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    The real-time content revolution

    Motion data re-imagined. Attend this session to see White Light demonstrate the latest real-time high-quality motion capture.

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    Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre

    Find out how a professional sound designer delivers for a stage production and live stream for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

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    The power of tracking systems in live production

    Attend this session to learn about the power of tracking systems in live production.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 1
LIGHTING; PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY ISSUES 
    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
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    The balance of power

    This session will look at the things to consider when plugging in your new LED fixtures, and why thinking about your power control infrastructure now could just help to save your show.

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    • Industry issues
    • Lighting
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Discover Showlight 2023

    You'll learn more about Showlight, the unique colloquium organised for lighting professionals by lighting professionals.

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    • Lighting
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Hands-on RDM & DMX

    You'll learn a hands-on approach to using and troubleshooting RDM and DMX512. 

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
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    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Robe RoboSpot

    Get hands-on with Robe's remote followspot system, learn how to set up the device and master how to programme the revolutionary technology through this comprehensive demo.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Robe RoboSpot

    Get hands-on with Robe's remote followspot system, learn how to set up the device and master how to programme the revolutionary technology through this comprehensive demo.

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    • AV
    • Lighting
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Light Bytes Live

    Join us talking to award winning designer and creative director Tim Lutkin. As well as lighting productions in London’s West End and throughout the United Kingdom, Tim has lit arena tours, large scale events, musicals and plays internationally, working extensively with video & projection and magic & illusions.  

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SEMINAR THEATRE 2
AUDIO; AV; INDUSTRY ISSUES
    • Sustainability
    • Production
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    Powering the Games – how events can meet the carbon neutral challenge

    James Eade, Head of Energy for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, explains how his team managed temporary power systems at this carbon neutral event.

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    • Sustainability
    • Industry issues
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Greening the industry

    In this session, Roland Hemming will discuss how live events and installations need a fundamental rethink in order to reduce carbon emissions and conform to international climate goals. From manufacturing to event planning, how can the industry improve?

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    • Business
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    How to flourish in entertainment tech when you're not what people expect
    • Health and safety
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    ABTT Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment

    You'll hear the latest updates to the Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment. 

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    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Creating an inclusive workforce – how can the industry attract young talent?

    You'll hear a panel discuss solutions to the huge skills shortage in the live sector.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 3
RIGGING; STAGING; PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY ISSUES
    • Wellbeing
    • Health and safety
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    WILM – the show must go on

    In this workshop, Women In Live Music (WILM) will consider the mental and physical consequences when we go too far in order to finish the gig.

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    • Health and safety
    • Industry issues
    • Rigging
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    National Rigging Advisory Group – 17 years on – an open forum

    This is your opportunity to meet Sean Pagel, the Chair of the National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG), along with other members to gain useful insights and ask your questions on the world of rigging.

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    • Health and safety
    • Industry issues
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Safety and security at large-scale events

    Gain insights into how to keep large events safe and secure during times of crew shortages.

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    • Business
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Making live easier

    Explore the consequences of the past two years and look at the practices the industry can put into place to protect live entertainment in the future.

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    • Health and safety
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Flame retardancy in textiles – what you need to know

    You'll learn the basics of flame retardancy in textiles, why they are needed, and what FR means.

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SEMINAR AND DEMO PROGRAMME
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    Soundscape without a stage

    With the rise of extraordinary productions and immersive experiences, these new ‘realities’ present new challenges to sound design. Without a traditional focal point, how can d&b Soundscape interact with different technologies and environments to elevate and engage the ever more diverse audiences and bring these spaces to life?

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    • Architectural
    • Audio
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    LiDAR laser scanning in the Science Museum

    This session will explain LiDAR technology and how it has helped the Science Museum unlock new potential for its commercial hire offering.

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    Where’s my pan-pot? Soundscape at WOMAD 2022

    Object-based mixing is changing everything for artist, audience and engineer. And questions about the commercial impact, demands on infrastructure and audio engineering workflows are still very much on the table. This session will provide an overview on 2022's Soundscape stage at WOMAD festival and a template for a 4,000-capacity festival tent.

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    KLANG immersive in-ear monitoring demo

    Come along to listen to KLANG’s immersive in-ear monitoring system and learn some of the tips and tricks when it comes to mixing monitors in 3D. 

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    Preevue and digitisation of theatre

    Learn how extended reality (XR) and visualisation technologies are driving a digital evolution in theatre production and design. This session will discuss how to unlock these endless possibilities.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 1
LIGHTING; PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY ISSUES 
    • Industry issues
    • Lighting
    • Production
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    An update on RoHS & EcoDesign

    Hear the latest updates on RoHS and EcoDesign in the UK and how they impact entertainment lighting.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Meeting Eos

    Join Product Manager Nick Gonsman in this ‘get to know us’ session to ask questions and listen to how Eos Apex adds incredible features to all users of Eos family consoles.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    ConnectCAD – the powerful schematics add on for Vectorworks Spotlight

    Join this deep dive into ConnectCAD, the powerful schematics add on for Vectorworks Spotlight.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Robe RoboSpot

    Get hands-on with Robe's remote followspot system, learn how to set up the device and master how to programme the revolutionary technology through this comprehensive demo.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Robe RoboSpot

    Get hands-on with Robe's remote followspot system, learn how to set up the device and master how to programme the revolutionary technology through this comprehensive demo.

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    • Business
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    SIC codes – government recognition and the viability of our sector

    You'll hear how many parts of the industry were excluded from Government support during the pandemic, and how the industry can be made more visible to Government and potential investors.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Mix what you want

    The choices you make when selecting which gels to use for the lights in your space are important to you. But the choice of the LED array in your lights is just as important. Find out why in this session. 

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SEMINAR THEATRE 2
AUDIO; AV; INDUSTRY ISSUES
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    A guide for microphone users – for public announcements and emergency evacuations

    You'll learn about the Training Guide for Microphone Users by ISCVE.

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    • Audio
    • AV
    • Industry issues
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    BEIRG – stop changing channels; radio spectrum

    You'll find out how BEIRG are dealing with the threats facing users of wireless equipment across the entertainment industry. 

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    • Business
    • Health and safety
    • Industry issues
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Future-proofing events in a post-COVID world

    You'll learn how to practically protect yourself and others from the financial and health costs of illness and cancellations.

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    • Audio
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    • Lighting
    • Production
    • Rigging
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Ed Sheeran's Mathematics tour – design insights

    Ed Sheeran’s design team discuss how they collaborated to stage the singer-songwriter’s ground-breaking Mathematics tour, which sees 56 tons of production, sound, lights, video and SFX floating above an in-the-round stage on metal string.

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    • Architectural
    • Lighting
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Themed environments from an architectural viewpoint

    Learn how the immersive technologies of live events and theatre are increasingly being used in architectural lighting.

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    • Audio
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    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Space, place and memory – beyond the audio guide: Designing sound for museum and heritage sites

    A look at how technologies new and old can be used to harness the power of audio, to help shape dynamic storytelling in the ever expanding field of museum experiences.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 3
RIGGING; STAGING; PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY ISSUES
    • Sustainability
    • Industry issues
    • Production
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    Tales from the Theatre Green Book

    Join this session, hosted by ABTT and Theatres Trust, to hear from practitioners in the theatre sector who will describe how they apply the Theatre Green Book in their practice.  

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    • Production
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    Not another sustainability seminar! Sustainability in textiles

    You'll explore sustainability in an often overlooked part of the industry – textiles.

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    • Business
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    An update on Brexit

    Gain insights into how Brexit has affected the live sector.

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    • Sustainability
    • Architectural
    • Business
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    The elephant in the room – sustainable procurement and the VE process

    Join this panel discussion to learn how the Value Engineering process can be updated to improve the sustainability of venues. 

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    • Product session
    • Production
    • Rigging
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Celebrating 20 years of TAIT Navigator –  a collage of case studies from two decades of spectaculars’ show-control and automation

    Delve into case studies from selected live-entertainment spectaculars from the last twenty years, explaining the technical details of show-control and machine automation.

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    • Sustainability
    • Architectural
    • AV
    • Lighting
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Illuminating an icon – how BMW transformed their Munich headquarters twice in one year

    Learn how a creative agency redesigned BMW's iconic headquarters to celebrate the company's history and growth. 

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    What actually is Soundscape ?
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    Soundscape – disappearing loudspeakers

    This roundup session will take a close look at the Soundscape journey so far, understanding all the creative possibilities along the way.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 1
LIGHTING; PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY ISSUES 
    • Business
    • Lighting
    • Production
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    The ALPD – what we are doing to make light work

    The Association for Lighting and Production Design will discuss how they’re working to improve fees and working conditions and building back better following the challenges of the last few years.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
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    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Mix what you want

    The choices you make when selecting which gels to use for the lights in your space are important to you. But the choice of the LED array in your lights is just as important. Find out why in this session. 

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    • Audio
    • Lighting
    • Product session
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    The art of lighting the audience

    This session will focus on the commercial and artistic arguments for spending time and effort in getting your auditorium lighting scheme right.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Robe RoboSpot

    Get hands-on with Robe's remote followspot system, learn how to set up the device and master how to programme the revolutionary technology through this comprehensive demo.

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    • Lighting
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 1
    Robe RoboSpot

    Get hands-on with Robe's remote followspot system, learn how to set up the device and master how to programme the revolutionary technology through this comprehensive demo.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 2
AUDIO; AV; INDUSTRY ISSUES
    • Business
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Understanding the freelance deal – tax and your rights at work

    Discover how you can set yourself up as a freelancer and ensure that you avoid situations where the freelance deal could go sour.

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    • Health and safety
    • Industry issues
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Wellbeing in the industry

    You'll get an update for individuals and employers on the initiatives each organisation is currently offering and developing to support well-being in the industry, including addiction support and mental health first aid.

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    • Audio
    • AV
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Things I didn’t learn in school – a practical discussion about tips and tricks for sound professionals

    Join the ASD's Sam Vincent as he leads a discussion with Tony Gayle, Ella Whalström and Dom Bilkey about things learnt on the job that aren’t always taught in educational settings, but are essential in the day-to-day work of sound professionals.

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    • AV
    • Business
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 2
    Future Tech – live events and the metaverse

    Join James Simpson, director of Copper Candle and an expert on the future of technology, for a fascinating talk on the metaverse and live events.

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SEMINAR THEATRE 3
RIGGING; STAGING; PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY ISSUES
    • Production
    • Rigging
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Are there rules of thumb for calculating wind loads?

    Join structural engineer Norbert Tripp to get to grips with wind force and temporary structures.

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    • Audio
    • Product session
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    Vectorworks and beyond

    Join Jazz Hutsby to explore a modern digital workflow for capturing venue information. From laser-scanned point clouds to exporting and hosting models online through Twinmotion and Epic Games Unreal Engine.

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    • Health and safety
    • Industry issues
    • Production
    SEMINAR THEATRE 3
    What should a prompt desk look like?

    Join industry experts to look at DSE compliance, maintenance, and key areas for investment. Plus, you'll discover three inexpensive steps you can take to transform your desk straight away.

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