Elation Professional welcomed a group of four lighting design students as their guests to the first Elation Education Experience at LDI 2006 in Las Vegas. The event provided students with an exciting opportunity to see new and innovative lighting products from Elation Professional as well as other companies. Students also were exposed to new ideas and potential career opportunities in the world of lighting design.
Students Marie Yokoyama, Jason March, Scott Evans, and Leah Austin were selected by a group of educators and journalists, based on their enthusiasm for, and potential in, lighting design. These students, along with lighting professor David Jacques, were provided with an all-expense paid trip to LDI by Elation Professional.
After arriving at the airport, the students were driven by limousine to the Aladdin Hotel. The first day, they had lunch with Scott Davies, general manager for the American DJ Group of Companies, explored the LDI show, and enjoyed dinner with Elation director of sales Eric Loader and other company executives.
On the second day, the students toured the Elation exhibit with John Lopez, sales manager for Elation Professional, and had lunch at the Wynn. Their day was completed at the American DJ customer appreciation party.
“The students represent the future, not only for our company but the entire industry,” comments Loader. “We were excited to spend time with this wonderful group of young people, and believe we learn as much from them as they learned from us. We will most definitely be reaching out to students and expanding this program in the future.”