Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
                                                                   Like what you see? LDI2022 Attendee Registration is now open!
                                                                       Want more information? Head to www.ldishow.com today.

PLEASE NOTE: Adding a session to your schedule is NOT a formal registration. To ensure your place in any of the LDInstitute classes, you must register and pay for the session via the LDI registration system. For all of the LDInnovation Conference sessions, a conference pass or VIP pass is required. Click here to register.

*Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Monday, November 14
 

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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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
N242
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L01
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Gribbon

Kenny Gribbon

Lighting Designer & Director, Pulse Lighting
Kenny Gribbon is a lighting designer for Nashville based Pulse Lighting and a freelance programmer and board op in the New York City area. While working in construction management in the Baltimore/DC area in the mid 2000s he reached out to a local lighting director running lights... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N234
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L19
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

9:30am PST

(SOLD OUT) 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Gribbon

Kenny Gribbon

Lighting Designer & Director, Pulse Lighting
Kenny Gribbon is a lighting designer for Nashville based Pulse Lighting and a freelance programmer and board op in the New York City area. While working in construction management in the Baltimore/DC area in the mid 2000s he reached out to a local lighting director running lights... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N234
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L19
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.


Lunch is provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Destin Klug

Destin Klug

Technical Support, ACT Entertainment
Destin resides near New York City working in MA Software Support for ACT Entertainment. He was introduced to the world of live event lighting at a young age attending concerts and festivals. He pursued his interest in lighting by interning with ACT Entertainment while attending Ithaca... Read More →



Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N233
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L22
  • Early Bird Price $795
  • Price (After 15 October) $895
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers


Tuesday November 15, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N232
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L24
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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
N242
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner
  • Session Number L02
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

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
N236
  LDInstitute™, Laser Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L36
  • Early Bird Price $495
  • ETCP Credits 2

10:30pm PST

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: 

11/15/22 – Tuesday @ OMNIA Nightclub
11/16/22 – Wednesday @ Marquee NC
11/17/22 - Thursday (Opening Night) @ Hakkasan Nightclub (2x drink tickets per person)
11/18/22 – Friday @ Jewel Nightclub
11/19/22 – Saturday @ Tao Nightclub
11/20/22 – Sunday @ Marquee NC

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan

Tuesday November 15, 2022 10:30pm - Wednesday November 16, 2022 1:00am PST
 
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
N241
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L15
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

9:00am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided.

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
N238
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L34
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 6

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.

Lunch is provided.

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
N241
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L17
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 4 (2 per session)

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)
Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Price Johnston

Price Johnston

Projection Designer, Netherhavyn Game Works
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
N240
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L14
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

9:30am PST

Hands-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.
Motors and tools provided by Andrew Rogers from Silver State Wire Rope.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Lunch is provided.

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 →



Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N252
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Introduction-Intermediate
  • Session Number L31
  • Early Bird Price $695
  • Price (After 15 October) $795
  • ETCP Credits 14

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.

Lunch is provided.

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
N236
  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.
Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

Director of Training, 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
N253
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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

Lunch is provided.

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
N237
  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

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Crane

Rob Crane

Field Project Coordinator, ETC Inc.
Rob Crane is a field project coordinator for ETC. He travels around the southwest United States as well as other countries such as Mexico and Texas. He teaches professionals, students, and anyone else who will listen, about ETC’s lighting, rigging, and architectural products. As... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gonsman

Nick Gonsman

Eos Family Product Manager, ETC Inc.
Nick Gonsman is a product manager for Entertainment Controls, based out of ETC’s New York City office. In his role, he guides development for the Eos Family of control systems, which are deployed on Broadway, in the West End, and in theaters, opera houses, television studios, film... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N231
  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

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Gribbon

Kenny Gribbon

Lighting Designer & Director, Pulse Lighting
Kenny Gribbon is a lighting designer for Nashville based Pulse Lighting and a freelance programmer and board op in the New York City area. While working in construction management in the Baltimore/DC area in the mid 2000s he reached out to a local lighting director running lights... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N234
  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

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Destin Klug

Destin Klug

Technical Support, ACT Entertainment
Destin resides near New York City working in MA Software Support for ACT Entertainment. He was introduced to the world of live event lighting at a young age attending concerts and festivals. He pursued his interest in lighting by interning with ACT Entertainment while attending Ithaca... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N233
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided. 

Speakers


Wednesday November 16, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N232
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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
N242
  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.

Lunch is provided.

Moderators
avatar for Brandon Gauthier

Brandon Gauthier

Sovereign Candle Collective, Founding Member and Principal Designer
Brandon Gauthier is an industry leader in production and systems design. His ability to consistently offer unique technical solutions and oversee the execution and integration of large-scale projects has made him trusted by clients such as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Universal... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2022 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
N250
  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
N241
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL beginner/intermediate
  • Session Number L16
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

10:30pm PST

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: 

11/15/22 – Tuesday @ OMNIA Nightclub
11/16/22 – Wednesday @ Marquee NC
11/17/22 - Thursday (Opening Night) @ Hakkasan Nightclub (2x drink tickets per person)
11/18/22 – Friday @ Jewel Nightclub
11/19/22 – Saturday @ Tao Nightclub
11/20/22 – Sunday @ Marquee NC

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan

Wednesday November 16, 2022 10:30pm - Thursday November 17, 2022 1:00am PST
  Special Events
  • Session Number F10
 
Thursday, November 17
 

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
N232

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 Tess Falcone

Tess Falcone

Lighting Programmer
Tess Falcone is a freelance production and lighting designer, programmer, and operator based in Los Angeles. She first took to lighting in the theatre department in college but after graduating with a degree in biology, found her calling in live music. She has been touring for the... Read More →
avatar for Alex Fogel

Alex Fogel

LD / Moving Light Programmer, Alex Fogel Design
Alex is a New York City based Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer. He received a B.F.A. in lighting design from North Carolina School of the Arts.Since then, Alex has been working professionally as a Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer on Broadway Musicals and... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Rane Renshaw

Rane Renshaw

Lighting Director and Programmer, @LimeLightWired
Rane Renshaw is a lighting director and programmer at LIV and STORY Nightclubs in Miami, FL. Rane specializes in busking showfiles capable of the versatility Hip-Hop acts, EDM artists, and Open Format DJ’s demand on the fly. With over 15 years of theatre and multi-faceted freelance... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N250

9:00am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N242
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L04
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

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.

Lunch is provided.

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
N238
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L35
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 6

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.

Events include:
Show Opening Keynote (Thursday)
Welcome Party - DSE Expo Hall (Thursday)
LDI Expo Hall Access (Friday - Sunday)
New Technology Breakfasts (Friday-Saturday)
Crew & Connect Industry Party (Friday)
LDI After Dark (Wednesday - Sunday)
Expo Floor Amplify/Tech Talk Lounge Sessions
Fostering the Future Roundtable (Friday)
Portfolio and Website Review (Friday)
URTA Design Showcase
Diversity In Design Scholarship & LDI Awards Reception (Sat)
LDInnovation Conference Pass (Thursday - Sunday)
Digital Signage Experience Conference & Expo Hall Access

*Does not include LDInstitute classes or lunch.


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
N255
  Young Career Professionals Program
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Early Bird Price $150
  • Price (After 15 October) $150

9:30am PST

XLIVExLDI: Brave New Worlds, Where Are We Heading
I have served as Chief Creative Officer at MODE Studios for 25 years, working with clients like Walt Disney, General Motors, NBCUniversal, Activision, Marvel Studios, Live Nation, AEG, JMW, GPJ, and countless producers, recording artists, and brands to create moments that CONNECT audiences, create community, and elevate joy.

In 2021 I founded MetaMODE as the first hybrid experience agency in the metaverse - Sharing my extensive experience on web3, blockchain, NFTs, game engines, and immersive experiences to drive strategy and execution of metaversal engagement.

I have chaired the MFA in Video for Performance at California Institute for the Arts; have lectured or been in residency at Yale University School of Theater, North Carolina School for the Arts, the Banff Centre, and have led numerous master classes and retreat/workshops in experiential creative and brand strategy. Book me to speak at your event or conduct a workshop on: Web3, NFTs, the Metaverse, the business of creative, creativity in leadership, brand activations, XR/AR/VR, brand strategy, live spectacle, and content creation. I apply the lessons and experience of my creative practice to advising and collaborating with leaders from other industries.

I am currently a coach in Seth Godin's altMBA program, and I can provide you coaching or consulting on decision making, mindset, challenge discovery, and creative or strategic visioning.

I believe that magic is real.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

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
N259
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C47

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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 →
avatar for John H May II

John H May II

Lighting Controls Electrician, Roth Lighting
John H May II, a licensed C2 electrician since 2017 in the State of Nevada. Currently leading the Lighting Controls Service Department at Roth Lighting with a deep background in lighting controls, Architainment Lighting, DMX512, Energy Storage and Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Demand... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 12:30pm PST
N241
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L45
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:30am PST

(SOLD OUT) 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Destin Klug

Destin Klug

Technical Support, ACT Entertainment
Destin resides near New York City working in MA Software Support for ACT Entertainment. He was introduced to the world of live event lighting at a young age attending concerts and festivals. He pursued his interest in lighting by interning with ACT Entertainment while attending Ithaca... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N233
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL Intermediate-Advanced
  • Session Number L22
  • Early Bird Price $795
  • Price (After 15 October) $895
  • 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.

9:00am - 10:15am
MA3 Showfile Setup for Volunteers and First Timers
Speakers:
Andrew Ginn – Church of the Highlands
Corey Furr – Church of the Highlands
Aria Hailey – ACT Entertainment

10:30am- 11:45am
MA3 Showfile Setup for Versatility and Speed
Speakers:
Justin Cheatham – theActivity
Daniel Kannenberg – MA Lighting

Lunch is provided.

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Networking Your Resources for the Show Environment
Speakers:
Matt Geasey – Just Networking

2:15pm - 3:30pm
Maintaining your New IP Fixtures
Speakers:
Marc Lorenz – Ayrton Digital Lighting
Dylan Rogers – ACT Entertainment

3:45pm - 4:45pm
Designing a zactrack system for fully automated tracking
Speakers:
Alistair Smyth – zactrack International
Aria Hailey – ACT Entertainment

5:00pm - 6:00pm
zactrack Configuration and Setup
Speakers:
Paul Roch – zactrack International
Aria Hailey – ACT Entertainment



Speakers
avatar for Justin Cheatham

Justin Cheatham

Lighting Director / Programmer, The Activity / Hidden Nuance International Creative
Native New Yorker Justin Cheatham has been involved in the performing Arts for just about 4 decades now.  Appearing on set for the first time as an actor on Sesame Street at the age of 5. He continued his life in the arts attending Manhattan School of music’s preparatory division... Read More →
avatar for Corey Furr

Corey Furr

Production Support Technician, Church of the Highlands
Corey Furr is the lead lighting support tech at Church of the Highlands, a multi-site church in Alabama with over 20 campuses. He has experience in all aspects of lighting including programming, system design and integration, and troubleshooting. With proficient knowledge of the GrandMA2... Read More →
avatar for Matt Geasy

Matt Geasy

Tech, Just Networking / Clear All Visuals LLC
avatar for Andrew Ginn

Andrew Ginn

Production Systems Engineer, Church of the Highlands
Andrew Ginn is a 20+ year veteran in the production industry (dating back to when he was 15). Through that time Andrew has worked in several areas including casinos, concerts & touring, theater, corporate AVL, AVL integration, and church production. At Highlands, Andrew serves as... Read More →
avatar for Aria Hailey

Aria Hailey

MA & zactrack Software Support, ACT Entertainment
avatar for Daniel Kannenberg

Daniel Kannenberg

Brand and Product Manager, MA Lighting International GmbH
avatar for Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer, Light-Pixel
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 →
avatar for Paul Roch

Paul Roch

COO and Project Manager, zactrack
avatar for Dylan Rogers

Dylan Rogers

Service Manager, ACT Entertainment, Inc.
avatar for Alistair Smyth

Alistair Smyth

Brand Manager, Zactrack
Alistair Smyth, a veteran of the industry, is a brand manager at zactrack International. After earning a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Kingston University London, he worked for Vari-Lite, High End Systems, Christie Lites, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC–ET) and Flashlight. Most recently, he was a Technical Sales Advisor at Elation, where he... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N239
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL Introduction-Intermediate
  • Session Number L48
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 4

9:30am PST

Hands-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.
Motors and tools provided by Andrew Rogers from Silver State Wire Rope.
Students will receive a certificate of completion.

Lunch is provided.

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 →



Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N252
  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.
Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

Director of Training, 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
N253
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives

9:30am PST

XR & Virtual Production: Creating Immersive Experiences

Extended reality and virtual production 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.

Special session:
+Virtual Production: What’s the glue that holds it all together? A talk with a CTO on production integration

An in-depth discussion on virtual production integration. Join Scott Millar, the CTO of XR Studios—a digital production company specializing in immersive technology for entertainment -- as we discuss "the glue" that holds it all together and how to effectively achieve innovative productions that integrate extended reality (XR), augmented reality (AR), and more. As we dive into challenges that come with new VP workflows, you'll leave with innovative solutions and key resources that will help tackle your upcoming projects. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Scott Millar.

Lunch is provided.

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bruner

Michael Bruner

Real-Time Developer, Co-Founder, Interactive Nature
Michael Bruner is an interactive media designer and real-time developer living and working in Austin, Texas. Starting his career in game development and moving into live design, Michael uniquely understands the ins and outs of XR technology and rendering. He holds a M.F.A. in Design... Read More →
avatar for Scott Millar

Scott Millar

CTO, XR Studios
Scott Millar is the Chief Technology Officer of XR Studios. As one of the leading industry specialists in developing and implementing XR, AR, and MR into large-scale productions, Scott has contributed to groundbreaking live events including the world’s first live XR esports event... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N240
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L12
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided.

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
N237
  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

[SOLD OUT] 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.


Lunch is provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Crane

Rob Crane

Field Project Coordinator, ETC Inc.
Rob Crane is a field project coordinator for ETC. He travels around the southwest United States as well as other countries such as Mexico and Texas. He teaches professionals, students, and anyone else who will listen, about ETC’s lighting, rigging, and architectural products. As... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gonsman

Nick Gonsman

Eos Family Product Manager, ETC Inc.
Nick Gonsman is a product manager for Entertainment Controls, based out of ETC’s New York City office. In his role, he guides development for the Eos Family of control systems, which are deployed on Broadway, in the West End, and in theaters, opera houses, television studios, film... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N231
  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

[SOLD OUT] Ethernet For Entertainment Combo (L45 & L46)

A full-day combination of sessions L45 & L46

Lunch is provided.

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
N241
  LDInstitute™, LDIntensives
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L47
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295

9:30am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Gribbon

Kenny Gribbon

Lighting Designer & Director, Pulse Lighting
Kenny Gribbon is a lighting designer for Nashville based Pulse Lighting and a freelance programmer and board op in the New York City area. While working in construction management in the Baltimore/DC area in the mid 2000s he reached out to a local lighting director running lights... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N234
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL intermediate
  • Session Number L21
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 3.5

10:00am PST

XLIVExLDI: Ian Grieve Enters The Metaverse
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.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Director of Interactive, ESTN
Ian began his career as a Process Control Engineer and programmer. He then moved on to the world of video games during the worldwide explosion of the business at the dawn of the 16-bit era. Eventually, after driving and completing an acquisition by Sony Corporation, he went on to... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PST
N259
  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

IP 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
N232

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 Tess Falcone

Tess Falcone

Lighting Programmer
Tess Falcone is a freelance production and lighting designer, programmer, and operator based in Los Angeles. She first took to lighting in the theatre department in college but after graduating with a degree in biology, found her calling in live music. She has been touring for the... Read More →
avatar for Alex Fogel

Alex Fogel

LD / Moving Light Programmer, Alex Fogel Design
Alex is a New York City based Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer. He received a B.F.A. in lighting design from North Carolina School of the Arts.Since then, Alex has been working professionally as a Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer on Broadway Musicals and... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Rane Renshaw

Rane Renshaw

Lighting Director and Programmer, @LimeLightWired
Rane Renshaw is a lighting director and programmer at LIV and STORY Nightclubs in Miami, FL. Rane specializes in busking showfiles capable of the versatility Hip-Hop acts, EDM artists, and Open Format DJ’s demand on the fly. With over 15 years of theatre and multi-faceted freelance... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N250

11:00am PST

XLIVExLDI: The Next Frontier of Brand Activations and Experiences
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.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Founder, T1 Agency
A lifelong volunteer and entrepreneur, Mark Harrison is an experienced marketer and big believer in purpose.Mark is the founder of the Mh3 Collective, including T1, a sponsorship agency that works with impactful brands, and SponsorshipX, a global community of marketing practitioners... Read More →
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
N259
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C49

1:30pm 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 how the architainment industry uses digital signage to deliver your message in a way that won’t soon be forgotten.

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 →
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 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
N232

1:30pm PST

XLIVEXLDI: How NFTs Will Transform Event Ticketing & Fan Experiences
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.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

Senior Vice President, Sales and Platform Development, ASM Global
In February 2022, after consulting with the company for nearly a year, Carl Thomas was named Senior Vice President Sales and Platform Development for ASM Global’s Commercial Partnership group. ASM is the world’s largest venue management company with over 350 venues on 5 continents... Read More →
avatar for Ian Grieve

Ian Grieve

Director of Interactive, ESTN
Ian began his career as a Process Control Engineer and programmer. He then moved on to the world of video games during the worldwide explosion of the business at the dawn of the 16-bit era. Eventually, after driving and completing an acquisition by Sony Corporation, he went on to... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
N259
  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 Tess Falcone

Tess Falcone

Lighting Programmer
Tess Falcone is a freelance production and lighting designer, programmer, and operator based in Los Angeles. She first took to lighting in the theatre department in college but after graduating with a degree in biology, found her calling in live music. She has been touring for the... Read More →
avatar for Alex Fogel

Alex Fogel

LD / Moving Light Programmer, Alex Fogel Design
Alex is a New York City based Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer. He received a B.F.A. in lighting design from North Carolina School of the Arts.Since then, Alex has been working professionally as a Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer on Broadway Musicals and... Read More →
avatar for Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer, Light-Pixel
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 →
avatar for Rane Renshaw

Rane Renshaw

Lighting Director and Programmer, @LimeLightWired
Rane Renshaw is a lighting director and programmer at LIV and STORY Nightclubs in Miami, FL. Rane specializes in busking showfiles capable of the versatility Hip-Hop acts, EDM artists, and Open Format DJ’s demand on the fly. With over 15 years of theatre and multi-faceted freelance... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N250

1:30pm PST

[SOLD OUT] 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
N241
  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 Sebastian Burgis

Sebastian Burgis

Technical Support, MA Lighting International
Sebastian Burgis is working as a product specialist for MA Lighting International. Besides his support and training activities at MA, he also supports manufacturers and users throughout the whole process of creating and publishing GDTF files.
avatar for Petr Vaněk

Petr Vaněk

Customer Service Manager, Robe lighting
Petr Vaněk is a Product specialist and a Customer Service Manager at Robe lighting, where he is involved in product design, customer support and technical training. He has been involved in the initial design and development of GDTF from the very beginning.


Thursday November 17, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N242
  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
We are living in a new era spawned by a pandemic that has forced many churches and venues into a new frontier of live streaming. Whether live streaming is a recent adventure for you or you just want to know how to make your live streams sound more engaging and achieve the best sound possible, then this course is for you.

In this presentation we'll look at best practices for live streaming, microphone techniques, how to set up a broadcast mix if you are managing front of house and the broadcast mix by yourself and how to set up your broadcast mix if you have a dedicated person to mix for the live stream.

Speakers
avatar for Golden Preciado

Golden Preciado

Training and House of Worship Specialist, QSC
Golden is a Training Specialist and House of Worship Specialist for QSC. Golden grew up in the music industry and followed in her dad's footsteps as an audio engineer, musician and worship leader. Golden is an accomplished front of house and broadcast engineer not only in the church... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm PST
N236

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
avatar for Mats Karlsson

Mats Karlsson

CEO, Stage Smarts


Thursday November 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
N232

3:00pm PST

XLIVExLDI: New Media Channels and Tools
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.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Keone Chong

Keone Chong

Multicultural Creative Technologist
Keone Chong is a multicultural creative technologist based out of LA. As a first-generation 80’s baby, He was raised by web 1.0, built his career in web 2, and now in web3, he is pioneering brand and product design.He first earned his chops in traditional media. He started his career... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
N259
  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 Marc Lorenz

Marc Lorenz

Lighting Director and Programmer, Light-Pixel
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 →
avatar for Tess Falcone

Tess Falcone

Lighting Programmer
Tess Falcone is a freelance production and lighting designer, programmer, and operator based in Los Angeles. She first took to lighting in the theatre department in college but after graduating with a degree in biology, found her calling in live music. She has been touring for the... Read More →
avatar for Alex Fogel

Alex Fogel

LD / Moving Light Programmer, Alex Fogel Design
Alex is a New York City based Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer. He received a B.F.A. in lighting design from North Carolina School of the Arts.Since then, Alex has been working professionally as a Lighting Designer and Moving Light Programmer on Broadway Musicals and... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Rane Renshaw

Rane Renshaw

Lighting Director and Programmer, @LimeLightWired
Rane Renshaw is a lighting director and programmer at LIV and STORY Nightclubs in Miami, FL. Rane specializes in busking showfiles capable of the versatility Hip-Hop acts, EDM artists, and Open Format DJ’s demand on the fly. With over 15 years of theatre and multi-faceted freelance... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N250

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

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO 

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
N259
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C51

10:30pm PST

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: 

11/15/22 – Tuesday @ OMNIA Nightclub
11/16/22 – Wednesday @ Marquee NC
11/17/22 - Thursday (Opening Night) @ Hakkasan Nightclub (2x drink tickets per person)
11/18/22 – Friday @ Jewel Nightclub
11/19/22 – Saturday @ Tao Nightclub
11/20/22 – Sunday @ Marquee NC

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan

Thursday November 17, 2022 10:30pm - Friday November 18, 2022 1:00am PST
 
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Assistant Professor of Practice, Arts and Entertainment Technologies Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Theatre and Dance, UT, Austin
Matthew R. Smith holds an M.F.A. in Design and Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, where he serves as a full-time lecturer, and a M.A. in Communication from Angelo State. In recent years, he has served as projection designer for a variety of University of Texas at Austin... Read More →
avatar for Vickie Claiborne

Vickie Claiborne

Training Manager - Americas, disguise
Vickie Claiborne is the author of Media Servers for Lighting Programmers and the Training Manager for the Americas at disguise. She has more than 25 years of industry experience as a lighting and digital media server programming specialist for live events and is based in Las Vegas... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N253

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
N241

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
N250
  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.

Includes "backstage" tours of AREA15, Meow Wolf's Omega, and Illuminarium...
Please meet at Art Island at AREA15 on Friday, November 18 at 8:45am as the tour begins at 9am sharp and the building is not yet open to the public so please do not be late.

MUST WEAR LDI BADGE for admission.

(photo by Kate Russel: Meow Wolf, The Projected Desert)


Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Off site
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L42
  • Early Bird Price $195
  • Price (After 15 October) $250

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 2022 build) installed.
  • An external mouse is highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Latta

Jason Latta

Founder, Amazing Robot And Sons
After five years working at a large creative agency as Director of Emerging Technologies, I decided it was time to forge my own path and see what exciting opportunities are out there. The world of marketing is changing quickly and I want to help agencies and vendors explore virtual... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N240
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL advanced
  • Session Number L10

9:00am PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Crane

Rob Crane

Field Project Coordinator, ETC Inc.
Rob Crane is a field project coordinator for ETC. He travels around the southwest United States as well as other countries such as Mexico and Texas. He teaches professionals, students, and anyone else who will listen, about ETC’s lighting, rigging, and architectural products. As... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gonsman

Nick Gonsman

Eos Family Product Manager, ETC Inc.
Nick Gonsman is a product manager for Entertainment Controls, based out of ETC’s New York City office. In his role, he guides development for the Eos Family of control systems, which are deployed on Broadway, in the West End, and in theaters, opera houses, television studios, film... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N231
  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

[SOLD OUT] 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 Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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
N242
  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
N255

9:30am PST

XLIVExLDI: Sustainability: Are You 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.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Lindsay Arell

Lindsay Arell

Principal and Lead Strategist, Honeycomb Strategies
Lindsay Arell is the founder and principal of Honeycomb Strategies, a woman owned sustainability consulting firm specializing in the events, venue, and the hospitality industry.  Ms. Arell works with clients to consider their business and environmental practices working together... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am PST
N259
  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
avatar for Ed Leahy

Ed Leahy

Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Chicago Flyhouse
Ed Leahy is Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager at Chicago Flyhouse, and an entertainment industry veteran. He develops and implements Flyhouse rigging and safety training curriculum for entertainment technicians at convention centers, universities, commercial venues, and... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am PST
N232

9:30am PST

Aerial Rigging

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-on 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.

Lunch is provided.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Schmitz

Andy Schmitz

Rigging and Inspections Manager, EPS
Andy joined EPS in 2021 as Rigging and Inspections Manager. With more than 25 years of entertainment industry experience as a Project Manager, Head Rigger, Technical Director, Lighting Director, and Production Manager, Andy provides EPS’ clients a wealth of knowledge when it comes... Read More →
avatar for Jim Shumway

Jim Shumway

Senior Project Manager, TAIT
Jim Shumway is a senior project manager at TAIT. Over his nine-plus years with the company he has delivered unique solutions for clients of all sizes and markets including arena/stadium concert touring, theme parks, award shows, brand activations, and permanent installations. His... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N238
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • COURSE LEVEL Introduction-Intermediate
  • Session Number L33
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 7

10:30am PST

XLIVExLDI: Game Engines Create New Realities
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.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Ron Martin

Ron Martin

For over three decades, Ron has worked with teams to create compelling storytelling with CG content.  Ron directed the game cinematic for Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Rainbow 6:Ravenshield, and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. He worked on animated series for Mainframe... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am PST
N259
  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
N255
  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 →

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Claiborne

Vickie Claiborne

Training Manager - Americas, disguise
Vickie Claiborne is the author of Media Servers for Lighting Programmers and the Training Manager for the Americas at disguise. She has more than 25 years of industry experience as a lighting and digital media server programming specialist for live events and is based in Las Vegas... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N253

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
N236

11:00am PST

Media Clown: Augmented Reality
Media Clown is an ongoing, devised research project that utilizes Augmented Reality and virtual green screen production to break the fourth wall between the physical and digital worlds for a live virtual broadcast. A Beckett-meets-Buster satire of Big Tech, Media Clown tells the story of an oddball entrepreneur as he tries to raise capital for his idealistic (and potentially catastrophic) invention. Three audience members in Las Vegas and three audience members attending virtually from around the globe will be selected to participate in the live, telepresent performance, which is realized via UnReal Engine, Touch Designer, Zoom, Zoom OSC, Qlab, Lens Studio, and motion capture via Optitrack integration. The broadcast audience at LDI and online will also have the opportunity to interact with the solo performer via a custom web app.

Additionally, LDI audiences present in Las Vegas will be offered an exclusive peek behind-the-scenes with a simultaneous side-by-side view of our virtual greenscreen studio in Iowa City. After the performance, join us for a Q&A with the interdisciplinary team comprised of industry professionals from theatre, visual art, engineering, and computer science based at the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts. 

Media Clown is produced in affiliation with the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts and is sponsored by Epic Mega Grants and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Fine

Daniel Fine

Assistant Professor of Digital Media in Performance, University of Iowa
Daniel Fine is an assistant professor of Digital Media in Performance. He has a co-appointment in Dance and is a core faculty member of the Public Digital Arts Cluster. Daniel is an artist, scholar, and technologist working in immersive, responsive, mediated environments, site-specific locations and installations for interactive users, audiences and live performance. By combining the simple, traditional forms of storytelling with that of new media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Ragan

Matthew Ragan

Co-Founder, SudoMagic
Matthew has worked as an educator, mentor and counselor for over 15 years. He has a robust archive of teaching resources for the creative-coding community, and specializes in creating interactive systems for digital environments. He received his MFA from Arizona State University in... Read More →
avatar for Paul Kalina

Paul Kalina

Co-producer, Performer
Paul Kalina is the Performer and Co-Creator of Media Clown and an Associate Professor of Movement Studies and the Head of Acting at the University of Iowa. Some Performer credits include: The 39 Steps (Drury Lane Oakbrook)., 500 Clown Macbeth, 500 Clown Frankenstein, 500 Clown... Read More →
avatar for Emily Berkheimer

Emily Berkheimer

Assistant Technical Director, Media Clown
Emily Berkheimer is the assistant technical director for Media Clown, working in development for AR, virtual environments, and visual effects, and operating systems for motion capture and live compositing. Since getting her bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa, Emily has... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Gaston

Courtney Gaston

Assistant Professor, Wesleyan
Courtney Gaston is an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Wesleyan University in Connecticut (USA) where she teaches lighting and media design and works as a freelance designer. As a lighting, scenic, and media designer, her research focuses on integrating new technologies with... Read More →
avatar for Jordan

Jordan "J.J." Jones

MFA Stage Management Candidate, University of Iowa
Jordan “J.J.” Jones is currently a second-year graduate student at the University of Iowa in the MFA Stage Management program. After graduating from Carson-Newman University in 2016, she has worked in Nebraska, Virginia, Alabama, Minnesota, Tennessee, and with a touring production... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea June

Chelsea June

Co-Art Director
Chelsea is a 2020 graduate from the University of Iowa’s MFA design program, based out of NYC. Chelsea began her studies as a costume designer and left as a multidisciplinary designer with a heavy focus in media design. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began she has been freelancing... Read More →
avatar for Travis Kelley

Travis Kelley

Associate Director of Technology, University of Iowa
Travis Kelley is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a Video Designer by day and a Software Developer by night. Travis likes to explore how emerging technologies can power VR, AR, and interactive experiences. As part of his projects... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Marshall

Leigh Marshall

Co-Creator / Lead Writer
LEIGH M. MARSHALL is a multidisciplinary writer, performer, and editor. Marshall's work has been selected for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival (FAME HEAUX), the Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Repertory Theater (THE ROSALINE PLAY), The Examined Life Conference (LATERALITY... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N252

11:00am PST

Loudspeaker Demo
Schedule

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM: K-Array
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM: TW Audio
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM: Renkus Heinz
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM: K-Array
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM: TW Audio
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM: Renkus Heinz
12:10 PM - 12:20 PM:
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM: K-Array
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM: TW Audio
12:40 PM - 12:50 PM: Renkus Heinz
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM: K-Array
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM: TW Audio
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM: Renkus Heinz
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM:
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM: K-Array
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM: TW Audio
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM: Renkus Heinz

Loudspeaker Sponsored by : K-array, TW Audio and Renkus-Heinz 

Friday November 18, 2022 11:00am - 2:00pm PST
N250

11:00am PST

11:30am PST

TechTalks: CAD and Visualization for Lighting Designers
Presented by CAST 
Trying to navigate a route through the choice of CAD and visualization packages is almost impossible and it goes without saying that there is no one answer. No, “Everyone should do this,” No, “I highly recommend this.” And certainly no, “This is the correct one!” When making your choices, you need to balance various often competing arguments. Join us for this session to explore a software that allows you to provide clear, precise information and for others to interact and understand your ideas.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY/TechTalks Stage on the LDI show floor.

Speakers
avatar for Dany Tancou

Dany Tancou

wysiwyg Product Manager, CAST
Dany Tancou joined CAST Group of Companies, Inc. as a Trainer nearly 20 years ago, and transitioned into his current role of Product Manager in 2019. He is integral to CAST’s growth and development, and his education and experience make him a reliable source of information, support... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, TechTalks
  • Session Number EPS1

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/ Lighting Designer
Ethan has designed lights for The Cher Show (Gateway Playhouse), Masters of Illusion--Live! (US/Canada Tour), La Bohéme (El Paso Opera), The Baker’s Wife (Theatre Row), Julius Caesar (Trinity Rep), Something Rotten, Kinky Boots, The Graduate (Forestburgh Playhouse). As a lighting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Schriever

Jen Schriever

Lighting Designer
Jen Schriever (Lighting Designer): Broadway: A Strange Loop (Tony Nomination), Death of a Salesman, 1776, Birthday Candles, Lackawanna Blues, Grand Horizons, What the Constitution Means to Me, Lifespan of a Fact, Eclipsed, Ghetto Klown. Recent Off-Broadway includes: My Broken Language... Read More →
avatar for Marsha Stern

Marsha Stern

President, Marsha Stern Lighting Design & Consulting, Inc.
Marsha Stern is an award winning lighting designer, programmer, technician and production manager who’s career began in the music business and spans the NYC Nightclub and Special Events circuit from the late 70’s through the mid 90’s when she began to pioneer using automated... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
N234

11:30am PST

Digital Interactive Placemaking
The practice of architectural placemaking through technology has transformed dramatically in recent years, with addressable LED, sensors, projection, and advanced digital control systems pushing the boundaries of what is possible. A new industry is emerging that combines innovative interactive tech and fabrication techniques with 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 around the world.

Moderators
avatar for Robb Pope

Robb Pope

Founder, Digital Ambiance
Robb Pope founded Digital Ambiance after 5 years of concert touring as a lighting designer and video engineer. Recognizing the growing market for innovative pixel mapping, projection, and interactive installations he put together a team of artists and engineers to design and build... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chad Hutson

Chad Hutson

Chief Strategy Officer, Dimensional Innovations
Chad has forged a notable career leading teams of creative and technology professionals, helping to transform physical spaces into exceptional experiences for some of the most recognized brands and entertainers in the world. Currently serving as the CSO of Dimensional Innovations... Read More →
avatar for David Glicksman

David Glicksman

Director of Creative Technology, LA, Gensler DxD
With two decades of experience combining art, technology, and storytelling for some of the world’s largest brands David Glicksman brings a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to his work. He has a proven track record in interactive architectural installation, experience design... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lazarow

Andrew Lazarow

Director of Strategy & Story, The LAB at Rockwell Group
Andrew Lazarow is the Director of Strategy & Story at the LAB, an experience design and technology studio within Rockwell Group. An award-winning interactive designer, Andrew leads the LAB and its compelling branded experiences, immersive environments, exhibitions, and pop-ups. Recent... Read More →
avatar for Tavia Morra

Tavia Morra

Senior Creative Software Engineer, Envoy (formerly Leviathan)
Tavia is a multi-disciplinary creative technologist and technical artist. With over a decade of experience in interactive/immersive development their work has traversed tours, architectural installations, live environments, visual effects, and real-time content creation. Tavia has... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
N239

11:30am PST

XLIVExLDI: Augmented Reality at Festivals : Coachella Leads The Charge
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 from the innovation team at Coachella about how they are integrating augmented reality and other cutting-edge tech to enhance the event experience for both fans attending in-person and those watching from home.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cenicola

Ryan Cenicola

Innovation Producer, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
As Innovation Producer for Coachella, Ryan oversees the festival’s emerging technology programs across AR, gaming, web3, VR, and digital communities. He directed the festival’s 2022 Coachellaverse campaign, a transmedia story experience that wraps Coachella's wide ranging innovative... Read More →
avatar for Danny Firpo

Danny Firpo

CEO, Co-Founder, All of It Now
Danny Firpo is the Co-founder and CEO of All of it Now. With a background in film and TV production,disguise programming, screen producing, system design, and digital marketing, he brings a diversebackground of practical effects, live production, and brand marketing to every proj... Read More →
avatar for Eric Wagliardo

Eric Wagliardo

Founder, &Pull
Eric Wagliardo is an internationally recognized artist and creative director who serves as an XR Producer for the Coachella Innovation team. He also founded &Pull, a consulting firm focused on innovative experiences in the music industry and MXR (“Mixer”) a new creators' tool... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
N259
  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.

Registration for the Portfolio Review is now closed. If you are interested in attending and did not register yet please email deannafitzgerald@mac.com


Moderators
avatar for Deanna Fitzgerald

Deanna Fitzgerald

Lighting Designer, The Heart of Light
Deanna Fitzgerald is a 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. Deanna the author of The Heart of Light, a primer for a life and career... 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 →

Speakers
avatar for Ann Archbold

Ann Archbold

Lighting Designer / Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Ann has designed lighting for over 600 events for theatre, industrials, opera, dance, live concerts and television throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her design work includes productions for The Malta International Arts Festival, The Old Globe Theatre, Madison Repertory... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Dennis

Christopher Dennis

Director of Production, San Francisco Ballet
Christopher Dennis is currently in his 13th season as director of production overseeing the technical aspects of all San Francisco Ballet productions. He served as the resident lighting designer and lighting coordinator at The National Ballet of Canada for 14 seasons. Chris’ lighting... Read More →
avatar for Christina Giannelli

Christina Giannelli

Lighting Designer
Christina Giannelli has designed original lighting for ballets by Julia Adam, Christopher Bruce, Jorma Elo, Donald McHale, Kenneth McMillan, Trey McIntyre, Dennis Nahat, Ben Stevenson, Glen Tetley, Natalie Weir, Stanton Welch, and Lila York, among others. In the course of her career... Read More →
avatar for Michele Habeck

Michele Habeck

Lighting Designer, michellehabeckstudio
artist, educator, mentor, maker, storyteller, keeper of cultureMichelle Habeck designs lighting for live performance, exhibit, and architecture and is currently exploring light as installation and sensory space, theatre for young audiences, and the very young. Michelle is committed... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Harvey

Michelle Harvey

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Michelle Harvey is currently the assistant professor of Lighting Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.LIGHTING DESIGN: LOCAL: ShakesFear, Our Town (Nebraska Repertory Theatre) REGIONAL: Stillwater, Fire in Dreamland, Lot’s Wife, What Would Crazy Horse Do?, Unreliable (Kansas... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Huizinga

Sharon Huizinga

Head of MFA Lighting Program, University of Cincinnati
Sharon Huizinga has been a lighting designer, programmer and educator for over 20 years, living and working around the world and in many different areas of our industry. She has just relocated to Cincinnati after living in Amsterdam for the last four years where she was up to various... Read More →
avatar for Stan Kaye

Stan Kaye

Kaye President and Principal, SKDesign and Consulting LLC
Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKDesign and Consulting LLC. Throughout his 40 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director... Read More →
avatar for Anne McMills

Anne McMills

Head of Lighting Design & Technology, San Diego State University
Anne E. McMills is a lighting designer, associate lighting designer, professor, and author. Her career extends across the many facets of the lighting world—from theatre (regional to Broadway and the West End) to television and theme parks to architectural lighting, corporate industrials... Read More →
avatar for Kristie Roldan

Kristie Roldan

Principal Lighting Designer, Walt Disney Imagineering
A few of Kristie Roldan’s completed lighting designs at the Disneyland Resort can be seen at The Tropical Hideaway, Lamplight Lounge, Tenaya Stone Spa, and Haunted Mansion. Prior to Imagineering, Kristie worked with the teams at Visual Terrain and Intensity Advisors, designing lighting... Read More →
avatar for Jen Schriever

Jen Schriever

Lighting Designer
Jen Schriever (Lighting Designer): Broadway: A Strange Loop (Tony Nomination), Death of a Salesman, 1776, Birthday Candles, Lackawanna Blues, Grand Horizons, What the Constitution Means to Me, Lifespan of a Fact, Eclipsed, Ghetto Klown. Recent Off-Broadway includes: My Broken Language... Read More →
avatar for Marsha Stern

Marsha Stern

President, Marsha Stern Lighting Design & Consulting, Inc.
Marsha Stern is an award winning lighting designer, programmer, technician and production manager who’s career began in the music business and spans the NYC Nightclub and Special Events circuit from the late 70’s through the mid 90’s when she began to pioneer using automated... Read More →
avatar for Steve Woods

Steve Woods

Professor of Theatre & Chair of the Stage Design Program, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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 →


Friday November 18, 2022 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
N233
  Special Events
  • Session Number F7

12:00pm PST

Club Design Session at Omnia

Step behind the scenes at Omnia, a 75,000-square-foot, multi-level destination club that hosts the latest technical spectacle and big-name DJs at Caesars Palace. Distinctive LED ribbons contour the pillars and walls, pulsing with the rhythm. Just behind the DJ booth, a mesmerizing wall of light technology adds to the overall experience. The club's focal point is a giant kinetic eight-ring chandelier with theatrical lighting effects, video projections, and LED strips, with control by TAIT.

This unique session includes a look at what goes into club design from the ground up, and in-depth intel about the club design, gear, and evolution of design from Omnia's opening until today.

Please meet at the doors to Omina by 11:45pm at the latest so the session can begin at 12 noon.

You will be looking for:
Price Johnston : 708-990-2983
He will gather the group before entering the club.
Omnia
Caesars Palace
Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 785-6200


Friday November 18, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Off site
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L38
  • Early Bird Price $195
  • Price (After 15 October) $250

1:00pm PST

SkyFire Tesla Coil Performance
SkyFire Arts performers wear high-voltage protective suits to dance with real electricity. Giant Tesla coils are used to produce 10-foot-long arcs that are 1 million volts strong and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, over half as hot as the surface of the sun. Beyond offering the thrilling nature of this spectacular technology, SkyFire Arts makes a powerful experience truly transformative by incorporating dramatic storytelling. As a result, this act has left an indelible impression on the hearts & minds of its audiences world-wide.

Friday November 18, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PST
Special Events Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

1:00pm PST

Combo: Club Tour and Club Design Session - Day 1

Combination of the Friday Club Design Session at Omnia and the Las Vegas Club Tour on Saturday.


Friday November 18, 2022 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Off site
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L39
  • Early Bird Price $295
  • Price (After 15 October) $395

1:30pm PST

Amplify: The Self-Aware PA - Welcome to d&b Soundscape
Soundscape provides a new way of using and hearing PA systems. Delay times no longer need to be measured or programmed…. The days of fixed-delay times are gone. Soundscape allows for a dynamically adjustable PA system based on the engineers artistic goals using applied intelligence and the existing d&b software workflow. Learn more about how it works and how it's operated.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY and TECH TALK STAGE on the LDI show floor.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Malgieri

Nick Malgieri

Advanced Systems Specialist, d&b audiotechnik
With 27 years experience in live sound, Nick works to provide technical training and project support for all users of d&b systems. He specializes in supporting Soundscape technology, d&b’s approach to spatial audio which includes object-based mixing (En-Scence) and emulated room... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, Amplify
  • Session Number C37

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 Ric Lipson

Ric Lipson

Partner, Stufish
StufishAre an incredible team of entertainment architects creating ambitious and pioneering work, exploring new ways to inspire audience and visitors, from musical experiences to theatrical shows, exhibitions and buildings.Always on the cutting edge they have been at the fore front... Read More →
avatar for Ray Winkler

Ray Winkler

CEO & Design Director, Stufish
StufishAre an incredible team of entertainment architects creating ambitious and pioneering work, exploring new ways to inspire audience and visitors, from musical experiences to theatrical shows, exhibitions and buildings.Always on the cutting edge they have been at the fore front... 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 →
avatar for Nick Whitehouse

Nick Whitehouse

Fireplay
Fireplay’s CEO, Lighting Designer, and Chief Creative Nick Whitehouse learned his craft from 20+ years of touring. Through the guidance of a mentor, Whitehouse expanded into a bold style that has won the admiration of music’s most prominent figures and a 15-year collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Siebert

Aaron Siebert

Business Development Manager, TAIT
Aaron Siebert currently serves as Business Development Manager at TAIT. He started his career 20 years ago in regional theater and festivals in California before earning his BFA in Theater from Carnegie Mellon University. Aaron joined TAIT after graduation and has shifted from project... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
LDI Stage in the Circle Bar and Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F6

1:30pm PST

XR, MR, AR... Oh My! Experts Discuss New Tools Shaping Live Entertainment
XR, MR, AR… oh my! With an expanding list of new technologies, experts examine how advanced tools have changed the landscape of live entertainment. Join us for an open discussion amongst creatives and technologists about how all areas of the entertainment industry – from broadcast and livestream to touring and more – are being affected by innovative systems and workflows, plus explore this exciting realm of bleeding-edge possibilities.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Moderators
avatar for Francesca Benevento

Francesca Benevento

Executive Producer, XR Studios
Francesca Benevento is the Executive Producer at XR Studios. With a background in Outside Sales and Advertising, Francesca’s knowledge of project management, client services, and full-service production brings both experience and expertise to the execution of XR productions.Francesca... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Coutu Dumont

Gabriel Coutu Dumont

Creative Director, Silent Partners Studio
Gabriel Coutu Dumont is a multidisciplinary artist and image producer. His works and performances are presented around the world. Gabriel began his career as a photographer and visual artist. He exhibited his work for the first time in 2001, in New York. Starting in 2004, he began... Read More →
avatar for Danny Firpo

Danny Firpo

CEO, Co-Founder, All of It Now
Danny Firpo is the Co-founder and CEO of All of it Now. With a background in film and TV production,disguise programming, screen producing, system design, and digital marketing, he brings a diversebackground of practical effects, live production, and brand marketing to every proj... Read More →
avatar for Dan Pack

Dan Pack

Founding Partner and Managing Director, Silver Spoon
Dan Pack has been immersed in the world of production and post from the beginning of his career. Starting in commercial production, his passion for pushing the boundaries of creative technology led him to co-found Brooklyn-based Silver Spoon, a leading provider of real-time animation... Read More →
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
N259
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C56

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

Lighting Designer, 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 →
avatar for Kurt Schnabel

Kurt Schnabel

System Design Engineer, Clearwing Systems Integration
An experienced designer with twenty years of industry experience, Kurt Schnabel has provided integrated solutions for theatrical productions, special events, corporate theater, and architectural installations. As Systems Design Engineer at Clearwing Systems Integration, he has managed... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N241

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 Matthew Ragan

Matthew Ragan

Co-Founder, SudoMagic
Matthew has worked as an educator, mentor and counselor for over 15 years. He has a robust archive of teaching resources for the creative-coding community, and specializes in creating interactive systems for digital environments. He received his MFA from Arizona State University in... Read More →
avatar for Vickie Claiborne

Vickie Claiborne

Training Manager - Americas, disguise
Vickie Claiborne is the author of Media Servers for Lighting Programmers and the Training Manager for the Americas at disguise. She has more than 25 years of industry experience as a lighting and digital media server programming specialist for live events and is based in Las Vegas... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N253

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 Jonathan Deull

Jonathan Deull

Executive Vice President, Clark Transfer
For more than 45 years, Jonathan Deull has been a show business maid-of-all-work, serving as a producer, designer, stage manager, technical supervisor, rigger, and educator with theatrical and musical productions, circuses, and special events around the United States and internationally... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N232

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
N236

2:00pm PST

(SOLD OUT) 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 Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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
N242
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software
  • COURSE LEVEL introduction
  • Session Number L07
  • Early Bird Price $245
  • Price (After 15 October) $295
  • ETCP Credits 2

2:00pm PST

[SOLD OUT] 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.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Crane

Rob Crane

Field Project Coordinator, ETC Inc.
Rob Crane is a field project coordinator for ETC. He travels around the southwest United States as well as other countries such as Mexico and Texas. He teaches professionals, students, and anyone else who will listen, about ETC’s lighting, rigging, and architectural products. As... Read More →
avatar for Nick Gonsman

Nick Gonsman

Eos Family Product Manager, ETC Inc.
Nick Gonsman is a product manager for Entertainment Controls, based out of ETC’s New York City office. In his role, he guides development for the Eos Family of control systems, which are deployed on Broadway, in the West End, and in theaters, opera houses, television studios, film... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N231
  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

Lighting Programming Summit: Day 1 - Battle Of The Busk

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.

Battle of the Busk:
Friday, November 18
Join some of the industry's top live programmers as they show you the secrets of their show files and let you take the controls! This workshop brings experts together from across all industries and console languages to share their knowledge on exactly how they pull off the largest live experiences in the world.

For the first hour of the course, our buskers will discuss their theories on live lighting control. They’ll walk through their show file step by step, showing how they organize their views, faders, macros, and all the tools they develop to make their busking the best in the business.

Then, for the second hour, you'll get a chance to show what you've learned by busking that showfile with a live DJ! Multiple lighting rigs and consoles from ETC, GrandMA, Chamsys, and AVO will be available working live simultaneously for you to jump in and get hands on feedback from a pro right by your side.

For the last hour, you'll be right at FOH for the main event: The Battle of the Busk! The instructors will go head to head in a (friendly) competition showing their busking skills. This event draws some of the most well known designers, programmers, and production companies as audience members, and is an awesome chance to network and discuss your newfound skills.

This class is an excellent way to end the first day at LDI, and an opportunity no programmer should miss!

Cue4Me:
Saturday, November 19
This workshop translates your programming skills into practical experience. Cue4Me places you at the lighting console next to world class programmers looking to share their invaluable experience in direct hands-on training.

Join top names in the industry, such as Benny Kirkham (Elton John, Spongebob on Broadway) and Tiffany Keys(The Voice, SavageXFenty), as they take you through multiple real world scenarios with practical instruction on how they manage to put together such stunning shows around the world. Our work in the field as designers and programmers involves all kinds of chaos, and these professionals will show you how to set up a showfile to best handle it.

Using the same multiple lighting rigs and consoles from the Battle of the Busk, participants will have the opportunity to work live with a designer: taking direction, building looks, and openly sharing strategies and methods for working in the toughest situation. Experts from theatre, film, and live music will all be present to offer their unique perspectives on programming workflow and philosophy.

Whether you choose to get in the hot seat with the designer or just observe and participate in the conversation, this session offers insights unlike anything you might receive in a typical programming course. This workshop provides key 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, network with the designers and programmers who participated, and have fun with the now free-to-use lighting rig until LDI doors close.


Moderators
avatar for Wes Richter

Wes Richter

Founding Partner and Principal Designer, Sovereign Candle Collective
Wes Richter’s extensive theatrical background has made him valuable to corporate and social event clients. They can rely on him for creative solutions to their lighting needs. His diverse experience base includes work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Natural History Museum... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bullock

Jason Bullock

Lighting Programmer and Designer
Check out this article about Jason and his work, published by Chauvet Professional:https://www.chauvetprofessional.com/news/jason-bullock-the-calculus-of-light
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 →
avatar for Rane Renshaw

Rane Renshaw

Lighting Director and Programmer, @LimeLightWired
Rane Renshaw is a lighting director and programmer at LIV and STORY Nightclubs in Miami, FL. Rane specializes in busking showfiles capable of the versatility Hip-Hop acts, EDM artists, and Open Format DJ’s demand on the fly. With over 15 years of theatre and multi-faceted freelance... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Sweirki

Maryam Sweirki

Maryam Sweirki (Mary as her friends call her) is a NYC based lighting designer and programmer. She is the former lighting director at (le) poisson rouge in Greenwich Village and holds off Broadway programming credits. Originally from Miami and holding a degree in vocal performance... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 2:00pm - 7:00pm PST
N250
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L30
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 2

3:00pm PST

Amplify: Spacemap Go: Immersive Audio for Everyone
Immersive audio has become a buzzword in the audio industry. This session will explore techniques to overcome some of the challenges of immersive audio by using Spacemap Go, Meyer Sound’s complimentary update to the GALAXY platform. In addition, we will explore creative ways to implement immersive audio into your production.

Moderators
avatar for Leon Rothenberg

Leon Rothenberg

Sound Designer
Leon Rothenberg is a Tony award-winning sound designer who has designed sound and written music for theater, film, dance, virtual reality, interactive, immersive environments, and the circus.In the before times, recent designs on Broadway included Hillary and Clinton, The Waverly... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josh Dorn-Fehrmann

Josh Dorn-Fehrmann

Senior Technical Support Specialist, Meyer Sound
Josh Dorn-Fehrmann is senior technical support specialist for Meyer Sound with a background in touring, music, and sound design for theatre. At Meyer Sound, Josh serves a multipurpose role where every day is different. Some of his responsibilities include customer support, sound system... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, Amplify
  • Session Number C40

3:00pm PST

XLIVExLDI: 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 director Christina Elizabeth Borins and designer Jason Simms. This is an extremely interesting project.... read more about it here.

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Speakers
avatar for Jason Simms

Jason Simms

Scenic/Media Designer / Assistant professor Cornell, Cornell University / 1991
Jason Simms (he/him) is an award-winning and multiple award nominated scenographer for Theater, Opera, Musicals, and Film & Media. In addition to1991, a virtual reality documentary exploring the Turkmen artists’ experience through the collapse of the Soviet Union set to premiere... Read More →
avatar for Akmyrat Tuyliyev

Akmyrat Tuyliyev

New Media Artist and Producer



Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
N259
  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 Marcel Fairbairn

Marcel Fairbairn

Founder/CEO, Gear Source
I started as a musician in my teens, and travelled with several bands. When I (quickly) realized that wasn't going to get me rich, I honed my selling skills in music retail - selling guitars, drums, sound systems, etc. That transitioned me to the lighting biz, where I ended up with... Read More →
avatar for Marty Hom

Marty Hom

Tour Manager
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
avatar for Robin Shaw

Robin Shaw

Co-Founder, Upstaging, Inc
Robin Shaw is a co-founder of Upstaging, Inc., which provides stage lighting, video, set construction event management and trucking services to the live event and touring industry. Robin is an innovator in the industry and her company’s clients are truly the who’s who of the music... Read More →
avatar for Michael T. Strickland

Michael T. Strickland

Chair, Bandit Lites
Michael T. Strickland started Bandit Lites in 1968. The company grew into a global leader. Along the way he founded and owned Thomas Engineering US, Tomcat Engineering, US Avolites US, Best Techs, Gear Park, Authentic Stars, Vol Air, BPH and GRNLite. He also acquired Lights Up... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
LDI Stage in the Circle Bar and Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F8

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 leads PRG Innovation, which brings into a single organization all of our global talentfocused on product development. He has been listed as an inventor on 15 U.S. patents to dateand supported countless others. In 2018, he was part of the team recognized with anTechnology & Engineering... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
N239

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 Vickie Claiborne

Vickie Claiborne

Training Manager - Americas, disguise
Vickie Claiborne is the author of Media Servers for Lighting Programmers and the Training Manager for the Americas at disguise. She has more than 25 years of industry experience as a lighting and digital media server programming specialist for live events and is based in Las Vegas... Read More →
avatar for Jim Testa

Jim Testa

President, Show Stage LLC
Jim Testa is the owner of Show Sage LLC, an audiovisual technology provider, and Pixel Mosaic LLC, as media creation and execution studio. Jim and his team specialize in providing multi-channel audio and video solutions and supporting services for corporate and live events, theatres... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N253

3:30pm PST

Women in Lighting
Short 30-minute talks by dynamic 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.

Followed by a Women In Lighting MeetUp at the LDI Circle Bar immediately following the sessions at 5pm. Sponsored by
AYRTON

Amy D. Lux: Considerations For The Built Environment 
Entertainment lighting design from concerts to theatre, film, or broadcast all have recognizable overlap in approach, syntax, and personnel. However, when crossing into traditional architectural design or permanent installation for the built environment, there are several differences in product, protocol, language, personnel, and the buying process. While these worlds can overlap, they can often be completely siloed with very different methods and procedures. In this session we will discuss the differences and what to consider when approaching architectural lighting and systems design, whether pivoting into the built environment permanently, or for a bespoke integration piece.

Paula Dinkel: Find Your Light
Paula will explore both the literal and figurative meaning of finding your light.

Carrie Heisler: Women in Sports Entertainment
As LD at Little Caesars Arena, Carrie does all the lighting for the Red Wings and Pistons, as well the Detroit Lions, where she helps L2. She will discuss what being a woman in a very male-oriented side of entertainment is like, as well as how women can impact the sports industry, and focus on how sports lighting differs, from other branches of lighting, and how the sports market has so much room for growth, and creative avenues for lighting.



Speakers
avatar for Paula Dinkel

Paula Dinkel

Lighting Designer, Paula Dinkel Lighting Design
Life on a Roller CoasterPaula Dinkel’s education and experience in theatre set and lighting design led to a long career in lighting theme parks. She is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with BA, MA, and MFA degrees. Her career at Walt Disney Imagineering spanned... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Heisler

Carrie Heisler

Lighting Designer/ Crew Cheif, 4Wall Entertainment
Carrie Heisler is a Detroit-based lighting designer, and full-time employee of 4Wall Detroit. She specializes in entertainment lighting and focuses mostly on entertainment sports lighting. She is the lighting director at Little Caesars' Arena for the Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit... Read More →
avatar for Amy D. Lux

Amy D. Lux

Multidisciplinary Designer and Dynamic Consultant, LoboLux
Amy D Lux is a multidisciplinary designer and dynamic consultant with a background in theatrical & architainment lighting and controls for immersive experiences and the built environment. Her technical knowledge spans from design development to programming, wiring, and installation... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N237

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
N232

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

Chief Operating Officer, Dragone
Anna Robb is the Chief Operating Officer at Dragone. 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 Digital Systems, BattleROYAL and... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N241

4:30pm PST

TechTalks: It's About Time: How The Network Is Enabling Media Servers To Abandon Their Analog Past
Michael Kolher, creative technologist, Fuse Engineering Workshoptalks about how computers keep time, and how evolving standards and technologies in that space, are allowing us to transition video (and lighting) infrastructure away from traditional video cables, and instead onto the network. Learn about the benefits of this change, and what it will mean for technicians and creatives alike, and how this will open up a whole world of creative possibilities in the live event, broadcast, and metaverse spaces.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY and TECH TALK STAGE on the LDI show floor.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kohler

Michael Kohler

Creative Technologist, Fuse Engineering Workshop
Michael Kohler is a creative technologist currently focused on building the next generation of infrastructure and workflows to enhance live events, retail experiences, and virtual production; by creating thought provoking demonstrations and prototypes to help everyone understand the... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, TechTalks
  • Session Number C38

4:30pm PST

XLIVExLDI: 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. 

Gear Sponsored By KINO FLO

Moderators
avatar for Matthew Carson

Matthew Carson

Senior Vice President of Corporate Events, Production Resource Group
Matthew joined PRG in 2009 as a National Account Executive.  In 2012 he was promoted to Vice President of Agency Channel Sales, and in 2017 Senior Vice President of Sales for Corporate events.  In 2020 Matthew became the Market Leader for Corporate Events.  Prior to joining PRG... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brookhart

Justin Brookhart

Executive Director - BLINK, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Justin Brookhart (he/him/his) is the Executive Director for BLINK, the largest immersive art event in the United States, taking place in Cincinnati,  OH and Northern Kentucky. Justin just relocated to Cincinnati from Austin, TX, where he combined his strong business acumen with a... Read More →
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.  Bobby plays an active role in PRG’s Business Development Team by channeling his enthusiasm towards the growth and expansion of all the company’s production disciplines.With... Read More →
avatar for Frank Roggio

Frank Roggio

Director of Solutions Engineering, PRG
Frank has 20+ years of experience in the AV Industry. His focus in the industry has been complex custom scenic, video and audio solutions. These include distributed audio systems, touchscreen integration, touchscreen content creation, LED video solutions, large video mapping projects... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Salzbrun

Andrew Salzbrun

Co-Founder, BLINK
A partner in the human connection company, the AGAR, Andrew leverages real human experiences to grow culture for some of the world's biggest brands and cities across the country. Most notably, Andrew co-founded BLINK in 2017, A four-night, city-wide, art event that draws over 1.5... Read More →



Friday November 18, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
N259
  XLIVExLDI
  • Session Number C58

6:00pm PST

SkyFire Tesla Coil Performance
SkyFire Arts performers wear high-voltage protective suits to dance with real electricity. Giant Tesla coils are used to produce 10-foot-long arcs that are 1 million volts strong and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, over half as hot as the surface of the sun. Beyond offering the thrilling nature of this spectacular technology, SkyFire Arts makes a powerful experience truly transformative by incorporating dramatic storytelling. As a result, this act has left an indelible impression on the hearts & minds of its audiences world-wide.

Friday November 18, 2022 6:00pm - 6:15pm PST
Special Events Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

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. Join us at the LDI Circle Bar + Lounge for drinks and appetizers immediately after the show floor closes. The Circle Bar will also be open during show hours.

Sponsored By:
H&X Technologies and TLS Productions

Friday November 18, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
LDI Circle Bar and Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F4

10:30pm PST

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: 

11/15/22 – Tuesday @ OMNIA Nightclub
11/16/22 – Wednesday @ Marquee NC
11/17/22 - Thursday (Opening Night) @ Hakkasan Nightclub (2x drink tickets per person)
11/18/22 – Friday @ Jewel Nightclub
11/19/22 – Saturday @ Tao Nightclub
11/20/22 – Sunday @ Marquee NC

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan

Friday November 18, 2022 10:30pm - Saturday November 19, 2022 1:00am PST
 
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
N250
  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
N241

9:00am PST

Perception Digital Art Museum Tour

Saturday, November 19:
9:00am – LDI guests arrive at Perception

Please meet in the parking area of Perception
2780 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

LDI contact: Price Johnston 708-990-2983

One of the special tours at LDI this year is a tech tour of Perception Las Vegas, a new museum for immersive and high-tech digital art installations, opened on June 10, 2022 with the world premiere of Leonardo: The Universal Man. Chronicling the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, one of history’s greatest thinkers, the hour-long, three-part journey will transport guests into the mind of the Renaissance master. da Vinci changed the perception of humankind through his visionary ideas, science and art.

LDI will tour this new immersive experience, before it opens to the public on Saturday, November 19, 2022. The tour will include a Q&A with Ned Collett, Robert Frey, and Rutger and Carlo Rujgers of TWOFIFTYK , discussing such topics as power, use of media servers, a look at the control room, how the technology was selected, the development plan from inception to launch in Las Vegas, Leonardo original content/content in-house creation. Plus a demo of what the system can do.

Register today under LDInstitute, limited to 50 people.


Speakers
avatar for Storm Leland Roper

Storm Leland Roper

Technical Director and Assistant General Manager, Perception Las Vegas
Storm Leland Roper is a fourth generation Las Vegas native with experience not only in Event Entertainment Operations, but business leader and Entrepreneurship. After pursuing education in Architecture in Southern California, Storm moved back to Las Vegas and entered the workforce... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Rodriguez

Anthony Rodriguez

Vice President of Operations, Millipede Management
Anthony Rodriguez began his career 15 years ago in the heart of the Hospitality and Entertainment world and his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. Working his way through the ranks of the operation for Pure Management Group, Anthony quickly gained practical experience that prepared him... Read More →
avatar for Gabriella Ledur

Gabriella Ledur

Assistant General Manager, Perception Las Vegas
As a Marketing and Operations professional, Gabriella Ledur serves as the Assistant General Manager of Perception Las Vegas. As part of the opening team Gabriella organized the complete operational critical path of Perception from hiring, training and developing employees, to managing... Read More →
avatar for Rutger Jansen

Rutger Jansen

Senior Vice President of Production and Operations, Insomniac
Rutger Jansen is an event professional that started his journey in the EDM industry in Europe during the 90’s, right at the beginning of the genre’s take off.He has produced some of the largest and most renowned EDM festivals and shows across Europe and around the world like... Read More →
avatar for Frank Verbeek

Frank Verbeek

International Production Manager, Top Gear Live shows & Glory Kickboxing
Frank Verbeek is an international production manager and “technerd”. During his 26 years of working in the event industry he startedas a technician and worked his way up to production manager of largescale international events. In recent years Frank Verbeek has beenresponsible... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Perception Digital Art Museum
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L41
  • Early Bird Price $195
  • Price (After 15 October) $250

9:00am PST

Intro to Real-Time Content Creation for Immersive Experiences

The ability for users to interact with and change the content they are consuming has created a whole new landscape of experiences. Whether you're re-imagining Van Gogh and Frida or building a beautiful experience in a corporate lobby, the addition of real-time generative and interactive content can't be left out. This course guides you through the basic principles of building real-time content in TouchDesigner and the kind of data sources most useful in building your experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Jack DiLaura

Jack DiLaura

Interactive Artist
Jack DiLaura is an interactive artist, creative developer, and musician who specializes in creating generative graphics, interactive installations, and ambient bleep bloop music when he's AFK.Website: jackdilaura.comYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/jackdilauraIG: https://www.instagram.com/jackd... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N240
  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
N238
  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 Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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
N242
  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
N255

10:00am PST

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


Saturday November 19, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am PST
N250
  Special Events
  • Session Number F2

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, Light-Pixel
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
N233

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, sound designer Palmer Hefferan, 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 & Composer
Palmer Hefferan is a Tony Award® nominated sound designer and composer for theater and podcasts. In 2019, she received a 2019 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design.Select New York credits include: Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center Theater), Grand Horizons... Read More →
avatar for Caite Hevner

Caite Hevner

Scenic and Projection Designer
Caite Hevner is a theatrical designer based in NYC. Her designs have been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, across the United States, and internationally. Caite is a proud member of USA829, where she serves as co-chair of the Respectful Workplace Committee and of the Accountability... Read More →
avatar for Jen Schriever

Jen Schriever

Lighting Designer
Jen Schriever (Lighting Designer): Broadway: A Strange Loop (Tony Nomination), Death of a Salesman, 1776, Birthday Candles, Lackawanna Blues, Grand Horizons, What the Constitution Means to Me, Lifespan of a Fact, Eclipsed, Ghetto Klown. Recent Off-Broadway includes: My Broken Language... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N239

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

CEO, Proton Global Media Group
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
N236

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 Ethan Gilson

Ethan Gilson

Owner, Entertainment Rigging Services
Ethan Gilson is the owner of Entertainment Rigging Services, LLC, a company specializing in entertainment rigging inspections, training, design, and installation. In 2005, he received one of the first certificates granted by the EETCP in Arena and Theatre Rigging (#0048) and has established... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N237

11:00am PST

Loudspeaker Demo
Schedule

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM: Renkus Heinz
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM: K-Array
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM: TW Audio
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM: Renkus Heinz
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM: K-Array
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM: TW Audio
12:10 PM - 12:20 PM:
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM: Renkus Heinz
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM: K-Array
12:40 PM - 12:50 PM: TW Audio
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM: Renkus Heinz
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM: K-Array
1:10 PM - 1:20 PM: TW Audio
1:20 PM - 1:30 PM:
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM: Renkus Heinz
1:40 PM - 1:50 PM: K-Array
1:50 PM - 2:00 PM: TW Audio

Loudspeaker Sponsored by : K-array, TW Audio and Renkus-Heinz

Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 2:00pm PST
N250

11:00am PST

Expo Hall Open
Saturday November 19, 2022 11:00am - 6:00pm PST
Las Vegas Convention Center - North Hall

11:30am PST

TechTalks: CAD and Visualization for Lighting Designers
Presented by CAST 
Trying to navigate a route through the choice of CAD and visualization packages is almost impossible and it goes without saying that there is no one answer. No, “Everyone should do this,” No, “I highly recommend this.” And certainly no, “This is the correct one!” When making your choices, you need to balance various often competing arguments. Join us for this session to explore a software that allows you to provide clear, precise information and for others to interact and understand your ideas.


Speakers
avatar for Dany Tancou

Dany Tancou

wysiwyg Product Manager, CAST
Dany Tancou joined CAST Group of Companies, Inc. as a Trainer nearly 20 years ago, and transitioned into his current role of Product Manager in 2019. He is integral to CAST’s growth and development, and his education and experience make him a reliable source of information, support... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, TechTalks
  • Session Number EPS2

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

Managing Director, Preevue
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
N241

12:00pm PST

American Song Contest: Redesigned For The American Market
In this session, producer Ola Melzig and creative director Cory FitzGerald will take the audiencethrough the rigors of fitting the 67-year-old Eurovision Song Contest format to work with a completely new set of rules in a United States broadcast network. They will walk throughwhat the show entails, how to pull off a live broadcastand how they achieved dozens of completely different looks for the stage. Get a glimpse into the challenges of broadcasting a live competition on TV in Hollywood and the differences and similarities between designing for live music and television.

Speakers
avatar for Christer Björkman

Christer Björkman

Co-Executive Producer, American Song Contest
Christer Björkman is a Swedish singer and television producer most commonly associated with The Eurovision Song Contest and Melodifestivalen.From 2002 to 2021 he served as a producer of Melodifestivalen, and became and important figure in The Eurovision Song Contest when he became... Read More →
avatar for Cory FitzGerald

Cory FitzGerald

Partner, Silent House Studios
Cory FitzGerald is one of the most widely respected names in show lighting design. He caught the lighting bug at an early age, studied theatre lighting at NYU, and gained valuable experience both on and off Broadway, before establishing his hugely successful career in concert lighting... Read More →
avatar for Ola Melzig

Ola Melzig

Executive Producer, American Song Contest
Ola Melzig is a producer, most commonly associated with the Eurovision Song Contest. He has also managed numerous high-profile televised productions including the Nobel Banquet, the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, and the closing... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
N232

12:00pm PST

Combo: Club 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
Off site

12:00pm PST

Las Vegas Club Tour

This tour of Las Vegas clubs offers the chance to see their set-ups and technology in off-hours during exclusive LDI visits when no one else is in the club.

We have changed the time of the tour to begin at 12 noon to fit in an extra club. If not convenient you can join the tour at the second club. Email for additional info: elgreaux@livedesignonline.com

Please meet the bus at the Las Vegas Convention Center in front of Central Hall at 11:30am so we can get you to the first tour on time.
Your guides for the tour will meet you at the bus; please call them if you are running late:
Price Johnston: 708-990-2983
Pat Digneit: 906-360-7385

This year's Club Tour includes*
Tao and Tao Beach
Marquee
Jewel
Hakkasan
Omnia

*Subject to change

Saturday November 19, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Off site
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L40
  • Early Bird Price $195
  • Price (After 15 October) $250

1:00pm PST

SkyFire Tesla Coil Performance
SkyFire Arts performers wear high-voltage protective suits to dance with real electricity. Giant Tesla coils are used to produce 10-foot-long arcs that are 1 million volts strong and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, over half as hot as the surface of the sun. Beyond offering the thrilling nature of this spectacular technology, SkyFire Arts makes a powerful experience truly transformative by incorporating dramatic storytelling. As a result, this act has left an indelible impression on the hearts & minds of its audiences world-wide.

Saturday November 19, 2022 1:00pm - 1:15pm PST
Special Events Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

1:30pm PST

Amplify: 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. Moderated by Jon Gottlieb.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY and TECH TALK 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
avatar for Palmer Hefferan

Palmer Hefferan

Sound Designer & Composer
Palmer Hefferan is a Tony Award® nominated sound designer and composer for theater and podcasts. In 2019, she received a 2019 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design.Select New York credits include: Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center Theater), Grand Horizons... Read More →
avatar for Leon Rothenberg

Leon Rothenberg

Sound Designer
Leon Rothenberg is a Tony award-winning sound designer who has designed sound and written music for theater, film, dance, virtual reality, interactive, immersive environments, and the circus.In the before times, recent designs on Broadway included Hillary and Clinton, The Waverly... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, Amplify
  • Session Number C39

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
N233
  Special Events
  • Session Number F14

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
avatar for Roma Flowers

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Dennis

Christopher Dennis

Director of Production, San Francisco Ballet
Christopher Dennis is currently in his 13th season as director of production overseeing the technical aspects of all San Francisco Ballet productions. He served as the resident lighting designer and lighting coordinator at The National Ballet of Canada for 14 seasons. Chris’ lighting... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
LDI Stage in the Circle Bar and 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
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 →


Saturday November 19, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N236

2:00pm PST

Dragone: The Creative Process
Dragone has been instrumental in shaping contemporary resident and spectacle performance. Referred to as Dragonian Theatre, this specific type of multidisciplinary, collaborative, original performance was pioneered by Franco Dragone with Cirque du Soleil in the 1990s (O, Mystére, Alegria, Quidham, etc.) and further developed by Dragone with projects like Celine Dion’s A New Day, Le Rêve, The House of Dancing Water, and more. These iconic shows are all original properties and the result of Dragone’s signature process that prioritizes discovery, collaboration, artistic authenticity, and spectator experience above all else.

This panel will investigate how the Dragonian process impacts design, content, and story as well as the challenges from a technical and production standpoint that accompany an open- ended process. The conversation will focus on transforming challenges into opportunities, accomplishing the impossible, and how a discovery and collaboration driven process can lead to success far beyond the theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Robb

Anna Robb

Chief Operating Officer, Dragone
Anna Robb is the Chief Operating Officer at Dragone. 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 Digital Systems, BattleROYAL and... Read More →
avatar for Filippo Ferraresi

Filippo Ferraresi

Senior Creative Director, Dragone
Filippo Ferraresi was born in Rome in 1985. He obtained a master’s degree in Performing Arts at the University of Rome and was Ph.D. student at the University of Paris Sorbonne-Nouvelle where he conducted research on silent Shakespearian performances in 19th century Parisian circuses... Read More →
avatar for Damien Long

Damien Long

Senior Creative Director, Dragone
Damien Long is a Senior Creative Director at Dragone. With vast experience in production and stage management, since Le Rêve, he has been deeply involved with the process and production of multiple Dragone shows and creations. He is one of the foremost authorities on Dragonian theatre... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson

Creative Associate, Dragone
Wayne Wilson is an award-winning actor, writer, and producer who has been at the forefrontof comedic design and performance across the globe for over 15 years. He began his careerstudying at the prestigious Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Co.and the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Howell

Michael Howell

Communications Manager, Dragone
Michael Howell is the Communications Manager at Dragone. He is a communications andcontent artist who has worked across Sports, Themed, Corporate, and Experimentalentertainment. His specialty is translating story to experience across mediums, platforms, andcommunications channels... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
N239

2:00pm PST

Lighting Programming Summit: Day 2 - Cue4Me

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.

Moderators
avatar for Kent Sprague

Kent Sprague

Sovereign Candle Collective, Partner
Kent has brought well over 300 plays, musicals, operas, and dances to fruition. Equally at home as a lighting designer and as a programmer, he embraces and excels in both the artistic and technical aspects of lighting. He also has extensive experience providing networked show control... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bullock

Jason Bullock

Lighting Programmer and Designer
Check out this article about Jason and his work, published by Chauvet Professional:https://www.chauvetprofessional.com/news/jason-bullock-the-calculus-of-light
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 →
avatar for Tiffany Keys

Tiffany Keys

Lighting Director/Programmer, Tiffany Spicer Keys
From live entertainment to television broadcast, Tiffany has established herself as a valuable lighting director and programmer.Emerging from an unconventional background in theatre and dance to theme parks, concerts, festivals and music tours; Tiffany has developed a unique set of... Read More →
avatar for Benny Kirkham

Benny Kirkham

Owner & Principal, Overnight Production LLC
Benny is a lighting designer and programmer with 35 years experience in live and television production.  He is owner and principal of Overnight Production LLC.He has served as programmer and LD on international touring shows such as Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, and the Dixie Chicks... Read More →
avatar for Rob Koenig

Rob Koenig

Designer/Programmer, Ignition Show Design
Rob Koenig is a lighting Designer, programmer and director, with over 25 years of experience. Having worked his way up through the clubs in FL in the early 90’s, to arenas and stadiums today. Rob works with artists such as Metallica, Lizzo, Guns N Roses, Eric Church, Cardi B, Billy... Read More →
avatar for Rane Renshaw

Rane Renshaw

Lighting Director and Programmer, @LimeLightWired
Rane Renshaw is a lighting director and programmer at LIV and STORY Nightclubs in Miami, FL. Rane specializes in busking showfiles capable of the versatility Hip-Hop acts, EDM artists, and Open Format DJ’s demand on the fly. With over 15 years of theatre and multi-faceted freelance... Read More →
avatar for Wes Richter

Wes Richter

Founding Partner and Principal Designer, Sovereign Candle Collective
Wes Richter’s extensive theatrical background has made him valuable to corporate and social event clients. They can rely on him for creative solutions to their lighting needs. His diverse experience base includes work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Natural History Museum... Read More →
avatar for Brad Schiller

Brad Schiller

Business Development Manager, Martin
Brad Schiller has over thirty years of experience in the entertainment lighting field. A self-described "lighting geek," his deep-rooted passion for lighting began at a very early age. Brad’s career has allowed him countless opportunities to work around the globe, and across diverse... Read More →
avatar for Maryam Sweirki

Maryam Sweirki

Maryam Sweirki (Mary as her friends call her) is a NYC based lighting designer and programmer. She is the former lighting director at (le) poisson rouge in Greenwich Village and holds off Broadway programming credits. Originally from Miami and holding a degree in vocal performance... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
N250
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • COURSE LEVEL All Levels
  • Session Number L30
  • Early Bird Price $445
  • Price (After 15 October) $545
  • ETCP Credits 2

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
avatar for Brandon Epperson

Brandon Epperson

Production, Content, and Software Designer
Brandon Epperson began his entertainment life in the classical and Broadway worlds trained as a symphony player and dancer from childhood. After years of performing and teaching he moved into design and custom software development for the entertainment, fashion and fine art industries... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N238
  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
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 →
avatar for KC Wilkerson

KC Wilkerson

Principal Media Designer, Disney Live Entertainment Technical Design (West)
As Principal Media Designer for Disney Parks Live Entertainment, KC leads the team that creates video content for Disney Live Entertainment in California and Hawaii, in addition to providing media support for Disney projects around the world. His Disney projects (in both lighting... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N232
  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
avatar for Scott C. Parker

Scott C. Parker

R&D Product Planner, Vectorworks Spotlight
Scott C. Parker is currently the R&D product planner for Vectorworks Spotlight. His entertainment industry work includes lighting design, production and rigging supervision for musicals, plays, corporate events, national conventions, and awards shows. Scott produces the annual Stage... Read More →
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 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N242
  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

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
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 →
avatar for Michael Viehmeyer

Michael Viehmeyer

Rigger/ Project Manager
Michael Viehmeyer has been rigging in the Industry for 20 plus years, having worked on various rigging projects and shows for various production companies. Projects have ranged from permanent installs at Google to festivals like EDC Stage 3 Circuit grounds.



Saturday November 19, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
N237

3:30pm PST

Tools and Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Join us for an in depth look into mental health challenges and the available support in our industry. Come listen to Steven Michelman, owner of EPS (Entertainment Project Services, LLC), as he speaks for the first time publicly about his own mental health journey. Hear from Lori Rubinstein, BTS executive director, 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
avatar for Lori Rubinstein

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 →
avatar for Steven Michelman

Steven Michelman

EPS, Founder
Steven Michelman founded EPS (Entertainment Project Services) in 2007. Since then, his company has offered clients expertise in mechanical design, engineering, project management and technical direction for production shows and large theme park attractions. Prior to EPS, Steven was... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
LDI Stage in the Circle Bar and Lounge
  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
avatar for Alex Donnelly

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
avatar for Josh Karp

Josh Karp

Account Executive, Broadway Lighting, Production Resource Group
Josh Karp is an account executive focused on the theatrical market supporting Broadway, Off Broadway, National and Regional Theatre productions. Josh has a B.A. in theatre from SUNY Geneseo and prior to joining PRG, he worked in sales at Altman Rentals where he provided rental solutions... Read More →
avatar for Drew Levy

Drew Levy

Sound Designer
Drew Levy 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 →
avatar for Arnulfo Maldonado

Arnulfo Maldonado

Scenic Designer
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 the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Peterson

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 →
avatar for Jen Schriever

Jen Schriever

Lighting Designer
Jen Schriever (Lighting Designer): Broadway: A Strange Loop (Tony Nomination), Death of a Salesman, 1776, Birthday Candles, Lackawanna Blues, Grand Horizons, What the Constitution Means to Me, Lifespan of a Fact, Eclipsed, Ghetto Klown. Recent Off-Broadway includes: My Broken Language... Read More →
avatar for David Strang

David Strang

VP, Audio, PRG


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N241

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
avatar for Jonah Johnson

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 →
avatar for Barry Carpenter

Barry Carpenter

Customer Relations Manager, THOR: AV
Barry is an experienced technical creative, educator, and team leader. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the AVL industry as a Performing Artist, Live Audio Engineer, Creative Producer/Director, Studio Recording Engineer, Lighting Designer, Project Manager, Systems... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N236

4:00pm PST

Interaction, Real-Time Tracking, And Automation In Virtual Productions
Virtual stages have revolutionized how productions are created as well as how performers interact with each other, visual effects, sets and objects. This seminar will take a look on how physical elements and performer interaction is crucial to creating virtual productions of the future and how the use of automations helps allow interaction and increase in creativity.

Saturday November 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
N233

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 →
avatar for David Jacques

David Jacques

California State University Long Beach
Originally trained in music composition and introduced to the theatre as a composer and musical director, David Martin Jacques has been designing lighting, sets, and projections for the past 37 years. His work spans across Europe, Asia, South America, Scandinavia, and North America... Read More →
avatar for Stan Kaye

Stan Kaye

Kaye President and Principal, SKDesign and Consulting LLC
Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKDesign and Consulting LLC. Throughout his 40 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director... Read More →
avatar for Steve Woods

Steve Woods

Professor of Theatre & Chair of the Stage Design Program, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
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 →


Saturday November 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
N234
  Special Events
  • Session Number F9

4:30pm PST

TechTalks: Touring With No Lighting Production At All
Having to make the best out of a different lighting rig of the day every day, LD Susan Rose has been getting creative over this past year on tour with the Melissa Etheridge tour and loving every minute of it. As she calls it, painting with light and using different stages and curtains as her unique daily canvas, she shares her tips and tricks on what she does to make the best out of what she has to work with on a daily basis, from advancing the lighting to executing the show.

All the AMPLIFY sessions are free to all LDI attendees and are on the AMPLIFY and TECH TALK STAGE on the LDI show floor. 

Speakers
avatar for Susan Rose

Susan Rose

Lighting Designer
Susan is no stranger to the music business. Making her debut appearance on stage at the age of 14, little did she know that not only was this opening up her career path of being a country music singer, but would eventually lead her to a successful career as a lighting designer and... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, TechTalks
  • Session Number C41

6:00pm PST

SkyFire Tesla Coil Performance
SkyFire Arts performers wear high-voltage protective suits to dance with real electricity. Giant Tesla coils are used to produce 10-foot-long arcs that are 1 million volts strong and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, over half as hot as the surface of the sun. Beyond offering the thrilling nature of this spectacular technology, SkyFire Arts makes a powerful experience truly transformative by incorporating dramatic storytelling. As a result, this act has left an indelible impression on the hearts & minds of its audiences world-wide.

Saturday November 19, 2022 6:00pm - 6:15pm PST
Special Events Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

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 LDI 2022 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.


LDI Product and Booth Awards Ceremony Sponsored By:


Saturday November 19, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
LDI Stage in the Circle Bar and Lounge
  Special Events
  • Session Number F13

10:30pm PST

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: 

11/15/22 – Tuesday @ OMNIA Nightclub
11/16/22 – Wednesday @ Marquee NC
11/17/22 - Thursday (Opening Night) @ Hakkasan Nightclub (2x drink tickets per person)
11/18/22 – Friday @ Jewel Nightclub
11/19/22 – Saturday @ Tao Nightclub
11/20/22 – Sunday @ Marquee NC

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan

Saturday November 19, 2022 10:30pm - Sunday November 20, 2022 1:00am PST
 
Sunday, November 20
 

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 4 - Includes 9am session with Jake Pinholster, ASU

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.


Sunday, 11/20 - 9am-11am, Meeting Room N255

Jake Pinholster, founding director of the Media and Immersive Experience Center at Arizona State University and former LDI production manager, will present on possible pathways in graduate education and the translation of theatre and entertainment practices to expanded career realms in XR and beyond. Individual consultation with potential graduate school applicants will be provided.

And you will still have time to visit the LDI show floor on Sunday.

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 →


Sunday November 20, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
N255

10:00am PST

11:00am PST

Loudspeaker Demo
Schedule

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM: TW Audio
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM: K-Array
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM: Renkus Heinz
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM: TW Audio
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM: K-Array
11:50 AM -12:00 PM: Renkus Heinz
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM: TW Audio
12:40 PM - 1:10 AM: Renkus Heinz
1:10 PM - 1:40 PM: K-Array

Loudspeaker Sponsored by : K-array, TW Audio and Renkus-Heinz 

Sunday November 20, 2022 11:00am - 2:00pm PST
N250

11:30am PST

TechTalks: CAD and Visualization for Lighting Designers
Presented by CAST 
Trying to navigate a route through the choice of CAD and visualization packages is almost impossible and it goes without saying that there is no one answer. No, “Everyone should do this,” No, “I highly recommend this.” And certainly no, “This is the correct one!” When making your choices, you need to balance various often competing arguments. Join us for this session to explore a software that allows you to provide clear, precise information and for others to interact and understand your ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Dany Tancou

Dany Tancou

wysiwyg Product Manager, CAST
Dany Tancou joined CAST Group of Companies, Inc. as a Trainer nearly 20 years ago, and transitioned into his current role of Product Manager in 2019. He is integral to CAST’s growth and development, and his education and experience make him a reliable source of information, support... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, TechTalks
  • Session Number EPS3

1:00pm PST

TechTalks: Used Equipment: How To Make It Work For You
The used equipment market is a major sector of the entertainment industry that, for many, is largely untapped. Brad Nelms, vice president of Global Business Development at GearSource explains how you can get started or grow the used equipment side of your business to increase both cash flow and margins by selling AND buying used gear.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Nelms

Brad Nelms

VP Global Business Development, GearSource
Brad Nelms has been in the business for ~20 years, and spent the bulk of that time working in sales and integration for many of the largest companies in the industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of how many successful operations have implemented used equipment strategies into their... Read More →
avatar for Gill Hayon

Gill Hayon

President, AVGear.com
Gill Hayon is a U.S. Army combat veteran turned entrepreneur, and current president of AVGear.com, a Las Vegas-based Pro Audiovisual industry service provider specializing in audiovisual asset disposition, used and new equipment sales, AVLC asset management, and innovative, comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Giovanni Ciranni

Giovanni Ciranni

National Sales Manager, Main Light
Giovanni S. Ciranni, received his bachelors degree in Production Design from Stockton University. During that time he oversaw a number of lighting designs within the entertainment industry; including, but not limited to designs for Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Musical productions. He... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Amplify & TechTalks Stage
  Amplify & TechTalks, TechTalks
  • Session Number C60

10:30pm PST

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: 

11/15/22 – Tuesday @ OMNIA Nightclub
11/16/22 – Wednesday @ Marquee NC
11/17/22 - Thursday (Opening Night) @ Hakkasan Nightclub (2x drink tickets per person)
11/18/22 – Friday @ Jewel Nightclub
11/19/22 – Saturday @ Tao Nightclub
11/20/22 – Sunday @ Marquee NC

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan

Sunday November 20, 2022 10:30pm - Monday November 21, 2022 1:00am PST
 
Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.