December 13, 2021
2022 Lighting Trade Show & Conference Calendar
After nearly two years of live event postponements, cancellations and on-the-fly conversions to virtual events, 2022 may be the year that in-person lighting industry events see a steady comeback
A steady flow of in-person lighting-related events is scheduled for 2022. As people have returned to stadiums, arenas and airports, the organizers of trade shows and conferences are expecting the collective palettes of businesspeople to once again be open to attending trade shows and conferences at convention centers and hotels.
Two new events, LightSPEC West and LightSPEC Midwest will have inaugural events in Fall 2022. The events are owned by Endeavor Business Media who, in 2021, purchased the assets of the now-defunct LightShow West and LED Specifier Summit.
ArchLIGHT Summit had its first-ever event in September 2021, and is planning its second iteration at the Dallas Market Center in September.
Light + Building and LEDucation occur simultaneously in March. Many North American lighting professionals may opt to spend their time in New York City in lieu of flying to Germany for the first Light + Building since 2018.
And, of course, just 7 months and 3 weeks after LightFair 2021 wrapped up in New York, LightFair 2022 returns to Las Vegas in June 2022.
Strategies in Light is not planning a 2022 event at this time – in-person, virtual or otherwise.
An unintended consequence of the pandemic is that it may have accelerated the adoption of “hybrid conferences” that provide simultaneous in-person and live virtual opportunities to engage with the event. Some conferences, however, may be hesitant to fully embrace a live virtual component for fear that the virtual option may dissuade some participants from attending in person.
Below is a chronological list of both mainstream and specialized lighting-related events.
January 6 – 9, 2022
March 15–16, 2022
National Hardware Show
April 5 - 7, 2022
June 13 - 15, 2022
June 19-23, 2022
June 22 - 25, 2022
AIA Conference on Architecture 2022
June 23 - 25, 2022
IES Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
American Lighting Association Conference
September 11 - 13, 2022
September 15 – 16, 2022
September 21 - 22, 2022
IALD Enlighten Americas
Palm Springs, CA
September 29 – October 1, 2022
September 29 - October 1, 2022
Light + Building
October 2-6, 2022
October 5 - 6, 2022
IES Street & Area Lighting Conference
October 10-13, 2022
October 16-18, 2022
NALMCO Annual Convention and Trade Show
October 16-19, 2022
San Francisco, CA
November 1-3, 2022
ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture
November 11-14, 2022
Live Design International (LDI)
November 14 – 20, 2022
And here’s a way-too-early look at a few of our favorite events planned for 2023
March 7 - 8, 2023
Dates: No official announcement, but clues point towards the week of May 21.
IALD Enlighten Americas 2023
Banff, AB Canada
November 2-4, 2023
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