International Laser Display Association

The leading worldwide association for companies and persons doing laser light shows, and providing lasershow-related projectors, hardware, software, and services. Supporting safe and ethical laser shows since our founding in 1986.


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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


Laser safety courses schedule, January - April 2022

Laser Safety Officer courses

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Five ILDA Laser Safety Officer courses have been set up during the January - April 2022 period. Here are the dates; all times are Eastern/New York:

  •  Monday, January 24, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - In-person class located in Orlando
  •  Friday, January 28, 9 am to 5:30 pm - Online via Zoom
  •  Thursday, February 10, 9 am - 5:30 pm - Online via Zoom
  •  Tuesday, March 15, 3 pm - 11:30 pm - Online via Zoom
  •  Saturday, April 9, 12 noon - 8:30 pm - Online via Zoom

The dates and times are somewhat flexible. These can be changed if no one has yet signed up for a class. So if you are interested in a class but need a date or time change, contact ILDA. Once at least one person signs up, then the date and time will no longer be changed.

The 8-1/2 hour course has 5 minute breaks every hour or so, and a 1/2 hour break in the middle for a meal.

For each course day, there is about 3 hours of instruction, a 45-minute test, 3 more hours of instruction, a 1-1/4 hour test, and finally a test review. If you pass the tests, you will earn a Certificate of Completion.

The cost is $525 for ILDA Members, and $649 for non-members.

There is detailed information on the Laser safety courses webpage at this website; scroll down to the section "Laser Safety Officer (LSO) - Lasershows course."

To actually sign up and register, go to the Events page at our membership & event website.


Audience Scanning Safety course

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There will be an Audience Scanning Safety course on Wednesday, February 23, 2 pm - 6 pm. You can attend either in person (at the Orlando office of LSDI), or online via Zoom.

The course is 4 hours long. There is no test. If you are present throughout the class, you will earn a Certificate of Attendance.

The cost is $395 per person for ILDA Members, and $520 for non-members.

There is detailed information on the Laser safety courses webpage at this website; scroll down to the section "Audience Scanning Safety course."

To actually sign up and register, go to the Events page at our membership & event website.

NOTE: This course is given infrequently — usually only once or twice a year — so if you are interested, you should try to make the next available class. We want to give the next Audience Scanning Safety class during the 2022 ILDA Conference scheduled for sometime in November, in London, but we cannot guarantee that this will occur.


2021 ILDA Award winners

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The 2021 ILDA Awards booklet, a 60-page PDF document, has details of all the awards.

The 2021 ILDA Award winners were announced November 7, 2021, during the online ILDA Cloud Conference. Here are the categories in which the entries competed:

Corporate Show
Live TV Show
Edited Film / TV / Video
Laser Show with Added Effects/Multimedia
Planetarium Show
Nightclub / Disco / Music Festival Show
Live Stage Show
Multi-Effect Laser Show
Graphics Show
Abstract Show
Beams/Atmospherics Show for a Single X-Y Scanner Pair
Beams/Atmospherics Show with Add-On Effects
Beams/Atmospherics Show for Multiple Scanner Projectors
Permanent Installation
Fine Art Laser Display
Innovative Application
Laser Photography
Live "Laser Jockey" Performance
Fenning Award for Technical Achievement
Fenning ILDA Digital Network Standards Technical Achievement Award
Career Achievement Award

Congratulations to all winners. A detailed list of all the award winners is at the 2021 Awards page.

A PDF booklet containing all the 2021 ILDA Award winners is now online. It contains a list of all the winners along with a description of each winning entry.

Videos

Videos of the First, Second and Third Place entries are available on YouTube. Links are below, in the list of winners. You can also go to the ILDA YouTube playlists for all Award-winning videos or for just the First Place winning videos.

(Note: The Second Place winner in the Live TV Show category may not be at YouTube in your region due to a copyright claim.)

Compilation video

If you want to get a quick overview of all of the winners, below is a video compilation of the 2021 Award winners. This 54-minute video contains short 15- to 60-second excerpts from the Award-winning entries.

To see videos from earlier years, back to 2015, click the gray bar below.

  •       2015-2020 ILDA Award videos

    These are the ILDA Award compilation videos from 2015 to 2020. Each one is about 20-45 minutes long, and has the best shows from those years.


    2020 ILDA Awards compilation

    If you want to see the full-length 2020 winners as they were entered — up to 4 minutes maximum — you can go to the 2020 ILDA Awards playlist for all video winners (First, Second and Third Place), or just the playlist for only the First Place winners.


    2019 ILDA Awards compilation

    If you want to see the full-length 2019 winners as they were entered — up to 4 minutes maximum — you can go to the 2019 ILDA Awards playlist for all video winners (First, Second and Third Place), or just the playlist for only the First Place winners.


    2018 ILDA Awards compilation

    If you want to see the full-length 2018 winners as they were entered — up to 4 minutes maximum — you can go to the 2018 ILDA Awards playlist for all video winners (First, Second and Third Place), or just the playlist for only the First Place winners.


    2017 ILDA Awards compilation

    The above has all music, but may not be playable in some regions due to copyright claims.
    The above has copyrighted music removed so it should be playable in all regions.

    If you want to see the full-length 2017 winners as they were entered — up to 4 minutes maximum — you can go to the 2017 ILDA Awards playlist for all video winners (First, Second and Third Place), or just the playlist for only the First Place winners.


    2016 ILDA Awards compilation

    If you want to see the full-length 2016 winners as they were entered — up to 4 minutes maximum — you can go to the 2016 ILDA Awards playlist for all video winners (First, Second and Third Place).


    2015 ILDA Awards compilation

    For 2015 we only have the compilation video, not the additional full-length winners as they were entered.


ILDA health plans for U.S. Members

ILDA has now joined with the LIG Insurance Group to bring health care policies to our U.S. Members. This is an Association Health Program where LIG finds policies that meet your particular health care needs and desires (including extras such as dental and vision).

If you like your current health care insurance, that’s fine. But if you’d like to hear about alternatives that may save money and/or give increased coverage, you can now call 888-869-7142 or check out the the LIG ILDA Health Coverage page.

Sorry, the healthcare benefit is U.S. only because of U.S. laws. On the other hand, many of our ILDA-Member countries have health care systems with coverage that may be more comprehensive and/or more affordable than the U.S. employer-based system. And if any non-U.S. Members have information about similar association insurance programs in their countries, we would be glad to get details.

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ILDA Members attending the 2018 Conference in Montréal


Coronavirus information page

ILDA has a page with links to resources and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to visit it.


For more information, visit our other ILDA websites:

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ILDAmember.com: Membership database and event management, including joining ILDA
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LasershowSafety.info: Information about safe laser shows, including laws, regulations, checklists, and more

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