immersive projection environments
IMERSA Fulldome Summit 2013
14-17 February, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Theme: Innovations in Immersive Storytelling
Featured speaker: Ivan Dryer, founder of Laserium
Keynote: Barry Clark, Executive Producer at Telenova
Registration is now open at www.imersa.org.
Summit registration: Earlybird rates through 15 January 2013
Discount pricing is in effect through 15th January 2012. Sign up now for the best rates. Online registration is at this link.
Summit Hotel: Special group rate extended through 18 January 2013
Conference Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, at 3203 Quebec Street, Denver CO 80207 USA. The room block is open for guests to start calling. Use this link or call the hotel at 303-321-3333. When speaking with reservations, ask for the IMERSA Summit group rate. The group code is IME. You have until 18th January to get the rate.
Featured Summit speaker: Ivan Dryer
Inspired by a new multi-colored laser at Cal Tech, Ivan Dryer assembled a team of engineers and artists to design an advanced laser projector in order to produce live choreographed laser shows. He presented the idea to Griffith Observatory and the first Laserium show to the public premiered November 19, 1973. Laserium expanded to many locations in the United States and abroad and has been experienced by more than 20 million people.
Laserium was important not just in terms of technology but because it introduced a new business model to planetariums - entertainment shows that extended the programming, expanded the audience and provided a new source of revenue. With planetariums now rapidly converting to digital dome video ("fulldome") systems, and science center operators likewise converting their film domes to digital cinema there is new potential for creativity and market expansion, and new interest in the pioneering example set by Ivan Dryer more than 35 years ago.
Complete Summit agenda now online
All-levels professional development program addresses issues of digital dome image capture, production, and exhibition for content creators Feb 14-15. The Summit conference sessions begin the evening of Feb 15 and continue through Feb 17. For details please visit this link.
Sponsor IMERSA by Jan 15 and get bonus exposure at the Summit
Your support helps grow the industry and promote the innovative use of the digital dome. Contact Dan Neafus: email@example.com to sign on as a sponsor or for more information.
2013 Sponsor levels and benefits
$250 Your logo on IMERSA.org and acknowledgments in Summit materials
$500 All the above, plus the opportunity to put an item in the Summit bags
$1,000 All the above, plus 3 IMERSA memberships
$1,500 Summit refreshment break sponsor (5 available) All the above, plus signage and input on catering choices
$2,000 All the above, plus 6 memberships and full Summit registration for one person
$5,000 Summit banquet sponsor. All the above, plus banquet acknowledgment, content onscreen during banquet, opportunity to provide table favors
Fulldome innovators - Submissions now closed.
10-minute Innovation Presentations: 10-minute talks from the IMERSA community that showcase innovations in immersive art, science, venue design and programming. Acceptance notifications for selected presentations will be given by January 14th.
Submissions now closed: Juried Fulldome Screenings
Innovative, full-length shows as well as trailers to be screened at the Summit. Ryan Wyatt will lead a team of invited jurors to select summit screenings.