IMERSA Fulldome Summit and Workshops 2013
13-17 February, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
This event is attended by operators, content creators and distributors, producers and vendors serving planetariums, giant screen cinema and themed attractions - all converging markets because of digital cinema. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will again be the setting for the annual IMERSA Summit, preceded by two and a half days of fulldome (digital dome video) workshops.
Areas of focus will include sound design and audio, cross-platforming from fulldome to giant screen and vice versa, designing a fulldome curriculum in schools, scripting and story for fulldome shows, and setting up fulldome theaters as multipurpose spaces. There will be a series of curated screenings, a Fulldome Innovation Salon for networking, product demonstrations and content sharing, a Creative Video Lab and the IMERSA Fulldome Standards Committee will address audio as the next phase of its work. Workshops will range from beginner to advanced levels.
Click here for a background article from IPM.
TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions Show
7-10 March, Saint Louis MO
“Whether you are opening a haunted attraction for the first time, or are a seasoned veteran, the Transworld Halloween and Attractions show is a must see event. This is the only trade show that features vendors, from across the nation and overseas, that cover every aspect of our business, from ticketing to makeup and sound FX to giant animatronics. If you are a pro haunter, or want to become one, you cannot afford to miss this event.”
18-21 March, Moody Gardens, Galveston TX
USITT Conference & Stage Expo
20-23 March, Milwaukee WI
USITT is the US Institute of Theatre Technology, which has abundant crossover with the attractions business. The Conference features more than 12 areas of education and meetings for every speciality skill in the industry. Whether in a classroom setting or at an evening social, over 5,000 industry experts, educators, students and vendors find a forum here to discuss pressing issues, learn solutions and network for the future. Stage Expo boasts the largest theatre focused tradeshow floor in America. More than 200 companies will be presenting the latest innovations in theatre technology and design from all over the world.
In addition to the Annual Conference & Stage Expo, the event will host numerous professional development workshops, USITT committee and business meetings, meetings for other industry leading associations, and site tours to local areas. Milwaukee, a vibrant city only an hour from Chicago, is home to a huge variety of performing arts and entertainment organizations.
4-6 April, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim CA
Thea Awards recipients. The Thea Awards Gala (April 6) is the formal presentation of the awards and is a lavish, black-tie dinner affair. Gala tickets are available to the public as well as the industry.
19-22 May, Baltimore, MD
Theme: "The Power of Story"
Says the American Alliance of Museums: "Museums are great repositories of memorable stories—in our objects and their creators, in our programs and the community members who benefit from them, in our institutional histories and the people who built, developed and continue to sustain our institutions today. But story remains largely an untapped resource for most museums. When it comes to education, advocacy, community engagement, public relations or fundraising, the core story is sometimes poorly told, or even overlooked altogether."
AAM’s 107th Annual Meeting will explore the elements of a great story, the techniques for good storytelling, ways to measure the impact of story on audiences and how to employ storytelling to achieve museums' immediate goals and fulfill their long-term missions as core educational and community institutions.
Click here to see the IPM archive of museum articles.
6-8 June, San Francisco, CA
With its theme inspired by the famous fog that descends upon the San Francisco Bay, the 2013 SEGD Conference will provoke participants to look above and beyond, be inspired, and connect with designers, artists, planners, makers, and global thinkers from the Pacific Coast and beyond. Participants will explore the design strategies, visions, and challenging new ideas that take us Above the Fog and into the blue sky through diverse conversations and innovative local and global perspectives on culture, art, and design. Early bird registration rates are available through January 1.