The stage was swathed in red curtains accented by two gold curtains elegantly gathered with gold rope. These flanked the minimal seating needed for the lecture series: two sets of two gold armchairs placed on either side of a red loveseat accented by small wooden tables. A lectern was perched stage right. All of these elements were downlit by the 20 COLORadoâ„¢ 1 Tri Tour wash lights from a proscenium truss.
“I am very glad we bought COLORadoâ„¢ 1 Tri Tour fixtures,” Aaron Brown, lighting designer and director for TES Productions, said. “I specifically like the control over color temperature. We shot video of this event and required 3200 K as a white light—the correct color temperature for television. COLORadoâ„¢ 1 Tri Tour lights offer better flood lighting at a wider angle. They don't diffuse when we needed a wider dispersion and they don't produce as harsh of a white light. COLORadoâ„¢ 1 Tri Tour is phenomenal for an LED light.”
The Dalai Lama appeared in two forums when he visited the university. There was a morning panel discussion entitled Turning Swords into Ploughshares: The Many Paths of Non-Violence. He also delivered a keynote address entitled Non-Violence in the New Century: The Way Forward.
The Dalai Lama was joined by two other iconic figures of non-violence: Sister Helen Prejean, the death-row activist whose opposition to the death penalty inspired her book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States; and Vincent Harding, whose career in the African-American freedom movement began in 1958, working alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., which included writing King's speech against the Vietnam War, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.