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Venue

McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago , Illinois 60616
Tel: (312) 791-7000
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2018 LIGHTFAIR International

Attendees

28,000

Exhibitors

600

Register

$79 - $1,395

Overview

Event Overview:

As the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, LFI blends continuing education courses with innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology.

Master the global language of light.

Revealed here.  In the lighting, design and technology innovations that make LIGHTFAIR International the global connection for integrated design.  For more than 25 years, the source for new solutions, new knowledge, new practices--all brilliantly presented in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

LFI Partners

LIGHTFAIR International is co-owned by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, www.ies.org) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD, www.iald.org). The event is co-owned, produced and managed by AMC, Inc. (www.americasmart.com).

Attendee Information:

Year after year, thousands of architecture, design, engineering, energy and lighting industry professionals come to LFI from more than 70 countries to:

  • Find the newest ideas in lighting products, technology and design.
  • Gather the latest industry-related information.
  • Discover new thinking and be educated in an array of progressive, 
    CEU/LU-accredited courses.
  • Network with, and be inspired by, the industry’s leading minds.
  • Meet your peers.

Make plans now to come to LIGHTFAIR, and see for yourself why so many attendees consider it “THE gathering place for the industry.”

Exhibitor Information:

The World's Largest Annual Architectural and Commercial Lighting Trade Show and Conference.

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) is the premier event for the lighting industry, connecting innovative design, cutting-edge style, state-of-the-art technology, networking opportunities and continuing education courses. With more than 26,000 registered attendees expected for LFI, it provides a forum for lighting manufacturers to connect with industry professionals from around the world. You simply can’t afford to miss this event!

Who Exhibits?

500 of the world’s leading manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies and innovations in over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, including products and solutions such as:

  • Ballasts
  • Building Integration
  • Contemporary Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Control Devices
  • Specialty Luminaires
  • Daylighting products & services
  • Luminaire types
  • Lampholders and Switches
  • Meters
  • High-End Fixtures
  • Mounting Devices
  • Light Sources
  • Exterior Luminaires
  • Lighting Control components
  • Solar products & solutions
  • ... and more!

Attendees - Event Information and Registration

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Agenda

May 6   

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

May 7   

:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

May 8   

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 

May 9   

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 

May 10   

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Keynote Speakers

Danielle Feinberg

Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997 and has worked on films such as “Monsters, Inc.”, the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” and “Ratatouille”. Feinberg was the director of photography-lighting for the Academy Award®- winning features “WALL•E” and “Brave.” She just finished work on Pixar's November 2017 film “Coco”.

At the age of 23, Feinberg’s first role at Pixar was as lead render technical director on “A Bug’s Life,” where she in charge of a team of nine men, eight of whom were older than herself. She also got her first taste of lighting on that film and quickly discovered her passion for it because of the unique combination of technology and art.

Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science (such as 3D printing) with design principles found in nature. Imagine a skyscraper made with concrete that can breathe and grow and “think,” or a chair that moves with your body. Buoyed by boundless enthusiasm, Oxman’s talks are obstensibly about what is possible when you mix art and science; but really they’re about possibility itself.

Welcome to the world of Neri Oxman, an award-winning designer who looks to nature for practical design solutions. In jaw-dropping discussions of her work, Oxman opens a vista onto a lush, wondrous, and sustainable future within reach—one where technology and nature live in harmony. Featured on the cover of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business issue (2009), Oxman transcends the boundaries between art, science and environmentalism.

Oxman is the Sony Corporation Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directs the Mediated Matter design research group.

Her group conducts research at the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, materials science and synthetic biology and applies that knowledge to design across scales from the micro scale to the building scale. Her goal is to enhance the relationship between the built and the natural environments by employing design principles inspired or engineered by Nature and implementing them in the invention of novel digital design technologies. Areas of application include product and architectural design, as well as digital fabrication and construction. Recently, Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group completed version II of their glass 3D printing platform entitled GLASS II, which takes glass to (literal) new heights. The show opened in an exhibition for Lexus YET at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy, April 2017.

Anastasia Su and Martin Lesjak

Martin Lesjak, CEO of INNOCAD Architecture, co-founded with designer Anastasia Su, the product design firm 13&9 in Graz, Austria. 13&9’s transdisciplinary team’s cooperation with specialist partners has led to creating product collections from concept through production in the spheres of lighting, furniture, floor coverings, fashion, accessories, exhibition and sound design.

Their work relies on the interplay between architecturally-inspired forms and fashion and explores issues such as modularity, compatibility, flexibility and transformation in development of new products. The overall results are unique designs that combine functional necessities and innovations with conceptual aesthetics, which also offer an emotional component, adding to the product value, "the soul" of 13&9 Design.

INNOCAD was founded in 1999 by Martin Lesjak and Peter Schwaiger. Since then, they have completed numerous projects of various sizes and scope in the different fields of architecture and interior design such as residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, mixed-use, educational, public, and retail. The team is internationally renowned for their "out of the box" thinking and their analytical and pragmatic approach to architecture and design by creating solutions with purpose and meaning.

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