NAILD Innovation

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 Innovation 2018 Agenda

Day One 

NAILD Executive Committee Meeting


NAILD Board of Directors Meeting


NAILD Board of Directors Dinner

Day Two

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
8:30pm Hospitality
Day Three
7:30-8:30am Breakfast / Exhibits Open
8:30am Opening Remarks
8:45-9:45am Keynote Session
9:45-10:30am General Session
10:30-11:00am Break / Exhibits Open
11:00-11:45am General Session
11:45am-12:30pm General Session
12:30-1:45pm Lunch / Exhibits Open
1:45-2:30pm General Session
2:30-3:15pm General Session
3:15-3:30pm Break / Exhibits Open
3:30-5:30pm OCCs
6:00pm Optional Off-Site Dinner (separate registration required)
9:00pm Hospitality
Day Four
7:00-8:00am OCCs
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-9:15am General Session
9:15-10:00am General Session
10:00-10:30am Break / Exhibits Open
10:30-11:30am Product Sprint
11:30-12:30pm Distributor / Vendor Roundtable Session
12:30-2:00pm Lunch / Exhibits Open
1:00-2:00pm OCCs
2:00-4:15pm General Session
4:15pm Exhibitors Break Down
6:30-9:00pm 2018 NAILD Annual Awards Dinner
9:00pm Hospitality
Day Five
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
8:30-9:30am OCCs
9:30-11:45am General Session
11:45am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Closing Board of Directors Meeting

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NAILD Innovation Exhibition

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.

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 Thank you to NAILD's 2017 Annual Conference Sponsors

Premiere Sponsor

Supporter Sponsor

Patron Sponsors



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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 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

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