The transformative powers of innovation and imagination will converge in a global presentation of light and technology at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia May 7 – 11 (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 7 – 8; Trade Show & Conference: May 9 – 11).
Attendees from around the world will explore the future of lighting design at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, with the 2017 LIGHTFAIR trade show floor producing its largest footprint in history and showcasing two new pavilions. The Conference program will offer a robust complement of courses and topics featuring new speakers, compelling keynotes and informative education sessions. A full networking schedule will give attendees the opportunity to make connections with industry professionals from around the world.
LIGHTFAIR 2017 will afford attendees new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propelling lighting design into the future. Two new pavilions—Intelligent Lighting and IoT—will display cutting-edge products and solutions showcased in product presentations featuring technology and connectivity innovations.
The Intelligent Lighting Pavilion features smart lighting solutions that provide the benefit of controlling the lighting in a space by using sensors and data to maximize efficiency and energy savings.
The IoT Pavilion displays the intricate technology used to create a network that uses the power of connectivity to achieve greater efficiency, reduce operation costs and collect valuable data.
77 courses, 190 hours of education
The Conference will bring the global lighting, design and technology community’s most influential voices to the LIGHTFAIR stage in a program offering 77 courses totaling more than 190 education hours.
The 2017 Conference program features new speakers, compelling keynotes and informative education sessions in a robust array of courses and topics.
Highlighting the Conference are two leading-edge Forums that will explore some of the newest advancements in the industry – IoT & Smart Lighting Forum and Light & Health Forum. Each all-day forum is comprised of six one-hour sessions that delve into the innovative developments driving the industry forward. Sessions will be available as a package or à la carte.
The IoT & Smart Lighting Forum on Wednesday, May 10, explores the benefits of connectivity that drive lighting and technology ahead. Session topics include connected lighting, intelligent building, facility design, cyber security and city impact. This forum complements the 2017 launch of LIGHTFAIR’s IoT Pavilion and Intelligent Lighting Pavilion on the trade show floor. The IoT & Smart Lighting Forum is sponsored by ENLIGHTED, INC., Booth 3849.
The Light & Health Forum outlines the impact of light on biological health and well-being and addresses current issues such as the potential for blue light as a hazard. This forum also takes place on Wednesday, May 10, and sessions cover research, circadian light, blue light, independent living facility design, 24-hour lighting environments and hospital lighting.
New tracks in the Conference include Core Knowledge, Design Strategies, Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity and Professional Development. Core Knowledge courses introduce attendees to a topic or tool to which they have limited exposure. Design Strategies courses explore the design process and how we communicate intent and document design. Now that the lighting industry has been introduced to the Internet of Things (IoT), the Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity track is intended to go from “we can do that” to “here’s how to do that!” Professional Development courses address the business and entrepreneurial aspects of the lighting industry. The continuing tracks are: Applications Research, Inspiration and Design Tools and Technologies.
LIGHTFAIR will continue to offer 60-minute sessions which offer a shorter course length while covering some of the industry’s most relevant topics such as horticulture design, LED investment, experiential design, lighting control systems, sport broadcast lighting, city lighting, parking facilities and circadian lighting.
Philadelphia provides engaging destinations for an off-site tour sponsored by B-K LIGHTING & TEKA ILLUMINATION, Booth 3325, to lighting design projects by The Lighting Practice.
Networking and Awards
The HUB will continue to be the interactive meeting space where those in the lighting and design community connect with colleagues from across the globe for networking, education and fun. There will be events in the New Exhibitor Pavilion which provide attendees the chance to view the latest innovations from first-time exhibitors while enjoying refreshments.
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 will take place on May 9 beginning at 8 a.m., with the LFI trade show floor opening at 9 a.m.
For LIGHTFAIR International 2017, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, May 7 – Monday, May 8, 2017 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, May 9 – Thursday, May 11, 2017.