Friday, June 03, 2016

Why You Should Consider Attending NATEAC This July

This July architects, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, integrators and installers will converge on NYC for the North American Theater Engineering and Architecture Conference or NATEAC.

NATEAC's mission is to "to promote communication between the architects, engineers, consultants, and manufacturers responsible for designing and building new theaters and renovating existing facilities in North America. It is also our goal to promote a higher level of interaction between these professionals and the end users of their facilities."

Bill Sapsis
NATEAC Conference Dir Bill Sapsis
Conference Director Bill Sapsis attended a similar conference in Europe and felt the same types of discussion and interaction would translate well here in North America.  According to their website: "The requirements of performance spaces are more complex than ever before. With the meteoric rise of digital technology and the ever expanding diversity of these facilities, there is an increasing need for those responsible for these spaces - the architects, engineers, consultants, manufacturers and end users - to have an opportunity to share in their knowledge of 21st-century technology. NATEAC will help facilitate the process of design, construction and renovation of traditional and non-traditional theatres to the benefit of all who use them."

NATEAC 2016 will offer more than 60 panelists speaking at 24 sessions on topics ranging from LED power requirements to gender issues in public restrooms and prefabricated theatres.

Barbizon New York's John Gebbie will be part of a panel on Sunday, July 17th  at 2:30 entitled
"System Integration – It's more than just two words!"
Experienced industry professionals discuss what System Integration really is. The discussion will focus on both installer's point of view and what is expected by the Specifying Consultant. It will include what works and what doesn't work in writing specifications for these projects.
For more information or to register for NATEAC visit their website at