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ICTA Annual Convention

July 23 - 26 2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Biltmore, Los Angeles

Classic Elegance steeped in Hollywood glamour – Iconic Then, Iconic Now.

This is the historic Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, the location of the Annual ICTA Convention which will be held from Sunday, July 23, and concluding the evening of Wednesday, July 26 with the final evening’s President’s Banquet.

The beaux-arts hotel has impressed guests and locals since the glory days of Old Hollywood, capable of entertaining a galaxy of stars, dignitaries, and presidents from around the world. The Biltmore has played host to a golden era prohibition nightclub, numerous Academy Award ceremonies, and feature film sets throughout the years.

Certainly, a fitting location for the annual meet. With memorable hotspots nearby, including Disney and Universal Studios, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Melrose Avenue, the Santa Monica Pier, and so many more wonderful points of interest.





Sunday, July 23 

 7:30 AM     Golf Outing TBD

(Bus leaves at 6:15 AM and returns to hotel by 1:00PM)

 3:00 PM       Board of Director’s Meeting (Location)

 7:00 PM       Welcome Reception at Hotel (Location)

 8:00 PM       Dinner at Hotel (Location)

 9:30 PM     Hospitality Suite (Location)

 Monday, July 24        

 8:00 AM       Group Breakfast (Location)

 9:00AM       EGG Show at Regal LA Live

Presented by Ioan Allen, SVP Cinema-Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories

The “Egg Show” is an entertaining and evocative look at the influences of sound mixing on motion picture presentation. This educational and exquisitely entertaining survey of sound design and acoustical properties in film has been presented at many industry events, film festivals, technology seminars, and film schools with great success. With pictures of eggs ingeniously illustrating his points, and an array of 35mm clips, Mr. Allen explains mixing and editing techniques that sound designers and filmmakers have developed over the years.

Ioan Allen, Senior VP of Cinema-Industry Relations, joined Dolby Laboratories in 1969, and was in large part responsible for the origination and development of the Dolby Stereo film program.

10:00 AM     Spouses Tour –

Trip To Academy Museum & Lunch at Fanny’s Walk through Farmers Market after Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch at Hotel for Members

2:00 PM       Business Sessions: 

Revolutionizing Live Music: Exploring the Power of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Live

Presented by Mark Tuffy, Director of Business Development & Strategic Planning, Atmos for Live

Developments in Holographic Display Technology: Creating A World Where Content Escapes the Screen and Merges with Reality

Presented by Jon Karafin, CEO, Light Field Lab

Member Presentations

6:00 PM       Members Have Open Time for Dinner

A list of suggestions will be made available.

Tuesday, July 25

 7:00 AM       Group Breakfast (Location)

 8:30 AM       XR Studios Hollywood Campus Trip

Hosted by Marisa Uribe

A cutting-edge digital production company specializing in immersive technology for entertainment. Known for producing Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Reality (AR) workflow solutions, XR Studios executes innovative experiences for some of the most renowned artists and brands across the globe. From concept to completion, XR Studios is a premier, full service solutions provider led by a network of creatives and industry leaders at the core of mixed reality technology for broadcast, live, and virtual productions

Tour of IMAX and Demonstrations

Jason Swanson, Vice President of Sales, The Americas, IMAX Corporation

11:00 AM Spouses Trip to Getty Museum 

1:00 PM     Joint Lunch with Members and Spouses at Getty Museum

2:00 PM Tour of Getty Museum 

7:00 PM Group Dinner at Perch

Wednesday, July 26

 8:30 AM       Group Breakfast (Location)

 9:00 AM       Business Sessions:

Challenge of Direct View Installations

Moderated by Danny Pickett, Bay Area Cinema Products


  • Mark Mayfield, QSC
  • Mark Collins, JBL
  • Andrew Poulain/JP Jackson, Dolby
  • Jay Wyatt, Meyer
  • Frank Tees, MIT
  • Pete Ludé, Mission Rock Digital

Being Green in the Cinema

Theresa English, TK Architects,

11:00 AM     Annual Membership Meeting

11:45 AM     Continuation of Board Meeting (Lunch Served) (Location)

 12:00 PM Your chance to discover Los Angeles. Suggested ideas are forthcoming.

6:30 PM         President’s Reception (Location)

 7:30 PM       President’s Dinner Banquet (Location)

  • Outgoing Board of Directors
  • Teddy and Rodney Awards
  • Allen Award
  • Special Recognition Award – Sam Chavez
  • Entertainment by the “The Traveling Cinema Thugs

10:00 PM         Hospitality Suite

Please see the following form below to register:

Members                                $825

Spouses                                  $400

Children                                 $250


There will be no refunds after June 23rd


Room rate is $189 for DELUXE ROOM; $229 for a STUDIO SUITE; and $329 for a ONE BEDROOM SUITE. To make your reservation, use the link below or call 213.612.1575 and mention our group “ICTA”. The cut-off for the hotel room block is June 23, 2023.



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.

Annual Convention Registration - Biltmore Los Angeles 2023

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    Room rate is $189 for DELUXE ROOM; $229 for a STUDIO SUITE; and $329 for a ONE BEDROOM SUITE. To make your reservation, use the link below or call 213.612.1575 and mention our group “ICTA”. The cut-off for the hotel room block is June 23, 2023. CLICK HERE FOR HOTEL
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    Send to Hotel directly: Biltmore Los Angeles Attn: Poleng Hong/Hold for ICTA Event 506 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90071 T +1 213.612.1535 | M +1 310.623.2811
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  • Members Presentations

    All ICTA Members are eligible to petition the Members Presentation Committee to participate in this segment of the program. If you have a new product, service or new technology that you would like to present to the membership, kindly complete the form below. You will be notified by the ICTA office if your request has been approved.
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    If you are interested in playing golf please indicate above - a time location and cost will be sent at a later date.
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