In 2017, ILDA honored Ivan Dryer by declaring his birthday, March 7, to be “International Laserist Day.” He was sent this plaque, to let him know how much he means to ILDA and laserists in general.
Ivan had been very ill at the time. His brother, David Dryer, presented it to him and told ILDA “Ivan had a big smile on his face when I showed him the plaque. That's the first smile in about a year!”
The next online Laser Safety Officer classes are Wednesday, March 11 2020, starting at 10 am Eastern (New York) time, and Friday, April 10 starting at 8 pm Eastern time.
There is about 6 hours of instruction, plus 2 hours to take the test. If you pass the test, you will get 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.
It is now ILDA Awards entry season! 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 2019 ILDA Award winners were announced at a gala presentation November 10, 2019 — the finale of the ILDA Conference in Orlando.
Congratulations to all winners, and especially to the recipient of ILDA's highest honor, Alberto Kellner-Ongaro, the 2019 Career Achievement Award winner. A list of all the award winners are at the 2019 Awards page.
A PDF booklet containing all the 2019 ILDA Award winners is now online. It contains a list of all the winners along with a description of each winning entry.
Also, a compilation video is now at YouTube. It has short excerpts from each of the winners, giving a good overview of the best laser shows in the world. Click the image below to watch the video on this page.
The 31-minute 2019 ILDA Award winners compilation video includes work from the three top shows in each of these categories:
We also have the 2015 through 2018 ILDA Award compilation videos. Each one is about 20-25 minutes long, and has the best shows from those years.
2015 ILDA Awards compilation
2016 ILDA Awards compilation
If you want to see each 2016 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2016 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.
2017 ILDA Awards compilation
If you want to see each 2017 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2017 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.
2018 ILDA Awards compilation
If you want to see each 2018 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2018 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.
Other ILDA websites: ILDAmember.com for membership database and event management (including joining ILDA), and LasershowSafety.info for safety information.
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Photo credits: Large slideshow pictures, in order — “Rainbow” by ILDA; “X-Factor" by ER Productions, "Axwell Ingrosso Summerburst" by Laserimage AB, "Mukor Rules" by Christopher Short, "Transformations" by Visual Sensation Lasershow & Technologies, "Lasing Nang Talung Interactive" by Illuminatus Lasers, "FOL 2019" by Prolight, "Laser Light Synths" by Seb Lee-Delisle, "Orange Depth" by Lasershow-Creation. Green beams above column 1 (The universe’s most unique light) — “Scooter” by Lightline Lasertechnik.