Professional Lighting & Production - Spring 2018 - Page 9

GUNTHER PL&P 09 Prolight + Sound 2018 to Offer Extensive Education Program From April 10-13, 2018, Prolight + Sound will offer an extensive program of lectures covering all facets of the production technologies industry. Aimed at both newcomers and experts, the lectures will be held in the Forum building of the Exhibition Centre in Franfurt, Germany. As in previous years, the program is split into three parts: the Prolight + Sound Conference; the Manufacturers’ Forum; and the Eventplaza Conference. Numerous lectures will be given in English and are aimed at an international audience. In the more than 30 seminars of the Prolight + Sound Conference, which are split into basic and advanced streams, participants can learn about subjects such as technology, training, law, business, and aesthetics in the event technology sector. Amo ng the subjects covered in the advanced conference block will be truss and rigging and standards compliance. The lectures in the basic conference block include the fundamentals of lighting technology, media servers, and video mapping. Launched in 2016, the Manufacturers’ Forum will again give companies the chance to pass on their expertise to event technicians, service provid- ers, and other players from the event industry. Advanced technologies are presented by reference to specific projects and best-practice examples. For more information, including a full schedule and list of exhibitors, go to www.prolight-sound.com. Educational Schedule Released for Expo-Scène 2018 CITT/ICTS is preparing to welcome the Canadian entertainment industry to Montreal for the fourth annual Expo-Scène trade show and conference, which is returning to the Palais des congrès de Montréal from March 28-29, 2018. Expo-Scène is currently the only major Canadian event dedicated to professionals in the pro audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, video, and multimedia technology markets. Organizers say this year’s sold-out show will feature a bigger hall and more exhibit space, hosting more than 70 exhibitors showcasing hundreds of products and new technologies. Approximately 1,500 attendees from around North America are expected to attend. Educational seminars in French and English are scheduled on both days of the show. Among the educational sessions is one from A.C. Lighting on the myriad of technical and safety strategies regarding trussing, another from LS Media on Ethernet network and IP protocols, AMX Canada presenting on networked AV design, and XYZ Tech- nologie Culturelle presenting on control systems and interfaces. Visitor registration, as well as a list of exhibitors, is available at www.citt.org/exposcene. Spring 2018 | 9