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LightFair will host the world’s premier lighting conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from June 19-23, 2022. Emerging and experienced professionals from across commercial and architectural lighting will gather to learn new skills and advance the industry.

The deadline for applications was October 1, 2021. Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee.

Enjoy the spotlight and speaker perks.

Presenting at LightFair is a prestigious, paid speaking opportunity. Here’s what you will receive if selected as a LightFair speaker in 2022:

  • Compensation (see details below)
  • Free accommodation (one complimentary hotel night per course day for out-of-town speakers)
  • Technology and necessary equipment for your presentation
  • Custom LightFair branded graphics to promote your session
  • 3-day unlimited Conference and Exhibit Hall access (excludes Pre-Conference)
  • Networking opportunities at LightFair

Compensation for confirmed speakers.

All speakers will receive a 3-Day Conference Package. Travel and incidentals will NOT be covered.

Includes one complimentary hotel night per course day for out-of-town speakers. Does NOT include free admittance to Pre-Conference courses.

  • 60-Minute Courses.

    One speaker $500
    Two $350 each

  • 90-Minute Courses.

    One speaker $750
    Two or more $375 each

  • 3-Hour Workshops.

    One speaker $875
    Two or more $450 each

  • 1-Day and 2-Day Courses.

    One speaker $1750
    Two or more $900 each

Your safety is our priority.

LightFair’s new “Safer Show. Safer Floor.” health and safety protocols will be updated as needed to adhere to the latest guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and New York State.

Craft Your Course in 3 Steps

  • Choose a Focus Area or Pitch Your Own
  • Identify Your Audience
  • Choose a Format and Duration

1. Choose a Focus Area.

Choose a topic pertaining to one of the below focus areas or pitch your own idea. We are open to new topics and tracks that are relevant to our audience.

  • Evidence-Based Design
  • The Art of Lighting
  • Design Guidance + Tools
  • Experiencing Light
  • The Business of Lighting and Professional Practice
  • Technologies
  • The Next Decade

2. Identify Your Audience.

Think about the experience level and specific professional objectives of your audience.

3. Choose the Format and Duration.

Determine the length, style and type of presentation for best impact.

What speakers are saying.

Nitika Agrawal | LightFair 2021 Speaker

Award-Winning Lighting Director | Light Dew

“LightFair has a high standard for selecting their speakers over other international conferences. LightFair provides feedback on the content of your presentation and allows the speaker to think outside the box. It has always been a pleasure to be part of the conference.”

Naomi Miller, FIES, FIALD

Designer/Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Past Speaker

“LightFair is a brilliant forum for getting your message out and influencing the lighting industry. People at all levels and professions attend, and you are likely to get a wide audience with lively questions that stimulate thought, discussion, and sometimes congenial arm-wrestling!”

Doug Walter, AIA, NKBA, IES

Doug Walter Architects

Past Speaker

“I was a first time LightFair speaker this (pandemic) year. Compared to the 4 or 5 other national conferences I've spoken at, LightFair was much smoother and more supportive from start to finish. I was particularly pleased because a handful of attendees reached out to me via email after the session for answers to specific project-related questions. All in all, a terrific experience. If you've never presented before, don't let that stop you; put together a proposal and give it a try. If you are selected, they will coach you all the way through.”

Haley Robson LC, LEED, IALD

Principal | Director Lighting, Bernhard TME

Past Speaker

“I’ve spoken at many conferences and LightFair is by far the most organized conference I attend all year. When the pandemic impacted the 2020 conference, LightFair made the transition to a virtual conference in a well-organized manner and communicated clearly with presenters. I am thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to speak at LightFair for the past two years and look forward to future conferences.”

Charles G. Stone II FIALD IES LC LEED® AP BD+C

President | FISHER MARANTZ STONE

Past Speaker

“This LightFair was unique, challenging presenters to create engaging digital presentations and attendees to embrace a brave new didactic world. I really enjoyed that challenge. Come on in, it’s bright in here.”

Conference schedule will be announced in January 2020.

May 19, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 23, 2019
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