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Six ways ILDA Members make better shows

Our Members add impact to shows with the purest, most brilliant light in the universe

Proven experience as an ILDA Professional accredited company

ILDA helps keep shows safe and legal; free safety software for Members

Customers buy with confidence when backed by the Code of Ethics

The world’s best laser shows, at the yearly meeting of the world’s best laserists

Using new technologies and developing industry-wide standards

Our Members add impact to shows with the purest, most brilliant light in the universe

Proven experience as an ILDA Professional accredited company

ILDA helps keep shows safe and legal; free safety software for Members


Customers buy with confidence when backed by the Code of Ethics

The world’s best laser shows, at the yearly meeting of the world’s best laserists

Using new technologies and developing industry-wide standards


New! Voting is now open for the 2016 ILDA Awards for Laser Photography

ILDA Members can vote from May 29 through June 13 for the Laser Photography category of the ILDA Awards.

Fifty-four photos are at the 2016 Photo Judging website. Members are invited to review the photos, pick their top three favorites, and email their choices for First, Second and Third Place to ILDA. Votes must be sent by 11:59 pm, your local time, on Monday June 13.

Complete instructions and the voting email address are at the Photo Judging website.

Non-Members are welcome to look through the photos as well, although only Members’ email votes will be counted.


Save by registering on or before July 15, for the November ILDA Conference

You can save $225 by registering early for the 2016 ILDA Conference, to be held November 6-9 in Baltimore Maryland.

Early registration is available through July 15, at a rate of $523 for Members ($423 for spouses/guests). On July 16, regular registration will increase to a rate of $748 ($523 for spouses/guests).

So if you want to save, be sure to register during early the early registration period! Full details about the Conference, hosted by Image Engineering, is on the ILDA Conference page.


New! 2016 ILDA Awards competition now open for Members. Deadline: March 31

It is now ILDA Awards entry season for Members! Get your videos ready, and download the Awards rules and entry form.

There are three main categories of awards: Artistic, Technical and Career Achievement.

The deadline for submission is March 31 2016. Full details are on the Enter the 2016 ILDA Awards page.


ILDA competition for non-members seeks new talents

With laser projectors becoming more affordable, there are many enthusiasts and laser artists creating laser light shows. ILDA has announced a new contest to find and publicize non-ILDA members who are creating exceptional shows.

The “New Talent” search is open to any individual who has not been a member of ILDA, either on their own or as an employee of an ILDA member. They can enter up to three videos, each one up to 4 minutes in length. An international panel of judges will view all entries to choose the winner.

The deadline for this year’s entries is September 15 2016. See the Enter the 2016 ILDA New Talent search page for full rules and for the entry form.

Subsequent New Talent searches in 2017 and beyond will find and publicize additional new talents.


What the winner receives

The 2016 "New Talent" winner will receive the star-shaped “ILDA New Talent” trophy, honoring their work as the best of the worldwide entries. They will be recognized at the November 2016 ILDA Awards Banquet and Presentation in Baltimore, and will have free attendance to the banquet (a $250 value). Their achievement will be publicized on ILDA's website. Recognition as a winner could become a stepping stone to further involvement in the laser display industry. They will also receive a free year's Individual Membership in ILDA (a $130 value; this amount may be optionally applied towards a Corporate Membership). The Membership includes free access to Skyzan laser safety software (a $299 value), discounts on LSO classes and ILDA events, and other Member benefits.


See 45 award-winning laser shows in less than half an hour

This 26-minute video has excerpts from winners of the the 2015 ILDA Awards. It’s the best of laser display, all in one place. You’ll see the top shows in these categories:

Beams/Atmospherics Show for a Single X-Y Scanner Pair
Beams/Atmospherics Show for Multiple Scanner Projectors
Graphics Show
Abstract Show
Beams and Screen Show
Nightclub / Disco / Music Festival Show
Corporate Show
Live Stage Show
Live TV Show
Edited Film / TV / Video
Laser Show (including Multimedia)
Multimedia Show (including Laser)
Innovative Application
Laser Photography
Fenning Awards for Technical Achievement

Note that two excerpts in the video are silent; they had their audio tracks removed due to copyright claims.


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Photo credits: Large pictures, in order — “Rainbow” by ILDA; “Madison Square Gold” by Lightwave International; “Dragon Encounter” by LOBO; “Star Light” by Simon Böttcher, Planetarium Hamburg; “Atomized” by Showtacle; “Stratus 10” by Mike Gould; “Rome” by KVANT; “Mazda 3 Launch” by 3rd Dimension EvenTech. Green beams above column 1 — “Scooter” by Lightline Lasertechnik