PLASA Online 2020, skated for Monday, October 12 through Friday, October 16, will present of program of free content design to provide industry professionals with knowledge to help navigate the Covid-crisis and prepare for what’s next in live events and entertainment.
There will be a curated selection of keynote talks, discussion panels, product presentations and technical sessions, with veteran industry professionals addressing pertinent issues such as the Covid crisis, Brexit, technological innovations, and safety regulations. In addition, several leading brands from audio, lighting and AV will present their latest products and technologies, including Adam Hall, DiGiCo, ETC, Highlite, Signify, Sound Technology and Vectorworks.
James Simpson, lighting visualiser for Copper Candle, will present the best in virtual theatre and live event experiences. He will explain to use existing skills in this emerging sector and will demonstrate his new virtual theatre platforms that he hopes will become the future of virtual theatre.
Meanwhile, Marcus Child will speak to how industry professionals can build resilience and lead in times of challenges. He’s presented for 18 years, helping CEOs, MDs, politicians, and sports personalities to make positive long-term changes. For those who manage electrical equipment, chartered engineer James Eade will run a session on the recent changes to the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing, commonly known as PAT testing.
Economist Roger Martin-Fagg will provide insights into how the UK is coping with the lockdown and will offer predictions for how the country may recover through 2021/2022. And HR veteran Nicky Gleadow will advise on current employment law and how it applies during the Covid crisis.
There will also be a panel with leaders from the #WeMakeEvents team who will relay developments from the frontline of the campaign, as well as a panel talk on mental health and wellbeing, a topic that has proven increasingly vital in recent months.
PLASA managing director Peter Heath states: “We understand the ongoing challenges faced by our industry which is why we have worked hard to put together an online programme that delivers high quality content on the most pressing issues. PLASA Online also provides a platform for new products and we are delighted to be able to showcase the latest offerings from some of the biggest names in the industry. Ultimately, PLASA Online aims to provide an overview of where our industry is at right now with trustworthy advice for how you can strengthen your business and survive the Covid crisis.”
Go here to find out more and register.