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List of all past ILDA Conferences

This page contains a list of all past ILDA Conferences. Many conferences have links to the pre-conference information and/or a post-conference report. Most of the links go to ILDA’s older website,

Nov 2016

Baltimore, Maryland
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore Hotel

Host: Image Engineering
Conference information is here.

Oct 2015

Radisson Blu Dubai Diera Creek Hotel

Host: 3rd Dimension EvenTech (Abdulwahab Baghdadi)
Conference information is here.

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Nov 2014

Las Vegas
Riviera Hotel and Casino

Host: Laser Production Network (LaserNet)
Conference information is here.

Nov 2013

Aalen, Germany
Ramada Hotel Limes-Thermen Aalen

Host: LOBO
Held in conjunction with the Laserfreak enthusiasts’ meeting.
Conference information is here.

Nov 2012

San Antonio, Texas
St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel

Host: Laser Spectacles (Tim Walsh)
AV Provider: Clandestine Systems, Paul Berthot
Conference overview is here.

Nov 2011

Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel

Host: Orion-Art Multimedia
Pre-conference overview is here, post-conference report is here.

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Sept 2010

On board the Carnival Destiny, sailing from Miami

Host: Laser Production Network (LaserNet)
Pre-conference overview is here, reservation details are here, and a list of registrants is here. A post-conference report is here, and four photo galleries can be accessed here.

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June 2009

Hoofddorf (near Amsterdam)
Courtyard by Marriott; Claus Event Center

Host: DMXLASER (Peter Broerse)
A conference overview page is here; it contains links to other pages such as the Technology Workshop summary and a list of attendees.

Sept 2008

On board the Carnival Imagination, sailing from Miami

Host: Laser Production Network (LaserNet)
Conference details are here and here.

March 2007

Heshan, China (near Hong Kong)
Yucca Hotel in Jiangmen, Guangdong

Host: Neo-Neon
A conference summary is here, this links to numerous pre-conference pages.

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March 2006

Rimini, Italy

No specific host; arrangements by Laser Entertainment srl
Held in conjunction with the SIB lighting fair in Rimini. A conference report is here.


Not held in fall 2005, due to switching from fall conferences to holding them in the spring.

Oct 2004

Las Vegas
Venetian Hotel

Self-hosted, with assistance from Laser Production Network (LaserNet)
Held in conjunction with the LDI trade show.
A pre-conference overview is here.

Nov 2003

Brussels, Belgium
Le Plaza Hotel

Host: Laser System Europe.
Links to conference information are here.

Nov 2002

Orlando, Florida
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Hosts: LSDI, Pangolin and Walt Disney World.
Links to conference information are here.


The Conference was originally scheduled November 11-14, but it was cancelled due to 9/11 travel disruptions. Online awards were presented instead, in a broadcast from Lighting Systems Design Inc. in Orlando.

Oct 2000

Stuttgart, Germany

Hosts: LOBO and MediaLas.
Conference information is here.

Nov 1999

Orlando, Florida
Disney Contemporary Resort

Hosts: LSDI and Walt Disney World
Held in conjunction with LDI trade show.
Conference information is here.

Nov 1998

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Claus Event Center, Hoofddorp

Host: ABC LaserEvents.
Conference information is here.
This was the first ILDA Conference held outside North America: “ILDA President Chris Ward was so pleased with the meeting that he proposed ILDA alternate future conferences between North America and Europe.”
It was also at this conference that ILDA first had a meeting to come up with a consensus on audience scanning; see these two stories
here and here.

Nov 1997

Lincoln, Nebraska

Hosts: Mueller Planetarium and FirstLight Laser Productions (Jack and Mike Dunn)

Nov 1996

Burlington, Ontario

Host: “Team Canada”
This was the first ILDA Conference held outside of the United States.

Nov 1995

Miami, Florida

Host: Laser Production Network (LaserNet)

Nov 1994

Lincoln, Nebraska

Host: Mueller Planetarium (Jack Dunn)

Nov 1993

Orlando, Florida

Host: Audio Visual Imagineering

Nov 1992

New York City

Host: Science Faction Corporation

Nov 1991

Los Angeles, California

Host: Laser Images, Inc.

Nov 1990

Bradenton, Florida

Host: Bishop Planetarium

Nov 1989

Seattle, Washington

Host: Laser Fantasy International

Nov 1988

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Host: Stone Mountain Lasers

Nov 1987

San Francisco, California

No specified host

Aug 1986

Lake Tahoe, Nevada/Calif.

First organizing meeting
Tim Walsh’s transcribed notes of the first ILDA meeting are here, along with links to a list of the Founding Members, and even audio recordings of the first meeting.

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