The 2020 ILDA Conference has been moved to the cloud, via videoconferencing. Now it is simple for anyone to attend — just register and join us via Zoom! Registration is just USD $77 for ILDA Members. Non-members are also welcome to attend, for $157.
The Conference will take place over the Friday-Sunday weekend of Nov. 20-22. In some early time zones like China, East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, most events will be Saturday-Monday Nov. 21-23.
This will have all the features of an in-person Conference such as the seminars, Awards, Laser Jockey contest, Lase-Off and Business Meeting. Plus there will be networking during the "ILDA After Dark" informal sessions, in between ILDA's scheduled sessions. The Conference will be 25 hours of ILDA material (some repeats) and 32 hours of ILDA After Dark.
We have tried to accommodate the time zones of most of our Members. A complete schedule, and details of the sessions, are on the 2020 ILDA Cloud Conference page.
We encourage all Members to consider running for the ILDA Board of Directors. This year, three of the five Board seats are up for election.
You can nominate yourself, or another ILDA Member (they would have to agree to run, of course).
Candidates must be ILDA Members for at least the last two years (2019 and 2020).
To find out more, go to the ILDA Board page. There you will learn about the current Board, the Board's responsibilities, the November 14 deadline for nominations, and how to submit nominations.
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.
ILDA Members attending the 2018 Conference in Montréal
ILDA Members attending the 2018 Conference in Montréal
ILDA has a page with links to resources and information about the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to visit it.
The most recently added information on this page is from early September 2020, regarding efforts in the U.S. to provide economic relief to the professional events industry. This includes the September 2 "Red Alert Restart" event.
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.