InfoComm Rental Staging Roadshow Orlando at Full Sail University September 17th

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The InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging Roadshow returns to the Orlando area on September 17th, 2013, to the Full Sail Live venue on the campus of Full Sail University.

InfoComm Rental Staging Roadshow Orlando at Full Sail University September 17th

The InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging Roadshow returns to the Orlando area on September 17th, 2013, to the Full Sail Live venue on the campus of Full Sail University.

Registration is now open for the September InfoComm/Rental Staging Roadshow at Full Sail University in Winter Park (a suburb of Orlando), Florida. You can register to attend online now at: http://www.avnetwork.com/rentalstagingroadshow.

NewBay Media, InfoComm, and Full Sail University staff and faculty have worked together to create the most robust Roadshow agenda ever– with an industry education and career-path emphasis added to the technical tracks and exhibits. (See the event agenda below.) The Full Sail facilities are truly state-of-the-art and will offer the staging community a rare glimpse inside the country’s premier training and educational institution for audio, video, and production technologies.

InfoComm/Rental & Staging Roadshow
Sept. 17th, 2013, Winter Park, FL at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University, 8:15am – 5 pm.

Agenda:
September 17, 2013

8:15am – 9:00am: Registration | Coffee | Exhibitor Showcase

8:45 – 9:00am: Introduction | David Keene, Executive Editor, NewBay Media; and Full Sail University President, Garry Jones

9:00am- 10:00am: Technical Presentation (Live Event Staging Issues) | Andre LeJeune, CTS
Andre LeJeune is a staff instructor at InfoComm International, specializing in training for live events. LeJeune has over 35 years of staging and presentation expertise. He began his career in concert touring, later moving to AV staging for national touring accounts. He has been involved with InfoComm since the 80’s, serving twice as chair of the Professional Education and Training Committee as well as authoring and presenting classes at the Institute for Professional Development and seminars at InfoComm.

10:00 - 11:00am: Networks and Server Technology for Entertainment
Full Sail University instructor George Stewart, NewBay Media, and a special guest will outline the latest developments and techniques for video network and media server workflow for live event production.

George Stewart, MSCIS. George received early training in the technology field as a Nuclear Reactor Operator on submarines in the U.S. Navy. During his education, George worked in various positions including computer tech and network administration. Following school, George continued in network administration positions, eventually becoming the MIS Director for the Economic Development Commission. Concurrently, George received his MS in Computer and Information Systems and went on to teach at the community college and college level. George has been at Full Sail University since 2005 creating and teaching Math and Physics courses, as well as teaching Computer Science and Digital Literacy courses. George recently transferred to the Show Production Bachelor of Science degree program to create and teach the Networks and Server Technology in Entertainment course.

11:00 – 11:15am: Break

11:15 – 12:15: The Digital Culture at Live Events– New Tools for the Stager.
Midori Connolly will explain how Social Media has created an environment where multi-directional communication and a high-level of interactivity are the norm – and she’ll show you specific new tools and Apps to stay ahead of the curve. From hybrid events to the second screen, content consumption is about an on-demand, digital medium. How do stagers keep up with this trend? A look at trends and at specific Apps and platforms.

Midori Connolly is:

  • Principal, Chief AVGirl
  • Chief, InfoComm International Rental and Staging Council
  • Co-Chair, AV Committee for ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting Standards
  • Platinum Speaker, Meeting Professionals International
  • Best-in-Class Speaker, Professional Convention Managers Association

12:15 – 1:45pm: Networking Lunch & Exhibit Showcase Open

1:15 - 2:00pm: (Optional) Tour of Full Sail University’s facilities for Roadshow professional attendees and Video and ProAV industry manufacturers.

2:15 – 3:30pm: Special Session: Industry Roundtable: Are You Ready for a New Staging Industry Landscape?
The Staging industry is back, big time, with stagers busier than they have been for years. But it’s a new industry, with new requirements for technical skills, new business models, and shortened timelines for budgeting and production.

Top industry players will address what it takes to succeed in this market– whether you’re just coming out of school/training or repositioning yourself or your company for a “new normal.”

  • Moderator: Mark Johnson, Show Production Program Manager at Full Sail University
  • Les Goldberg, CEO of LMG
  • Tom Kervitsky, TEK Productions
  • Colin Murphy, Bungalow Scenic Studios
  • Kevin McKnight, General Manager, Orlando, Production Resource Group (PRG)

3:30 – 3:45: Break

3:45 - 5:00pm: Networking Reception & Exhibitor Showcase Open

Register here for the Sept. 17th InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging RoadShow, at Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida: http://www.avnetwork.com/rentalstagingroadshow.

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