Professional Lighting & Production - Fall 2017 - Page 9

CITT’s Rendez-vous Enjoys Successful 2017 Run in Saint John Rendez-vous 2017, CITT/ICTS’s annual trade show and confer- ence, went down in Saint John, NB from Aug. 9-12, with events hosted at the Imperial Theatre and Saint John Theatre Compa- ny, plus social events and tours that brought some attendees to destinations throughout the city. This year’s event built on the revised schedule introduced during the 2016 edition, with the Junk Challenge kicking off the event on Wednesday evening. The New Product Show ‘n Tell Breakfast kicked off the Thursday morning, followed by the Corporate Luncheon in King’s Square right across the street from the Imperial Theatre, which hosted the annual gear expo that afternoon. Thursday night featured the always-popu- lar Swag Bingo. Friday hosted the Ladies of the Backstage Happy Hour, with a visit to nearby Moosehead Breweries, while Saturday hosted the Caucus Plenary Breakfast, AGM Luncheon, and CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet in the evening. “Rendez-vous 2017 was an exceptional conference thanks to the expertise of the CITT/ICTS staff, our Technical Director, Joël Décarie, and our hard working student volunteers. Saint John was endlessly warm and wel- coming to our organization, the conference, and our delegates. The staff at the Imperial Theatre and Saint John Theatre Compa- ny rolled out the welcome mats and were extraordinary to work with,” says CITT Interim President Elizabeth Wilkie. For more information, contact CITT: 514-504-9998, info@citt.org, www.citt.org. PL&P 09 LDI Show to Bring Lighting World to Vegas The LDI Show is set to return to the Las Vegas Convention Cen- ter from Nov. 13-19, 2017. Now in its 30 th year, LDI will host over 13,000 attendees working in theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, houses of worship, and a wide range of international live and broad- cast venues. More than 350 companies are set to exhibit this year, providing live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about their products and technologies. The second annual Live Outside event at LDI turns the parking lot at the LVCC into an array of technology displays and demos for outdoor events in a non-permanent concert setting. Portable stages provide the canvas for audio gear, teamed up with the latest in lighting and video for a presentation of the new products for the festival market. The LDInnovation Confer- ence offers three days of ses- sions with the latest production tips and techniques, lighting applications, lighting console programming, and projection practices. For more information, including full conference listings, go to www.ldishow.com. New Music Books Plus Mobile App Now Available The Music Books Plus app has been significantly upgraded and is now available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download, simple to use, and of- fers the same selection of titles and service as www.musicbooksplus.com. App customers can browse, order, and ship anywhere easily and conveniently, no matter what type of device they shop from. The free app can be found by searching “Music Books Plus Mobile” in the Apple and Google Play stores. For more information, go to www.musicbooksplus.com/app. Fall 2017 | 9