HTSA Announces ‘Lightapalooza 2023,’ the Second Annual Lighting Educational Conference for the Custom Integration Industry, to be held February 20-23

Back by popular demand, comprehensive lighting training, design workshops, education, expert panel discussions and manufacturers’ sessions will highlight Phoenix event in 2023

Jordan Fuchs Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, October 12, 2022:  Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), the industry’s foremost international trade consortium of premium residential technology retail and custom integration specialists, and energetic source of education for leading Custom Installation industry members, today announced Lightapalooza 2023 to be held February 20-23, 2023, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. The second annual, three-day educational event has been created to provide a highly unique opportunity for custom integrators and lighting segment manufacturers to connect, share ideas and engage in conversations strictly around the fast-growing lighting category. The Lightapalooza 2023 announcement comes during the HTSA Fall Conference, as leading vendors and members gather together with a theme of focus, best practices and growth.

“Last year’s inaugural Lightapalooza was so well received, that we are thrilled to host our second Lightapalooza in February 2023 in Phoenix. Since the inaugural event, we’ve received countless requests from top lighting vendors and integration firms, to not only bring this education to the CI industry again, but to further expand it. And we are doing exactly that,” said Tom Doherty, Director of Technology Initiatives for HTSA. “As the fastest, largest growth category, we are excited to announce that the event and location has been set, and will include even more lighting vendors and lighting integration, control, fixture and wellness topics during the in-person gathering geared to exceptional, hands-on engagement.”

HTSA was the first organization to bring expanded lighting solutions to dealers such as fixtures in 2017. These solutions have grown to be a key area of success for HTSA members as a natural extension of lighting integration and control. HTSA then launched the first Lightapalooza in 2022 to an intentionally small group. This year, Lightapalooza 2023 will be open to the industry, with select lighting vendors participating and training.

Feedback from Lightapalooza 2022 attendees was strong. “Lightapalooza was a breath of fresh air. It was great seeing the importance of this category brought to the forefront in our industry,” shared Robert Anderson, VP of Premiere Systems in Florida.

“We are extremely enthusiastic to receive the feedback and requests for another Lightapalooza event and to bring the community together with ultra-sharp focus on lighting, one of the most rapidly-advancing categories in our business,” said Jon Robbins, Executive Director for HTSA. “We strive to help HTSA members accelerate their opportunities and growth and to have relevant solutions to satisfy today’s homeowners. We look forward to sharing more information in the coming months and to reconvene with a great group of industry companies and partners in February in Phoenix.”

Full details, including lighting education, design, discussion panels, leading lighting manufacturers and more will be announced in November, 2022. To preview the event, visit For more information, contact Tom Doherty at


About Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA)

Home Technology Specialists of America, Inc. (HTSA) is an international trade consortium of the finest residential technology retail and custom integration specialists across the U.S. and Canada. HTSA members design, specify, install and service the finest premium, high-performance technology solutions for the residential and commercial channels. Today's sophisticated networked systems demand a highly trained, professional installation specialist. Whether it’s smart home automation, dedicated media rooms & theaters, lighting fixtures & systems, or high-res whole-house AV networks - HTSA members will professionally interface products and integrate sub-systems with compelling designs for the home, at the office, or on the go. HTSA is proudly member-owned and offers industry-best programs with the leading technology brands. With a renowned team of brilliant educators on staff who create unparalleled proprietary educational programs, HTSA is instrumental in driving the success of all consortium members. To learn more about HTSA, see: or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.


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