Events July

ICTA Annual Business Retreat

July 12th - 16th, 2015

ICTA Business Retreat

July 12th - 15th, 2015 The Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

Dear ICTA Member:

With exciting entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings, Austin is home to more than 250 music venues and a vibrant arts scene. That’s why Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World”.

Site of the 2015 Annual Retreat, The Driskill Hotel is located in downtown Austin and convenient to the best of Austin including the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, The Long Center for the Arts, Austin City Limits at the Moody Theatre, opera, symphony and Austin’s world famous 6th Street music scene.

Tony Adamson and his lovely wife Patricia have planned a fantastic event for us in the Texas State Capitol of Austin. Some of the events include:

  • A visit to the EVO Entertainment Center, a 12-screen entertainment center owned by Mitchell Roberts, Lee Roy’s grandson – Lee Roy, his son Kevin and his grandson Mitchell will be present.
  • A visit to the Slaughter Lane Theatre, an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, hosted by Tim Reed and special appearance by CEO Tim League.
  • A tour of the Real Austin, shopping lunch and a visit to quaint Georgetown, Texas for the spouses.
  • The entire group will feast on fall-off-the-bone brisket at the Salt Lick BBQ and then a hop around wine country.
  • Annual Membership Meeting
  • Manufacturers Presentations

Cancellation of registrations is subject to a $50 processing fee. There will be no refunds after June 26th. The cut-off date for hotel rooms is June 15, 2015.

Room Rate: $199 – Vintage Room

We are very excited about having a great and productive convention in a wonderful and vibrant city. This is one you won’t want to miss.


Robert H. Sunshine

Executive Director





Sunday, July 12th

9:00 AM   Golf Outing - Barton Creek, Fazio Foothills

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Registration (Crystal Room)

3:00 PM   Board of Directors Meeting (Governor’s Boardroom)

7:00 PM   Welcome Cocktail Reception (Mezzanine)

8:00 PM   Opening Dinner (Maximillian Room)

10:00 PM   Hospitality Suite (Jim Hogg)


Monday, July 13th

8:00 PM   Breakfast for Group (Mezzanine)

8:30 AM   A Visit to EVO Entertainment Hosted by Mitchell Roberts Q & A Kevin Mitchell and Mitchell Roberts

10:00 AM   The Real Austin Tour & Georgetown, Texas Bus Tour for Spouses – Shopping & Lunch

12:00 NOON   Members Lunch (Mezzanine)


2:00 PM   Members Seminar

Premier Experiences Add to the Bottom Line – including Luxury Seating

Moderator: Bobby Franklin, Franklin Designs

Panel Members:

Jay Rothman, First Class Seating

Mike Cummings, TK Architects

John Fennell, VIP Seating

Adam Peterson, Galaxy Theatres

Allan L. Reagan, Flix Entertainment Group


Xenon Bulb Overview

Tom Hardenburger, Philips Lighting


Achieving Interoperability in rendering technologies for Standard Immersive Sound

Brian Claypool, Barco


Changing Cinema Acoustics (Driskill Ballroom)


3:15 PM   Coffee Break

3:45 PM Theatre Management Systems and Enterprise Software

Moderator: Tony Adamson, GDC Technology

Panel Members:

Alex Younger, Cinema Equipment & Supplies Inc.

Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies

Katy Phanides, Arts Alliance Media, Ltd

Steve Zimmerman, Sonic Equipment

4:30 PM Update on Lasers Joe DeMeo, Barco

6:30 PM   Off-Site Dinner – Fonda San Miguel


Tuesday, July 14th

8:30 AM   A Visit to Alamo Drafthouse’s Slaughter Theatre Hosts: Tim Reed Sony Digital Cinema 4K Q & A with CEO & Founder – Tim League Breakfast at Theatre, Sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse

9:00 AM   Breakfast for Spouses (Victorian Room)

11:30 AM Group Trip to Hill Country. BBQ Lunch and Wine Tasting Return by 4:00 PM

6:30 PM   Off-Site Dinner – The Bonneville


Wednesday, July 15th

8:30 AM   Breakfast (Mezzanine)

9:00 AM   Member’s Seminar NATO Issues Across the Country

Kathy Conroy, V.P. and COO, NATO (Driskill Ballroom)


9:45 AM   Manufacturers Presentations

Susie Beiersdorf, Sony Digital Cinema 4K

Wynn Salisch, Casablanca Ventures

Mark Mayfield, QSC Audio Products

Jeff Kaplan, NEC Display

Chris Pollak, Embedded Processor Designs

Steve Zimmerman, Sonic Equipment Company


10:15 AM   Annual Membership Meeting

11:00 AM   Continuation of Board Meeting (Lunch Served) (Jim Hogg Parlor)

7:00 PM   President’s Reception (Mezzanine)

8:00 PM   President’s Banquet (Maximilian Room)

10:00 PM   Hospitality Room (Jim Hogg)