“The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Invent It.” –Alan Kay
Envision is a new kind of conference designed to begin a conversation about the future of storytelling, design, and technology, bringing together the best and brightest innovators and practitioners in theatre, film, TV, music, dance, concerts, themed entertainment, and gaming, to discuss what’s happening now and to share their views on what’s next.
Featuring the legendary designer/technologist Bran Ferren as creative consultant, with designer Bob Bonniol serving as co-creative consultant, this two-and-a-half day conference, taking place in the gorgeous seaside city of Monterey, CA September, 19-21, will feature a host of well-respected and cutting-edge thinkers and visionaries from both the world of live design and technology as well as other facets of the entertainment industry. Confirmed participants include Brent Bushnell, William Cusick, Adam Davis, Jonathan Deans, Roger Goodman, Michael Hawley, Christopher Janney, Xeni Jardin, Anne Militello, Ralph Osterhout, Juliette Powell, Patrice Regnier, Lesli Rotenberg, Hans Samuelson, Bill Schnee, Richard Sergay,Ray Steinman, Bruce Vaughan, Evan Yionoulis, and Michael Zyda.
These well-regarded artists and technologists 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. In addition, Envision will feature keynotes on important related topics from Ferren, Bonniol, Bessette, and Hawley.
In the midst of all of these discussions, there will be plenty of time for networking with like-minded entertainment professionals, not to mention a bit of fun featuring visits to key Monterey points of interest like the Perry House (for a dinner with live music by Magnolia Memoir), the Monterey shore (for a beach party), and a performance featuring artist/choreographer Patrice Regnier’s Terpsichore project, in which select Envision attendees will find themselves the star of the show.
Envision is like no other event in the field of entertainment design and technology. It is a chance for you to not only think about what the future may look like, but to have you be a part of the conversation that gets us there. We invite you join us in Monterey this September to help invent the future.