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HTSA Announces ‘Lightapalooza 2022’ Educational Conference Focused on Lighting Integration

Lighting training, lighting design workshops, education, expert panel discussions and manufacturers’ sessions highlight inaugural event February 22-24 in Dallas.

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) have announced Lightapalooza 2022, an intimate three-day educational event created to provide a highly unique opportunity for top custom integrators and 17 leading lighting segment manufacturers to connect, share ideas one-on-one, and engage in conversations strictly around the dramatically growing lighting category. Lightapalooza 2022 will be held February 22-24 at the Dallas Hilton Anatole.

Lightapalooza 2022 logo

Lightapalooza will include:

  • 8 hours of Lighting Fundamentals Training,
  • 16 hours of Lighting Design Workshops,
  • 8 hours of expert panel discussions, and
  • nearly 24 hours of Manufacturer Training Sessions.

Lighting Guru Peter Romaniello (Conceptual Lighting, LLC) will be joined by fellow lighting luminary David Warfel, and HTSA’s Tom Doherty, director of technology initiatives, and Keith Esterly, chief learning architect, to lead and facilitate engaging learning and business growth activities.

Tom Doherty’s practical guide to adding lighting to your offered services
Peter Romaniello on the art of lighting design

“Lighting is by far the fastest and largest growth category for the HTSA members and our industry at large,” says Doherty. “We recognize that lighting integration, control, fixtures, and wellness lighting can be mastered best by in-person by discussions, sharing experiences, and live engagement. HTSA was the first organization to bring expanded lighting solutions to dealers such as fixtures. These are now a key area of success for our members as a natural extension of lighting integration and control. We had to think out-of-the-box on how to bring these folks together live in short order and are thrilled to host Lightapalooza in just 60 days since conception of the event.”

“We’re excited to bring these communities together, and to have a lighting event solely devoted to the category,” says Jon Robbins, executive director for HTSA. “We strive to help HTSA members and industry partners accelerate their sharing and growth in lighting and to have relevant solutions to satisfy today’s homeowners. We have intentionally kept Lightapalooza 2022 very personal and intimate so all participants can enjoy quality conversations and leave with fresh ideas for their businesses. As such, the event has limited space, and educational sessions are already 98 percent full.”

HTSA’s first-ever Lightapalooza is scheduled for February 22-24, 2022, at the Dallas Hilton Anatole. To preview the event, visit