The worlds of design, technology, controls and systems integration converge in an incomparable presentation of innovation and education—all in the global celebration of lighting advancement that is LIGHTFAIR International 2015 May 3-7 in New York’s Javits Center.
The 26th staging of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference will see an expanded trade show floor showcasing more than 500 exhibiting companies presenting the industry’s newest and most advanced products and technologies to an expansive attendee population of lighting designers, specifiers, architects, consultants and engineers from around the world. LFI 2015 category expansions include alternative energy, solar power, software, exterior and roadway, digital signage, healthcare and hospitality.
Augmenting the trade show experience is the LFI 2015 Conference, which will feature more than 140 speakers, the new LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum and the inauguration of shorter, 30- and 60-minute course options to complement its seminars, workshops, Forum and Lunch & Learn sessions. The LFI Conference continues to be the global stage for innovative knowledge and ideas of the future, with experts from around the world leading courses on the most cutting-edge topics in lighting, technology and design. There are 78 course offerings in 2015, all connected to the central theme of integrated design. The focus areas/tracks are inspiration, applications research, technology & tools and methodology.
Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the prestigious LFI Innovation Awards will highlight the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. The presentation takes place on May 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the LFI trade show floor will open at 10 a.m. A full schedule of events will take place from May 3-7 including keynotes, an impact speaker series, networking events, giveaways, industry updates and exhibitor presentations.
The Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute and LIGHTFAIR Conference program includes 11 Institute courses, 15 Institute workshops, 29 seminars, two Conference workshops, five Forum seminars, 12 60-minute sessions, two 30-minute Power Lunches and two Lunch & Learn seminars – totaling more than 210 hours with accreditation.
For LIGHTFAIR International 2015, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, May 3 – Monday, May 4, 2015 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 7, 2015.