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.
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.
NAILD Executive Committee Meeting
NAILD Board of Directors Meeting
NAILD Board of Directors Dinner
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|
|7:30-8:30am||Breakfast / Exhibits Open|
|10:30-11:00am||Break / Exhibits Open|
|12:30-1:45pm||Lunch / Exhibits Open|
|3:15-3:30pm||Break / Exhibits Open|
|6:00pm||Optional Off-Site Dinner (separate registration required)|
|10:00-10:30am||Break / Exhibits Open|
|11:30-12:30pm||Distributor / Vendor Roundtable Session|
|12:30-2:00pm||Lunch / Exhibits Open|
|4:15pm||Exhibitors Break Down|
|6:30-9:00pm||2018 NAILD Annual Awards Dinner|
|12:00pm||Closing Board of Directors Meeting|
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.
Check back for more information on exhibiting at the NAILD Innovation 2018.
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