Top Ten Reasons to attend the LDI 2013 Annual Conference and Trade Show

IATSE Local 39 Organizes at Champion Expo

#10. Vegas, Baby!
World class entertainment brought to you by the hard working brothers and sisters of Local 720.
 
#9. Talk to the manufacturers that make the equipment we use every day.
Meet face-to-face with owners and managers of over 350 of the industry’s foremost companies offering thousands of products and services in over 1000 booths. Click here to see the full list of LDI exhibitors. 

#8. Network with other working professionals in the entertainment industry.
Every year thousands of lighting professionals visit LDI to see new gear, take classes, and catch up with friends and colleagues.
Grab a complimentary cup of coffee and bagel while you get an overview of the newest audio, lighting, projection, and special effects products at the New Technology Breakfasts.
 
#7. Get involved with PLASA
PLASA is the trade association that is responsible for setting the standards for the entertainment industry.  It is the lead international membership body for those who supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. As a pro-active trade association, it looks after the interests of its members and seeks to promote excellent business practices and skills development across the industry.
 
#6. Get your hands on the latest new tools, software, and gear.
Each year, LDI is the showcase for cutting edge technology and equipment. Before it shows up on your stage or set, it was shown at LDI.
 
#5. IATSE discount on ILDA Laser Classes.
This is an opportunity for you to develop a new skill to add to your resume.
The International Laser Display Association (ILDA), the world’s leading trade association for laser entertainment and displays has joined forces with LDI, to host a series of laser safety training courses and an open house event.
With the popularity of laser shows growing worldwide, the need for proper laser safety training and education has become increasingly important. Since its founding in 1986, ILDA has been a leading advocate in the promotion of laser safety.
Both ILDA and LDI believe that the laser safety courses and open house event present great opportunities for both performing laser show operators, and those interested in entering the business, to come and learn more about laser safety, the benefits of ILDA membership, and laser show technology in general.
Click here for General Show Information.
 
#4. Learn what RDM* means
If you don’t know, you should.
 
#3. Take the ETCP Certification Exams in Pencil and Paper
Are you among the best entertainment industry professionals?  Take the test that proves it!  ETCP Paper and Pencil Examinations – All three exams will be given on November 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  Application Deadline: October 28, 2013. Click here for more information.
 
#2. Sharpen Your Skills
IATSE Exclusive training offered through the IATSE Training Trust. The IATSE Training Trust will be offering free professional level training for IATSE members. Classes include the OSHA 10 hour class; an Electrical Power Metering Seminar; Managing Wireless Frequencies for Wireless Microphones: An Overview for IATSE Employees; and A-2 For The General Session.
Click here to view the IATSE Only Track schedule at LDI. 
Take advantage of even more educational opportunities through LDI Institute and other professional training. Each year, professional instructors from across the industry offer professional level training and seminars at LDI. This includes Rigging and Electrical Bootcamp, Introduction to Aerial Acrobatic, Circus, and Dance Rigging, Electrics Hands-On Workshop for Production Electricians & Technicians, PLASA Technical Standards Updates and the Television & Motion Picture Lighting Track.  
All courses are full day(s) unless otherwise noted.  Register today!  Space is limited in many of these personalized courses!  Click here for more information. 
 
#1. Admission is FREE for IATSE Members
Use VIP Code INVITE24 for your free pass to the LDI Trade Show Floor. For more information, please visit http://www.ldishow.com.
 
DON’T DELAY!  MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND NOW!

*RDM, or Remote Device Management, is a protocol that sits on top of the normal DMX512 data standard. DMX512 is a unidirectional protocol which means that the data flows in one direction – from the control desk to the lights.

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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