Preview: Most Diverse LFI Conference Ever

Lightfair11-aLIGHTFAIR International (LFI) is poised to offer 2011 attendees a program with the largest and most diverse educational opportunities it has ever presented—set to take place in the new 2011 location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The 2011 LFI Conference program has expanded to further align with topics addressed on the show floor as well as within the industry as a whole.

Through the strategic selection of relevant topics and by tapping nearly 100 industry experts as speakers, LFI has reinforced its position as the world’s largest annual lighting educational platform. The 2011 program will present 78 breakout sessions—totaling more than 230 hours with AIA, IDCEC, ASLA and IES accreditation—offered in the LIGHTFAIR and Daylighting Institutes, seminars and courses, networking events, and the newly defined Integrated Building Design track and Design Symposium (which launched in Las Vegas at the 2010 LFI Conference).

The LFI curriculum offers seven diverse educational tracks, providing a comprehensive program that covers critical business and industry topics—including Controls for Daylighting, Integrating Daylight and LEDs, Codes, SSL, Lighting Design in BIM, Street & Area Lighting, Net Zero, OLEDs, Retrofits, Lighting Software, Creative Lighting, and Color and Design in:

* Eleven Daylighting Institute® Workshops;

* One two-day Daylighting Fundamentals course;

* One full-day Daylight Modeling & Daysim course;

* Two one-day LIGHTFAIR Institute® courses;

* Five two-day LIGHTFAIR Institute® courses (including in-depth software courses);

* Eighteen LIGHTFAIR Institute® Workshops;

* Two new LIGHTFAIR Institute® Mini-Workshops; and

* Thirty-five seminars.

New for 2011 is the debut of the Retrofit and Update track, focusing on a significant and timely subject of discussion for the lighting industry. This track concentrates on technologies and strategies for lighting and design interventions in buildings or projects that already exist. Presentations will explore the challenges and advantages of integrating new lighting fixtures, controls and infrastructure into existing buildings to improve the visual environment, energy conservation and efficiencies.

Designed to educate attendees on the industry’s latest trends, innovations, and business solutions, the LFI Conference program covers a broad range of today’s most relevant topics. It brings together the foremost designers, educators, architects, engineers, and consultants to address topics that cover lighting fundamentals, software, applications, controls, and solutions, as well as design innovation, product updates and case studies.

The Daylighting Institute and the LIGHTFAIR Institute take place Sunday, May 15-Monday, May 16 and the seminars occur Tuesday, May 17-Thursday, May 19.

For a complete listing of seminars, workshops, and Institute courses, visit