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CITT Rendez-vous 2015

Networking & Sharing of information from within the sector

CITTrendez-vous

Network with Industry Professionals, Organisations, Suppliers
Participate in Professional Development and Training Opportunities
 
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Schedule & Programming 

(Schedule and Programming are subject to change) 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

  • Tuesday and Wednesday Pre-Conference ETC ION Training
  • Wednesday August 19 - Pre-Conferene VectorWorks workshop, Cruise Ship Tour, Evenig Newcomer Meet & Greet Reception at SFU Woodward's
  • Thursday August 20 - Professional Development Day: CITT/ICTS 25th Anniversary Soirée at SFU Woodward's
  • Friday August 21 - Corporate Day: New Production Breakfast, CITT Trade Show, conference sessions, Backstage tours: Cruise ship, SFU Woodward's, The Arts Club
  • Saturday August 22 - Forum Day: CITT/ICTS AGM Breakfast, CITT Trade Show, conference sessions, TD roundtable, Caucus meetings CITT/ICTS Awards Banquet

CONFERENCE VENUE AND REGISTRATION DESK

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE (VCC) Main Event Venue
 
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SFU WOODWARD'S Pre-conference workshop, backstage tour, Wednesday Meet & Greet, CITT/ICTS 25th Anniversary Soirée
 
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Evening Social Events: 

CONFERENCE FEES

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
Full Conference Delegate registration include: Conference
SessionsBackstage Tour, Trade Show, New Product
Breakfast, Friday Trade Show 5@7 Happy Hour,
CITT AGM Breakfast, Evening Social Events
and all Ticketed MealsClick here to register
CITT 
MEMBERS 
 
CITT 
STUDENT
& RETIRED
MEMBERS 
NON-MEMBER
(no discount)
 
 
NON-MEMBER
STUDENT
& RETIRED
(no-discount) 
Full Conference On Site Registration $350.00  $25.00 $650.00   $175.00
GROUP 5 to 9 person and each gets a  10% discount   - -
GROUP 10 person and more and each gets a  15% discount  -  -  -
Sign up a new member and each person receives a
25% discount   -  -
À la carte Day Pass 
(does not include ticketed meals, fee per day)
 $150.00  $150.00   $250.00 $250.00
Trade Show VIP Pass for Industry Professionals
Free Free Free Free
Not a member?* 
 
*USITT members are eligible for CITT member rates.
Please contact the CITT National OFfice for more details. 
      $95 Individual
$195 Professional
$195 Org. NFP
 $35.00
All fees in Canadian dollars and subjected to 5% GST  
TICKETS MEALS (for À la Carte Day Pass or for companion - these meal are included with the FULL CONFERENCE pass)     
Thursday Brown Bag Luncheon $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Friday Corporate Luncheon $40.00  $40.00  $40.00 $40.00
Saturday Trade Show Lunch Box $25.00  $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
 Saturday Awards Banquet $60.00 $60.00  $60.00 $60.00
  All fees in Canadian dollars and subjected to 13% HST
EVENING SOCIAL EVENTS (free to all, but you must sign up and register for these events)
Thursday CITT/ICTS 25th Anniversary Soirée  Free Free  Free  Free  
Friday Pre-Swag Bingo Mixer Free Free  Free  Free
 Friday Swag Bingo   Free  Free   Free  Free  
 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME & SCHEDULE

(Schedule and Programming are sujected to change) 

THURSDAY August 20 | PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY 

Sponsored by SHURE logo
 
VENUE: VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST BUILDING
  
8h00-
17h00
REGISTRATION at the VCC 2nd Level near Room 9
8h00-
9h00
Morning Start 
9h00-
12h15 
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
 
MICROPHONE TECHNICS FOR LIVE SOUND AND THEATRE
- Presenter: Bo Brink
This session is aligned to teach theatrical and live sound users better microphone techniques and best pratices to achieve the most in their world. Participants will learn not only where to place the mics, but the reasoning behind those decisions. As well, it will also educate on what characteristics makes for a good quality microphone.
Caucus: Sound Level: General (for all) Type: Half-Day Session read more
 
NETWORKS FOR AUDIO, VIDEO AND LIGHTING PROFESSIONALS 
- Presenter: Hugo Larin
This seminar is an introduction, dedicated to the entertainment and commercial professionals of the industry. Participants will gain knowledge on industry network solutions, understand the basic functions of networks and familiarize themselves in order to make educated decisions for deploying it. Subjects include: 
  • Audio, Video and Lighting over IP, the convergence and the challenges
  • Configuration and Topology. What is a network switch?
  • Overview of the standard, the protocols and their realities(AES67, Art-NetTM, AVB, DanteTM, ETC Net3, MA Net, Q-LAN, sACN, voLANte and others)
  • Functionalities and Technicalities examples (DanteTM (Audio clock, Fix latency, QoS and concept of unicast and multicast flow) Art-Net and sACN (DMX over IP, Casting mode, Flow priorities and merging possibilities)
  • Important management functions of network switches
  • Rugged network cables and the technicalities
Caucus: Audio, Lighting, Video Level: Introduction Type: Half-Day Session
 
THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTERWEIGHT RIGGING SYSTEM 
- Presenter: Rick Boychuk 
This updated session includes much of what was presented last year, but deals greatly with new information and thoughts. This will change forever, your understanding of the history of this important piece of technology. 
Caucus: Rigging Level: General (for all) Type: Half-Day Session
 
TROIKATRONIX ISADORA 2.0 
- Instructor: Craig Alfredson  
Troikatronix Isadora software is a visual programming environment developed specifically for video projection in live performance. Though the user interface can appear daunting at first, once mastered, the program?s capabilities are virtually limitless. This introductory seminar will teach the basic ideas and demonstrate some of the most common theatrical uses. Notes: A free demo version of Isadora can be downloaded from the Troikatronix website (troikatronix.com/download/isadora-pre-releases) for both Mac and PC. It is expected that all seminar participants will bring their own laptop with Isadora pre-loaded.  
Caucus: Design, Projection  Level: Introduction Type: All Day Hands-on Training 
10h30-10h45   Coffee Break 
10h45-
12h15
 
 
 
CONFERENCE SESSIONS (cont'd) see 9h00
MICROPHONE TECHNICS FOR LIVE SOUND AND THEATRE
NETWORKS FOR AUDIO, VIDEO AND LIGHTING PROFESSIONALS 
THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTERWEIGHT RIGGING SYSTEM 
TROIKATRONIX ISADORA 2.0 
12h15- 13h45 CITT/ICTS BROWN BAG LUNCHEON sponsored by Christie Lites Sales 
14h00- 15h30
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
 
BOO! THE IMPORTANCE OF HORROR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF 19TH C STAGING 
(Part 2 Topic started at Calgary 2013)
- Presenter: John Madill
This is an informal ramble through the staging of plays about Vampires (1820- ), the Frankenstein Monster (1823- ), The Flying Dutchman (1826- ), and the miraculous onstage transformation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1887- ) and a series of recurring coincidences regarding a couple of popular 19th C actors you've never heard of (but strangely may recognize). We are looking at the development of 19th C stage technology and the Stage Director (some 30 years before the history books notice).
Caucuses: Education; Lighting; On Deck; Props Level: General (for all) Type: 90-mins Session
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOG, FIRE ALARMS AND HEALTH CONCERNS 
- Presenters: Thierry Pouliot Fletcher & Janet Sellery
Janet Sellery of Sellery Health + Safety and Thierry Fletcher of MDG Fog Generators Ltd, will host an information session on the effective use of fog effects in a theatrical setting, fire alarm considerations, and how to understand and minimize health concerns related to these products.
Caucuses: Health & Safety, Special effects Level: General (for all) Type: 90-mins Session
 
WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS DEMYSTIFIED 
- Presenter: Richard Boileau
This session teaches you how to use multi-channel wireless microphones and wireless monitoring systems, and enhances your existing knowledge of these complex systems. Join Richard Boileau, Shure Product Specialist in Canada, as he shares tips, best practices and tools to improve your wireless microphone system use. Topics covered in this half-day course include RF theory, effective antenna management, and discussion on the critical success factors for operating wireless systems in hostile RF environments.
Caucus: Education, Audio Level: Intermediate Type: Half-Day Seminar
 
TROIKATRONIX ISADORA 2.0 cont'd - See 9h00
- Instructor: Craig Alfredson 
15h30-15h45 Coffee Break sponsored by The ACT Maple Ridge and The Evergreen Cultural Centre
15h45-17h15 CONFERENCE SESSIONS
 
Prague 2015 Canada+Québec Exhibit Presentation
- Presenters: Raymond Marius Boucher, Patrick Du Wors and Sheila Sky
 
TOURING WITH A LOW BUDGET AND HIGH PRODUCTION 
- Presenter: Dustin Andersen (a.k.a. The Purple Pirate) 
This session will feature the wireless DMX system that the Purple Pirate uses for his touring productions. Dustin will share his process to bring high tech production to gymnasiums across the country and how he uses DJ lighting software to program an entire 44 minute YTA show including special effects (ie confetti canons, industrial fan). The last portion of the program will be an open discussion and exploration of the potential of this system
Caucus: Lighting, Props Level: General (for all) Type:  90-mins Session
 
TROIKATRONIX ISADORA 2.0 cont'd - See 9h00
- Instructor: Craig Alfredson 
 
WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS DEMYSTIFIED - cont'd see 14h00
- Presenter: Richard Boileau
17h30-18h30
CITT Board Meeting @ VCC
19h00- 23h00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CITT/ICTS 25th Anniversary Soirée sponsored by
 
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Location: Goldcorp Centre for the Performing Arts, SFU WoodWard's
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
 

FRIDAY August 21 | CORPORATE DAY & SWAG BINGO  

VENUE: VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST BUILDING
 
8h00-
17h00
REGISTRATION at the VCC Main Level in front of Exhibit Hall A East Building
8h30- 
9h30
NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE BREAKFAST sponsored by Trizart Alliance
9h30 - 10h30
 
 
 
 
 
CITT Section Meetings 
  • British Columbia and Yukon
  • Alberta and NorthWest Territories
  • Ontario
  • Québec and the Atlantic Region
9h30- 12h30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OFF SITE: Cruise Ship Tour on the Radiance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) 
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Caucuses: All Level: General (for all) Type: Backstage Tour
Registration is now closed.
9h30- 12h30
 
OFF SITE: SFU Woodward's Backstage Venue Tour 
- Meet the SFU technical crew and tour this fabulous cultural unit in downtown Vancouver
Caucuses: All Level: General (for all) Type: 2-hour Backstage Tour
10h30-10h45
Coffee Break sponsored by ACT Lighting
10h45-
12h15
CONFERENCE SESSIONS & BACKSTAGE TOURS
 
LIGHTING & PROJECTION CAUCUSES MEETINGS: Tell us what you need! 
Join the CITT/ICTS board of directors for discussion on training needs and sessions planning for future conferences. 
 
ANALOG VS DIGITAL MIXING TECHNIQUES
Presenter: Dave Nicholas, P.ENG CCNA MCITP PMP
Knowing the differences between the analog mixers and the digital consoles. Benefits of both as well as mixing techniques.
Caucuses: Audio Front of House, Sound Level: Introduction Type:  90-mins Session 
 
SAILORS AND STAGEHANDS
- Presenter: Peter McKinnon 
Peter will bring a list of backstage terms that are of nautical origin, as well as superstitions that are of similar provenance, explain them and seek input from those present.
Caucus: Education Level: General (for all) Type:  90-mins Session
 
TEACHING INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE DESIGN AS AN ONLINE CLASS
- Presenter: Alessa Carpoca
This session will focus on what I learned about teaching an online introductory class in theatre design. I will try to answer the following questions: Teaching theatre design online is it even possible? Do the benefits of having online theatre classes justify the difficulties in teaching them? What challenges will you faces when reworking your classes to fit into an online module? Will your students learn as much as they would in a face to face class?
Caucuses: Design; Education Level: General (for all) Type: 90-mins Session
12h30-
13h30
 
 
 
 
 
CORPORATE LUNCHEON sponsored by 
 
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Location: VCC Terrace Room 1-2-3 on the 2nd level.
13h30-
17h30
CITT 25TH TRADE SHOW
cash bar sponsored by CETEC Group
dedicated time 13h30 to 15h30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TRADE SHOW SPECIAL EVENTS: 
  • BOOK SIGNINGS with:
    • Rick Boychuk: Nobody looks up: The History of Counterweight Rigging 1500 to 1925
    • Peter McKinnon and Eric Fielding: World Scenography
    • Bradley Powers & Ben Sammler: Structural Design for the Stage 3rd Edition
  • AVID VENUE | S6L Live Mixing System - Hands-on Sessions
    Friday August 21 @ 14h, 15h, 16h, 17h
    Saturday August 22 @ 10h30, 11h30, 13h30 
VENUE_S6L
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Layers of Light is a presentation of ETC’s approach to LED technology used specifically as tool for stage and studio lighting. It is intended to help professionals manage the current sea change from tungsten to electronic lighting.
LEDs are contrasted with traditional tungsten-halogen sources for skin tones, costumes, and scenery.
Multiple-color LED arrays are compared with more common RGB arrays.
The newest LED emitters are shown and their contribution to LED use in stage lighting is demonstrated.
Dimming and other control aspects of LEDs specifically relating to stage lighting are discussed.

  • I-CubeX demos: These demos will show how an actor on stage can add real-time special effects to his acting in the form of audiovisual effects that are synchronized to the actor's movements, like shown in the video on icubex.com/theatre. Demos will also show how props can be instrumented with sensors so that touching or moving them results in audiovisual effects.
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15h30-
17h00
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
 
OFF SITE: SFU Woodward's Backstage Venue Tour 
- Meet the SFU technical crew and tour this fabulous cultural unit in downtown Vancouver
Caucuses: All Level: General (for all) Type: 2-hour Backstage Tour
  AUDIO, VIDEO, MULTIMEDIA & SOUND CAUCUSES MEETING: Tell us what you need! 
 Join the CITT/ICTS board of directors for discussion on training needs and sessions planning for future conferences.
 
PARADIGM SHIFT: TRANSFERRING SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND JOBS TO THE NEXT GENERATION 
Moderator: Graham Frampton
We are on the cusp of a transfer of employment to a new generation of theatre technicians as many experienced professionals are retiring or nearing retirement. What will become of those life times of accumulated knowledge? How can we as individuals ensure a continuation of skills? This session will be an interactive exchange of ideas to provide young technicians and theatre students with ideas as to how they can achieve their career goals. It will provided an opportunity for seasoned technicians with the knowledge of how to impart their knowledge to a new generation.
Caucuses: All Level: General (for all) Type: Panel Discussion
 
DESIGNING COSTUMES FOR AN UNIVERSITY PRODUCTION WITH MINIMAL RESOURCES
- Presenter: Alessa Carpoca
Champagne taste on a beer budget and costume design. How do you approach designing a beautiful show when your resources in terms of number of workers and budget are smaller then what you used to have? I will present two different shows (Arabian Nights and Cyrano) designed at the University of Montana. Both shows had a short costume build, one of them a minimal budget, the other was a complex period show. The goal of this session is to explore strategies for costume design that will work when you do not have enough people, money and time to fully accomplish your vision.
Caucuses: Costumes, Design; Education Level: General (for all) Type: 90-mins Session
 
WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION (Part 2) Hints on Traveling
- Presenter: John Madill
Some personal thoughts on planning and finding resources for visiting theatres and companies and archives in other countries. Much that a technician or designer may be in search for is not found in the standard travel guidebooks. This session, which welcomes any additional input, is based on prowling around dusty corners and under significant sites in England, Sweden, Holland, Austria, Hungary, northern Italy, and the Czech Republic, (as well as being a 'touristi' in ancient Greece) over the past 40 years.
Caucuses: All Level: General (for all) Type: 90-mins Session
16h00-
18h00
 
 
 
OFFSITE: BACKSTAGE TOUR OF ARTS CLUB WEST 1ST FACILITY 
- Tour guide: Ace Martens
The West 1st Facility is about 20 minutes away from the main conference site. Please meet at the VCC Registration Desk at 16h00 to travel to the venue. Maximum 20 persons
Caucus: Architecture Level: General (for all) Type: Off-site tour 
18h00-
19h00
 
Pre-Swag Bingo Happy Hour
Location: The Rooftop Cantina at The Roadhouse
670 Smithe St, corner Granville St.
19h00-
23h00 
 
 
 
 
 
SWAG BINGO sponsored by GerrAudio Distribution 
Collect your cards at the Trade Show Booths, join us later in the evening at
The Roadhouse and Rooftop Cantina and let's play Kon Tiki Bingo
You’ll be swaged before you know it! There will also be donated items that will be
auctioned off during CITT’s Live Auction. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Location: The Rooftop Cantina at The Roadhouse
670 Smithe St, corner Granville St.

SATURDAY August 22 | FORUM DAY & CITT AWARDS BANQUET

VENUE: VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST BUILDING
 
8h00- 
16h00
REGISTRATION at the VCC Main Level in front of Exhibit Hall A East Building
8h30-
10h00
CITT AGM BREAKFAST BRUNCH sponsored by Technically Yours Inc.
Join us in the presentation of CITT's annual reports by the Board of Directors, the National Coordinator and the Regional Section Representatives.
10h00-
14h00
CITT 25TH TRADE SHOW
Dedicated time from 10h00 to 14h00 
Coffee break sponsored by Pathway Connectivity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TRADE SHOW SPECIAL EVENTS: 
  • BOOK SIGNINGS with:
    • Rick Boychuk: Nobody looks up: The History of Counterweight Rigging 1500 to 1925
    • Peter McKinnon and Eric Fielding: World Scenography
    • Bradley Powers & Ben Sammler: Structural Design for the Stage 3rd Edition
  • AVID VENUE | S6L Live Mixing System - Hands-on Sessions
    Friday August 21 @ 14h, 15h, 16h, 17h
    Saturday August 22 @ 10h30, 11h30, 13h30 
VENUE_S6L
ETC-LOLcard.jpg
Layers of Light is a presentation of ETC’s approach to LED technology used specifically as tool for stage and studio lighting. It is intended to help professionals manage the current sea change from tungsten to electronic lighting.
LEDs are contrasted with traditional tungsten-halogen sources for skin tones, costumes, and scenery.
Multiple-color LED arrays are compared with more common RGB arrays.
The newest LED emitters are shown and their contribution to LED use in stage lighting is demonstrated.
Dimming and other control aspects of LEDs specifically relating to stage lighting are discussed.

  • I-CubeX demos: These demos will show how an actor on stage can add real-time special effects to his acting in the form of audiovisual effects that are synchronized to the actor's movements, like shown in the video on icubex.com/theatre. Demos will also show how props can be instrumented with sensors so that touching or moving them results in audiovisual effects.
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12h00-
14h00
TRADE SHOW LUNCH BOX (grab your lunch while visiting the show)
14h00-
15h30
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
 
ROADHOUSE ROUNDTABLE 
Discussion on issues regarding roadhouse technical production and direction. 
 
COSTUMES, PROPS & WARDROBE CAUCUSES MEETING: Tell us what you need! 
Join the CITT/ICTS board of directors for discussion on training needs and sessions planning for future conferences. 
 
STRUCTURAL DESIGN FOR THE STAGE - The Second Edition
Presenters: Brad Powers and Ben Sammler
This session is intended for users of the 1st Edition of Structural Design for the Stage who are interested in exploring what is new and different in the 2nd Edition. Highlights will include a chapter by chapter overview of large changes as well as a discussions on key lumber design updates, how and why steel procedures have changed, what's new in the truss and cable chapters, and a glimpse at the new aluminum design chapters..
Caucus: Technical Design Level: Advanced Type: Presentation
15h30-
15h45
Coffee Break sponsored by Pathway Connectivity
15h45-
17h00
CONFERENCE SESSIONS
 
ON-DESK, RIGGING, STAGE CARPENTRY AND SPECIAL EFFECTS CAUCUSES MEETING: Tell us what you need! Join the CITT/ICTS board of directors for discussion on training needs and sessions planning for future conferences. We will also do a short presentation of the ETCP Rigging Certification Program.
 
EDUCATION, HEALTH & SAFETY & MANAGEMENT CAUCUSES MEETING: Tell us what you need! 
Join the CITT/ICTS board of directors for discussion on training needs and sessions planning for future conferences. 
 
WORKING ON CRUISE SHIPS
Presenters: Ron Clark, George Davidson
To educate the CITT theatre community on all the different opportunities available on ships in the entertainment field.
Caucus: All Level: General (for all) Type: Panel Discussion
18h30-
19h00
CITT COCKTAIL RECEPTION sponsored by AC Lighting
Location: VCC Terrace Room 1-2-3 on the 2nd level.
19h00-
23h00 
 
 
 
 
CITT AWARDS BANQUET sponsorsed by 
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Location: VCC Terrace Room 1-2-3 on the 2nd level.
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