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.


Six ways ILDA Members make better shows

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

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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! "ILDA After Dark" Zoom meetup, Jan. 30/31

ILDA Members will be meeting online using Zoom, for informal chats as well as periodic presentations. This is similar to the "ILDA After Dark" sessions during the November 2020 ILDA Cloud Conference.

The 24-hour-long meetup begins on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm Eastern (New York) time, and will last for the next 24 hours non-stop. Here is the start time in other selected time zones:

SATURDAY JANUARY 30
12 noon Pacific, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern
8 pm GMT / UK / Ireland / Portugal, 9 pm Central Europe / West Africa, 11 pm Turkey / Arabia / Moscow

SUNDAY JANUARY 31
Midnight Gulf / UAE / Samara, 1:30 am India / Sri Lanka, 4 am China / Asia / Western Australia
5 am East Indonesia / Japan / Korea, 7 am NSW / Victoria, 9 am New Zealand / Samoa

At the top of each hour, Members can sign up to present a pre-planned topic or show. This might be an ILDA Committee report, a product demo, a cool video, a live laser show, etc. This should be 15 minutes or less.

ILDA Members can get the Zoom sign-in link by going to ildamember.com/meetup. This page also has a link to sign up if you want to present at a pre-scheduled time.

Note that access to the meetup page requires logging in to the ildamember.com site AND being a current ILDA Member. If you want to join or renew, go to the Join menu, or the Renew menu at ildamember.com

Screen from the November 2020 ILDA Cloud Conference Zoom meeting.


ILDA's condolences for Alexander Timofeev

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Drive-in laser shows for social distancing

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This photo is from a drive-in laser show done by Emerald Owl Productions. In December 2020 alone, the company did three locations and a total of 64 shows. Owner Michael Meyers writes "Almost all sold out!!! They can't keep tickets for more than a few hours when they add a show."

More information on pandemic-related drive-in laser shows is here. Information on other ILDA Member events and news related to the pandemic is here.


2020 ILDA Award winners

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The 2020 ILDA Awards booklet, a 68-page PDF document, has details of all the awards. A link is on the 2020 Awards page.

The 2020 ILDA Award winners were announced November 22, 2020, 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
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 Outboard Effects
Beams/Atmospherics Show for Multiple Scanner Projectors
Innovative and Fine Art Laser Applications
Permanent Installation
Laser Photography
Fenning Award for Technical Achievement
Fenning ILDA Digital Network Standards Technical Achievement Award

Congratulations to all winners, and especially to Christine Jenkin, recipient of the Career Achievement Award, and Bjorn Schaller, recipient of the Special Achievement Award. A list of all the award winners is at the 2020 Awards page.

A PDF booklet containing all the 2020 ILDA Award winners is now online. It contains a list of all the winners along with a description of each winning entry.

Videos of the First, Second and Third Place winning entries are at YouTube. We have a playlist of all 2020 ILDA Award winners, and of just the First Place winners. Here are the categories in which the entries competed:

Also, a compilation video is now at YouTube. This 45-minute presentation has short excerpts (15-60 seconds) from each of the 49 winners, giving a good overview of the best laser shows in the world. Click the image below to watch the video on this page.

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.

    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.

    2019 ILDA Awards compilation

    If you want to see each 2019 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the
    ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2019 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.

    2020 ILDA Awards compilation

    If you want to see each 2020 winner as it was entered (up to 4 minutes maximum), go to the
    ILDA YouTube playlists, and click on the “2020 ILDA Awards”. Every winning video is available at its full entered length.


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.


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