Dallas Market Center to launch ArchLIGHT Summit in September 2021

(USA) – ArchLIGHT Summit to be held on 21-22 September, during Dallas Design Week

Dallas Market Center has unveiled ArchLIGHT Summit, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for architectural, specification and design communities, to take place in autumn 2021.

The first ArchLIGHT Summit will take place September 21-22 at the Dallas Trade Mart, already home to the permanent marketplace for the semi-annual Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America.

ArchLIGHT Summit will feature a wide range of commercial lighting brands, alongside the opportunity to explore the permanent showrooms of residential/commercial crossover brands that are part of Lightovation.

“Listening to thought leaders for design and the built environment, we recognised that there is an opportunity to fill a void by creating a different sort of lighting event that simply works better,” said City Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Starting from square one, we are building a new kind of live event, delivering the best products for interactive experiences, exceptional knowledge and an engaged community to help all stakeholders thrive.”

Both days of the event will also 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.

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

ArchLight Summit organisers are working closely with an Advisory Board of industry leaders, with members including Francesca Bastianini, principal of Sighte Studio; Craig Bernecker, founder of The Lighting Education Institute; Andrea Hartranft, principal of Hartranft Lighting Design; Archit Jain, principal of Oculus Light Studio; Kelly Roberts, studio director of Wald Studio; and Laura McDonald Stewart, founder of Laura McDonald Enterprises and Plinth & Chintz.