It’s LEDucation Time!

LEDucation Setup 2023
LEDucation Setup 2023

The forecast for LEDucation is exceptionally bright, with indicators suggesting the largest, most successful LEDucation ever.  Registrations have surged to 9037 individuals as of 3:00 pm on Friday, accompanied by an impressive lineup of 470 exhibitors and a large waitlist for 2025.

ER Flashback: The 2018 LEDucation Team
ER Flashback: The 2018 LEDucation Team

Last week, your humble editor spoke with Burt Grant, the co-founder of LEDucation, he shared the palpable excitement emanating from manufacturers across the nation. His target is 10,000 attendees.

This year’s LEDucation offers a few enhancements:

  • The addition of a fourth exhibition space, America’s Hall 2, promises more room for attendees and exhibitors alike.
  • Hourly raffles are set to take place in America’s Hall 2 at table #5024 from 11 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Wednesday.
  • Tuesday’s show hours have been extended to 8 PM, with the added bonus of beer and wine service starting at 6 PM.
  • Basar Erdener, the Adjunct Professor at New York School of Interior Design, will showcase student projects in the Trianon Room, with an open invitation to the IESNYC Student Lighting Competition Awards and Reception.
  • 48 Conference sessions–offered throughout four days
  • Dates for the 2025 edition are set for March 18th and 19th.
ER Flashback: Craig Fox and Wendy Kaplan, LEDucation 2017
ER Flashback: Craig Fox and Wendy Kaplan, LEDucation 2017

A few exhibitor highlights include:

  • The Casambi Quest, an innovative high-tech scavenger hunt.
  • A philanthropic book drive led by Acuity Brands, supporting The Reading Team—a Harlem-based nonprofit organization.

A barometer of a robust industry rebound is the evident increase in spending by people and companies:

  • The EdisonReport Lifetime Achievement Awards, sponsored by QTL:  SOLD OUT
  • Advertising in The EdisonReport Show Daily: SOLD OUT
  • EdisonReport Light Pitch™: SOLD OUT

Reflecting on the growth of LEDucation from its inception—with 350 attendees and 35 exhibitors—the trade show has evolved magnificently, promising an unmatched experience this year.