LDI celebrated its 25th anniversary by opening its doors to over 8,300 attendees on Oct. 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. LDI is the largest live design trade show in North and South America.
Spanning three days (Oct. 19-21, 2012), attendees walked the professionally lit aisles of the show floor, attended training sessions and workshops, and watched demonstrations put on by over 300 exhibiting companies. Exhibiting companies span the live design spectrum from lighting, sound, rigging, projection and more.
LDI 2012 offered attendees diverse and engaging training options. Live Design’s Projection Master Classes and first ever Concert Sound Master Classes provided training for up and coming designers while giving them a chance to network with each other and faculty. Backstage Las Vegas and the post-show two-day technical theme park training at Disneyland were both hugely successful and plans are in the works to expand the Backstage offerings. Rounding out training programming, SynAudCon continued its long standing partnership with LDI by providing top notch audio training with its Core Principles of Audio In-person Seminar. LDI’s training continues to set the bar high throughout the live design world and 2012’s program was no exception.
Master Classes students were treated to music legend Elton John’s Million Dollar Piano at Caesar’s Palace followed by a Q&A with the productions sound engineers. The concert capped an informative, intensive, and fun training program for Master Classes students and faculty.
A highlight of LDI is the awards ceremony held on the show floor. It’s a chance to honor exhibiting companies, individuals who have excelled in their field and innovators that set the bar in their chosen disciplines. The Wally Lifetime Achievement Award went to Imero Fiorentino, who invented lighting for television as we know it. Other awards given out included the Debuting Product award, best booth award and the PLASA member’s choice awards.
LDI will be returning to Las Vegas, NV Nov. 22-24, 2013.