Virtual Showlight 2021 Program Of Events Is Released

Virtual Showlight is ready to entertain and inform you with a fantastic selection of speakers (VSL 2021 Speakers) and a panel discussion focusing on diversity within the industry. There will be plenty of opportunity to network between papers, meet with sponsoring manufacturers in their breakout rooms, and view a selection of Video Shorts from a rich variety of lighting designers as stand-alone features or tasters of the next full Showlight event.

Virtual Showlight takes place on Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 15.00 BST – 23.00 BST. The following timings may be subject to alteration, and any changes will be announced at the start of the conference. Video Shorts will be presented between sessions.

Program of Events 
15.00         Introduction & welcome from Showlight chairman, John Allen        
15.10        Paper 1 – The Disco Lighthouse – Hamish Jenkinson                
15.45        Break                
16.00        Paper 2 - Lighting a Comic Book Movie – Birds of Prey Case Study – Mike Bauman
16.45        Sponsors Breakout Rooms        
17.35        Paper 3 - Lighting Around The World Without Leaving Home: The Story of ‘Waitress’ in Japan - Ken Billington, Rob Halliday, Aaron Porter                
18.15        Networking, Sponsors Breakout Rooms & Meal Break
19.15        Panel Discussion with Q&A - A Panel on Diversity – to celebrate, to listen and to learn

20.15        Break

20.30        Paper 4 - From Shipyard to Street Art Museum - Floriaan Ganzevoort, Isabel Nielen and Mike Evers                        
21.15        Break     

21.30        Paper 5 – BBC Strictly Come Dancing – David Bishop            
22.15        Breakouts and Networking    
23.15        Conference finishes

See the VSL website for full details: VSL 2021 Program

Registration Is Open
Registration is now open and tickets can be obtained via the Virtual Showlight website: Get your ticket here.
Calling All Students!
We know how difficult it is to manage on a student budget. Virtual Showlight is your chance to attend this celebrated lighting quadrennial without costly accommodation or travel costs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the spirit of Showlight and gain a flavour of the full event.

Charity Donations
Due to the current climate, tickets are free of charge but we encourage delegates to make donations to industry charities Backup and Behind the Scenes at registration. Donations are also possible directly via Virtual Showlight’s Just Giving page: Donate here (NB you will still need to register to get your ticket!)

We would like to thank our generous sponsors whose donations have enabled Showlight to cover the cost of this virtual event, allowing the maximum of delegate donations to go direct to the charities. Robert Juliat is our headline sponsor, and is joined by Ayrton, ACT Lighting, Inc., Altman, ARRI, Claypaky, Copper Candle, ETC, GLP, Robe and Vectorworks. Virtual Showlight is also supported by media partner, LSi, and by LSA and PLASA. 

We look forward to seeing you on the 25 May!

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