—Dallas Market Center hosts the third annual lighting event for the architectural, specification and design communities—
ArchLIGHT Summit, the new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities, has opened exhibitor registration and a call for speakers. The next event, taking place Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20, 2023, will welcome lighting designers, architects, interior designers, specifiers and students to review new products, network, and attend a wide range of seminars.
Dallas Market Center launched ArchLIGHT Summit in September 2021, the first in-person commercial lighting event held in nearly two years, establishing a platform for product innovations from leading lighting exhibitors and a robust educational program. The event built on this success for the second edition in September 2022 with a 22% increase in exhibitor participation and a 34% increase in attendance.
Said Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center: “We invite the community of lighting decision makers and thought leaders to join us for our fall show when we will unite products, people and purpose to create better business.”
For exhibitors, the next edition of the show will present the unique opportunity to reach the architectural, specification and design communities seeking commercial lighting brands that represent the leading edge of innovation and technology. The expo portion of ArchLIGHT Summit on the first floor of the Trade Mart will feature exhibitors representing all facets of the commercial lighting spectrum. Custom sponsorship and marketing packages are also available to increase visibility, with complete information available at www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com and Exhibitor Registration at https://archlightsummit.com/exhibit/.
Speakers are also invited to submit proposals consistent with the show’s mission to be boldly different and actively inclusive. The most sought-after sessions will be those that break the mold of traditional presentations and panels, in favor of more experiential learning and honest discussions. To submit a proposal visit https://archlightsummit.com/speakers/.
Dozens of existing architectural lighting brands at Dallas Market Center and a robust local specification community prompted the development of the annual ArchLIGHT Summit, which has broadened offerings to include commercial specification brands in addition to those already present in Dallas that straddle residential and commercial markets. The city’s central location and accessibility is conducive to a broad geographic reach, creating new opportunities in the wake of announcements of other western regional shows being permanently canceled.
ArchLIGHT Summit organizers work closely with an Advisory Board of distinguished industry leaders who provide valuable perspectives for shaping this groundbreaking event and its educational programming. Members include Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., founder of The Lighting Education Institute; Michelle Cruz, Lighting Specifier Sales at Putterman Scharck & Associates; Andrea Hartranft, FIALD, principal of Hartranft Lighting Design; Archit Jain, IALD, LEED SP, ISLA, principal of Oculus Light Studio; Kelly Roberts, LEED BD+C, IES, studio director of Wald Studio; Shahad Sadeq, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director of AIA’s Springfield, MO, chapter; and Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP, founder and owner of Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ.
Association partners include the American Institute of Architects Dallas chapter, American Lighting Association, Illuminating Engineering Society Dallas section, Lighting Controls Association, National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors, National Lighting Bureau, North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers, and national and local chapters of Women in Lighting + Design.
Media Partners include Arc, ARCHITECT, Architectural Products, Architectural SSL, Commercial Construction & Renovation, Designing Lighting, Designer Pages, Edison Report, Energy Watch News, Furniture Lighting & Décor, the “Get a Grip on Lighting” podcast, Inside.Lighting, Light Directory, LightNow News, The Lighting Exchange and McMorrow Reports.
For more information, visit www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com to sign up for show announcements, including when Attendee Registration opens in spring 2023. Follow ArchLIGHT Summit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest developments.
For information on Dallas Market Center, visit our website. In addition to hosting ArchLIGHT Summit, DMC hosts Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America, whose next edition will take place January 10-13, 2023. Keep up-to-date on information about that event by following the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers, interior designers, architects, and specifiers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; a new lighting event, ArchLIGHT Summit, for architects, specifiers, and designers; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center and ArchLIGHT Summit on social media.