WorldStage welcomed more than 100 industry professionals to the latest installment of its long-running Developers' Conference series, DevCon 2013, held at its West Coast office in Tustin, California. Attendees were able to choose from four RSVP sessions held over a two-day period. A full-day open house followed.
The conference builds on the company's reputation for collaborating with clients while developing, supporting and sharing new technical capabilities specifically designed for the live event industry. Developed to create an open conversation for producers, production managers, technical directors, content developers and event designers, DevCon continuously explores the technologies that shape live event design.
"DevCon continues a long-standing WorldStage tradition of sharing technical knowledge and insights with our clients," says Shawn Oatey at WorldStage. "It gives us a chance to connect directly with our partners and other industry professionals and discuss what's possible and what we all want to be possible. It's really a creative conversation about new and innovative technologies and how we might use them for events and shows."
WorldStage's DevCon and other technical seminars have been recognized as an invaluable and unique opportunity for industry professionals to update their knowledge base and stay current with trends driving the business. It provides a forum for discovering a range of creative options that will add more value to their next project.
Josh Lesser, owner of Vision Matrix commented that, "There is no other forum like this in our industry. To be part of a conversation about what is going on technologically and how to capitalize on it now is invaluable for our business and provides us with cutting edge solutions for our clients."
This year WorldStage DevCon covered a broad range of new technologies and technical solutions that attendees were eager to explore. One section covered 4K video for live events and included a demonstration of 4k video projection along with a discussion of future projection technology. Another demonstration showed off the capabilities of the company's Viz140 Twitter visualizer now with interactive polling features. Projection mapping and video "pre-visualization" was covered with an extensive demonstration of D3 technologies D3 server system. Another server platform, Ventuz, was demonstrated to show the systems 3D content creation and interactivity features. Finally, LED video, digital audio and digital comm system demonstrations rounded out the portfolio.
Post show audience polling indicated that virtually all audience members reported learning something new about event technology, making the 2013 version one of the most successful DevCon's ever.
WorldStage Inc., the company created by the merger of Scharff Weisberg Inc and Video Applications Inc, continues a thirty-year legacy of providing clients the widest variety of entertainment technology coupled with conscientious and imaginative engineering services. WorldStage provides audio, video and lighting equipment and services to the event, theatrical, broadcast and brand experience markets nationally and internationally.