Be part of the excitement at LDI2021 and attend our Special Events, both on and off the show floor. 



Friday, November 19, 6pm-8pm, LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge


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 LDI2021 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 in 18 months. Join us at the LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge for drinks and food immediately after the show floor closes. Dine with us! Tacos, steak sandwiches, sliders, empanadas, nachos, spring rolls, salads and more!

Performances by Zanni and iLUMINATE. Music by DJ PDig.

The Circle Bar is also open during all show hours.

LDI Circle Bar +XR Lounge Sponsored by: 4Wall, ACT Entertainment, AG Production Services, Ayrton, Main Light, ROE Visual and Zanni

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New Technology Breakfasts 

Included with your LDI2021 badge

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

Opening light and dance performance by iLUMINATE on Friday.

  • 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.
    Sponsored by: AV Franklin, Chauvet Professional, ETC, and Pathway Connectivity
    Friday, November 19, 9:00 AM–11:00 AM, Room N109-N114
  • Audio, Staging & Rigging: New technology to be pitch perfect in terms of audio gear, that also meet the latest standards for staging and rigging.
    Sponsored by: Area Four Industries, Mod Scenes, and Vectorworks
    Saturday, November 20, 9:00 AM–10:00 AM, Room N109-N114
  • Special Effects & Lasers: A truly eye-popping display of pyro, lasers and effects that add panache to productions.
    Sponsored by: Ultratec Special Effects and Grand Majestic FX
    Saturday, November 20, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM, Room N109-N114
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LDI2021 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, November 19, 11:00 AM

Join the crowd as we cut the ribbon to launch LDI2021!

Sponsored by: Grand Majestic FX


LDI Portfolio and Website Review: Lighting and Projection

Friday, November 19, 2021, 1pm to 4pm, Room N107

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. Click here to see full list of all reviewers.

To register in advance: CLICK HERE or email Deanna Fitzgerald

All participants receive a free floor pass to LDI2021.


LDI After Dark

Las Vegas opens its arms – and dance floors – to LDI2021 attendees.

Present your LDI2021 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.

Industry After Party Schedule:

  • Wednesday, November 17 - Marquee 
  • Thursday, November 18 - Hakkasan
  • Friday, November 19 - Omnia
  • Saturday, November 20 - Jewel
  • Sunday, November 21 - Tao

Sponsored by: TAO Hospitality and Hakkasan


Lumen Brothers Live @LDI: Light Talk

Friday, November 19, 4pm to 5pm, Room N107

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.



Friday, November 19, 5pm-6pm, LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge

Featuring open bar, popcorn machine, hot Bavarian pretzels and dip!

LDI teams up with URTA and UNLV to embrace the next generation of designers, technicians, and live event professionals from all aspects of the business. Join us as we celebrate the young talents that will shape the future of our industry. It’s the perfect networking opportunity to meet and mentor the stars of tomorrow. Then stick around for the party of the year …

Sponsored by: PRG



Saturday, November 20, 1:30pm, LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge

We'll be serving boozy milkshakes and smoothies.

Join us in the LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge 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. Moderated by lighting/projection designer Roma Flowers. Learn more.

Sponsored by: Claypaky, Pathway Connectivity, PRG, and Main Light



Diversity in Design Scholarships & LDI Product and Booth Awards Ceremony

Saturday, November 20, 6pm, LDI Circle Bar + XR Lounge  

Support diversity and inclusion as we acknowledge and celebrate the 2021 recipients of the third annual Pat MacKay Diversity In Design Scholarships, sponsored by LDI, plus the Vicente Rodriguez Scholarship in partnership with UNLV. Followed immediately by the LDI2021 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. 

Sponsored by: Area Four Industries, Claypaky, Main Light, Pathway Connectivity, and PRG