Lightfair International has announced the conference topics and speakers for its 2005 event. A keynote speaker for the Sunday, April 10 luncheon, which kicks off the Daylighting Institute, has not yet been determined, but William McDonough will speak at the April 11 luncheon. McDonough, an internationally recognized designer and principal of William McDonough + Partners, received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development in 1996.

Providing AIA, ASID, IIDA, IESNA and IFMA credits, the courses will cover a breadth of lighting design topics. The Daylighting Institute, which takes place April 10-11, will feature 15 courses, taught by professionals from Penn State University, the LRC, Southern California Edison, the Seattle Daylighting Lab, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as designers Jim Benya and Lisa Heschong. In addition to five two-day Institute courses, four masters courses and eleven workshops, there will also be 28 seminars given during the trade show event, April 12-14. Interesting topics include 'Techniques for Teaching Lighting,' 'Lighting for Museums as Cultural Icons' and 'Perspectives on Period Lighting,' to name a few.

Full conference information will be available by mid November at, under the conference tab.