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Networking & Special Events

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Choose from among an exciting array of Networking & Special Events and find your best opportunity to join like-minded professionals from around the world in sharing ideas, promoting new thinking, and finding inspiration.

PLEASE NOTE:  Events, dates and times are subject to change. *Registration required / additional fees apply for some events. ** For attendees only

The HUB  NEW NAME!

Located in the Upper Level, Sails Pavilion, Booth 7029

Events
The popular LFI Spotlight Lounge will take on a new name this year – The HUB – to reflect the nature of the space and events that take place there. It is an interactive meeting place where those in the lighting and design community connect with colleagues from across the globe for networking, education and fun.
Sponsored by MINEBEA CO., LTD., Booth #7017

New Exhibitor Pavilion Events  NEW!

View the products and solutions from first-time LFI exhibitors and enjoy refreshments.  The New Exhibitor Pavilion, on the Ground Level, is a MUST-SEE area of the trade show floor.  These are great times to experience the technologies they have to offer.
  • Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm  | New Exhibitor Lounge Social (Tea/Lemonade & Soft Pretzel Nuggets)
  • Wednesday, April 27 at 3:00pm  | Sweet Treats (Ice Cream Treats)
  • Thursday, April 28 at 10:00am  | Morning Mingle (Coffee & Danish)

Schedule of Networking & Special Events

NOTE: Events, locations, dates and times are subject to change.
* Registration required / additional fees apply for some events.
DateTimeTitleLocation
Sun, April 24 12:15pm – 1:45pm Keynote Luncheon 1* - Daniel Stromborg, Firmwide Product Design Practice Area Leader, Gensler Ballroom 20 BCD, Upper Level
       
Mon, April 25 12:15pm – 1:45pm Keynote Luncheon 2* - Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group. Sponsored by EATON Ballroom 20 BCD, Upper Level
       
Tues, April 26 8:00am – 9:00am
(earlier start time)
LFI Innovation Awards®* (Continental Breakfast served at 7:30am) Ballroom 20 BCD, Upper Level
9:00am – 6:00pm IES & IALD Gallery of Awards Design Lounge, Booth 5142, Ground Level
9:00am – 6:00pm #LFI2016 POSTCARDS Booth 6829 - Upper Level, Sails Pavilion
9:00am – 6:00pm #LFI2016 PHOTOS Booth 6139 - Ground Level, Hall H
9:00am – 6:00pm KEEP CALM and… T-Shirt Giveaway (while supplies last) The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
9:30am – 11:00am New Attendee Orientation & Tour* Room 28E
10:30am – 11:15am IALD: Lighting Design Certification Update The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
11:30am – 12:15pm Meet the New Smart Adjustable Light for the IoT - Revolutionizing the Lighting Industry. Exhibitor Presentation, Sponsored by MINEBEA CO., LTD The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
12:15pm – 1:45pm The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education Luncheon* Room 17AB, Mezzanine Level
12:45pm – 1:30pm Beyond Illumination: How Lighting and IoT Is Delivering Additional Value for Business. Exhibitor Presentation, Sponsored by PHILIPS The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
2:00pm – 3:30pm New Approach to Outdoor Lighting Design. Exhibitor Seminar,  Presented by FX LUMINAIRE The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
4:00pm – 4:45pm Light Automation: IoT Platform for Wireless LED lighting & Smart City Services. Exhibitor Presentation, Sponsored by AUTEC LIGHT CONTROL The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
4:00pm – 5:00pm New Exhibitor Lounge Social (Tea/Lemonade & Soft Pretzel Nuggets) New Exhibitor Pavilion, Ground Level, Hall A
5:00pm – 6:00pm Happy Hour in The HUB The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
       
Wed, April 27 9:00am – 6:00pm IES & IALD Gallery of Awards Design Lounge, Booth 5142, Ground Level
9:00am – 6:00pm KEEP CALM and… T-Shirt Giveaway (while supplies last) The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
9:00am – 6:00pm #LFI2016 POSTCARDS Booth 6829 - Upper Level, Sails Pavilion
9:00am – 6:00pm #LFI2016 PHOTOS Booth 6139 - Ground Level, Hall H
9:30am – 10:15am Community Connections: Architects, Designers & Lighting Designers Meet & Greet The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
10:30am – 12:00pm Coordinating Product Testing Across North American Programs and Regulations. Exhibitor Seminar, Presented by UL The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
12:15pm – 1:00pm Impact Speaker - Legends of Lighting: James Carpenter on "The Substance of Light in the Public Realm" The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
12:15pm – 1:45pm The NCQLP LC Luncheon* Room 17AB, Mezzanine Level
1:00pm – 1:45pm Enabling Intelligent Cities, Sponsored by CURRENT, POWERED BY GE The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
2:00pm – 2:45pm How Smart Cities Become Smarter - Sustainable Technology Solutions You Can Implement Right Now. Exhibitor Presentation, Sponsored by MINEBEA CO., LTD The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
3:00pm – 3:45pm Oh to Be Young and in the Lighting Industry!, panel moderated by Paul Tarricone, Editor & Publisher of LD&A magazine The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
3:00pm Sweet Treats (Ice Cream Treats) New Exhibitor Pavilion, Ground Level
4:00pm – 4:45pm Adaptive Lighting ‘Things’ for Optimized Operations & Maintenance. Exhibitor Presentation, Sponsored by AUTEC LIGHT CONTROL The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
5:00pm – 6:00pm Meet the Speakers Reception: Connect with the LFI Conference presenters over wine and local San Diego craft beer Karl Strauss Red Trolley The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
6:00pm – 12:00am 33rd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards* Off-site IALD event, San Diego Air and Space Museum
       
Thurs, April 28 9:00am – 3:00pm IES & IALD Gallery of Awards Design Lounge, Booth 5142, Ground Level
9:00am – 6:00pm #LFI2016 POSTCARDS Booth 6829 - Upper Level, Sails Pavilion
9:00am – 6:00pm #LFI2016 PHOTOS Booth 6139 - Ground Level, Hall H
9:00am – 3:00pm KEEP CALM and… T-Shirt Giveaway (while supplies last) The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
9:30am – 10:15am IES Presents: LC Exam Study Group Update The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
10:00am Morning Mingle (Coffee & Danish) New Exhibitor Pavilion, Ground Level
10:30am – 11:15am Women in Lighting: An Open Dialogue Continued The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
12:00pm – 1:00pm Appreciation Lunch: Free Lunch for LFI Attendees The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029
1:00pm Welcome to Philadelphia LFI 2017 Gift Card Giveaway The HUB, Sails Pavilion, Upper Level, Booth 7029