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Looking for 2011 Conference Programming

Is it 2011 all ready? Not yet, but the Lighting Commission is gearing up for the 2011 conference and is looking for ideas and session submissions. Sessions may consist of a single speaker, round table discussion, interactive workshop, or panel discussion. The workshops are 75 minutes long and should focus on lighting technology, design, history, education, safety, or projections. 2011 will be a Light Lab year so ideas for displays in the lab are also being sought.

The Lighting Commission will review and submissions at the 2010 Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City. Download the submission form and e-mail it to or fill out the online form. To volunteer to work on the 2011 conference, come to the Lighting Commission meeting in Kansas City.

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Company’s Rebates to Benefit Behind the Scenes

Lighting & Electronics, Inc. is using a new program offered by the LDI show as a way to give back to the industry and is issuing a challenge to all LDI exhibitors to follow in its steps.

LDI is offering a small rebate to exhibitors for every client that registers, uses the exhibitor’s unique code, attends the show in Orlando, Florida November 20 to 22, and verifies on site. Lighting & Electronics has embarked on an active public relations campaign encouraging customers to attend and announced it will donate its entire rebate to Behind the Scenes.

Visit Lighting & Electronics at LDI in booth #1327 or LDI 2009 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation to provide industry members with financial support when they are seriously ill or injured. For more information, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit

Behind the Scenes will hold its annual fundraising raffle at LDI with first prize a $7,500 dream vacation, and will sell its custom designed holiday cards. Visit Booth #1343.

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Seek Review of Revised Fog Effects Standard

BSR E1.23 - 200x, Entertainment Technology - Design and Execution of Theatrical Fog Effects, is available for public review through November 9. The BSR E1.23 project is a revision of the existing ANSI E1.23 - 2006 standard, which offers advice on planning and executing theatrical fog effects using glycol, glycerin, or white mineral oil fogs, or mists in theatres, arenas, and other places of entertainment or public assembly.

In addition to being asked to review the document to see if it offers adequate advice, reviewers are asked to notify ESTA of any protected intellectual property in the draft standard.

Comments must be received by the end of the day on November 9. For more information, please contact: Karl G. Ruling, Technical Standards Manager, ESTA; 875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1005, New York, NY 10001; 1-212-244-1505; or

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