LDI Show 2012: Special Events 2012

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LDI 2012 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Exhibit Hall Entrance
Friday, October 19
Confetti flies to celebrate the opening of the 25th annual LDI show floor

New Technology Breakfasts
Free to all LDI Attendees!
Jumpstart your morning with a bagel and a hot cup of coffee as exhibitors present special previews of the latest technology from the 2012 exhibit hall. The perfect way to kick off your LDI experience!
Moderated by Richard Cadena, PLASA Technical Director

New Technology Breakfast: Lighting and Projection
Friday, October 19, Room N245
8:00am -10:00am
Focus on new lighting and projection technology, from hardware to software and the latest LED fixtures and projection surfaces!
Co-Moderated by Marian Sandberg, editor, Live Design

New Technology Breakfast: Audio, Rigging, and Staging
Saturday, October 20, Room N245
8:00am -9:00am
Don’t miss this early morning update of professional audio components—plus a look at what’s up in trussing and rigging.technology!

New Technology Breakfast: Special Effects and Lasers
Saturday, October 20, Room N245
9:00am -10:00am
Get an update on what’s new in the world of sizzling special effects and the latest word on lasers.

LDI 25th Anniversary Party:
Sponsored by 4Wall and UsedLighting.com

Where: One Mile South of LVCC, 3824 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas 89119 (Left side of the road by the Fairfield Inn).
When: Friday, October 19th, 8 PM
Includes: Open Bar 8-11, Hosted Food provided by Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar
Join us to celebrate 25 years of industry’s preeminent event! This silver anniversary event will feature an evening of showgirls, music, food, live entertainment, and of course an open bar. The party is co-sponsored by 4Wall and Usedlighting.com and follows in the footsteps of previous 4Wall Industry parties. The underground venue is located minutes from the convention center and will feature indoor and outdoor partying!

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LDI Portfolio Review: Lighting and Projection

Saturday, October 20
1:30pm-3:00pm, Room N249
All grad students and young professionals are invited to participate in LDI’s fifth annual LDI Portfolio Review. Moderated by professors Brackley Frayer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Scott Parker, Columbus State University, Columbus GA, with a panel of top lighting and projection professionals to offer advice, critique your portfolios, and discuss your design goals. A great networking opportunity. To register in advance, email Brackley Frayer at brackley.frayer@unlv.edu. All participants receive a free floor pass for LDI2012.

Moderators: Brackley Frayer, University of Nevada and Scott Parker, Columbus State Univeristy
Panelists Include: Deanna Fitzgerald, University of Arizona; Price Johnston, Professional Designer and Theatre Professor, Colorado State University; Herrick Goldman, Freelance Designer; Stan Kaye, University of Florida; Susan M. Nicholson, Freelance Designer; Steve Woods, Southern Methodist University; Jay Herzog, Towson University; and Sarah Maines, Lighting Designer, Texas State University-San Macros.

LDI Awards Ceremony • Live Design Booth 1831
Saturday, October 20
Join us in a toast to the winners of Best Debuting Products and Best Booth Awards, the Wally Award winners, the Redden Awards for Excellence in Lighting sponsored by Epic Production Technologies and the PLASA Members’ Choice Product Awards.  Attend the awards ceremony right on the show floor.

The Parnelli Awards and Dinner

Saturday, October 20
Las Vegas Mirage Resort
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Since 2001, scores of our highest achievers and most admired innovators have been awarded the Parnelli. The award recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring both individuals and companies. It is truly the "Oscar®" of the Live Event Industry. Make your Reservations by going to www.parnelliawards.com/reservations.