If you have knowledge to share, consider this call for presentations at a conference next year. If you're looking to acquire knowledge, here are two upcoming gatherings this year.
‣‣ LEDucation call for speakers
New York City, March 5-6, 2015
This community has been involved with the LEDucation conference in New York City for the last two years. This will be the second year that LEDucation has solicited presentations and the second that it will run for two days. Apply here before Oct. 17 if you have something compelling to convey to an audience of architects, lighting designers, and other end users of lighting.
‣‣ DOE's SSL Market Development Workshop
Detroit, Nov. 12-13, 2014
This gathering, unlike the others mentioned here, is noncommercial in nature. The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy calls it an opportunity to "dissect the latest updates on a market in motion."
Here is the preliminary agenda, with some participants not yet confirmed. Highlights include: beyond replacement lamps and luminaires to lighting systems; smart lighting and how it impacts energy savings; and utility lighting programs of the future.
I might attend this workshop; it's not certain yet.
‣‣ LEDs and the SSL Ecosystem conference
Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 22-24, 2014
All LED Lighting is a media sponsor of this Smithers Apex event (as we were last year). I will be in Cambridge from Monday morning, and I hope to meet any of you who are in attendance.
My colleague Lee Goldberg, founding editor of this community, will cover the conference for EDN's LED design center. We hope to convene a gathering, perhaps during one of the scheduled networking breaks, for memers of both communities.
The agenda lists a packed two-day period of sessions, Monday noon to Wednesday noon. Last year's conference proved to be excellent for networking, and I expect this year's to be similar. The small scale helps, as does the thought the organizers have put into the conference arrangements. For example, lunches on Monday and Tuesday are in the form of Networking Exchanges. Participants can choose from a half dozen areas of interest, and they can have lunch with like-minded people while conversing one on one with members of the conference advisory committee.
— Keith Dawson , Editor-in-Chief, All LED Lighting