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ILDA Conference overview

 

 
 

At the 2003 ILDA Conference in Brussels, master of ceremonies Steve Heminover presents an ILDA Award to Jim Hardaway.
 

Since 1987, one of the highlights of ILDA has been the annual Conference. It is open to both ILDA Members and to non-members; however, non-members do pay more for registration.

The ILDA Conference includes the Advanced Technology Workshop, an informal showing of laser works called the "Lase-Off", the ILDA Awards presentation (pictured at right), the ILDA Trade Show, a business meeting, and seminar-type sessions that may be of interest to Members.

There is a registration fee for the Conference. In recent years the fee for ILDA Members has been between USD $150 and $700, depending on what facilities ILDA needs to rent. ILDA registration typically includes two meals, the Lase-Off and Banquet, plus attendance at all ILDA functions. Note that hotel room and other meals are separate.

Previous ILDA Conference locations

Click here for a list of previous ILDA conference locations. ILDA tries to get a mix between Europe, North America, and "other". For example, the 2006 location was Rimini, Italy; the 2007 meeting was in China near Hong Kong, the 2008 and 2010 locations were both a Caribbean cruise leaving from Miami, Florida, the 2009 location was near Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the 2011 location is Moscow, Russia.

What it takes to host an ILDA Conference

There is a surprising amount of work and detail that goes on "backstage" in order to make an ILDA Conference go smoothly. L. Michael Roberts has put together an extensive guide called "So You Want to Host an ILDA Conference." If you're interested, you can read more about it here.

Sample proposals and contract

If you are interested in hosting, ILDA has samples from the 2007 proposal process. This page has a summary of the three 2007 proposals, side-by-side. It shows some of the factors which are considered when making a hosting decision. A detailed proposal submitted in support of China for 2007 is here, and the detailed proposal for South Africa 2007 is here.

A contract is required between the host company and ILDA. A sample contract is here, to give an idea of how responsibilities are shared.


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Home page
What's new with ILDA  (latest news)
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Become a Member  (for non-members)
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Member Management website
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Find a laser display company:
     
ILDA Membership directories
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Submit an inquiry about a specific project
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See our Members' work:
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Press releases from our members
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      Sign up for Laserist list email
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      Laser art book: "World of Manick Sorcar"

     
Articles by and about ILDA

Why use lasers:
     
Complete Guide to Laser Shows
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      Why lasers?
     
Atmospheric beam effects
     
Animated graphics
     
The show
      
Technology

Consumer protection:
    
 ILDA Accreditation helps ensure qualifications
      ILDA Code of Ethics protects you
      Ethics Complaint Form (file a complaint)
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      What does it mean that a company is an ILDA Member?

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      Internet and eBay fraud warning
      Safety links & articles
      Laser effects on cameras and camcorders
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     Are you being harassed by lasers?

     
For laser pointers:
        Safety warning: "DVD Laser Flashlight Hack"

        Laser Pointer Safety website

Inquiries and referrals (find a company, book a show, ask a question)
 

   For all laserists

Become an ILDA Member
ILDA Pro (IAPLC) accreditation

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Laser Safety Officer course
Online Store website
ILDA mailing lists:
      ILDA and Laserist mailing lists
      ILDA BuySell mailing list
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Safety links & articles
U.S. regulatory info
      U.S. national laser laws and regulations 
      Local laser laws and regulations
      2011 relaxation of CDRH reporting requirements
      U.S. laser laws affecting importers
      CDRH-ILDA letters, Nov. 2007
      Discussion of U.S. import laws

Audience scanning
      Audience scanning: Measurements and MPE levels
      Audience scanning: Suggested practices

      Audience scanning: Regulations and practices
Technical standards
Links to related sites

 

 
   For ILDA members

Members-Only pages:
     
How to get a Members-Only password
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      New Member information
      ILDA Award photos for Members
   
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  ILDA logo policy
      ILDA marketing materials (flyers)
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  Insurance
    
 Insurance & shipping liability
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      Avoiding damage to cameras and projectors
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     "Undergraduate Photons" paper
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 ILDA Bylaws
      Types of voting
    
 Board meeting minutes:
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            2012    2011
            2010    2009

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            2006 and earlier

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     ILDA tradeshow reports:
            SIB, April 2008 in Rimini
            Show-way, Feb. 2008, Bergamo
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            LDI, Nov. 2007, Orlando
            PALME, May 2007, Dubai

Member Management website
Password help

Update your listings
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Renewals:
      Quick and easy renewal process
    

Membership information:
      Member Management website (renew, conference registration, etc.)
      How to check your Membership status & listings

      How to update your Membership listing
      How to renew your Membership

      How to make payments via PayPal or credit card
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      Membership FAQ
      Branch office policy
     
Restrictions on Individual & Student Members

Membership benefits:
      Networking
      Membership listings
     
Annual Conference
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Use the ILDA Member logo
     
Enter the ILDA Awards
     
Receive inquiries
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Member Discount Program
 
    Insurance
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Help set standards
    
 Access to ILDA Standards
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Work on committees
     
Ethics Committee
    
 Input to regulatory agencies
     
"Self-help"

Member Discount Program
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Ethics and business:
      Code of Ethics
     
Code of Business Practice
     
Code of Bus. Pr. FAQ
      Ethics Complaint Form
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Intellectual property tips

      2010 warning - OpenGL artware piracy

Accreditation & certification programs
      Overview
      Required elements
      "ILDA Professional" IAPLC program

Laser safety basics

 

 

 
   About ILDA

Contact us
Permission to reprint ILDA material
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What we do:
     Our mission
     Protecting the industry
     What does it mean that a company is an ILDA Member?
     ILDA's power and limits

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     Articles by and about ILDA


Board, Executive Director & committees:
     
Board and Executive Director
     
Board duties
      Running and voting for the Board
     
Committees
      Volunteer opportunities
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      ILDA's power and limits

Our history:
     Founding meeting, 1986
     Founding Members, 1986
  
  ILDA timeline, 1986-present
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List of past ILDA Award winners
    
List of past ILDA Conferences
    
List of past Board members
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     Current "What's new" page (for this year)
     Past "What's new" pages:
            2012  2011  2010
  2009  2008

            2007  2006

 
 

   The ILDA Conference

Nov 2013, Aalen, Germany
Future conferences

Previous conferences:
     2012 Nov., San Antonio, Texas
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2011 Nov., Moscow
          Post-conference report
    
Pre-conference information:
          Overview, registration, attendees

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     2010 Sept., cruise #2 from Miami
          Tim Walsh's diary
          Attendees
          Pre-conference information:
               Overview and registration
               Reservations and travel
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      2009 June, Amsterdam
          Overview and photos
          Technology Workshop
           Pre-conference information:
               ILDA Member registration
               Non-member registration
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 2008 Sept., cruise from Miami
            Post-conference report
            Tim Walsh's diary
            Attendees

            Pre-conference information:
                Overview
                Photo preview
                Reservations and getting there
     
          Conference registration
        
       Sponsorship opportunities
                Logo contest (deadline 6/30)
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      2007 March, Heshan, China:
           About the 2007 Conference
           List of attendees
     
2006 March, Rimini, Italy
     
List of past conferences

About conferences:
      Conferences: A general overview
      Conference hosting guide
 
 

   The ILDA Awards

2013 Award winners
2012 Award winners

Previous ILDA Award winners

    
List of all artistic & tech winners
     List of all Career Achievement Award winners
     Winners by year:
                              2013   2012   2011

         
2010  2009  2008  2007  2006
         
2005  2004  2003  2002  2001
         
2000  1999  1998  1997  1996
         
1995  1994  1993  1992  1991
         
1990  1989  1988     

Awards overview
Judging guidelines

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2014 entry forms
2013 entry forms

2012 entry forms
2011 entry forms
ILDA Award trophy photos (Members only)

 

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