ArchLIGHT Summit in Dallas Issues Call for Speakers

Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced an official call for speakers for the ArchLIGHT Summit, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification, and design communities slated to take place September 21 and 22, 2021 on the Trade Mart’s first floor and supplemented by dozens of commercial crossover exhibitors from Lightovation.

Consistent with the show’s mission to be boldly different and actively inclusive, the educational sessions being sought are those that break the mold of traditional presentations and panels and offer more experiential learning and honest discussions.

“Our goal is to redefine educational experiences at trade shows, leveraging our unique permanent marketplace and inviting presenters who offer out-of-the-box ways of conveying information and voices that welcome a platform to the architectural, specification, and design communities,” says Laura Van Zeyl, VP/Lighting Technology Development & Marketing at DMC.

The CEUs for ArchLIGHT Summit will include AIA- and IDCEC-accredited sessions. Speakers are also sought for sessions that are WELL AP-accredited. ArchLIGHT Summit is committed to inclusiveness and a diversity of speakers and presenters. To learn more and to submit a proposal by the December 31, 2020 deadline, visit

In addition to the seminars, hands-on lab learning, and panel discussions, attendees will also be able to experience engaging displays and learning labs, receptions, and tours within the permanent lighting showrooms participating in the show. A full schedule will be announced spring 2021.

Dozens of architectural lighting resources at DMC and a robust local specification community prompted the development of the ArchLIGHT Summit, which will broaden offerings to include non-residential brands in addition to those already present 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 will be co-located with Dallas Design Week, providing additional CEU and networking opportunities for attendees of both events.



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