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EDCF 2019 | Annual Conference

EDCF 2019 Annual Conference

 

Preparations for the EDCF annual conference at Cineplexx Wienerberg in Vienna, November 27th-28th 2019 are well underway. Although details of the agenda have not been finalized they will be communicated within the coming weeks the board have already agreed on the time frame: We will start on Wednesday, November 27th around 17:00 CET and end Thursday, November 28th around 16:00 CET.

The Agenda is as follows;

Wednesday, November 27th

Location

Twelve Conference Centre
Hertha-Firnberg-Straße 8
A-1100 Wien

17h00-19h00

  • A to Z of cinema” – Patrick von Sychowski
  • Discussion: Christ Papousek; Christof Federle

19h30

Dinner: Restaurant Marienhof, Vienna Central (transportation provided by Coach)

Thursday, November 28th

Location

Cineplexx Wienerberg
Wienerbergstraße 11 Wienerberg
1100 Wien, Österreich

08h00                   Coffee

08h30                  

Tour of Site: LED; Real D Ultimate

09h30

Opening Session and Global Plenary
Theme: Technology development; state of play of standards and Exhibitor testing

10h30   

Soapbox: Topic Choice:

  1. EDCF Quality Certification
  2. Immersive sound open standards
  3. Blockchain 
  4. Event Cinema Tech issues
  5. Sustainability in cinemas
  6. HFR: is there a future for it
  7. NATO: Exhibitor tech testing
  8. Netflix: friend or foe?
  9. 4D in cinemas
  10. Cinemas launching streaming                  
  11. Accessibility: technology driving open access to cinema

12h00                    Lunch

13h00

Break out groups- 30 mins each (time includes changeovers) Explanation and group allocation.

Group 1                Premium screens: mass market future or staying a niche
Group 2                HDR: what needs to change; do we need it TV and streaming; audience demand
Group 3                Financing new technology and replacing old technology

14h30                  

Plenary session after work groups. Discussion of themes and take outs from the workshops.

15h30

EDCF Actions for the coming year

 

16h00                    Close

It should be possible for everybody to arrive on Wednesday and leave on Thursday and to be able to do travel arrangements now. Hotel reservation negeotiations have been comunicated. Please confirm your attendance at the conference to me Juergen Burghardt as soon as you have made your travel arrangements to be able to judge the number of participants.

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