Call for Speakers


The LIGHTFAIR International Call for Speakers is a global invitation to top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

Extended Submission Period:
August 8 - September 16, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
The submission period is now complete.

About 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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2017 Conference Overview

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 offers a vibrant atmosphere where experts in diverse disciplines come together to present, discuss, debate, exchange and explore best practices and emerging concepts in lighting for the creation of socially responsible, effective and pleasing environments.

The 2016 LFI Conference curriculum offered over 200 hours of education, contained 82 courses and introduced the IoT & Smart Lighting Forum. Other new features included a Light & Health track, a 90-minute off-site tour of the historical San Diego Trolley Station and simultaneous Spanish translation for eight seminars.

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Focus Areas
Artists, trailblazers, rule-breakers, scientists – anyone from either inside or outside the lighting industry can dramatically influence creativity.
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Applications Research
Throughout the history of lighting, scientific research and social research have shaped design.
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Design Strategies – NEW
Lighting is a delicate balance between science and art. How do you innovate contextually to ground results and minimize risk?
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Design Tools & Technologies
The development of innovative technologies provides tools and challenges for elevating the lighted environment.
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Core Knowledge – NEW
Whether you’re an emerging professional or a seasoned veteran of the lighting industry, there are always new tools that can expand your knowledge base and strengthen your ability to communicate.
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Intelligent Lighting & Connectivity – NEW
Now that the lighting industry has been introduced to the Internet of Things (IoT), this focus area is intended to go from “we can do that” to “here’s how to do that!”
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Professional Development – NEW
This focus area is intended to address the business aspects of lighting for the professional who wants to know the ins-and-outs of the lighting industry or for those looking to start their own business.
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If you have any questions regarding speaking at LIGHTFAIR, please contact:

Michelle Moore, CEM, CMP
Executive Director, Conference

Melrose Berry, CMP
Conference Manager

“LIGHTFAIR is the "do-not-miss" event of the year for the lighting industry. Nowhere else do you get the mix of product exhibits, networking, and educational opportunities that are available at LFI. Every lighting professional should attend LFI, period.”

A. Garza
Iluminacion Total, S.A. de C.V.

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