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CITT To Celebrate 25th Anniversary At Rendez-vous 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015

02 Rendezvous (1)There will be cause for celebration when CITT’s annual Rendez-vous conference and trade show heads to Vancouver from August 20-22, 2015, as this year marks the association’s 25th anniversary.

In 1989, a group of like-minded individuals from the USITT sections in Alberta and Ontario gathered to form what would, on Aug. 1, 1990, become the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology. Spurred by an era of increased regulations in Canada around such things as safety standards and the use prop guns, as well as increased recognition of the different theatrical cultures between the U.S. and Canada, Canadian theatre professionals agreed they would be better served by having their own national organization.

“And so it began, 25 years of growth and service to our members,” current CITT President Michael Harris tells Professional Sound. “We are excited to celebrate 25 years of milestones and the achievements of our members. At this year’s Rendez-vous in Vancouver, we begin the next chapter, the next 25 years of milestones and achievements. Join us as we celebrate our humble beginnings, our members, and the promise of an exciting future for CITT/ICTS.”

Rendez-vous 2015 will be hosting a larger trade show with longer visiting hours over a two-day span at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Pre-conference workshops will be replaced with hands-on training and backstage tours. The Education Forum and Roadhouse Roundtable discussions will be moved to Saturday, while the Annual General Meeting will become an AGM Breakfast on Saturday. As usual, the New Product Breakfast will kick off the Friday morning. The social events will remain the same, with the Junk Challenge on Thursday, Swag Bingo on Friday, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday.

Registration is now open and a conference schedule is available on the CITT website. For more information, contact CITT: 888-271-3383, info@citt.org, www.citt.org.

EAW Names Frank Loyko as VP of North American Sales

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

EAW_FrankLoykoEastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced the return of Frank Loyko as vice president of North American sales.

Loyko began his career at EAW and eventually moved to be vice president of worldwide sales for LOUD Technologies. He also held similar roles at TC Group Americas and Digidesign/Avid Technologies.

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Prolight+Sound Conference Program Released

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

09 PL+SProlight + Sound has published full details of the conference program for 2015. With over 50 lectures within the framework of the Prolight + Sound Conference and Eventplaza Conference, speakers will communicate practical knowledge and discuss the latest technological developments, new areas of application, and legal parameters. The lectures will be held on the first three days of the fair, April 15-17, 2015. As usual, Prolight+Sound will be held in Frankfurt, Germany and will run concurrently with the Musikmesse trade fair.

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Broadcast Industry Sets Sights On Vegas For NAB Show

Monday, March 30th, 2015

10 NABGsmithThe NAB Show will be returning to Las Vegas from April 11-16, 2015. It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content across all platforms with more than 98,000 attendees from 150 countries and 1,600-plus exhibitors.

New attractions for 2015 will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters, and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using the latest tools; and more.

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CITT Labels Expo-Scène A Success

Monday, March 30th, 2015

ADD1 ExpoScene 1CITT/ICTS rolled out the red carpet to welcome over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors at its inaugural Expo-Scène show, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on March 26th and 27th.

Organizers describe the event as a huge success with positive vibes and a great overall atmosphere. CITT National Coordinator Monique Corbeil says the quality of the exhibitors and the visitors clearly demonstrates the need to produce and hold a trade show of that scale for the entertainment industry in Quebec. In addition to a sold-out exhibit floor showcasing pro audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services, the event also featured seven educational sessions covering topics such as system networking, intercom over IP, training in production and stage techniques, and more.

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USITT 2015 Breaks Attendance Records

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

USITT DAApanelUSITT 2015 broke all previous attendance records, attracting nearly 5,500 people to Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center last week for the backstage industry’s biggest annual event. Over 280 exhibitors staffed booths with the latest entertainment products for the largest Stage Expo ever – and 170-plus have already signed on for USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City, according to organizers.

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CITT Expo-Scene Set For Inaugural Run

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Montreal-skylineCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

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REfficient Expands its AV Equipment Division

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

REfficientREfficient in Hamilton, ON has launched an expanded AV gear division, which includes more used commercial AV gear available for sale at deep discounts for bands, nonprofits, and more. The division also includes AV-specialized staff to handle questions.

REfficient sells refurbished, used, and surplus new telecom and AV products. The company provides quality equipment at affordable prices, such as set top boxes, modems and more, to Canadian and other telecom service providers. REfficient has grown to have customers in nine Canadian provinces, three Canadian territories and 11 other countries.

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PS 2014 Supplier Service Survey

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

For the December 2013 issue, PS surveyed audio professionals across Canada to find out their thoughts and preferences with regards to their working relationships with manufacturers and distributors. The same survey was sent out this year in order to see if opinions and experiences have changed. Here are the results…

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Inaugural Expo-Scene Heading To Montreal in March

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

exposcene_banner_webCITT/ICTS is presenting the inaugural edition of Expo-Scene, which will take March 26 and 27, 2015 the Palais des congrès in Montreal. This will be the only Greater Montreal-area event showcasing pro-audio, lighting, video, staging, and multimedia products and services.

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