LFI 2015 Speakers & Events Announced

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

08 LFILighting and design professionals from around the world will converge for networking opportunities, presentations by industry thought-leaders, and event experiences at the LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LFI takes place May 3-7 at New York’s Javits Center (Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute: May 3-4; Trade Show & Conference: May 5-7).

Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D., 2014 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, heads the list of keynote speakers offering their perspectives on lighting and design.  Joining Nakamura are inventor Chuck Hoberman, president and founder of Hoberman Associates; lighting designer Howard Brandston, founding partner of the Brandston Partnership; and Mark Rea, Ph.D., director of the Lighting Research Center.

Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the LFI Innovation Awards will highlight the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. The presentation takes place on May 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the LFI trade show floor will open at 10 a.m.

The Celebration of the International Year of Light (IYL) at LFI will include a presentation on May 5 offered by IYL Chairman John Dudley, with reception following.  As published at its official website, the International Year of Light is a global initiative which will “highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures and for the development of society.”

On May 6, attendees will join Barbara Horton, FIALD (2015 IALD President) and Paul Mercier, MS, LC, IALD, IES (2015 IES President) for networking and coffee at “Rise and Shine with Design.”

The Revealing Look into the Collaborative Process event will answer the questions: What makes for a truly productive collaboration between a lighting/daylighting designer and two architects?  How do these specialists keep their focus on human beings as well as energy performance?  Lighting consultant Jim Benya of Benya Burnett and two of his architect clients – Kent Duffy, FAIA, SRG Partnership, Portland, Oregon and James Theimer, AIA, Trilogy Architecture and Research, Redding, California – discuss the state of the art in daylighting and tech lighting and how these two very different sources of light can achieve the best results.

Exhibitor Presentations will take place in the LFI Spotlight Lounge and give attendees the opportunity to learn about exhibitors and their products.

A full schedule of events will take place from May 3-7 including speaker presentations, industry updates, exhibitor presentations, and giveaways.  Information about all LFI 2015 networking events can be found at www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/index.cvn?id=10375.

For more information about LIGHTFAIR International, go to www.lightfair.com.

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