Future-Proof Your Career In Entertainment Technology At XLIVExLDI

The landscape of technology is changing and new tools, like artificial intelligence and virtual reality, are upending the way designers create, and audiences consume, entertainment experiences. 

XLIVExLDI can help you navigate the new environment, show you best practices from successful producers, learn how to adopt new technology within your budget, and give you the information you need to protect your intellectual property.

Here are a few of the courses on offer at XLIVExLDI:

Kick off XLIVExLDI with a round up of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and XR with director and producer Scarlett Kim and Associate Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Jake Pinholster
Sunday, December 3 • 11:00am - 11:30am
XLIVExLDI - XR+AI: Latest from the Front

If you are already using AI to research, build, or design any part of your projects, or you are concerned that AI can take your creativity and synthesize your work elsewhere, find out how to protect yourself during this session with Tyson Winarski, patent and intellectual property law professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  AI is presenting transformative challenges to legal protection of intellectual property, sign up to learn about copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and licensing in the entertainment technology industry.
Monday, December 4 • 11:30am - 12:00pm

XLIVExLDI - AI: Protecting Intellectual Property

Join Brian Loo, Vice President of Operations Development and Exhibition Engineering at Meow Wolf for the XLIVExLDI Keynote. Geared towards immersive and themed entertainment enthusiasts, this keynote will explore innovative ways to refresh traditional approaches and elevate the guest experience through subverting onboarding, embracing organized fun in operations, and, above all, maintaining a delightfully weird atmosphere. Monday, December 4 • 10:30am - 11am 
Step into the Extraordinary: Unconventional Innovation in Immersive Environments

Former Walt Disney Imagineer, Dani Bellar Pilukas, shares the lessons she learned working on productions from Pirates of the Caribbean in Shanghai to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Pilukas covers the importance of breaking down of silos, managing technical debt, and how to avoid the dreaded "couldn't we just" to manage the risk of shows that are pushing technical boundaries.
Sunday, December 3 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

XLIVExLDI - AI:Lessons I Learned as an Imagineer

Ground-breaking businesses like Meow Wolf and AREA15 are incorporating the latest entertainment technology including XR and AI. Find out how they do it at these sessions:
Sunday, December 3 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
XLIVExLDI - Meow Wolf: Design and Planning AVL and Technologies for Collaborating Artists

Matt Hettich, Director of Audio, Video, and Lighting, Meow Wolf and Dale Sheehan, Executive Creative Director, Meow Wolf
Sunday, December 3 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
 AREA15: Powering Entertainment with Immersive Tech

Mark Stutzman, Chief Technology Officer, AREA15

Celebrate the role that automation platform TAIT Navigator has played throughout the last 20 years.
TAIT’s VP and Global Head Of Product Engineering, Jim Love, discusses the perpetual innovation and convergence of entertainment automation and live experiences.
Sunday, December 3 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Celebrating 20 years of TAIT Navigator: Two Decades of Spectaculars, Show-Control, and Automation

See the full schedule of XLIVExLDI here, and register for LDI 2023 here.