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Conference at a Glance


    Sunday, April 24 – Monday, April 25

    Intensive courses and workshops of instruction on selected topics relating to a particular field within lighting. Choose one-day or two-day highly focused immersion courses or select from 15 three-hour workshops on a variety of topics.


    Tuesday, April 26 – Thursday, April 28

    90-minute lectures on specified topics

    Tuesday, April 26 & Wednesday, April 27

    90-minute seminar, plus lunch

    Tuesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 28

    3-hour workshops

  • Iot & Smart Lighting Forum NEW!
    Wednesday, April 27
    Six 60-minute Forum sessions

  • 60-MINUTE SESSIONS NEW for West Coast!
    Tuesday, April 26 – Thursday, April 28
    Shorter educational offerings

  • 30-MINUTE POWER LUNCH NEW for West Coast!
    Tuesday, April 26
    Overview of upcoming seminar or workshop, plus boxed lunch

  • Tour NEW!
    Firsthand look at an innovative, award winning lighting installation

Conference Levels

  1. FOUNDATIONAL - Limited lighting experience
  2. INTERMEDIATE - Moderate technical and/or design knowledge; equivalent of IES ED 150; up to 10 years working in lighting industry
  3. ADVANCED - Advanced technical or design knowledge and/or experience; 10+ years experience in lighting
  4. GENERAL - Applies to all audiences

Course Handouts

In an effort to be environmentally friendly, PRINTED HANDOUTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONSITE for any seminars and workshops. Only the in-depth 1-day and 2-day Institute courses will have printed handouts provided to participants at the Conference. All other course handouts – for all workshops and seminars – will be available online for registered course attendees to download prior to the Conference via their registration log-in.

NEW! 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.