Events January

L.A. Seminar Series

January 18th - 20th, 2016

Universal Hilton Universal City, California
555 Universal City, CA 91608

This series of seminars is aimed at those individuals responsible for theatre design and the planning of day-to-day theatre operations.


Monday, January 18th

7:00pm     Welcome Cocktail Reception


Tuesday, January 19th

8:30am     Breakfast


9:00am     Welcome

Michael Archer, President, ICTA


9:15am     Keynote Address

John Fithian, NATO President


9:45am     Immersive AudioWhere are we now and where are we going?

Clint Koch, USL, Inc.
Jerry Pierce, Technical Advisor to NATO
Peter Ludé, Senior VP, RealD, Inc.
Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology, Marcus Theatres
Harold Hallikainen, Engeneering Director, USL, Inc.
Dan Huerta, VP, Sight and Sound Technology, AMC


10:30am     A Candid Discussion of Immersive Sound

John F. Allen, Founder and President, High Performance Stereo


10:55am     Cybersecurity In The Age of Digital Cinema

Alan Roe, CEO, Jack Roe Companies
Jeff Kent, CTO Cineplex Entertainment
Leon Newnham, VP Operations, Vista Ent. Solutions
James Pope, Metropolitan Theatres
Frank Tees, VP Technical Sales and Support, Moving Image Tech.


11:45am     HDR and HFR - Where are we and what are the Dynamics

Susie Beiersdorf, VP, Sales Sony Digital Cinema
Stuart Bowling, Dolby Labs
Peter Ludé, Senior VP RealD, Inc.
Paul Cichocki, Post Production Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios


12:45pm     Lunch


1:45pm     How is Digital Technology Being Used Today

Alan Roe, CEO The Jack Roe Company


2:15pm     Exhibitor Roundtable - Immersive Seating One Year Later

What is the Experience

Tony Adamson, Thomas Ruettgers, Beth Figge


3:00pm     Coffee Break


3:30pm     Luxury Seating - Latest Fad or an Indicator of a Trend?

Kobe Bone
Mike Cummings, Principal, TK Architects
Adam Peterson, Galaxy Theatres
John Fennell, Senior VP of Sales, VIP Cinema Seating
Bruce Cohen, Irwin Seating


4:15pm     Manufacturers Presentation

Mark Mayfield, QSC, LLC
Matt Liszt, MasterImage 3D
Alan Roe, Jack Roe USA
Paul Marcot, GDC Technology
Tom Hardenburger, Philips Lighting


4:45pm     Wrap Up - Day 1

Mike Archer


5:15pm     Dinner on Site


6:30pm     Visit to Dolby Cinema

Tim Schafbuch


Wednesday, January 20th

8:00am     Breakfast


8:45pm     Tour of Chinese Theatre and Demonstration of IMAX Theatre

Joe DeMeo


11:15pm     The other 3D boom; technology for design, visualization and simulation and the enormous benefits in construction projects

Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing, Harkness Screens

Mike Cummings, Principal, TK Architects


12:00am     Lunch


1:00pm     The Unintended Consequences of Digital

Joe DeMeo
Mark F. Collins, Director of Projection Technology, Marcus Theatres
Jerry Pierce, Technology Advisor to NATO
Wendy Aylsworth, President, Walden Pond
Mark Kamiyama, Arts Alliance Media


1:45pm     Update on LIPA

Jan Daem, Product Validation Engineer, Barco N.V.
Chairman, European Regulatory SubCommittee and Finance Committee/LIPA


2:15pm     Turning Followers into Dollars

The Impact of Social Media on a Cinema's Financial Performance

Tony Adamson, Senior VP Strategic Planning GDC Technology
Mitchell Roberts, President EVO Entertainment Group
Crystal Trawick, Carmike
Mike Polydoros, Lionsgate


2:45pm     An Interview with a Distributor


3:30pm     Manufacturers Presentation

Toby Severtson, Severtson Screens
Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies
Charles Goodsell/Daniel Saenz Harman Cinema Group
Mark Waterston, CineActive Solutions


4:30pm     Wrap-Up for Day 2

Mike Archer