Want a hot tip on how to get ahead in the entertainment design and technology field? Simple! Attend LDI2008 and take advantage of the wide variety of professional training opportunities available. From small hands-on courses in cutting-edge software, consoles, and media servers to site-specific training in the high-tech theatres at Cirque du Soleil and The Wynn Resort, LDI2008 has more innovative training options that every before. All designed with you in mind!

If you work in the exciting church market, check out the series of informative sessions presented in conjunction with Technologies for Worship Magazine. If you are interested in lighting design, stop by and meet such top names designers as Jeanette Farmer of Cirque du Soleil and Rick Fisher, Tony Award-winner currently working on the Broadway version of the hit musical, Billy Elliot. If you are interested in the hot new area of projection design, then the Live Design Projection Master Classes are for you: led by the extraordinarily talented designer Bob Bonniol of Mode Studios, these classes kick off with Cirque du Soleil’s newest resident extravaganza, Criss Angel Believe, with projection design by Francis Laporte, who will present a case study during the classes.

Don’t have time for a full conference pass? Not to worry, LDI has custom crafted six-pack and twelve-pack conference options to you can tailor the sessions to your needs. Literally hundreds of industry experts are there to inform, entertain, and illuminate you, sharing tips and techniques, taking you behind the scenes to reveal how they do it! And speaking of going backstage, don’t forget the whirlwind Backstage Las Vegas event, Monday October 20-Wednesday October 23. I personally guarantee this is a few days so well spent you won’t want them to end.

Check it all out at www.ldishow.com and meet me in Las Vegas the week of October 20-26 for LDI2008, and make the most of what the show has to offer to stay head and shoulders above the competition! I’ll be looking for you!

And beginning this year, brought to you in a fully online version by the editors of Live Design, is The LDI Show Daily—featuring show news on a daily basis.