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North America


STRATEGIES IN LIGHT 2001: Lighting the Future with LEDs

8 - 9 February, 2001, Burlingame, CA, USA

Particular focus on the emerging markets for LED lighting products. Speakers from major LED suppliers. 

Contact: 1 650 941-3438
Fax: +1 650 941-5120



Strategies Unlimited Inc. is holding its second annual "Strategies in Light" conference.

February 8-9, 2001, Mountain View, California

The conference will provide an unequaled opportunity for those in the LED community and those involved in lighting and other emerging LED applications to become familiar with the markets, issues and technologies that characterize the rapidly growing high-brightness LED HB-LED industry.

Contact: Tel.: 650-941-3438 or go to the web site:


Prairie Lights 2001, the IESNA Midwestern Regional Conference

February 22-23, 2001, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Ill.



GE Lighting Institute : "Museum Lighting,"

February 22-23, 2001, Cleveland

For professionals responsible for lighting museums and art galleries. The conference serves as a practical guide to lighting techniques that are essential in those environments.

Contact: Tel.: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


Consumer Electronics Association CEA: Winter Technology Summit

February 25-28, 2001, Vail Cascade Hotel and Club in Vail, Colo.

Open to an exclusive group of consumer electronics executives.

Contact: Lisa McKellar Tel.:703-907-7047 or email:


GE Lighting Institute; "Distributor Sales Representatives: Lighting Basics.

February 26-28, 2001, Cleveland

The course provides a complete overview of lamps, lighting systems, and their application in commercial, industrial, retail and outdoor lighting.

Contact: : Tel.: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


"Property Management and Office Lighting"

March 8-9, 2001, GE Lighting Institute in Cleveland

Designed for professionals responsible for the design and maintenance of office spaces and multi-tenant buildings.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


GE Lighting: "Architects and Interior Design"

March 14-16, 2001 , Institute in Cleveland

Focusing on current environmental and design issues, special topics include EPA, lamp disposal, retrofit, daylighting and productivity and creating an environment for the aging.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


The US ITT Conference & Stage Expo.

March 18-24, 2001Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, Calif.

Contact: US ITT at 800-938-7488


Building Energy 2001

March 22-24, 2001:

Brings together experts in the worlds of renewable energy and commercial and residential green building to explore avenues to a more sustainable future while promoting economic growth. Hosted by Tufts University and organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), speakers will address issues ranging from fuel cells and offshore wind to greening institutional buildings.

Contact: Jonathan Tauer, Buildings Program Manager, NESEA at 413-774-6051 or email:


The IESNA's Southeastern Regional Conference: A Lighting Odyssey

April 22-24, 2001, Atlanta.

Contact: Shad Funkhouser at 404-633-8861 or email J. Martin at or go to the web site:



GE Lighting Institute: "Hospitality Lighting,"

April 25-27, 2001: , Cleveland

Geared towards lighting decision makers and designers in hotels, motels and resorts who require effective lighting techniques for the hospitality market.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


GE Lighting Institute: "Distributor Sales Representatives: Advanced."

May 7-9, 2001, Cleveland.

The conference is intended for experienced distributor sales representatives who want to focusing on developmental skills and knowledge necessary to compete in today's changing lighting market.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


GE Lighting Institute: "Lighting Retrofits"

May 17-18, 2001: , Cleveland.

Through lecture and hands-on workshops, the seminar is designed to answer all questions about lighting retrofits for a variety of applications.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


GE Lighting Institute: "Industrial Lighting Solutions"

May 21-23, 2001 , Cleveland

The conference will feature topics including cutting edge product / system technology, system design and application and lighting economics for lighting design and maintenance in industrial facilities.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL: May 29-June 1, 2001, Las Vegas .

A lighting trade show in North America attracting more than 15,000 attendees. Every year, LIGHTFAIR features more than 400 exhibitors representing the full spectrum of the industry. With courses ranging from

Basic to Intermediate and Masters, the LIGHTFAIR Conference Program is one of the most comprehensive and technically challenging lighting sources available in the world.

Contact: AMC, Inc., 404-220-2221/2215 for more information; or


Energy New Horizons

June 3-6, 2001: 2001 , Kansas City, Mo.

The fourth annual national energy management workshop and trade show sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and the General Services Administration. Located in, the workshop and exposition includes tracks in Technology, Acquisition, Financing, Sustainable Building Design, Renewable Technologies, Facility O&M, Deregulation, Labs and Industry and a basic primer called Energy101.




GE Lighting Institute: "Retail Lighting"

June 13-15, 2001, Cleveland.

Conference concentrating on effective, imaginative and energy efficient lighting solutions in retail applications. The conference will focus on professionals who specify retail lighting and others who supervise design or maintenance in department, grocery, specialty and mass merchandise stores.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:


GE Lighting Institute: "Lighting Educators"

June 27-29, 2001, Cleveland :

Course will have full-time instructors at the college and university levels who teach within the architecture, engineering or interior design programs. Presented in a "what's new" format, this conference covers the latest developments in light sources, lighting equipment and applications with emphasis on design trends.

Contact: 1-800-255-1200 or go to the web site:



July 7-14, 2001, New England Center for Continuing Education in Durham, New Hampshire.

Designed to provide instruction in the basic skills of the art and science of lighting to teachers who regularly teach lighting courses in academia. The program combines classroom presentations and studio hands-on assignments. The first workshop was held in 1984 and ten subsequent workshops have been held. Participants are involved each day in workshop activities from 8:00 a.m. until late in the evening.

Sleeping, dining, class and studio accommodations are all in one facility.

Contact: Valerie Landers at 212-248-5000, ext. 117.


The IESNA Annual Conference

August 5-8, 2001: , Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.

This three-day program provides the most comprehensive educational forum for all industry professionals involved in the manufacturing, design, specification and maintenance of lighting systems. Industry leaders and professionals present paper sessions focusing on the latest research, society awards are distributed, and new products highlighted at a Tabletop Exhibition.

Contact: Valerie Landers at 212-248-5000, ext. 117.


The IESNA Street and Area Lighting Conference

October 14-17, 2001 , Orlando.

This conference brings together professionals in the outdoor lighting industry to provide insight into specific challenges and opportunities unique to outdoor lighting. Conference educational sessions and exhibits are held.

Contact: Valerie Landers at 212-248-05000, ext. 117 or go to the web site at






Lux Europa 2001: 18-20 June 2001, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 9th European Lighting Conference. Light - life - health, and environment Papers and posters invited.

Abstracts in English no later than 1 May 2000.

Contact: 354 515 9000
Fax: 354 515 9008

International Lighting Congress: 6-12 September 2001, Istanbul, Turkey

CIE Divisional and Technical Committee Meetings

Lighting Exhibition

Turkish National Committee on Illumination

Contact: Tel: 90 0212 285 60 50
Fax: +90 0212 285 60 51
E-mail: or go to the site


April 22-25, 2001: Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The new international trade fair for the interior-lighting industry, is scheduled to premiere in,, under the umbrella of Light + Building, a highly successful lighting fair.

Contact: Messe Frankfurt GmbH, Lightstyle Event Team, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; phone: +49 69 7575 6058 or 5687.


Energy-Efficient Technologies at the Threshold of the 21st Century.

June 13-15, 2001: , St. Constantine and Elena Resort, in Varna, Bulgaria.

The Bulgarian National Committee on Illumination : The eleventh National Conference on Lighting.

Contact: Dr. Eng. Krassimir Velinov, acstre-ma.



Lighting China 2001

July 3-6, 2001 , Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China.

This conference will promote exhibits by manufacturers and designers, seminars and trade.

Contact: email: or web sites: or



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