DMC releases information on the 2022 ArchLIGHT Summit
Dallas Market Center has announced a lineup of hospitality events and special attractions for the second annual ArchLIGHT Summit, drawing the architectural, specification and design communities to the Dallas Trade Mart for a product expo and more than 20 CEU opportunities, Sep. 15-16, 2022.
A featured visual experience for this year’s event is Color Wheels, a light art installation designed by international lighting designers Alessandra Stratimirovic and Athanasssios Danilof. The Darc Award-winning project generates numerous unexpected chromatic effects that offer insights into the sensory and perceptive aspects of both light and color. Inspired by a long history of artists, scientists and scholars to organize color and understand its essence, the mesmerizing work includes three luminous wheels created using Targetti’s DURATAPE RGBW strip product by DURALAMP and will be on display throughout the ArchLIGHT Summit on the first floor of the Trade Mart.
“Building on the popularity of the Design DNA installation that was commissioned for the first ArchLIGHT Summit last year, Color Wheels should be similarly inspiring and photogenic for this year’s attendees,” said Laura Van Zeyl, vice President, audience development, lighting for DMC. “The presence of immersive illuminated art elevates this event beyond a typical trade show experience.”
A Way of Light
Another attraction for the 2022 ArchLIGHT Summit is a Relaxation Station sponsored by Sonneman – A Way of Light. This lounge will be conveniently located in Sonneman’s 8,000-square-foot permanent Dallas showroom in Trade Mart 4804, near all three rooms that will be running AIA-accredited seminars, panel discussions and interactive demonstrations. All attendees are welcome to relax and enjoy refreshments between sessions throughout both days of the show. Sonneman is one of 150 permanent lighting exhibitors encompassing the largest residential lighting show in North America, Lightovation, occurring each January and June at Dallas Market Center, with the next edition taking place Jan. 10-13, 2023.
Evening Hospitality Events
Women in Lighting + Design
Two evening hospitality events will give all ArchLIGHT Summit participants the opportunity to network, including a pre-show Welcome Party on Wednesday, September 14 hosted by Women in Lighting + Design (WILD). Back by popular demand, this event will take place 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the D15trict Lounge on the 15th floor of the Dallas World Trade Center, offering spectacular views of the downtown Dallas skyline at sunset while guests enjoy cocktails, mocktails and light bites.
The American Association of Independent Lighting Agents (AAILA) will host ArchLIGHT Summit’s opening night Happy Hour on Thursday, Sep. 15, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Trade Mart. All ArchLIGHT participants are welcome to experience the entertainment, food, drink, prizes and even a few surprises at this marquee event.
Lunch will be served on the ArchLIGHT Summit expo show floor, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sep. 15, allowing attendees to maximize their time. Dallas Market Center’s famous eTuk will also be serving a snack of savory street tacos on Friday, Sep. 16, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the Trade Mart first floor near ArchLIGHT Summit exhibits.
Creating additional excitement on the show floor, the popular Get a Grip on Lighting podcast will broadcast live from the ArchLIGHT Summit throughout the day on Thursday, Sep. 15. Episodes will include interviews with ArchLIGHT Summit presenters by hosts Mike Colligan and Greg Ehrich, as well as a special edition commemorating the launch of PureEdge Lighting’s new PureSmart line.
Download the official ArchLIGHT Summit app, sponsored by Casambi, in the App Store or Google Play for a full schedule of events, educational seminars and exhibits.
Registration for ArchLIGHT Summit exhibits, hospitality events and attractions is complimentary, while a flat advance fee of $50 ($75 onsite) allows access to more than 20 CEU opportunities throughout the event. Both registration options are open at https://archlightsummit.com/attend/.
ArchLIGHT Summit’s hotel blocks are closing soon on Aug. 29, including a special $169/night at the Renaissance Dallas, within walking distance of Dallas Market Center. Book hotel here: https://book.passkey.com/event/50236580/owner/14227/home.
Additional sponsors of the 2022 ArchLIGHT Summit include Tivoli; Aluz; Hossley Lighting and Power Solutions; NexGen Lighting Solutions; Preferred Lighting Group; Moonlight USA Inc.; Acolyte; Acrosentec; LTF Technology; and Lumenwerx.
For more information, visit www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com.