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LIGHTFAIR International 2020 offers a collaborative platform where experts demonstrate their unique perspective to instill best practices and inspire. As the world’s largest annual lighting-related conference, LIGHTFAIR provides you the opportunity to directly engage with invested individuals representing multiple disciplines and varying experience levels.
Share your expertise in design, process, application and technology to provide attendees with skills and knowledge that elevate current and future generations of professionals. Your speaking engagement will help to cultivate the collective body of knowledge that we rely on to be relevant in an ever-changing and technical field.
Answer the call. Lead the conversation.
As you prepare your submission, please recognize the various learning modalities, learning durations, learning levels, and target audiences you should consider as follows:
Experiential Learning (3-hour minimum): Participants are actively engaged with the session through the use of things like hands on activity, design charrette, software training, etc.
Rapid Fire: (60 minutes): Four presenters will have 10 minutes each sharing big ideas on a related topic; allowing for a minimum of 20 minutes of Q&A.
Panel Presentation (90 minute minimum): Up to four presenters delivering different views about a topic or project.
Moderated Discussion (90 minute minimum): A moderated panel discussion or debate throughout the session. The session can include up to four presenters (including the moderator). The moderator’s function is to pose questions to panel members to solicit perspectives.
Tour (3-hour minimum): An in depth exploratory discussion and visit to a local lighting installation or significant project.
Lecture: Traditional engaging presentation -- demonstrations, case studies, or interactive exercises are encouraged.
Proposals may be submitted for any of the following lengths.
Pre-Conference Programs: In-depth study of a topic.
60-minute – up to two presenters (except for Rapid Fire)
90-minute – up to four presenters
Introductory or fundamental concepts for emerging lighting professionals and/or others with minimal experience on the topic. Session builds general knowledge of the topic.
Moderate technical and/or design knowledge on the topic for attendees with some existing knowledge and at least 3-5 years of experience in the lighting industry. Session enhances knowledge and skills for use in practice.
Advanced technical and/or design knowledge on the topic for attendees with significant existing proficiency and at least 7+ years of experience in the lighting industry. Session imparts expert level knowledge and skills for those already well versed with the subject matter.
General interest topic, appropriate for all levels of experience and technical knowledge.
Lighting Designer / Lighting Specifier
Architect / Interior Designer / Landscape Architect
Controls Specialist / Commissioning Agent / Systems Integrator
Manufacturer / Sales Representative
Owner / Facility Manager / End User / IT Manager
Researcher / Educator / Student
Contractor / Distributor / Construction Professional
Utility / Energy Services Company / Energy Consultants / Energy Integrator / Aggregator
Government Official / Municipality
Other (please specify), e.g., Health and wellness, horticulture/agriculture, or sustainability professionals
Title - Craft a title that best describes the objective and content of the session. This is first and best opportunity to grab the attention of your potential audience – it should be engaging, but succinct. Maximum 100 characters.
100 word course description – Now that you have the audience’s interest, based on your title, it is time to pull them in further with a fresh, multilayered experience. This statement is your opportunity to express your passion for the topic and convince the Conference Advisory Committee (CAC) of its value to the overall conference program.
Learning Objectives (link) – Learning Objectives are a promise to the audience of what they will take away from the session.They also allow the CAC to evaluate the depth and breadth of the proposed session. These objectives should be specific and indicate the value exchange between the speaker and the attendees’ time. Objectives should take into account that the audience may be experienced beyond the anticipated course level.
About You – Your personal description establishes your unique viability as a speaker and content expert. Information presented should be specific to why you are suited to present this session, including your experience/education, and past speaking experience. It would also be helpful to the CAC to understand your approach and philosophy on presenting.
It is acceptable, but not required to submit a brief presentation video to the CAC to establish speaker capabilities.
Course Description (long) - This supports the brief description and the learning objectives. It further delves into the how and why of the session, explaining how the presentation will be structured –
depth of topic information
prerequisites (if applicable)