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19 January 2012

New Sessions Added to Sold-Out Seminar Program!

Three new sessions have been added to the attractions already on offer during the inaugural PLASA Focus: Austin 2012, taking place at The Renaissance Austin, on February 22-23, 2012.

Alongside 50 exhibitors and a two-day program of free professional development sessions, visitors can now book a place on a very special discussion presented by world-renowned lighting designer, Peter Morse. From Madonna and Michael Jackson to Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Usher, Prince, Christina Aguilera and Janet Jackson, Peter Morse has worked with some of the biggest stars on some of the biggest tours in history. Peter will talk us through his inimitable personal style, and share some of his experiences in this very special session; Lighting the Big Stage with Peter Morse.

Another major scoop is 'Advanced Mapping Techniques with Hippotizer Media Servers', presented by TMB. This free training session explores the latest advancement in video technology for live entertainment and installations, high-resolution pixel mapping. Product Specialist and trainer Tim Nauss takes us through VideoMapper™, PixelMapper™, UberPan™, and other features of Hippotizer™. Currently based out of LA, Tim studied Design and Technical Theatre at Christopher Newport University in Virginia and has extensive design experience in theatre and concert productions.

The third in the trio is Demystifying Audio, presented by Jason Waggoner. A look at the fundamentals of audio and acoustics, including the acoustic signal path between the loudspeaker and the listener's ears. Expect practical examples, demonstrations, and experiments. Participants who are new to the audio field will get a thorough overview of audio basics while more seasoned veterans will enjoy a nice refresher on their foundation.

Entry to PLASA Focus: Austin 2012 is free: visitors must register via the website, at With 50+ exhibitors, two days of free sessions and free refreshments provided, there's no better place to be this February!

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.