Dallas Market Center will close nominations for its 2018 Light Stars program on March 30. The program enables lighting retailers to bring top salespeople to the June edition of Lightovation if they have not previously attended.
Light Stars honorees accepted into the program will receive free airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during one of the largest residential lighting show in North America. In addition, Light Stars are granted access to all Lightovation educational seminars, exhibits, and events, including the Showroom of the Year Awards and Lighting After Dark party on Wednesday, June 20. The American Lighting Association (ALA) also waives any fees for Light Stars to attend its CLC®-accredited sessions during Market.
Anyone in the industry may nominate a first-time attendee to be a Light Star. All nominees are vetted for qualifications and availability before being accepted into the program.
Hundreds of nominations were submitted for the 2017 Light Stars program, from which a record 78 participants were selected. A guest blog from one of these honorees, Leigh Black of Mayer Lighting Showroom, describes her experience: http://blog.dallasmarketcenter.com/qa-with-a-light-star.