LightFair Career Fair 2023

Prepare Yourself for a Successful Career in Lighting

Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned for LightFair 2025. The information below pertains to the show that took place May 21-25, 2023.

Are you a student or emergent lighting professional interested in career development? Some of the most brilliant minds and innovative ideas will converge at LightFair, Javits Center, New York, May 21-25, 2023. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your network, connect with lighting industry professionals and explore careers in lighting design and technology. Learn to present and position yourself in the best light to prospective employers.

  • Careers in Lighting presentation, portfolio reviews by Jill Cody, Dark Light Design, and an IALD Trust member

  • Interview and Resume Tips by Paul Pompeo and Joseph Vigil with the Pompeo Group

  • Date, Time, Location, Registration

    • Wednesday, May 24 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
    • Special Events Area, LightFair Show Floor, Javits Center, New York
    • Q&A, resume and portfolio reviews after the presentation
    • Student Registration offers FREE Expo Pass, 50% Off Conference


Student Registration offers FREE Expo Pass, 50% Off Conference

New to the lighting industry? Thinking of switching your specialty? Need career advice, resume building or interviewing tips? Don’t miss the LightFair Career Fair.

When registering for LightFair, be sure to indicate that you are a student in the job function drop-down to enjoy these student perks.

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About the Speakers

Cody, IALD, CLD, LC, LEED AP is a principal with Dark Light Design, with offices in Seattle and St. Louis. Her 25 years of lighting design experience include a wide variety of project types, from highly detailed historic landmarks to urban-scale master plans. Her other work includes corporate, education, civic, hospitality, and site projects that have been recognized with numerous awards for design and sustainability. Jill is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and the International Association of Lighting Designers; she is a LEED Accredited Professional, Lighting Certified, and a Certified Lighting Designer. Her industry involvement includes past service in roles with the IES and IALD, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the IALD Education Trust.

Paul Pompeo has over 25 years of experience in executive search, focusing on lighting, electrical, IoT and controls. Pompeo won multiple recruiting awards during his 16 years with Search West in California. He founded Pompeo Group in 2003 and specializes in searches for upper sales, marketing and general management professionals. Pompeo writes ‘The Company/The Candidate’ column for LD+A Magazine and is Past President of the IES in New Mexico. He has been a featured speaker at Lightfair, NAILD and was a featured panelist on the LDA Live! Jobs panel discussion at Lightfair 2019 in Philadelphia.

Joseph Vigil is a Senior Recruiter Associate specializing in electrical and lighting distribution. Joe started with Pompeo Group in February 2018 and was named Recruiter of the year for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Prior to this Joe had 20 years of distinguished service as a paramedic.

Explore More Opportunities
  • Don’t miss the New Attendee Tour if this is your first time at LightFair. Catch the Sales Star contest where some of the industry's top sales talent will compete for a coveted prize. View all on-floor events here.
  • Join the Pavilion Tours to learn more about the exhibitors and products in each category.
  • Explore Your Chosen Lightinerary – We’ve shortlisted and categorized the content you’ll find at LightFair into four lightineraries. Check out all Lightineraries at this link.
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