Strategy at live entertainment and brand experience company Superfly. A seasoned and passionate brand and creative strategist with over 15 years of experience on both brand and agency side, Meghan has worked across many major business categories in both... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C49

11:30am PST

LED Screens: A Cross Section Between Public Art and Advertising
After sundown, Times Square is as bright as day. We’ve all seen the viral videos of LED screens located on corners where sharks appear to burst through the building, water spills over, and even dinosaurs appear to be caged in. Screens are no longer simply advertising a brand logo or an upcoming sale. Tlhey are literally embracing the architecture and creating memorable artwork. In the world of digital signage, the line between art and commerce is blurred more than ever. Learn from thought leaders in the architainment industry about how you can use digital signage to deliver your message in a way that won’t soon be forgotten.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Borovay

Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST

1:30pm PST

Live Event Ticketing & NFTs
Event ticketing has been broken for a long time, with fans having to face high processing fees on ticketing platforms, insane price gouging on secondary markets, and sometimes ticket fraud. Thanks to blockchain technology and NFTs, new platforms are being developed to help solve these problems and revolutionize the ticketing space for both fans and organizers.

Thursday November 17, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C50

1:30pm PST

The Art of Programming - Lighting Consoles: Mastering Effects, Pixel Mapping, Networking, and Non-Traditional Programming
Explore the equally simple and complex nature of effect building. Learn how experts create stunning looks using basic math, selections, offsets, spreads, and clever thinking. See how pre-visualization continues to advance and change the industry. We also cover the networking knowledge every programmer needs as well as how to handle some of the strange and unique requests we're often asked to fill in the ever-evolving world of live design.

Moderators
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer
Marc Lorenz is a freelance designer, lighting director and programmer. As well as being “hands on“ at the front line of the production industry, he is a recognised trainer for lighting consoles and media-servers. He has over 25 years' experience with festivals, arena shows, tours... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

Ethernet For Entertainment: Advanced

Ethernet for Entertainment Advanced session covers network management for Ethernet protocols such as sACN or Art-Net, including switch setup, network design, and discussion of real-world challenges and solutions using Ethernet. Switch setup will cover how entertainment protocols differ from the applications most switches are designed for, and how to configure inexpensive commercial switches for entertainment use. Network design will discuss selecting appropriate network devices for applications that vary from small and simple to large and complex. Discussion of real world challenges is an open discussion where attendees will be able to present issues they have experienced and ask about future plans for Ethernet systems.

Speakers
avatar for Javid Butler

Javid Butler

Consultant, hc/lambda
Javid Butler boasts more than 25 years of experience with lighting and HVAC control systems and electronic design, fabrication, assembly and testing. He has designed and implemented large commercial lighting control projects including advanced daylighting control and LED lighting... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 1:30pm - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L46
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

2:00pm PST

Learn How to Create Your Own GDTF Files

This four-hour hands-on training will teach you how to generate, alter, and maintain your own GDTF files. See how to use the GDTF Share website to locate GDTF files as well as how to take advantage of the GDTF fixture builder to edit fixtures and create your own basic fixture types.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Eckstorm

Brandon Eckstorm

Product Marketing Manager, Vectorworks, Inc.
Brandon Eckstorm, product marketing manager, Vectorworks, Inc., got his start in lighting and programming for the entertainment design industry as a stagehand during his college years, but eventually moved into roles in lighting design, programming, and even as a production electrician... Read More →
avatar for Rene Berhorst

Rene Berhorst

Product Manager, MA Lighting Technology GmbH
Rene Bornhorst is the head of product management at MA Lighting and supports events worldwide, keeps in touch with the users and works together with R&D to continuously develop the grandMA3 series further. He started in 1993 as service and support technician before becoming a freelancer... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L05
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

2:30pm PST

How to Optimize Your Worship Service Mix for Broadcast and Live Streaming
The main production goal of your streaming broadcast mix is to recreate the live worship experience as much as possible for the online listener. When it comes to capturing everything in your broadcast mix, this is the rule of thumb; if you want it to be heard, it needs to be miked or plugged in. Learn how to: Create a dedicated broadcast mix for your live stream; Make use of your stereo field; Pan instruments to the left and right of your stereo field to help create delineation between instruments resulting in a wider, fuller sounding mix; Pay close attention to the amount of FX in your broadcast mix during your worship time; Monitor your broadcast meters so that they’re hitting near the same level throughout your service.

Speakers
avatar for Golden Preciado

Golden Preciado

Head Audio Engineer, Grace Fellowship Church in Costa Mesa/ QSC Training Specialist


Thursday November 17, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST

3:00pm PST

Power Distribution for LED Screens
You're all set to make an impact with giant LED screens: you've got the venue, the vision and the content is ready to roll. But have you got the power? Mats Karlsson, CEO at Stage Smarts, looks at key factors to keep in mind when planning power distribution for LED screens.

Speakers
MK

Mats Karlsson

CEO, Stage Smarts


Thursday November 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST

3:00pm PST

XLIVExLDI: Keone Chung
A conversation with one of the leading metaverse innovators and technologists, as well as the founder of the NFT Lab. And a look at Web3 technology that will fundamentally shift value and ownership around art, culture, community, and commerce.

Thursday November 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C55

3:30pm PST

The Art of Programming - Lighting Consoles: Building a Career
Industry veterans offer their insights on starting, developing, and maintaining a career in this fast-paced industry. Learn how to negotiate rates, set up a business, pay your taxes, arrange travel, and all the other skills required to be successful.

Speakers
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST

4:30pm PST

Keynote: The Blending of Technology and Digital with Immersive Entertainment
Mark Stutzman, chief technology officer at AREA15, Las Vegas’ newest immersive entertainment district, will highlight how the blending of visual technology, dynamic interfacing, and other interactive tools transports AREA15’s customers from spectator to participant and brings hundreds of immersive experiences to life inside of the 200,000 square-foot complex.

*Open to all LDI Attendees

Speakers
avatar for Mark Stutzman

Mark Stutzman

Chief Technology Officer, Area 15, Las Vegas
Mark Stutzman serves as chief technology officer (CTO) for AREA15, the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C51
 
Friday, November 18
 

9:00am PST

Art of Programming—Media Servers: Introduction: The Role and Responsibilities of a Media Server Programmer
  • What is a media server? Examples of types of applications for how media servers can be used.
  • Should the lighting programmer also program video?
  • How much knowledge about video gear, content creation, and video terminology do you need (resolution, codecs, etc.)?
  • Content management - How do you stay organized?

Moderated by Zak Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain, these sessions include the multitude of applications for media servers, to controlling them with DMX, building cues, layering, video inputs, busking, and camera tracking. Learn how the pros handle all aspects of programming media servers, one of the most powerful tools in today's technological universe

Moderators
avatar for Zachary Borovay

Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PST

9:00am PST

Systems Integration Documentation with Vectorworks ConnectCAD
Attendees will explore how ConnectCAD, the latest add-on module of Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer, allows for the design and coordination of complex integrated systems for permanent and temporary installations - perfect for systems integration, event production technology, broadcast operations, or just about any connected system. Discover how ConnectCAD can save you time and money by helping to build a more efficient workflow and establishing better communication during the design and documentation phases of the project.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Woodward

Jim Woodward

Sr. Entertainment Product Specialist, Vectorworks
Jim Woodward is an award-winning designer whose expertise is in 3D visualization, rendering, and modeling for a wide variety of industries including concert and theatrical events, film, television, corporate events, trade shows, museums, architectural firms, and retail. He has produced... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PST

9:00am PST

New Technology Breakfast : Lighting & Projection
From the newest LED fixtures and consoles to state-of-the-art projectors and pixels, hot new technology to put you on the cutting edge.

Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F1

9:00am PST

AREA15 Tour

A tech tour of AREA15, the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. With a location in Las Vegas just minutes from the Strip, AREA15 offers a robust, ever-changing roster of concert events, art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows.

Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PST

9:00am PST

ETC Console Training – An Intro to Augment3d

Augment3d is a suite of tools which adds a 3D programming and visual environment to the Eos Family of consoles, as well as Eos Software on Mac and PC.  With Augment3d, you can control your rig directly on your console, or tethered on a graphics-centric computer. It allows you to focus lights with a click or a touch, preview your lighting looks in 3D space, and control your rig from your phone using augmented reality. Taught on the new Eos Apex 10 consoles with brand new software, this class takes you through getting Augment3d operational, introduces you to 3D environments, and building and using your model and lighting rig.

Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L27
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 4

9:00am PST

How to Build a Digital Signage Player in TouchDesigner

Even though there's a landscape of digital signage players out there, there are many reasons why you'd want to build your own. This could be for customized feature sets, real-time generative content additions, integrations with tons of interactive sensors, web-based real-time data layers (like weather, sports, upcoming events), or to simply save a ton of your budget by not having to buy expensive off-the-shelf products. This half-day, hands-on
course dives into the basics of building your own digital signage player in TouchDesigner.

Requirements:
  • A laptop or desktop computer capable of running TouchDesigner.
  • A Derivative account to license TouchDesigner (the free, non-commercial license will work for this workshop).
  • TouchDesigner 099 (any 2021 build) installed.
  • An external mouse is highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

Co-Founder, The Interactive & Immersive HQ
Elburz is one of the top TouchDesigner developers in the world. He brings the insights he has used to lead clients including Google, Kanye West, Netflix, TIFF, Burj Khalifa, Nike, Under Armour, IBM, and many more. Elburz has deployed large-scale projects around the world in cities... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL advanced
  • Session Number L10

9:00am PST

Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals

Vectorworks Spotlight to create and manage lighting plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of using information modeling in the design phase to streamline workflows from start to finish. Users will create a lighting design and 3D model from scratch using the built-in plug-ins and tools contained within Vectorworks Spotlight. From this data model, users will patch and focus lighting devices, explore lighting labels, create reports, generate light plots and schematic views, and publish documentation in various formats. No lighting professional should be without these skills in today's entertainment industry.

Target Audience: Lighting designers, electricians, board operators, and lighting design educators (anyone who needs to make light plots).

Prerequisites: Attendees must have a basic understanding of Vectorworks or have attended the Vectorworks Training Introduction to Core Concepts and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system. We also recommend taking the getting started seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL introduction
  • Session Number L06
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 2

Make LDI an important stepping stone and get a jump start on your career! Open to all those starting out in the industry, ages 18-25, this program includes an LDInnovative Conference pass, all LDI special events, New Technology Breakfasts, a Foster The Future Round Table, Portfolio Review, URTA Design Showcase, and the chance to network with seasoned professionals and your peers.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Digneit

Bill Digneit

Department Head, Theatre & Dance, Northern Michigan University
William "Bill" Digneit has worked as the Production Manager for the annual LDI Conference program (including the LDInstitute and LDIntensives and LDI Mexico) for more than 10 years. He is passionate about technology education to push the entertainment industry forward. Bill created... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

9:30am PST

Sustainability: Are Your Ready For Net Zero?
Sustainability is no longer something that live events can ignore, and companies are stepping up to play a role in helping reduce the carbon footprint of events. Learn more about the initiatives being undertaken by venues and event producers to boost sustainability without sacrificing the fan experience.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Founder & CEO, Effect Partners & r.Cup
Described by Billboard magazine as a “Green Guru”, Michael Martin is an innovator in business-based tech and social change campaigns leveraging culture for impact. He is the founder and CEO of Effect Partners and r.Cup, two purpose-driven organizations committed to creating global... Read More →
avatar for Neel Vasavada

Neel Vasavada

Founder & President, Overdrive Energy Solutions
Neel Vasavada is a driving force in the movement to bring green technology to the events industry. His engineering background and experience with both sustainable energy and live entertainment business development has led him to found Overdrive Energy Solutions.In 2003 he founded... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C52

9:30am PST

Math For Truss Rigs
Suspended and ground supported truss rigs are an every day occurrence in our industry, but how do you know they are loaded properly and within load limits? This session will go over the math required to determine the forces and loads in your structures. Bring a calculator or good phone calculator app for this one! A special two-hour session.

Speakers
EL

Ed Leahy

Chicago Flyhouse


Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am PST

9:30am PST

Aerial Rigging

Off-site at Entertainment Production Services:
6165 Annie Oakley Drive
Las Vegas, NV 8910


How is flying people and rigging circus arts different from other entertainment rigging? In a word: trust. This class will be a mix of fundamental concepts, and hands in practical skills, with material that will be accessible to beginners, and include insights that advanced practitioners will appreciate. The course will cover the math, materials, and technology of performer flying, with a focus on the trust, relationships, and process required to bring our stories to life with safe danger a d advanced automated performer flying equipment.


Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Introduction-Intermediate
  • Session Number L33
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 7

9:30am PST

grandMA3 para el usuario de grandMA2 (en español; 1 día)

Este curso está diseñado para los programadores de grandMA2 que están haciendo la transición a grandMA3. Abarca las diferencias entre grandMA2 y grandMA3 en cuanto a la disposición del hardware, la navegación general, el 3D, la selección, phasers, layouts, timecode, networking y mucho más.

Este curso está diseñado para ayudar al programador a familiarizarse con estas diferencias claves de grandMA3.

Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST

10:30am PST

XLIVExLDI: Ron Martin
Fast forward to the day when every artist, major brand, and entertainment IP is going to be creating experiences in the metaverse that mirror, amplify and augment what they are doing in the physical world. Every store, concert, and conference will be matched and extended by buildouts of immersive experiences online, as well as deploying NFTs, blockchain, and game engines to gather audiences, connect, engage, and sell.

Friday November 18, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C53

11:00am PST

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join the crowd as we cut the ribbon to launch LDI2022!

Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 11:15am PST
Expo Hall
  Special Events
  • Session Number F4

11:00am PST

Fostering the Future Roundtables
Join us right after Friday's New Technology Breakfast for a special meet and greet with the next generation of designers, technicians, and creators from LDI's Young Career Professionals Program, including the 2022 Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarship recipients. An A-list of industry experts will host round tables and share advice and insights as we "foster the future" of entertainment design and technology.

Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
New Technology Breakfast Room
  Special Events
  • Session Number F5

11:00am PST

Art of Programming—Media Servers: Console Setup for Lighting Programmers
Explore such topics as: Why do we want to control a media server via DMX? When controlling via DMX, what are the important things you need to do to prepare for programming. Useful Building Blocks. Groups and Layouts. Presets and Palettes. Macros. Building Cues. Structuring. Tracking. Effects.

Moderated by Zak Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain, these sessions include the multitude of applications for media servers, to controlling them with DMX, building cues, layering, video inputs, busking, and camera tracking. Learn how the pros handle all aspects of programming media servers, one of the most powerful tools in today's technological universe

Moderators
avatar for Zachary Borovay

Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

11:00am PST

How To Pick The Right Gear For Your House Of Worship
This session starts with an introduction to understanding how to evaluate an LED fixture using TM-30. The session will then cover the different types of lighting fixtures and where to use them in your light plot. The last question to be answered will be, to rent or buy.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Ellison

Stephen Ellison

Technical Sales, The Light Source
Stephen Ellison has been working in the industry since receiving his BFA from NC School of the Arts in 1979. He has worked as a Rental Technician, Rental Manager, Service Manager, Fog Machine Designer, in System Sales, Production Lighting Designer, Systems Designer, Technical Director... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

11:30am PST

AREA15 – Building Immersive Experiences Using Projection-Mapped Technology
Learn how AREA15 brings visitors from spectator to participant by transforming their spaces into an interactive and fully immersive environment using 4K projection technology. JD Bouck, director of production at the immersive entertainment complex, addresses how he uses the AV and production technology throughout AREA15 to provide in-depth storytelling, curated content, and authentic connections to the millions of visitors who have walked through the doors since opening in September 2020. Learn how to use 4K projection mapping to create immersive experiences, and how to blend tech with creative to provide immersive entertainment.

Speakers
avatar for JD Bouck

JD Bouck

Director of Production, AREA15
JD Bouck leads all technical production at AREA15, Las Vegas' new immersive event and entertainment venue. Bouck oversees all technical production related to events, experiences, and operations throughout the 200,000 square foot complex. He oversees a team of AV, tech and event producers... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST

11:30am PST

Artistic Finance: A Freelance Perspective
Join lighting designer Ethan Steimel for the LDI edition of his podcast, Artistic Finance, as he hosts a panel of lighting designers who discuss financial challenges and solutions from a freelancer's point of view.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Steimel

Ethan Steimel

Artistic Finance, Host
Ethan Steimel has designed lights for Masters of Illusion--Live! (US/Canada Tour), La Bohéme (El Paso Opera), No Strings (Theatre Row), Julius Caesar (Trinity Rep), The Graduate (Forestburgh Playhouse). As a lighting director he has worked at CNN, Bloomberg, and Broadway HD. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ebony Madry

Ebony Madry

Lighting Designer, Project Manager, Virtual Event Lead Lead, Brite Ideas
Ebony Madry currently works for Brite Ideas CTS as a Lighting Designers and Project Manager.  Prior to COVID-19, Ebony oversaw the installation of audio, video, and lighting for corporate and exclusive events. Ebony has been blessed to make the shift to virtual and hybrid events... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST

11:30am PST

Today’s Audio For the Befuddled
60-minute keynote to kick off the LDI Amplify sessions on the LDI Expo floor.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY stage on the LDI show floor.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Gottlieb

Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST

11:30am PST

Augmented Reality at Festivals
In-person festivals and experiences are coming back in full force this year, and many are deploying exciting new technologies that have come out of two years of evolution and innovation. Hear about how festivals are integrating augmented reality to enhance the event experience for both fans attending in-person and those watching from home.

Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C54

12:00pm PST

LDI Portfolio and Website Review: Lighting and Projection
All students and young professionals are invited to participate in the LDI Portfolio and Website Review.  
Bring your portfolio and/or device to get tips one-on-one from the industry's top professionals.


Moderators
avatar for Deanna Fitzgerald

Deanna Fitzgerald

Lighting Designer
Deanna Fitzgerald is a professional Lighting Designer and member of United Scenic Artists. Her lighting design credits include a wide range of theatre, dance, opera, circus-themed, puppets, architectural lighting and more. She toured as the Lighting Director for the International... Read More →
avatar for Brackley Frayer

Brackley Frayer

Professor of Lighting Design, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brackley Frayer is a professor of lighting design at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has designed Oedipus at Polonus at the Delphi theater in Greece, for the International Ancient Greek Theater Festival. Regional design credits include work with Nevada Conservatory Theatre... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F7

12:00pm PST

Club Design Session at Omnia

Club design session

Friday November 18, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST

1:00pm PST

Combo: Venue Tour and Club Design Session - Day 1

Combination of the Friday club design session and a venue session

Friday November 18, 2022 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

Spacial Audio Primer: Dipping Your Toes in the Pool
Three one-hour sessions with audio experts speaking about leading systems in the Spacial Audio market such as Meyer Sound-Space Map Go, d&b Audiotechnik-SoundScape (DS100), L’Accoustics-Alyisa, and TiMax/1602.

Each session includes an overview from a beginner’s standpoint. A practical display of system and programming from a start-up standpoint: “What if this was the first time I opened this system?”
Followed by a deeper dive into what’s new, unique, and technically attractive and essential about each system? What sets it apart?

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY stage on the LDI show floor.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Gottlieb

Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST

1:30pm PST

Music Sustainability Association: Sustainable Design and Power without Compromising Production Value
As sustainability becomes a focus in the live event industry, there is a calling for production to innovate and adopt green practices. In this panel we will discuss how designers, set construction companies, production managers and power companies can work collaboratively to minimize the use of virgin materials, maximize the use of existing inventory, and power shows efficiently.  

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Spike Brant

Spike Brant

CEO, Nimblist
Spike Brant is CEO of Nimblist, the company he founded with Justin Collie in 2001. He has over 30 years of experience spanning all aspects of production from show design, lighting, site planning, creative, and producing. Seeing dumpsters of scenery on TV productions like the VMAs... Read More →
avatar for Neel Vasavada

Neel Vasavada

Founder & President, Overdrive Energy Solutions
Neel Vasavada is a driving force in the movement to bring green technology to the events industry. His engineering background and experience with both sustainable energy and live entertainment business development has led him to found Overdrive Energy Solutions.In 2003 he founded... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F6

1:30pm PST

XR, MR, AR... Oh My! Experts Discuss New Tools Shaping Live Entertainment
Moderators
avatar for J.T. Rooney

J.T. Rooney

President, XR Studios
Across his work on some of the largest music, corporate, broadcast, and esport projects in the world, J.T. Rooney pushes the limits of creative design and execution for live entertainment. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, J.T. leads the XR Studios team, overseeing... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C56

1:30pm PST

Digital Interactive Placemaking
A roundtable discussion on how the practice of Digital Placemaking through lighting has transformed dramatically, with technology such as addressable LED, sensors, projection, and advanced digital control systems pushing the boundaries of what is possible. A new industry is emerging that combines innovative lighting and fabrication techniques with new technologies traditionally used on the stage. The combination results in dynamic architectural centerpieces and interactive "light-art" installations that are being integrated into public and private spaces.

Moderators
RP

Robb Pope

Founder, Digital Ambiance
Robb Pope founded Digital Ambiance after five years of concert touring as a lighting designer and video engineer. Recognizing the growing market for innovative lighting projection and interactive installations he put together a team of artists and engineers to design and build the... Read More →

Speakers
NM

Nick Moser

Account Manager and Designer


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

Lighting Johnnie Walker’s 200 Year Legacy
Set within an Edinburgh landmark transformed, offering eight floors filled with breath-taking experiences, bars, event spaces, and views across the capital, Johnnie Walker Princes Street stands at the heart of Diageo’s £185million investment in whisky tourism in Scotland. Join three of the project’s creative and design leads for a panel discussion on lighting design’s role in the contemporary retelling of Johnnie Walker’s legacy, through immersive storytelling, interactive experiences, and the performance arts.

Learn how large brands are using light to shape and amplify their visual identity in the development of 21st century branded destinations; How the design team married the lighting design with the media’s visual storytelling, for a fluid luminous environment and an immersive, seamless experience for guests; Lessons of scale: how the design team was able to carefully integrate over 4,500 light fixtures in the 71,500 sq ft building, such that every item in the building honestly emits light.

Speakers
avatar for Maya Guice

Maya Guice

Marketing Director, BRC Imagination Arts
Maya Guice has a unique set of skills that qualify her for one of the most challenging tasks at BRC: telling the story of a company that tells the stories of some of the most renowned brands, subjects, and places around the world. As Marketing Director, Maya oversees all brand, communication... Read More →
avatar for Emanuel Treeson

Emanuel Treeson

Principal, NYXdesign
Emanuel Treeson is a founding partner and principal at NYXdesign.Over the course of 30 years as a lighting designer, Treeson has gained recognition for his remarkable vision for use of lighting within themed architecture and large-scale special events. He had created dozens of visually... Read More →
avatar for Christian Lachel

Christian Lachel

Chief Creative Officer, BRC Imagination Arts
As the Chief Creative Officer at BRC Imagination Arts, Christian has spent over two decades leading projects from strategy and design through production and opening day. Christian specializes in experiential design, tourism, sustainability, revenue, operations, project delivery plans... Read More →
KS

Kurt Schnabel

Design Engineer, Clearwing Systems Integration


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

The Art of Programming—Media Servers: Show Operations
Learn why Different shows need different approaches.When do you decide to use manual cues or timecode triggers? What are the pros and cons of each? Tips for busking a show.vSpecific show examples from panelists.

Moderated by Zak Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain, these sessions include the multitude of applications for media servers, to controlling them with DMX, building cues, layering, video inputs, busking, and camera tracking. Learn how the pros handle all aspects of programming media servers, one of the most powerful tools in today's technological universe.

Moderators
avatar for Zachary Borovay

Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer
Marc Lorenz is a freelance designer, lighting director and programmer. As well as being “hands on“ at the front line of the production industry, he is a recognised trainer for lighting consoles and media-servers. He has over 25 years' experience with festivals, arena shows, tours... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

The Difference Between Competent and Qualified. Which One Am I?
We always see the terms Competent and Qualified in OSHA codes and ANSI standards, but what do they mean? How do I know when I am one or the other...or both?! We will discuss the definitions and then cover how the definitions relate to real on-site work.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Nunnally

Tracy Nunnally

President, Vertigo
Tracy Nunnally has worked in professional theatre for over thirty years.  His contributions include all aspects of theatre automation, motion control, rigging, pyrotechnics, special effects, scenery construction, and technical design.  He is an active member of the Internationa... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

Use of LED Fixtures to Enhance the Worship Environment
With the advent of LED fixtures being used everywhere in a space, the ability to immerse the congregation in what is happening on the platform has become a reality. How to accomplish this in a space, and how much to do is what will be explored in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Ellison

Stephen Ellison

Technical Sales, The Light Source
Stephen Ellison has been working in the industry since receiving his BFA from NC School of the Arts in 1979. He has worked as a Rental Technician, Rental Manager, Service Manager, Fog Machine Designer, in System Sales, Production Lighting Designer, Systems Designer, Technical Director... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

2:00pm PST

Lighting Programming Summit: CueMe and Battle Of The Busk - Day 1

This two-day seminar and workshop covers live lighting programming across multiple industry-leading consoles. Experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of their skills, methods, and insights into their programming language of choice. They will also share career-building and networking advice to those new at navigating this highly in-demand field. New programmers should be ready with their best questions and ideas and potentially be ready to show off their skills in front of their peers. Experienced designers and programmers are encouraged to participate as well and come meet the up-and-coming talent from across the industry.

Day 1: Battle of the Busk

Required materials: Personal show file for console of choice.

For those who didn’t catch Battle of the Busk in 2021, it’s bigger and better than ever before!

Buskers representing the best of the best in our industry will compete for bragging rights in this friendly competition. Each one will be running a different console controlling the same main rig. These buskers will show us their stuff while a live DJ performs a set from the main stage! For those who came last year, the Battle of the Busk’s trademarked spectacle will be cranked even higher.

Once the buskers are all done, we’ll have a brief fireside chat where the buskers will all discuss their show and consoles of choice. You’ll have the opportunity to ask them questions in a live Q&A.

After our chat, attendees will have the opportunity to get on a console of their choice and play with the whole rig! You’ll get a chance to meet with the programmers and the participating manufacturers to discuss the consoles, show files, careers, or anything you’d like.


Day 2: Cue4Me
Live participants will be chose first-come, first-served followed by a waitlist. Approximately 15 will be chosen.
Required materials: Personal show file for console of choice.

Come put your programming knowledge to the test under the direction of industry-leading designers. Using the same lighting rig and console options from the day prior, participants will have the opportunity to work live with a designer: taking direction, building looks, and openly sharing strategies and methods for working out in the field. Professionals from all segments of our industry- theatre, film, and live music - will all be present to offer their unique perspectives on programming workflow and philosophy.

As an audience member, you will have a bird’s eye view of the actual programming, as well as a live audio feed of the conversation between designer and programmer. This session will provide perspective into the working relationships shared out in the field, as well as technical tricks and tips from the best to help develop your own programming skills. After the session has ended, attendees are invited to stay and continue their shared education on the consoles of their choice, meet the designers and programmers who participated, and have fun with the now free-to-use lighting rig until LDI doors close.

Speakers
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L30
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3

2:00pm PST

ETC Console Training – An Intro to Augment3d

Augment3d is a suite of tools which adds a 3D programming and visual environment to the Eos Family of consoles, as well as Eos Software on Mac and PC.  With Augment3d, you can control your rig directly on your console, or tethered on a graphics-centric computer. It allows you to focus lights with a click or a touch, preview your lighting looks in 3D space, and control your rig from your phone using augmented reality. Taught on the new Eos Apex 10 consoles with brand new software, this class takes you through getting Augment3d operational, introduces you to 3D environments, and building and using your model and lighting rig.

Prerequisites: Attendee should have a solid programming foundation with an Eos family lighting console. Level 1 – 3 are highly recommended before taking an introduction to Augment3d.  Online classes are available at: www.courses.etcconnect.com.

Friday November 18, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L28
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 4

2:00pm PST

Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals

Vectorworks Spotlight to create and manage lighting plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of using information modeling in the design phase to streamline workflows from start to finish. Users will create a lighting design and 3D model from scratch using the built-in plug-ins and tools contained within Vectorworks Spotlight. From this data model, users will patch and focus lighting devices, explore lighting labels, create reports, generate light plots and schematic views, and publish documentation in various formats. No lighting professional should be without these skills in today's entertainment industry.

Target Audience: Lighting designers, electricians, board operators, and lighting design educators (anyone who needs to make light plots).

Prerequisites: Attendees must have a basic understanding of Vectorworks or have attended the Vectorworks Training Introduction to Core Concepts and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system. We also recommend taking the
getting started seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL introduction
  • Session Number L07
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

3:00pm PST

Spacial Audio Primer: Dipping Your Toes In The Pool
Three one-hour sessions with audio experts speaking about leading systems in the Spacial Audio market such as Meyer Sound-Space Map Go, d&b Audiotechnik-SoundScape (DS100), L’Accoustics-Alyisa, and TiMax/1602.

Each session includes an overview from a beginner’s standpoint. A practical display of system and programming from a start-up standpoint: “What if this was the first time I opened this system?”
Followed by a deeper dive into what’s new, unique, and technically attractive and essential about each system? What sets it apart?

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY stage on the LDI show floor.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Gottlieb

Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST

3:00pm PST

1991: A VR Documentary
Putting a film into a virtual reality setting is the goal of “1991,” a VR documentary that delves into the mind and depression of composer Suhan Tuyliyev, after the collapse of the USSR, when Turkmenistan's government shut down the orchestra, opera, and ballet, with the intent of reclaiming the country’s cultural roots. Currently in development, this documentary is directed by the composer’s son Akmyrat Tuyliyev, in collaboration with Christina Elizabeth Borins and designer Jason Simms.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Simms

Jason Simms

Scenic/Media Designer
avatar for Christina Borins

Christina Borins

Senior Creative Technical Producer + XR Consultant
avatar for Akmyrat Tuyliyev

Akmyrat Tuyliyev

New Media Artist and Producer


Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C57

3:00pm PST

The Entertainment Association Panel & Discussion
In describing his efforts to defend our industry over the last year, Michael T Strickland described it this way: “the airlines, the restaurants, the gyms all showed up in a Battleship. Our industry showed up in hundreds of canoes.” It is clear - we need a Battleship. The Entertainment Association is a new political action committee that will represent the entire entertainment industry; touring, television, corporate, trade shows, theatre, meta experiences and anyone in the business of creating entertainment. Like the airlines, we’ll combine our version of the pilots, baggage handlers, gate agents, airlines, airports, and traffic controllers into a single, powerful, united voice in the sea of noise that is Washington DC. Our gathering at LDI will be a chance to have a wide discussion of where we’ve come from, where we can go, and why this is desperately needed. For those who think, ‘why now, the pandemic is behind us’? What is the next threat to our industry that could shut it down completely in less than 48 hours? “That can’t happen again”… did you see the last one coming? Join us as Bandit Lites’ chair, Michael T Strickland and a host of panelists from all experiences in this journey take a look at what comes next.


Moderators
avatar for Nathan Alves

Nathan Alves

Partner, Darkroom Creative
NATHAN ALVES is a live event producer, concert designer, and technologist. He has filled various roles in the touring industry for a myriad of touring clients. As a founding partner at DARKROOM CREATIVE along with Seth Jackson, since 2019 he has collaborated and led tours for TOBY... Read More →
avatar for Seth Jackson

Seth Jackson

Partner, Darkroom Creative
Seth Jackson has twice been awarded the Parnelli International Touring Award as Set Designer of the Year, the Redden Award of Excellence for his work on Star Wars in Concert, and is author of Concert Design. He was the creative director and designer for two Selena Gomez tours... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marty Hom

Marty Hom

Concert Tour Manager, Fleetwood Mac
Marty Hom is a 40 year concert touring veteran who has worked with Barbra Streisand, Shakira, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, The Eagles, Alicia Keys, Shania Twain, and Janet Jackson. He has been with Fleetwood Mac for 21 years, most of those years as tour manager


Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F14

3:30pm PST

Fiber Optics in Entertainment Networks
A review of fiber optic basics, including maintenance and trouble-shooting. Chris Conti of PRG will take attendees through the basic system components and provide examples of real-world use cases like the Super Bowl Halftime Show, concert tours, and Broadway shows.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Conti

Chris Conti

Chief Innovation Officer, PRG
Chris Conti leads PRG Innovation, which brings into a single organization all of our global talent focused on product development. He has been listed as an inventor on 15 U.S. patents to date and supported countless others. In 2018, he was part of the team recognized with a Technology... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST

3:30pm PST

The Art of Programming—Media Servers: System Integration: Interfacing with External Devices
  • Managing video inputs: Do you do the input switching or do you hand that off?
  • Video over Ethernet pros and cons.
  • Other types of server control (OSC, MIDI, MSC, Timecode, Timeline)
  • Interfacing with render engines (Notch, Unreal, Unity)
  •  Camera Tracking/Motion Capture/Automation

Moderated by Zak Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain, these sessions include the multitude of applications for media servers, to controlling them with DMX, building cues, layering, video inputs, busking, and camera tracking. Learn how the pros handle all aspects of programming media servers, one of the most powerful tools in today's technological universe

Moderators
avatar for Zachary Borovay

Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer
Marc Lorenz is a freelance designer, lighting director and programmer. As well as being “hands on“ at the front line of the production industry, he is a recognised trainer for lighting consoles and media-servers. He has over 25 years' experience with festivals, arena shows, tours... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Women in Lighting
Short talks by women in the lighting industry on a series of different topics. Presented in association with Women In Lighting, an inspirational and global digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting and lighting design. Stay tuned for speakers!

Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

Truss Inspection 101
A special two-hour session 

Truss is probably one of the most abused pieces of production gear out there. Miles of the stuff is out on the road every day going from city to city and show to show. So how do you know if your truss is in usable condition? How can you trust that it's going to do the job that you saw it do yesterday? Did you know there is an ANSI National Standard that addresses this very issue? Join us to dig deep on how to inspect all types and brands of truss.

Speakers
avatar for Elmer Veith

Elmer Veith

Head of Sales and Training, Reliable Design Services
Elmer Veith has spent more than 20 years working in the entertainment industry, focusing on rigging and structure-related projects. Having worked for several industry-leading companies, he is currently the Head of Sales and Training for Reliable Design Services in Dallas, TX. Pas... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST

4:30pm PST

Cross Cultural Communication in Entertainment
“Nothing in culture is static, so your cross-cultural strategy cannot be static either”

International work can be a challenge when you are faced with clients and colleagues who come from different cultural backgrounds. With each culture comes different ideas, motivations, strategies, business values and methods. Understanding the written theories behind cultural differences can help you navigate the workplace with a greater knowledge and understanding of others and perhaps even more importantly, yourself.

In this session you will learn about: Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension Theories; Cultural Motivations and The Globe Study Leadership Styles; Non-Verbal communication; How understanding the above theories can be applied practically in the entertainment sector as you work and/or tour globally.

This session is presented in conjunction with TheatreArtLife.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Robb

Anna Robb

Executive Director of the Live Show Division, Dragone Entertainment
Anna Robb is the executive director of the Live Show Division for Dragone Entertainment. Anna's 22-year work history spans Asia Pacific, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining Dragone full time, she has worked for companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Christie... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST

4:30pm PST

Spacial Audio Primer: Dipping Your Toes In The Pool
Three one-hour sessions with audio experts speaking about leading systems in the Spacial Audio market such as Meyer Sound-Space Map Go, d&b Audiotechnik-SoundScape (DS100), L’Accoustics-Alyisa, and TiMax/1602.

Each session includes an overview from a beginner’s standpoint. A practical display of system and programming from a start-up standpoint: “What if this was the first time I opened this system?”
Followed by a deeper dive into what’s new, unique, and technically attractive and essential about each system? What sets it apart?

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY stage on the LDI show floor.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Gottlieb

Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →

Friday November 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST

4:30pm PST

Behind the Scenes at BLINK
BLINK is the largest immersive light, art, and projection-mapping experience in North America and was attended by over 1.3 million people when it was last held in 2019. This year's experience will be even bigger, taking place over four nights, October 13-16, 2022, with 40 locations over 30 city blocks in Cincinnati, Ohio. This panel will take you behind the scenes from the initial creative concepts though the logistical planning to the final execution. 

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Carson

Matthew Carson

SVP, Corporate Events Sales, PRG
Matthew Carson has been working in the entertainment industry since he was a teenager. He studied theater at the University of Wisconsin, as well as The Florida State University where he received an MFA in Technical Production. After receiving his degree, he spent two years teaching... Read More →

Speakers
JB

Justin Brookhart

Executive Director, BLINK
avatar for Bobby Klimuszko

Bobby Klimuszko

Director, Business Development, PRG
Bobby K is focused on developing logistical and financial solutions for his internationally-based roster of clients.  With over 30 years of experience in the event industry, some of his most memorable experiences include working with the USO and Canadian Armed forces to provide full... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C58

6:00pm PST

CREW UP & CONNECT INDUSTRY PARTY LDI CIRCLE BAR + Lounge
Hard Rock’s Circle Bar may be gone but we have recreated that iconic LDI gathering place right on the show floor. Now that the industry is in swing again, we’re ready to party at the After-Hours Industry Party. Crews are back to work, so it’s the perfect time to reconnect with the friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in 18 months. Join us at the LDI Circle Bar + Lounge for drinks and food immediately after the show floor closes. Dine with us! Tacos, steak sandwiches, sliders, empanadas, nachos, spring rolls, salads and more!
The Circle Bar is also open during all show hours.


Friday November 18, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
LDI Circle Bar + Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F9
 
Saturday, November 19
 

9:00am PST

New Technology Breakfast : Audio, Staging & Rigging
New technology to be pitch perfect in terms of audio gear, that also meet the latest standards for staging and rigging.

Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Expo Hall
  Special Events
  • Session Number F3

9:00am PST

Previsualization and Rendering Tips and Tricks
This 90-minute seminar will focus on correctly setting up a file in Vectorworks with a focus on modeling techniques. A look at all Vision settings and how each affects the scene to improve the look a performance. Attendees will also learn how to correctly set up and work with video inputs, DMX transforms, emissive mesh objects, and GDTF / MVR.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Eckstorm

Brandon Eckstorm

Product Marketing Manager, Vectorworks, Inc.
Brandon Eckstorm, product marketing manager, Vectorworks, Inc., got his start in lighting and programming for the entertainment design industry as a stagehand during his college years, but eventually moved into roles in lighting design, programming, and even as a production electrician... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PST

9:00am PST

Perception Digital Art Museum Tour

A tour of new venues in Las Vegas

Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PST

9:00am PST

Intro to Real-Time Content Creation for Immersive Experiences

Even though there's a landscape of digital signage players out there, there are many reasons why you'd want to build your own. This could be for customized feature sets, real-time generative content additions, integrations with tons of interactive sensors, web-based real-time data layers (like weather, sports, upcoming events), or to simply save a ton of your budget by not having to buy expensive off-the-shelf products. This half-day, hands-on course dives into the basics of building your own digital signage player in TouchDesigner.

Requirements:
  • A laptop or desktop computer capable of running TouchDesigner.
  • A Derivative account to license TouchDesigner (the free, non-commercial license will work for this workshop).
  • TouchDesigner 099 (any 2021 build) installed.
  • An external mouse is highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

Co-Founder, The Interactive & Immersive HQ
Elburz is one of the top TouchDesigner developers in the world. He brings the insights he has used to lead clients including Google, Kanye West, Netflix, TIFF, Burj Khalifa, Nike, Under Armour, IBM, and many more. Elburz has deployed large-scale projects around the world in cities... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L11
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:00am PST

Projection Creation: The Basics With Qlab

Join designer Zachary Borovay as he covers the basics of setting up and designing a show in Qlab. From determining and setting up your video surfaces, to content creation basics including masking, warping, animating ,and adding effects, Zak will cover everything you need to know to get started in projection design using this affordable Mac-based software.

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Borovay

Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L13
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:00am PST

Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals

Vectorworks Spotlight to create and manage lighting plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of using information modeling in the design phase to streamline workflows from start to finish. Users will create a lighting design and 3D model from scratch using the built-in plug-ins and tools contained within Vectorworks Spotlight. From this data model, users will patch and focus lighting devices, explore lighting labels, create reports, generate light plots and schematic views, and publish documentation in various formats. No lighting professional should be without these skills in today's entertainment industry.

Target Audience: Lighting designers, electricians, board operators, and lighting design educators (anyone who needs to make light plots).

Prerequisites: Attendees must have a basic understanding of Vectorworks or have attended the Vectorworks Training Introduction to Core Concepts and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system. We also recommend taking the
getting started seminar.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Sharon

Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL introduction
  • Session Number L08
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 3

Make LDI an important stepping stone and get a jump start on your career! Open to all those starting out in the industry, ages 18-25, this program includes an LDInnovative Conference pass, all LDI special events, New Technology Breakfasts, a Foster The Future Round Table, Portfolio Review, URTA Design Showcase, and the chance to network with seasoned professionals and your peers.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Digneit

Bill Digneit

Department Head, Theatre & Dance, Northern Michigan University
William "Bill" Digneit has worked as the Production Manager for the annual LDI Conference program (including the LDInstitute and LDIntensives and LDI Mexico) for more than 10 years. He is passionate about technology education to push the entertainment industry forward. Bill created... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

10:00am PST

New Technology Breakfast: Special Effects & Lasers
A truly eye-popping display of pyro, lasers and effects that add panache to productions.

Saturday November 19, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Expo Hall
  Special Events
  • Session Number F3

11:00am PST

How to Control LED with Video or DMX
A one-hour exploration of the differences between hardware and software pixel-mapping and how to control LED with video or DMX. A look at protocols to control LED; Dynamics and limitations of LED systems; Codecs and color spaces; Use of pixel mappers, media servers, and lighting consoles; Content creation and content modification.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer
Marc Lorenz is a freelance designer, lighting director and programmer. As well as being “hands on“ at the front line of the production industry, he is a recognised trainer for lighting consoles and media-servers. He has over 25 years' experience with festivals, arena shows, tours... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PST

11:00am PST

A Conversation with Leading Women Designers
The field of Broadway design is constantly shifting, and over a year of shuttered live events has shifted the way we think about technology more rapidly than ever. Broadway veterans, colleagues, and frequent co-creators, lighting designer Jen Schriever and projection designer Caite Hevner discuss crafting stories for the stage, using technology to support re-emerging live experiences, finding camaraderie in collaboration, and they will share their unique experiences as women in the field.

Speakers
avatar for Palmer Hefferan

Palmer Hefferan

Sound Designer
Palmer Hefferan is a sound designer and composer for theater, podcasts and new music. In 2019, she received a 2019 Obie Award for “Sustained Excellence in Sound Design.” Select New York credits include: Broadway: Grand Horizons, The Lifespan of a Fact; Select Off-Broadway: Fefu... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

11:00am PST

Maximized Multi-Cam for Your Worship Experience
Join two-time Emmy Award-winner & leading AVL integrator, Ricky Perinchief, as he shares tips and tricks to help maximize your church’s multi-camera broadcast and streaming systems. How to automate simple tasks, so staff and volunteers can focus on the bigger picture. Plus proven techniques and workflows that can help take your church’s video content to the next level… both in-house and online!

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Perinchief

Ricky Perinchief

Proton Global
Ricky Perinchief is a two-time Emmy® Award-Winning Director and Editor, with 25 years of broadcast television and corporate marketing experience. He is a highly sought-after systems integrator and pro audio-visual/lighting consultant, specializing in churches and houses of worship... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

11:00am PST

Wire Rope Terminations (Practical)
There are several types of terminations used in entertainment. What is the difference and why do we care? How do we create these terminations properly so that we know they will do what they are supposed to do? We will make different terminations in the class and discuss how to check them correctly. This class will be hands-on.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rouse

Eric Rouse

Director of Rigging & Training, Entertainment Project Services (EPS)
Eric brings more than 25 years in the entertainment business as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector, and project manager. As director of rigging and training, he supports EPS' clients by providing services for design, installations, and inspections of rigging systems as well as providing... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

11:30am PST

Audio On the Horizon: HoloPlot Speaker Systems and Distribution
Holoplot is award-winning, science-based, software-driven, hardware-enabled immersive audio technology. This session provides an overview from a beginner’s standpoint. A practical display of system and programming from a start-up standpoint. “What if this is the first time I open the system”? Plus, a more advanced look at what is new, unique, attractive, and essential. What sets it apart.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Gottlieb

Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST

12:00pm PST

LiDAR Scanning, Digital Twins, and the Future of Visualisation
Ryan Metcalfe, managing director of visualisation studio Preevue, discusses how visualisation has rapidly developed from a desirable luxury to something that is a necessity in theatre and live event production. The session includes an overview of LiDAR laser scanning technology, 3D CAD modelling, Digital Twin creation, and the growing adoption of visualisation within theatre production, using shows such as Harry Potter, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and Bat Out of Hell as case studies. Metcalfe also discusses how to future-proof your venue by investing in 3D CAD right now, highlighting Preevue’s work creating digital twins of venues such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, and how views-from-seats are on the cusp of mass adoption in the theatre industry.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Metcalfe

Ryan Metcalfe

Ryan Metcalfe Ryan Metcalfe is the managing director of theatre production consultancy and visualisation studio, Preevue. Credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (New York, Germany, Melbourne, Toronto), Bat Out of Hell The Musical (London), Come From Away (Toronto), Moulin... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST

12:00pm PST

Combo: Venue Tour and Club Design Session - Day 2

 Combination of the Friday club design session and a venue session

Saturday November 19, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST

1:00pm PST

New Clubs and Venues Tours

A tour of new venues in Las Vegas

Saturday November 19, 2022 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

The Sphere Comes to Las Vegas
A one-hour session on the new MSG Sphere, a 17,500-seat auditorium at The Venetian is a dome-shaped music and entertainment arena being built by Madison Square Garden in Las Vegas. It will feature huge, immersive LED screens as well as 164,000 speakers with beamform technology, which directs sound to individual seats.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY stage on the LDI show floor.

Moderators
avatar for Jon Gottlieb

Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST

1:30pm PST

Interested in Becoming ETCP Certified?
Attend the ETCP Information Q&A Session at LDI to learn about the ETCP Certification program. ETCP offers four certifications: Arena; Rigging, Theatre; Rigging, Entertainment; Electricians; and Portable Power Distribution Technicians. ETCP certificants represent the top third of the industry. Come learn what it takes to earn your ETCP certification and maintain your certified status. You are worth it!
FREE to all LDI attendees!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Hansen

Tim Hansen

ETCP Council Chair, ESTA
For the past 43 years Tim Hansen has worked for various industry companies. After graduating from college in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science and then several summers as Lighting Designer and ME at Chicago area summer stock companies and community theatres, he earned his MFA in Technical... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F15

1:30pm PST

Shaking Things Up - A Case for Diversity Fireside Chat
Join us in the LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge for a conversation on the need for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in the live events industry, an important issue the industry is facing and there is so much more to learn.  

Moderators
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Roma Flowers

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Classical & Contemporary Dance, Texas Christian University (TCU)
Roma Flowers has designed lighting for theatre, music concerts and dance. A recipient of a New York Dance and Performance Award (a.k.a. Bessie) for her lighting designs, she considers herself fortunate to have worked with such diverse artists in the field of theatre, dance and music... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
LDI Circle Bar + Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F11

1:30pm PST

COLOR: LEDs and the Human Eye
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 four out of six of these elements a designer needs to understand both the biology of the eye and the physics of color. Join us to learn how your eye works to see color and light. Then learn about how an understanding of the physics of color can enhance your designs.

Speakers
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Stephen Ellison

Technical Sales, The Light Source
Stephen Ellison has been working in the industry since receiving his BFA from NC School of the Arts in 1979. He has worked as a Rental Technician, Rental Manager, Service Manager, Fog Machine Designer, in System Sales, Production Lighting Designer, Systems Designer, Technical Director... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

1:30pm PST

Media Clown: Augmented Reality
An exploration of augmented reality with the broadcast a live performance from a studio in Iowa City via Zoom, while at the same time there will be a broadcast of a behind-the-scenes multi-camera view inside the greenscreen studio. The actor against a greenscreen plays two parts and is piped through Unreal and Touch Designer and AR apps into the Zoom call with live participant s- vital to a clown show. There are six active participants and others who can watch and also interact through a webapp where they can bet on different teams created in the story.


Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST

2:00pm PST

Lighting Programming Summit: CueMe and Battle Of The Busk - Day 2

This two-day seminar and workshop covers live lighting programming across multiple industry-leading consoles. Experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of their skills, methods, and insights into their programming language of choice. They will also share career-building and networking advice to those new at navigating this highly in-demand field. New programmers should be ready with their best questions and ideas and potentially be ready to show off their skills in front of their peers. Experienced designers and programmers are encouraged to participate as well and come meet the up-and-coming talent from across the industry.

Day 1: Battle of the Busk
Required materials: Personal show file for console of choice.

Come see the competition we've all been waiting for: Watch five top programmers compete live in a friendly busking competition. A variety of consoles (such as grandMA, EOS, Hog, ChamSys, and Avo) will all share the same lighting rig as a DJ plays them through their sets in a back-to-back demonstration of their skills. We're letting the best finally take the hot seat like they've always wanted and can't wait to see what they've got.

After the show, our competitors will host a talkback. They will cover the workflow of their console language, their strategies for fast-paced and difficult environments, and swap stories of how they've built their skillsets as well as their careers. After sharing thoughts and advice, they'll conduct an open Q&A from the audience.

Once the session has ended at 5:00pm, all participants are welcome to stay and play with the rig for the final hour until 6:00pm. Meet your favorite programmer and talk shop with the console and lights right there at your fingertips.

Day 2: Cue4Me
Live participants will be chose first-come, first-served followed by a waitlist. Approximately 15 will be chosen.
Required materials: Personal show file for console of choice.

Come put your programming knowledge to the test under the direction of industry-leading designers! Using the same lighting rig and console options from Day 1, participants will have the opportunity to work live with a designer, taking direction, building looks, openly sharing strategies and methods forgetting the work done out in the field. Professionals from all segments of our industry - theatre, film, and live music - will be present to offer their unique perspective on programming workflow and philosophy.

As an audience member, you will have a bird's eye view of the actual programming, as well as a live audio feed of the conversation between the designer and programmer. This session will provide perspective into the working relationships in the field, as well as technical tricks and tips from the best to help develop your own programming skills. After the session ends at 5:00pm, attendees are invited to stay and continue their shared education on the consoles of their choice, meet the designers and programmers who participated, and have fun with the now free-to-use lighting rig until 6:00pm.

Speakers
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Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
Specializing in light, projection, and stage design, Luther works in a wide variety of live production genres. They have extensive experience in scenography and creative direction for theperforming arts, ranging from opera to fashion shows to live broadcast concerts and everything... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L30
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3

2:00pm PST

Generative Lighting Design

This hands-on, intermediate/advanced course covers generative and algorithmic lighting design practices using TouchDesigner as the lighting controller. Students will learn how to create optimized networks that can drive their live shows or installation lighting without the need for any lighting consoles or desks. The course will cover the basics of communicating with lighting fixtures, using sensors and textures, creating looks, generalizing pixel maps, creating simple previsualization environments, and taking advantage of generative design concepts that can be applied to real-time lighting.

Speakers
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Elburz Sorkhabi

Co-Founder, The Interactive & Immersive HQ
Elburz is one of the top TouchDesigner developers in the world. He brings the insights he has used to lead clients including Google, Kanye West, Netflix, TIFF, Burj Khalifa, Nike, Under Armour, IBM, and many more. Elburz has deployed large-scale projects around the world in cities... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L18
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

2:00pm PST

Projection Mapping: How To Map 3D Surfaces

Join Zachary Borovay, director of Media Design, Visual Terrain,  and KC Wilkerson, principal media designer, Disney Live Entertainment, as they do a deep dive into projection mapping. Learn how to educate your clients or fellow artists on how to prepare for a projection mapping project, including how to measure or evaluate surfaces and prepare virtual 3D models for mapping. Zak and KC will discuss how to manipulate media for mapping as well as how to embrace the 3D physical surfaces to help enhance your story. This class is for anyone who wants to learn more about projection mapping but also anyone who wants to educated their clients on how to prepare for projection mapping.

Speakers
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Zachary Borovay

Director of Media Design, Visual Terrain
Zachary Borovay, director of media design for Visual Terrain (visualterrain.net), has created award-winning visuals that have been seen all over the world.His Broadway productions include Rock Of Ages, which also played Las Vegas, London, Toronto, Australia, Japan, Hollywood, and... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L49
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

2:00pm PST

Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals

Vectorworks Spotlight to create and manage lighting plots. Attendees will discover the advantages of using information modeling in the design phase to streamline workflows from start to finish. Users will create a lighting design and 3D model from scratch using the built-in plug-ins and tools contained within Vectorworks Spotlight. From this data model, users will patch and focus lighting devices, explore lighting labels, create reports, generate light plots and schematic views, and publish documentation in various formats. No lighting professional should be without these skills in today's entertainment industry.

Target Audience: Lighting designers, electricians, board operators, and lighting design educators (anyone who needs to make light plots).

Prerequisites: Attendees must have a basic understanding of Vectorworks or have attended the Vectorworks Training Introduction to Core Concepts and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system. We also recommend taking the getting started seminar.

Speakers
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Michael Sharon

Vectorworks Trainer, Vectorworks
Michael Sharon has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. Starting in theater, then touring with bands around the world, he moved on to industrials and corporate events. A Vectorworks user since MiniCad 6, he has used the software for everything from light plots and architecture... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL introduction
  • Session Number L09
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

3:00pm PST

How I’m Finding Work As A Sound Designer
A panel of sound designers discusses the realities of the industry and finding work in the post pandemic world.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY stage on the LDI show floor.

Moderators
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Jon Gottlieb

Sound Designer
Jon Gottlieb is an internationally recognized sound designer for the legitimate stage and immersive environments. He has designed the sound for over 500 productions and installations including 11 productions on Broadway. In 1996 Gottlieb joined the faculty of the CalArts School of... Read More →

Saturday November 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST

3:00pm PST

What Type of Chain Hoist Do I Need?
Chain hoists are a staple in our business, but they are definitely not all the same. How do we know when we might want to choose one type of hoist over another? This session will look at real-world situations and explore how choices were made to select the best product for the job.

Speakers
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Eric Rouse

Director of Rigging & Training, Entertainment Project Services (EPS)
Eric brings more than 25 years in the entertainment business as a rigger, rigging trainer, inspector, and project manager. As director of rigging and training, he supports EPS' clients by providing services for design, installations, and inspections of rigging systems as well as providing... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST

3:30pm PST

Tools and Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Learn about the Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative and how it can benefit you, your family, and your colleagues. The presentation will provide an overview of the tool and resources developed specifically to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and psychological safety. These include the Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, online behavioral self-assessments, easy to navigate resources pages, information and resources on alcohol and substance abuse, Mental Health First Aid training, sample language on mental health, and resources to help fight bullying, harassment and intimidation. It will also include a detailed look at the program’s suicide prevention materials including the warning signs, the steps to take to help keep someone safe, and practical guidance and examples for those steps.

Speakers
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Lori Rubinstein

Executive Director, Behind the Scenes Foundation
Lori Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Behind the Scenes Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity which she has been with since its founding in 2005. She was the Executive Director of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) for almost 30 years where she oversaw... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F12

3:30pm PST

Behind the Scenes at A Strange Loop, 2022 Best Musical Tony Award Winner
Hailed by critics as “explosively imaginative” and a “dazingly, one-of-a-kind new musical”, A Strange Loop, one of the few musicals to ever receive a Pulitzer prize, went on to win the Tony this year for Best Musical. Join the Tony-nominated design team —Jen Schriever (lighting), Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic), Drew Levy (sound) —and learn about their four year journey from Off-Broadway to out-of-town tryouts to opening on Broadway. Explore the technologies used in each of the disciplines to execute the vision of this culturally ground-breaking production including the sophisticated scenic automation, the spatial audio system and the state-of-the-art lighting.

Moderators
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Alex Donnelly

VP Broadway, PRG
Alex Donnelly joined PRG in early 2018 as the Director of Corporate Development where he advised on a number of strategic M&A transactions that expanded PRG’s international presence in TV and Film, most notably with the acquisition of VER. He transitioned to the Broadway division... Read More →

Speakers
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Arnulfo Maldonado

Arnulfo Maldonado is a New York City based set and costume designer. He is a recent Tony Award® Nominee for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for the Broadway production of A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson (Lyceum Theatre, dir: Stephen Brackett). In addition, Arnulfo received... Read More →
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Drew Levy

Drew is a New York based Sound designer for theatrical projects of all sorts on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, and beyond. He also consults on retail and media installations. On Broadway, he most recently designed A Strange Loop, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! both... Read More →
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Mark Peterson

VP, Scenic, PRG
With a focus on PRG scenic and automation services, Mark Peterson is responsible for developing business relationships that can take advantage of PRG’s unique capabilities of bringing common fabrication and construction techniques and creative arts together.Additionally, Mark oversees... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST

3:30pm PST

LED For Live And Broadcast Applications
LED walls have changed how we approach video production. This session addresses the pain points and ways to improve live and broadcast experiences.

Speakers
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Jonah Johnson

Product Manager, THOR AV
Jonah is passionate about approaching production from the audience’s lenses. He supports integrators and end users, manages product development, and engineering. He started working in the production industry in 2011 as a church technical director before becoming a freelancer touring... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST

4:00pm PST

Lumen Brothers Live x LDI: Light Talk
The Light Talk podcast features seasoned professional lighting designers and educators— the original three Lumen Brothers Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), David Jacques (California State University Long Beach), plus Brackley Frayer (UNLV) as well as designers Zak Borovay and Driscoll Otto, and honorary Lumen Sisters Ellen Lampert-Gréaux (LDI/Live Design) and Ann McMills (San Diego State University)—who discuss the latest topics and developments in the world of entertainment and architectural lighting design and offer sage, and sometimes controversial advice to professionals and students of lighting design. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and they can be as silly as they are informative. Join us for a live taping and toss out questions and topics at LDI.

Speakers
avatar for Brackley Frayer

Brackley Frayer

Professor of Lighting Design, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brackley Frayer is a professor of lighting design at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has designed Oedipus at Polonus at the Delphi theater in Greece, for the International Ancient Greek Theater Festival. Regional design credits include work with Nevada Conservatory Theatre... Read More →
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Steve Woods

Professor of Theatre & Chair of the Stage Design Program, Meadows School of the Arts - Campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
Steve Woods has been a lighting designer for dance in Paris, Berlin, Moscow, London, Athens, Taipei, and Budapest, as well as for the XIX Winter Olympics. A frequent designer for the Jose Limon Dance, Company, he began work with the company in 1988, while other credits... Read More →
DJ

David Jacques

California State University Long Beach


Saturday November 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F9

6:00pm PST

Diversity in Design Scholarships & LDI Product and Booth Awards Ceremony
Support diversity and inclusion as we acknowledge and celebrate the 2022 recipients of the 4th annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships, sponsored by LDI. Followed immediately by the LDI2022 Booth and Best Debuting Product Awards, which honor technological advances in new products from our exhibitors and those companies who excel in their booth design

Saturday November 19, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
LDI Circle Bar + Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F13
 
Sunday, November 20
 

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 4

Make LDI an important stepping stone and get a jump start on your career! Open to all those starting out in the industry, ages 18-25, this program includes an LDInnovative Conference pass, all LDI special events, New Technology Breakfasts, a Foster The Future Round Table, Portfolio Review, URTA Design Showcase, and the chance to network with seasoned professionals and your peers.

Speakers
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Bill Digneit

Department Head, Theatre & Dance, Northern Michigan University
William "Bill" Digneit has worked as the Production Manager for the annual LDI Conference program (including the LDInstitute and LDIntensives and LDI Mexico) for more than 10 years. He is passionate about technology education to push the entertainment industry forward. Bill created... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives