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.
The Speaker Programme at Cesky Krumlov in 2013 was informative, entertaining
and diverse, and included Papers from Durham Marenghi on Lighting the Diamond
Jubilee Concert, Tim Routledge on Inside the Isles of Wonder at the London 2012
Olympics, Victoria Coeln with Colour is the Gift of Light, Tupac Martir’s energetic
presentation on Nierka – Technology, Video, Light and Music as characters, Danielle
Feinberg’s From Pixels to Pictures: The Cinematography of Pixar’s Films and the epic
grandeur of Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)’s Lighting Opera at the foot of the Masada
Mountains, to name but a very few. Bill Klages’ As I Was Saying… continued to
regale delegates with hilarious stories of his adventures in lighting US TV
spectaculars, while Peter Perina fascinated with his paper on The Baroque Theatre
of the Castle Cesky Krumlov – one of only two remaining in the world. The
Showlight Papers Committee is currently working its way through an equally
entertaining swathe of submissions for 2017 and the signs are that the Florence
Quadrennial is not to be missed!
Historically, Showlight has always been conducted solely in English but this year,
located in Florence, we look forward to welcoming many local delegates and, for
the first time, are offering a simultaneous Italian translation of the Papers. We are
indebted to sponsorship from Osram who have supported this service for the event.
Showlight offers the opportunity for a limited number of students on lighting
courses to attend Showlight 2017 free of charge, with places sponsored by one of
the exhibitors. To apply for one of these free tickets, please contact Rob Dyer, firstname.lastname@example.org. In return
for sponsored attendance, each student is asked to make themselves available to
help their exhibitor with their stand fit-up on Saturday 20 May and the de-rig on
Tuesday 23 May. All stands are of a modest size so this is not an onerous task.
For those not lucky enough to be allocated a sponsored place, there are a number
of reduced cost student tickets and, once again, Rob is the contact for these.
Florence is a popular destination, and accommodation in May is hard to come by in
city centre hotels. To assist delegates with finding accommodation, Showlight has
blocked out a substantial number of rooms in hotels close to the Palazzo dei
Congressi for the days of Showlight 2017. These can be accessed via the link on
the Showlight website on the “Travel & Hotels’ page of the drop down menu under
“Visitors’ (www.showlight.org/why-visit/travel-and-hotels). Preferential rates
can be secured by entering the Showlight2017 code found on the booking page.
Again, it is advisable to book sooner rather than later.