Approaching its third year, the ArchLIGHT Summit has announced several new partners for its upcoming September 19-20 edition held at the Dallas Market Center (DMC), including the Dallas chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Illumination Engineering Society (IES), along with lighting advocacy group Light Justice, which focuses on under-served communities. New sponsors include manufacturers Casambi, Targetti Lighting, and Thomas Technologies, plus product resource Designer Pages, as well as LightNow News.
“We’ve seen significant growth and interest in attendance and exhibitor participation over the past two years,” said Cindy Morris, DMC President & CEO. “We’re proud to welcome our new sponsors and media partners as we continue to connect professionals from every corner of the industry.”
ArchLIGHT Summit is an emerging lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification, and design communities. The event welcomes lighting designers, architects, interior designers, specifiers, and students to review new products and attend a range of seminars. AIA Dallas President Ben Crawford, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Principal, Design for HOK’s Dallas practice, participated in the 2022 program, serving on a panel with other top Texas architects from Rottet Studio and Page, moderated by ARCHITECT Magazine. ArchLIGHT Summit will welcome AIA Dallas back this year as an official partner with a Crawford-moderated session focused on the importance of lighting in public spaces.
The new Light Justice partnership includes a programming element. This group’s work explores the intersection of lighting with social and environmental justice, the impact of marginalized communities and human health, and opportunities for the lighting industry to help overcome these inequities. In addition to a session explaining these concepts, a workshop is planned to connect underserved communities in Dallas with the professional disciplines in attendance as well as students representing future advocates and solutions.
Furthermore, ArchLIGHT Summit welcomes two new members to its Advisory Board: Jered E. Widmer, IALD, MIES, principal of The Lighting Practice’s Dallas office, and Peter Augusta, VP/Sales for Casambi North America. They join an esteemed panel of cross-disciplinary experts guiding the event’s programming and structure, including Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., FIESNA, LC, founder of the Lighting Education Institute; Michelle Cruz, lighting specifier/specification sales for Putterman Scharck & Associates; Archit Jain, IALD, LEED® AP, ISLE, principal of Oculus Light Studio; Kelly Roberts, LEED® BD+C, IES, studio director for Wald Studio; Shahad Sadeq, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director of AIA Springfield’s Chapter; and Laura McDonald Stuart, FASID, RID, LEED® AP, WELL AP, founder/owner of Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ.
While additional partnerships are pending, a current list of Association Partners for the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit includes: American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter; American Lighting Association; Illuminating Engineering Society Dallas section; Light Justice; Lighting Controls Association; National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD); National Lighting Bureau; North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers; and Women in Lighting + Design international and local chapters.
For the second year in a row, the September 19-20 ArchLIGHT Summit will overlap and co-locate with NAILD’s annual Convention, scheduled for September 17-19, as well as Dallas Design Week, September 18-21, which welcomes hundreds of interior designers.
Exhibit space at the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit is still available, along with custom sponsorship and marketing packages to increase visibility. To reserve a 6×10 or 10×10 booth, click here
Media Partners for the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit include US Lighting Trends, Arc; ARCHITECT; Architectural Products; Architectural SSL; Commercial Construction & Renovation; Designing Lighting; Designer Pages; Edison Report; Energy Watch News; Furniture Lighting & Décor; “Get a Grip on Lighting” Podcast; Inside.Lighting; Light Director; LightNow News; and The Lighting Exchange.
For more information, visit www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com to sign up for show announcements, including when Attendee Registration opens soon. Follow ArchLIGHT Summit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest developments.
For information on Dallas Market Center, click here. In addition to ArchLIGHT Summit, DMC hosts Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America, which will take place June 21-24. Keep up-to-date on information about that event by following the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.