2 Day ETC Console Training

CITT Alberta along with our presenting partner, Theatre Alberta, will be holding 2 days of ETC Console Training at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton on March 26 & 27, 2017. These courses will be taught by two ETC provided professionals trainers.

Sunday March 26, 2017 – Level 2: Enhanced Skills  SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR
Monday March 27, 2017 – Expert Topic: Busking for Live Events   SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR

The Level 2 class is open to everyone, although, CITT and ETC strongly encourage those planning to attend the Level 2 course to review Level 1 by completing the online course, Level 1 Essentials for Eos Family Software beforehand. Especially if you haven’t attended any ETC training previously or are new to the console.

The Busking for Live Events class is intended for experienced professionals looking to enhance their speed and techniques in live environments. Sufficient knowledge of the console is required along with a core competence level. As such, if you would like to attend the Busking class please email alberta@citt.org to briefly describe your experience and receive a registration code.

All classes are strictly limited to 16 seats to ensure plenty of hands on time with the console. There will be no more than 2 people per console.

You may REGISTER NOW via CITT/ICTS’s National website.

  • If you are a member of CITT/ICTS, Theatre Alberta or Associated Designers of Canada the cost is $100 per day. INCLUDES LUNCH
    • Be sure to check with your employer, if they are a member of CITT you can take advantage of preferred pricing.
  • For all others the cost is $145 per day. INCLUDING LUNCH
    • We encourage you to sign up for CITT membership and then register at the reduced rate. Registering will also give you access to discounts on future learning opportunities.
  • If you are registering as a member of Theatre Alberta or ADC and require the code please email alberta@citt.org to enquire.

BackstageAccessAll classes will be held at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta. The Jubilee has graciously agreed to host our session in advance of their 5th Annual Backstage Access Production Expo. This year Backstage Access will feature their largest trade show yet as well as a number of interesting sessions. With your paid registration to this Console Training you will receive a code to allow you to register for the Trade Show and any of the Backstage Access programming on Tuesday March 28 for free! (This code will be provided at a later date once Backstage Access begins accepting registrations.)


Course Details

Sunday March 26, 2017 – Level 2: Enhanced Skills SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR

Ready to move beyond the basics with your Eos family console?  Build the skills you need to take your programming to the next level. Going beyond our Level 1 training, this class will get you going with some of the more advanced capabilities of your console and get you on your way to programming like a pro.

After completing the Level 2 class, you will be more confident with:
• Patching moving lights and multi-parameter devices and edit device attributes
• Working with non-intensity parameters and their associated functions
• Recording and recalling palettes and presets
• Use Direct Select and ML Control Modules
• Take advantage of discrete timing
• Using Mark and/or Auto-Mark functions
• Understand Update and its styles and modifiers
• Create a Relative and an Absolute Effect
• Create and use a magic sheet


Monday March 27, 2017 – Expert Topic: Busking for Live Events   SOLD OUT FOR THIS YEAR

This class will explain some common techniques to get the most out of your console and the lights in your rig. These often combine playbacks with programmer based busking. Learn how to maximize your desk for the most versatility when you don’t know the band or there is no rehearsal time. Creating great dynamic looks on-the-fly is possible. As much how you set up your console as it is how you approach the show. How to group you your lights, best use of presets, macros, multiple cue stacks.


Both courses will be taught on Ion consoles however all lessons will apply to the entire EOS Family of consoles (Ion, Eos, Gio, Eos Ti).


WOW Lighting & Controls and Richard McDonald & Associates is proud to support Alberta’s performing arts community and their financial support has contributed to the success of this event.

The CITT Alberta Section would like to acknowledge the financial support received from the National Office of CITT/ICTS and WOW/RMA. Combined with the tremendous support of our Presenting Partner, Theatre Alberta, we have been able to bring this exciting event to Alberta.