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2022 Lighting Trade Show & Conference Calendar

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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.


Dallas, TX
January 6 – 9, 2022

New York
March 15–16, 2022

National Hardware Show
Las Vegas 
April 5 - 7, 2022

Chicago, IL
June 13 - 15, 2022

LightFair 2022
Las Vegas
June 19-23, 2022

Dallas, TX
June 22 - 25, 2022

AIA Conference on Architecture 2022
Chicago, IL
June 23 - 25, 2022

IES Annual Conference 
New Orleans, LA
August 18-22

American Lighting Association Conference
Austin, TX
September 11 - 13, 2022

ArchLIGHT Summit
Dallas, TX
September 15 – 16, 2022

LightSPEC West
Los Angeles
September 21 - 22, 2022

IALD Enlighten Americas
Palm Springs, CA
September 29 – October 1, 2022

Dallas, TX
September 29 - October 1, 2022

Light + Building
Frankfurt, Germany
October 2-6, 2022

LightSPEC Midwest
Chicago, IL
October 5 - 6, 2022

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference 
Dallas, TX
October 10-13, 2022

NECA 2022
Austin, TX
October 16-18, 2022

NALMCO Annual Convention and Trade Show
Glendale, AZ
October 16-19, 2022

Greenbuild International 
San Francisco, CA
November 1-3, 2022

ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture
San Francisco
November 11-14, 2022

Live Design International (LDI) 
Las Vegas
November 14 – 20, 2022


And here’s a way-too-early look at a few of our favorite events planned for 2023


LEDucation 2023
New York
March 7 - 8, 2023

LightFair 2023
New York
May 21-25

IALD Enlighten Americas 2023
Banff, AB Canada
November 2-4, 2023

LightFair 2024
Las Vegas
Dates to be announced


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