The LightFair Conference and Trade Show engages the lighting industry once again through the return of sourcing, in-person education and networking events October 25-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
“In just a few days, LightFair will resume its position of allowing powerful connections to be made, educating the future of the lighting and design industries and serving as the sourcing pinnacle for commercial and architectural lighting,” said Dan Darby, show director. “The top-notch education at LightFair’s Conference and Trade Show is a hallmark of the lighting industry, and opening our doors is the first step of an amazing rebound for this community.”
Conference and Tracks
LightFair’s five-day educational conference offers more than thirty-five sessions ranging from LightFair Institute—with its two-day, one-day, and three-hour long courses—and six tracks presented as sixty- or ninety-minute sessions. The tracks are Application & Evidence-Based Design; Art + Inspiration; Design Tools + Techniques; Experiencing Light; Professional Development + Practice; and Technology.
Admission to the LightFair Conference, which runs October 25-29 in the Jacob K Javits Convention Center 1E meeting rooms, ranges in price from $90 to $1,495.
Pavilions and Trade Show Floor
Over 200+ exhibitors will showcase the newest in top-of-the-line lighting resources at this year’s LightFair Trade Show, October 27-29. Exhibit floor resources, including some veteran LightFair brands, will showcase their products across five pavilions—Smart Pavilion, Design Pavilion, Outdoor Pavilion, The Collective and the New Exhibitor Pavilion—and in individual booths.
As an added benefit, all visitors to the New Exhibitor Pavilion are eligible to win one of three $250 Visa gift cards in LightFair’s new “Watts New” contest. To join, attendees must log five or more visits to new exhibitors in the pavilion through the LightFair mobile app, where visits will be tracked and winners will be announced.
Product innovation and booth display will be recognized with two special onsite awards. On October 26, the annual LightFair Innovation Award will celebrate fourteen categories of the lighting industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced in the past twelve months winners. Best Booth winners will be recognized in four categories on October 28 during the LightFair Trade Show.
Educational and Networking Events Return at LightFair’s Trade Show
Three LightFair event locations—LightFair Live, the Special Events Area, and the Designery—will showcase more than forty-five educational and networking events, as well as guided tours across all five pavilions.
LightFair Live will feature seven presenters discussing topics such as: utilizing smart lighting; and understanding Bluetooth mesh.
The Special Events Area, featuring seven of the industry’s leading membership organizations, is a collaborative space for networking with industry professionals through eight events such as: scavenger hunts, open houses and meetings.
The Designery offers twelve educational sessions covering topics such as: composing a winning award submittal; lighting designed for sex; and the LightFair mentorship Q&A panel.
The LightFair Mobile App, available in the App Store and on Google Play, allows for easier navigation of the show floor, provides time and location of events and education as well as full conference information.
The trade show floor will showcase a total of 200-plus lighting exhibitors. Trade show access, as well as LightFair’s 45-plus exhibit floor events, is complimentary for the 2021 edition.
Safer Floor. Safer Show.
LightFair 2021 has adapted to allow safer product exploration and education as outlined in its “Safer Floor. Safer Show.” guidelines. LightFair is working closely with the Javits Center to stay up-to-date on recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and the city of New York, including the vaccination requirement to attend.
Additionally, through a special partnership with LightFair, exhibitor Energy Focus’ mUVe UV-C surface disinfection robot will sanitize surfaces throughout the exhibit hall after hours. Once programmed with the show floor plan, the disinfection robot will move on its own around the exhibit hall at a speed of eighteen inches-per-second using a powerful beam of UV light to disinfect all surfaces including the floor, within a one meter radius.