Conference Details Revealed for LFI 2018

[![Janet Echelman giving a keynote at LFI 2017 [Photo: LFI/Facebook]](/content/images/2017/11/ADD1-LFI-300x200.jpg)](/content/images/2017/11/ADD1-LFI.jpg)Janet Echelman giving a keynote at LFI 2017 [Photo: LFI/Facebook]
To be held from May 6-10, 2018, in Chicago at McCormick Place, the Lightfair International (LFI) Conference brings together thought leaders from across the globe to deliver the newest knowledge imparting the future of light, technology, design, and connectivity.  The pre-conference Lightfair Institute will be held from May 6-7 wit the trade show and conference on May 8-10.The five-day 2018 conference program will feature 72 courses with 121 speakers presenting the latest information and concepts to attendees representing a broad spectrum of industries.  Under a curriculum developed by lighting, technology, and design experts seated on a select Advisory Committee, the LFI conference offers enlightening topics, speakers, and industry intelligence as a featured component of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

LFI 2018 will offer its first-ever Smart Cities Forum.  Smart cities are leading lighting into the Internet of Things (IoT) where lighting enables digital technologies critical to the expansion of city services.  This forum informs on relevant protocols, artificial intelligence, data analysis, case studies, and more.  Participants will see how smart cities are leading the way to a connected future.

The Light & Health Forum will return for its third year. Light has been shown to impact humans well beyond providing for optimal visual performance.  This forum continues to explore the non-visual effects of light not only on humans, but also plants and wildlife.  Current knowledge of the impact of light on biological health and overall well-being will be addressed with more detailed exploration into the new metrics and design guidelines that are shaping circadian lighting applications.

The Conference tracks are: Applications Research, Inspiration, Design Tools and Technologies, Core Knowledge, Design Strategies, Intelligent Lighting and Connectivity and Professional Development.

LFI will continue to offer 60-minute sessions that feature a shorter course format while covering some of the industry’s most relevant topics such as daylight, IoT lighting systems, sky glow, restaurant lighting, tunable light specification, 3-D printing, intelligent buildings, retrofits, network security, medical facility lighting and Li-Fi.

LFI 2018 will offer simultaneous Spanish and Portuguese translation services for eight select seminars.

The pre-Conference Lightfair Institute and Lightfair Conference program includes nine immersion Institute courses, eight in-depth Institute workshops, twenty 90-minute seminars, two conference workshops, 12 forum sessions, nineteen 60-minute sessions and two Lunch & Learn seminars with AIA, ASLA, BOMI, IDCEC, IEEE, IES and NCQLP accreditation.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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