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Business | LEDucation | Event News | Jan 02, 2022

LEDucation 2022 Announces Lineup of Speakers

The 2022 LEDucation Trade Show & Conference, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City, will host a lively exchange of knowledge, inspiration, and aspiration. Presentations by eminent technical experts and thought leaders in the lighting industry will engage the LEDucation audience of lighting designers, architects, and lighting specifiers at all levels. The educational program begins with virtual sessions on Monday, March 14, 2022, followed by the in-person Trade Show and Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday March 15–16. LEDucation 2022 will celebrate the lighting industry with an expanded trade show floor and fresh opportunities to connect with colleagues and expand networks.

The LEDucation Presentations team assembled a slate of 40 outstanding speakers for 2022, featuring leading designers and engineers, technologists, makers, and entrepreneurs. The list includes researchers Ruth Taylor and Naomi Miller from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Mariana Figueiro of the Light and Health Research Center at Mount Sinai. Several speakers will address lighting for public spaces, including Leela Shanker of Borealis Lighting Studio, Bob Parks of the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance, and Rebeka Vital, of Ever Vital Design.

The online presentations on Monday feature a variety of topics including controls, sustainability, and lighting codes. “A Conversation Between North American and Europe on Embodied Carbon” is not to be missed. The two panel discussions anchoring the Tuesday sessions will deep-dive on lighting controls. The first will present priorities in writing an effective Controls Intents; the second discusses the impact of health and safety concerns on networked controls. Wednesday’s sessions center on leveraging technology to work for you, including a virtual-reality presentation by Josh Miller, Manager of Strategic Visualization at Acuity Brands. Smart lighting, solar, DMX, circadian lighting, DC-powered lighting, digital powerline controls—these technologies are all increasingly important in architectural lighting practice.

“The ability to offer both in-person and virtual sessions creates a more accessible platform allowing optimal flexibility for attendees,” stated Wendy Kaplan and Craig Fox, LEDucation Presentation Committee Co-Chairs.

All conference sessions are nonconcurrent, so you can attend as many as you like. All have been submitted for AIA CES approval, and multiple seminars will offer Health, Safety and Welfare learning units (HSW LUs). Credit updates will be available on the website in coming weeks.

Don’t miss the LEDucation 2022 Trade Show component. Exhibits will be open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15 and from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16. Leading manufacturers of architectural lighting, controls, and related technologies will display their latest products and technologies for customers to experience in-person.

In compliance with New York City COVID-19 ordinance, expect that both masks and proof of vaccination will be required. Event Safety Protocols can be found here: leducation.org/event-safety.

About LEDucation
Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of accredited seminars. LEDucation is a nonprofit event, and proceeds stimulate future LED advancements by supporting a variety of grants, scholarships, and lighting programs. Visit leducation.org for more information.

About the Designers Lighting Forum of New York
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. Founded in 1934, DLFNY is a not-for-profit organization, led by a volunteer Board of Managers and sustained by member dues and the generous support of corporate sponsors. The DLFNY enthusiastically provides designers, architects, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, educators, and students with opportunities to meet and experience the wonder of lighting in New York City and beyond. The DLFNY also supports formal lighting education through contributions to local universities and design schools, as well as national programs. Visit their website at dlfny.com.

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