July 26, 2016

Online registration is now closed. If you have not registered, we are happy to register you on-site at the meeting. See you in Denver!

July 25, 2016

TODAY is the last day to register online for the Stakeholder Meeting. Register now!

July 11, 2016

Our room block at the Brown Palace Hotel is full. Please book your hotel reservations at our overflow hotel by Friday, July 15.  Book rooms.

July 1, 2016

Announcing our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Chuck Kutscher of NREL! See the full agenda here.

June 22, 2016

A spillover hotel room block has been made available. Reserve your room before it fills up!

Join us in Denver, CO!


The fifth annual 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 constantly evolving) while gaining an understanding of DLC’s scope and influence in the marketplace.

Highly regarded experts in their fields will lead and participate in sessions that cover a range of current topics affecting the solid state lighting industry. The meeting will facilitate working relationships and further common understanding among lighting professionals, DLC Members, and stakeholders. Networking will be a central objective of the meeting, and the agenda offers pre-conference workshops, educational opportunities, and focused networking sessions, in addition to informal networking opportunities.

 “The DLC Stakeholder Meeting has become a must-see event in the solid state lighting industry and has been bringing important stakeholders to the table to find future-oriented solutions for common issues year after year.”


Who Should Attend    •    Why Attend    •    What to Expect


Who Should Attend

  • Utility and energy efficiency program managers and executives
  • Utility contractors
  • Solid state lighting manufacturers
  • Lighting designers
  • Lighting specifiers
  • Testing laboratory representatives
  • Electrical and installation companies
  • Government agencies




Why You Should Attend

Help shape the future of SSL technology.

Understanding scope and impact of the DLC program is essential to develop specifications that ensure quality LED products are available in the marketplace. DLC Members and Stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss the 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 participate in exchanges on neutral grounds during panel discussions, concurrent sessions, and structured and 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 Breakout Sessions.

DLC staff will address a small audience to answer questions about specific topics ranging from DLC applications, to logo guidelines, to lighting design.

Attend CEU courses and workshops. 

On the day before the conference, CEU courses and workshops will be offered for no extra cost. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about specific topics not addressed on the meeting agenda.

Participate in Structured Networking. 

Structured Networking consists of small group meetings between individual manufacturers and utility program administrators. The sessions are aimed to increase understanding between the utility programs and manufacturers in order to maximize the value of incentive programs and leverage market opportunities. Space is limited. Sponsors of the meeting have priority in the selection process for participation.  




What to Expect 

           August 1 - FREE pre-conference workshops and Evening Happy Hours. 

           August 2 - Day One of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and

                            networking. Evening Off-site Reception.

           August 3 - Day Two  of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and


           August 4 - Half Day of DLC member only meeting (by invitation only)*.

*DLC members are regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.



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.




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About DLC

The DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high– performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC promotes high–quality, energy–efficient lighting products in collaboration with utilities and energy efficiency program members, manufacturers, lighting designers, and federal, state, and local entities. Through these partnerships, the DLC establishes product quality specifications, facilitates thought leadership, and provides information, education, tools and technical expertise.



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