ALA to Host Virtual Symposium with Leading Industry Experts

As people across the world adjust their lives to face new challenges, opportunity awaits in the lighting and home furnishings industries

Free Resources for ALA Members

These resources are available to ALA members, compliments of past ALA conference speakers who are recognized for their leadership and professional expertise.

Industry Honors Life and Career of Rick Wiedemer in Lighting Hall of Fame Induction

Rick Wiedemer of Hinkley Lighting was posthumously inducted into the 2019 Lighting Hall of Fame during the ALA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on the evening of Sept. 17.

2019 Pillar of the Industry Award Winners Recognized at ALA Conference

The 2019 Pillar of the Industry award winners were honored during the ALA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 16.

Industry to Honor Life and Career of Rick Wiedemer in Lighting Hall of Fame Induction
2019 Conference Program Released

The 2019 ALA Conference program was released this April, with full details on all seminars and networking activities scheduled for Sept. 15 - 17 in Phoenix.

The Retail Doctor to Give Keynote Address During ALA Conference

ALA recently announced The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, as keynote speaker for the ALA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 15 - 17, 2019. Phibbs is well-known across various industries for helping brick-and-mortar retailers beat online competition through exceptional customer experiences.

Hiring Top Talent

Hiring and retaining dedicated and skilled employees, particularly in the retail industry, can be difficult. Finding someone who will work hard, fit in with company culture, and stick around for the long run is no easy task.

New Conference Networking Activity Focuses on Building True Connections Through Play

When asked why they attend ALA Conference, members consistently name networking opportunities as one of the top reasons

ALA Conference Offers Opportunity to Focus on Business Success, Professional Growth

The 2018 ALA Conference is right around the corner in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, N.C. , Sept. 24 - 26.

ALA Conference Keynote Speakers to Address Topics Focused on Building Business Success

This September, the lighting industry will head to Asheville, N.C., for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. The theme of the event is to reinvent, reawaken and revitalize.

ALA Young Executives Event to Take Group on Unique Tour of Asheville

The Young Executives Event during the ALA Conference in Asheville, N.C., this September will take the group on a unique trip through the city.

Exclusive Conference Opportunities for Showroom Members

ALA showroom members are invited to take advantage of two opportunities exclusively reserved for this group during the ALA Annual Conference, Sept. 24 – 26 in Asheville, N.C.

Conference Schedule At-a-Glance

View the schedule of events for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference here.

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. 

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.

2018 ALA Conference Information

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

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.

Call for 2018 Pillar of the Industry Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Pillar of the Industry Awards are now being accepted. 

ALA Conference Exhibits Offer Networking, Connections

The exhibits during ALA Conference provide the opportunity for manufacturers to meet directly and connect with members in a relaxed setting.