(USA) – The event will now be held August 18-19.
Organisers of LEDucation 2020, due to take place from 17-18 March, have announced that the event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled for August 18-19.
The decision, made by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York and the LEDucation committee, is based on the growing concerns of Covid-19 in the lighting industry, and the New York community.
The two day event, hosting more than 400 exhibitors, was anticipated to draw more than 6,000 attendees. “We recognise all the hard work that so many have put into preparing for the LEDucation Trade Show and Conference,” said Burt Grant and Caroline Rinker, LEDucation co-chairs. “Based on the evaluation of evolving circumstances, it is clear that it would be an unacceptable risk to bring so many together in New York next week. The safety and health of our industry is of utmost importance.”
The March conference was set to feature 33 sessions, led by lighting and allied field industry experts. “We appreciate the effort and support of our LEDucation 2020 speakers,” added Wendy Kaplan and Craig Fox, presentation co-chairs. “We look forward to working with them again for the August show.”
LEDucation is the latest trade show to be impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak, following the postponement of both Light+Building and Salone del Mobile and the cancellation of LpS/TiL. Lightfair International, slated for 5-7 May, is still scheduled to go ahead as planned. Although as more countries around the world are becoming affected by the virus, it remains to be seen whether this too will be postponed.