Director/Owner of LNS S.A. Alain finished his studies at the Institut Supérieur de Technologie in Luxembourg as an engineer in electronics in 1992 where he build his own laser projection system. He was infected by the laser-virus at the early age of 16 in 1985 with the support of AJSL, a contest for young scientists. In 1993 he organized his first large scale show for the Worlds93 hot air balloon world championship with an audience of some 30.000 spectators. Over the years he was involved in most of the major out and indoor shows in Luxembourg while his main business developed as an IT-company. He joined ILDA in 1998 and is a member since that date.
Director of Funktioncreep (Scotland, UK). A graduate from Heriot Watt University with a degree in Optoelectronics and Laser Engineering, Andy has worked extensively with lasers in both entertainment and research. Andy has been performing laser shows since 1985, originally working with large frame Spectra-Physics and Coherent ion lasers. As well as performing, Andy has built and installed many permanent and temporary show laser systems. He is the director of Funktioncreep, a creative visuals company servicing the corporate, music and events industries throughout the UK with laser shows, architectural projection and video mapping.
Freelance hardware and software developer, director of DexLogic and Beamwalk. Dirk started lasing in 1995 when he developed his own realtime animation system. He soon found, that the future of projector communication is networking and developed the ScanMaster series of projector control boards. The advanced rendering engines of these systems allowed for the input of curves and adjustment in fractions of microseconds instead of handling points. ScanMaster2 received the Fenning Award for Technical Achievement in 2001. Recently he developed the FPGA-based StageMate/StageFeed converters to replace analog ISP-cables with standard ethernet connections and works on the ILDA Digital Network (IDN) protocol.
Head of the Laser and Optical Radiation Dosimetry Group at Public Health England. John has been advising on laser safety in entertainment since 1989. He is responsible for the current edition of the IEC 60825-3 report for the safety of laser light shows. He has been involved with the development of international product standards since 1998.
Safety officer, technician and laser show producer. Markus started using a unique planetarium show laser system in Munich in 1996 and did his first programming attempts in 1998. Over the years and until 2005, he created over 50 laser show sequences, including full shows like the famous "Queen - Heaven" Lasershow in 2001, followed by "Genesis - Tonight" in 2003/2004. These up to 74-minute-long shows featuring both graphics and beam sequences have been created on LOBO LACON 3plus and LACON 5 systems with up to 6 laser scanners, 2 on robots. He was also responsible for technical maintenance of those laser systems.
Lecturer and senior researcher at the Insitute of Computer Science 4 at the University of Bonn, Germany. Matthias got a Diploma degree in Computer Science in 1994 from the University of Paderborn and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Bonn in 1999. His main research areas are covering communication systems, networking protocols and wireless/mobile communication. In 2004, Matthias started student activities in undergraduate courses in practical computer science with programming prototype software for control of laser projection systems and DMX-based light systems. The student's Laser & Light Lab was founded. In 2009 Matthias (resp. the Institute of Computer Science 4) joined ILDA as a non-profit member.
Founder of MotionLoops.com (Austin, TX) and graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in Electronic Engineering. Ronny and his team have worked in the live entertainment industry since 1997 with a focus live performance, custom video content creation and laser shows. Over the past 10 years he has transformed the company from pure video aggregation to 3D software and hardware development in the video and laser fields - including Laser Safety Net (TM) hardware and Beatflow (TM) software. Ronny's passion rests in live performance with a desire to help forward thinking DJs, VJs, LJs and musicians reach their stage potential using complementing video and laser display.
Staff Field Service Engineer at Coherent. Tim began working on lasers in 1987 at the university of Washington. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Tim began working at Laser Fantasy in 1990. After ten years of doing installations as well as large shows (Power of Houston, Hong Kong Handover) Tim began working as a field service engineer for Coherent in 2000. While working at Coherent, Tim still stays involved in Laser Shows and ILDA, where he has been a member since 1990.
Tim Walsh is a laserist in Central Texas. Through his company Laser Spectacles, Inc., he creates a wide variety of laser shows and installations. Tim was a founding member of ILDA, and served as ILDA President from 2007-2011, as well as numerous years as Awards Committee Chairman. Laser Spectacles has received over 22 ILDA Awards over the years.