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Monday, November 15
 

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Pro Beginner - Presented by ACT Entertainment - Day 1
This course runs from 9:30am - 5:30pm on Monday and Tuesday.

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

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


Monday November 15, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N229
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level Beginner
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 695
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 795
  • Session Number L24

9:30am PST

TouchDesigner Software Training: Basic - Day 1
Hands-on training with Derivative's TouchDesigner software for interactive media. This course focuses on an overview of working with TouchDesigner, a node-based programming environment used in media installations, live events, museums, and for media servers internationally. This workshop will introduce you to TouchDesigner and get you creating interactive applications even if you have no prior experience with node-based programming environments. Topics covered will include: Real-time composting, audio-reactive content, generative 3D geometry, interactive particle systems, working with sensors, and outputting to screens and projectors. Students should bring their enthusiasm to learn a new tool.

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

Speakers
avatar for Aristotle Roufanis

Aristotle Roufanis

Creative Technologist, Worksofar
Aristotle Roufanis is a visual artist and creative technologist whose work focuses on patterns, textures, and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture. He has a strong background in managing complicated projects on budget and under tight deadlines... Read More →
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

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


Monday November 15, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N108
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 7.0
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 695
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 795
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L12

9:30am PST

Vectorworks Training for Technical Production: Beginner
This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks for technical production. This is not a class on how to draw a light plot; Don Ward's half-day light plot tutorial on Friday or Saturday is the perfect follow-up to this course and covers the light plot features in Vectorworks Spotlight.

Topics for this course include CAD drafting basics, designing on-screen with a combination of 2D and 3D modeling tools, creating a simple design complete with finished floor plans, a 3D model, and elevation views. Learn the technique of using the same data model for construction plans and design presentation.

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

Prerequisites: Attendees must know the basics of how to use a computer and the basics of pencil drafting or must have experience with another CAD system.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Brault

Frank Brault

Senior Entertainment Technologist, Vectorworks
Frank Brault focuses on keeping Vectorworks entertainment design solutions at the forefront of the industry by investing in customer and industry advocacy and by empowering Vectorworks' sales and marketing teams to be more successful in planning and executing campaigns. Brault has... Read More →


Monday November 15, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L01
 
Tuesday, November 16
 

9:30am PST

grandMA3 Pro Beginner - Presented by ACT Entertainment - Day 2
This course runs from 9:30am - 5:30pm on Monday and Tuesday.

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

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


Tuesday November 16, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N229

9:30am PST

Intermediate grandMA3 Class - Day 1
This 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 someone who has not already completed the Conversion or Beginner courses, or who has not already spent several months actively using grandMA3 software.

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

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

Tuesday November 16, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N228

9:30am PST

Introduction to disguise
In this one-day introductory class, attendees will get a first-hand introduction to the disguise software. This includes setting up a new project, mapping content to surfaces, timeline sequencing, and assigning content to outputs.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop running Windows or MacBook running Bootcamp.

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 →


Tuesday November 16, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N222
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Media Server Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 10
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L22

9:30am PST

TouchDesigner Software Training: Basic - Day 2
Hands-on training with Derivative's TouchDesigner software for interactive media. This course focuses on an overview of working with TouchDesigner, a node-based programming environment used in media installations, live events, museums, and for media servers internationally. This workshop will introduce you to TouchDesigner and get you creating interactive applications even if you have no prior experience with node-based programming environments. Topics covered will include: Real-time composting, audio-reactive content, generative 3D geometry, interactive particle systems, working with sensors, and outputting to screens and projectors. Students should bring their enthusiasm to learn a new tool.

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

Speakers
avatar for 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 →
avatar for Aristotle Roufanis

Aristotle Roufanis

Creative Technologist, Worksofar
Aristotle Roufanis is a visual artist and creative technologist whose work focuses on patterns, textures, and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture. He has a strong background in managing complicated projects on budget and under tight deadlines... Read More →
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

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


Tuesday November 16, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N108

9:30am PST

Vectorworks Training for Technical Production: Beginner
This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks for technical production. This is not a class on how to draw a light plot; Don Ward's half-day light plot tutorial on Friday or Saturday is the perfect follow-up to this course and covers the light plot features in Vectorworks Spotlight.

Topics for this course include CAD drafting basics, designing on-screen with a combination of 2D and 3D modeling tools, creating a simple design complete with finished floor plans, a 3D model, and elevation views. Learn the technique of using the same data model for construction plans and design presentation.

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

Prerequisites: Attendees must know the basics of how to use a computer and the basics of pencil drafting or must have experience with another CAD system.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Brault

Frank Brault

Senior Entertainment Technologist, Vectorworks
Frank Brault focuses on keeping Vectorworks entertainment design solutions at the forefront of the industry by investing in customer and industry advocacy and by empowering Vectorworks' sales and marketing teams to be more successful in planning and executing campaigns. Brault has... Read More →


Tuesday November 16, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L02

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 Operator certificate of attendance.

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 16, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N103
  LDInstitute™, Laser Training
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 25
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 495
  • PRICE (after 14 October) N/A
  • Session Number L38
 
Wednesday, November 17
 

8:30am PST

A to Z of Project Management - Day 1
Learn the A to Z of project management, including tips and tricks on project management. Includes the use of Microsoft Project, Google Suite, and Asana as examples of widely-available project management tools.

There are many people who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found themselves now managing a team without the ideal amount of project management training. For people operating in our industry, the absence of the term "project manager" as a formal title has hidden the need for this training. This course is taught by a trained Project Manager, practicing educator, and an entertainment management practitioner of more than 20 years and will provide attendees with skills to take on any project with a sense of confidence as well as useful tools and techniques to ensure increased success. It will also teach attendees how to assess their progress and alter their approach before it is too late so that projects remain on time and within budget.

The target audience for this session:
  • Facilities Managers for performance or visual arts venues;
  • Managers and leaders in the house of worship category;
  • Technical Directors;
  • Production Managers;
  • Stage Managers;
  • Faculty and students in technical theatre;
  • Event Managers;
  • Anyone in middle management.

Laptops are required for this course and students should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

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


Wednesday November 17, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm PST
N225

9:00am 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 this course, attendees will learn Unreal Engine fundamentals, step-by-step workflows for starting designs in Unreal Engine, and how to convert from common industry applications such as Vectorworks, Cinema4D, Autocad, and more.

Session highlights include:
  • Game engine philosophies and terminology
  • Unreal Engine interface overview
  • Configuration and best practices
  • Deep dive into visualization-centric concepts
  • Carbon for Unreal pipelines
  • Advanced blueprint control with DMX
  • Open discussions on the future of entertainment design and visualization

As a prerequisite for this course, attendees should have experience with any of the following applications: Vectorworks, Autocad, Cinema4D, Maya, 3D Studio Max, or any off-the-shelf lighting previsualization software. Unreal Engine experience is not necessary, but is recommended.

Attendees must provide their own laptops with the following minimum specs:
PC running Windows 10 with administrative privileges
Intel i7/i9 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 GB ethernet port
Additional mouse with at least three buttons
Unreal Engine 4.26.2 or newer installed
Vectorworks Spotlight 2021 SP3 or newer recommended
10GB free disk space

Attendees will receive a 30-day trial license of Carbon for Unreal Design Edition at the start of the course.

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 17, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N117
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 12
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L33

9:30am PST

Entertainment Rigging Fundamentals - Day 1
Working in rigging requires an understanding of structures, a knowledge of hardware, some math skills, an appreciation for safety, and a whole lot of common sense. This workshop will look at rigging from all of these angles and supply attendees with information that will be helpful to 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 discuss 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 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 those who are ETCP Certified technicians.

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 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N223

9:30am PST

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

Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N229
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level Intermediate
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L25

9:30am PST

Intermediate grandMA3 Class - Day 2
This 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 someone who has not already completed the Conversion or Beginner courses, or who has not already spent several months actively using grandMA3 software.

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

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

Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N228

9:30am PST

Introduction to disguise
In this one-day introductory class, attendees will get a first-hand introduction to the disguise software. This includes setting up a new project, mapping content to surfaces, timeline sequencing, and assigning content to outputs.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop running Windows or MacBook running Bootcamp.

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 →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N222
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Media Server Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 10
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L23

9:30am PST

Introduction to Resolume Arena
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
    • AMD or NVIDIA graphics card
    • 8GM RAM
  • MacOS
    • OSX 10.11 El Capitan
    • AM or Iris Pro graphics card
    • 8GB RAM

Speakers
avatar for Price Johnston

Price Johnston

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


Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N108
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 16
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L17

9:30am PST

Lex Products: Basics of Power
Join the power experts from Lex Products for an understanding (or to refresh your knowledge) of basic electricity and AC power generation. From more complex Delta and Wye systems to an overview of power distribution units and cables used in entertainment, this course will give a solid grounding (pun intended) in safe electrical practice for our industry.

Session highlights include:
  • AC electricity generation
  • Delta and Wye systems
  • Overcurrent protection
  • GFCI (personal) protection
  • Load determination
  • Cable type and ampacity
  • Basics of DMX
  • Safe power practice and personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Cord and cable coiling
  • Hands-on cable assembly workshop

This one-day class is for those who have some involvement with power and want to better understand the basics of safe and proper power handling and management within the entertainment field.

Good practical knowledge for sound, video, rigging, and automation (or any other technical or production person who touches power but doesn't manage it the same way lighting folks do). Also, a great course for those just starting out in lighting land and looking for more electrical knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Luther

Michael Luther

Manager of Quoting and Strategic Products, Lex Products
Michael Luther joined Lex Products full time in 2016 after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Economics. He has had many roles at Lex in engineering, finance, sales, and marketing and is now overseeing quoting and strategic project management. He is also... Read More →
avatar for John Valus, Jr.

John Valus, Jr.

Senior Electrical Engineer, Lex Products
John Valus, Jr. was recently named Senior Electrical Engineer after five years with Lex Products. Coming to Lex after receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, John has been the lead engineer in products as diverse as PCS TRIO, PowerData... Read More →
avatar for Patrick (Pat) O'Keefe

Patrick (Pat) O'Keefe

Market Manager, Entertainment, Lex Products
Pat O'Keefe has been involved in the specification, sale, installation, training, and use of entertainment market equipment since high school, and since then has gone on to work for some of the premier dealers and manufacturers in the industry. Pat has a B.A. from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Bob Luther

Bob Luther

Founder and CEO, Lex Products
Bob Luther is the Founder and CEO of Lex Products, headquartered in Shelton, CT. Bob is an active member of PLASA, where he started the Electrical Power Working Group and has served as VP of Manufacturers. After graduating with his B.A. in Economics from UConn in 1981, he founded... Read More →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N107
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • Level Beginner
  • Class Cap 35
  • ETCP Credits 7
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L18

9:30am PST

Setting Up, Testing, and Troubleshooting Lighting Control Systems and Networks
Setting up and testing a lighting control system used to be pretty simple, and it's increasingly becoming more digital, more networked, and more complex. If you're going to have a future in this industry, then you need to know how to set up, test, and troubleshoot DMX, Ethernet and Ethernet-based systems, and how to use RDM to quickly and remotely configure and monitor your equipment. This course will cover all those bases with an emphasis on hands-on activities and learning.

Bring a laptop if you have one (or a smart phone or tablet if you don't) for networking exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena

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


Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N221
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 7
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L19

9:30am PST

Strand Neo Console Training
Advance your Neo console knowledge with this comprehensive training course, designed to take the entry-level user to the next level of theatrical lighting control. Learn about patch labeling, advanced relay control, selection shortcuts, using presets and customizing palettes, the use of profile FXs, advanced cue timing, custom monitor layout, shortcuts, and an entry into the world of matrixes. This course will take any basic-level user to the next level of understanding for Neo operation for theatrical lighting control.

This course is geared toward users for schools, theatre, music events, dance, opera, meetings and events, assemblies, house of worship services, TV studios, and more.

Prerequisite: Strand Online Training - Neo Family Software Training Course.

Course requirements: Attendees must provide a Windows 10 laptop for 3D visualization using a provided Capture Presentation file.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Harrell

Bobby Harrell

Business Development Manager, Strand Lighting
With Strand since 1998, starting as a console specialist, Bobby has provided systems support, console training, and master classes throughout the world for more than 20 years. As a lighting designer and programmer, he has worked on theatrical productions since 1985 across the globe... Read More →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N230
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L20

9:30am PST

Training: Laser Safety Officer (LSO) for U.S. Lightshows
This course covers laser shows only - no medical, industrial, or other non-lightshow laser usage. While European and international regulations are discussed, the majority of the regulatory discussion will be around laser and aviation issues in the United States. To take this course, attendees must have prior laser experience or must have taken ILDA's Laser Operator Safety course.

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

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

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



Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N103
  LDInstitute™, Laser Training
  • Level Advanced
  • Class Cap 25
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 695
  • PRICE (after 14 October) N/A
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L21

9:30am PST

Vectorworks Training for Technical Production: Advanced
This intensive, one-day hands-on seminar provides a solid introduction to using Vectorworks for technical production. This is not a class on how to draw a light plot; Don Ward's half-day light plot tutorial on Friday or Saturday is the perfect follow-up to this course and covers the light plot features in Vectorworks Spotlight. Topics include the 3D modeling tool suite, creating a simple design complete with finished floor plans, a 3D model, and a photo-realistic rendering with lighting and textures. Learn the technique of using the same file for plans and presentations. This class is for those with a solid understanding of Vectorworks or those who have taken the Vectorworks beginner course on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Target Audience: Live event and theatrical designers with a solid understanding of basic Vectorworks techniques.

Prerequisites: Attendees must know the basics of how to use a computer and the basics of pencil drafting or must have taken the Vectorworks beginner course on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Brault

Frank Brault

Senior Entertainment Technologist, Vectorworks
Frank Brault focuses on keeping Vectorworks entertainment design solutions at the forefront of the industry by investing in customer and industry advocacy and by empowering Vectorworks' sales and marketing teams to be more successful in planning and executing campaigns. Brault has... Read More →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Advanced
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L03

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 this course, attendees will learn Unreal Engine fundamentals, step-by-step workflows for starting designs in Unreal Engine, and how to convert from common industry applications such as Vectorworks, Cinema4D, Autocad, and more.

Session highlights include:
  • Game engine philosophies and terminology
  • Unreal Engine interface overview
  • Configuration and best practices
  • Deep dive into visualization-centric concepts
  • Carbon for Unreal pipelines
  • Advanced blueprint control with DMX
  • Open discussions on the future of entertainment design and visualization
As a prerequisite for this course, attendees should have experience with any of the following applications: Vectorworks, Autocad, Cinema4D, Maya, 3D Studio Max, or any off-the-shelf lighting previsualization software. Unreal Engine experience is not necessary, but is recommended.

Attendees must provide their own laptops with the following minimum specs:
PC running Windows 10 with administrative privileges
Intel i7/i9 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 GB ethernet port
Additional mouse with at least three buttons
Unreal Engine 4.26.2 or newer installed
Vectorworks Spotlight 2021 SP3 or newer recommended
10GB free disk space

Attendees will receive a 30-day trial license of Carbon for Unreal Design Edition at the start of the course.

Wednesday November 17, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N117
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 12
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L32
 
Thursday, November 18
 

8:30am PST

A to Z of Project Management - Day 2
Learn the A to Z of project management, including tips and tricks on project management. Includes the use of Microsoft Project, Google Suite, and Asana as examples of widely-available project management tools.

There are many people who started their careers as experts in one field or another and have found themselves now managing a team without the ideal amount of project management training. For people operating in our industry, the absence of the term "project manager" as a formal title has hidden the need for this training. This course is taught by a trained Project Manager, practicing educator, and an entertainment management practitioner of more than 20 years and will provide attendees with skills to take on any project with a sense of confidence as well as useful tools and techniques to ensure increased success. It will also teach attendees how to assess their progress and alter their approach before it is too late so that projects remain on time and within budget.

The target audience for this session:
  • Facilities Managers for performance or visual arts venues;
  • Managers and leaders in the house of worship category;
  • Technical Directors;
  • Production Managers;
  • Stage Managers;
  • Faculty and students in technical theatre;
  • Event Managers;
  • Anyone in middle management.

Laptops are required for this course and students should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

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


Thursday November 18, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm PST
N225
  LDIntensives™, Project Management
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 695
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 795
  • Session Number L46

9:00am PST

GDTF/MVR Panel Discussion (Manufacturers Only)
Join Kevin Linzey, Rene Berhorst, and Petr Vanek for a manufacturers-only roundtable discussion about the current status and upcoming progress of GDTF. It's a great way to learn about GDTF and DIN SPEC 15800 and how to access all new amendments. Additionally, time will be made to create and discuss proposals to expand the use of GDTF and other individual topics. Finally, we'll see the status of MVR and learn where to find support for GDTF and MVR.

Speakers
avatar for David Gonzales

David Gonzales

Product Specialist at ROBE Lighting, Robe North American
avatar for Kevin Linzey

Kevin Linzey

Spotlight Features Manager, Vectorworks
Kevin manages the development of new features for the Vectorworks Spotlight software program. He also serves as an entertainment industry specialist and has given presentations at national events such as LDI, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference (USITT), and... Read More →
avatar for Rene Berhorst

Rene Berhorst

Head of Product Management, MA Lighting
Rene is the Head of Product Management at MA Lighting and supports events worldwide, keeps in touch with users, and works together with R&D to continuously develop the grandMA3 series further. He started in 1993 as a Service & Support Technician before becoming a freelancer programmer... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N117
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Session Number C09

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.

Moderators
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective


Thursday November 18, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Lighting Consoles
  • ETCP Credits 0.75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C01

9:00am PST

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jim Woodward

Jim Woodward

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


Thursday November 18, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L04

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 1
A special package for young career professionals that includes access to the LDI show floor, a badge to the LDInnovation Conference, a guided tour of the show floor, meet-and-greets, and special sessions on curated topics within the industry. Plus, includes access to the LDI portfolio review and the 2021 Pop-Up URTAs.

Attendees must be under 25 years old and developing an interest in a career in the live events industry.

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 Deanna Fitzgerald

Deanna Fitzgerald

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

Dan Bonitsky

Live Event Producer, Source Ventures
Daniel Bonitsky enjoys a wide-ranging career history beginning in the early 1980’s designing for most of the Philadelphia-based modern dance companies while gaffing and gripping around the region in the corporate and commercial television market.  In the mid 80’s he formed ZAP... Read More →
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 18, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
LVCC Room Number TBA

9:30am PST

Creative Control of the Hog4 Lighting Console
A hands-on light lab experience where participants learn how to take creative control of the Hog4 lighting console from a variety of external devices. Participants will explore a variety of input devices including, but not limited to, motion, piezoelectric, and capacitive sensors. Step-by-step instruction will be provided, allowing participants to construct, connect, and execute a variety of unique and creative input devices. Participants are encouraged to bring their own PC laptop (Windows), but this is not a requirement.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Assistant Professor of Practice, Arts and Entertainment Technologies, UT Austin
Prior to his time at UT Austin, Matt Smith served as the Technical Director and Resident Designer for the Theatre Department at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. Along with his career in academia, Matt continues to work as a freelance designer and programmer. The majority... Read More →
avatar for Chris Muenchow

Chris Muenchow

Technical Product Specialist, High End Systems
Chris Muenchow is a full-time Technical Product Specialist at High End Systems in Austin, TX where he oversees the feature development of the Hog 4 series of lighting control systems. Chris is also the primary lighting designer for musicals produced at the Woodlawn Theatre in San... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N221
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 25
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • Session Number L28

9:30am PST

Entertainment Rigging Fundamentals - Day 2
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 to 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 discuss 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 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 those who are ETCP Certified technicians.

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 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N223
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 30
  • ETCP Credits 14
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 695
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 795
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L35

9:30am PST

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

Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N229
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level Intermediate
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L26
  • PRICE (AFTER 14 OCT) 545
  • PRICE (after 14 October)PRICE (a 545

9:30am PST

Intermediate grandMA3 Class - Day 3
This 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 someone who has not already completed the Conversion or Beginner courses, or who has not already spent several months actively using grandMA3 software.

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

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

Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N228
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level Intermediate / Advanced
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits 10.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 795
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 895
  • Session Number L27

9:30am 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 it is safe and reliable? Given the way we toss around our portable power distribution equipment, the way we throw it into a road case, run it along the ground and step on it, run over it with forklifts and golf carts, and leave it outside to bake in the sun, 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 they are safe and reliable.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena

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


Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N107
  LDInstitute™, Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp
  • Level Intermediate / Advanced
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 7
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L29

9:30am PST

Strand Neo Compact 10 Console Training
Learn the basics of Neo software on the Neo Compact 10 console. Get up to speed on basic theatrical lighting control quickly and simply. This training covers all basic operation for Neo software and is oriented toward new users on the Neo Compact 10 console. Learn the basics of patching, channel control, cue creation and editing, groups, submasters, and effects using the powerful FX library of profile FXs.

This course is geared toward users for schools, theatre, music events, dance, opera, meetings and events, assemblies, house of worship services, TV studios, and more.

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of theatrical lighting concepts. However, no prior console experience is necessary. The basic understanding can be obtained by watching the Strand Online Training: Theatrical Controls Concepts on Strand's YouTube channel.

Course requirements: Attendees must bring a laptop with Windows 10. 3D visualization will be conducted with a provided Capture Presentation file. 

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Harrell

Bobby Harrell

Business Development Manager, Strand Lighting
With Strand since 1998, starting as a console specialist, Bobby has provided systems support, console training, and master classes throughout the world for more than 20 years. As a lighting designer and programmer, he has worked on theatrical productions since 1985 across the globe... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N230
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits None
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L30

9:30am PST

Ethernet for Entertainment
This popular annual class is the best place to learn (or begin to learn) everything you need to build an Ethernet network for lighting control, as the industry is transitioning from DMX-512 to Ethernet in many instances. Learn about copper cable and RJ-45 connectors, fiber optic cable and connectors, testing cables and cable certification, configuring an Ethernet switch and the basics of programming a switch, network system design and equipment selection, protocol converters, and theatrical lighting control protocols such as sACN and RDMnet.

Session highlights:
  • The history of theatrical lighting control
  • Copper cables and connectors
  • Fiber optic cables, connectors, and single- and multi-mode fiber assemblies
  • Cable testing
  • Ethernet switches and programming switches for theatrical lighting applications.
Target audience: Anyone in the lighting or entertainment industry working with Ethernet and cabling/fiber.

Speakers
JB

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 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N103
  LDIntensives™, Ethernet
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 40
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L47

9:30am PST

Hands-On Technical Experience at Global Stage Techs
Global Stage Techs and Gerdon Design have teamed up with LDI 2021 to create a full-day, state-of-the-art technology experience. Get hands-on experience as you spend the day in Global Stage Tech's fully-equipped, gear-loaded studios in Las Vegas! This course includes three high-tech training modules:
  • Media Servers & Integration
    Learn how to work with media servers and video playback systems to deliver high-class visual effects on LED and other projection surfaces.
  • 3D Pre-Visualization
    Programming shows without being on site. Learn how to build lighting and stage rigs in 3D and how to program it all in a virtual environment.
  • 3D Tracking Systems
    Innovation at work! Learn how to use modern 3D tracking systems, how to streamline your VR/XR workflow, how to implement tracking data into your projects, and how to work with the tools of tomorrow!
Note: This course is off-site and lunch is provided. Transportation to and from the off-site location is the responsibility of each attendee.

Thursday November 18, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
Global Stage Techs 4301 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 23, Las Vegas, NV 89103
  LDIntensives™
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 100
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 345
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 445
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch
  • Session Number L50

11:00am PST

GDTF/MVR Panel Discussion (End Users and Manufacturers)
During this session, we will bring together manufacturers and end users of GDTF and MVR. The presenters will start with a brief introduction of GDTF and MVR to teach attendees about their multi-faceted uses in the industry as well as how to request GDTF files. Then, we will open the discussion to allow end users and manufacturers in attendance to participate in a Q&A to ensure all needs are being met throughout the industry.

Speakers
avatar for David Gonzales

David Gonzales

Product Specialist at ROBE Lighting, Robe North American
avatar for Kevin Linzey

Kevin Linzey

Spotlight Features Manager, Vectorworks
Kevin manages the development of new features for the Vectorworks Spotlight software program. He also serves as an entertainment industry specialist and has given presentations at national events such as LDI, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference (USITT), and... Read More →
avatar for Rene Berhorst

Rene Berhorst

Head of Product Management, MA Lighting
Rene is the Head of Product Management at MA Lighting and supports events worldwide, keeps in touch with users, and works together with R&D to continuously develop the grandMA3 series further. He started in 1993 as a Service & Support Technician before becoming a freelancer programmer... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N117
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C10

11:00am PST

Jobsites: Truss Structures Engineering Basics
Truss structures are more prevalent than ever before. They are also getting bigger and supporting more weight than ever. just because they all look the same and follow the same basic principles doesn't mean they are all designed or engineered the same way. This session will look at different truss structures and explore the different ways rigging and environmental challenges can be tackled. We will also look at case studies of structures gone wrong in an effort to understand why and how the situations could have been prevented.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Reder, P.E., S.E.

Jeff Reder, P.E., S.E.

Principal / Owner, Clark Reder
Jeff Reder's personal design experience is in a wide variety of entertainment structures such as performances and pavilion roof structures - both temporary and permanent, aluminum truss grids, temporary and permanent seating risers, sound delay and video wall support structures. Additionally... Read More →
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 →


Thursday November 18, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • ETCP Credits 1.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C30

11:00am PST

The Art of Programming- Lighting Consoles: Advanced Concepts
This session takes fundamentals into show creation process. Industry professionals examine myriad productions and how they each operate differently. Cover cuelists, busking, magic sheets, macros, and advanced tricks and stories from speakers on how they got it done.

Moderators
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective


Thursday November 18, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Lighting Consoles
  • ETCP Credits 0.75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C02

1:30pm PST

Rigging Math: Practical Bridle Math
Learn the basic steps and mathematical equations for creating a bridle using stock pieces of rigging steel, and calculating the tension on each leg as well as the horizontal and vertical forces on the points.

Audience: Riggers of all ranks

By the end of this workshop, an attentive person should be able to:
  • Calculate the exact pieces of stock rigging steel needed to create a bridle that will hit an exact point;
  • Calculate the tension on each leg of the bridle; and
  • Calculate the vertical and horizontal forces placed on the rigging anchor by the load, as passed through the bridle.

Thursday November 18, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C31

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. We also cover the networking knowledge every programmer needs as well a  touch on 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


Thursday November 18, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Lighting Consoles
  • ETCP Credits 0.75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C03

1:30pm PST

Learn How to Integrate GDTF and MVR Into Your Workflow
This presentation-style training course will take attendees through all the steps of integrating GDTF and MVR into their current workflow. Discover the benefits of these integrations as you walk through each step.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Berhorst

Rene Berhorst

Head of Product Management, MA Lighting
Rene is the Head of Product Management at MA Lighting and supports events worldwide, keeps in touch with users, and works together with R&D to continuously develop the grandMA3 series further. He started in 1993 as a Service & Support Technician before becoming a freelancer programmer... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Eckstorm

Brandon Eckstorm

Entertainment Product Marketing Manager, Vectorworks
Brandon Eckstorm got his start in lighting and programming in the entertainment design industry as a stagehand during his college years in 1999 - moving into roles as a production electrician, as well as lighting design and programming, in 2005. His notable work includes lighting... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm PST
N117
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C11

2:00pm PST

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jim Woodward

Jim Woodward

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


Thursday November 18, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L05

2:00pm PST

Las Vegas Venue Tour: Fremont Street
Meet at Fremont Street at 2:00pm sharp!

Step behind the scenes in downtown Las Vegas and tour the exciting Fremont Street Experience. This distinctive Las Vegas experience has been revitalized over the last decade with live stages, a new LED Viva Vision Light Show, and the world's longest digital display which boasts 16.4 million pixels, measures 1,375 feet long x 90 feet wide, and is suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street's popular pedestrian mall.

Learn all about it at this special, LDI-exclusive session. At at 6:00pm, get a front row seat to the light show with all its incredible visuals!

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 18, 2021 2:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Fremont Street Experience E Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • Class Cap 50
  • ETCP Credits None
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 195
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 250
  • Session Number L53

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.

Moderators
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective


Thursday November 18, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Lighting Consoles
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C04
 
Friday, November 19
 

9:00am PST

Introduction - The Role and Responsibilities of a Media Server Programmer
Vickie Claiborne, Training Manager - Americas at disguise, leads four sessions (C05 - C08) in The Art of Programming. These sessions will 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.

Session C05 will cover topics to include:
  • 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?

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lose

Chris Lose

Designer Relations Developer, Ayrton Lighting
Chris Lose is the designer relations developer for Ayrton Lighting, international touring lighting director, programmer, and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and calming techniques. He strives to invoke relationships and emotion... Read More →
avatar for Evan Bloom

Evan Bloom

Lighting and Digital Media Programmer, Trade Wind Productions, LLC
Evan Bloom is a lighting and digital media programmer based in Las Vegas.  Specializing in EDM, nightlife and concerts he uses DMX consoles to control both the lighting and media playback and live manipulation.  He specializes in Grandma, Chamsys, Resolume, Green Hippo and WYSIWYG... Read More →
avatar for Abril Gamez

Abril Gamez

Video Engineer, Allure Productions
Las Vegas native, Abril Gamez, has long been drawn to the technical side of live production. She began her production career through certification training, the UNLV Entertainment Engineering program, and was mentored by some of the industry’s best. Abril added media servers to... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Laine

Ruben Laine

Chief Nerd, Creative Integration Studio
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one... and this was true until COVID happened and we had time to sit at home and put some hours into all these topics, and programs, and workflows, that we just never had time to invest into because... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Means

Kyle Means

Video and Lighting Technologist, Visional
Kyle Means is Co-Founder, Principal and Head of Creative at Visional Productions. He has worked in the live production industry his entire life, starting with an early career in music production and a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production & Technology from Middle Tennessee State... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Media Servers
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C05

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 AV 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 19, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C12

9:00am PST

New Technology Breakfasts: Lighting & Projection
Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. Included with your LDI2021 badge!

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 19, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am PST
N113 & N114

9:00am PST

Introduction to Light Plots with Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals
This hands-on, four-hour tutorial is an introduction to the essential skills required to use 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 plot and schematic views, and publish documentation in a variety of 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 know the basics of how to use a computer and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Elmore

Ben Elmore

US Trainer-Entertainment, Vectorworks
Ben Elmore has over 20 years of experience producing live events, with the last 15 years using Vectorworks Spotlight as an essential tool for orchestrating, visualizing, and documenting the process.


Friday November 19, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Introduction
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L06

9:00am PST

Realtime Venue Previz with Unreal and TouchDesigner
This course will focus on creating dynamic lighting and environment previz using a combination of Unreal Engine and TouchDesigner, as well as importing a 3D model into Unreal, configuring virtual DMX instruments, and controlling them in real time from TouchDesigner. Students will leave with an understanding of how Unreal Engine works with DMX features, how to control virtual instruments, and how to plan addressing and patching before getting to the venue.

Requirements:
  • Intermediate knowledge of TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine.
  • A laptop or desktop computer capable of running TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine.
  • TouchDesigner 099 (any 2021 build) and Unreal Engine 4.26 installed.
  • A Derivative account to license TouchDesigner (the free, non-commercial license will work for this workshop).
  • An external mouse is highly recommended.

Friday November 19, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N117
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 2
  • Session Number L13

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 2
A special package for young career professionals that includes access to the LDI show floor, a badge to the LDInnovation Conference, a guided tour of the show floor, meet-and-greets, and special sessions on curated topics within the industry. Plus, includes access to the LDI portfolio review and the 2021 Pop-Up URTAs.

Attendees must be under 25 years old and developing an interest in a career in the live events industry.

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 Deanna Fitzgerald

Deanna Fitzgerald

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

Dan Bonitsky

Live Event Producer, Source Ventures
Daniel Bonitsky enjoys a wide-ranging career history beginning in the early 1980’s designing for most of the Philadelphia-based modern dance companies while gaffing and gripping around the region in the corporate and commercial television market.  In the mid 80’s he formed ZAP... Read More →
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 19, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
LVCC Room Number TBA

9:30am PST

Conversión a grandMA3 (en español; 1 día)
Este curso está diseñado para programadores de grandMA2 que están haciendo la transición a grandMA3. Abarca las diferencias entre grandMA2 y grandMA3 en cuanto la disposición del hardware, la navegación general, el 3D, la selección, phasers, layouts, timecode, networking y mucho más. Este curso está diseñado para ayudar al programador a familiarizarse con estas diferencias claves de grandMA3.

Speakers
avatar for Nesmar Estiven Cepeda Medina

Nesmar Estiven Cepeda Medina

Technical Support - Latin America, MA Lighting International
Nesmar Estiven Cepeda Medina tiene 29 años y más de 10 años de carrera en el mundo del show business sobre todo enfocado a la iluminación y el diseño. Ha trabajado con MA Lighting International desde hace más de 4 años como técnico encargado para Latinoamérica en el área... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 9:30am - 5:30pm PST
N229
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level Intermediate
  • Class Cap 8
  • ETCP Credits 3.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • INCLUSIONS Lunch / Almuerzo
  • Session Number L36

11:00am PST

LDI2021 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Join the crowd as we cut the ribbon to launch LDI2021!

Friday November 19, 2021 11:00am - 11:15am PST
LDI Entrance

11:00am PST

The Relevance of 4K and Beyond
With higher resolutions being pushed on the general public at an alarming rate, it's hard to know what resolution standard you should settle on for recording, display, and live streaming. How do you future-proof your church's investment so you're not lagging behind in two years? How much resolution do you really need? Where is the line where we can no longer see a difference?

This session will focus on the facts you need in order to make a wise decision on current and/or future upgrades.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about resolution and how it impacts our ability to absorb information.
  • Learn why 4K isn't as necessary as you may think.


Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Lippi

Stephanie Lippi

Conference manager @ CFX
Stephanie Lippi is the conference manager for Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) and the editor and content director for CFX’s Connections website. Prior to that, she worked 12 years for Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA: six years in lighting, and another six years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Adams

Tim Adams

Consultant/Author/Integrator/Thought Leader, Timato Systems
Serving in the church tech ministry as a volunteer for more than 20 years, Tim offers a unique perspective, borne from the week-in/week-out struggles facing church techs. He started in audio, learned video, then lighting, and finally projection, mostly self-taught out of necessity... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm PST
CFX Lounge
  LDInnovation™, CFX @ LDI
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number CFX03

11:00am PST

Console Setup for Lighting Programmers
Vickie Claiborne, Training Manager - Americas at disguise, leads four sessions (C05 - C08) in The Art of Programming. These sessions will 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.

Session C06 will cover topics to include:
  • 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
    • Layer Structuring
    • Tracking
    • Effects

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lose

Chris Lose

Designer Relations Developer, Ayrton Lighting
Chris Lose is the designer relations developer for Ayrton Lighting, international touring lighting director, programmer, and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and calming techniques. He strives to invoke relationships and emotion... Read More →
avatar for Abril Gamez

Abril Gamez

Video Engineer, Allure Productions
Las Vegas native, Abril Gamez, has long been drawn to the technical side of live production. She began her production career through certification training, the UNLV Entertainment Engineering program, and was mentored by some of the industry’s best. Abril added media servers to... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Laine

Ruben Laine

Chief Nerd, Creative Integration Studio
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one... and this was true until COVID happened and we had time to sit at home and put some hours into all these topics, and programs, and workflows, that we just never had time to invest into because... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Means

Kyle Means

Video and Lighting Technologist, Visional
Kyle Means is Co-Founder, Principal and Head of Creative at Visional Productions. He has worked in the live production industry his entire life, starting with an early career in music production and a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production & Technology from Middle Tennessee State... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Media Servers
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Session Number C06

11:00am PST

Jobsites: Elevated Work Platforms Codes Update
As of June 2020, ANSI Aerial and Scissor lift standards were modified to reflect changes to the way elevated work platforms were being used and classified. It is important for companies and technicians to understand the new standards and comprehend the effects on how we use them in the workplace.

This session will cover the new standards and how technicians will have to change their ways of thinking about how these common jobsite tools are used.

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 →


Friday November 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • ETCP Credits 1.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C32

11:00am PST

The Revolution is Won: The Dominance of LEDs in the Post-Pandemic World
Amongst all the other effects of the pandemic is the acceleration and adoption of of LED technology across the entertainment lighting industry. What is the vocabulary and language we must now adopt for clear communication and better collaboration in a wold that no longer speaks with the efficiencies of filter numbers. Featuring live demos of cutting-edge LED equipment and control software, this 90-minute talk by veteran lighting designer, educator, and author Clifton Taylor (in conjunction with the Studio School of Design) will bring you to a clearer understanding fo the color issues at play when specifying and using this new equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Clifton Taylor

Clifton Taylor

Lighting Designer
Clifton Taylor (lighting designer) has created lighting, projection, and scenic designs for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as for opera, theatre, and dance companies around the world. His work at BAM has been presented with the music of Fred Ho (Journey to the West... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N221
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits None
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C17

11:00am PST

Loudspeaker Demos

Friday November 19, 2021 11:00am - 5:30pm PST
N109 - N112

11:30am PST

Entertainment Insurance: Post-Pandemic
Issues and adjustments of the entertainment industry as the world is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel will address the adjustments, preparations, expectations, and overall impact of the pandemic as it relates to insurance. Talking points range from a big-picture recap of how the pandemic affected various sectors of the entertainment industry - including filmed productions, live events (with spectators), and virtual productions - to claims process and expectations, liability issues, and changes from the consumer's perspective. 

Speakers
avatar for Alex Baiseri

Alex Baiseri

Vice President, NFP - Property & Casualty
Alex Baiseri is the leader of a Los Angeles area office and an Entertainment Practice leader for NFP Property & Casualty, Inc.  He began his career in entertainment insurance in 1989.  Alex has worked in all aspects of the entertainment insurance industry from setting the pricing/terms... Read More →
avatar for Mike Kelly, CSP

Mike Kelly, CSP

AVP, Entertainment Risk Control, ProSight Specialty Insurance
Mike is the Director of Risk Control for Live and Film Media at ProSight Specialty Insurance, an industry-leading insurance carrier specializing in providing insurance coverage for the entertainment industry.  Mike’s diverse academic background and 30+ years’ experience in the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert

Director, Global Entertainment & Contingency, McLarens
Paul began his career in claims over two decades ago and has been an independent adjuster since 1994. He started in marine claims and moved into property and casualty loss adjusting and was mentored by experienced adjusters in handling complex losses.Paul turned to specialization... Read More →



Friday November 19, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
N103
  Exhibitor Sponsored Sessions
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number EPS01

11:30am PST

XLive: The Future of Contactless Events
In the age of Covid-19 where contactless technology is crucial, companies are thinking outside-of-the-box to make events safer while bringing engaging experiences to attendees. Get an insider look at the future of contactless events with some of the entertainment industry’s leaders in technology, ticketing, and marketing.

Join WRSTBND Co-Founder, Conway Solomon and Mike Mauer, CEO of Valmont as they discuss contactless technology for every event touchpoint and how to harness the resulting revenue opportunities, memorable fan experiences, and operational streamlining.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Mauer

Mike Mauer

Founder, Valmont
Mike is the founder of Valmont, a collective of award-winning event producers, offering executive-level consulting & services to boutique events.  A data-driven marketer, Mike has helped events across North America achieve unprecedented revenue growth and break attendance records... Read More →



Friday November 19, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
XLIVE Stage
  XLIVE
  • Session Number C24-XL

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.

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 19, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Caesars Palace
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 195
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 250
  • Session Number L40

12:00pm PST

Combo: Resort World Venue Tour and Club Design Session
Combination of the Friday Club Design session and the Resorts World Venue Tourn on Saturday.
Sessions run from 12:00pm - 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday.

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 19, 2021 12:00pm - Saturday November 20, 2021 5:00pm PST
Resorts World Las Vegas 3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 295
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 395
  • Session Number L41

12:15pm PST

Storytelling through Light & Video
Labelled as a "Light Magician" by Wallpaper and described by Vogue as "the visual designer and creative director behind some of the most important events in the world," Tupac Martir is here to talk about how he and his team of creatives at Satore Studio bring brands and ideas to life through captivating experiences resulting in images everyone can relate to, such as the digital projection campaign Hik+ that was created in partnership with Johnnie Walker in Mexico City. Satore Studio's piece titled Eriya for Saatchi Galleries' "Beyond the Road" exhibition - in which "holographic" dancers were made in order to create an immersive walk-in album for music pioneer James Lavelle (UNKLE). With this in mind, Martir will discuss how storytelling through light and video can help houses of worship further their reach across communities and create richer experience.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Lippi

Stephanie Lippi

Conference manager @ CFX
Stephanie Lippi is the conference manager for Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) and the editor and content director for CFX’s Connections website. Prior to that, she worked 12 years for Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA: six years in lighting, and another six years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tupac Martir

Tupac Martir

Artist and Founder, Satore Studio
Tupac Martir is an Artist and the founder of Satore Studio. A multimedia artists, his work spans the fields of technology, lighting, projection and video, sound design, music, and composition - as well as choreography and costumes. Vogue has described him as "the visual designer and... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm PST
CFX Lounge
  LDInnovation™, CFX @ LDI
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number CFX01

12:30pm PST

Light is light…Or Is It?
Various forms of entertainment lighting, whether that be in touring, concerts, theatre, film, broadcast, or niche architainment installations, have a lot of overlap in approach, syntax, and personnel. These disciplines have enough in common to conjure the simple perception that “light is light”, and we may think all lighting can be approached from the same standpoint. However, when crossing into a traditional architectural approach, we start to see there are a lot of differences in product, protocols, language, personnel, and even the buying process. Sometimes these worlds overlap, but often they can be completely siloed with very different methods and procedures. In this session we will look at where the differences are and what to consider when approaching architectural lighting and systems design, whether pivoting into the built environment permanently, or for a bespoke integration piece.  

Speakers
avatar for Amy D. Lux

Amy D. Lux

Education Manager and Dynamic Strategist, sixteen5hundred
Amy D Lux is a lighting systems designer and educator specializing in Architainment. Her 16-year career began in Austin, Texas with live performances and touring, and eventually evolved into more permanent applications as she dove deeper into her curiosity of all facets of lighting... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Light Talk Lounge

1:00pm PST

Using Digital Storage Library, Evernote, and Google Suite
Using Digital Storage Library and file organization structure, this course teaches attendees tips and tricks for organizing files and folders as well as a detailed look at the use of Evernote and products within the Google Suites. Learn how to use free digital storage technologies to support working as a Project Manager or content creator for everything from multimillion-dollar projects in themed entertainment to the cruise ship industry.

Plus: Trips for quick and efficient ways to use digital storage and how to have these feed your creative process.

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Garricks

Rohan Garricks

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


Friday November 19, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
N225
  LDIntensives™, Project Management
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • ETCP Credits 1
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 125
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 150
  • Session Number L49

1:00pm PST

LDI Portfolio and Website Review: Lighting and Projection
All students and young professionals are invited to participate in the tenth annual LDI Portfolio and Website Review.

Bring your portfolio and/or device to get tips one-on-one from the industry's top professionals. Co-moderated by Brackley Frayer and Deanna Fitzgerald.

To register in advance: CLICK HERE or  email Deanna Fitzgerald

All participants receive a free floor pass to LDI2021.



Speakers
avatar for Michelle Habeck

Michelle Habeck

Lighting Design University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin
Michelle Habeck’s design work is seen nationally at The Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, CenterStage in Baltimore, Alliance Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and many others. She has enjoyed the great pleasure of collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Stan Presser

Stan Presser

SETC Distinguished Lighting Designer
Stan’s designs have been found in the repertoires of, among others: New York City Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Geneva Opera Ballet, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Ralph Lemon, Bayerische Staadtsballet, Boston Ballet, John Jasperse, Stephen Petronio and Netherlands Dance Theatre. Credits... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Ebony Madry

Ebony Madry

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

Steve Woods

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

Ann Archbold

Lighting Design Professor/Department Chair, University of Nevada/Reno
Professionally, 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... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Huizinga

Sharon Huizinga

Head of the MFA Lighting Program, University of Cincinnati’s CCM
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 Kristie Roldan

Kristie Roldan

Senior Show Lighting Designer, Walt Disney Imagineering
Kristie Roldan has worked as a freelance theatrical designer and also with excellent lighting teams at Disney Imagineering, Visual Terrain, and Intensity Advisors.
avatar for Michael Jarrett

Michael Jarrett

Assistant Professor/Design Specialist, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
Michael Jarett is a lighting designer and Assistant Professor/Design Specialist for the UNLV Department of Dance.  He has designed lighting for many theater and dance companies across the country.   Jarett received his MFA in Theater Design from Brandeis University and was the 24th... Read More →
avatar for Herrick Goldman

Herrick Goldman

Herrick Goldman Lighting Designer/ Founder Evoke Collaborative, HG Lighting Design
Herrick has been honored to receive multiple awards and nominations, including a 2020 Drama Desk nomination for Best Lighting Design, a 2018 SALT Award for Best Lighting Design, two Henry Hewes nominations for Best Lighting Design, a Live Design Excellence Award, the ISES Big Apple... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
N211 & N212

1:30pm PST

Anne Militello: Women In Lighting
Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Biz Talk Lounge

1:30pm PST

Corporate Lighting: Pre-Production Deep Dive - Details That Set You and Your Team Up for Success
A step-by-step deep dive into the best practices of pre-production procedures, workflows, and strategies for live events that are guaranteed to streamline processes and improve your team's communications. This course covers the journey of a client's proposal to create an out-of-the-box experience while staying within budget. Practical tips and tricks to speed up the load-in and execution of events before ever walking into the venue. How to pre-pro fixtures, cabling, consoles, and paperwork in a way that leads to structured success.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Frank

Tyler Frank

Lighting Director, Everlast Productions
Tyler Frank is an ETCP certified entertainment technician and the Lead Lighting Director at Everlast Productions in South Florida, one of the largest production houses and creative studios in the Southeast. There, Tyler oversees a full staff of lighting technicians executing a wide... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Light Talk Lounge
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C14

1:30pm PST

The Art of Programming - Show Operations
Vickie Claiborne, Training Manager - Americas at disguise, leads four sessions (C05 - C08) in The Art of Programming. These sessions will 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.

Session C07 will cover topics to include:
  • 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.
  • Specific show examples from panelists.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lose

Chris Lose

Designer Relations Developer, Ayrton Lighting
Chris Lose is the designer relations developer for Ayrton Lighting, international touring lighting director, programmer, and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and calming techniques. He strives to invoke relationships and emotion... Read More →
avatar for Abril Gamez

Abril Gamez

Video Engineer, Allure Productions
Las Vegas native, Abril Gamez, has long been drawn to the technical side of live production. She began her production career through certification training, the UNLV Entertainment Engineering program, and was mentored by some of the industry’s best. Abril added media servers to... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Laine

Ruben Laine

Chief Nerd, Creative Integration Studio
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one... and this was true until COVID happened and we had time to sit at home and put some hours into all these topics, and programs, and workflows, that we just never had time to invest into because... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Means

Kyle Means

Video and Lighting Technologist, Visional
Kyle Means is Co-Founder, Principal and Head of Creative at Visional Productions. He has worked in the live production industry his entire life, starting with an early career in music production and a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production & Technology from Middle Tennessee State... Read More →



Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Media Servers
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C07

1:30pm PST

The Truth About Truss Deflection: It's Past Time to Know the Truth
Historically, U.S. aluminum truss manufacturers have published loading data that has been limited by a theoretical ratio. This limit is not based on any applicable code or standard and is not truly indicative of the structural capability of a given truss span. This session will discuss the history of this limi, what non-U.S. manufacturers tend to publish, and how some industry leaders are moving forward to re-educate users to safely maximize truss capacities.

Session takeaways include:
  • Many truss loading tables are unnecessarily limited by deflection.
  • While deflection is critical for some applications, it is not a critical factor in the structural performance of a truss span.
  • A clearer and unfiltered understanding of deflection can lead to greater efficiencies with truss while still maintaining the same level of safety.



Moderators
avatar for Keith Bohn

Keith Bohn

Prolyte Business Development Director, Area Four Industries Americas
Keith has been in live event production for more than 30 years. During this time, he has been involved in the use, manufacturing, design, and application of structural rigging solutions ranging from simple truss to complex, permanently installed structures. Keith has served the industry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brent Armstrong

Brent Armstrong

Owner and Principal, Alpine Rigging
The owner and principal of Alpine Rigging, Brent Armstrong offers turn-key rigging solutions to all sectors of the entertainment market the world over. He founded Alpine in 2011 after spending years in the industry learning the ins-and-outs from some of the all-time greats, and the... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Reder, P.E., S.E.

Jeff Reder, P.E., S.E.

Principal / Owner, Clark Reder
Jeff Reder's personal design experience is in a wide variety of entertainment structures such as performances and pavilion roof structures - both temporary and permanent, aluminum truss grids, temporary and permanent seating risers, sound delay and video wall support structures. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Will Todd

Will Todd

COO, TOMCAT USA, Inc.
Will Todd has been with TOMCAT USA, Inc. since 2000. As COO, he oversees all aspects of custom projects including budgeting, scheduling, design, manufacturing methods, and installation procedures along with standard product manufacturing and the company's technical department. In... Read More →
avatar for Siobhan Colleen

Siobhan Colleen

Founder, Industry Explorers
Siobhan Colleen is a certified rigger by trade for the entertainment industry. Since 2014, she's rigged for concerts, musicals, TV shows, tour rehearsals and more in the Orange and LA counties of SoCal. Most notably, Siobhan worked with Technical Services at the Disneyland Resort... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • ETCP Credits 1.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C33

1:30pm PST

XLive: Immersive Van Gogh, Reimagining Art Through The Use Of Event Technology
This session will feature a panel discussion with the producer and production team for the wildly popular Immersive Van Gogh. There is a growing global trend to use technology to create immersive art experiences, and the producers of Immersive Van Gogh are at the forefront of this new form of entertainment. Media servers, laser projection, surround sound audio, and custom scenic fabrication, and of course the paintings of Van Gogh, are used to create an incredible immersive experience. With over a $100,000,000 of tickets sold globally, this is the hottest ticket in entertainment today. 

Not only will this session explore the technology behind Immersive Van Gogh, but also the challenges of mounting and operating the production during the pandemic, as well as planning and installing multiple locations simultaneously. Finally, we will explore the business side of this new art form, and what it means for the entertainment industry in the future. 


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Carson

Matthew Carson

Market Leader for Corporate Events, PRG
Matthew Carson 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 →
CR

Corey Ross

Producer, Starvox Entertainment
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Sean Richards

Director of Production at Lighthouse Immersive, Starvox Entertainment
avatar for Branden Charlton

Branden Charlton

Project Manager, PRG
avatar for Bobby Klimuszko

Bobby Klimuszko

Director of Business Development, PRG
Bobby Klimuszko 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... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
XLIVE Stage
  XLIVE
  • Session Number C25-XL

2:00pm PST

Masterfully Creating a Worship Environment through Lighting and Atmosphere
5 Words Media, the creators of #FreeChurchAV, have been tapped hundreds of times to assist churches throughout the country to renew, refresh, and renovate their worship space to facilitate an environment for worship. In this session, 5WM will demystify the "requirements" for a modern worship space and help develop a plan for the average church to push beyond average into an exceptional worship experience - all within a reasonable budget.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Lippi

Stephanie Lippi

Conference manager @ CFX
Stephanie Lippi is the conference manager for Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) and the editor and content director for CFX’s Connections website. Prior to that, she worked 12 years for Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA: six years in lighting, and another six years... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Gourley

Daniel Gourley

CEO and Founder, 5 Words Media
Daniel Gourley has worked in several markets including house of worship, educational, and corporate AV production. Daniel has had the opportunity to work with architects, engineers, contractors, and end users to create incredible worship and entertainment experiences. He has also... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
CFX Lounge
  LDInnovation™, CFX @ LDI
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number CFX04

2:00pm PST

Lighting Programming Summit - Day 1
This two-day seminar and workshop covers live lighting programming across multiple industry-leading consoles. Experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of their skills, methods, and insights into their programming language of choice. They will also share career-building and networking advice to those new at navigating this highly in-demand field. New programmers should be ready with their best questions and ideas and potentially be ready to show off their skills in front of their peers. Experienced designers and programmers are encouraged to participate as well and come meet the up-and-coming talent from across the industry.

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

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 (grandMA, EOS, Hog, ChamSys, and Avo) will all share the same lighting rig as a DJ plays them through their sets in a back-to-back demonstration of their skills. We're letting the best finally take the hot seat like they've always wanted and can't wait to see what they've got.

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
avatar for Brandon Gauthier

Brandon Gauthier

Founding Member and Principal Designer, Sovereign Candle Collective
avatar for Wes Richter

Wes Richter

Founding Partner and Principal Designer, Sovereign Candle Collective
avatar for Kent Sprague

Kent Sprague

Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
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 →


Friday November 19, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
N113 & N114
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level All Levels
  • ETCP Credits 3 for two days
  • Session Number L31

2:00pm PST

Generative Lighting Design with TouchDesigner
This 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. This course will cover the basics of communicating with lighting fixtures, using sensors and textures, creating looks, generalizing pixel maps, creating simple previz environments, and taking advantage of generative design concepts that can be applied to real-time lighting.

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

Speakers
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

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

Aristotle Roufanis

Creative Technologist, Worksofar
Aristotle Roufanis is a visual artist and creative technologist whose work focuses on patterns, textures, and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture. He has a strong background in managing complicated projects on budget and under tight deadlines... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N117
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Intermediate / Advanced
  • Class Cap 24
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L14

2:00pm PST

Introduction to Light Plots with Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals
This hands-on, four-hour tutorial is an introduction to the essential skills required to use 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 plot and schematic views, and publish documentation in a variety of 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 know the basics of how to use a computer and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Elmore

Ben Elmore

US Trainer-Entertainment, Vectorworks
Ben Elmore has over 20 years of experience producing live events, with the last 15 years using Vectorworks Spotlight as an essential tool for orchestrating, visualizing, and documenting the process.


Friday November 19, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Introduction
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L07

3:00pm PST

Live For Broadcast: Jeff Ravitz and Friends
Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ravitz

Jeff Ravitz

Principal Lighting Designer, Intensity Advisors
Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning lighting designer specializing in multi-camera television capture of live, studio-based, and webcast entertainment: concerts, award shows, and stand-up comedy specials, as well as talk shows, game shows, corporate meetings, interviews... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
  • Session Number C31

3:30pm PST

The Art of Programming - System Integration - Interfacing with External Devices
Vickie Claiborne, Training Manager - Americas at disguise, leads four sessions (C05 - C08) in The Art of Programming. These sessions will 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.

Session C08 will cover topics to include:
  • 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, 

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lose

Chris Lose

Designer Relations Developer, Ayrton Lighting
Chris Lose is the designer relations developer for Ayrton Lighting, international touring lighting director, programmer, and columnist who has dedicated his life to solving problems through pragmatic decision making and calming techniques. He strives to invoke relationships and emotion... Read More →
avatar for Abril Gamez

Abril Gamez

Video Engineer, Allure Productions
Las Vegas native, Abril Gamez, has long been drawn to the technical side of live production. She began her production career through certification training, the UNLV Entertainment Engineering program, and was mentored by some of the industry’s best. Abril added media servers to... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Laine

Ruben Laine

Chief Nerd, Creative Integration Studio
"A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one... and this was true until COVID happened and we had time to sit at home and put some hours into all these topics, and programs, and workflows, that we just never had time to invest into because... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Means

Kyle Means

Video and Lighting Technologist, Visional
Kyle Means is Co-Founder, Principal and Head of Creative at Visional Productions. He has worked in the live production industry his entire life, starting with an early career in music production and a bachelor’s degree in Audio Production & Technology from Middle Tennessee State... Read More →



Friday November 19, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N108
  LDInnovation™, The Art of Programming: Media Servers
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C08

3:30pm PST

The Lighting Designer's Brain: Creative Impulses and Decision-Making
This panel discussion explores the psychology and physiology of artistic thinking and decision-making. Panelists will consider the questions:
  • How do artists make novel associations?
  • Can we strengthen our creative impulses?

Building upon these ideas, we'll discuss how artistic decisions are made both intuitively and through rational thinking, and will brainstorm how lighting designers can best prepare themselves to make split-second decisions while still being receptive to the spontaneity of collaboration.

Moderators
avatar for Cat Tate Starmer

Cat Tate Starmer

Lighting Designer / Lecturer, Rutgers University
Cat Tate Starmer received the LDI2020 Design Achievement Award for Theatre for the Alley Theatre's production of 1984. Other recent work includes: Hurricane Diane, They Promised Her the Moon (Old Globe), Steel Magnolias, Frankenstein (Guthrie Theater), The Winter's Tale, Murder on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew

Assistant Arts Professor and Head of Lighting Design Training, NYU
Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew is an award-winning designer for theatre, opera, dance, musical, music performances, installation, and immersive experiences. As a designer, she aims to create a visual environment that is organically integrated into the landscape and language of the production.Jeanette... Read More →
avatar for Donny Jackson

Donny Jackson

Head of Technical Theatre & Design, Cypress College
Donny Jackson is an award-winning freelance Lighting Designer and Theatre Professor based in Los Angeles, CA.Work highlights include the New York premiere of Four Clowns (La Mama Experimental Theatre), the premiere of A Singular They, for which he received a Stage Raw Award nomination... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Light Talk Lounge
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C15

3:30pm PST

XLive: Building New Immersive Narratives
There is a current boom of immersive spaces, is that a trend? Is that a new way of entertainment? In this session, Cocolab guides the audience in the challenges and the opportunities of building immersive experiences and the process that Cocolab is implementing with these type of experiences in the industry. Cocolab also takes us into the creation of the Projected Desert a large-scale exhibition that just opened at Meow Wolf at Las Vegas.

Cocolab is a company based in Mexico City that operates in the entertainment industry and the creation of multimedia experiences for exhibitions, shows and expographies. Cocolab has created several permanent projects that have an impact on the culture and tourism of Mexico, such as the night experience at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán or the night projection of the Chichen-Itzá archaeological site. Recently Cocolab it's been collaborating with Meow Wolf at the new Omega Mart exhibition with the creation of the projected desert a large scale immersive experience. This group is the creator of art installations that combine technology, music and light in pieces exhibiting their work in America, Europe and Asia, making it a world reference of Mexican origin for the creation of digital exhibitions that seek to create a bridge between tradition and innovation.



Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Machorro

Alejandro Machorro

CEO, COCOLAB International
Alejandro Machorro Fernandez is the founder and director of Cocolab, one of the most important studios in Latin America that combines art and technology to create multimedia experiences for art and entertainment, building the major night experiences and attractions in archeological... Read More →
avatar for Josue Ibanez

Josue Ibanez

New Technologies Director, COCOLAB
Josue Ibañez is a partner and New Technologies Director at multimedia studio Cocolab, one of the largest studios in Latin America. Over the past 15 years and together with Cocolab, he has been designing and directing teams of artists, designers and developers to create immersive experiences and multimedia artwork presented in events like SXSW, OFFF Barcelona, Day... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
XLIVE Stage
  XLIVE
  • Session Number C26-XL

3:30pm PST

Rigging Math: Load Distribution Across a Truss or Beam
Learn the basic steps for determining how much of a given point load or distributed load will translate to each of the supporting points on either side of the load. Time allowing, loads on a cantilever will also be discussed.

Audience: Riggers of all ranks.

By the end of this workshop, an attentive person should be able to:
  • Calculate the exact force placed on each rigging point by a point load placed between the points;
  • Calculate the exact force placed on each rigging point by a distributed load placed between the points; and
  • Perform the calculations for con

Friday November 19, 2021 3:30pm - 5:30pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C34

4:00pm PST

Lumen Brothers Live @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.

LEARN MORE

Friday November 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
N221

4:30pm PST

Samantha Potter: Picking The Right Gear: Audio
With so many choices out there, where do we begin? In this session, we'll seek to cover what our biggest goals are when we look to change or upgrade our audio equipment. Budget, busing, and other words that start with "B." Learn to discern the marketing tactics and the get the right piece of gear for the right project.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Potter

Samantha Potter

Senior Editor - ProSoundWeb; Manager - Commercial Audio, A&H USA, Allen & Heath USA
Samantha Potter is an audio engineer, author, and editor for ProSoundWeb with a passion for mixing and educating. Additionally, she serves as the Manager of Commercial and Install Audio for Allen & Heath USA, helping to merge pro audio into the install market. With a diverse background... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Biz Talk Lounge

5:00pm PST

Fostering the Future Happy Hour
LDI teams up with URTA and UNLV to embrace the next generation of designers, technicians, and live event professionals from all aspects of the business. Join us as we celebrate the young talents that will shape the future of our industry. It’s the perfect networking opportunity to meet and mentor the stars of tomorrow. Then stick around for the party of the year …

Speakers
avatar for David

David "Dstew" Stewart

Production Manager at Disney Live Entertainment; Partner at Production On Deck, Disney
Produced works at Disney include: WDW 50th Anniversary, DJ’s Ready, Set, Party Time! (Hollywood Studios), Wonderful World of Animation (Hollywood Studios) Joyful! (Epcot), National Association of Black Journalists (Miami). Prior to working for Disney, David worked for the Guthrie... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
LDI Circle Bar and XR Lounge

6:00pm PST

Crew and Connect Industry Party at the LDI Circle Bar
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 LDI2021 After-Hours Industry Party. Crews are back to work, so it’s the perfect time to reconnect with the friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in 18 months. Join us at the LDI Circle Bar for a drink immediately after the show floor closes.

Friday November 19, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
LDI Circle Bar and XR Lounge
 
Saturday, November 20
 

TBA

Pop-Up URTAs @ LDI
Considering graduate school to advance your training and career in the design and technology field? Connect with top graduate training programs at the Pop-Up URTAs @ LDI. Participants attending the 2021 LDI show, can present their design portfolio and interview with dozens of MFA programs on Saturday, November 20.
The URTA Auditions & Interviews, widely known as “the URTAs” have been presented by the University Resident Theatre Association for over 50 years. The Pop-Up URTAs @ LDI provide the opportunity for candidates to pursue professional training at some of the top MFA programs in theatrical and entertainment design, all while experiencing the world-class career development and networking opportunities that the LDI show has to offer.

Visit www.urta.com/ldi for more information on the Pop-Up URTAs @ LDI and details on how to register and prepare for the event. All registered participants for the Pop-Up URTAs will receive a floor pass to LDI2021. For questions about the Pop-Up URTAs @ LDI, email theurtas@urta.com.

VISIT POP-UP URTAS @ LDI 




Saturday November 20, 2021 TBA
N211 & N212

8:00am PST

Las Vegas Venue Visit: Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf Las Vegas' permanent installation, Omega Mart, is an interactive, mind-bending art experience. Participants explore an extraordinary supermarket that bursts into surreal worlds and unexpected landscapes.

In this session, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the design and technology of this immersive experience, then stay and explore the secret portals or simply soak up the innovative art as you venture beyond an interactive supermarket into parts unknown. You have no idea what's in store for you at Meow Wolf!

Meet at Meow Wolf at 8:00am sharp!

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 20, 2021 8:00am - 12:00pm PST
Meow Wolf Las Vegas 3215 S Rancho Dr #100, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 195
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 250
  • Session Number L44

9:00am PST

New Technology Breakfasts: Audio, Staging & Rigging, Sponsored by Vectorworks and Mod Scenes
Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. Included with your LDI2021 badge

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

Saturday November 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PST
N113 & N114

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

Entertainment Product Marketing Manager, Vectorworks
Brandon Eckstorm got his start in lighting and programming in the entertainment design industry as a stagehand during his college years in 1999 - moving into roles as a production electrician, as well as lighting design and programming, in 2005. His notable work includes lighting... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits .75
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C13

9:00am PST

Console Free Lighting Design with TouchDesigner
TouchDesigner is considered one of the most powerful and cost-effective media servers, show control platforms, and lighting controllers on the market. At the same time, it requires you to build a lot of your own tools and workflows. This course will guide you through on your path to using TouchDesigner as a control surface, cue system, or virtual lighting desk. You'll learn high-level design principles, work through step-by-step builds of common workflows, and explore existing TouchDesigner tools and how they can greatly increase your development speed!

Requirements:
  • Students should have intermediate level knowledge of TouchDesigner.
  • A laptop or desktop computer capable of running TouchDesigner (system requirements link).
  • A Derivative account to license TouchDesigner (the free Non-commercial license will work for this workshop).
  • TouchDesigner 099 (any 2021 build) installed.
  • An external mouse is highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

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

Aristotle Roufanis

Creative Technologist, Worksofar
Aristotle Roufanis is a visual artist and creative technologist whose work focuses on patterns, textures, and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture. He has a strong background in managing complicated projects on budget and under tight deadlines... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N117
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2.0
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L15

9:00am PST

Introduction to Light Plots with Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals
This hands-on, four-hour tutorial is an introduction to the essential skills required to use 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 plot and schematic views, and publish documentation in a variety of 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 know the basics of how to use a computer and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Elmore

Ben Elmore

US Trainer-Entertainment, Vectorworks
Ben Elmore has over 20 years of experience producing live events, with the last 15 years using Vectorworks Spotlight as an essential tool for orchestrating, visualizing, and documenting the process.


Saturday November 20, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Introduction
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L08

9:00am PST

How to Control LED with Video or DMX
A four-hour exploration of the differences between hardware and software pixel-mapping and how to control LED with video or DMX.

Speakers
avatar for Solveig Busler

Solveig Busler

Executive Board Member, Schnick Schnack Systems


Saturday November 20, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm PST
N222
  LDIntensives™
  • Class Cap 25
  • ETCP Credits 2.0
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 195
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 250
  • Session Number L48

9:00am PST

Young Career Professionals Program - Day 3
A special package for young career professionals that includes access to the LDI show floor, a badge to the LDInnovation Conference, a guided tour of the show floor, meet-and-greets, and special sessions on curated topics within the industry. Plus, includes access to the LDI portfolio review and the 2021 Pop-Up URTAs.

Attendees must be under 25 years old and developing an interest in a career in the live events industry.

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 Deanna Fitzgerald

Deanna Fitzgerald

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

Dan Bonitsky

Live Event Producer, Source Ventures
Daniel Bonitsky enjoys a wide-ranging career history beginning in the early 1980’s designing for most of the Philadelphia-based modern dance companies while gaffing and gripping around the region in the corporate and commercial television market.  In the mid 80’s he formed ZAP... Read More →
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 20, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
LVCC Room Number TBA

10:00am PST

New Technology Breakfasts: Special Effects & Lasers: A truly eye-popping display of pyro, lasers and effects that add panache to your productions.
Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. Included with your LDI2021 badge

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

Saturday November 20, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PST
N113 & N114

11:00am PST

Mixing for Streaming
Many audio engineers specialize in either FOH mixing or broadcast/stream mixing. Only recently have we begun blending these two worlds in the house of worship market. Suddenly, audio engineers, techs, and volunteers need to understand and design an audio system for streaming. To make things more complicated, the techniques used for live rooms do not translate well into the world of streaming. So how do we translate our mixes from acoustic to the web? What pitfalls do we need to be wary of? In this session, learn the techniques to achieve a quality broadcast stream for your service.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Lippi

Stephanie Lippi

Conference manager @ CFX
Stephanie Lippi is the conference manager for Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) and the editor and content director for CFX’s Connections website. Prior to that, she worked 12 years for Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA: six years in lighting, and another six years... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Potter

Samantha Potter

Senior Editor - ProSoundWeb; Manager - Commercial Audio, A&H USA, Allen & Heath USA
Samantha Potter is an audio engineer, author, and editor for ProSoundWeb with a passion for mixing and educating. Additionally, she serves as the Manager of Commercial and Install Audio for Allen & Heath USA, helping to merge pro audio into the install market. With a diverse background... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:15pm PST
CFX Lounge
  LDInnovation™, CFX @ LDI
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number CFX05

11:00am PST

Chaos and Opportunity – Dealing With Your Clients In The Age Of Covid
In the wake of a new world, how we deal with our clients is entirely different than it was two years ago. With a collection of both designers and vendors, we dive deep into the new way of working, planning, and costing live events and how to succeed in an industry that is still reeling to find new ways of getting the job done.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Ravitz

Jeff Ravitz

Principal Lighting Designer, Intensity Advisors
Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning lighting designer specializing in multi-camera television capture of live, studio-based, and webcast entertainment: concerts, award shows, and stand-up comedy specials, as well as talk shows, game shows, corporate meetings, interviews... 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, and... Read More →
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 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 →
avatar for Dizzy Gosnell

Dizzy Gosnell

Bandit Lites
Dizzy got into the lighting business in the 70’s working with many punk and metal bands in clubs around London with his own lighting system. He joined Meteorlites in England 40 years ago touring with the likes of Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Phil Collins, Paul Simon and numerous others through... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
N108

11:00am PST

CLIFtalks - Conversations on Art, Light, and Social Justice in Our Industry
This free-ranging 1.5-hour conversation between lighting designer Clifton Taylor and his guests will focus on the state of the lighting industry as we emerge from the pandemic. What kinds of changes are happening and what kinds of changes still need to happen to address the full range of challenges we face in making a fully inclusive industry that embraces and supports diversity and belonging?

Speakers
avatar for Clifton Taylor

Clifton Taylor

Lighting Designer
Clifton Taylor (lighting designer) has created lighting, projection, and scenic designs for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as for opera, theatre, and dance companies around the world. His work at BAM has been presented with the music of Fred Ho (Journey to the West... Read More →
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 →


Saturday November 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Light Talk Lounge
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits None
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C18

11:00am PST

XLive: Supercharging Audience Engagement
Supercharging Audience Engagement: What does it take to keep today's audience engaged? Join experts from AEG for a look at cultivating new platform partnerships across AEG's global portfolio of sports, music, and entertainment, including Coachella, Stagecoach, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and an impressive national network of live music clubs/venues alongside AXS Tickets.  

Speakers
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Matt Lawler

Director of Digital Media, Global Partnerships, AEG
 XLIVE@LDI2021 
avatar for Scott Emery

Scott Emery

Senior Director, Global Partnerships, AEG
avatar for Kala Polman-Tuin

Kala Polman-Tuin

Director – Global Portfolio, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Worldwide
Kala Polman-Tuin is director of Global Portfolio for the Global Partnerships division of AEG, the world's leadingsports and live entertainment company. Acting as an internal agency for AEG, Global Partnerships oversees worldwide sponsorship sales and activation for over 130 world-class... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
XLIVE Stage
  XLIVE
  • Session Number C27-XL

11:00am PST

Loudspeaker Demos

Saturday November 20, 2021 11:00am - 5:30pm PST
N109 - N112

11:30am PST

Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Information Session
Attend the ETCP Information Session at LDI to learn about the ETCP Certification program. ETCP certifies Arena–Riggers, Theatre–Riggers, 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.

Speakers
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Tim Hansen

Chairperson, ETCP Council
avatar for Bill Sapsis

Bill Sapsis

Sapsis Rigging, Inc
Bill Sapsis, President of Sapsis Rigging, Inc., began his career in 1972. His work on Broadway includes the original productions of A Chorus Line and The Runner Stumbles. Bill opened Sapsis Rigging in 1981 and has grown the company into a multi-faceted installation/production/service... Read More →
avatar for Joe Aldridge

Joe Aldridge

Chair, Nevada Resort Association/IATSE Local 720 Training Trust
Joe Aldridge, retired, taught at UNLV from1974 until 2017, serving as Technical Director from 1984 to 2005. He served as Director of the Entertainment Engineering and Design program from 2005 until his retirement in 2017. He has been a member of IATSE Local 720 since 1975. He currently... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
N116
  • Session Number ETCP01

11:30am PST

Artistic Finance: Multiple Streams of Income featuring Ebony Madry
Have you ever heard that the average millionaire has seven streams of income? Or that passive income is the surest way to wealth? Join lighting designers Ebony Madry and Ethan Steimel as they separate the myth from reality. The session will teach why multiple streams of income are important, what they look like for live event workers, and will provide examples of 101 streams of income for those in the live events industry.
Join Artistic Finance for a live taping at LDI, where LA-based lighting designer Ebony Madry is our special guest.


Speakers
avatar for Ebony Madry

Ebony Madry

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

Ethan Steimel

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


Saturday November 20, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Biz Talk Lounge

12:00pm PST

Las Vegas Club Tour
Join LDI2021 for the annual Las Vegas Club Tour for an exclusive, insider-only look at four of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas. Explore the design and technology in these venues during their off-hours; check out the gear from the lighting rigs to the sound systems and the DJ/VJ stations and interior design.

2021 Club Tour includes the following properties:
  • Jewel Nightclub (Aria)
  • Hakkasan Nightclub (MGM Grand)
  • Omnia (Caesars Palace)
  • Marquee (Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

Clubs subject to change.
Bus transportation provided.
Bus will depart the LVCC at 12:00pm sharp.

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 20, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST
LVCC Shuttle Bus (Location TBA)
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • ETCP Credits None
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 195
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 250
  • Session Number L42

12:00pm PST

Las Vegas Venue Visit: Resorts World
Meet at Resorts World at 12:00pm sharp!

Step behind the scenes at the brand new Resorts World located on the Las Vegas Strip. This half-day tour will take you behind the scenes of the multitude of entertainment stages and venues throughout the property. Attendees will also get to check out Zouk and Ayu, the newest nightclub and dayclub to open on the Strip.

This unique session will allow attendees to experience what goes into creating these exciting entertainment venues from the group up and to get in-depth information about the design and gear for today's cutting-edge venues.

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 20, 2021 12:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Resorts World Las Vegas 3000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  LDInstitute™, Club Design and Club/Venue Tours
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 50
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 195
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 250
  • Session Number L43

1:00pm PST

Wireless DMX - How to Set Up, The Do's and the Don'ts, and Troubleshooting When Things Go Wrong
Getting DMX to your fixtures can sometimes be just impossible with wire. When that happens, wireless comes in to save the day. This session will go through the process of deciding when to go wireless. Once the decision is made, then you'll learn what you need to know for a successful installation. Lastly, we will discuss what to do when it doesn't work.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Lippi

Stephanie Lippi

Conference manager @ CFX
Stephanie Lippi is the conference manager for Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) and the editor and content director for CFX’s Connections website. Prior to that, she worked 12 years for Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA: six years in lighting, and another six years... Read More →

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 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
CFX Lounge
  LDInnovation™, CFX @ LDI
  • ETCP Credits 0.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number CFX02

1:30pm PST

Shaking Things Up - A Case For Diversity Fireside Chat
Join us in the LDI Circle Bar and 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. Moderated by lighting/projection designer Roma Flowers.

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 Ebony Madry

Ebony Madry

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

David "Dstew" Stewart

Production Manager at Disney Live Entertainment; Partner at Production On Deck, Disney
Produced works at Disney include: WDW 50th Anniversary, DJ’s Ready, Set, Party Time! (Hollywood Studios), Wonderful World of Animation (Hollywood Studios) Joyful! (Epcot), National Association of Black Journalists (Miami). Prior to working for Disney, David worked for the Guthrie... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
LDI Circle Bar and XR Lounge

1:30pm PST

Theatre For All: Presenting, Building, and Creating Inclusive and Accessible Entertainment Events
The world of entertainment is back and it’s time to make your space more inclusive. Join join LDI production manager Bill Digneit and his diverse panel of industry experts from around the country who will be showcasing the necessary steps to presenting more inclusive, zero barrier, and accessible entertainment. A lively discussion on how these equitable changes can be made today within your entertainment world with the tools you already have on hand to build “Theatre and Entertainment For All.” 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Truckey

Paul Truckey

Professor- Head of BFA Musical Theatre Performance Department of Theatre and Dance, Northern Michigan University
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 →
avatar for Jill Grundstrom

Jill Grundstrom

Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Theatre and Dance, Northern Michigan University
Jill Grundstrom is an assistant professor and co-director of Theatre and Dance at Northern Michigan University. She holds a B.S. from NMU in Secondary Education with majors in English and French, a M.A. in Dance Education from New York University, and an Ed.S. from NMU in Educational... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Biz Talk Lounge

1:30pm PST

Jobsites: Fall Protection
Technicians who work at heights know that some form of fall protection must be used. One of the common issues seen on the jobsite is the lack of awareness of options that exist for workers to use. Showing up with a harness and lanyard doesn't mean you are compliant and it doesn't mean they are the right tools for the job.

In this session, we will look at the different options available to technicians who work at heights in different venues with varied fall protection systems.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Rouse

Eric Rouse

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


Saturday November 20, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • ETCP Credits 1.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C35

1:30pm PST

Trouble-shooting Lighting System Failures in Live Shows
In the field, a systematic approach to diagnosing failures is critical. In this session, Chris Conti will share his experience troubleshooting entertainment systems, from small theatrical tours to Super Bowl Half Time shows. Chris will discuss best practices as well as share a few hair-raising, real-word case studies from his own shows.



Speakers
avatar for Chris Conti

Chris Conti

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


Saturday November 20, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Light Talk Lounge

1:30pm PST

XLive: Rise of the Virtual Audience: How to Bring Remote Fans to the Live Stage
Quince Imaging has co-released Virtual Seat, the audience engagement technology that powers virtual fan experiences for the WWE ThunderDome, Golden State Warriors' DubHub, and created a virtual venue + audience engagement for corporate conferences and conventions.

LDI attendees will find value in learning how to plan a foolproof event, complete with virtual venue and virtual audience capabilities. Learn what it takes to bring thousands of fans into a remote production, tips for driving audience engagement in a hybrid environment, step-by-step process for Virtual Seat activation, including behind-the-scenes protocols, and an inside look into client success, featuring professional sports and corporate conference case studies.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Gazzillo

Eric Gazzillo

Director of Innovation at Quince Imaging, Quince Imagine
Eric Gazzillo is the Director of Innovation at Quince Imaging, and serves as producer, designer and technologist, specializing in emerging video technologies. Before being named Director of Innovation in January 2021, Eric was Quince Imaging’s lead producer and display designer... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
XLIVE Stage
  XLIVE, Live Event Technology & Design
  • ETCP Credits None
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C28-XL

2:00pm PST

Lighting Programming Summit - Day 2
This two-day seminar and workshop covers live lighting programming across multiple industry-leading consoles. Experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of their skills, methods, and insights into their programming language of choice. They will also share career-building and networking advice to those new at navigating this highly in-demand field. New programmers should be ready with their best questions and ideas and potentially be ready to show off their skills in front of their peers. Experienced designers and programmers are encouraged to participate as well and come meet the up-and-coming talent from across the industry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Luther Frank

Luther Frank

Founding Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
avatar for Brandon Gauthier

Brandon Gauthier

Founding Member and Principal Designer, Sovereign Candle Collective
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Wes Richter

Founding Partner and Principal Designer, Sovereign Candle Collective
avatar for Kent Sprague

Kent Sprague

Partner, Sovereign Candle Collective
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 →


Saturday November 20, 2021 2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
N113 & N114
  LDInstitute™, Lighting Console Training
  • Level All Levels
  • Class Cap 100
  • ETCP Credits 3 for two days
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 445
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 545
  • Session Number L31

2:00pm PST

Introduction to Light Plots with Vectorworks Spotlight for Lighting Professionals
This hands-on, four-hour tutorial is an introduction to the essential skills required to use 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 plot and schematic views, and publish documentation in a variety of 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 know the basics of how to use a computer and must know the basics of creating light plots on paper or within another CAD system.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Elmore

Ben Elmore

US Trainer-Entertainment, Vectorworks
Ben Elmore has over 20 years of experience producing live events, with the last 15 years using Vectorworks Spotlight as an essential tool for orchestrating, visualizing, and documenting the process.


Saturday November 20, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N115
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Introduction
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L09

2:00pm PST

XR & Virtual Production: Creating Immersive Experiences
Extended Reality (XR) and virtual productions are two of the hottest topics in broadcast and immersive experiences. At the center of many of these experiences are a combination of TouchDesigner, Unreal Engine, and Notch. These three pieces of software deliver each of their strengths to a project, whether it's TouchDesigner's unlimited flexibility and hardware integrations, Unreal's high-end rendering, or Notch's rapid content creation workflows. In this course, take a dive into architecting XR or VR production pipelines as well as how to set up these projects in practice.

Requirements:
  • An intermediate level of knowledge about TouchDesigner, Unreal Engine, and Notch.
  • A laptop or desktop computer capable of running TouchDesigner and Unreal Engine.
  • TouchDesigner 099 (any 2021 build) and Unreal Engine 4.26 installed.
  • A Derivative account to license TouchDesigner (Commercial, Educational, or Pro licenses are recommended for this workshop).
  • An external mouse is highly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Elburz Sorkhabi

Elburz Sorkhabi

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

Creative Technologist, Worksofar
Aristotle Roufanis is a visual artist and creative technologist whose work focuses on patterns, textures, and human interactions defined by the condition of urban life and architecture. He has a strong background in managing complicated projects on budget and under tight deadlines... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST
N117
  LDInstitute™, Hands-On Software Training
  • Level Beginner / Intermediate
  • Class Cap 24
  • ETCP Credits 2.0
  • Separate Purchase Required? Yes
  • Included in Conference Pass? No
  • Price 225
  • PRICE (after 14 October) 275
  • Session Number L16

3:00pm PST

Live Shows With Feature Film Special Effects
What would it be like if special effects from feature films appeared in a live show? If Spider-Man could fly between buildings exactly like in a movie, instead of the audience seeing a performer with a harness for flying, which ruins the magic? Or Spongebob was not an actor wearing a cheesy costume anymore? There are multimedia tricks whose magic makes the audience say wow and guess each time how it was done. Join Freckled Sky's co-founder, Val Syganevich, who will demonstrate how his team delivers this incredible storytelling to a live stage.
Their credentials include original shows and productions for music, theater, TV, as well as for brand activations: P!nk, James Arthur, Paula Abdul, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, AT&T.

Speakers
avatar for Val Syganevich

Val Syganevich

Producer, Freckled Sky
Val Syganevich is a co-founder and producer at the artistic production company Freckled Sky that designs original live and virtual shows and experiences as a fusion of entertainment, art, and multimedia. They featured at Entertainment Tonight, Billboard, Broadway World, LiveDesign... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
  • Session Number C30

3:30pm PST

Hands On with Propared: Production and Event Management Software
Join Production Manager, Facility Manager, and Lighting Director Don Fox and Propared creator Ryan Kirk as they demonstrate the production and event management software, Propared. They will show attendees how Propared can be used at an organizational level to manage productions, projects, and venues to speed up workflow, improve communication, reduce logistical mistakes, and improve work-life balance.

The program will begin with a brief overview of the software followed by a demonstration of how to assemble a project timeline, coordinate spaces, people and resources, and communicate a range of instantly-updated information via web links - including calendars and schedules, contact lists, rehearsal and performance reports, inventory lists, and other customizable documents.

A fully unlocked training license will be provided to all attendees to use for 30 days after the session. Attendees are also welcome to bring a laptop with an internet connection to work with Propared during the session (though this is not required and will require the attendee to purchase internet access).

This session is recommended for anyone involved in production management, scheduling, budgeting, resource management, and staffing who is interested in improving their workflows. Prior knowledge of Propared is not required.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Kirk

Ryan Kirk

Co-Founder and Creator, Propared
Ryan is the co-founder and CEO of Propared, an organization dedicated to improving management efficiency in Arts organizations. He is also a co-founder of Tinc Productions, a production management firm based in New York City. Over the last 18 years, Ryan has held management positions... Read More →
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Don Fox

Production Manager & Technical Director, Central Kitsap
Don Fox (M.F.A., University of Arizona) is a freelance producer, and lighting, scenic, and projection designer. He is the lighting designer for the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker tours, the Burlesque Show at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, Music Theatre Wichita, and... Read More →



Saturday November 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
N103
  Exhibitor Sponsored Sessions
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number EPS02

3:30pm PST

Terminal B Water Feature At LaGuardia Airport: Content and Systems Creation
The Terminal B Water Feature at LaGuardia Airport comprises two 25'-tall circular rings of water that falls from more than 450 individually controlled solenoid valves to create a water curtain. The feature incorporates lighting, projection, and audio, using three 4K Barco laser projectors and two disguise media servers. A talented team of content designers, programmers, visual artists, and sound engineers created a series of shows that are projected onto the water feature. These shows are then choreographed with the water. Herrick Goldman of Evoke Collaborative moderates a panel about the design and creation of this project, which premiered in September 2020.



Speakers
avatar for Erica Blumrosen

Erica Blumrosen

Production Manager, World Stage
Experienced production manager with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in many areas of technical theater, with specialization in projections and scenic construction, as well as having graphic design skills and producing experience. Strong media... Read More →
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Kara O’Grady

Architectural Lighting Design & Project Management, Evoke Collaborative
Kara began her love of lighting in high school when she was a ballet dancer and discovered she preferred creating art with light instead of pointe shoes. She graduated from NCSA and started designing for dance and opera up and down the east coast. When she returned to New York she... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Renkel

Lisa Renkel

Producer & Content Director, Evoke Collaborative
Lisa is an award-winning projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from Broadway to music world tours. Select video designs include: Off-Broadway: Emojiland The... Read More →
avatar for Herrick Goldman

Herrick Goldman

Herrick Goldman Lighting Designer/ Founder Evoke Collaborative, HG Lighting Design
Herrick has been honored to receive multiple awards and nominations, including a 2020 Drama Desk nomination for Best Lighting Design, a 2018 SALT Award for Best Lighting Design, two Henry Hewes nominations for Best Lighting Design, a Live Design Excellence Award, the ISES Big Apple... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
N108

3:30pm PST

Documenting the Design
Essential information for designers on how to illustrate and convey initial and broad design concepts: Hand-drawn sketches, modeling in 3D (VWX, C4D, Previz) for broad strokes, playing around with ideas in Previz. And how to pitch a design: Hidden line/shaded drawings, full Raytraced renderings, video renders, previz renders, previz exports like Capture, and PowerPoint to present the design.

Speakers
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Vada Briceño

Lighting Designer, Lightswitch San Francisco
Vada Briceño discovered her passion for lighting after her first theater production in high school. She graduated from DePaul University with a BFA in Lighting Design and served as the lighting design intern at Seattle Repertory Theatre for the 2016-2017 season. She joined the Orangelite... Read More →
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Darien Kopp

Associate Designer at DX7
avatar for Bobby L. Grey

Bobby L. Grey

Production Designer
Bobby L. Grey has worked as freelance production designer and programmer for some of the world’s top artists, companies, and creatives to create, program, and integrate. His work includes large-scale festivals, television and broadcast projects, corporate keynotes, and concert... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Light Talk Lounge
  LDInnovation™, Live Event Technology & Design
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C19

3:30pm PST

Rigging Math: Ultimate Failure! A Conversation About Design Factor
Learn the relationship between design factor, breaking strength, and working load and how to include strength reduction factors and load increase factors. We will also review breaking strengths of common rigging hardware and learn how to make informed choices when selecting rigging equipment.

Audience: Riggers of all ranks.

By the end of this workshop, an attentive person should be able to:
  • Use the formula to calculate a design factor, breaking strength, or working load for any given rigging situation;
  • Use strength reduction factors and load increase factors to adjust the data; and
  • Select rigging equipment of appropriate strengths for the application.

Saturday November 20, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
N116
  LDInnovation™, Rigging and Production Techniques
  • ETCP Credits 1.5
  • Separate Purchase Required? No
  • Included in Conference Pass? Yes
  • Session Number C36

3:30pm PST

XLive: Embracing the Familiar and the Strange
Takeaways, techniques, and lessons learned from digital experiences that enhance and change our approach to live events. Speakers: Shelly Sabel, Creative Director at WorldStage; Raul Herrera, Senior Technology Specialist at WorldStage; Michael Kohler, Director Emerging Technologies at WorldStage; Matt Ward, Chief Technologist at WorldStage.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Sabel

Shelly Sabel

Creative Director, World Stage
avatar for Raul Herrera

Raul Herrera

Senior Technology Specialist, World Stage
avatar for Michael Kohler

Michael Kohler

Director Emerging Technologies, World Stage
avatar for Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Chief Technologist, World Stage


Saturday November 20, 2021 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
XLIVE Stage
  XLIVE
  • Session Number C29-XL

6:00pm PST

Diversity in Design Scholarships & LDI Product and Booth Awards Ceremony
Support diversity and inclusion as we acknowledge and celebrate the 2021 recipients of the third annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships, sponsored by LDI, plus the Vicente Rodriguez Scholarship n partnership with UNLV. Followed immediately by the LDI2021 Booth and Best Debuting Product Awards, which honor technological advances in new products from our exhibitors and those companies who excel in their booth design.  

Saturday November 20, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
LDI Circle Bar and XR Lounge
 
Sunday, November 21
 

11:30am PST

Today's Young Professionals: The Need To Diversify Your Skill Sets
The world of entertainment is now more than ever, an everchanging world of opportunity and the early career entertainment professional entering the industry needs to be distinctly prepared to take on the multitude of diverse opportunities they will be presented in their careers ahead. A panel discussion on the need to diversify your skill sets to thrive in the entertainment world of tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Price Johnston

Price Johnston

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

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


Sunday November 21, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
Biz Talk Lounge