By Alyssa Dalton
December 19, 2013 – The Lightfair International (LFI) 2014 Conference says it is bringing together top lighting and design experts to create the largest conference in its 25-year history. The Conference—“continues as a centrepiece of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference”—will take place in June 1-5, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The upcoming conference curriculum will champion integrated design as a central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars in common focus to illustrate how technology, tools, problem-solving and inspiration converge in contemporary practice. More than 140 speakers from various disciplines have been selected to lead 80 course offerings, totaling more than 220 hours with AIA, ASLA, BOMI, IDCEC, IES and NCQLP accreditation.
New features for next year include:
• Shift from course tracks to four theme areas: Inspiration, Technology and Tools, Problem-Solving and Integrated Design
• Debut of two all-day forums: LFI Healthcare Lighting Forum and LFI Hospitality Lighting Forum
• Introduction of exhibitor-led Lunch & Learn seminars
The newest additions to the conference are the two all-day forums, which each offer five specialized 90-minute seminars presented by industry players. The LFI Healthcare Lighting Forum will feature global trends, patient room lighting, case studies, evidence-based design, a hospital panel, energy efficiency and healing environments of the future. The LFI Hospitality Lighting Forum will cover collaborative design, hotel and restaurant renovations, story-telling through lighting, LED retrofit savings and lighting strategies for hotels and convention centres.