Join experience architect Gregory Beck (AIA), lighting designer Dawn Hollingsworth of Visual Terrain, and audio/video specialist David Bianciardi of Audio, Video & Controls, for a two-day design charette (an intense effort to solve any design problem within a limited time) for the creation of a high-tech destination experience. The course will cover topics from budgeting through opening night.

Look at projects such as Experience Music Project in Seattle, the Fashion Show retail center in Las Vegas, the Grand Tetons Discovery and Visitors Center, and Inside CNN at the Time Warner Center in New York City, where entertainment, architecture and technology converge. Participants will have the hands-on opportunity to work with a team of design experts on creating a hot destination attraction, with critique of the final project. Manufacturers of hot technology will drop by to make presentations. This course is for architects, lighting designers, media designers, and technology systems integrators. Target Audience: anyone interested in the design of permanent entertainment facilities and installations.

What You’ll Learn:

1. creating a compelling installation or attraction.
2. using storytelling to drive the design process.
3. basic budgeting for installations and attractions.
4. integrating technical systems into your projects.

The perfect course for architects, lighting, sound, and AV designers interested in learning how to pull all the pieces of a high-tech project together. Register today for "Convergence: A Design Charette" at http://entertainmenttech.info/register/index.htm and learn the ins and outs of desination desgin.