August 29, 2016—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that its 2017 International Conference and Trade Show will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on September 26-28, 2017. The Navy Pier IMAX Theatre will host flat-screen presentations on the IMAX next-generation digital laser projection system, and the Museum of Science and Industry Omnitheater (MSI) will host 15/70 film presentations on the dome screen. The DoubleTree Magnificent Mile will serve as the official conference hotel.
“We are very excited to be headed to Chicago,” says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “The last time we held the conference in Chicago was September 2001, and we look forward to being back. The Navy Pier IMAX Theatre and the Museum of Science and Industry are two stellar theaters, and we appreciate them hosting GSCA and our delegates for the giant screen industry’s biggest event of the year.”
“MSI is excited and honored to host the dome portion of the 2017 GSCA conference,” said Gil Perez, director of film & guest operations at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. “The Omnimax Theater has been an important part of the MSI experience for 30 years, and we look forward to being a part of next year’s conference and to welcome the attendees to our world-class city of Chicago!”
The GSCA International Conference and Trade Show will feature screenings of new films, films in production, and projects in development; professional development sessions; a trade show; a technical session highlighting the latest giant screen technology; and the annual GSCA Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in giant screen filmmaking, marketing, and lifelong learning. Additional details will be posted at www.giantscreencinema.com as they are confirmed.