Rigging conference is two days event.
Packed with different learning and entertaining activities.
09.00-09.30 - registration, coffee
09.30.00-10.15- opening lecture, ICOPER - international standards and good practices- Bill Sapsis (USA)
10.15-11.00-The Value of Industry Collaboration in Europe, Peter Heath, Managing Director, PLASA
11.00-11.15- coffee break
11.15-11.45-The NRC 11 years on……, Chris Higgs (UK), PLASA
11:45-12:30- Rigging myths, Roy Schilderman (NL)
12.30-13.15- Up rigger role, Tomasz"Ropuch" Łopuszyński
14.00-14.15- Ramon Oolthuis (Admiral Staging Essentials)
15.30-16.15-lecture, "Polish New Regulation on stage technology" Office of Technical Supervision (UDT), Grzegorz Zatorski
16.15-17.15 Maths for riggers, Roy Schilderman (presentation/ workshop)
17.15-19.00 town hall session "Rigging clinic"- Bill Sapsis,Chris Higgs (you can ask any question, bring any issues to get the feedback)
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09.00-12.00- rigging games- competition
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13.30-14.30- debate- future of rigging- safety, efficiency, proffesionalization dilemmas;
14.40-15.40-Personal Protection Equipment- how to choose the right equipment, Dariusz Porada
16.00-17.00-Physical health and form-lecture by physiotherapist Mateusz Kępka
17.00-18.30- Introduction to rescue and first aid, Szymon Czopek, Polish Red Cross
Bill Sapsis, President of Sapsis Rigging, Inc., began his career in 1972. His work on Broadway includes the original productions of A Chorus Line and The Runner Stumbles. Bill opened Sapsis Rigging in 1981 and has grown the company into a multi-faceted installation/production/service company with clients on 5 continents.
Bill’s articles and lectures on rigging and safety can be found in numerous publications worldwide. He has authored two books; Heads and Tales and Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century. Bill is the chair of the ETCP Arena Subject Matter Experts and a member of the ETCP Council, the governing body of that organization. He serves on ESTA's Technical Standards Committee and is co-Chair of the ANSI accredited Rigging Working Group. He sit on the Board of directors for the Behind the Scenes Charity.
Bill is a USITT Fellow and a member of ABTT. He is a founding member of the Long Reach Long Riders, an industry based charity motorcycle group. He is the Executive Producer of BackStage Pass, a video interview series on YouTube, an organizer for the New World Rigging Symposium and the Executive Director of the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC).Kliknij tutaj, aby edytować.
Chris started work in the entertainment industry in 1973 and has worked in most sectors, providing rigging and flying for drama, opera and ballet, subsidised and commercial theatre, television and concert touring until the late 90’s.
One of the founders of training for the entertainment rigging industry in the UK, Total Training started in 1998 as part of the Total Solutions Group and Chris has delivered countless rigging, work at height, rescue and associated courses in the UK and overseas. Chris also provides training for those involved with performance, events or exhibition safety. Courses cover legislation for mechanical handling, risk management and organisational safety culture.
Chris provides consultancy to clients in the UK and overseas and has been retained as a rigging consultant to many companies and high profile venues such as the RSC, the National Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall.
Chris received the ‘Art of rigging’ award in 2003 and shared the ‘John Peel Unsung Hero’ award 2004 for his part in the development of the National Rigging Certificate with which he has been involved since its conception. In 2012 he was made a Fellow of the ABTT for ‘signal services to technical theatre’.
Committees: National Rigging Advisory Group, ABTT Safety Committee, Safety Advisors’ Group in Entertainment (‘SAGE’) British Standards Committee MHE3/13, HSE Joint Advisory Committee on Entertainment (JACE) and for 5 years a member of the HSE’s ‘Mythbusters’ panel, famed for challenging ‘health and safety’ nonsense.
Publications: ‘An introduction to rigging in the entertainment industry’. 2002 ‘Rigging in the entertainment industry: Regulations and practice’. 2003 ’50 Rigging Calls’ a collection of 50 magazine articles brilliantly illustrated by Cris Giavedoni. 2014 A chapter on rigging training in ‘Rigging in the 21st Century’ by Bill Sapsis in the USA. Chris has written regularly for trade journals and magazines since 2005.
Darek is technically educated alpinist and rigger. Climbing passion and passion for activity in the mountains has translated into a way of earning interest. He worked at heights for many years. He started with simple maintenance and painting works on high objects, to complicated specialist work. Gained experience in using increasingly sophisticated equipment enabled him to operate on increasingly demanding positions. In parallel with his work at high altitude he developed as a climbing instructor in the structures of the Polish Mountaineering Association. He worked in the PZA Board in the training department, he was also the chairman of the union training committee. Active climbing and training so far. He started working as a rigger 27 years ago. The experience gained actually doing the rigging allowed him to provide professional trainings on work safety at heights, in different contexts - from outdoor concerts, festivals, to events at indoor facilities in Poland and Europe.
He works as a licensed controller of the largest manufacturers of equipment for the work at height, reviews and assessment of suitability for use. As a qualified trainer, he runs courses for equipment controllers.Kliknij tutaj, aby edytować.
A graduate of the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology, at Wroclaw University of Technology (studies: Technical Physics). Already during the studies he tied his career to the event industry. Grzegorz has over fifteen years of experience in stage productions and security management in entertainment business. Physicist, specialist in occupational health and safety, fire security inspector. His company focuses on the design and building of the stage mechanics, as well as the modernization projects at the cultural venues. He gives trainings in the field of safe work on the stage, rigging, trussing and preparatory courses before UDT exams. He has been working for over five years as a senior specialist of stage mechanics at the ICE Krakow Congress Center.