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Submission period is now closed.

Submission Period:
August 10 - September 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST
**No Extensions**

ConferenceAbout the LFI Conference

The LIGHTFAIR® International educational program is the world's largest annual lighting conference.  Opportunities consist of a two-day Pre-Conference program preceding the trade show called LIGHTFAIR Institute and the three-day conference program held concurrently during the LIGHTFAIR trade show.
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LFI 2016 Call for Speakers
2016 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. For the 2016 LIGHTFAIR Conference, experts are invited to submit proposals that share how elements such as: technology and tools, applications research, methodology and inspiration contribute to the overall integrated design process.
Sessions highlight how experienced project
contributors collaborate to optimize environments.

Focus Areas

Art and nature, along with thought leaders, trailblazers and visionaries dramatically influence creativity. Find out more>>
Applications ResearchApplications Research
Scientific analysis and research informs recommended practices. Find out more>>
Processes using collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches can result in effective project solutions. Find out more>>
Technology ToolsTechnology & Tools
New lighting equipment, software, techniques, and metrics are introduced every year. Find out more>>


NEW for the 2016 Call for Speakers

Explore the new Tour and Forum options.  A Tour session incorporates a visit to a local lighting installation or significant project.  A Forum would include sessions of a similar theme, including your session submission, which may be organized into a 1-day forum during the conference on the topic of transportation, color, controls or health.
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Topics to Consider

  • Global design trends
  • Communication through light and lighting infrastructure
  • Case Studies and/or panel discussions of inspired lighting solutions
  • Color standards and assessments
  • Human factor studies
  • Retail studies, way-finding, crowd management and the IoT
  • Building and lighting control integration
  • Integrated design, achieving sustainability (e.g., LEED) and energy savings
  • Digital & wireless controls and sensors
  • Sustainability and daylighting
  • Retrofit/modernization of existing systems


"LFI 2015 was my first LFI experience as a speaker. The experience was invaluable to me, and sharing my knowledge and experience with other attendees was amazingly rewarding."

Kelly W.
DEI Electrical Consultants, Inc.

"I was a speaker at this year’s conference and would like to congratulate the organizers on both their hospitality and on running a well-organized conference and exhibition."

David G.

EPOS design GmbH

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