The final countdown is underway with just four weeks to go before The Entertainment Technology Show-LDI2004! Register by September 27 and save 15% on the most comprehensive trade show and conference for the entertainment design and technology industry.

The 17th edition of the show takes place at the Sands Exhibition Center in Las Vegas, the quintessential city for entertainment. The show kicks off on Monday, October 18 with the first courses in the LDInstitute as well as this year's Backstage Las Vegas, a whirlwind tour of shows and attractions, that includes the new musical We Will Rock You, Cirque du Soleil's sexy Zumanity, and the classic Las Vegas spectacular, Jubilee, recently relit by Ken Billington.

The LDInsitute offers many in-depth courses, some of which are sold out, but some of which including Design + Drafting's LD Assistant software, ILDA's Advanced Laser Technoloy Course, the essential media server overview, and the VLPS EX1 media server training are still available. Check out all the LDInstitute classes here

Other exciting components of this year's show include a special series of laser workshops presented in conjunction wth ILDA, a new accent on technology for Houses of Worship produced in conjunction with Technologies for Worship Magazine who is also coordinating free hands-on audio mixing and lighting for video courses right on the show floor. ET Live is a new outdoor component of the show, with five performance stages showcasing audio and lighting technology with live performances on Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23. The 2004 Awards ceremony willl be held at ET Live, right after the show floor closes on Saturday evening, followed by Let's Rock, a party open to all ETS-LDI exhibitors and attendees.

From an antique followspot display to today's most cutting-edge products, the ETS-LDI2004 show floor is the world's largest marketplace for entertainment technology with over 400 manufacturers and distributors. An up-to-date exhibitor list, as well as all conference details, can be found at See you in Las Vegas!