The LightFair Conference and Trade Show returns as a live event October 25 – 29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

LightFair’s five-day educational conference offers more than 35 sessions ranging from LightFair Institute–with its 2-day, 1-day and 3-hour long courses–and six tracks presented as 60- or 90-minute sessions. The tracks are Application & Evidence-Based Design; Art + Inspiration; Design Tools + Techniques; Experiencing Light; Professional Development + Practice; and Technology.

Admission to the LightFair Conference, which runs October 25-29 in the Jacob K Javits Convention Center 1E meeting rooms, ranges in price from $90 to $1,495. Registration and full conference information and pricing is available here.

Over 200+ exhibitors will showcase the newest products at this year’s LightFair Trade Show, October 27 – 29. Exhibit floor resources, including some veteran LightFair brands, will showcase their products across five pavilions: Smart Pavilion, Design Pavilion, Outdoor Pavilion, The Collective, and the New Exhibitor Pavilion, and in individual booths. As an added benefit, all visitors to the New Exhibitor Pavilion are eligible to win one of three $250 Visa gift cards in LightFair’s new “Watts New” contest. To join, attendees must log five or more visits to new exhibitors in the pavilion through the LightFair mobile app, where visits will be tracked and winners will be announced.

Product innovation and booth display will be recognized with two special onsite awards. On October 26, the annual LightFair Innovation Award will celebrate 14 categories of the lighting industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced in the past 12 months winners. Best Booth winners will be recognized in four categories on October 28 during the LightFair Trade Show.
Educational and Networking Events Return at LightFair’s Trade Show

Three LightFair event locations–LightFair Live, the Special Events Area, and the Designery–will showcase 45+ educational and networking events as well as guided tours across all five pavilions. LightFair Live will feature seven presenters discussing topics such as utilizing smart lighting and understanding Bluetooth mesh. The Special Events Area, featuring seven of the industry’s leading membership organizations, is a collaborative space for networking with industry professionals through eight events such as scavenger hunts, open houses, and meetings. The Designery offers 12 educational sessions covering topics such as composing a winning award submittal; lighting designed for sex; and the LightFair mentorship Q&A panel.

The LightFair Mobile App, available in the App Store and on Google Play, allows for easier navigation of the show floor, provides time and location of events and education as well as full conference information.

LightFair 2021 has adapted to allow safer product exploration and education as outlined in its “Safer Floor. Safer Show.” guidelines. LightFair is working closely with the Javits Center to stay up-to-date on recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and the city of New York, including the vaccination requirement to attend.