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October 19-25, 2020
Exhibits: October 23-25, 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center • Las Vegas, NV

Be part of the excitement at LDI2019 and attend our Special Events, both on and off the show floor. 

New Technology Breakfasts Room #N245

Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

  • Lighting & Projection: 
    Friday, November 22, 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Audio, Staging & Rigging: 
    Saturday, November 23, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Special Effects & Lasers: 
    Saturday, November 23, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Official Sound Sponsor

LiveXperience Symposium

Wednesday, November 20 - MGM Grand, Las Vegas

XLIVE and LDI present a full-day symposium on Experiential Immersive Design. From brand experiences to cutting-edge entertainment, the experience is the thing, and the more immersive the better. Meet the players, from the agencies that serve as the creative catalysts for brand experiences and producers that create immersive entertainment events to the designers who bring them to life with an arsenal of high-tech tools, in a full day of panels and talks, plus an off-site visit to an immersive experience in Las Vegas. Register today!

LDI 5K Fun Run

Friday, November 22 from 6:00AM – 8:00AM

Introducing the first annual LDI 5K Fun Run to be held Friday, November 22 from 6AM to 8AM at the Las Vegas Convention Center. All proceeds of the Fun Run will benefit the Behind the Scenes charity, which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured. Participants can enjoy post-run beer, water, and donuts, courtesy of Ambersphere Solutions Ltd, the exclusive UK sales, support, service, and training center for Astera, Ayrton, MA Lighting, Robert Juliat, and Zactrack entertainment lighting products.

Event Schedule:
6:00am – 6:30am: Registration, Hall C lobby, outside C4 entrance
6:30am – 6:35am: Announcement/course briefing
6:35am – 7:35am: LDI 5K
7:00am – 8:00am: Beer and donuts celebration at finish, courtesy of Ambersphere Solutions

Location specifics:

  • Registration:  Hall C lobby, outside C4 entrance (go to back of the Convention Center via the Central Hall grand concourse, at the rideshare dropoff/pickup)
  • Start Line: Blue parking lot, outside of door 9

3 Ways to Register:
1. Sign up all in one spot when you first register for LDI.
2. Already registered? Go back into your registration, add it, and check out again.
3. Have no clue who registered you for LDI? Maybe you're registered as staff for an exhibitor? Email [email protected]. We’ll add it to your registration, and you can pay onsite at any registration desk

LDI2019 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Friday, November 22, 11:00 AM

Join the LDI team as we cut the ribbon to launch LDI2019! (Included with your LDI2019 badge)

The Reality of Climate Change: The Case for Sustainability in Live Events

Friday, November 22, 12:30PM – 1:30PM – Live Experience Lounge

Join us at this free session for an update on the reality of climate change, the intersection of sustainability and live event production, and practical actions we can take to make an impact on these issues. The Broadway Green Alliance will present tangible examples from Broadway, touring productions, and international initiatives.
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Intel Drones Set to Make the Las Vegas Strip Even Brighter at LDI!

Don’t miss these two opportunities to see the first-ever drone show at the Las Vegas Convention Center:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 - Silver Parking Lot
LDI Welcome Happy Hour and Drone Show presented by Intel
5:30 – 7:00pm
In order to view the show, all attendees must be inside the viewing area no later than 6:15 pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 - Silver Parking Lot
6:30 – 7:00pm
In order to view the show, all attendees must be inside the viewing area no later than 6:15 pm

* * The exact launch time is at the discretion of the Intel Drone Team based on weather, technical, and safety considerations. Postponement or cancellation is possible based on weather conditions.

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 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 Deanna Fitzgerald. To register in advance, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aca829a7fc1-ldiportfolio or email Deanna Fitzgerald at [email protected]. All participants receive a free floor pass to LDI2019.

Saturday, November 23, 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. http://lighttalk.org

Shaking Things Up: The Case For Diversity In Live Events

Saturday, November 23, 12:30PM-1:30PM – Live Experience Lounge

Enjoy a shake and great conversation about diversity and inclusivity in our industry. Moderated by Andrea Jepson, you’ll meet the recipients of the Pat MacKay scholarships and join a panel of professionals in a conversation on how inclusive practices in hiring and training lead to a diverse workforce, the effects of implicit bias in the choices we make for ourselves and about others, and how cognitive diversity changes the conversation.
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Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarship Recipients

Saturday, November 23, 5:30 – Live Experience Lounge

Join us in celebrating the inaugural recipients of the Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarships introduced to support the underrepresented and unique voices in the field of entertainment design. These student winners of the scholarships—Nina Field, Mackenzie Gauthier, Joss Green, Tyler Christian Harris, Amara McNeil, Sydney Smith—are currently enrolled in lighting, digital media, and sound design programs on an undergraduate level. They will participate in "Shaking Things Up: The Case For Diversity In Live Events" on Saturday, November 23, 12:30PM-1:30PM and be announced at the LDI Awards ceremony on the show floor at 5:30PM on Saturday.

LDI Booth Awards in the Live Experience Lounge

Saturday, November 23, 5:30 PM

Join us as we award the best products on the show floor. 

Sunday Sensory Stroll

Sunday, November 24, 11:00 AM

For the second year, we welcome families affected by Autism to explore the LDI show floor. The tour includes various booths and lighting and video displays across the Exhibit Hall and will conclude at the Live Experience Lounge with an immersive, interactive sensory booth, featuring various lighting and audiovisual setups, provided by Encore Productions, WorldStage, and MASARY Studios.

"Pop Up" MFA Recruiting with URTA

Sunday, November 24

Join LDI and URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) for the first annual "POP UP" URTAs at LDI. A fabulous opportunity for anyone considering graduate school to meet and interview with professional faculty and present their design portfolio to multiple MFA programs from across the nation. You must register for this session in advance at: https://www.urta.com/ldi. For more information, email Sara Ross at [email protected]. All participants receive a free LDI2019 Exhibit Hall Badge.

LDI After Dark

Las Vegas opens its arms – and dance floors – to LDI2019 attendees.

Present your LDI2019 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.

  • Monday, November 18 – Marquee Nightclub @ Cosmopolitan – LDI Industry Night and XLIVE Official Afterparty
  • Thursday, Nov 21 – Hakkasan Nightclub – LDI OFFICIAL KICK-OFF PARTY Check out this SNEAK PEEK!
  • Friday, Nov 22 – Jewel Nightclub
  • Saturday, Nov 23 – OMNIA Nightclub
  • Sunday, Nov 24 – Hakkasan Nightclub