Conference Program

Immersive Continuing Education: 169 CEUs Including 13 AIA-HSW Credits

Curated by Brienne Musselman, IES Director of Education & Standards, and a team of IES and IALD experts, the LightFair Conference offers 5 tracks, immersive workshops, an in-person LC Study Group and more.

Join the Festival

Your Destination for Design Inspiration

As the sun sets, a brilliant new world illuminates…Join NYCxDESIGN, LightFair and IALD for a Manhattan walking tour of iconic landmarks and historic areas. Uncover urban lighting insights.

Discover What's Possible

Immersive Lighting Installations: Circular Economy

Take an experiential tour of Immersive Lighting Installations conceptualized and created by manufacturer-lighting designer teams hand picked and matched by an IALD panel.

Keynote | May 23, 12 pm

Chasing Darkness Into the Light: Preserving Night Skies in National Parks

Karen Treviño, the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Chief will share her experiences, successes and challenges in turning a small, little known program into a national success and discuss how outdoor lighting can effect national park resources and values in this inspiring LightFair Keynote.

New Experiences, New Opportunities, New York!

Head to New York City, the design capital of the world as LightFair 2023 hosts new immersive experiences, networking opportunities and the industry's most comprehensive conference.

See you in NYC in 2023! Preview the floor plan.

Three partners. One shared goal.

The LightFair Advantage

Co-owned by the International Market Centers (IMC), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), LightFair represents the true voice of the industry.


The Most Comprehensive Lighting Education in the Industry

  • 169 hours of accredited education curated by the IES

  • The potential to earn up to 26 CEUs (70% of your LC requirements) in 5 days

  • In-depth workshops not found at most other events

  • An in-person LC Study Group with Craig Bernecker

  • An inspiring keynote address by Karen Treviño on responsible outdoor lighting

No other conference offers the variety, depth and quality of rich content and immersive experience LightFair offers. Don’t miss attending LightFair 2023. See you soon in New York!

Why Attend LightFair

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From Our Participants

Jeff Croskey, CEO

ALW Lighting

“This year (2022), LightFair exceeded our expectations. The crowd was amazing and many of our specifiers, lighting designers and architects did come out.”

Bill Schafer, Executive Vice President

Commercial Lighting, Crestron Electronics Inc.

“Since 2004 Crestron has been exhibiting at LightFair, starting with a modest 10x20 booth in New York all the way up to our 40x50 Zūm packed booth this year in Las Vegas. LightFair 2022 was evidence that this organization and the show are here to stay. We are looking forward to being back in New York in 2023!”

Cristalle Lamoure, Segment Manager


“The sessions have been great. I’ve heard about everything from sustainability to the behind-the-scenes experiences of lighting designers. It’s really helping me to assess how we can be a part of the lighting industry.”

Dawn Hollingsworth CLD, FIALD, WELL AP, Principal

Darkhorse Lightworks

“Lightfair is more than a trade show and conference. There is lasting value in the relationships each of us makes and maintains by attending the event.”

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