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The Designery: Chock-Full of Lighting Inspiration and Education

When we say you’ll experience five days of lighting education, inspiration and discovery around every corner at LightFair, we’re not kidding.

In addition to an immersive Pre-Conference featuring in-depth sessions and hands-on workshops offering CEUs two days prior to the trade show, and a comprehensive lineup of 60-minute and 90-minute Conference courses covering everything from horticultural lighting solutions to human-centric design, LightFair also offers on-floor sessions at multiple locations that you can attend without having to leave the trade show floor.

One such location is The Designery.

Introduced in 2021, The Designery, located within the Design Pavilion is a networking and inspiration hub for lighting designers, architects, specifiers and interior designers, among others.

The Designery – LightFair 2021

The Designery sessions tend to be more design focused, interactive and informal in keeping with the venue and ambience, and cater to a more design-dedicated audience. The Design Pavilion showcases high-end, decorative and commercial products and solutions and custom fixtures. The Designery expands your discovery process with inspiring, informative talks and panel discussions, offering additional opportunities to network with the lighting design community.

There is no substitute for the breadth and depth of accredited lighting education offered in the LightFair Conference, but even if you only have a few hours to spend at LightFair and would like to make the most of your time here, consider earning CEUs in between booth visits by attending these accredited sessions in The Designery.

Accredited Lighting Education on the Show Floor

For 2022, our lineup of topics and speakers spans the gamut. All on-floor sessions are included with any type of registration – conference or expo pass – however, note that seating may be limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. There is no separate registration required for the 2022 Designery Sessions.

Check out these 2022 sessions at The Designery.

ART LIGHT: Transcendent Illumination
L22DS1 | June 21, 2022 | 11 am – 12 pm
Speaker: Charles Stone – Fisher Marantz Stone
1 hour CEU credit

ART LIGHT will explore a range of approaches to lighting art. Shall the designer attempt to inhabit the mind of the artist and provide a facsimile of the luminous environment present when the art was made? Or should the whims and mores of present perspectives drive the lighting designer?

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Plants vs People: What Lighting Designers Should Know About Horticultural Lighting
L22DS2 | June 21, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Speaker: Christopher Bishop- Illumenedge
1 hour CEU credit

Beginning with a brief history of horticultural lighting leading up to today, this session will overview the different metrics & terminology used in plant light science compared to traditional lighting design, examine the state of the industry taking an in-depth look at cannabis production facilities, microgreen & vegetable greenhouses and indoor insect farms for protein to highlight the diverse applications using plant-light science and take a closer look at the importance & value in horticultural design. From retrofit costs to microclimates and uniformity issues, this session will bring attention to the keys to success.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Spotlight on the Queer Experience in Lighting
L22DS3 | June 21, 2022 | 2 – 3 pm
Speaker: Alana Shepherd – NACLIQ – North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queer
1 hour CEU credit

Veterans from different corners of the lighting and design world share their perspectives as LGBTQ professionals. This session will discuss differences in the amount of inclusion and respect in the design world as compared to sales and manufacturing, small-market vs. major market experiences, the unique challenges faced by trans professionals, being a good ally, strategies for increasing diversity, and much more.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Light On Waste: Evaluating the Impact of LED Lighting
L22DS5 | June 21, 2022 | 5 – 6 pm
Speakers: Christine Cornelius, Zach Suchara, Sara Duffy
– Luma Lighting Design
1 hour CEU credit

The Construction and Design industry is at a turning point in the transition to sustainable building materials and processes. Circularity, carbon neutrality, and human-centered metrics are moving to the forefront of the design process and practice.
The lighting industry still has work to do. Typical LED components are comprised of finite resources, and data on embodied energy, carbon impact, and waste stream is extremely limited. As LED becomes the predominant light source globally, it’s time to re-evaluate the full impact of a luminaire. From material excavation to end-of-life treatment, from design layout to controls commissioning – it all makes a difference.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


The Art of Landscape Illumination
L22DS6 | June 22, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 am
Speakers: Dawn Hollingsworth – Darkhorse Lightworks, Kathryn Toth – Theia Lighting Design
1 hour CEU credit

The art of landscape lighting begins with the development of an artistic design plan. Landscape lighting is one of the most underestimated design components within the landscape environment. This session will present and explore techniques to illustrate how design thinking can enhance the client’s nighttime experience. Design, equipment, plant materials, growth patterns, and maintenance all need to be considered when developing a successful landscape lighting solution.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Health, Hospitality and Our Environment
L22DS7  | June 22, 2022 | 12 – 1 pm | 1 AIA Credit
Speakers: Brennan Schumacher and Janelle Drouet – Mazzetti
1 hour CEU credit

From healthcare to hospitality the satisfaction of the occupant (patient and guest alike) is at the heart of a successful project. Lighting can help heal, excite and support a place of refuge. How are we applying human-centric lighting? What is a best practice baseline sustainable lighting system? Moving into the future, what is an evaluation workflow for items such as carbon offsetting, and incorporation of the one truly sustainable and renewable resource, daylight, in conjunction with electric lighting? Join the Mazzetti Lighting Design Studio leaders, Brennan Schumacher and Janelle Drouet, as they provide case studies and best practice overviews for incorporating health, hospitality and the environment harmoniously within workflow and project solutions.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


From the Spark of an Idea to the Flip of the Switch: The topsy-turvy, twisty-turny path also known as The Lighting Design + Construction Process
L22DS8 | June 22, 2022 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speakers: Carla Bukalski – GE Current, a Daintree Company, Lisa Reed, Liz Arras – Envision Lighting Design, Dick Pendleton (not in picture) – Bombard Electric, Kaitlin Page (not in picture) – CD Companies, Brad Picht – Graybar, Bob King – Design Concepts (not in picture)
1 hour CEU credit

In this session, attendees will hear from several different perspectives to learn about individual roles, get tips on how to communicate effectively, and better understand the goals of each project team member. Learning these things will help attendees navigate the design and construction process. This knowledge will also help each member of the design and construction team realize and operate within their strengths to achieve the best project outcomes in the future.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Creative Techniques for Conveying Lighting Concepts
L22DS9 | June 22, 2022 | 3 – 4 pm
Speaker: Emlyn Altman – DLR Group
1 hour CEU credit

In order to win project contracts and effectively convey illumination concepts to the clients and design team, lighting designers need to have a diverse palette of representation tools to convey their lighting design intent. This session explores the world of 2D lighting imagery that can be used to enhance conceptual studies and final presentations. Attendees will learn advanced 2D techniques to “paint” with light using layers and effect filters within Photoshop and Illustrator.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Talkin’ ’bout My Generation
L22DS10 | June 22, 2022 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm Speakers: Mikki Kiger – DLR Group, Jim Levy – Up-Light Electrical Engineering, Jake Herman – DLR Group, Emma Holland – DLR Group, Mark Keilson – DLR Group, Julie Allen – NAC

We are currently experiencing 6 generations that are currently in the workplace, spanning 66 years. This panel is a guided discussion as to the typical traits and characteristics of each generation, a brief overview of the individual and shared histories of the generations, what events have shaped their lives, how they communicate, and how they are viewed by the other generations. Including pros and cons to each generation’s approach to working and collaboration.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Light Fixture Considerations – Materials, Light Quality, Future Proofing and Flexibility
L22DS12 | June 23, 2022 | 12 – 1 pm
Speaker: Anna-Lisa Conners – Bgbuildingworks
1 hour CEU credit

This session is a broad overview of many light fixture considerations. Participants will learn about light fixture quality, materials warranties, output, optics, and applications. They will begin to understand color metrics and the importance of procuring samples. Attendees will discuss accessories as well as explore field adjustment and improvement opportunities.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo pass – and no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Using UV Light as a Disinfectant
L22DS13 | June 23, 2022 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Speakers: Laura Cowley and Pieter De Bod – B&H Engineers
1 hour CEU credit

This session will discuss using UV-C for disinfection of room air and surfaces, and its ability to effectively inactivate airborne viruses like SARS-COV2 responsible for Covid-19. Different options are explored including lamps, applications, and safety concerns. Applications discussed include: upper room germicidal UV, In-AHU UVGI (Coil, Filter, and Drain Irradiation), In-Duct UVGI (Airstream Disinfection), Mobile Air Cleaning UVGI Unit, and Mobile Whole Room (Bare Lamp) UVGI Unit.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


Mentorship Q & A
L22DS11 | June 23, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 am
Speaker/Moderator: Sam Koerbel – Lytei

Last year, LightFair launched its first ever Mentorship Program. LightFair continues the program for the second year in 2022, matching mentors and emerging lighting professionals looking to grow. They will be connecting in person at LightFair for Mentorship Q&A and a panel discussion about the program, its highlights and share their experience.

This session is included with any type of registration – Conference or Expo passand no separate session registration is required. Seating may be limited; first-come, first-served.


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

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