International Annual Lighting MegaMini

Education

Workshops and intensives often include hands-on activities and practical exercises, providing participants with opportunities to develop and enhance their skills in a particular area.

Intensives can be smaller and more interactive, fostering better opportunities for networking. Participants have more chances to connect with speakers, experts, and fellow attendees who share similar interests or professional goals.

Meet the Intensive Instructors


LOR

Drew Hickman

Holiday Technologies
Drew Hickman was an early pioneer in music-synchronized, computer-controlled lighting animation, creating in 1996 the first commercially available hardware and software (Dasher™) products for music-synchronized displays, which were sold through the Holiday Technologies company (https://holidaytechnologies.com/). Since those early days in his basement, Drew has gone on to help drive advances in the lighting and animation field and helped many lighting enthusiasts create and troubleshoot displays. He has also designed impressive home and commercial displays through his business, Holiday Technologies. Holiday Technologies is an official Light-O-Rama dealer and the official LOR training partner.
Drew has worked on all displays, large and small, commercial and residential. He has worked with everything from C9 incandescent lights to the latest pixel displays and is sure to share some of his more exciting experiences in this business.

Quoting Drew: "We do our best to fulfill our customers' visions for their display installations. There are times when the jobs seem relatively straightforward; however, we encounter many jobs where one has to merge technologies from several different companies to fulfill a customer's vision. There are also times when our company is called on to rescue a project or assist in engineering a solution for a project which has already moved into its installation/implementation stage. We are technology integrators."
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Bill Porter
Beginner xLights

Bill Porter

This class will be led by Bill Porter, Electrical Engineer for the US Navy. But don’t be scared by his title. He also teaches high school students basic engineering principles and how to solder during summer camps, designs international autonomous robotic competitions for college teams, lectures at STEM conventions, and mentors local school robotic clubs. So, he knows a thing or two about teaching. 

Bill has put on a Halloween and Christmas light show for the past 10+ years, designed and freely released several types of pixel and incandescent lighting controllers for the hobby, and founded of the xLights Shared Drive.
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xLights - Intermediate to Advanced 2-day

Keith Westley

xLights Developer

"The advanced xLights class is designed for users who are in their second year plus of using xLights and looking for a deeper understanding of xLights and the more advanced features.

In this class, we will get behind how xLights works so you can have a deeper understanding of how to set up xLights for your show and achieve the effects that you desire."
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Workshops


Class Submittion 

Call for Workshop Proposals: Shape the Future of the FMM.

We are excited to announce the Call for Workshop Proposals for FMM 2024! As we gear up for an inspiring event, we invite passionate professionals, industry leaders, and workshop facilitators to submit proposals for interactive and engaging workshops.

While we can't cover every subject or topic. We look forward to matching workshops to your needs.
Submit your class request 
xlights

Why Lead a Workshop at FMM

Showcase Your Expertise: Share your unique insights, strategies, and experiences with a motivated audience eager to learn.

Engage with Peers:
Connect with like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who are dedicated to advancing their skills and knowledge.

Contribute to Community Growth: Help shape the conference experience by leading an interactive and dynamic workshop that leaves a lasting impact.

Visit Submission Portal to complete the workshop class submission form. Be sure to provide a clear and compelling overview of your proposed workshop, including learning objectives, interactive elements, and any materials or resources you plan to share.

Join us in making FMM 2024 an unforgettable experience filled with enriching workshops and valuable knowledge exchange. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
Workshop Submission Portal

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Information Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the Call for Workshop Proposals for FMM 2024! As we gear up for an inspiring event, we invite passionate professionals, industry leaders, and workshop facilitators to submit proposals for interactive and engaging workshops.

While we can't cover evvery subject or topic. We look forward to matching workshops to your needs.
Submit your class request