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22 May 2012

New Exhibitors & New Seminars - PLASA Focus: Nashville 2012 Gains Momentum!

NEW YORK, NY - Three new sessions have been added to an already stellar line up of speakers due to take the stage at PLASA Focus: Nashville, a new style of regional event taking place, for the first time, at The Nashville Municipal Auditorium, on July 11-12, 2012.

Joining other exhibitors, such as Clay Paky, Barbizon Lighting, Robe, and Martin Professional, PLASA Focus: Nashville is proud to announce the recent additions of 4Wall, Drape Kings, The Light Source, Interspace, IATSE, SeaChanger, Techni-Lux, and ZFX, to its growing floor plan.

As well as the raft of exhibitors on show at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2012, visitors can also learn, first hand, about how those new products are best put into practice. Kicking-off the exhibitor demo sessions is Niclas Arvidsson, of Wireless Solutions with a unique introduction to the world of Wireless Lighting Control, including Wireless DMX, RDM and much more besides. Wireless Lighting Control - How to Use for Best Results - takes place on Wednesday July 11 and, like all of our seminars, is free to attend.

PLASA Focus: Nashville's second new scoop is Everything You've Always Wanted to Ask the IATSE presented by Mark Kiracofe. Mark explains what the IATSE is (and isn't). He will be also be joined by local area representatives, on hand to give a brief overview of their specific locals, what crafts they represent, and where they work.

Also joining the bill is Christopher Kulesa of d&b audiotechnik with his talk Demystifying Audio, in which he addresses the fundamentals of audio and acoustics, including an explanation of what actually happens between the loudspeaker and the listener's ears. Christopher uses practical examples to illustrate the discussion.

And finally, Lighting Essentials, presented by Technology for Worship Magazine, gives a crash course on the essentials of effective lighting design. Whether you are a novice looking for inspiration or a seasoned pro in need of a refresher, this is the seminar for you.

Other confirmed sessions include: The Green Scene: Recycling Sets, presented by Donyale Werle; From Concept to First Night, with Jonathan Smeeton; Trends in Live Sound Reinforcement, presented by Eric Elwell; ROI on LEDs and Other ALS, a talk by Tobin Neis; and Trends in Video Design, hosted by Ken Gay and Mark Haney.

Entry to PLASA Focus: 2012 is free: Visitors must register via the website at With over 60 exhibitors, two days of free sessions, and free refreshments, there's no better place to be this July!

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.