LightFair International 2015 call for speakers opens The LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2015 Call for Speakers opens in a global invitation seeking responses from top lighting and design practitioners looking to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in New York May 3-7, 2015. The 2015 LIGHTFAIR Conference champions Integrated Design as the central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars. Sessions highlight how experienced project contributors collaborate to optimize environments. Speakers are invited to share how elements such as: technology, tools, research, problem solving and inspiration contribute to the overall integrated design process. With integrated design as its platform, LIGHTFAIR International 2015 offers a vibrant atmosphere where diverse disciplines come together to present, discuss, debate, exchange and explore best practices and emerging concepts to enable the creation of socially responsible, effective, pleasing environments. Experts from various industries such as architecture, design, engineering, exterior and roadway, facility management, government, healthcare, hospitality, alternative energy including solar power, transportation and more are encouraged to pursue presentation opportunities at LFI 2015. The LIGHTFAIR 2015 Conference provides knowledge and perspectives on how a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach can improve design outcomes for the betterment of the human experience through four Focus Areas: Inspiration – Rule-breakers, trailblazers and visionaries dramatically influence our industry. Sessions should provide a synthesis of factors from inside and outside of the established lighting community, including artists, industrial designers, scientists and medical professionals. Applications Research – Scientific analysis related to how we interact with the environment around us informs design. Example topics might include human factors studies, the physiological impact of light and case studies. Technology and Tools – Innovative lighting equipment, software, studies and legislation are introduced every year. Using these elements to shape the design, or enhance and challenge the collaborative process, builds a stronger solution. Example topics might include sources, luminaires, components, controls, alternative energy sources, daylighting, technology, codes and standards. Methodology – Processes using collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches can result in more effective project solutions. Working together and exploring diverse methods can streamline these processes. Example topics might include integrated design and coordination strategies, the role of mock-ups, procurement and how technology can improve and enhance the communication process and solve problems. Case studies may be helpful in showcasing strategies. Courses range in level (general, foundational, intermediate and advanced) and length (60-minute seminars, 90-minute seminars, 3-hour workshops, 1-day courses and 2-day courses).