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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

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


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

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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