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SEEKING lighting leaders for Lightfair 2014 in Las Vegas


August 12, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

August 12, 2013—Lightfair International (LFI) has issued a global Call for Speakers for Lightfair 2014, North America’s preeminent commercial and architectural lighting conference and exposition, taking place in Las Vegas, June 1-5. And EBMag will be there!

Top lighting and design practitioners are sought to deliver the 2014 conference curriculum, which boasts ‘integrated design’ as a central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars to illustrate how technology, tools, problem-solving and inspiration converge in contemporary practice.

Experts from the lighting industry and other industries and professions—such as architecture, design, engineering, exterior and roadway, facility management, government, healthcare, hospitality, alternative energy (including solar power), transportation and more—are encouraged to pursue presentation opportunities at LFI 2014.

The 2014 conference promises to provide knowledge and perspectives on how a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach can improve design outcomes for the betterment of the human experience through four theme areas:

• Inspiration sessions address rule-breakers, creators of new pathways… re-defining the human experience within the built environment.
• Technology and tools sessions should address new and innovative elements. Subjects might include software, sources, luminaire components, controls, alternative/solar energy sources, daylighting and more.
• Problem-solving sessions address the process of achieving a viable solution through the successful combination of ideas. Situations may range from business-related issues to technology and design.
• Integrated design sessions address the holistic design process of a product or an environment that incorporates the collaboration of design professionals, manufacturers, builders, owners and/or occupants. Case studies or in-depth review of solutions that emphasize how the collaborative process affected the outcome are encouraged.

Courses range in level (e.g. general, foundational, intermediate and advanced) and length (90-minute seminars, 3-hour workshops, 1-day and 2-day courses).

Submissions and speaker suggestions will be accepted online ONLY until September 16, 2013.

Lightfair International is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).