Category: Events

2022 ArchLIGHT Summit Announces Opening for Exhibitor Registration, Call for Speakers

ArchLIGHT Summit recently announced it has opened exhibitor registration and a call for speakers. The next event, taking place September 15-16, 2022, will welcome lighting designers, architects, interior designers, specifiers, and students to review new products, network, and attend a wide range of seminars.

ArchLIGHT Summit recently announced it has opened exhibitor registration and a call for speakers. The next event, taking place September 15-16, 2022, will welcome lighting designers, architects, interior designers, specifiers, and students to review new products, network, and attend a wide range of seminars.

The first edition of ArchLIGHT Summit was the first commercial lighting event held in nearly two years and included the participation of 60 lighting brands as well as more than 40 educational sessions, along with networking events designed to build connections.

The expo portion of ArchLIGHT Summit on the first floor of the Trade Mart will feature exhibitors representing all facets of the commercial lighting spectrum. Custom sponsorship and marketing packages are also available to increase visibility, with complete information available here.

Speakers are also invited to submit proposals. The most sought-after sessions will be those that break the mold of traditional presentations and panels, in favor of more experiential learning and honest discussions. Click here to submit a proposal. The deadline is January 15, 2022.

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December 9, 2021 DLC Webinar to Explore Poor Nighttime Lighting in Marginalized Communities

A free webinar hosted by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) on December 9 will dive into issues related to poor nighttime lighting in underserved, marginalized communities, with an expert panel offering insights about these impacts and how to balance safety with responsible lighting while bridging the inequality gap.

A free webinar hosted by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) on December 9 will dive into issues related to poor nighttime lighting in underserved, marginalized communities, with an expert panel offering insights about these impacts and how to balance safety with responsible lighting while bridging the inequality gap.

“Environmental injustice takes many forms and lighting is no exception. Underserved neighborhoods, often communities of color, frequently endure inferior quality lighting, ranging from misconceptions about how brightly spaces must be lit to promote safety to neglecting lighting in need of repair,” DLC Executive Director and CEO Tina Halfpenny said. “This webinar will explore how poor quality light at night impacts health, wellbeing and safety in marginalized communities and ways to mitigate those impacts with well-designed, responsible lighting.”

“Responsible Lighting at Night: Bridging the Inequality Gap” will feature compelling presentations by professionals expert in a diverse array of fields. Exploring issues such as how light has been used in systems of racism and oppression and systemic choices that have led to lack of good lighting in underserved communities, the webinar will be moderated by Lauren Dandridge, principal of Chromatic, a lighting design firm that promotes the equitable application of lighting design for all communities. Dandridge is also an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, where she teaches architectural lighting design. Panelists include:

  • Don Slater, associate professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and co-director of the Configuring Light/Staging the Social research group. His research focuses on light and lighting as core elements of urban fabric and aims to foster dialogue and collaboration among social research, lighting design, and urban planning, particularly in the realm of space and infrastructure.
  • R. Joshua Scannell, assistant professor of digital media theory at The New School’s School of Media Studies in New York. His work explores how changing digital technologies transform the relationship between the body and its environment, and how this relates to race- and gender-based political and economic exploitation of various populations.
  • Robert Williams, assistant professor of political science at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, whose studies center on political theory, especially modern, contemporary and critical theories. His recent concentration is on environmental justice, the spatiality of politics (and the spatiality of night), and cyber-politics of the Internet.

The upcoming webinar comes as the DLC is working on final LUNA technical requirements that will specify performance criteria for energy efficient commercial and industrial lighting products that also have light pollution mitigating features. In general, the draft technical requirements support the five principles for good outdoor lighting of the International Dark Sky Association and the Illuminating Engineering Society, which recommend that lighting:

  • Be installed only when and where there is a clear purpose;
  • Be targeted, directing the light beam downward so it doesn’t spill beyond where it’s needed;
  • Be no brighter than necessary;
  • Be controlled with timers, motion detectors, and other technology that allows lights to be dimmed when possible and turned off when not needed; and
  • Use warmer colors, limiting shorter (blue-violet) wavelengths shown to contribute most to light pollution.

Through discussion of the inequities of outdoor lighting, the December 9, 2021 (1 – 2 p.m. EST) webinar will add context to how these principles can be applied to all communities. Register here.

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Here Comes LightFair

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.

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.

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2021 Street and Area Lighting Conference Will be Virtual

Amid the escalating COVID-19 positivity rate and increased travel restrictions, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Street and Area Lighting Conference Committee recently announced that the 2021 Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) will not take place in-person, and instead will be hosted in a completely virtual format.

Amid the escalating COVID-19 positivity rate and increased travel restrictions, the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Street and Area Lighting Conference Committee recently announced that the 2021 Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) will not take place in-person, and instead will be hosted in a completely virtual format.

Important Information:

• The dates for SALC have not changed. The conference will be held October 11-13, 2021.
• All conference components – general sessions, exhibition and breakouts – will be virtual.
• The Sunday, October 10th pre-conference classes are cancelled.
• Registration rates are $450 for IES members and $600 for nonmembers. Online registration will remain open until the start of the Conference. (Previous registrants can expect to be contacted within the next seven days with information and instructions on how this transition impacts them and their options for refunds.)

Click here to learn more.

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IES to Host Healthcare Lighting Webinar on September 23, 2021

The Illuminating Engineering Society will present, “Well-Lit for Well-Being in Hospitals The Connection Between Quality Light and Enhanced Health Care Environments” on September 23, 2021 at 12 PM Eastern Time.

The Illuminating Engineering Society will present, “Well-Lit for Well-Being in Hospitals The Connection Between Quality Light and Enhanced Health Care Environments” on September 23, 2021 at 12 PM Eastern Time.

Presented by Karen Murphy, C. Brooke Silber, Andrea Wilkerson & Craig Casey, the panel will explore emerging ideas from industry thought leaders including best practices for hospital lighting design, where lighting design is headed, and different approaches to integrated lighting technology.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Click here to learn more and register.

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LEDucation Issues Call for Speakers

LEDucation is currently accepting proposals for the March 2022 educational program.

LEDucation is currently accepting proposals for the March 2022 educational program.

The LEDucation Trade Show and Conference is set for March 15–16, 2022, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City and will offer a hybrid—live and on-demand—educational program.

LEDucation provides panel discussions, practical case studies, and deep dives into topics exploring emerging issues. The 2-day conference attracts a broad audience from around the globe, including lighting and architectural professionals, researchers, students, and many allied professionals. All sessions are AIA CES–approved.

Desirable topics include:

  • Codes and compliance issues
  • Lighting for health and wellbeing
  • Lighting design tools, communication, metrics, and methodologies
  • The business of lighting in different market sectors
  • Emerging LED, OLED, and controls technologies

Click here to submit your presentation proposal by October 31, 2021 to

Download submission requirements here.

Selected speakers will be entitled to attend the LEDucation 2022 Trade Show and Conference free of charge and receive a complimentary hotel room.

For reference, past presentations can be found at leducation.org/presentation-archives.

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LIGHTFAIR Requires Proof of Vaccination and Masking at Upcoming Conference

LIGHTFAIR will be held October 25-29 at the Javits Center in New York City. To ensure a safe experience, safety protocols including presenting proof of vaccination and wearing masks while indoors are required to attend.

LIGHTFAIR will be held October 25-29 at the Javits Center in New York City. To ensure a safe experience, safety protocols including presenting proof of vaccination and wearing masks while indoors are required to attend.

Attendees must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine that is FDA approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO and show proof of vaccination at access points to the Javits Center. Regardless of vaccination status, all attendees must wear masks.

Click here to learn more and to register for this year’s conference and trade show.

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HortiCann Light + Tech Conference Coming September 28-29

Endeavor Business Media will host the HortiCann Light + Tech Conference September 28-29, 2021. This year’s event will be held online.

Endeavor Business Media will host the HortiCann Light + Tech Conference September 28-29, 2021. This year’s event will be held online.

This conference focuses on the latest advances in horticultural lighting. Formerly known as the Horticultural Lighting Conference, the annual event supports transforming horticultural practices by connecting research and technology to growers around the world. As technology and agriculture are working together more than even before, this conference is an opportunity to expand your knowledge in the field and network with some key manufacturers.

The conference attracts an audience including cannabis and other commercial growers, greenhouse manufacturers, urban and vertical farmers, horticultural lighting specialists, and more. Attendees will learn about the latest advances, research, and case-study findings regarding lighting optimization and efficacy, energy and cost savings, operations and environmental control systems, and strategies for integrating multiple ag-tech management technology platforms.

Registration is $25, which provides complete access to the virtual conference, access to session recordings and the event platform for 60 days after the live portion concludes, 2 Continuing Education Webinars presented by LEDs Magazine, DesignLights Consortium (DLC), and the Resource Innovation Institute (one in October covering a joint research survey on the advanced use of total environmental controls in horticultural applications, and one in November covering the Resource Innovation Institute’s new Controls Best Practices Guide).

Click here to learn more and register.

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LightFair Calls for 2022 Conference Speakers

LightFair is looking for experts in lighting, technology, and design industries to speak at next year’s LightFair, the largest commercial and industrial lighting trade show and conference, happening June 19-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, N.V. All applicants must submit on or before September 24.

LightFair is looking for experts in lighting, technology, and design industries to speak at next year’s LightFair, the largest commercial and industrial lighting trade show and conference, happening June 19-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, N.V. All applicants must submit criteria to Lightfair.com/call-for-speakers on or before September 24.

Professionals interested in speaking at LightFair 2022 can choose to present on six different topics. Design Guidance + Tools covers the latest energy and building code changes, new design metrics, industry review agencies, and design and measurement tools that pave the framework for good lighting design. Evidence-Based Design focuses on methodologies and design trends used to enable project success in lighting. Experiencing Light explores the influence of light on the human experience and nature. Technologies discusses the flow of information, technological advances and market changes that affect the lighting industry. The Art of Lighting shows how to translate inspiration into projects, products or company culture. The Business of Lighting and Professional Practice focuses on charting careers and/or growing a company in the lighting industry. The Next Decade explores the knowledge and vision with a diverse audience keen to participate in exciting innovations that will transform the next decade. Speaker applicants can also choose to a focus on an area or topic that matches a subject within their field of expertise, aside from the listed topic suggestions.

LightFair conference sessions offer a variety of durations, levels, and formats. Speakers can choose to present their topics as one-day courses, two-day courses and three-hour workshops and in shorter 60-minute, 90-minute and three-hour sessions. The formats for these in-depth topic studies include: Experiential Learning, where participants are engaged through hands-on activity; a traditional Lecture using an engaging presentation; Moderated Discussion, which involves a moderator leading a discussion or debate; a Panel Presentation, which utilizes a longer-format presentation by at-most three experts on one topic; Rapid Fire, where three presenters give a short presentation, allowing for questions at the end; and a Tour of a local lighting installation or significant project. Courses levels are designated as Foundational, Intermediate, Advanced and All Levels (full descriptions are available on the application website).

Speakers will receive 3-day unlimited conference and exhibit hall access, marketing support to promote their session, compensation depending on course format and duration, one complimentary hotel night for out-of-town speakers, prestige, and brand value for presenting. Applications must be completed online at Lightfair.com/call-for-speakers. Applicants are asked to submit a title, description, learning objectives, and biography.

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IES to Host Webinar on Sustainability

On September 2, 2021, at 12PM ET, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will offer a one-hour webinar, “Lighting and Sustainability.”

On September 2, 2021, at 12PM ET, the Illuminating Engineering Society will offer a one-hour webinar, “Lighting and Sustainability.”

Presented by Gabe Arnold and Kate Hickcox of PNNL and Leela Shanker of Borealis Lighting Studio, BR+A, this webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

This webinar is valued at 1 CEU. Click here to register. Registration is free.

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