Institute Keynote

Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch

The Lowline: Rediscovering New York
James Ramsey, RAAD studio

Sponsored by - Booth 1533

Monday, April 22, 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM 
Cost: $55 in advance; $65 after March 28, 2013 (included in Institute registration)
Location: Ballroom, Pennsylvania Convention Center

James Ramsey will discuss how innovative lighting can produce startling design ideas and allow us to reconnect to the present. The Lowline is RAAD's concept for the creation of an underground garden in NYC. James Ramsey, the project inventor, will discuss some of the context and challenges of this bold and ambitious project. 

James Ramsey is the principal of RAAD and the creator of the Lowline. Ramsey’s experience in design began at Yale University, where he won a Bates Fellowship to study cathedral design in Europe. He then went to work as a satellite engineer for NASA, where he was a part of the team that created the Pluto Fast Flyby and the Cassini satellites. After his time at NASA, James gained large firm experience at DMSAS in Washington, DC and small firm knowledge, upon relocating to New York, at the boutique outfit, Penny Yates Architects. While teaching design at the Parsons School of Design, James worked to put the pieces in place to start his own design practice in 2004. RAAD has since built over a hundred projects, both in NYC and across the country. James Ramsey is the inventor of the Remote Skylight and founder of RAADStuff.

Show Keynote

Opportunities for Lighting in the Cleantech Revolution
Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Sponsored by - Booth 4047

Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Spotlight Lounge, Hall F

Vinod Khosla will present a cleantech investor’s perspective on how innovative approaches to lighting will transform this industry into potentially one of the most high-tech, creative and impactful sectors of the economy. What the lighting industry can achieve is a function of what it thinks it can achieve—not any other physical limitation.

Vinod Khosla is an Indian-born American businessman, venture capitalist and one of the co-founders of SUN Microsystems, where he served as its first CEO and Chairman in the early 1980s. In 1986, he became a general partner of the venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where he remained through the early 2000s. In 2004 Khosla formed his own firm, Khosla Ventures, which focuses on venture investments in various technology sectors, most notably clean technology.

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2013 Pricing

LFI for Students

4.21.13 – 4.22.13

4.23.13 – 4.25.13

Philadelphia, PA USA
Pennsylvania Convention Center


Exhibit Hall Dates & Hours
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 25, 2013
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

On-Site Registration Hours
Sunday, April 21, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, April 22, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM