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Teach. Lead. Inspire. 
 Apply to speak at LightFair.


LightFair will host the world’s premier lighting conference at the Javits Center in New York City from May 21-25, 2023. Emerging and experienced professionals from across commercial and architectural lighting will gather to learn new skills and advance the industry. LightFair is seeking engaged designers, technology enthusiasts, architects, engineers, inventors, disruptors, scientists, researchers, urban planners, facility managers, community builders – this is your chance to teach an engaged audience while expanding opportunities for yourself and the lighting industry. If you are interested in lighting, YOU belong at LightFair.


The deadline for applications is October 14, 2022. Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Advisory Committee, comprised of IALD and IES members.


Enjoy the spotlight and speaker perks.

Presenting at LightFair is a prestigious, paid speaking opportunity. If selected as a LightFair 2023 speaker, you will receive: 

  • Compensation (see details below)
  • Free accommodation in New York (one complimentary hotel night per course day for out-of-town speakers)
  • Technology and necessary equipment for your presentation
  • Custom LightFair branded graphics to promote your session
  • 3-day unlimited Conference and Exhibit Hall access (excludes Pre-Conference)


Compensation for confirmed speakers

All speakers will receive a 3-Day Conference Package. Travel and incidentals will NOT be covered.


Includes one complimentary hotel night per course day for out-of-town speakers. Does NOT include free admittance to Pre-Conference courses. 


60-Minute Courses

One speaker $500
 Two $350 each


3-Hour Workshops

One speaker $875
 Two or more $450 each


1-Day and 2-Day Courses.

One speaker $1750
 Two or more $900 each



Participate Today

Whether you are an experienced speaker or a first-time presenter, LightFair is excited to welcome you to be part of the Conference. We look forward to reviewing your proposal!


Applications close October 14, 2022. Submit your application today to lead the conversation at LightFair 2023!


Questions? Please reach out to


How to Submit

  1. Create a login. 
  2. Create an abstract. 
  3. Tell us more about your ideal audience and level of expertise, and the presenters. 
  4. Share more about the content: a title, track, 100 word description, and duration.

Log in to begin your LightFair Submission

Questions? Organizer: Brienne Musselman -