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Chris Conte and Paul Kent of Electrosonic Will Light Up the Room at SATE 13

Chris Conte
Chris Conte

Los Angeles (September 17, 2013) – Chris Conte and Paul Kent of Electrosonic will moderate the session, “The Death of Halogen and the Rise of Coherent Light,” at SATE ’13, the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual experiential design conference.  The two-day event is slated for October 3 to 4 at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia.

SATE ’13 is expected to draw creative thinkers, producers, suppliers and decision makers in the attractions industry.  Among the speakers scheduled to address attendees are visionary architect Chuck Hoberman, the Warhol Museum’s Josh Jeffery, Walt Disney Imagineering’s Asa Kalama, and Roger Gould and Liz Gazzano of Pixar Animation Studios.  MK Haley of Disney Research is the Technology Chair of the conference.

“The Death of Halogen and the Rise of Coherent Light” will look at the history of technologies traditionally used in themed environments, and then move on to address recent advances in lighting and projection technology. The panel will discuss how these technologies can be applied in new and creative ways in the world of themed entertainment.

“The session will look at the emerging technologies for the sources of illumination in immersive environments,”

Paul Kent
Paul Kent

comments Kent. “For both lighting and projection, the change from halogen to laser will have an impact on both the design and production of these environments. Our session will take a look at the major changes in technology that have advanced the entertainment industry over the years, and we will also look forward to where we see it going.”

Chris Conte is Electrosonic’s Vice President of Entertainment and Paul Kent is a senior consultant in the company’s entertainment team. The panel that Conte and Kent will moderate mixes manufacturers, designers and end users of the technologies. Currently they include Ray Hole of Ray Hole Architects Ltd. (as a virtual attendee), Bryan Boehme of Christie Digital, and David Gray of Oasis Enterprises, Dubai.

Learn more about SATE ’13 visit sate2013.blogspot.com

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.
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