Conference Schedule

Lots of activities are planned to be scheduled for attendees, such as mid-conference trip to science museums and must see places in DFW area. please note that the schedule below is a tentative schedule. The schedule will be updated as more information becomes available

 

2014 WAC SCHEDULE
         
         
Tuesday, July 22, 2014   Location
         
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration  
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Opening Reception Planetarium
7:00 PM - 7:25 PM Vendor Demo: SPITZ, Inc. Planetarium
7:30 PM - 7:40 PM Vendor Demo: PRISMATIC MAGIC Planetarium
7:50 PM   8:00 PM Break  
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium Show: Super Volcanoes - SPITZ, Inc. Planetarium
8:35 PM - 9:05 PM Planetarium Show: FIREFALL - Geographics Imaging Planetarium
9:10 PM - 9:40 PM Planetarium Show: Life of Trees - Soft Machine Planetarium
9:45 PM - 10:15 PM Planetarium Show: Cell! Cell! Cell! - NSC Creative Planetarium
10:30 PM -   Hospitality Suite Blaze's Sports Grill
         
Wednesday, July 23, 2014    
         
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Physics Executive Conference Room & Balcony
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Paper Presentation: A Tale of Two Pixels - Phil Groce Planetarium
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM Paper Presentation: Extended Retention of Content When Learned in a Dome Environment - Patricia Reef Planetarium
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM Paper Presentation: 100,000th visitor at Austin Planetarium - Torvald Hessel Planetarium
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM Workshop: Got Joomla? - Torvald Hessel Planetarium
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM Break  
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Workshop: Modern Instructional/Event Presentation Technologies for Immersive/Planetarium Theaters - Jeff Bowen Planetarium
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Workshop: The Power of 3: Framing Science Stories for the Dome - Toshi Komatsu Planetarium
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Break  
11:30 AM - 11:40 AM Vendor Demo: Geographics Imaging Planetarium
11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Vendor Demo: E-Planetarium Planetarium
11:50 AM - 12:15 PM Vendor Demo: Dome3D Planetarium
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch TBA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Workshop: Adobe in the Dome - Kevin Scott Busines Building 339
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM Break  
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM Workshop: LightWave for Productions - Aaron McEuen Busines Building 339
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM Break  
3:50 PM - 4:50 PM Workshop: Blender - Ron Proctor Busines Building 339
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM Break  
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Workshop: So you want to build a planetarium - Tim Barry & Levent Gurdemir TBA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner TBA
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Vendor Demo: Sky-Skan, Inc. Planetarium
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM Vendor Demo: GOTO Inc. Planetarium
7:50 PM - 8:05 PM Vendor Demo: AVI Planetarium
8:05 PM - 8:15 PM Break  
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM Planetarium Show: We Are Aliens! - NSC Creative Planetarium
8:45 PM - 9:15 PM Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth - SPITZ, Inc. Planetarium
9:15 PM   9:25 PM Break  
9:25 PM - 9:55 PM Planetarium Show: The Great Planet Adventures - e-Planetarium Planetarium
9:55 PM - 10:25 PM Planetarium Show: SpacePark360: Infinity - Dome3D/Lochness Planetarium
10:30 PM     Hospitality Suite Blaze's Sports Grill
         
Thursday, July 24, 2014    
         
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Physics Executive Conference Room & Balcony
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Paper Presentation: Using a Variety of Venues for Astronomy Visualization and Interpretation - Bing Quock Planetarium
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Paper Presentation: Hall of Stars - Jim Greenhouse Planetarium
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM Paper Presentation: The Importance of Constellations - Karl Von Ahnen Planetarium
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Break  
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Workshop: ART 360- Re-imagining Art in the Dome - Mike George Planetarium
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Workshop: Fulldome Live Action Capture - Matt Mascheri Planetarium
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Break  
11:10 AM - 11:25 AM Paper Presentation: IPS 2014 - Rachel Thompson Planetarium
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM Workshop: IPS Vision 2020 and SWOT - Dave Weinrich & Jon Elvert Planetarium
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch TBA
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Conference Tour: Perot Museum of Science  
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner TBA
7:30 PM - 7:55 PM Vendor Demo: ZEISS Planetarium
7:55 PM - 8:10 PM Vendor Demo: DIGITALIS Planetarium
8:10 PM - 8:35 PM Vendor Demo: E&S Planetarium
8:35 PM - 8:45 PM Break  
8:45 PM - 9:15 PM Planetarium Show: Dinasours at Dusk - MirageIIID Planetarium
9:15 PM - 9:45 PM Planetarium Show: To Space and Back - Sky-Skan, Inc. Planetarium
9:45 PM - 10:30 PM Planetarium Show: Realm of Light - Soft Machine Planetarium
10:30 PM -   Hospitality Suite Blaze's Sports Grill
         
Friday, July 25, 2014    
         
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Physics Executive Conference Room & Balcony
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Exhibit Hall Opens for Exhibits Planetarium's Atrium
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch TBA
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM SWAP, RMPA, PPA, GPPA Affiliate Meetings TBA
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break  
3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Vendor Demo: STARLIGHT EXPRESS Planetarium
3:10 PM - 3:20 PM Vendor Demo: CLARK PLANETARIUM Planetarium
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM Vendor Demo: California Academy of Sciences Planetarium
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM Vendor Demo: ASH Enterprises Planetarium
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Break Planetarium
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Additional Workshops (TBA)  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Break  
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Banquet University Club
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Planetarium Show: The Earth Wins - Helifilms Planetarium
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Planetarium Show: Journey to Billion Suns - STARGARTEN Planetarium
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Planetarium Show: Life: A Cosmic Story - California Academy of Sciences Planetarium
9:30 PM -   Hospitality Suite Blaze's Sports Bar Grill

July 26

                12:00 – 8:00 PM                Post conference tour to FWMSH & Stockyards