I just got back from the LDI Trade Show & Conference. It was really cool. I learned a lot about the newest in theatre technology, and they treated you with respect, regardless of age.
Some of the cool technology showcased:
* Tapered Top Hat by Apollo
* SeaChanger Color Changer for ETC Source 4s
* All of the LED lighting instruments
* LED Products by Main Light Industries (like the stuff used by U2)
* The Vista Lighting Board by Jands -- This had to be the coolest, most powerful, easiest to use lighting board I've ever seen. I want one.
... there was a lot more. I have a huge box full of brochures and such I got.