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2022 - 2023 Lighting Trade Show & Conference Calendar

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In-person lighting-related events continue to return in 2022 and 2023

 

After pandemic-induced hibernation and uncertainty, the lighting industry events are returning and relaunching with new features, programs and offerings designed to attract live attendees while also – in some cases – giving an opportunity for lighting people to attend portions virtually.

Two new events, LightSPEC West and LightSPEC Midwest were scheduled to have inaugural events in Fall 2022, but as the LightSPEC Midwest event drew closer and the exhibitor list remained relatively short, show organizers canceled the Chicago event.  LightSPEC West cites over 100+ exhibitors and appears to be a full go.  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.  The annual conference of National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) will occur in Dallas the day before ArchLIGHT Summit.

Frankfurt, Germany’s Light + Building is the world’s largest lighting trade show and in October will be hosting its first event since 2018.  Event organizers postponed the March 2022 edition by several months and are billing it as the Autumn Edition.  We look forward to learning how the North American lighting communities show up for double-whammy of Light + Building and Octoberfest in Germany.

In New York City, two of North America’s most popular lighting events will take place just 10 ½ weeks apart in 2023.  LEDucation will occur March 6-7 and LightFair is set for May 21-25. Some electrical distributors may feel conflicted about attending LightFair as the NAED National Meeting occurs the same exact days.

Strategies in Light is not planning a 2022 event. No official word on whether it will return in 2023.

Below is a chronological list of both mainstream and specialized lighting-related events for the second half of 2022 and 2023.


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

2022 NAILD Convention is co-located with ArchLIGHT Summit and occurs September 14-16.


LightSPEC West
Los Angeles
September 21 - 22, 2022


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


CEDIA Expo
Dallas, TX
September 29 - October 1, 2022


Light + Building
Frankfurt, Germany
October 2-6, 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



2023 Events
More listings to come as dates are announced

 

Lightovation
Dallas, TX
January 10 - 13, 2023


LEDucation 2023
New York
March 7 - 8, 2023


LightFair 2023
New York
May 21-25, 2023


NAED National Meeting
Marco Island, FL 
May 23-25, 2023


AIA Conference on Architecture 2023
San Francisco, CA
June 8 - 10, 2023


NeoCon
Chicago, IL
June 12 - 14, 2023


ArchLIGHT Summit
Dallas, TX
September 19-20, 2023


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


 

And a way-too-early look at 2024:
 

 

LEDucation 2024
New York
March 19 - 20, 2024


LightFair 2024
Las Vegas
Dates to be announced

 

 

 

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