The current ILDA Board of Directors. Abdulwahab Baghdadi, Brian Gonzalez, ILDA President Christine Jenkin, Alex Hennig, and Olga Eser. Names in bold are up for election or re-election this year.
There are three openings this year on the ILDA Board of Directors. These are the seats which are currently held by Olga Eser, Alex Hennig and Christine Jenkin. Any qualifying ILDA Member may run for the Board of Directors. Also, the current Board members may run for re-election if they wish.
You can nominate yourself, or another ILDA Member if they agree to you nominating them. Nominees must be ILDA Members in (at least) 2015 and 2016, and must be in good standing with no dues or Ethics Committee issues.
Email the nominee’s name plus a short (500 word maximum) statement of why they would be a good Board member, to ILDA. Deadline for nominations is 9:30 AM EST (New York time) on Monday, October 31.
More information on the Board of Directors and the nomination process is on the ILDA Board page.
ILDA Members can vote from August 5 through August 19 for the 2016 Career Achievement Award. There are five nominees:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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