InfoComm/Rental Staging Roadshow at Full Sail Sept. 17

InfoComm/Rental Staging Roadshow at Full Sail Sept. 17

The Rental & Staging Roadshow is returning to the Orlando area next month. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the Roadshow at the amazing Full Sail University facilities last fall, don't miss the event at Full Sail on Sept. 17th. Midori Connolly will present. And we’ve also put together a special Roundtable — where some A-list Stagers ask and answer: Are You Ready for a New Staging Industry Landscape? On the panel will be: Les Goldberg, CEO of LMG; Tom Kervitsky, TEK Productions; Colin Murphy, Bungalow Scenic Studios; and Kevin McKnight, General Manager Orlando, Production Resource Group.

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Midori Connolly (who will present at the Full Sail Roadshow Sept. 17th) shown here at the July 31st Roadshow in NYC, explaining new tools to cater to the hyperconnected group of people at today’s live events who want to interact with that content– and even drive, to some extent, the overall experience they have at an event. Midori demos in her presentation a variety of specific Apps– beyond just social media apps– for presenter/audience interaction and large screen/small screen interaction.

Here’s the agenda:

InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging RoadShow, at Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida

September 17, 2013

8:15am – 5 pm

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

8:45 – 9:00am: Introduction | David Keene, Executive Editor, NewBay Media; and Full Sail 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. InfoComm (1RU)

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

11:00 – 11:15am: Break

11:15 – 12:15: The Digital Culture at Live Events– New Tools For the Stager.

Chris Curren of TMB presented at the July 31st Roadshow on the Hippotizer media server, explaining how features such as support for up to 8 live inputs, a real time Media Engine, a Media Manager/Encoder (to stream a show to IP, real time, to a remote location), warping, live masking, and timeline based editing are now expected by the industry from the best live event servers.

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. People are no longer only educated by professional instructors, but rely on their peers for information and learning. No longer do they want pre-selected content thrust at them from a big screen, but they want to live inside of an experience, and help create it as they go. 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 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 your self 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
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David Keene is a publishing executive and editorial leader with extensive business development and content marketing experience for top industry players on all sides of the media divide: publishers, brands, and service providers. Keene is the former content director of Digital Signage Magazine.