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SMPTE Opens Call for Papers for SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2017), which will be held from Oct. 23-26, 2017, in Hollywood, CA. Proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to an evolving technology relevant to the media industry. Abstracts must be submitted online no later than May 15, 2017.

“As SMPTE enters its next century, technological innovation is accelerating,” says SMPTE Education Director Sara Kudrle, SMPTE Fellow and SMPTE 2017 program committee co-chair along with Thomas Edwards. “The technologies that enable creative storytelling have already made significant advancements. Higher resolutions, faster frame rates, wider color gamut, and bit depths are regularly being introduced while current conversations are exploring IT and cloud technologies, virtualization, and artificial intelligence with a focus on how they will impact the industry. The papers presented at the conference will delve into these and other key questions shaping the future of the motion imaging industry.”

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Adamson Amplifies Focus on Training & Education with New Certifications

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

05-Adamson-Education-Feb17Ontario-based loudspeaker manufacturer Adamson Systems Engineering is introducing a comprehensive and standardized educational program for 2017 and beyond. The tiered program offers a hybrid of general live sound principles and product-specific training to members of Adamson’s global network and the public, from novice technicians to leading integrators and engineers.

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Meyer Sound Hosts Toronto Event to Demo Leopard & 900-LFC

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Leopard Demo Toront#1B47614On Nov. 11, Meyer Sound’s Canadian Sales Manager, Frank Fabry, hosted a demo and information event at the John Bassett Theatre inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that focused on the new Leopard line array box and the 900-LFC sub. With three sessions throughout the day, audio professionals from around the GTA dropped into hear the gear in action and to learn about the technology and philosophy behind it.

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Early-Bird Registration Deadline Nearing for Mixing & Mastering Courses with Noah Mintz & Jim Zolis

Monday, September 28th, 2015

There are two days left to get a discounted registration rate for two one-day intensive crash courses on mixing and mastering being presented by Music Marketing. These one-day intensive courses will be held in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 24th and Saturday, Nov. 7th respectively. Until Sept. 30, the early-bird registration rate is $195 for each course. After Sept. 30th, the registration fee is $245.

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PLASA Announces First Professional Development Program Seminars for 2015

Monday, July 6th, 2015

PLASA seminarThe PLASA Professional Development Programme will once again bring global experts together to share their insight and experience at the 2015 PLASA Show, which takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. The first tranche of seminar sessions has just been announced, featuring a wide range of subjects.

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InfoComm 2015 Attendance Up 5.6%

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

InfoComm 2015InfoComm 2015 organizers have announced that 39,105 people atteneded the latest edition of the annual AV conference and exhibition, which was held June 13-19, 2015 in Orlando, FL. This represents a 5.6 per cent increase in attendance over InfoComm 2014.

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Lineup for AES 59th Conference on Sound Reinforcement Released

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

ADD4 MTLThe full lineup of special events, workshops, paper sessions, and tutorials has been released for the 59th AES International Conference on Sound Reinforcement, which will be held at McGill University in Montreal from July 15-17, 2015. This is the first AES International Conference in over 25 years dedicated to large scale sound reinforcement, public address, and live sound.

For the full schedule, go to www.aes.org/conferences/59/PresentersList.

Nimbus Announces Dylan Martin Sterling Memorial Bursary

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Vancouver’s Nimbus School of Recording Arts, in partnership with Kim Foreman-Rhindress and family, have announced a memorial bursary dedicated to the life of their son Dylan Martin Sterling, who passed away suddenly from heart failure on May 15, 2014, at age 22.

“It was Dylan’s dream to come to Nimbus and we’re grateful that Nimbus is helping us as a family support someone else’s dream of a career in music,” says Kim Foreman, “The last 8 months have been an intense journey for us and creating this memorial bursary has played an important role in providing us with something positive and life-affirming in the face of deep sadness and loss.”

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CITT Rendez-vous Conference & Trade Show Schedule Released

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

RendezVousThe Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT)’s annual Rendez-vous trade show and conference has released its full conference schedule. The event will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre from Aug. 14-16, 2014.

The conference offers three days of sessions, workshops, backstage tours, social events, and networking opportunities. Specific to lighting and visual professionals, conference programming includes sessions on counterweight rigging, making sustainability matter to your company, using special effects and firearms onstage, LEDs, rigging certification, stage fire safety, projection, the future of theatre design in Canada, and many more.

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AES Toronto To Honour University of Waterloo’s Audio Research Group

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

aeslogo6_smallOn June 12, the Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) is presenting a special meeting to honour the work of an important education force in our audio society, the highly respected University of Waterloo’s Audio Research Group (ARG).  For over 20 years, the group has conducted research in audio, electro-acoustics, and acoustics. It is associated with the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute and adjunct emeritus faculty members John Vanderkooy of Physics and Stanley Lipshitz of Applied Mathematics supervise mainly masters but also doctoral studies.

In addition to generating numerous papers that received publication in the AES Journal, alumni have gone on to hold prominent positions in some of the world’s leading audio companies and organizations, e.g. Dolby, Harman, Paradigm, Engineering Harmonics, National Research Council, as well as some non-audio industry companies and institutes.

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