Laser Institute of America offers myriad opportunities for laser professionals to expand their education, professional network, and develop their laser careers.
Did you know that becoming an LIA member increases these opportunities exponentially?
Here are just five of the many reasons why laser professionals enjoy the benefits of LIA membership. If you are already a member, this blog will help you uncover how to get the most out of your LIA membership now and in the future.
1. LIA Members Receive Unprecedented Access to Industry Publications and Sources
Stay on top of the latest in lasers! LIA members receive a complimentary subscription to our renowned bi-monthly newsletter. Available in print or online, LIA TODAY features critical details such as information about upcoming conferences and events and features on interesting developments within the laser community.
Members also receive a complimentary subscription to the peer-reviewed Journal of Laser Applications. This internationally recognized publication features articles on specific laser applications and is known as an invaluable resource for laser professionals. In addition, LIA members enjoy special member rates on LIA publications available in the online store.
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2. LIA Members Receive Discounts on Educational Materials
Special member rates are available to LIA members for the purchase of essential laser applications publications and safety training guides and videos. These resources are great for any laser professional looking to improve upon their technical or safety knowledge.
LIA members also receive discounts on our Laser Safety Training Courses. Members can take advantage of special rates on Laser Safety Officer training and other fundamental courses, giving each participating LSO a leg up on their laser safety knowledge. This can mean major savings in the long run, should you wish to continue your laser safety training over time (and we recommend you do!).
3. LIA Members Enjoy Reduced Registration Costs for Conferences and Seminars
One of LIA’s major cornerstones is its involvement and leadership in industry conferences and seminars. While these events are worth every penny, members receive significant discounts on registration costs.
With the inaugural Industrial Laser Conference and ICALEO® right around the corner, it has never been a better time to become a member. LIA conferences and seminars are known for their informational panels and networking opportunities, with many guests returning year after year. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to be in attendance (and save a few dollars!) this year.
4. LIA Members Receive Networking Opportunities
Any event, conference, or seminar associated with LIA will likely bring you face to face with the foremost industry leaders, researchers, and notable figures involved in lasers. The Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM®), ILSC®, and other occasions throughout the year help to connect the dots within the industry, and allow you to put a face with a name.
Most of LIA’s conferences have specific networking features, providing built in time where professionals can mingle and connect in between formal sessions. Who knows? Perhaps you will find your next star employee, research partner, or valuable mentor at one of our events!
5. LIA Membership Can Advance Your Career as a Laser Industry Professional
By attending LIA events, taking advantage of available courses, and reading industry publications, your laser knowledge will expand with your LIA membership. LIA also offers ample volunteer opportunities that may land you face time with future employers, colleagues, and partners. The LIA name carries weight within the laser community. The affiliation alone could potentially lend you credibility as a laser professional. You never know who you may meet at ICALEO or LME leading to life-changing opportunities.
Interested in joining the premier educational and networking resource for laser professionals? To learn more about LIA membership, fill out an application, or find information on individual membership costs, please visit us at www.lia.org/membership .
Be sure to check out information about upcoming conferences, including the Industrial Laser Conference and ICALEO, through our Lasers Today posts.