The World's Largest Annual Lighting Conference

Conference Icon
The Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® and LIGHTFAIR Conference five-day program features over 70 courses and more than 140 speakers totaling more than 190 hours with accreditation.

View Conference Program Details - includes session and speaker details

Continuing Education Credits Information

All course registrations include FREE entrance to the LIGHTFAIR Exhibit Hall [not applicable to Non-Exhibiting Manufacturers].

Pre-Conference - May 6 - May 7, 2018

    Intensive courses and workshops of instruction on selected topics relating to a particular field within lighting. Choose one-day or two-day highly focused immersion courses or select three-hour workshops on a variety of topics.

Conference - May 8 - May 10, 2018

    90-minute lectures on specified topics
    90-minute seminar, plus lunch
    3-hour workshops
    Variety of 60-minute Forum sessions
    Shorter educational offerings
  • Chicago Architectural Cruise

Conference Levels

  1. FOUNDATIONAL - Limited lighting experience
  2. INTERMEDIATE - Moderate technical and/or design knowledge; equivalent of IES ED 150; up to 10 years working in lighting industry
  3. ADVANCED - Advanced technical or design knowledge and/or experience; 10+ years experience in lighting
  4. GENERAL - Applies to all audiences

2018 Forums

Smart Cities Forum - NEW FOR 2018

Light & Health Forum

Course Handouts

In an effort to be environmentally friendly, PRINTED HANDOUTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONSITE for any seminars and workshops. Only the in-depth 1-day and 2-day Institute courses will have printed handouts provided to participants at the Conference. All other course handouts – for all workshops and seminars – will be available online for registered course attendees to download prior to the Conference via their registration login.

Tracks for 2018

The Conference tracks are: Applications Research, Inspiration, Design Tools and Technologies, Core Knowledge, Design Strategies, Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity and Professional Development.