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Six ways ILDA Members make better shows

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

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

Submit press releases, articles and ads to The Laserist magazine

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Cover of the most recent Laserist, November 2017 edition

ILDA will be publishing The Laserist magazine, coming October 2018 in time for the October 15-21 LDI show in Las Vegas and the November 10-12 ILDA Conference in Montréal.

The magazine will be produced in print (32 full-color pages) as well as an online version.

We are now soliciting editorial and advertising material from Members:

  • Editorial material can include press releases, photos, articles — especially on technical subjects — and story suggestions. We cannot guarantee publication, but we will consider all submissions. Deadline for editorial submissions is Sept 20. Word count is 500-750 words per page depending on the size and number of any accompanying photos. To submit editorial material, contact us via email at ILDA. Editorial material is submitted to ILDA.
  • Advertising provides a targeted way to reach laser show producers, persons buying laser show equipment and software, and those considering hiring laser show companies. Deadline for ad reservations is Sept 1; deadline for ad submission is Sept 20. To reserve ad space, click here for the publisher’s ad site. Ads are submitted to the publisher, EM Consulting.

This is a unique opportunity to be in the only lasershow-specific magazine in the world! Reach clients, buyers and ILDA Members with the 2018 Laserist magazine.


Registration is open for 2018 ILDA Conference in Montréal

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ILDA Conference headquarters, Hôtel Bonaventure

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LaserTech Canada is host of the 2018 ILDA Conference in Montréal, Quebec. The Laser Projector Sponsor is LaserAnimation SOLLINGER, who is providing all lasers used at ILDA-produced events.

The dates are as follows:

     • Fri, Nov 9: ILDA Laser Operator Class, ILDA Advanced Audience Scanning Class (both optional extras).
     • Sat, Nov 10: ILDA LSO course (optional) and user group meetings. The first official ILDA Full Conference event is the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner.
     • Sun, Nov 11: ILDA General Business Meeting, Advanced Technology Workshop. Lase-Off & Laser Jockey competition.
     • Mon, Nov 12: Workshops and seminars, ILDA Awards Banquet and Presentation.
     • Tue, Nov 13: Cultural Tour (optional) of Montréal

Additional information and links about the Hôtel Bonaventure rooms, and conference registration, are on the 2018 ILDA Conference page.


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2017 ILDA Award winner booklet and video

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A PDF booklet containing all the 2017 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.

If you can’t play the video: Because of copyright claims on some audio tracks, the video may not play on phones or other devices, or may not be available in your country. If you cannot play the above video, try a version with copyright-claimed audio removed. About six Award winners will have no audio.

The 25-minute 2017 ILDA Award winners compilation video includes work from the three top shows in each of these categories:

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
Laser Fine Art
Beams and Screen Show
Graphics Show
Abstract Show
Beams/Atmospherics Show for a Single X-Y Scanner Pair
Beams/Atmospherics Show for Multiple Scanner Projectors
Laser Photography
Fenning Award for Technical Achievement
Fenning ILDA Digital Network Standards Technical Achievement Award

2016 and 2015 ILDA Award videos

We also have the 2016 and 2015 ILDA Award compilation videos. Each one is about 20-25 minutes long, and has the best shows from those years.

2016 ILDA Awards compilation

And, 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.

2015 ILDA Awards compilation


Blast from the past - 2001 and 2002 ILDA Award videos

We’ve dug into the archives and digitized the 2001 and 2002 ILDA Award winners. The videos have been uploaded to YouTube.

For the videos along with a listing of the winners, see the 2001 ILDA Awards page and the 2002 ILDA Awards page. (2002 video shown above.)


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Photo credits: Large pictures, in order — “Rainbow” by ILDA; “The Voice Italy” and “Echoes” by Laser Entertainment srl; “Deep Web” by LaserAnimation Sollinger; “Zedd - Ain’t No Rainbow” by Richard Gonsalves; “All You Need Is…” by Christopher Short; “Year of 39” by ER Productons; “Laser Violin” by Visual Sensation Laser Shows and Technologies, Guinness World Record lasers top photo by Patrick Murphy, blue beams photo courtesy ER Productions. Green beams above column 1 (The universe’s most unique light) — “Scooter” by Lightline Lasertechnik.