First-Ever ArchLIGHT Summit at DMC Ready for Exhibitor Registration

Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced that exhibitor registration is now open for ArchLIGHT Summit, the new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification, and design communities. The first ArchLIGHT Summit will take place September 21-22, 2021 on the first floor of the Dallas Trade Mart building.

For exhibitors, the show will present the opportunity to those seeking commercial lighting brands that represent the leading edge of innovation and technology. For attendees, ArchLIGHT Summit will feature hundreds of commercial lighting brands plus the opportunity to explore permanent showrooms of residential/commercial crossover brands already located at the marketplace.

Early-bird booth rates are available for a limited time, with special pricing available for a choice of two booth sizes. To accommodate demand, each brand is limited to a single 10’x10’ booth or maximum of two 6’x10’ booths, although there will be a wait list for additional requests. Booth location assignments will take local and regional agency representation into account to optimize convenience for attendees and exhibitors. Custom sponsorship and marketing packages are also available to increase visibility, with complete information available at

The show’s mission is driven by three goals: Showcase Only The Best. Be Boldly Inclusive. Be Radically Playful. To accomplish these goals, the show is working hand-in-hand with industry thought leaders on shaping the show with a diverse group of perspectives as well as creating hands-on product interaction and forward-thinking seminars and sessions.

Dozens of existing 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 include a full slate of seminars, hands-on lab learning, and panel discussions offering architects, lighting designers, specifiers, and interior designers timely and accredited sessions on evolving lighting issues and solutions. 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.

ArchLIGHT Summit will be co-located with Dallas Design Week, providing additional CEU and networking opportunities for attendees of both events.

ArchLIGHT Summit organizers are working closely with an Advisory Board of distinguished industry leaders who provide valuable perspectives for shaping this groundbreaking event and its educational programming. Members include Francesca Bastianini, IES, principal of Sighte Studio; Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., founder of The Lighting Education Institute; 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; Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED AP, WELL AP, founder and owner of Laura McDonald  Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ; and Kevin L. Wallace, AIA, principal of DSGNworks.

Confirmed association partners include American Lighting Association, Lighting Controls Association, National Lighting Bureau, and Women in Lighting + Design.

For more information, visit, with live exhibitor registration available now and to sign up to receive information and announcements. Follow ArchLIGHT Summit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest developments and information on exhibitor and attendee registration.

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