Meet the Tour Guides for LightFair 2022

Tour Guides

There’s a lot to see on the trade show floor and you want to ensure you don’t miss any must-see booths and products. Tours are an efficient way to capture the latest lighting trends in each category while making the most of your time here.

Take Curated Pavilion Tours with Pros

Explore what’s new in each category. Compare products from different manufacturers. Get the inside scoop as you join curated pavilion tours with handpicked leaders who live and breathe the category.

Curated Tour Benefits

  • Curated tours are included with your registration – be it a conference pass or an expo pass.
  • All you need to do is show up at the designated time and join the leader as they walk you through the category.
  • You’ll have the chance to stop at different booths and connect with the exhibitors.
  • Once the tour ends, you can always come back to visit the booths that interested you the most and spend more time learning about their products and solutions.

Tour headsets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to arrive on time.

(Update: The Best Booth Winners Tour is now canceled.)

You Will Be In Good Hands

We’ve selected tour guides based on their experience and expertise in the category. Connect with them to learn more and gather further insights into the category.

Tour Schedule and Tour Guides for LightFair 2022

Design Pavilion Tour
Led by Dawn Hollingsworth
Darkhorse Lightworks
June 22 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Take a tour of the vibrant Design Pavilion that showcases domestic and international high-style, decorative commercial designs and products including cove, linear lighting, chandeliers, sconces, pendants and flush-mounts as well as custom fixtures.

Outdoor Pavilion Tour
Led by Benjamin Basom
Windward Lighting Studio
June 22 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm

The Outdoor Pavilion Tour showcases a wide spectrum of environmentally responsible exterior lighting solutions: municipal, city and street lighting, lighting for recreational/sporting events, landscape lighting, road and tunnel lighting, control systems, directional, path, step and area lighting, bollards and underwater lighting.

Smart Pavilion Tour
Led by Daniel Blitzer
The Practical Lighting Workshop
June 22 | 10:15 – 11:15 am

On the Smart Pavilion Tour you will find the latest trends, products and ideas in smart lighting and building solutions using sensors, controls, connectivity and data analysis to maximize efficiency, energy savings and end user comfort via IoT and Intelligent Lighting.

The Collective Tours

The Collective is a relatively new, exclusive area on the show floor reserved for exhibitors who are IALD LIRC or IES Sustaining Members. The Collective Tour is your chance to explore unique products showcased by select, comparable manufacturers and experience a show within the show. We are offering three separate tours for The Collective led by experienced lighting design pros – be sure to join at least one of them.

The Collective Tour 1
Led by Lisa VanZee
Hartranft Lighting Design
June 21 | 2:30 – 3:30 pm

The Collective Tour 2
Led by Evelyn McGowan
June 22 | 1 – 2 pm

The Collective Tour 3
Led by Vasudha Rathi
HLB Lighting Design
June 23 | 11 am – 12 pm

Winners Tours

Besides curated pavilion tours, there are two special tours to showcase the winners of the LightFair Innovation Awards and Best Booth Awards.

The LightFair Innovation Awards celebrate the best products submitted across 14 categories and in addition, recognize four special winners for the Technical Award, Design Excellence Award, Most Innovative Product of the Year Award and a Judges’ Citation Award. The awards are a coveted honor and prestigious recognition of the industry’s top innovations. The winning products and manufacturers will be announced at noon on June 21 and the tour will follow shortly after. Don’t miss this tour to see our industry’s best.

LightFair Innovation Awards Winners Tour

Led by Mark Roush
Experience Light LLC
June 21 | 12:45 – 1:45 pm

Update: Please note the Best Booth Awards Tour has been canceled.

Join the Best Booth Awards tour to see the most well-designed booths recognized, among other things, for how effectively they represent their category and present their products.

Best Booth Winners Tour(Update: This tour is canceled)
Led by Ron Kurtz
Dark Light Design
June 22 | 2:45 – 3:45 pm

First Time at LightFair? These Pros Will Show You the Ropes.

New Attendee Orientation and Tour
Led by Carla Bukalski (Current) and Lisa Reed (Envision Lighting Design)
June 21, 2022 | 9:30-11:30 am

Double down on your time management and show floor navigation skills with Lisa Reed and Carla Bukalski. A lively orientation followed by a brief tour will help you make the most of your LightFair experience.

The information here is subject to change. Please visit for the latest.

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