• Submission Deadline: September 13th, 11:59pm EST

Share Your Expertise.

  • Las Vegas Convention Center
    Las Vegas, NV USA

  • Conference
    May 3-7, 2020

  • Trade Show
    May 5-7, 2020

Content Programming Areas

Share your expertise in design, process, application and technology to provide attendees with skills and knowledge that elevate current and future generations of professionals. Your speaking engagement will help to cultivate the collective body of knowledge that we rely on to be relevant in an ever-changing and technical field.

Application & Evidence-Based Design

This track focuses on methodology, design trends, tools and insight used to enable project success in the field of lighting. Presentations should reference concepts and/or cases that illustrate the details and techniques used to achieve design goals from project concept to completion. Evidence-Based Design research and case studies are strongly encouraged.

Possible topics for presentation proposals may include:

  • Healthcare applications
  • Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)
  • Protecting the integrity of research-based design decisions during the engineering and construction processes
  • Post occupancy evaluation (physical and human factors)
  • Research to inform the product development process
  • Lighting trends in specific applications (e.g., hospitality, retail, exterior, etc.)
  • Case studies
  • Accreditation insights (e.g., LEED, WELL Building, Living Building Challenge)
  • Budgeting lighting systems

Design Tools

This track covers the tools we as an industry may use to bring our designs to fruition. Presentations may include challenges and benefits of implementation, working examples, and interdisciplinary communication.

Possible topics for presentation proposals may include:

  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • BIM & CAD Software
  • Computational Design
  • Data Sharing, collaboration software, and synchronization
  • Daylight Modeling
  • Demonstrations and physical mockups
  • Emerging Software
  • Lighting Calculations
  • Lighting Details & Sketches
  • Luminaire development software
  • Misinterpretation and Over-reliance on design tools
  • Mobile 3D Scanning
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Rendering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Spreadsheets & Databases
  • Visualization

Human Experience + Environment

This track will explore the influence of lighting on the human experience and the environment.

Possible topics for presentation proposals may include:

  • The influence of light and color on circadian entrainment and physiology
  • The influence of light and color on behavior and perception
  • Global and cultural differences in lighting needs and preferences
  • Application and community specific lighting (e.g., healthcare, seniors, schools, animal habitats- zoos, aquariums, research facilities)
  • Dark-sky compliance and strategies
  • Impact of lighting on the natural environment (e.g., flora and fauna)
  • Balancing humans desires and environmental needs
  • Sustainable product design and manufacturing practices
  • Natural light (e.g., skylight, sunlight, firelight, moonlight)
  • Biophillic lighting approaches
  • Questioning the criteria
  • Light and sustainable agriculture
  • Glare and visual comfort

Innovation + Process

This track will explore sources of inspiration that inform the design process along with technology development. What sparks your creativity? How has this inspiration been translated into your projects, products, and/or company culture? What keeps you professionally inspired?

Possible topics for presentation proposals may include:

  • Light art installations and projection and pixel mapping
  • Festivals, civic lighting programs
  • Multi-media collaboration, and team dynamics
  • Sources of inspiration (e.g., poetry, music, photography, theater, nature)
  • Ground-breaking project examples and creative solutions
  • Unique materials and techniques
  • Radical product design
  • Idea generation and concept development
  • Successes, failures, insights

Professional Practice

The focus of this track is the development and evolution of professional strategies. Topics may be inspired by leadership and participation within individual practices, companies, or our industry as a whole.

Possible topics for presentation proposals may include:

  • Branding, marketing and identity
  • Contracts and negotiation
  • Design and intellectual property
  • Client empathy and education
  • Employment, recruitment and retention
  • Financial processes
  • Industry dynamics, networking and collaboration
  • Liability and insurance
  • Navigating regulations and codes
  • Product development and licensing
  • Professional development and certifications
  • Sales and ethics
  • Specification and design integrity
  • Stewardship and responsibility
  • Work/life balance

Technology & Integration

This track focuses on the design and specification of components and software that advance technology in the lighting industry, in addition to the implementation and interoperation of lighting, building and connected systems.

Possible topics for presentation proposals may include:

  • Standards and ratings for LEDs
  • Wired/Wireless lighting control protocols-pros and cons
  • Improvements in luminaire Design and Materials
  • Light source, drivers & power supply update
  • Product safety testing and labeling
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Sensor and device management
  • Integrated lighting controls and energy Management systems
  • Interrelated active and/or passive technologies (e.g., daylighting, natural ventilation and photovoltaics)
  • Networking of franchise or campus installations
  • Utility demand response programs and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Interpreting and managing BIG data
  • Enhancing safety, security and first responder support through lighting-based connectivity
  • Creating smart cities, case studies or research on IoT applications
  • Proactive maintenance

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