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The World's Largest Annual Lighting Conference

The Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® and LIGHTFAIR Conference five-day program features over 70 course offerings and more than 140 speakers totaling more than 200 hours with accreditation.

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Conference Course Types

  • Institute courses
  • Institute workshops
  • Seminars
  • Conference workshops
  • Forum seminars
  • 60-minute sessions
  • 30-minute Power Lunches
  • Lunch & Learn seminars

5 Days of Education

  • 2 days of in-depth Pre-Conference Institute courses before the trade show
  • 3 days of Conference courses during the trade show

All course registrations include FREE entrance to the LIGHTFAIR Exhibit Hall.

Continuing Education Credits Infomation

The 2016 Tracks2016 Conference Overview

LIGHTFAIR International 2016 offers a vibrant atmosphere where experts in diverse disciplines come together to present, discuss, debate, exchange and explore best practices and emerging concepts to enable the creation of socially responsible, effective, pleasing environments.  The highly rated 2015 LIGHTFAIR Conference provided over 11,000 contact hours of education with attendees.

Stellar industry experts shine light on the future of lighting and design as LIGHTFAIR International 2016 presents the largest Conference offering in its 27-year history.  The Conference’s lineup of more than 140 speakers will share the latest knowledge with industry professionals from across the globe.

Art and nature, along with thought leaders, trailblazers and visionaries dramatically influence creativity.
Applications ResearchApplications Research
Scientific analysis and research informs recommended practices.
Processes using collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches can result in effective project solutions.
Technology ToolsTechnology & Tools
New lighting equipment, software, techniques, and metrics are introduced every year.
Light Health TrackLight & Health NEW!
Lighting's impact on visual performance, as well as physiological and psychological health and well-being.

NEW FOR 2016

IoT & Smart Lighting Forum

This one-day series of six 60-minute sessions on Wednesday, April 27 covers controls, adaptive outdoor lighting, personalized environments, smart lighting and sensors.
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Spanish Translation

In addition to a three-hour workshop held in Spanish, LIGHTFAIR 2016 will now also offer simultaneous Spanish translation services for eight of its most popular seminars.


In "Innovative Lighting Design to Modernize the Historical San Diego Trolley Station," attendees will see firsthand how, through an innovative, award winning lighting installation, the historic metro transit station has been transformed into a bright, safe, and energy-saving environment with a splash of color.

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Photo Credit: Juan Ceballos