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International Christmas Expo in the USA

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  1. zman

    zman Apprentice Elf

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    For those who may be interested in attending, the class schedule is now posted on the Christmas Expo site. We are working on finalizing the class descriptions and those will be posted soon. Check out the lineup and instructors:

    http://www.christmasexpo.com/

    The Mgmt team has listened intently to input from everywhere. Lets just call this the Christmas Expo Top 10:

    1. 17 vendors are attending with longer vendor hours. Check the current list out, and there are still a few more to come.
    2. There is both a Single Day pass, and a Vendor Hall Pass to compliment the 3 day admission pass. Something for everyone's budget.
    3. They are offering a free class, to anyone who wants to attend, that is an hours worth of solid info and advice. This class will be taught all 3 days of Expo.
    4. You wanted a more rounded curriculum, this years show is second to none in terms of relative content.
    5. Instead of charging for in-depth classes (LOR & Madrix) this is now included. These are 6 hours of instruction at no added charge.
    6. Approximately 75 hours of scheduled classes and events
    7. A hosted Welcome Event Thursday evening:
    - As part of this activity there will be a Projection Mapping demonstration in the Convention Center, then a class on Friday, to go into detail on this amazing topic. Presented by the founder of On Stage Systems, Charles Belcher. Go Google them to see who they play with and set up shows for.
    8. There will be 2 round table events:
    - A moderated Expert Panel
    - The Great Christmas Light Fight - Participants from the show AND the production company who are wanting to talk to decorators about 2014's casting.
    9. A Presentation by Ray Wu, and the opportunity to chat with him 1:1
    10. A key note speaker, Jay Cone, who's associated with some big display in Orlando that we are not supposed to mention specifically by name.

    This will be 3 action packed days. We hope to see you in Biloxi.
     
  2. AAH

    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer

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    Is Ray turning up in person or is it a live cross to him in China?

    I wonder if the big display in Orlando is the same 1 that our guest speaker at the Melbourne mini worked on.
     
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    zman Apprentice Elf

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    Sorry for the delay I am just now seeing this. We were not able to get Ray live in 2014. That is a possibility for 2015.

    Also here is an update:

    Christmas Expo is only 17 days away! The bunting and welcome mats are being laid out. The overall agenda is being finalized. To that end, when we started planning, we wanted to ensure we had a Round Table Session, comprised of relevant topics, moderated by some of the most knowledgeable subject matter experts we could find. Check out this line up:

    http://www.christmasexpo.com/ai1ec_event/roundtable-discussions/
    1. Future of Industry
    2. Future of RGB
    3. Christmas Lights Business
    4. Over the Top Displays
    5. The Art of Sequencing
    6. General Discussion

    I heard that Christmas Expo is working on one more big announcement which should be finalized by this weekend. We will post when details are complete!

    We look forward to seeing you all in Biloxi.
     
  4. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    if you want to buy me a return ticket im happy to go :eek:
     
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    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Its a real shame Im unable to make this, it sounds like a lot of fun.
     

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