2027 ALA Conference

Boston Park Plaza

Boston, Massachusetts

September 12 - 14, 2027

2026 ALA Conference

Location TBD

September 27 - 29, 2026

2022 Conference Speaker Handouts

View the speaker handouts available from 2022 ALA Conference presentations. 

2025 ALA Conference

Louisville Marriott Downtown

Louisville, KY

September 7 – 9, 2025

ALA Announces 2023 Conference Location

During the 2022 ALA Conference in Austin, Texas, 2023 ALA Conference Chair Kris Quackenbush, CLMR, president of The Carlson Group, announced the annual event will be held in Lake Tahoe, Calif., Sept. 10-12. 

Clark Linstone Inducted into ALA Lighting Hall of Fame

The ALA Awards and Recognition Committee announced Clark Linstone, COO of Lamps Plus, as the 2022 inductee into the Lighting Hall of Fame.

Internationally Recognized Success Strategist to Speak at ALA Conference

The 2022 ALA Conference in Austin, Texas, Sept. 11-13, at the Austin Marriott Downtown will feature expert speakers highlighting a range of topics related to lighting, business, and personal growth. Internationally recognized keynote speaker and success strategist for high-performing leaders and teams, Betsy Allen-Manning, founder of Motiv8u Enterprises, will present a breakout session and speak during the Women in Lighting event on Monday, Sept. 12.

ALA Conference Speaker to Highlight Effective Priority Management, Leadership Tools

The 2022 ALA Conference, set to take place at the new Austin Marriott Downtown hotel Sept. 11-13 in Austin, Texas, will feature a lineup of impressive speakers covering topics vital to succeeding in today’s business climate.

ALA Conference Keynote Speaker to Offer Insight into Real Estate Industry

During the 2022 ALA Conference in Austin, Texas, Real Estate Consultant John Burns will share his firm’s views on the shifts in the housing market, digging into the details of what is happening across the country.

ALA Conference Returns in Live Music Capital of the World®

For the first time since 2019, the ALA Conference is set to return as the lighting industry’s premier event focused on networking and education. Industry members from across the U.S. and Canada will gather Sept. 11-13, in Austin, Texas, at the brand-new Austin Marriott Downtown.

Registration Open for 2022 ALA Conference in Austin

This month, registration opened for the 2022 ALA Conference in Austin, Texas, Sept. 11-13.

2024 ALA Conference

The Breakers

Palm Beach, Fla.

September 22 – 24, 2024

2023 ALA Conference

Lake Tahoe, Calif.

September 10 – 12, 2023

Register Now!

2022 ALA Conference

Marriott Downtown

Austin, TX

September  11 - 13, 2022

 

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
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.

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