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IMERSA Summit 2013 & Professional Development Seminars

  • IMERSA Fulldome Summit and Workshops 2013
  • 14-17 February, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Theme: Innovations in Immersive Storytelling
  • Featured speaker: Ivan Dryer, founder of Laserium
  • Keynote: Barry Clark, Executive Producer at Telenova

Registration is now open. Discount registration is in effect through 15th January 2012. Sign up now for the best rates. 

  • Summit Hotel: Special group rate through 14 January 2013
  • Conference Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, at 3203 Quebec Street, Denver CO 80207 USA. 

When speaking with reservations, ask for the IMERSA Summit group rate. The group code is IME. You will have until 14th January to get the rate.


Featured Summit speaker: Ivan Dryer

Inspired by a multi-colored laser he saw at Cal. Tech, Ivan Dryer assembled a team of engineers and artists to design an advanced laser projector in order to produce live choreographed laser shows. He presented the idea to Griffith Observatory and the first Laserium show to the public premiered November 19, 1973. Laserium expanded to many locations in the United States and abroad and has been experienced by more than 20 million people. Laserium was important not just in terms of technology but because it introduced a new business model to planetariums -
entertainment shows that extended the programming, expanded the audience and provided a new source of revenue. With planetariums now rapidly converting to digital dome video ("fulldome") systems, and science center operators likewise converting their film domes to digital cinema there is new potential for creativity and market expansion, and new interest in the pioneering example set by Ivan Dryer more than 35 years ago.

Summit keynote – “The Fulldome Story”
Barry Clark, Executive Producer, Telenova
As Executive Producer of Telenova Productions, one of the founders of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and an unofficial guru of new technology, Barry Clark helps decipher the science behind the art of 2D and 3D filmmaking.

Fulldome Seminars, courses and Workshops for content creators Feb 14-15 preceeds the annual IMERSA Fulldome Summit in Denver, Feb 15-17. Watch for details of the workshops being offered.Basic and Advanced programs address issues of digital dome image capture, production, and exhibition for content creators.

Fulldome Summit Program
There are several opportunities to participate in terms of speaking, screenings and Innovator presentations.

Vendor presentations will focus on specific new and innovative solutions, applications or projects that lie outside of the company’s primary product offerings, or projects that cross over traditional boundaries, i.e. planetariums with live stage performances, dramatic storytelling or entertainment programming.

To submit a proposal, please email 200-word abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 4th.
Acceptance notifications for selected presentations will be given by January 14th.

Call for submissions: Fulldome Screenings at IMERSA Summit 2013. IMERSA is now accepting submissions for innovative, full-length shows as well as trailers to be screened at the Summit. We are looking for recent material produced for dome exhibition that was released between July 2011 and the present. To nominate a selection, please send a summary including title, producer, distributor, intended venue and audience, show synopsis, release date and runtime, with an explanation of why the show is important, innovative or breakthrough. 

Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Summit screenings selection team leader is Ryan Wyatt.

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