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12 March 2013

More Free Education at PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013

Three new sessions have been added to the PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013 Professional Development Program, a two-day program of free educational seminars and workshops running alongside PLASA Focus: Orlando, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, on May 15-16, 2013.

In Innovation in Disney Entertainment: Technology Meets Storytelling, Matt Conover, Vice President at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment, explains how at Disney Parks Creative Entertainment the story is the foundation to every show. No matter what techniques are used - from cutting-edge high-tech to interactive high touch - everything that Disney Guests experience helps to immerse them in the many worlds brought to life by Disney's classic stories. In this session Conover will discuss the challenges of creating and utilizing the most advanced technologies and equipment without losing sight of the four words that started it all: "Once Upon a Time...".

Another major scoop for the show is renowned Lighting Designer and Theatre Consultant Richard Pilbrow, who presents Architecture and the Magic of Theatre Design. In what promises to be a mesmerizing look into designing theatre spaces, Pilbrow will examine the dramatic changes that have occurred in recent theatre architecture, including the upcoming Dr Philips Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Orlando.

In The Robe Robin DL Series - The Next Generation of LED Moving Lights! representatives from Robe will demonstrate their new line of LED luminaires. The DLX Spot, DLF Wash and DLS Profile utilize the innovative Robe Robin RGBW LED module, a high output LED Engine which reproduces both rich and pastel colors at output levels normally associated with 1200 W fixtures; as well as pure whites at 2700, 3200, 4200, 5600 and 8000 Kelvin color temperatures.

Visitors can book their place at these sessions and others on the PLASA Focus: Orlando website; With over 50 exhibitors, two days of free education and free refreshments, there's no better place to be this May. Visitor registration is open now at

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.