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11 April 2013

Professional Development Program for PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013 Expands

NEW YORK, NY – Two 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 2013, at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, on May 15-16, 2013.

Chauvet will present How to Blend LED with Traditional Fixtures on Thursday, May 16 at 12.30pm. Ford Sellers, Senior Product Manager at Chauvet, will review the process of transitioning and replacing existing lighting with energy saving LED fixtures. Sellers will also discuss narrow band versus broad emitting in relation to color, and explain why using the right tools are important to design concept.

In Lights, Camera, Tracking! Paul Braile, a representative from CAST Group, will demonstrate the BlackTrax, a revolutionary technology solution which takes production into the twenty-first century. By integrating lighting, audio, multimedia and video with one comprehensive tracking solution, the BlackTrax delivers precise 3D and 6D positioning in real time. This session will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 11.30am and on Thursday, May 16 at 10.30am.

In addition to these two new sessions, there are many others taking place throughout the two-day event. These include Innovation in Disney Entertainment: Technology Meets Storytelling, presented by Matt Conover, Vice President at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment. Conover will explain how the most advanced technologies and equipment are created and utilized to enhance Disney Guests experiences, without ever losing sight of the four words that started it all: "Once Upon a Time...". Renowned Lighting Designer Richard Pilbrow will present Architecture and the Magic of Theatre Design, and Production Designer Jason Robinson will share his experience of working on big budget shows, including WWE's WrestleMania and NASCAR, in Painting the Big Picture in Live Event Production.

For further information on these sessions and the others taking place, visitors should go to the PLASA Focus: Orlando website; www.plasafocus.com/orlando/seminars. Visitors need to register for their free ticket in order to sign up for the seminars they wish to attend - seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitor registration is open at www.plasafocus.com/orlando/register now.

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.

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