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Live Design Launches Envision Symposium

Live Design partners with Penton to launch the Envision Symposium, an event devoted to exploring the future of where technology intersects with the arts, taking place September 19-21 in Monterey, California.

New York, NY -- Live Design, in association with Penton, announces the launch of The Envision Symposium, the first event of its kind devoted to shaping the future of where technology intersects with the arts; including, film, television, gaming, theatre, music and storytelling. Envision will take place, September 19-21 in Monterey, California.

Envision is open to the brightest innovators, visionaries, programmers, executives, designers, engineers, producers, CTOs, CMOs, disruptive thinkers and creative technologists from the world of entertainment, gaming and technology.  Attendees will be those who are not bounded by traditional thinking and expectations in these fields, but rather want to engage in similar conversations, in a collaborative environment, and help create a blueprint for the future. 

The conference agenda is a robust mix of both established and cutting-edge creative and technical professionals leading sessions intentionally designed to facilitate ideation, inspiration, debate and dialogue among attendees - discussing what's happening now and sharing views on what's next.

The sessions will delve into the art and science of storytelling from a variety of perspectives - lighting, sound, video, scenic, cinematography, direction, choreography, new media - and discuss how we merge them all into a series of experiences so captivating and compelling that we capture new audiences and compel old audiences to stay interested.

The legendary designer/technologist Bran Ferren, Envision's creative consultant, with designer Bob Bonniol, Envision's co-creative consultant have curated these visionaries from the world of entertainment, to lead the following conference line-up; highlights include:

  • Keynote by Bran Ferren: Storytelling--The World'sOldest Profession - While it may feel as though we are firmly ensconced inthe digital age, the computer revolution is really just beginning, and theworlds of entertainment and storytelling will never be the same.
  • Keynote by Bob Bonniol: Performative Environments -Storytelling as a participatory event: How stages and spaces are nowreacting to audience desire and expectation through interactivity. 
  • Platforms After Next with Bob Bonniol, Ralph Osterhoutand Michael Hawley - Now it's about wireless mobility. So what's the nextbig thing in platforms, both electronically, and in physical performancevenues. 
  • Keynote by Michael Hawley: The Patterns Of CreativeLives - Michael Hawley is an educator, artist, and researcher workingin the field of digital media.  His work at MIT has, in his own words,"sought to creatively stretch digital infrastructures, embeddingintelligence into all sorts of artifacts and advancing the web ofcommunications." 
  • How Does Television Best Tell A Story? With RogerGoodman, Xeni Jardin and Juliette Powell - More people are choosing tospend their time watching their computers, rather than cable or broadcastTV. What will this mean for traditional television, what is this medium'shighest calling, and how is the audience changing? 
  • The Value Of Live, And Where It's Going with BobBonniol, Christopher Janney and Ray Steinman - Are festivals the new themeparks? The festival concept is becoming the ultimate communal experiencefor an entire generation of consumers.
  • Keynote by Sakchin Bessette: The Public Space - How tobring people together physically, away from the world of social media andcreate pertinent events and places for people to gather.

"If you are part of the process of inventing the new world of creative entertainment, or curious as to where it is going, you should attend Envision," says Ferren. "The goal is to come away inspired, excited and prepared to help invent the future."

Source: Live Design

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.