April 10, 2013
Hotel and event registration are now open! Register now to ensure a spot at the 2013 DLC Stakeholder Meeting!
April 9, 2013
The preliminary agenda including panel discussion topics is now available for view. Click here.
March 26, 2013
Save the Date for the 2013 DLC Stakeholder Meeting in Chicago, IL July 22-25!
The second annual DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting will be held July 22-25 at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL.
This year’s meeting focuses on DLC processes and future prospects, hot topics affecting the solid-state lighting industry, as well as building working relationships and furthering common understanding among DLC members and stakeholders.
Join DLC in Chicago as we bring together professionals from across the solid-state lighting industry at this one of its kind meeting, to understand each other’s perspectives; to identify important technical, program, and policy issues; and to set in motion solutions to identified issues.
Attending Stakeholders will include:
utility and energy efficiency program managers and executives,
solid state lighting manufacturers,
testing laboratory representatives,
electrical and installation companies,
and government agencies.
The event will feature:
One half day of optional workshops and CEU courses,
Two full meeting days of panel discussions, concurrent break out sessions, and structured networking,
and one day of DLC member only meetings,
All parts of the agenda have been designed to allow for open dialog between DLC members and industry Stakeholders, during which topics such as specification and category development, outdoor lighting, safety, linear replacement lamps, and market development will be addressed.
Make Your Hotel Reservation at Hyatt Magnificent Mile!
A room block with a special rate for conference attendees has been set aside at the Hyatt Magnificent Mile. The hotel is now accepting reservations for the upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!
To make your hotel reservation now, click here, or call Hyatt Reservations toll free 888-591-1234. Make sure you ask for the “2013 DLC Stakeholders Meeting Room Rate.”
Why You Should Attend
The DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting is a unique opportunity for professionals from all sectors of the lighting industry to come together and delve into issues affecting solid state lighting, a technology that is still constantly evolving, while gaining an understanding of DLC’s scope and influence in the market place.
Help shape the Future of SSL Technology.
Understanding scope and impact of the DLC program is essential in helping to develop specifications that ensure quality LED products are available in the market place. DLC Members and Stakeholders will be able to discuss DLC processes and developments that inform market introduction and the shape of SSL technology in the future.
Interact with DLC Members.
DLC members, who are regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. and Canada, will be present to interact with their peers and other stakeholders in the lighting industry, learn about each other’s energy efficiency programs, and exchange lessons learned.
Interact with industry Stakeholders.
Stakeholders from across the industry will be able to have exchanges on neutral grounds during panel discussions, concurrent sessions, and structured as well as informal networking times.
Participate on a panel.
Being part of a panel will allow you to share your knowledge and expertise with others in the SSL industry, while providing visibility to your programs.
Attend Informational Sessions.
DLC staff will address a small audience to present on and answer questions about specific topics ranging from DLC applications, to logo guidelines, and lighting design.
Attend CEU courses.
During the first half day of the conference, CEU courses will be offered for credit and come with no extra cost. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about specific topics not addressed on the meeting agenda.
Attend the first Midwest LEDers Network meeting.
The program connects utility program administrators, planners, manufacturers and others throughout the Midwest region to leverage resources, engage in strategic planning and coordinate program efforts on advanced lighting. The Midwest LEDers Network serves as the source for information on SSL providing important benefits to strengthen utility programs and promote program uptake. Interested in attending? Learn more here.
With the rapid changes that the SSL industry is experiencing, the DLC Stakeholder Meeting is the perfect venue to share and gather information and experiences. Engaging Stakeholders from all sectors of the SSL industry has been a cornerstone for DLC in making the internationally recognized program a success.