the annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference has announced that the Call for Speakers for its 2016 show, which will take place in San Diego from Apr. 24 – 28, is now open. The conference provides more than 11,000 hours of educational offerings via its 1- and 2-day courses, workshops, and seminars, which are geared toward audiences at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Experts from across the design and building industries -- such as lighting, architecture, engineering, facilities, healthcare, hospitality, government, transportation, and energy -- are asked to submit proposals that address the gamut of lighting topics; from the inspirational to the technological. Session proposals should fall into one of the conferences four focus areas/tracks, which are: Inspiration, Applications Research, Methodology, and Technology & Tools. 

In addition to the regular lineup up of course offerings, two new formats for educational opportunities are being added to the mix: tours and forums. For a tour, applicants are invited to incorporate a visit to a local lighting installation or significant project as part of their session proposal. For the forum format, sessions that address a unified theme, such as transportation, color, controls, or health, maybe grouped into a 1-day symposium.

Submissions and speaker suggestions will only be accepted online from August 10 through September 14, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. EST. For complete details refer to the Call for Speakers page on the Lightfair website.