Registration is open for the LEDucation 2021 Virtual Conference and Online Marketplace being held March 16–17, 2021. This program features more than 300 exhibitors and offers a variety of accredited sessions covering lighting design, controls, sustainability, and health and wellness topics. Registration is free of charge for all attendees.

The Virtual Conference will host multiple, consecutive educational webinars and deep-dive panel discussions presented by local industry luminaries and lighting professionals from across the country. The first panel discussion, “Steal That Detail,” will be a study in collaborative design: four senior lighting designers discussing singular challenges they met when dealing with details on custom/specialty lighting. “Greenish,” will include an introduction to the 17 UN Sustainability Goals and then a case study presented through the eyes of a designer, a manufacturer, and an agent. “Raising the Stakes for Presence Detection” will address critical questions of sensor effectiveness, reliability, and deployment as sensors move into more applications with significant human risk.

Webinars on controls, components, design, and sustainability will conclude with an hour on “Light-Based Disinfection.” All sessions are nonconcurrent, so a total of 11.5 AIA-accredited learning units can be earned in the March program (3.5 LUs in in the topic areas of health, safety, and welfare). The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education will also announce its 2021 Grant Recipients and Awardees at 5:30 pm EDT on Tuesday March 16, with a brief discussion on “The Progression to Online Learning.”
 View the full Virtual Conference schedule here

March 16 also marks the launch of the 2021 LEDucation Online Marketplace, featuring leading manufacturers of architectural lighting, controls, and related technologies. This year, new features have been incorporated into the online platform to enhance the showroom experience for buyers and to connect with sales representatives in real time. The Online Marketplace will be available throughout the year until the last day of the In-Person Trade Show and Conference scheduled for later in 2021. View the full list of 2021 exhibitors here.

LEDucation 2021 will begin Tuesday, March 16, 2021, with the first session at 9:00 am EDT and last session concluding at 6:00 pm EDT. On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, sessions are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT.

The LEDucation Online Marketplace will be available 24 hours a day.

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The in-person 2021 LEDucation Tradeshow and Conference is slated to be held 
August 17-18 at the New York Hilton Midtown and will continue to include multiple exhibition halls featuring the industry’s top manufacturers and suppliers, as well as a dynamic conference program. Details will be provided in the coming months.

About LEDucation

Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of accredited seminars. LEDucation is a non-profit event, and its proceeds help stimulate future LED advancements by supporting a variety of grants, scholarships, and lighting programs.

About the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. Founded in 1934, the Designers Lighting Forum is a not-for-profit organization, led by a volunteer Board of Managers and sustained by member dues and the generous support of corporate sponsors. They enthusiastically provide designers, architects, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, educators, and students the opportunity to meet and experience the wonder of lighting in New York City and beyond. The DLFNY also supports formal lighting education through contributions to local universities and design schools, as well as national funds.