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CEDIA Announces Virtual Lighting Conference

New global, virtual event designed to bring together the many cutting-edge facets of lighting.


CEDIA has announced a new global, virtual event designed to bring together the many cutting-edge facets of lighting. The CEDIA Lighting Conference, which will take place August 11, is free to attend and is now open for registration. The conference will include expert presentations on topics including human-centric design, collaboration with designers, emerging technologies, and task lighting.

“We’re in the midst of a full-scale revolution in lighting design, technology, and control and the CEDIA Lighting Conference will immerse you in it all,” says CEDIA senior vice president of industry engagement Giles Sutton. “Integrators need to keep up with customer demand and stay on the cutting edge of all elements of lighting, and this globally-focused event will provide an opportunity to explore concepts and techniques in a meaningful way. We’d like to thank several big names in the lighting industry for stepping up to support the CEDIA Lighting Conference, including Crestron, Environmental Lights, John Cullen Lighting, Lutron, Savant, and WAC Lighting. It will be a can’t miss day of learning and exploration.”

The sessions have been curated to address lighting considerations for EMEA audiences and U.S. audiences — three sessions and a keynote presentation will be focused on each region.

EMEA Sessions

The opening EMEA keynote, sponsored by John Cullen Lighting, will feature John Cullen Lighting creative director Sally Storey will detail prevailing lighting design trends for high-end installations in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. 

Sessions include:

  • Lighting System Documentation — presented by Simon Buddle, sponsored by Lutron
  • Demystifying Control Systems — presented by Sam Woodward, sponsored by Crestron
  • Enabling Human Centric Designs — presented by Andy Bull

US Sessions

The opening U.S. keynote, sponsored by Savant, will feature Savant president JC Murphy and USAI Lighting president Bonnie Littman. This keynote will dive into the power of dynamic, tunable lighting and how it not only meets evolving consumer demands but also delivers revenue opportunity for integrators.

Sessions include:

  • How to Work with Lighting Designers — presented by Pete Romaniello, sponsored by WAC Lighting
  • Task Lighting for Lifestyles and Video — presented by Joel Silver and Jason Rosenfeld, sponsored by Savant
  • New Lighting and Lighting Power Technologies and How to Make the Most of Them — presented by CEDIA Director of Workforce Training Ken Erdmann, sponsored by Environmental Lights

“Integrators are finding more opportunities than ever before to help customers use lighting to make a significant statement in their projects,” says CEDIA vice president of technology application and workforce Ian Bryant. “So it’s imperative for integrators to thoroughly understand all they can about lighting — not just from an installation perspective, but even down to the science behind it and how best to approach its value in projects of any size. The CEDIA Lighting Conference sessions run the gamut to explore emerging trends like low-voltage lighting and human-centric technology, and even the nitty-gritty-like documentation and when to work with a lighting designer. You’ll gain insight and expertise to take back directly to the job.”

You can register for the event by clicking here and connect to more details about the CEDIA Lighting Conference by clicking here.