15-17 September 2019
London Olympia, National Hall

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PLASA Show 2018 seminar programme

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PLASA Show 2018 seminar programme

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Audio & AV Theatre
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    This session will focus on exploring how wave field synthesis, which has been perceived for a long time as a theory only, can be utilised now in a real-world product to build scalable solutions that c ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    Justin Grealy and Arie van der Poel discuss different ways, and the economies, of touring - from a single splitter to multiple busses, and the pitfalls of budget airlines. How you, as a touring profes ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    Audinate present the most popular modules from the new Level 3 online training course. In this 'taster' course we will cover some of the most frequently asked questions when designing and deploying a ...
Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    • Lighting
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Shannon Harvey, Head of Research at Brilliant Stages and Production Park, gives a deep insight into how his team created one of the largest and most complicated video facades in the world.   The centr ...
    • Lighting
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Have you ever wondered how bands turn up at festivals and put on their show with a completely different rig from what they normally have on their tour? How do LDs and operators cope with the myriad of ...
    • Lighting
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Wayne Howell will give an overview of the latest news in control protocols including: An update on the 2018 PLASA Plugfest; DMX512 and RDM – how do they work together; Art-Net 4 and how it allows DALI ...
    • Lighting
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    AutoCAD is used throughout the theatre and live performance industries in many ways. This session will show you the latest version of the software - AutoCAD 2019 and highlight some of the tools that h ...
    • Lighting
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Although creative processes are different between colleagues in different disciplines the final production is what unites us. How do the varying creative processes compare and what discussions are ess ...
Fast Track Theatre
    • Industry Initiatives
    Fast Track Theatre
    Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment  is recognised by the HSE as forming part of a Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry and as an Established Standard under their Enforcement Manageme ...
    • Industry Initiatives
    Fast Track Theatre
    Following on from a brief introduction at ITEAC2018 to the key principles of a circular economy, this seminar will focus on specific industry examples of circular business models, highlighting how the ...
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    Do you send out hundreds of CVs but never get a response? If you’re finding it difficult to get yourself noticed, this seminar will help you find ways to stand out from the crowd. REGISTER FOR THIS SE ...
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    Have you got a business idea that you dream about but you never do anything about it? Get your ideas off the back of a fag packet and into reality. This talk will guide your through overwhelm and iner ...
Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Load 'calculation' is at best theoretical and often almost irrelevant because sometimes people don't follow what they told the engineer. Sometimes nobody wants to hear that things are too heavy but wi ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    This session will cover how to calculate rigging forces applied at angles, for example in bridles and truss wraps. Led by Scotty Stewart with co-presenters to be announced shortly...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    The requirements of the German entertainment industry may appear strange to outsiders. DGUV, Baubuch, approvals, TÜV. Inspections and apparent endless paperwork seem to constrain show business. This s ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    This session looks at forces underlying circus and aerial rigging kinematics, specifically at what is meant by a dynamic load, whether that is counterweighting, drops or swings and how these forces ar ...
Product Training Theatre
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    Visit stand S60 for product training on The Chimp 100 and 300 light controllers with the Bananawing extension. Product specialists Harald Wolf and Angelo van der Weerden will be there to answer all yo ...
Audio & AV Theatre
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    Mike Lowe will introduce the programme of content from Brit Row and talk about the need for live production industry training and apprenticeships; some difficulties, obstacles and potential solutions. ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    This session will include a demonstration of the use of speaker system prediction software to create a system design for an arena, a demonstration on the use of Smaart analysis software and in using S ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    The discussion will centre on the ever-growing importance of system design and the System Engineer; the current state-of-play of immersive sound in live performance and debate whether immersive sound ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    This session will be a demonstration by Simon Hodge, legendary Sound Engineer (Robbie Williams), in building the basics of a mix from scratch using a multitrack recording. This will include input gain ...
    • Audio & AV
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Audio & AV Theatre
    Businesses in the entertainment technology industry started with one clear definition of: rental, sales or retail. Global economic and market pressures have forced a change and diversification is now ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    This session will focus on exploring how wave field synthesis, which has been perceived for a long time as a theory only, can be utilised now in a real-world product to build scalable solutions that c ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    As live events continue to evolve in terms of scale, size, and creativity in order to deliver the most captivating audience experience possible, sound engineers need to rely on live sound technology t ...
Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    • Lighting
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Vectorworks¨ Spotlight is the industry-leading software for entertainment design with so much to offer, from lighting and 3D rendering, to sound and VR. Plus, the BraceworksTM rigging analysis module ...
    • Industry Initiatives
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Earlier this year PLASA commissioned extensive industry research looking into the size of the entertainment technology industry, trends over time and market intelligence on key products, service types ...
    • Lighting
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel is the stunning, €9m immersive stage show created by Marco Balich, running now at the Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome. For the ...
    • Audio & AV
    • Lighting
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    59 Productions have been using a combination of new technology and good, old-fashioned storytelling techniques to scale-up highly dramatic, narrative experiences, bringing them out of theatres and per ...
    • Industry Initiatives
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    PLASA continues its series of seminars on mental health issues in the industry and in this session will be joined by Dawn Collins, who offers training to organisations such as the BBC to recognise and ...
Fast Track Theatre
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    What can you do to drive footfall, increase dwell time and generate a winning customer experience at your next event? The tried and tested principle of build it and they will come no longer works and ...
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    Developing a strong online presence is not a quick process and involves many ever-moving parts. But there are some quick fixes you can apply to your website in the time it takes to brew a good cup of ...
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    Do you ever get the feeling you could get more done in your working week if you changed the way you planned your time? Do you feel procrastination gets in the way of getting the job done? Join Liz Har ...
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    Some theatre professionals think that networking is all about who you know. That is a common misconception. Networking isn't about who you know, it's about who knows you! John Schwab has worked as an ...
Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Why do we never get given enough time to do what needs to be done?  Is it just Parkinson’s theorem (work expands to fill the time available) or is it something more fundamental in the planning process ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    A guidance sheet has been compiled by the National Rigging Advisory Group as an aide-memoir about the roles and responsibilities of employers and those they employ as managers and employed and sub-con ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Are you interested in a career in rigging? Waiting to take your NRC or considering NELT? Or an employer who undertakes production and would like some updating on your legal duties applied to rigging? ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Solid advice about using automation in productions. Top tips and topical issues.
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    In response to calls from the international entertainment rigging community, rigging professionals from around the globe came together to create ICOPER to promote awareness and safety worldwide by pro ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Trusses were never designed to serve as fall arrest anchors. From its roots in early concert touring, climbing to and working from trusses has been part of the industry for many years. This seminar wi ...
Product Training Theatre
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A 1-hour practical training session with ChamSys latest QuickQ series. Learn to use QuickQ in hour, covers new shows, adding fixtures and programming with QuickQ. ChamSys latest QuickQ series consoles ...
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A 1-hour practical training session with ChamSys latest QuickQ series. Learn to cover new shows, add fixtures and program with QuickQ. The latest QuickQ series consoles are designed with a QuickQ and Easy user interface.
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A hands-on introduction to ChamSys MagicQ console range and software. Learn to use MagicQ, patch a new show, create Cues and FX. Uses MagicVis for Visualisation. Prior knowledge required: Basic knowledge of lighting fixtures and DMX 512.
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A hands-on introduction to ChamSys MagicQ console range and software.  Learn to use MagicQ, patch a new show, create Cues and FX. Uses MagicVis for Visualisation. Prior knowledge required: Basic knowledge of lighting fixtures and DMX 512.
Audio & AV Theatre
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    From live mixing apps to immersive sound systems, a new wave of technology looks to enhance the connection between the audience, engineers and artists. Join our panel of audio experts to discuss how t ...
    • Audio & AV
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Audio & AV Theatre
    A panel of experts will discuss the use of in-ear monitors, how they have changed the live experience for performers and audiences and protected from hearing loss. How will future development overcome ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    Deterministic networking on AV networks was impossible 10 years ago, before the Avnu Alliance was founded. Its members have since solved this by collaborating to develop the original Avnu Pro AV speci ...
    • Audio & AV
    Audio & AV Theatre
    Oran Burns from the d&b audiotechnik EAS team will look at how recent advancements in sound system design and efficiency result in a much improved off site noise performance for outdoor events and fes ...
Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    • Lighting
    • Industry Initiatives
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    PLASA is hosting a technical update on the proposed Eco Design Regulations, along with the possible impacts of this Regulation on manufacturers, venues and other users in the industry. The commission´ ...
    • Lighting
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest was one of the RSC’s landmark 2016 productions marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Sarah Ellis, Head of Digital at RSC discusses the highl ...
    • Lighting
    • Industry Initiatives
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Lighting & Industry Initiatives Theatre
    From producing theatre companies to specialist scenic constructors, there are reports of difficulties in recruiting CAD draughtpersons who are proficient in working in the context of live performance ...
Fast Track Theatre
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Fast Track Theatre
    If you set up temporary power systems, manufacture/hire distribution equipment or are planning a refurbishment of your venue, then you need to be aware of the coming changes in electrical Standards in ...
    • PLASA Professional Development
    Fast Track Theatre
    The IET are publishing a new guide on temporary power and is a tool-box sized book packed with useful information for crew working with temporary power systems. In particular, there has been considera ...
    • Audio & AV
    Fast Track Theatre
    This session will look at how wireless can now be used in a variety of ways to support productions in so many different ways. Starting with the obvious uses of radio mics for the talent, in ear monito ...
    • Industry Initiatives
    Fast Track Theatre
    Health and Safety is at the forefront of not only access to building sites, but also for access to venues for upgrades and routine maintenance. The UK’s recognised and most widely adopted system is th ...
    • Business Skills
    Fast Track Theatre
    Navigating the UK’s tax regime if you’re a freelancer in the creative sectors requires skill and understanding. Join BECTU’s freelance and research officer Tony Lennon for a guide to what you need to ...
Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Does industry need to move away from traditional health and safety management, and what are the challenges in changing approach?  Through discussing ITV’s health and safety ethos Jackie Little, Operat ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    This seminar is presented by some of those behind the forthcoming PLASA Lightning Guidance for outdoor events. There are three main strands to the guidance comprising management of structures, managem ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Scotty Stewart has been working in the Entertainment Industry since 2000. Scotty now lives in the UK and has worked in the US and toured Europe, North America, South America and Oceania with the likes ...
    • Rigging, Production, Structures
    Rigging, Production & Structures Theatre
    Design issues surrounding temporary demountable structures constructed from truss modules. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION  
Product Training Theatre
    • Audio & AV
    Product Training Theatre
    A hands-on workshop going under the hood of the Speechline Digital Wireless microphone system. Participants will learn how to spec, configure, operate and remote monitor multiple wireless systems acro ...
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    Repeated throughout the day and designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free to book or simply drop in on the day. Email training@zero88.com for more information.
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A 1-hour session designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free to book or simply drop in on the day. Email training@zero88.com for more information.
    • Audio & AV
    Product Training Theatre
    A hands-on workshop going under the hood of the Speechline Digital Wireless microphone system. Participants will learn how to spec, configure, operate and remote monitor multiple wireless systems acro ...
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A 1-hour session designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free to book or simply drop in on the day. Email training@zero88.com for more information.
    • Audio & AV
    Product Training Theatre
    A hands-on workshop going under the hood of the Speechline Digital Wireless microphone system. Participants will learn how to spec, configure, operate and remote monitor multiple wireless systems acro ...
    • Lighting
    Product Training Theatre
    A 1-hour session designed to familiarise you with the operation of the FLX family consoles. Feel free to book or simply drop in on the day. Email training@zero88.com for more information.
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Testimonials

  • It was a really impressive show. Every time I looked there were lots of conversations going on around the show floor. I think every exhibitor should be happy. It was magic!
    Mick Hannaford
    Robe
  • We rate PLASA as one of the best shows in the world. We’ve had a really successful event, meeting our European clients and securing new overseas contacts as well as visitors from closer to home.
    Gary Fails
    City Theatrical
  • The show was incredibly busy, I didn’t have a moment of quiet time. I’ve seen more international visitors here this year which is great. I love it!
    Darren Beckley
    ETC Ltd
  • We’ve been exhibiting at PLASA for around 10 years and show both competing and complementary technologies, allowing our customers to see the differences between them. No one feels they’re getting the hard sell, it works very well.
    John Penn
    SSE Audio
  • We were delighted that 80% of our European distribution network came to the show, and we had visitors from Korea, Hong Kong and the US. The stand was really busy and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the show.
    Matthew Lloyd
    GDS
  • This year’s PLASA show was one of the busiest ever, and in my opinion, it was also one of the best we’ve exhibited at. All in all, it was a very positive show for us and our suppliers.
    Jonathan Walters
    A.C. Entertainment Technologies
  • The show was genuinely good and there was a buzz. We certainly had a crowded stand and we hope the successful launching of new products brings the results we want. May PLASA continue for many more years.
    Cliff Dounting
    Chauvet
  • I am a big fan of PLASA London since the move and believe that the PLASA team have totally re-invigorated the show and established it as the product show in the UK, where the UK market turn to look at new products.
    Ben Noble
    Push the Button