ALA, DMC open The SMART Center, a new hub for Lightovation events and networking
Ribbon cutting, open house set for June 20
ALA is joining with the Dallas Market Center to open The SMART Center, a new education and meeting center in the Dallas Trade Mart, Suite 4826. The 6,000-square-foot facility, which will officially open at June Lightovation with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 20, at 9 a.m., will host ALA and DMC seminars, training programs, certification classes and committee meetings. In addition, The SMART Center will include numerous charging stations for phones and laptops, intimate seating areas, and a hospitality bar. We look forward to members and industry professionals utilizing our new location in the heart of the lighting market. It will be a convenient and comfortable spot for professional and social networking throughout each lighting show. The following ALA members have donated lighting products included in the new center: Acuity Brands Lighting, CoeLux, Fanimation, Kuzco Lighting, Lutron, Modern Forms, Saylite, SONNEMAN - A Way of Light, and Tech Lighting.
Please look for the following seminars and events at The SMART Center during June Lightovation.
Wednesday, June 20
The SMART Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House
All ALA members are invited to attend and enjoy refreshments.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
The New Rules for Business Success: Capturing Today's Consumers as a Destination
Instructor: John Schallert | President, The Schallert Group, Inc.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Connected Lighting - Lunch and Learn
Instructor: Peter Romaniello, IALD | Owner, Conceptual Lighting, LLC
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Social Media Tools Proven to Drive Store Traffic
Instructor: Leslie Carothers | CEO, The Kaleidoscope Partnership; Co-founder, Savour Partnership
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Women in Lighting Event *
Come hear from Lyn Berman of Attitudes & Attire and enjoy networking and refreshments.
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
*Located in the Savoy House Showroom, TM 4901
Thursday, June 21
Advanced Lighting for Kitchens and Baths
Instructor: Karyn Judd Reilly, CKD, NCIDQ | Designer and Educator, Lights My Soul
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Rewriting the Rules on Kitchen Lighting
Instructor: Doug Walter | Owner, Doug Walter Architects
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Designing Lighting Aesthetics for the Kitchen and Bathroom
Instructor: Patricia Davis Brown, CKBD | Owner, Patricia Davis Brown Design, LLC
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
How to Elevate Your Designs with Thoughtful Lighting
Instructor: Tammy Mackay, AKBD | Interior Designer, Design Eye
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Beers with Peers Young Executives Event
All Lightovations attendees under the age of 40 are invited to this networking event
co-hosted with DMC and ART.
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 22
An Introduction to the New ALA/IES Residential Lighting Standard
Instructor: Terry McGowan, FIES | Director of Engineering and Technology, ALA
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
You can find more details about these seminars on our website.