PLASA Show has launched its programme for the 2021 edition of the show, running from September 5-7 at Olympia London.
Sponsored by Vectorworks, the programme of seminars and training sessions is set to deliver in-depth content on the future of live production, immersive product experiences and plenty of practical training, bringing skills and knowledge to the forefront of the show experience.
Vectorworks are delivering two technical sessions based on their software products, firstly looking at Concert Design and Pre-visualisation with Vectorworks Spotlight and MVR Export, which follows a complete concert design workflow, from creating detailed drawings and rigging plots to exporting a fully functioning pre-visualisation model.
Their second session, Schematic and Rack Layout Design in Vectorworks ConnectCAD, details the complete schematic workflow from creation of signal flow diagrams to designing rack layouts with ConnectCAD.
Standards and safety
In addition to the Theatre Show Hub, the ABTT will be running a session on their Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment, which will surely be one of the most popular programme entries. More sessions on the topic of safety come from chartered engineer James Eade who will detail electrical safety changes for 2022 and an expert panel discussing Health & Safety Essentials.
A look at lighting
Leading lighting manufacturer ETC will host two sessions, one comparing moving lights and how to interpret specification sheets, and the other asking how – and why – to use multi-emitter LEDs.
Plus, Dan Murfin from the National Theatre will teach attendees how to incorporate the game-changing Augment3d into their workflow. Hands-on training comes from ChamSys and CHAUVET Professional who will be hosting practical training on their newest consoles and fixtures, including the ChamSys Stadium console and CHAUVET’s Ovation Reve E3.
On a more technical note, there will be an industry panel hosted by PLASA detailing the latest developments on EcoDesign, the new regulation for stage lighting.