Jan 8, 2020
Registration is now open for the LightFair 2020 conference and tradeshow, May 3 – 7, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 31st annual staging of the annual event in architectural and commercial lighting features more than 200 hours of accredited courses, more than 150 speakers, nearly 90 educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities plus more than 500 exhibitors presenting new advancements in lighting and technology.
Five Days of Conference Programming
New for the 2020 conference are seven educational tracks, allowing attendees to focus their learning on key lighting, technology and design themes. They are:
- Application & Evidence-Based Design: Focuses on methodology, design trends, tools and insights used to enable project success in the field of lighting
- Design Tools: Covers the tools the industry may use to bring its designs to fruition
- Human Experience + Environment: Explores the influence of lighting on the human experience and the environment
- Innovation + Process: Explores sources of inspiration that inform the design process along with technology development
- Professional Practice: Focuses on the development and evolution of professional strategies
- Technology and Integration: Focuses on the design and specification of components and software that advance technology in the lighting industry
- Mix and Match: Samples courses from each of six niche tracks
LightFair’s two-day immersion courses include “AGi32 Basic Course,” “Basic Lighting,” “Intermediate Lighting” and “Networked Lighting Controls Hands-On.” One-day courses include “Bluetooth Mesh Primer for Lighting Professionals,” “Control Intent Narratives and Sequences of Operation for Lighting Controls” and “LED Luminaire Design: Beyond the Basics, Tips and Tricks for a Better Product.” Additionally, eight three-hour courses cover a series of topics including lighting design, controls and new technologies.
Headlining the conference is Keynote Speaker Sir David Adjaye, OBE of Adjaye Associates. Sir David is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his broadly ranging influences, ingenious use of materials and sculptural ability have established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision. In 2000, he founded Adjaye Associates, which now has offices in London, New York and Accra with projects in the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His largest project to date, the $540 million Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened on the National Mall in Washington DC in fall of 2016. The museum was named Cultural Event of the Year by the New York Times and the Beazley Design of the Year by the Design Museum.
Industrial designer Karim Rashid serves as the 2020 Opening-Day Speaker. Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation with more than 4,000 designs in production, more than 300 awards and projects in more than 35 countries. His award-winning designs include the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, and interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel in Athens. Rashid collaborated with clients to create democratic designs for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and BoConcept, brand identities for Citibank and Hyundai, high tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski. His work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. He is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review and the IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award.
Also scheduled for the conference are a series of special events, highlighted by the LightFair Innovation Awards, which showcases the industry’s most innovative products and designs on Monday, May 4. Additionally, the “New Attendee Orientation & Tour” provides tips and tricks for first-time attendees; Acuity Brands Lighting and Cooper Lighting Solutions host lunch-and-learns; and NCQLP hosts a member luncheon.
Go HERE to register