Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York


March 16–17, 2021


LEDucation 2021 Call for Speakers

The LEDucation Tradeshow and Conference seeks dynamic, lighting-industry presentations for the 2021 event.

We are seeking speakers from within the Lighting Industry who can share their knowledge and experience in any of (but not limited to) the following topics — all of which must include LED-related content:

  • Architectural Lighting Design
  • Lighting Trends + Research
  • Lighting Codes
  • Lighting Controls
  • Lighting for Health + Wellbeing
  • UV Lighting
  • Lighting Technologies
  • Smart Lighting + IOT
  • Human-centric Lighting
  • Environmental Lighting
  • Emergency/Egress Lighting
  • Energy Efficient Lighting

To submit a presentation you will need to provide the following information:
• Headshot
• Speaker Bio
• Preference of live in person and/or pre-recorded via hybrid platform
• Presentation Title
• Presentation Abstract  (Provide a brief overview of the subject matter of the presentation. Not to exceed 100 words)
• Course level (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Update)
• Prerequisite knowledge required. (25 word maximum)
• Four (4) learning objectives are required.
(Objectives should cover what information or skills the participant will learn. Not to exceed 25 words each)

PLEASE NOTE: LEDucation is a program of the Designers Lighting Forum New York and is a 501C3, Not for Profit organization. Speaking for LEDucation is a voluntary service and speakers should not expect compensation for time or travel. Associated costs are solely the responsibility of each presenter. LEDucation will provide hotel accommodation for one (1) night of stay during the an-person show.

Submit your topic by November 30, 2020

EVENT SAFETY: The health and safety of our community remains our top priority as we prepare for an in-person LEDucation 2021 event. As the tradeshow industry continues to respond to the rapid changes of the COVID-19, our team is working closely with New York City authorities to create a safe environment for all attendees. LEDucation is committed to adhering to all guidelines and standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and federal, state, and local agencies. We will work to implement health and safety protocols and ensure that industry best practices in and around LEDucation are followed.

LEDucation currently plans to proceed either in-person, virtually or both. We will continue to update the LEDucation website with information and resources to keep you informed on our plans for the show.

2020 Virtual Show - What People are Saying...

"First of all, I wanted to say THANK YOU for putting this virtual show experience together and bringing it to life in these strange and uneasy times. It was a different experience for sure, but still very helpful. It has been a long couple of days getting up for 6am lectures and staying till 7 or 8 trying to review the new products, but it was well worth it. Thank you for providing this opportunity. I have a list of samples I now need to review with my local reps."

—Ella Mills, Associate IALD, IES, LEED AP BD+C,
Biella Lighting Design

“LEDucation has always been a very important event for Inter-lux and we were excited to see what a virtual trade show and conference would look like. The organizers at LEDucation did not disappoint! We were able to customize our virtual booth to allow inclusion of a link to the live chat we hosted on Zoom both days of the show. Our reps and customers appreciated the opportunity to view our new products and videos in our virtual booth and chat with us on Zoom to learn more about our tools for lighting.”

—Antonio Cuccoli, Vice President of Sales, Inter-lux

"Despite all of the COVID complications during the year, the organizers of LEDucation 2020 did a fantastic job rallying the lighting and design communities together to make it happen. We’ve missed not being face-to-face with everyone, but kudos to all the virtual presenters, exhibitors and organizers for having turned lemons into refreshing lemonade."

—Dirk Zylstra VP Design, Acuity Brands - Arch Specialty

“I was excited that DLFNY found a new way to present LEDucation. I believe the conference program was of a higher quality than it’s ever been. I also enjoyed how some of the manufactures made very good use of the virtual booths to help us get information on the new products.”

—Charles Cameron, Lighting Controls Manager, SDA

"Virtual LEDucation 2020 was a great time. I really enjoyed the exhibit information (the game) and especially got alot of great WELL info in the webinar conferences I was able to attend. Overall this was a wonderful distraction in this stressful time."

—Kath Beacher, Specification Sales Specialist
Illuminations Inc.

“LEDucation represents a great opportunity for us to present our latest architectural luminaires to key specifiers. While 2020 has presented challenges in meeting one-on-one we are extremely excited by the virtual attendance and the ability to follow up with customers involving lighting, controls, application issues, new technology and other current topics.”

—Acuity Brands

“Exhibiting at the virtual LEDucation 2020 allowed us to still have a presence at this amazing trade show and to introduce for the first time LODES (formerly Studio Italia Design) to a vast audience, reaching more specifiers and showcasing both our new and classic products – something that is much more difficult in ‘normal’ times. The part that I missed the most was the “one to one” interaction with clients and specifiers as well as the social aspect that this amazing event brings to the lighting community. We look forward to LEDucation 2021.”


"Presenting at the virtual LEDucation made it easy to reach a vast audience of practitioners. Teaching in this new remote format with real time & live Q+A allowed me to interact with the audience, regardless of our mutual locations or experiences. Everyone was there to learn, to be inspired. I look forward to returning in 2021."

—Graham Whittaker, Director, Product and Lighting Applications, Zumtobel Group

LEDucation Is Presented By the Designers Lighting Forum of New York​

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.

Many thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) in our efforts to promote lighting education.




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