PLASA Show Announces Second Wave Of Seminars & Training Workshops

Busy program slated for this September 4-6 includes Ed Sheeran’s production team for the Mathematics stadium tour discussing how they designed the in-the-round stage with 56 tons of sound, lights, video and SFX, and much more.

The 2022 PLASA Show, slated to return to Olympia London this coming September 4-6, has announced a second wave of seminars and training workshops. Sponsored by Vectorworks, the full program is available to view online, and visitors can register and sign up for their preferred sessions here.

Ed Sheeran’s production team behind the Mathematics stadium tour will be at the show this year, with Mark Cunniffe, Jeremy Lloyd, Mike Oates and Rasti Bartek discussing how they designed the in-the-round stage with 56 tons of production, sound, lights, video and SFX.

In addition, Women in Live Music will focus on creating a healthy work mentality in touring and live events. And James Simpson returns to PLASA Show, this time diving into live events and the metaverse. Elsewhere, James Eade will present a unique case study of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in which he managed the temporary power system, helping the event to be carbon neutral.

Vectorworks will deliver two in-depth sessions, one exploring a modern digital workflow for capturing venue information, and the other on ConnectCAD, the schematics add-on for Vectorworks Spotlight. On a similar theme, The DepARTment will reveal how it redesigned BMW’s headquarters in Munich, twice in one year. And 3LR will join with Charcoalblue, Bristow Consulting and Yesplan to discuss sustainable procurement and the value engineering process.

ETC will be at the show, exploring the technical and artistic aspects of lighting. The balance of power will look at considerations for new LED fixtures and power control infrastructure; Meeting Eos will present the fundamentals of the Eos v3.1 software and the features of the Eos Apex; and Mix what you want will highlight the advantages of using multi-emitter sources. Furthermore, 3LR will present commercial and artistic arguments for auditorium lighting in the art of lighting the audience.

Elsewhere, riggers can learn how to calculate wind loads for temporary structures with Area Four Industries. And with the National Rigging Certificate celebrating its 15th anniversary, visitors will have the opportunity to meet Sean Pagel, the Chair of the National Rigging Advisory Group, along with other members, in the NRAG open forum.

Fellow industry associations will be at PLASA Show too. The ABTT and Theatres Trust will take to the stage with a panel of practitioners to unpack the Theatre Green Book. And the ALPD will explain what they are doing to make light work.

Visitors can attend live audio demos from several manufacturers: AED Audio will demonstrate the FLEX6, SOLID15 and SOLID28; RCF UK will demonstrate the new ART 9 AX range; and KV2 Audio will demonstrate new products from the CS, ES, ESD, ESM, EX and VHD ranges. And, the d&b Soundscape Theatre will showcase immersive audio.

Plus, lighting professionals can attend practical training sessions and in-depth seminars. ChamSys will lead introductory sessions on MagicQ, group based programming and timecode and audio timeline. Chauvet Professional will host seminars on lighting for architecture, broadcast, and nightclubs as well as the evolution of ingress protection in moving heads and network control for installations. Claypaky will also run content on its latest products.

Sophie Atkinson, PLASA head of events, states, “We’re really proud of how diverse this year’s programme is, showcasing how our industry is expanding into different sectors, while improving practices in live events. While you’re at the show, I invite you to check out the sessions across the show floor, as well as upstairs on the Gallery level. They’re a great way to grow ideas for your projects and learn from those leading the way.”

Go here for more about the 2022 PLASA Show, and here to register for free.

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