November 18 - 24, 2019
Exhibits: November 22 -24, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, NV

Be part of the excitement at LDI2018 and attend our Special Events, both on and off the show floor. These events are FREE to all LDI2018 Badge Holders

New Technology Breakfasts

Taking place for the first time at the LDI: Live Outside festival grounds in the Silver parking lot, start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. 

  • Lighting & Projection: Sponsored by AV Franklin and Christie
    Friday, October 19, 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Audio, Staging & Rigging: Sponsored by ModScenes and DAS
    Saturday, October 20, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Special Effects & Lasers: Sponsored by Ultratec
    Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

LDI2018 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, October 19, 2018: 11:00 AM

LDI2018 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: North Hall, door 3 

Sponsored by Ultratec

#LDI2018 #BoothCrawl and Scavenger Hunt: LDI Exhibit Hall Floor

Friday, October 19, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join our sponsors AV Franklin, DaLite/Chief/Vaddio, Panasonic, Shure, Spotlight and Live Design on a Booth Crawl that includes free drinks, and a scavenger hunt, with a chance to win cash cards, 2019 conference passes and more!

Sponsored by:

LDI 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert & Party

Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Silver Parking Lot 

Kick off your #LDI2018 weekend experience with our LDI: Live Outside 30th Anniversary Celebration, including a special concert with 80's throwback bands the Spazmatics and Metal Shop. Dance and experience the LDI: Live Outside festival with food trucks, VIP bars, contests and more! 

Recepción Latinoamericana

Sábado, 20 de Octubre 18:00-19:00

Silver Parking Lot - LDI: Live Outside Pavilion

Haga contactos con sus compañeros estadounidenses y latinoamericanos en español. Disfrute de bebidas de cortesía y pasabocas.

Sponsored by:

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:30 PM–4:00 PM

All students and young professionals are invited to participate in the tenth annual LDI Portfolio and Website Review. Bring your portfolio and/or device to get tips one-on-one from the industry's top professionals. Co-moderated by Brackley Frayer and Anne McMills. To register in advance, or email Anne E. McMills at All participants receive a free floor pass to LDI2018.

Saturday, October 20, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The Light Talk podcast features four seasoned professional lighting designers and educators— Lumen Brothers Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), and David Jacques (California State University Long Beach) and honorary Lumen Sister Anne McMills (San Diego State University)—who discuss the latest topics and developments in the world of entertainment and architectural lighting design and offer sage, and sometimes controversial advice to professionals and students of lighting design. Nothing is Taboo, Nothing is Sacred, and they can be as silly as they are informative. Join us for a live taping and toss out questions and topics at LDI.

LDI After Dark

Las Vegas opens its arms – and dance floors – to LDI2018 attendees.

Present your LDI2018 badge for free entry into the hottest clubs in town. It’s the perfect way to check out the gear as you dance the night away. Each night will have exclusive VIP expedited entry and access to special VIP table booking options.

Thursday, October 18, 2018: Hakkasan: Free admission with LDI badge
Friday, October 19, 2018: Jewel Night Club: Free admission with LDI badge
Saturday, October 20, 2018: Omnia: Free admission with LDI badge
Sunday, October 21, 2018: Hakkasan: Free admission with LDI badge