NAILD Innovation 2018
Join Us February 13-16, 2018 at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California
What is NAILD Innovation?
It's not just our Annual Conference, it's a movement! A movement towards educating attendees on innovative technologies, lighting advancements, business practices and more.
What will it offer?
NAILD Innovation creates an atmosphere for distributors and manufacturers to come together and create lasting business relationships and friendships.
We are expanding our educational agenda to offer the best lighting education in the industry. For 40 years, NAILD has given members access to industry leaders and tools to grow your business. As the lighting industry continues to evolve and change with emerging technologies, new equipment, efficient processes and more, NAILD is here to provide the education and resources that you can immediately apply to your business.
Register today for NAILD Innovation 2018.
NAILD Innovation 2018 Hotel
Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa
Rancho Mirage, California
The 2018 venue is located in Rancho Mirage, California right outside of Palm Springs surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf, picturesque mountain views and a secluded location. Lounge by the pool or unwind at the spa during your desert retreat. Listed as one of Golf Digest's® Top 75 Golf Resorts in North America. Click here to see what the hotel has to offer.
Group Rate: $219.00 USD
Book your room by January 12, 2018 for the guaranteed group rate by calling 1-877-253-0041 and request the NAILD 2018 Annual Conference. Or you can click here to book your room with our easy reservation system.
3rd Annual Garry Haverland Golf Outing
Join us as we tee off on Tuesday, February 13th for the 3rd Annual Garry Haverland Golf Outing. Named to honor
NAILD Past President and long-time NAILD member Garry Haverland, the outing brings together members and non-members to play in a fun, non-competitive networking environment.
The award winning Pete Dye course at the Westin Mission Hills features hidden pin placements, carries over water, pot bunkers, elevated tees and railroad ties. It plays to 6,706 yards at a par 70, is designed for all skill levels, and is just steps away from the resort and as such shares the same majestic mountain views. (Note: collared shirt, slacks, shorts required. No metal spikes.)
|Monday, February 12, 2018|
NAILD Executive Committee Meeting
NAILD Board of Directors Meeting
NAILD Board of Directors Dinner
|Tuesday, February 13, 2018|
NAILD 3rd Annual Garry Haverland Golf Outing (separate registration required)
Registration Open / Exhibitor Set Up
|4:30-5:30pm||Past Presidents Council Meeting|
|6:30-8:30pm||2018 Kick Off Dinner|
|Wednesday, February 14, 2018|
|7:30-8:30am||Breakfast / Exhibits Open|
“Who Moved My Light Bulb: Adapting Your Business for the Future”
Four industry practitioners lead an interactive workshop to share how they have adapted their business to face the new realities of lighting and controls.
Presented by Paul Hafner
Randy Johnson, U.S. Lamp
Cory Schneider, Lighting Unlimited
Craig Meadows, CTI Energy Group
Steven Spitzer, Monterey Lighting
|10:30-11:00am||Break / Exhibits Open|
|11:00am-12:45pm||“Who Moved My Light Bulb: Adapting Your Business for the Future”|
|12:45-1:45pm||Lunch / Exhibits Open|
|2:45-3:15pm||Break / Exhibits Open|
“The Lighting Industry: Today’s Landscape and Tomorrow’s War for the Ceiling”
Changes have rocked the lighting industry over the past decade and yet there is still a revolution on the horizon. Lumens and watts will take a back seat to productivity, health, and mood effects. Big data analysis skills will be critical. A look at today’s trends and the future of the lighting business.
A Desert Paradise White Party – NAILD Innovation 2018 Awards Dinner
Join NAILD as we announce LIVE the recipients of the 2018 Product Sprint awards
|Thursday, February 15, 2018|
“Lumens as a Service”
Service-based lighting models accelerate the deployment of smart LED technology and provide incremental revenue streams for installers and contractors. Learn how distributors can develop relationships with the specialized financiers behind this innovative new model to deliver significant value to clients and secure market advantage.
“Indoor Horticulture: Learn How to Navigate This Budding Market”
Learn about the growing market for indoor horticulture lighting— from biofuel to row crops to vertical farming and cannabis. Discover lighting design differences for greenhouse and warehouse cultivation, what makes a quality horticulture fixture and tips for effectively selling to the cannabis market.
|10:00-10:45am||Break / Exhibits Open|
“Light and Health: What We Know, What We Don’t Know and What We Need to Know”
Lighting isn’t just for vision. Lighting helps to synchronize our natural circadian rhythms. When lighting throws off our circadian rhythms, the effects can be detrimental to our health. Attendees will learn about how the latest research into this field can be applied and how to improve our modern living environments with healthy lighting.
|12:00-1:30pm||Lunch / Exhibits Open|
“The Rise of Autonomous Buildings: How AI & Sensors are Transforming Buildings”
Presented by Dan Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO, VergeSense
Dinner and Villagefest Off-Site Event (Separate Registration Required – Details to be posted soon!)
Join your NAILD colleagues for an optional networking dinner that will get you out into beautiful Palm Springs. After dinner stroll around Villagefest. Started more than 20 years ago, Villagefest offers more than 200 booths offering beautiful art, handcrafted items, free admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum, music and unique food.
|Friday, February 16, 2018|
“DesignLights Consortium – Removing Barriers to Market Adoption”
Learn about the DLC’s efforts to provide greater transparency and predictability for future requirements and specifications. Projects under review include: color tuning, field adjustable products, replacement lamp form factors, horticultural lighting, networked lighting controls, DC and put systems and flicker.
“Who Moved My Light Bulb: Adapting Your Business for the Future” (cont.)
Presented by Paul Hafner, Consultant
|12:00pm||Closing Board of Directors Meeting|
NAILD is moving away from the traditional pipe and drape tradeshow set up and into an interactive table top experience. Vendor table tops will now be in general session room allowing manufacturers the opportunity to have much greater interaction with attendees as well as learn from the expanded educational sessions. The price for the 2018 Table Top Station is as follows:
2018 Vendor Table Top Station only (includes the table top station as well as one attendee registration – members only): $1,550
Vendors are able to receive a 5% discount off the exhibit fee if the dues and exhibit fee is paid by January 12, 2018!
Take advantage of this great discount by renewing and purchasing your exhibit space early!
The Exhibition portion of NAILD Innovation features leading industry manufacturers whose target customers are lighting distributors and will offer the latest product innovations and equipment advances. This provides the perfect setting for these participants to meet potential clients and customers face-to-face, and become closer to closing the deal on profit-making transactions and partnerships. NAILD Innovation offers you and your company tremendous networking opportunities and education that will lead you on the road to success.
For more information contact NAILD Headquarters at (609) 297-2216 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAILD has opportunities to showcase your company! Want to reach new customers? Through sponsorship, your brand will be in front of leading Distributors in the lighting industry. The exposure is tremendous – and we can find the perfect partnership with your business to make the experience with NAILD truly successful.
Please note: Click here for a variety of standardized options. We are happy to customize a program to match your interests and budget level.
For more information please contact Anna Cifelli at (609) 297-2216 or email email@example.com.
The Product Sprint award honors lighting manufacturers with the best products in five (5) categories. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to showcase their newest product with distributors during the Product Sprint session on Tuesday morning. NAILD Distributor members are encouraged to vote for those they feel are the best product in each category. Learn about the best products in the industry and recognize your peers for their achievement.
Congratulations to the 2017 NAILD Product Sprint Winners!
Best Luminaire: Green Creative, New Construction Thinfit Series
The 6” & 4” downlights produce a smooth uniform lighting effect. They have low-glare lights that integrate seamlessly into all ceiling applications.
Best Lamp: Philips Lighting, InstantFit with EasySmart Technology chain or parallel
InstantFit plug and play LED T8s work with 184 types of ballasts, delivering even light output, proven energy savings and a long average lifetime.
Best Ballast/Driver: Keystone Technologies, Smart Safe LED Emergency Battery Backup Kit
Intelligent Constant Wattage technology detects the LED load in the light fixture and adjusts the output accordingly. Emergency illumination of 500 or 1,200 lumens. Works in virtually any type of LED fixture.
Best Accessory/Service: Lutron, LED Compatibility Tool
The LED Compatibility Tool helps users find the best bulb/dimmer combinations. Just answer a few basic questions and the online tool will generate a short list of compatible bulbs or C·L dimmers for your needs.
Best Overall: Keystone Technologies, Smart Safe LED Emergency Battery Backup Kit