PHILADELPHIA -- Three months after the Las Vegas show and conference, LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) has developed and expanded its educational program for 2011, and is now seeking the industry’s leaders to present next year.
LFI, an annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference featuring the LIGHTFAIR Institute and the LIGHTFAIR Daylighting Institute, calls for speakers to submit proposals for the 2011 conference May 15-19 in its new location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Industry experts are invited to submit lighting-related topics from novice to advanced, including (but not limited to) applications, software, control systems, product updates, building integration, BIM, retrofitting, design innovations, daylighting, sustainable and environmental design, case studies, lighting fundamentals and professional development.
Those chosen will present to architects, specifiers, lighting designers, interior designers, engineers, energy consultants, facility managers, government officials, landscape architects, consultants, retail designers, urban planners, lighting manufacturers, contractors, students and more.
Expanding on its Daylighting Institute and LIGHTFAIR Institute workshops and conference courses, the LFI educational program will now offer a new category within its seminar tracks, Retrofit and Update, focusing on a significant and timely topic of discussion for the lighting industry. This track concentrates on technologies and strategies for lighting interventions in buildings or projects that already exist. Presentations will explore the challenges and advantages of integrating new lighting fixtures, controls and infrastructure into existing buildings to improve the visual environment, energy conservation and efficiencies.
Additionally, in response to the launch at the 2010 show and conference, LFI will again offer both the Building Integration track and the Design Symposium courses for the second year in 2011.
All submissions must be made via the official LFI website at www.lightfair.com. Submissions will be accepted online until Sept. 13.