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Welcome To LDI

Now in its 27th year, LDI has been the go-to trade show and conference for live event professionals in North America, South America, and beyond.

Over 9,700 attendees, working in theatre, concerts, houses of worship, corporate presentations, clubs, theme parks, and any other live venue, come to LDI from 88 countries to see the latest gear in action, refresh their knowledge, and replenish their creativity. More than 350 exhibiting companies provide attendees with live demos and the opportunity for face-to-face discussions about equipment, including lighting, sound, projection, staging and truss, and special effects.

This year, LDI is proud to present EDM@LDI: an entire section of the award-winning LDI show floor dedicated to electronic dance music, its impact on the design world, and the gear and technology that have made the electronic dance genre the international phenomenon it's become.

Exhibit Hall Is Free!
LDI invites you to register now for a free floor pass (why wait and have to pay?). Early bird rates have been extended, so you still have a chance to take advantage of this free offer and enter the LDI exhibit floor like a VIP.

Earn College Credit At LDI Through The University Of Florida UF@LDI Program

LDI and the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance have announced the second year of an exclusive program that allows undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to take four professional training courses at LDI2014 in Las Vegas. These courses carry university credits that will be accepted by the students’ home institutions towards their degree programs.

The courses in the UF@LDI program (identified with the UF logo) each carry UF undergraduate and/or graduate credit. All students who enroll in these courses for credit through UF must be currently enrolled in an accredited university worldwide, and provide a valid student ID (and professionals can register for the same courses at www.ldishow.com through the LDInstitute as of August 1, 2014).

The four UF@LDI courses/student prices:

L25 • Projection 101 - The Basics
Tuesday, November 18, 9:30am-5:30pm
3.5 ETCP Renewal Credits

UF@LDI Course

TPA4930 Special Topics, Section 148D TPA4930
$332 • 2 undergraduate credits

This one-day crash-course in the world of theatrical projection and video focuses on explaining the history and current usage of film and video in theatre, and also touches upon its use in other settings. We'll talk about prominent designers working today, what they use, and about their processes.
Taught by Jake Pinholster, projection designer, director and professor of Media Design at the ASU School of Theatre and Film

L35 • Entertainment Rigging Fundamentals
Wednesday-Thursday, November 19-20, 9:30am-5:30pm
14 ETCP Renewal Credits
Class Limit: 40

UF@LDI Course

• TPA4930 Special Topics, Section 148G TPA4930
$498 • 3 undergraduate credits

• THE6950 Applied Theatre, Section 16BA THE6950
$498 • 1 graduate credit

This two-day, in-depth rigging course focuses on the essentials of entertainment rigging applications for theatres, concert halls, studios, churches, and schools. 
Taught by: Eric Rouse, technical director, Denver Center Theatre Company, ETCP certified rigger, ETCP recognized trainer

L36 • Rigging for Aerial Acrobatics, Circus, and Dance: Advanced Topics
Wednesday-Thursday, November 19 & 20, 9:30am - 5:30pm
OFF SITE AT PRG LAS VEGAS (lunch and transportation provided)
14 ETCP Renewal Credits
Class Limit 30

UF@LDI Course

• TPA 4930 Special Topics, Section 1472 TPA4930
$498 • 3 undergraduate credits

• THE6950 Applied Theatre, Section 16BG THE6950
$498 • 1 graduate credit

This intensive hands-on, participatory workshop will focus on principles and practices of rigging for circus, acrobatic, and aerial dance performance.
Taught by: Jonathan Deull and Delbert Hall, ETCP Recognized Trainers with extensive specialized experience rigging for aerial performance

L42 • Electrics Hands-On Workshop for Production Electricians & Technicians
Thursday, November 20, 9:30am - 5:30pm
 7 ETCP Renewal Credits

UF@LDI Course

• TPA 4930 Special Topics, Section 1482 TPA4930
$332 • 2 undergraduate credits

Build your knowledge of electricity and power distribution by building a portable power distribution system. This hands-on workshop will explain best practices for the safe construction and operation of portable power using distros and live equipment.
Taught by: Richard Cadena, ETCP recognized trainer

“This program widens the educational opportunities for students to learn skills not available on their campus and earn University credits towards their degree.” - Stan Kaye, Head of Design and Production, University of Florida 

“The University of Florida and LDI share a common goal of leadership. Through this partnership, we renew our commitment to education and the lighting industry.” - Lucinda Lavelli, Dean, University of Florida

Register online for these courses to receive University of Florida credit using course numbers and section numbers as indicated above. For detailed directions on how to register, please email Professor Stan Kaye at stankaye@arts.ufl.edu.

Technical Internship Program

College students! Volunteer for an exciting technical internship program at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas. Experience LDI from backstage, as part of the crew needed for the LDInstitute and professional training programs.

Applicants need to be available Sunday, November 16 through Sunday, November 23. Shared hotel accommodations and per diem provided (travel on your own), plus free access to LDI's workshops and conference sessions.

Applicants must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students (or within 1 year of their awarded diploma). Please email a cover letter and resume to ldiconference@gmail.com. Application deadline is July 15th, 2014.

For additional information please contact Price Johnston at: ldiconference@gmail.com

Attendee Registration Is Now Open

The complete details will follow this announcement, but if you know you will attend the LDInnovation & Technology Conference, any of the Master Classes, or the exhibit hall, register now for the lowest rates. 

Exhibitor registration is also open for all contracted exhibiting companies and their staff.

Attendee Registration Fees

Please Note: LDInnovation & Technology Conference and the Master Classes occur over the same dates, so please choose only one. Also, LDInstitute™ and Backstage Las Vegas registration will be available when the full site opens in August 2014.

Event times are subject to change.

Packages: Confidence Pricing (Through 7/31/14)

Exhibit Hall Only – Nov. 21-23

Includes exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $0.00

Electronic Dance Floor Exhibit Hall and Sessions

Includes exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $60.00

Conference Sessions and Exhibit Hall – Nov. 21-23

Includes exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $60.00

LDInnovation & Technology Conference – Nov. 19-23

Includes all LDinnovation and Technology Conference sessions, new technology breakfasts, LDI Portfolio Review and exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $545.00

Electronic Dance Music Master Classes

(Lighting & Projection) – Nov.19-20

Includes exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $495.00

Electronic Dance Music Master Classes

(Sound) – Nov. 19-20

 Includes exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $495.00

Projection Master Classes – Nov.19-20

Includes exhibit hall admission. ALL other events and items, including LDinstitutes and Backstage, will be available at an additional charge beginning in August 2014.    $625.00

 

Penton/LDI and Marked Events/BPM Announce Joint Venture For Launch Of EDM@LDI


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New Component of LDI Will Include Show Floor for DJs/VJs, Live Demos and Performances, EDM Master Classes for Lighting, Projection, and Sound, Vegas Club Tours and More

Las Vegas, NV and Birmingham, UK—Penton, producer of the LDI trade show in the US,and Marked Events, producers of the BPM and PRO trade shows in the UK, announced today a joint venture that will bring the entire spectrum of electronic dance music, the world's most popular musical genre, to LDI's 27th show. EDM@LDI will be held at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas, November 19-23.

As part of the agreement, BPM will provide sales and content support for a special section of the LDI show floor dedicated to all the components of the EDM experience, catering to DJ, VJ, lighting, projection, audio, and staging companies looking to reach professionals working in this exploding field.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with BPM and Marked Events for EDM@LDI", says David Johnson, brand leader for the LDI franchise. "Their expertise and high profile in the DJ and Electronic Music Production markets, coupled with our market reach in the entertainment technology industry, makes for a great fit and a unique opportunity to bring together both worlds on a large scale stage in the Vegas desert. The electronic dance music market has exploded in the last few years, and EDM@LDI will bring together the largest mix of working DJs and VJs, lighting, sound, staging, and projection professionals in North America."

Marked Events' sales director Mark Walsh weighs in on both the new partnership and the growth of electronic dance music in the United States: "It's been really interesting watching the EDM explosion in the US and this opportunity to collaborate is so well timed. We have been looking at launching a US event for a couple of years now, so we were delighted when we got the chance to partner with such an established show as LDI – it was an absolute no-brainer. We are enthusiastic about what can be achieved stateside; with our industry-wide respect and expertise within the DJ and Electronic Music Production sector and the foundation LDI gives us, this really is an exciting time for the BPM brand."

As part of this new launch, the highly successful Live Design Electronic Dance Music Master Classes, held last December in Los Angeles, will now be part of LDI and will be split into two components: one for lighting and video, and one for sound reinforcement. EDM veterans Steve Lieberman and Vello Virkhaus serve as co-creative consultants for the event. Todd Konecny and Rupert AG Murray of Sound Investment Audio, Ltd handle creative consultant duties for the EDMMC's sound portion.

Other components of EDM@LDI include live demos and performances on the show floor, and exclusive tours of some of the hottest clubs in Vegas.

Through partnerships with top content and event entities in this burgeoning field, EDM@LDI looks bring an unprecedented mix of vendors and end users together in Las Vegas.

For additional information contact Joanne Zola at 415-310-2802 or at joanne.zola@penton.com.

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