Mark Stutzman - LDI 2022 Keynote

LDI Keynote

The Blending of Technology and Digital with Immersive Entertainment

Thursday, November 17, 4:30PM (open to all LDI attendees), Room N259

Kick off your evening with an inspiring keynote, part of XLIVExLDI, and a look at the immersive experience of AREA15 in Las Vegas.

Mark Stutzman, CTO for AREA15

LDI New Technology Breakfast

New Technology Breakfasts

Room N250

Start your day with a cup of hot coffee and continental breakfast plus a sneak preview of the cool new technology on the show floor. 

  • SkyFire Arts LED Opening Performance and quick product tech talk
    Friday, November 18, 9:00am–9:08am 
  • Lighting & Projection: From the newest LED fixtures and consoles to state-of-the-art projectors and pixels, hot new technology to put you on the cutting edge.
    Friday, November 18, 9:00am–11:00am
  • SkyFire Arts LED Opening Performance and quick product tech talk
    Saturday, November 19, 9:00am–9:05am 
  • Audio, Staging & Rigging: New technology to be pitch perfect in terms of audio gear, that also meets the latest standards for staging and rigging.
    Saturday, November 19, 9:00am–10:00am
    Sponsored by: Vectorworks
  • Special Effects & Lasers: A truly eye-popping display of pyro, lasers and effects that add panache to productions.
    Saturday, November 19, 10:00am–11:00am
    Sponsored by: Grand Majestic FX and Ultratec FX

  • Gear Sponsors: AV Franklin and ModScenes
New Technology Breakfast Sponsors
AV Franklin
Grand Majestic FX
Ultratec Special Effects


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, November 18, 11:00am

Join the us as for the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the LDI Expo Hall!

Fostering the Future Reception

Foster The Future Roundtable

Friday, November 18, 11:00am-12:00pm, Room N255

Join us right after Friday's New Technology Breakfast for a special meet and greet with the next generation of designers, technicians, and creators from LDI's Young Career Professionals Program, including the 2022 Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarship recipients. An A-list of industry experts will host round tables and share advice and insights as we "foster the future" of entertainment design and technology.

Sponsored By:
Barbizon Lighting Company



Professional Headshots 

Sponsored by:

Barbizon Lighting Company

Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, 11:00am-5:00pm, Booth #423

Barbizon Lighting is offering complimentary professional headshots to all attendees at this year’s event! Visit their Booth #423 for your photo and receive a digital high-res image instantly. 


LDI Portfolio And Website Review: Lighting And Projection

Friday, November 18, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Room N233

All students and young professionals are invited to participate in the 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. 

Registration for the Portfolio Review is now closed. If you are interested in attending and did not register yet please email [email protected]

SkyFire Arter Opening Performance

SkyFire Tesla Coil Performances

Friday and Saturday, November 18-19
1:00pm-1:15pm and 6:00pm-6:15pm
Special Events Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge 


SkyFire Arts performers wear high-voltage protective suits to dance with real electricity. Giant Tesla coils are used to produce 10-foot-long arcs that are 1 million volts strong and 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, over half as hot as the surface of the sun. Beyond offering the thrilling nature of this spectacular technology, SkyFire Arts makes a powerful experience truly transformative by incorporating dramatic storytelling. As a result, this act has left an indelible impression on the hearts & minds of its audiences world-wide.

Applied Tesla Technology, Inc. is the worlds largest Tesla coil manufacturer, in addition to Tesla, offering high voltage special effects. REAL electricity, REAL impact.

Sponsored By:
SkyFire Arts
Applied Tesla Technology, Inc.


Music Sustainability Association (MSA)

Music Sustainability Association: Sustainable Design And Power Without Compromising Production Value

Friday, November 18, 1:30pm-2:30pm, LDI Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

As sustainability becomes a focus in the live event industry, there is a calling for production to innovate and adopt green practices. In this panel we will discuss how designers, set construction companies, production managers, and power companies can work collaboratively to minimize the use of virgin materials, maximize the use of existing inventory, and power shows efficiently.  

Moderator: Carol Scott, Principal Sustainability Advocate, TAIT


Aaron Seibert, Business Development Manager, TAIT

Neel Vasavada, CEO, Overdrive Energy Solutions

Nick Whitehouse, CEO, Lighting Designer, and Chief Creative, Fireplay

The Entertainment Association Logo

The Entertainment Association Panel & Discussion 

Friday, November 18, 3:00pm-4:30pm, LDI Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

In describing his efforts to defend our industry over the last year, Michael T. Strickland described it this way: “the airlines, the restaurants, the gyms all showed up in a Battleship. Our industry showed up in hundreds of canoes.” It is clear - we need a Battleship. The Entertainment Association is a new political action committee that will represent the entire entertainment industry; touring, television, corporate, trade shows, theatre, meta experiences, and anyone in the business of creating entertainment. Like the airlines, we’ll combine our version of the pilots, baggage handlers, gate agents, airlines, airports, and traffic controllers into a single, powerful, united voice in Washington DC's sea of noise. Our gathering at LDI will be a chance to discuss where we’ve come from, where we can go, and why this is desperately needed. For those who think, ‘why now, the pandemic is behind us’? What is the next threat to our industry that could shut it down completely in less than 48 hours? “That can’t happen again”… did you see the last one coming? Join us as Bandit Lites’ chair, Michael T. Strickland and a host of panelists from all experiences in this journey take a look at what comes next. 

Nathan Alves, Partner, Darkroom Creative 
Seth Jackson, Partner, Darkroom Creative

Marcel Fairbairn, President/CEO,
Marty Hom, Tour Manager
Robin Shaw, Co-Founder, Upstaging, Inc.
Michael T. Strickland, Founder, Bandit Lites

LDI Circle Bar and Lounge

Crew Up & Connect Industry Party

Sponsored by: 

TLS Productions
H & X Technologies

Friday, November 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm, LDI Circle Bar + Lounge, LDI Show Floor (free to all DSE attendees)

Hard Rock’s Circle Bar may be gone but we have recreated that iconic LDI gathering place right on the show floor. Now that the industry is in swing again, we’re ready to party at the After-Hours Industry Party. Crews are back to work, so it’s the perfect time to reconnect with the friends and colleagues you haven’t seen. Join us at the LDI Circle Bar + Lounge for drinks and appetizers immediately after the show floor closes. The Circle Bar will also be open during show hours.

Special performance by SkyFire Arts at 6:15pm-6:30pm.


LDI After Dark

LDI and DSE: After Dark

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

Present your LDI or DSE 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.


URTA Designer Showcase @LDI

URTA Designer and Technician Showcase at LDI

Saturday, November 19, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Association and Partner Lounge by the Circle Bar + Lounge

Designers and technicians! Present your work, and network with graduate school recruiters and potential employers. Presented by the University Resident Theatre Association, there is no additional cost to participate in the showcase. For more information, and to pre-register for the showcase visit Walk-ins are available as space permits. All pre-registered showcase participants will receive a free LDI Expo Hall pass

Diversity Fireside Chat

Shaking Things Up - A Case For Diversity Fireside Chat

Saturday, November 19, 1:30pm-2:30pm, LDI Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

Join us for a conversation on the need for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in the live events industry, an important issue the industry is facing and there is so much more to learn. 

Moderator: Roma Flowers, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Classical & Contemporary Dance, Texas Christian University (TCU)

Panelists include: Christopher Dennis, Director of Production, San Francisco Ballet


Lumen Brothers Light Talk Podcast

Lumen Brothers Light Talk Podcast Live at LDI

Saturday, November 19, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Podcast Studio, Room N234

The Light Talk podcast features seasoned professional lighting designers and educators— the original three Lumen Brothers Steve Woods (SMU), Stan Kaye (University of Florida), David Jacques (California State University Long Beach), plus Brackley Frayer (UNLV) as well as designers Zak Borovay and Driscoll Otto, and honorary Lumen Sisters Ellen Lampert-Gréaux (LDI/Live Design) and Ann 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.

Behind The Scenes

Tools And Resources For Mental Health And Suicide Prevention

Saturday, November 19, 3:30pm-4:30pm, LDI Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge

Learn about the Behind the Scenes Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative and how it can benefit you, your family, and your colleagues. The presentation will provide an overview of the tool and resources developed specifically to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and psychological safety. These include the Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, online behavioral self-assessments, easy to navigate resources pages, information and resources on alcohol and substance abuse, Mental Health First Aid training, sample language on mental health, and resources to help fight bullying, harassment and intimidation. It will also include a detailed look at the program’s suicide prevention materials including the warning signs, the steps to take to help keep someone safe, and practical guidance and examples for those steps.

Speakers :
Lori Rubinstein, Executive Director, Behind the Scenes Foundation
Steven Michelman, Founder, EPS


LDI Awards

Diversity In Design Scholarships & LDI Product And Booth Awards Ceremony

Saturday, November 19, 6:00pm-7:00pm, LDI Stage by the Circle Bar + Lounge, LDI Show Floor

Support diversity and inclusion as we acknowledge and celebrate the 2022 recipients of the 4th annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships, sponsored by LDI. Followed immediately by the 2022 LDI Booth and Best Debuting Product Awards, which honor technological advances in new products from our exhibitors and those companies who excel in their booth design.

Take Advantage of Co-Located DSE Special Events with your LDI Expo Hall Pass!

Alegria - AVI Latinoamerica Cocktail Reception

Alegría, la Fiesta Latina

Thursday, November 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Lobby

Sponsored by:

AVI Latinoamerica

You are invited to the Alegría, la Fiesta Latina cocktail reception, sponsored by AVI Latinoamerica. Experts in bringing the Latino community together! Integrators, brands, and professionals from both industries gather together in the same space during the DSE and LDI shows.

DSE Keynotes

DSE Keynote

Saturday, December 2, 4pm

Take advantage of inspiring keynote speakers. Details to be confirmed. 

Networking at DSE

Cocktail Reception

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones as we enjoy cocktails and appetizers together. 

DSE Keynotes

DSE Keynote

Monday, December 4, 2023, 10:30am.

An inspiring keynote session. Details TBC. 


DSE Awards

Digital Signage Experience (DIZZIE) Awards Ceremony and Reception

Monday, December 4, 2023. 

The DIZZIE Awards will recognize and celebrate visionaries from around the world whose digital signage installations and campaigns challenge existing standards and drive the industry forward. 

DSE Keynote

DSE Keynote

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 10:30am

An inspiring keynotes, details TBC


Vertical Market Meetup

Vertical Market Meet-Up

Saturday, November 19, 1PM - 2PM, Central Park (open to all)

Meet your peers and other colleagues! Join like-minded attendees for a self-guided discussion, your chance to chat with other attendees in vertical markets, including AV/IntegrationDOOH/AdvertisingEducation/Corporate CommsHospitality, and Retail.