LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 offers an all-new Conference curriculum spanning the spectrum of contemporary theory and practice. The Conference program includes 77 courses totaling more than 190 education hours at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7 – 11 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 7 – 8; Trade Show & Conference: May 9 – 11).

Highlighting the Conference are two leading-edge Forums that will explore some of the newest advancements in the industry – IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum. Each all-day forum is comprised of six one-hour sessions that delve into the innovative developments driving the industry forward. Sessions will be available as a package or à la carte.

The IoT & Smart Lighting Forum on Wednesday, May 10 explores the benefits of connectivity that drive lighting and technology ahead. Session topics include connected lighting, intelligent building, facility design, cyber security and city impact. This forum complements the 2017 launch of LIGHTFAIR’s IoT Pavilion and Intelligent Lighting Pavilion on the trade show floor.

The Light & Health Forum outlines the impact of light on biological health and well-being and addresses current issues such as the potential for blue light as a hazard. This forum also takes place on Wednesday, May 10 and sessions cover research, circadian light, blue light, independent living facility design, 24-hour lighting environments and hospital lighting.

New tracks in the Conference include Core Knowledge, Design Strategies, Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity and Professional Development. Core Knowledge courses introduce attendees to a topic or tool to which they have limited exposure. Design Strategies courses explore the design process and how we communicate intent and document design. Now that the lighting industry has been introduced to the Internet of Things (IoT), the Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity track is intended to go from “we can do that” to “here’s how to do that.” Professional Development courses address the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the lighting industry. The continuing tracks are: Applications Research, Inspiration and Design Tools and Technologies.

LIGHTFAIR will continue to offer 60-minute sessions which offer a shorter course length while covering some of the industry’s most relevant topics such as horticulture design, LED investment, experiential design, lighting control systems, sport broadcast lighting, city lighting, parking facilities and circadian lighting.

LIGHTFAIR 2017 will offer simultaneous Spanish and Portuguese translation services for eight of its most popular seminars.

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