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 pre-2013 links go to pages at ILDA’s older website, laserist.org.


2017

Bratislava, Slovakia
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel
November 7-8

Host: KVANT
Pre-conference information is here.
Post-conference information is here.


2016

Baltimore, Maryland
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore Hotel
November 7-8

Host: Image Engineering
Conference information is here.


2015

Dubai
Radisson Blu Dubai Diera Creek Hotel
October 10-11

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

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2014

Las Vegas
Riviera Hotel and Casino
November 18-19

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


2013

Aalen, Germany
Ramada Hotel Limes-Thermen Aalen
November 5-6

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


2012

San Antonio, Texas
St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel
November 5-6

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


2011

Moscow
Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel
November 11-12

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

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2010

On board the Carnival Destiny, sailing from Miami
September 7-10

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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2009

Hoofddorf (near Amsterdam)
Courtyard by Marriott; Claus Event Center
June 6-7

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.


2008

On board the Carnival Imagination, sailing from Miami
September 9-11

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


2007

Heshan, China (near Hong Kong)
Yucca Hotel in Jiangmen, Guangdong
March 9-11

Host: Neo-Neon
A conference summary is here; at the top of the page are links to numerous pre-conference pages.

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2006

Rimini, Italy
March 12-14

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


2005

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


2004

Las Vegas
Venetian Hotel
October 21-24

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


2003

Brussels, Belgium
Le Plaza Hotel
November 27-29

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


2002

Orlando, Florida
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
November 24-26

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


2001

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.


2000

Stuttgart, Germany
October 6-8

Hosts: LOBO and MediaLas.
Conference information is here.


1999

Orlando, Florida
Disney Contemporary Resort
November 21-23

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


1998

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Claus Event Center, Hoofddorp
November 7-9

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.


1997

Lincoln, Nebraska
November

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


1996

Burlington, Ontario
November

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


1995

Miami, Florida
November

Host: Laser Production Network (LaserNet)


1994

Lincoln, Nebraska
November

Host: Mueller Planetarium (Jack Dunn)


1993

Orlando, Florida
November

Host: Audio Visual Imagineering


1992

New York City
November

Host: Science Faction Corporation


1991

Los Angeles, California
November

Host: Laser Images, Inc.


1990

Bradenton, Florida
November

Host: Bishop Planetarium


1989

Seattle, Washington
November

Host: Laser Fantasy International


1988

Stone Mountain, Georgia
November

Host: Stone Mountain Lasers


1987

San Francisco, California
November

No specified host


1986

Lake Tahoe, Nevada/Calif.
August 15-16

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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