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25 October 2012

Further Products & Speakers Announced

NEW YORK, NY - It's only a matter of weeks until PLASA Focus: Stamford 2012 shines a spotlight on the very latest entertainment technology products making their way to the tri-state Area. Now the third regional PLASA event to be held in North America, PLASA Focus: Stamford 2012 takes place on November 12-13, 2012 at the Stamford Marriott, in Connecticut, just 30 minutes outside of New York City.

Visitors to the show will be among the first to see many of the new products being displayed and demonstrated such as Elation's new Energy Saving DMX moving heads, Rayzor Q7 and Rayzor Q12, Volt Q3 and Volt Q5, Platinum Beam 15R Pro, Platinum Spot 35 Pro, Platinum Wash ZFX Pro/ Platinum Wash ZFX Pro XL, Event Cylinder and the ELAR Quad series; MDG's versatile theFan; ETC's new Source Four Dimmer; Clay Paky's new Sharpy Wash 330, A.Leda Wash K20, A.Leda Wash K10, A.Leda Wash K5; the innovative W-DMX G4S software, and BlackBox MK2 from Wireless Solutions; and the SceneControl 5000 Stage Automation Control System from J.R. Clancy, Inc.

Two brand new sessions have been added to the Professional Development Program, the free educational event that runs alongside the exhibition. Award Winning Designer and President of Tribe, Inc., Bruce Rodgers, will present his talk Visual Design for Live Performance in which he highlights his approach to designing some of the biggest shows around during his 20+ year career, ranging from the Democratic National Convention and the Super Bowl Halftime Show to the Black Eyed Peas and ABC World News Tonight, and that's just in the last two years! Another new addition will be; Designing the Dimmerless Theatre, a brand new session presented by Steven Rust of legendary consultants, Theatre Projects. Steven's talk will explore the transition to LED performance lighting and the ramifications on building infrastructure.

Other confirmed sessions include; Architecture and The Art of Theatre Design, a keynote session presented by legendary lighting designer and one of the world's preeminent theatre consultants, Richard Pilbrow; Is Video Killing Theatre? presented by Wendall Harrington; Lighting Design: The Past, Present and Future, presented by Don Holder; What is a Network and Why Should I Care? presented by John Huntington; Heads Up! presented by Bill Sapsis; A Practical Guide to Starting a Career in Technical Theatre, presented by Steve Shelly; Alternative Training Paths, presented by The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas; Demystifying Audio, presented by d&b audiotechnik; Green(er) Theatre and Television in the Big City, presented by Broadway Green Alliance; Coloring light - Art Versus Science, presented by Rosco Laboratories; Case Study - Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, presented by Auerbach Pollock Friedlander; The Birth, The Childhood, and the Apparent Adolescence of Lighting Design Technology, presented by CAST Group; Advanced Mapping Techniques with Hippotizer Media Servers, presented by TMB for Green Hippo; The Art of Wireless Control presented by TMB for LumenRadio; and Everything You've Always Wanted to Ask the IATSE presented by Mark Kiracofe.

Entry to PLASA Focus: Stamford 2012 is free: Visitors must register via the website at With over 50 exhibitors, two days of free sessions, and free refreshments, there's no better place to be this November!

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.