ILDA Safety Training Courses at LDI 2013 in Las Vegas


Las Vegas, NV - The International Laser Display Association (ILDA); the world’s leading trade association for laser entertainment and displays, today announced that they have joined forces with exhibition company LDI, to host a series of laser safety training courses and an open house event, during the 2013 LDI exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada in November of this year.


With the popularity of laser shows growing worldwide, the need for proper laser safety training and education has become increasingly important. Since it’s 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.


Laser Safety Basic Course (LSB)

Wednesday November 20 from 2pm-6pm

Learn the basics of the safe laser show operation for use in entertainment. This course will be taught by industry leader Greg Makhov, chair of the ILDA Laser Safety Committee. This course is pre-requisite for the Laser Safety Officer course the next day. Each student will receive a book with all the course material in it to keep.


ILDA Members:  $75

Non-ILDA Member: $100


Laser Safety Officer Course (LSO)

Thursday November 21 from 9:30am-5:30pm

This course includes advanced laser safety training based on ANSI standards as it relates to laser shows and displays. Laser Safety Officer Certificates are awarded to all students who successfully pass the exam. Certificates will be available for pick up at booth 861 on Saturday, November 23. This course will be taught by industry leader Greg Makhov, chair of the ILDA Laser Safety Committee. Each student will receive a book with all the course material in it.


ILDA Members:  $560

Non-ILDA Member: $760

  • Price includes course training materials
  • Registration with ILDA begins August 5, 2013 Deadline for registration is November 1, 2013


ILDA Open House

Friday November 22 from 5:15pm-8pm


In addition, ILDA and LDI will be hosting an open house event on November 22nd (starting at 5:15pm), where consumers interested in getting into lasers or in joining the ILDA membership, can come and speak with the ILDA Board and Executive Director, as well as meeting other professional laserists to talk “shop”. During the open house, ILDA will also be showcasing a variety of videos from the 2013 ILDA Awards Conference, which will take place just before LDI in Aalen, Germany (more information about the ILDA Conference can be found online here: 




About the International Laser Display Association (ILDA)


Founded in 1986, ILDA is a worldwide non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the use of laser displays in art, entertainment and education. While increasing public awareness of laser light shows, ILDA is also an association that provides a base for laser display companies. ILDA members primarily consist of laser light companies that sell or manufacture equipment and provide related services. Being associated with ILDA, members can have professional backing that will supply information on new technologies, safety issues, regulations and other topics of importance to the industry at large. 


  • ILDA promotes the use of laser displays in the international marketplace through awards programs, publications, technology standards and a code of ethics.


  • ILDA also represents the industry on safety issues and provides forums for members to exchange ideas, forge partnerships and explore new technologies.



  • ILDA members can use the association's name and logo in approved ways to advertise their membership as an ethical, professional company helping to improve the laser display industry.
  • ILDA helps members relate to each other not as competitors but as colleagues who share common goals and problems.

  • Working together, members have the ability to solve problems faster and more productively than working alone.


There are many other benefits to an ILDA membership. We invite you to join our community of laser professionals; please see our membership benefits page for more details (


For more information on ILDA, or becoming a member, please visit our website at Or you can visit us on Facebook at


About LDI


LDI (November 18-24, 2013, Las Vegas) is the largest annual gathering of entertainment technology professionals in the USA. LDI includes an exhibit floor and comprehensive conference program. LDI is the BEST industry source of education and training and is also the world’s foremost marketplace for live entertainment technologies. LDI features over 400 of the world’s top manufactures, distributors and suppliers of professional products and services for the production/live entertainment industry including lighting, lasers, sound, projection, software, production, special effects, cinematography/videography and staging/truss.


This show includes seven (7) days of education that include the LDInstitute (hands-on equipment training), Backstage Las Vegas (tours of venues and companies) a four-day LDInnovation and Technology conference, as well as the tradeshow floor with over 300 manufacturers of entertainment technology.


More information about LDI can be found online at, or you can visit them on Facebook at 



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