PLASA will host the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, a pre-LDI party with music, food, and drinks from 6pm-8pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at The Las Vegas Hotel.

The goal of Behind the Scenes Happy Hour is not only to throw a great party, but also to raise money for Behind the Scenes, which provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals when they are ill or injured or to their surviving family members. Funds are granted which can be used towards medical care, basic living costs, and funeral expenses. Behind the Scenes, an initiative of the PLASA Foundation (formerly the ESTA Foundation), brings help and hope in times of great need. At this time, it will replace the Rock Our World Awards and Cocktail Reception, as that program is being evaluated and updated for the future.

Current sponsors include Altman Lighting (Diamond), I.A.T.S.E. (Diamond), Barbizon Lighting Company (Gold), PixelFLEX (Gold), Stage Equipment and Lighting (Gold), Total Structures (Gold), LEX Products (Silver), Shepard Exposition Services (Silver) and Stan Pressner (Silver).

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available on multiple levels and information can be obtained online here or by emailing katie.mcculloh@plasa.org.

Tickets for the Behind the Scenes Happy Hour will go on sale September 2, 2014.