LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Call for Speakers: Global Invitation to Experts in Diverse Disciplines
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, September 12, 2013, 03:22 PM EDT
The LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2014 Call for Speakers opens today in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in Las Vegas June 1-5, 2014.
The 2014 Conference curriculum will champion integrated design as a central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars in common focus to illustrate how technology, tools, problem-solving and inspiration converge in contemporary practice. The integrated design focus is advanced by the 2014 LFI Conference Advisory Committee to recognize the need for the creation of socially responsible, effective and aesthetically pleasing environments.
With integrated design as its platform, the LIGHTFAIR 2014 Conference will create a vibrant atmosphere in which experts from diverse disciplines come together to present, discuss, debate, exchange and explore best practices and emerging concepts. Presenters, groups and panels all are encouraged to address integrated design practices.
Experts from the lighting industry and other industries and professions such as architecture, design, engineering, exterior and roadway, facility management, government, health care, hospitality, alternative energy including solar power, transportation and more are encouraged to pursue presentation opportunities at LFI 2014.
The LIGHTFAIR 2014 Conference provides knowledge and perspectives on how a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach can improve design outcomes for the betterment of the human experience through four theme areas:
• Inspiration sessions address rule-breakers, creators of new pathways, re-defining the human experience within the built environment. Tell us what feeds your passion!
• Technology and Tools sessions should address new and innovative elements. Subjects might include software, sources, luminaire components, controls, alternative/solar energy sources, daylighting and beyond.
• Problem-Solving sessions address the process of achieving a viable solution through the successful combination of ideas. Situations may range from business-related issues to technology and design.
• Integrated Design sessions address the holistic design process of a product or an environment that incorporates the collaboration of design professionals, manufacturers, builders, owners and/or occupants. Case studies or in-depth review of solutions that emphasize how the collaborative process affected the outcome are encouraged.
Courses range in level (general, foundational, intermediate and advanced) and length (90-minute seminars, 3-hour workshops, 1-day courses and 2-day courses).
Visit http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/index.cvn?id=10301 for additional information about the LIGHTFAIR International 2014 Call for Speakers. Submissions and speaker suggestions will be accepted online only until September 16, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
For LIGHTFAIR International 2014, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, June 1 – Monday, June 2, 2014 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5, 2014. For more information about LIGHTFAIR International, please visit www.lightfair.com
LIGHTFAIR® International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The event is produced and managed by AMC, Inc.