Welcome to 2019 Light! Design Expo

Northern California's Architectural Lighting & Design Exposition
Curated Expo of 130+ Exhibitors of Architectural Lighting Products
Four Free AIA & IES CEU Accredited Seminars
No Host Top Shelf Bar 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Complimentary Cuisine from San Francisco Food Trucks

On July 11, 2019 from 11:30 am-8pm, IES San Francisco Section's Light! Design Expo returns to Pier 27 on San Francisco's Embarcadero, with its beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and waterfront. Light! Design Expo showcases the latest in architectural lighting products, attracts a wide range of design professionals, and is the only architectural lighting products show in Northern California. This exciting annual architectural lighting event for the design community is becoming known as the best lighting show in the US. Light! Design Expo's product showcases and free seminars are carefully curated for the Bay Area architecture, design, engineering, and construction community: lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, building owners, facilities and maintenance teams, school districts, municipalities, contractors, real estate developers, construction firms, and more.

Light! Design Expo is free for attendees. Come see and experience the latest and greatest in innovative architectural lighting products. Light! presents a unique opportunity to learn about design trends and designing for specific applications and populations. All this in a social and festive setting with amazing views of the San Francisco Bay and waterfront.

Audience & Attendance
We expect a minimum of 1000+ attendees from the design and specification community: lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, building owners, facilities and maintenance teams, school districts, municipalities, contractors and more. IES San Francisco is partnering closely in marketing with industry organizations where these specifiers are members, including AIA, IALD, and ASID.

Food & Beverage
Light! will feature complimentary cuisine from local SF food truck stations and dessert carts, as well as coffee bars which will be interspersed throughout the show floor. There will also be a full no host bar from 4pm-8pm.

Free Seminars
Light! will host 4 AIA/LU and IES/CEU accredited classes in a 3000 sq. ft. space that can accommodate 200 attendees per class.

Project Exhibition
Graphic images of local lighting projects featuring the collaborative work of local designers and manufacturers will be on display throughout the event space.  

New & Improved for 2019:
• Light! will open a half hour early, at 11:30 am, this year to allow time for seminar attendees to get to the classroom.

• Coffee Stations on the Expo Floor

· More Food and continuous food service at food truck stations

· Drapery to mitigate glare from afternoon sun on the lower level. (Drapery at blue windows on show floor will continue every year)

· Shorter lines for attendees with Fast Track Check In & electronic scanning for check In.


2019 Light! Seminars


6:00 pm Keynote
Thomas Paterson

Director, Lux Populi, Mexico City: The Craft Beneath Design Thinking


12:00 pm
Gere Kavanaugh
Founder, Gere Kavanaugh Designs, Los Angeles:

A Life in Color


2:00 pm
Peter Ngai

VP. OLED Lighting, Acuity Brands, Inc.:

Luminaire Design - A Personal Perspective


4:00 pm
Patty Glasow
EVP Auerbach Glasow, San Francisco:
All the World's a Stage - Theaters & Lighting the Audience

2019 Light! Food Trucks