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LA Seminar Series in Partnership with The Cinema Foundation

January 8 - 10 2024
12:00 am
Universal Hilton, Universal City, California

Universal Hilton, Universal City, California

Tentative Schedule:


7:00 PM  – Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner


8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Welcome, Frank Tees, President ICTA

9:15 AM  – Keynote Address, Michael O’Leary, CEO And President, NATO

9:45 AM – Compression Drivers, Horns and Crossovers: Fundamental To Film Sound
Presented by Tom Holman

10:30 AM – ISDCF Update
Moderated by Mark Collins, Harman

11:00 AM – Coffee Break

11:20 AM – The Cinema Foundation Update
Presented by Bryan Braunlich

11:50 AM -Room Audio Measurement: Tools & Methods
Moderated by Brian Vessa, Sony Pictures
Panel: Jamie Anderson, Rational Acoustics
Mike Babb, Trinnov
Tim Holmes, AcoustX
Sunil Karanjikar, Harman
Jay Wyatt, Meyer Sound

12:50 PM – Lunch

2:00 PM – ICTA NACA Award Update
Presented by Loren Nielsen, DTS

2:15 PM – Dealer Roundtable
Moderated by Beth Figge, Dolby
Panel: Scott Kimber, American Cinema Equipment
Danny Pickett, Bay Area Cinema Products
Chase Taylor, Sound Vision Technical

2:45 PM – Interview With Tonis Kiis, EVP, Warner Bros. Pictures International

3:15 PM – State Of Direct View Screen Technology
Moderated by Peter Ludé, Mission Rock Digital

3:45 PM – The Challenges of Direct View Screens in Cinema Applications: 
Audio, Design Considerations, and Economic Feasibility
Moderated by Danny Pickett, BACP
Panel: Frank Tees, Moving iMage Technologies
Tim Reed, Cinema Consultants
Stuart Bowling, Bridging Technologies Consultant,
L.A.D Consulting

4:30 PM – Member Presentations

Q-SYS – Mark Mayfield
Theatre Toolkit – Kevin Greer,
Cinionic Joe DeMeo
MAG Cinema – Olivier Frans 
DTS Loren Nielsen
MiT – Ben Stanton

6:00 PM – Awards Dinner
Tribute to Ray Boegner
NACA Awards
ICON Award


7:30 AM-Breakfast

8:30 AM-Offsite Tour of xR Studios, LA

A cutting-edge digital production company specializing in immersive technology, Extended Reality (XR) and Augmented Reality (AR), XR Studios services some  the most renowned artists and brands across the globe producing mixed reality technology for broadcast, live, and virtual productions.

Buses Depart Promptly At 8:30AM

11:30 AM-Exhibitor Roundtable
Moderated by Joe DeMeo, Cinionic
Panel: Kirk Griffin, Harkins Theatres
Neil Pearlmutter, Santa Rosa Cinemas
Scott Barden, Malco Theatres
Darren Little, EVO Entertainment
Joel Davis, Premiere Cinemas
Frankie Vaquerano, Alamo Drafthouse 

12:00 PM–Sustainability in Cinemas
Moderated by Theresa English, TK Architects
Panel: Andrew Poulain, Dolby Laboratories
Oliver Boekbinder, OnSwitch

12:45 PM-Lunch

1:45 PM-Special Plenary Session: AI and Cinema
Presented by Poppy Crum, PhD. Neuroscientist/Technologist

2:30 PM– Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Introducing Digital Sound in Cinemas and the Dawn of the Digital Cinema Revolution
Presented by John Allen, High Performance Stereo

3:00 PM – The Technology of Esports: Transforming a Theatre for ESports
Moderated by Heather Blair, LG Electronics
Panel: Sammy Mordawski, Marcus Theatre Events.
Mischa Haramia, Henderson Engineers
Rick Starr, SNDBX.GG
Zach Tepe, Showcore
Mark Deppe, UC Irvine

3:30 PM– Member Presentations

GDC Technology – Trevor Endo

Artisan Gateway – Rance Pow

Lighttape/Electro-LuminX Lighting Corporation – Steve Pendlebury

Influx Carrie Dietrich 

Dolby – Jason Vreeman

VIP – Adam Peterson

Christie – Allan Fernandes

4:15 PM – Closing Remarks
Frank Tees

Member – $525.00
Non-Member  – $575.00
Monday Night Only – Advance Purchase $175
Monday Night Only – Onsite $200

Guests can also call our In-House Reservations Dept. at 818-623-1434 from 7am-7pm, Monday-Sunday.  

ICTA Members please refer to group code ICTA24 when booking.   

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