The Value of Automation - One on One with Gareth Conner

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How does automation play a key part in today's live entertainment business? Why is it important to have some knowledge about automation? Join TheatreArtLife in this One on One with Gareth Conner to learn more about this fascinating topic.

About Gareth Conner
Gareth Conner is President of Creative Conners and the author of the Scenic Automation Handbook. He has been in the business of making scenery move for more than 25 years, but theatrical automation hasn't always been his passion. At age 3, after loving encouragement from his parents to be anything he wanted when he grew up, he decided he wanted to be a whale. Whales are really neat. By age 5, he had recovered from that obvious disappointment, and excitedly asked for a set of "real" tools for Christmas. The heartbreak at receiving plastic "toy" tools served only to inspire. Eventually Gareth did get his hands on real tools, dove into theatre and got hooked on theatrical automation. Years later, Gareth found himself equipped with the experience of automating scenery using a wide range of mechanical and electronic techniques (some of which are better left forgotten) on budgets ranging from dozens to millions of dollars. He grew convinced he could create a system of automation components that would reduce the cost and complexity of scenic automation. That conviction was inspiration for Creative Conners, Inc. and it is the most fun he ever had. Even better than being a whale.

New York: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:00AM
​​​​​​​London: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 3:00PM
Dubai: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 6:00PM
​​​​​​​New Delhi: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 7:30PM
Hong Kong: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:00PM
Sydney: Thursday, 20 May 2021, 0:00AM
​​​​​​​Auckland: Thursday, 20 May 2021, 2:00AM​​​​​​​

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    President of Creative Conners

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