Attendee Registration Opens for 4th Annual ArchLIGHT Summit

Attendee Registration Opens for 4th Annual ArchLIGHT Summit

ArchLIGHT Summit, the growing annual lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification, and design communities, has opened attendee registration for its September 17-18, 2024 show. The annual event welcomes lighting designers, architects, interior designers, specifiers, and students to see new products from leading commercial brands, experience the latest lighting technologies, and participate in a wide range of CEUs from lighting and design/build thought leaders.

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Attendees will have access to dozens of seminars, discussions, and events offering timely and accredited sessions for lighting solutions, trends, and standards, as well as hands-on experiential sessions facilitated by the sharpest minds in design and lighting. Access to the ArchLIGHT Summit show floor is complimentary, and a $50 flat fee will grant admission to an unlimited number of sessions to secure continuing educational credits (AIA and IDCEC). Food and beverages are provided throughout each day for all ArchLIGHT Summit attendees.

“ArchLIGHT Summit is truly an extraordinary industry event, and it continues to grow. Its expansion in reach, exhibits, and programming sets it apart as an event for quality conversations and inspirational experiences unlike any other architectural lighting show in the U.S.,” said Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “The knowledge and connections made at ArchLIGHT Summit will inspire and empower attendees for years to come.”

Programming will include full-format CEU seminars on the “Light Bites” Stage on the show floor and interactive sessions from a new “Inspiration Station” that highlights experiential sessions.

Events include:

Monday, September 16

Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) will host its popular welcome party the night before the show officially opens overlooking the skyline of Dallas. Open to all attendees.

Tuesday, September 17

ARCHITECT magazine’s Editor in Chief Paul Makovsk moderates a panel on “the State of Design” with panelists such as OmniPlan’s Ben Crawford, AIA Dallas past president; John Mears, from Eos Lightmedia will present on the how, why and when of systems integration; and Kate McBride from Clanton & Associates will discuss “Planning for Lighting: Advocating for Better Lighting Regulations in our Cities.”  

Enjoy great food, fun, and entertainment at the annual Happy Hour sponsored by Casambi following the close of the show floor and sessions.

Wednesday, September 18

HLB’s Anne Reo and Michelle Murray will present “Lighting Designer says ‘Tomato’, Owner hears ‘Orange’”; Anna Forrester from Arup will present “Influencing the Perception of Safety at Night with Human-Centered Design’’; and an insightful panel discussion will be held on the rapid expanding technologies for “Architectural Visualization.”

Interactive Sessions: (September 17 – 18)

On both Tuesday and Wednesday interactive sessions include a Healthcare designer vignette sponsored by Visa Lighting that will demonstrate lighting solutions designed specifically for behavioral health/high abuse environments; and “Photometry in Action”, led by Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., FIESNA, LC. – a hands-on workshop exploring luminaire photometry delivered using a bench-top goniophotometer fully capable of generating a complete luminaire photometric report, including luminous intensity and spectral data along with a .ies file.

Showroom Spectacular – Wednesday, September 18 – 12:30 – 4:00 pm

Showroom Spectacular will provide attendees the opportunity to visit 14 spectacular lighting showrooms with special events and hosted tours. Enjoy food, hospitality, dynamic demonstrations, giveaways, and other exciting attractions in Dallas Market Center’s permanent lighting exhibits. Select showrooms on the Trade Mart’s third and fourth floors will be open to ArchLIGHT Summit and Dallas Design Week attendees, offering a glimpse into the “home of lighting” and Lightovation, the largest residential lighting event in the Western Hemisphere.

ArchLIGHT Summit is an advocate for supporting the growth and development of the design-build industry and encourages and supports the attendance of students interested in commercial lighting and design fields with complimentary admission to the two-day event and educational sessions.  ArchLIGHT Summit is also co-located with Dallas Design Week, providing additional CEU and networking opportunities for attendees of both events.