NAILD Innovation


 ​NAILD Innovation 2019


What is NAILD Innovation?

NAILD Innovation isn’t just our annual conference, it’s a movement!

We bring together both lighting pioneers and trendsetters for unparalleled learning, networking, idea-sharing and fun. Experience jam-packed lighting education sessions from industry experts with takeaways to enhance your business growth.

Become immersed in an atmosphere where distributors and manufacturers come together to create lasting business relationships and friendships. The Biggest Little Light Show will offer multiple opportunities for one-on-one networking.

Join us April 15-18 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada for the top-quality lighting education you need to evolve in an ever-changing industry.


NAILD Innovation 2019 Hotel

Nugget Casino Resort
Reno, Nevada

The Nuggest Casino Resort offers beautiful accommodations, a 24-hour casino, eight restaurants, an atrium pool, a new, expanded fitness center, and two live entertainment  venues. Enjoy stunning views of the sparkling Reno city skyline and Sierra Nevada Mountains from each guest room and suite. The cost per room is $99 per night.


3rd Annual Garry Haverland Golf Outing

Join us as we tee off on Thursday, April 18th at 9 a.m. for the 3rd Annual Garry Haverland Golf Outing. Named to honor NAILD Past President and longtime NAILD member Garry Haverland, the outing brings together members and non-members to play in a fun, non-competitive networking environment.

For 2019, we're headed to the Red Hawk Golf Resort on the Lakes Course. Enjoy a morning amid natural lakes and cottonwood trees on this Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course. The 7,410 yard course offers a multitude of dramatic scenes as the natural desert landscape flows in and around the green expanse of the course. The course puts the perfect amount of water, sand and grass together to give you an experience you won’t soon forget.

NAILD Innovation 2019: Are You Interested in Speaking?

Help Shape Our 2019 agenda!

NAILD produces a cutting-edge conference program for the lighting industry. We are now accepting submissions for new ideas and speakers to present thought-leading and inspiring sessions and to give our attendees the best professional education in the industry. If you are interested in submitting a proposal to speak at NAILD Innovation 2019, please take a moment to read what we are looking for:

  • New and exciting industry-led content and research
  • Innovative and immersive presentation ideas and concepts
  • Expertise and knowledge in your field
  • Presence and passion
  • Relevance to the lighting industry and to lighting distributors in particular.

If you feel your session will add value to our audience, please be as specific as possible when completing the form by clicking here.

Please also be aware that we do not accept any sessions that are product demonstrations or sales pitches. If you have any questions about speaking please contact Greta Cuyler at or call 1 (609) 297-2216.



NAILD Innovation Exhibition 

Vendor table tops will be in general session room allowing manufacturers the opportunity to have much interaction with attendees as well as learn from the expanded educational sessions.

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.

Table tops are exclusively for NAILD vendor members. To register, please call NAILD HQ at 609-297-2216 or email

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NAILD Product Sprint Awards 

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. 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. 

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