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LightFair 2021

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May 16 - May 20, 2021
429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

LightFair, North America’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference, returns to the newly renovated Jacob K. Javits Center in New York in 2021, joining NYCxDESIGN’s roster of design-focused events, panels and experiences.

The conference is being conducted May 16-20, while the tradeshow runs May 18-20.

Regarding attendee health: Organizers say their protocols may include temperature checks, wearing masks, physical distancing, touchless systems, frequent sanitization, etc. “We are working closely with the Javits Center, our vendor partners and field experts to implement the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene,” says organizers, adding they will update their measures to align with the latest CDC and New York State recommendations.

Organizers are inviting lighting thought leaders to apply to present at the 2021 conference, but you only have until September 14, 2020, to do so.

“The LightFair conference is the hallmark educational event of the year for the lighting industry, where the best and the brightest come together to cultivate the collective body of knowledge for this ever-changing and technical field,” said show director Dan Darby. “The 2021 conference’s staging during NYCxDESIGN expands the impact of the content by making it a part of a global discussion on design.”

Proposals are invited for content across 6 tracks:

• Application + Evidence-Based Design focuses on methodologies and design trends used to enable project success in lighting.

• Art + Inspiration explores the sources of inspiration and technology developments that inform design.

• Design Tools + Techniques covers the means and methods designers use to bring ideas to fruition.

• Experiencing Light explores the influence of light on the human experience and nature.

• Professional Development + Practice focuses on the development and evolution of a career or company.

• Technology explores the design and specification of components and software that advance technology in the lighting industry.

However, LightFair also welcomes submissions that “defy categorization” but are relevant to the lighting field. More information about each track is available in the application.

Applications must be completed online at Lightfair.com/call-for-speakers, where you can also download the Proposal Guide. Applicants are asked to submit a title, description, learning objectives and biography.

LightFair is owned by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and International Market Centers.

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