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 (Bus leaves at 7:45am returns at 1:30pm)

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)

Hosts: Joe DeMeo

Mike Archer

Tony Adamson

Patricia Stampley

10:00 PM   Hospitality Suite (Jim Hogg Parlor)


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 (bus departs 8:30am and returns at 11:00am)


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

(bus departs 10:00am and returns at 4:00pm)


12:00 NOON   Members Lunch (Mezzanine)


2:00 PM   Members Seminar

Premier Experiences Add to the Bottom Line – including Luxury Seating


Bobby Franklin, Franklin Designs

Panel Members:

Jay Rothman, First Class Seating

Mike Cummings, TK Architects

John Fennell, VIP Seating

Adam Peterson, Galaxy Theatres

Matthew Baizer, Senior VP, Flix Entertainment Group


Xenon Bulb Overview

Tom Hardenburger, Philips Lighting


Achieving Interoperability in rendering technologies for Standardized Immersive Sound

Brian Claypool, Barco (Driskill Ballroom)


3:15 PM   Coffee Break


3:45 PM Theatre Management Systems and Enterprise Software


Tony Adamson, GDC Technology

Panel Members:

Guillermo Younger Jr., COO Cinema Equipment & Supplies Inc.

Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies

Katy Phanides, Arts Alliance Media, Ltd

Steve Zimmerman, Sonic Equipment

Chris Johnson, Classic Cinemas


4:30 PM Update on Lasers Joe DeMeo, Barco


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

(bus departs at 6:15pm and returns at 9:30pm)


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

(Bus departs at 8:30pm and Austin Detours will pick-up the group at 11:00am to join other group for Hill Country Road Trip and return to the hotel at 4:00pm)


9:00 AM   Breakfast for Spouses (Victorian Room)

11:30 AM Group Trip to Hill Country. BBQ Lunch and Wine Tasting

(Bus departs at 11:00am and returns by 4:00pm)


6:30 PM   Off-Site Dinner – The Bonneville

(Buses depart at 6:30pm and return by 9:30pm)


Wednesday, July 15th

8:30 AM   Breakfast for Group (Mezzanine)


9:00 AM   Member’s Seminar

Industry Overview from NATO's Point of View (Driskill Ballroom)

Kathy Conroy, V.P. and COO, NATO


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

Ernie Estrada, Plusrite Specialty Lighting

Tony Adamson, GDC Technology

Ray Boegner, Ballantyne Strong

Katy Phanides, Arts Alliance Media

Guillermo Younger Jr., Cinema Equipment and Supplies

Clint Koch, USL, Inc.

Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies


10:15 AM   Annual Membership Meeting (Driskill Ballroom)


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)

Allen Award

Outgoing President's Award

Rodney and Teddy Awards


10:00 PM   Hospitality Room (Jim Hogg)