2018 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE


Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville, North Carolina, Sept. 24-26

Hotel Reservations
To reserve your hotel room for conference, you may click here. The Omni Grove Park Inn also has a dedicated reservation call center, which can help walk you through the various room options at the hotel. You may reach this call center at 800-438-5800.

Manufacturers Exhibits
Lighting Manufacturers who plan to exhibit: See the floor plan to make booth requests.

April 3, 2018
Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

Sunday, Sept. 23

Preconference

9:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spa appointment times being held for ALA members*

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Biltmore Estate & Winery Tour*

11:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided Waterfall Hike*

1:15 – 5 p.m. Asheville Artists Studio Tour*

 

Monday, Sept. 24

Preconference

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Golf Tournament (on-site)*

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spa appointment times being held for ALA members *

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CLC® Class*

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Biltmore Estate & Winery Tour*

10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. Guided Waterfall Hike *

Conference Opens

6 p.m. New Member / First-timers & Sponsored Showroom orientation Buses will depart at 5:15

7 – 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception Buses depart 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. and will bring guests back between 9 and 10 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8 – 10 a.m. Opening Breakfast General Session

10:15 – 11: 45 a.m. Seminars

12 – 2 p.m. Business Lunch

2 – 4:15 p.m. Manufacturers Exhibits & Dessert Reception

5 – 6 p.m. Women in Lighting

6 – 8:30 p.m. Young Executives

Open Evening

 

Wednesday, Sept. 26

8 – 10 a.m. Breakfast General Session

10:15 – 11: 45 a.m. Seminars

12 – 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch

2 – 3:30 p.m. Seminars

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Reception and all group photo on the steps of the Sunset Terrace

7:15 – 10:30 p.m. Closing Dinner & Entertainment

 

*Requires extra fee

March 2, 2018
ALA Seeks Innovative Members for Annual Forum

ALA will host the third Larry Sayah Innovation Forum during the 2018 Conference in Asheville, N.C. The forum, sponsored by the ALA Charitable Endowment Fund, celebrates the innovative ideas lighting professionals are utilizing in their businesses to advance the industry and increase the sale of lighting products. 

February 20, 2018
ALA Honors Tony Davidson of Kichler with Lighting Hall of Fame Induction

Tony Davidson of Kichler Lighting is the 2018 Lighting Hall of Fame honoree. Davidson will be formally inducted during the ALA Annual Conference in Asheville, N.C., Sept. 24-26.

February 16, 2018
2018 ALA Conference Information

Important reminders and information regarding the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, Sept. 24-26 in Asheville, N.C.

February 15, 2018
Popular Pre-conference CLC Class Returns in 2018

In response to a high volume of requests from ALA members, the association announced the return of the pre-conference CLC class.

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