We love automation.
We love sharing our expertise in automation.
We’ve even written a limerick about our scenic automation. (ya srsly. read on.)
We’ll be sharing this enthusiasm in just TEN DAYS at the 65th Annual Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention March 5-9 at the state-of-the-art Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, AL .
Visit us at our booth for hands-on experience with our gear during exhibition hours March 6th & 7th 10am – 6pm, as well as March 8th 10am – 1pm.
If you aren’t already registered, you can download the onsite registration form which will admit you to all workshops, festival performances, keynotes, exhibits and general social events. Top on your list, however, should be our “Diary of an Automation Junkie” session 9am – 10:15am on Friday March 7.
Why should you attend our one hour session?
In case the limerick alone doesn’t convince you, consider that along the humorous and educational tour of Gareth Conner’s largest blunders in automation, you will learn the principles of automation beginning with “How do I make this thing move?” right through basic explanations of torque, horsepower, a winch system, AC vs. DC motors, PLC’s, and ending with a full overview of the architecture of our popular motion control system.
You’ll find yourself picking up knowledge critical to the implementation of scenic automation in your productions, and also practical tips such as:
•Don’t buy everything that you can build.
•PLC’s are better than knobs, but not as good as you wish they were.
•Limit switches are better than spike tape, but not as good as you wish they were.
We encourage you to peruse the full schedule of events via SETC’s interactive schedule maker which allows you to customize your own schedule and sync it to your phone or calendar. And brace yourself for some powerful networking opportunities as the convention will gather more than 4,000 actors, design and technical professionals, theatre educators, students, university representatives, and commercial exhibitors.
We look forward to seeing you there. And now, as promised, our automation limerick.
There once was a stagehand named Gareth,
Whose automation received goodly merits.
Attending his session
Does give the impression
To ignore his sage words would be careless.