ILDA Committees

The majority of ILDA's work is conducted through committees composed of Member volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers!

Please contact the committee chair listed below for more information about committee activities or to find out how you can participate. You can write to the Committee chairs by searching the ILDA online directory for their name (or if they are not the company contact, search for their company's name).


Richard Gonsalves, Individual Member

Oversees the artistic, technical and Career Achievement awards. Includes criteria, determining artistic categories, rules, coordinating entries, judging, creating the physical awards given out each year, and producing the Awards Banquet.

Board Liaison: Unassigned

Conference and Trade Show

Christine Jenkin, LaserNet

Help improve the programs presented at each year’s ILDA Conference. Increase participation by manufacturers in the conference's Trade Show. Set up seminars that will be helpful and informative. Also helps set policies for any ILDA participation in other trade shows such as PALME and LDI.

(NOTE: The C&TS Committee does not exclusively run the ILDA Conference; this is done in conjunction with the hosting Member. However, this Committee does significant work in organizing and managing the programs that ILDA presents at the Conference.)

Board Liaison: Unassigned

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Kristin Nelson, XTRA Productions LLC

The EDI Committee was formed around September 2020. New members of all backgrounds are welcomed. For more information, contact ILDA.

More information about equity, diversity and inclusion, and the Committee's goals & suggested actions is here.

Board Liaison: Roberta McHatton



(currently vacant — contact ILDA's office/Executive Director)

Handles any complaints filed under the ILDA Code of Ethics

Board Liaison: Roberta McHatton

Professional Status Recognition

Christine Jenkin, LaserNet

Works on the ILDA Professional program that helps persons differentiate professional firms and individuals from hobbyists and interested amateurs.

Board Liaison: Unassigned

U.S. Regulatory

Brian Gonzalez, Xtaega LLC,

Responds to regulatory changes and makes suggestions for improvements in laser safety laws and rules. Primarily works on U.S. issues due to the expertise of the members of this committee.

Board Liaison: Brian Gonzalez


Greg Makhov, Lighting Systems Design, Inc.

All aspects of laser safety, including government regulations, audience safety, and aircraft safety.

Board Liaison: Roberta McHatton


Dirk Apitz, Beamwalk / DexLogic

Maintaining and improving the ILDA Standards. Adding new Standards as needed. Coordinating with the BP&PQ Committee regarding criteria for “ILDA Certified” equipment.

For more information, see the Technical Committee page.

Board Liaison: Brian Gonzalez


(A new committee — looking for a volunteer to start this up)

Identify laser industry pioneers, and recognize their achievements with a new “Pioneer Award”. Help compile timelines, histories and recollections documenting the growth and variety of the laser display industry.

For more information, visit our other ILDA websites:

Stacks Image 11369 Membership database and event management, including joining ILDA
Stacks Image 11372 Information about safe laser shows, including laws, regulations, checklists, and more

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