LDI is in it's 25th year and has become the largest tradeshow in the U.S. for all production toys in lighting, sound, projection and special effects. With well over 300 exhibitors, this is the place to be where you will find anything you are looking for and then some. LDI is a great place to go for some hands on demonstrations of the latest and greatest gear that is out on the market. From manufacturers, to production companies to huge touring/rental houses - they are all there and ready to give you the knowledge to go forward in your designs with the best technology out there today. Many vendors are willing & encouraging their clients, or potential clients, to set up a meeting at their booth for some one-on-one interaction. This makes a giant tradeshow feel a bit more easy to manage. We take full advantage of this with some of our vendors, LDI can be a bit overwhelming...we want to see everything as soon as possible! If you schedule yourself some meetings or make a list of must sees it can help you stay focused and quell the visual over stimulation. For your convenience as an attendee there is an app you can find here with a complete list of exhibitors, info on classes & training, an interactive floor plan and much more. Check it out.
Although the focal point of the conference, LDI is not only just about the show floor. There are several special events and training seminars that you can attend. Many people attend classes in the workshops at LDInstitute, there is also a chance to study up for and take the ETCP certification exams.
Solus Lighting wil be attending LDI this year to see new products, catch up with some colleagues and meet some new vendors. If we cross paths on the show floor, in a class or at one of the special events stop and say Hi! If you can't attend this year stay tuned here as we will have a full report on what's cool from our Lead Designer, Maureen Patterson, upon her return to Cleveland. We'll see you in Vegas!!!