LDI2019 was a record-breaking year for the 32-year-old show, with 16,000 registered attendees. The show welcomed over 14,000 attendees onsite to experience new products and initiatives from 355 brands/exhibitors across 122,200 net square footage at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) last November.
“I am so proud to work alongside a team of such creative, innovative, and smart show producers, operations professionals, sales aces, and content gurus, who work on LDI and Live Design every day, but last year was particularly special,” says LDI market leader, Marian Sandberg. “While we’ve had some changes in the last six months, this honor really goes to everyone who worked on the show in 2019, under the leadership especially of David Johnson and also Gary Lynch, but also including all our innovative and supportive exhibitors and our enthusiastic attendees. It’s truly a team effort from every angle.”
In addition to record registration, LDI2019 featured a host of exciting new events and initiatives, starting with the conference's earnest consideration of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed/Merged Reality and AI and their impacts on the future of experiential entertainment.
Outside the LVCC, Intel demonstrated its latest technology with nightly aerial shows comprising 300 drones. While inside on the show floor, broadcast and pro audio took center stage at the Live for Broadcast Pavilion and LDI Amplify Pavilion, respectively, complete with in-depth sessions from prominent industry leaders, including a series of Amplify sessions in conjunction with AES.
LDI explored the importance of corporate social responsibility with a series of initiatives and sessions. Encore Event Technologies US, MASARY Studios, WorldStage and many generous exhibitors gave back to the community by providing audiovisual setups for families affected by autism, as hundreds of children experienced sound and light on the show floor as part of the Sunday Sensory Stroll. Meanwhile, Broadway Green Alliance hosted a session on sustainability in live events and provided practical applications. LDI also launched a new LDI Award for Sustainability, which recognizes an exhibitor’s efforts in environmental care and social responsibility.
Diversity within the industry was another important discussion, with real action taken via a presentation to the inaugural recipients of the Pat MacKay Diversity in Design Scholarships, all of whom will receive assistance to get ahead in lighting, digital media and sound design.
“Thank you so much to everyone who attended, as exhibitors, visitors, or speakers at LDI2019. It really was the best LDI yet,” says Jessi Cybulski, LDI show director. “We have received extremely positive feedback on the range of the sessions and the quality of the technology on site as well as the networking and business opportunities LDI2019 presented.”
As the leading tradeshow and conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI has been on TSNN Top Trade Show list since 2014 and was named one of TSNN's Top 25 Fastest Growing Shows in 2015.
Founded in 1988, LDI connects design, technology, and production to the live audience experience. LDI hosts members of the production community, working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues – festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. Learn more at www.ldishow.com