More speakers confirmed for Showlight 2017

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Latest speakers announced for Showlight 2017
Latest speakers announced for Showlight 2017

Latest speakers announced for Showlight 2017

6.2.2017 – Exciting news for Showlight 2017 – Showlight is delighted to announce more illustrious speakers from across our industry who are willing to lend their time and expertise to this unique quadrennial in Florence. The following designers are now on target to entertain us in May:

Andreas Huber
Andreas, who works for Osram, says that in our industry there is already a lot curiosity but, at the same time, some confusion when we mention the word ‘laser’. On the contrary this kind of light source has a huge potential and there are already several projects running regarding new fixtures that employ this light-source.

Durham Marenghi
Durham will focus on the remarkable story of the Closing Ceremony for the Rio Olympics, rather than the oft-covered Opening Ceremony, and the challenges presented by a budget much smaller than London 2012, a limited number of rigging positions, and no chance of a rehearsal.

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A ticket for Showlight 2017: the ideal Christmas present!

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A ticket to Showlight 2017 could make the perfect gift this Christmas!
A ticket to Showlight 2017 could make the perfect gift this Christmas!

A ticket to Showlight 2017 could make the perfect gift this Christmas!

19.12.2016 – Looking for a last minute Christmas present? What about a ticket to Showlight 2017?

With Showlight 2017 only 6 months away, plans and preparations are well underway for the next instalment of this industry-favourite lighting quadrennial which takes place from 20-23 May in Florence, Italy.

Speakers are gathering:
The first tranche of speakers were announced at PLASA London with Jeff Ravitz, Mikki Kunttu, Al Gurdon and Luc Peumans named as just some of the illustrious designers who will present papers. A list of speakers, to date, can be found on the Showlight 2017 website (www.showlight.org) and will grow as others are confirmed. The next selection of speakers will be announced early in the New Year.

Don’t forget, for the first time this year, all papers will benefit from simultaneous Italian translation.
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Showlight Announces First Speakers for Florence 2017

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LD Don Holder speaks at Showlight 2013
LD Don Holder speaks at Showlight 2013

LD Don Holder speaks at Showlight 2013

13.9.2016 – With the Papers Committee continuing to sift through a swathe of submissions, details of the first speakers for Showlight 2017 in Florence are coming to light. The programme promises to be as fascinating as ever with the following international lighting specialists the first to sign up:

Aldo Visentin
Aldo will share some of his experiences over many years of touring with, and lighting for, Maestro Andrea Bocelli.

Colin Ball
Lighting Designer Colin Ball will show how he uses theatre and film lighting techniques to light many buildings, including the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster.

Declan Randall
Declan will tell of his experience of acting as Set and Projection Designer, in addition to Lighting Designer, for an original production of Sister Act in Johannesburg.

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Showlight 2017 Registration Now Open!

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Auditorium © Firenze Fiera S.p.a.
Auditorium © Firenze Fiera S.p.a.

Auditorium © Firenze Fiera S.p.a.

19.7.2016 – Showlight is pleased to announce that delegate registration for the tenth Lighting Quadrennial, Showlight 2017, is now open!

The eagerly-awaited event takes place in Florence, Italy at the Palazzo dei Congressi from 20-23 May 2017 and, this year, is delighted to welcome Clay Paky as its main sponsor.

Tickets will sell out fast, so secure a place now by visiting the Showlight website at www.showlight.org. The ‘register’ link will direct you straight to Showlight’s registration page on the Eventbrite website where you can choose your tickets.

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A message from the Chairman … With just a year to go!

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John Allen - Chair of Showlight
John Allen - Chair of Showlight

John Allen – Chair of Showlight

24.6.2016 – We are pleased to announce that registration for Showlight 2017 in Florence is now open. Just click on the ‘registration’ link and you will be directed straight to our registration page on the Eventbrite website where you can choose your tickets . . .

Many of you who have attended in the past will know the format in that you can join us for the full event which, as well as all the Papers sessions, includes the Saturday evening reception, the Sunday evening company-sponsored dinners, the Monday afternoon visits and the main Showlight Gala Dinner. For this you need to choose the Full Delegate ticket.

Alternatively, if you just want to attend the Papers sessions on Sunday, Monday morning and Tuesday with, of course, lunch, tea and coffee breaks, you can register for Papers Session Only tickets. These can be purchased for all three days of Showlight or any single day. All tickets are available online. Papers Sessions Only tickets can also be obtained at Showlight on the day, subject to availability.

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Exhibitor spaces for Showlight 2017 selling fast

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The busy exhibitor area for Showlight 2013

The busy exhibitor area for Showlight 2013

31.5.2016 – With less than 12 months until the tenth Showlight 2017 lighting quadrennial, over 50% of exhibitor spaces have already been filled.

“We are delighted to see Showlight off to such a flying start,” says Showlight chairman John Allen. “It’s hardly surprising as Showlight is a unique, cross-industry showcase and networking opportunity which offers the chance to spend quality time with designers, manufacturers, practitioners and fellow enthusiasts – many of whom fit into all categories!”

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Showlight 2017 – Call for Speakers

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Get involved!

1.2.2016 – Showlight is now inviting lighting designers and directors, associates, programmers, scenographers, equipment manufacturers and others to submit their ideas for conference papers for the 2017 programme. Now is your chance to be part of this prestigious event!

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First Exhibitors Confirmed for Showlight 2017

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Showlight 2013 - Four NYC Lighting Designers - L-R-Beverly Emmons, Ken Billington, Don Holder, Jennifer Tipton. Credit: Peter Angelo Simon

Lighting Designers at Showlight 2013

30.11.2015 – With less than eighteen months to go until Showlight 2017 takes place in the beautiful Italian city of Florence, the first exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance. Arri, German Light Products (GLP), Hawthorn and Robe are the first to sign up for the much-anticipated lighting quadrennial, scheduled for 20-23 May 2017, with several other companies already lined up to join them.

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Dates and Venue for Showlight 2017 Announced

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© Firenze Fiera S.p.a.

28.9.2015 – With curiosity duly piqued among the lighting fraternity, news of the next Showlight Quadrennial is spreading with the announcement that Showlight 2017 will take place on 20-23 May 2017 in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence, Italy.

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Clay Paky to Sponsor Showlight 2017

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Pio Nahum

28.1.2014 – Following a hugely successful Showlight in the Czech Republic last year, and with a little over three years to go to the next one, incoming Showlight Chairman John Allen has announced that Clay Paky, a world level reference brand in the sector of professional lighting systems since 1976, is to be the main sponsor of Showlight 2017.

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