Welcome to the 15th LDI trade show. On October 18, when the show floor opens, over 350 manufacturers and distributors will be open for business displaying a complete range of lighting, special effects, audio, and projection equipment and accessories. Many of these exhibitors have been with us since our first show in Dallas in November 1988 and we thank them and all of this year's exhibitors for their continued support. As you finalize your plans for LDI, in addition to visiting our state-of-the-art show floor, please consider taking advantage of our fifth annual “pre-conference” LDInstitute — four days of hands-on training October 14-17 plus some exciting sessions during the October 18-20 conference. Be sure to check out our new “Dance Club Technology Pavilion” on the show floor and Tour Link's co-located outdoor staging display. Join me and my staff for a toast to celebrate Lighting Dimensions' 25th anniversary, Entertainment Design's 35th anniversary, and LDI's 15th anniversary on Friday, October 18, at 5pm at our host booth, #1837. Finally, join us at the annual LDI Awards ceremony at 6pm on Saturday on the show floor. See you in Las Vegas!