LEDucation 2023 Call for Speakers
SAVE THE DATE: March 7–8
We are currently accepting proposals for the March 2023 educational program.
DEADLINE July 31st
LEDucation presents innovative sessions that speak to emerging trends and provide context with real-world case studies. Experience with advanced technologies, examples of emerging tools and regulatory issues, new approaches to the value chain – if you have a unique point of view, success story, or cautionary tale, consider sharing your expertise. MORE
What People are Saying About LEDucation 2022...
"LEDucation is a remarkable event. The organization and devotion of the volunteer organizers far exceeds that of larger shows. It is truly an honor to be accepted as a speaker."
—LEDucation Speaker, Shoshanna Segal
Principal, Luminous Flux, LLC and IESNYC Vice President
"That was by far the best show I’ve attended in the history of attending every LEDucationNYC (even the virtual ones). Great to see everyone back in action. The force was very strong with this one."
—Asher Schoenberg, Sales Representative
Architectural Lighting & Controls at Stan Deutsch Associates.
"Our first LEDucation — and in fact our first in-person event since the start of the pandemic — was a great success! A very well attended and well organized event; it was amazing to reconnect with so many of our users and customers in person. The format lends itself well to networking and the conference alongside guarantees some interesting conversations in the corridors. We were delighted to be selected as speakers at the conference and hope to return next year."
—Simon Hicks, Director of Product & Marketing, Pharos Architectural Controls
"Specifiers commented to me that seeing products in their intended applications instead of on a zoom call was extremely satisfying.
People commented that they had lost their ‘trade show’ conditioning. The ability to stand all day, not eat or drink, and keep your wits about you."
— Megan Carroll, MIES, LC,
Specification Sales Manager, Illuminations. Inc. Metro NYC
"LEDucation 2022 Earns 10 Stars! Your humble editor believes that LEDucation was exactly what our industry needed right now. Yes, the show proved that we could gather safely, but more important it confirmed that we WANT to gather. While ZOOM is great, the success of this show means that there is still much demand to get together in person."
—Randy Reid, Editor, Edison Report
"Consistent feedback from specifiers was very strong – with most citing the notion of seeing fixtures up close as one of the main benefits and many also appreciating the camaraderie of in-person connections with passionate lighting people."
—Al Uszynski, Editor and Owner, inside.lighting
“LEDucation 2022 was successful once again. We saw a steady flow of clients from the local area as well as others who visited from other states throughout the country. This show has grown tremendously throughout the years but remains quaint enough to be personable.”
—MaryAnn Alexander, Sales Manager, LaMar LED
"I thought the show was exciting and soothing; a showcase of innovation and nostalgic.
• It was exciting to feel the energy of interacting with the people of the lighting industry again and soothing to feel that energy wash over me again as 'normal.'
• It was forward looking (as it usually is) showcasing products and concepts at the forefront of the lighting industry.
• And, it was nostalgic, because I’ve been coming to LEDucation almost since it’s inception...
• I’ve discovered new products, made industry connections, and introduced my new team members to the lighting industry.
• And this year, another LEDucation milestone—With my co-founder Jay Andrews and the support of LEDucation, we launched in person(!) our new organization for the lighting sales community, the American Association for Independent Lighting Agents (AAILA).
LEDucation is intimate, intense, educational and inclusive. I can’t wait for next year!"
—Billy Hodges, President, Digital Filaments and Founding Member of AAiLA
"Thank you to the LEDucation team and how well it was prepared. It was a successful show. We really thank you for the support and helping us prepare for the show."
— Manuela Bender, Key Account, Bender + Wirth
"It was great to see and feel the energy of the Lighting industry at Leducation."
—Mary Argyrides, Director of Sales, Omnify
“LEDucation is my favorite lighting show because it is so efficient! The manufacturers are selective about what they bring because their space is limited. Boxed lunch items served in the exhibit space is genius— very convenient for both exhibitors and attendees—and the food was good."
—Evelyn McGowan, MIES, WILD, Jacobs Lighting Group, Chicago
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.