Lightapalooza 2023 to Feature 60+ Hours of Lighting and Manufacturer Educational Sessions Along With 9 Expert-Moderated Panels

Open to the custom integration community, Lightapalooza is set to provide a wealth of lighting-specific training and newfound growth opportunities for attendees.

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CHICAGO, IL, January 24, 2023:  After opening registration to the entire custom installation community this past Fall, Lightapalooza 2023, the industry’s new platform for lighting design and integration, has officially announced the complete educational programming schedule, along with expert panelists and a compelling speaker lineup. The one-of-a-kind event will be held February 20-23, 2023, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa.

Lightapalooza 2023 will feature over 60 hours of lighting and manufacturer lighting and lighting control sessions, 9 expert-moderated panel sessions, and other exciting news. Covering landscape lighting to architectural lighting, lighting design deliverables, fixture comparisons, integrating lighting into today’s smart living, outdoor roller shades, and much more, the program is jam-packed with knowledge and exciting learning opportunities. Some key event highlights announced include:

  • 29 hours of lighting educational sessions
  • 32 hours of Manufacturer lighting-related training sessions
  • 9 expert-moderated lighting-focused panel discussions
  • 35 leading exhibitors that serve the custom integration channel.
  • 12 hours of exhibit floor access
  • Help Desk Alley with leading lighting design, marketing, and business service providers
  • Over 500 pre-registered industry attendees and peers, 4 weeks in advance of the event

Other parts of the event’s educational opportunities incorporate an expert speaker lineup including Janet Lennox Moyer, IALD (sponsored by HK Lighting), an internationally recognized lighting designer who has received many design awards, judged lighting competitions, been published extensively and taught all over the world. Additionally, Lightapalooza speakers will feature Amer Maleh, VP or Sales-Strategic Accounts at Delta Light Group North America, Peter Romaniello, Leader of Conceptual Lighting, LLC and David Warfel, Founding Designer of Light Can Help You.

“Lightapalooza is double in size and education already in just one year since inception, demonstrating high interest and the need for such an event,” said Tom Doherty, Director of Technology Initiatives for HTSA. “We set out to build the best, most informative peer-to-peer lighting educational opportunity bar none. Attendees will not only learn directly from advanced sessions and experts but will have the unique chance to connect with and talk lighting with 500 of their peers.”

Lightapalooza 2023 is committed to sharing knowledge and raising the bar in the lighting category for custom integrators and vendors. Those interested in attending can register at Lightapalooza2023. Hotel rooms are nearing sold out, so interested parties are encouraged to act quickly.


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.


About CATalyzing Communications, Inc.

CATalyzing Communications, Inc. (CCI) is a passionate, award-winning marketing agency that offers the most exclusive, personalized services in the residential and commercial technology industry. Serving consumer electronics integration companies, trade groups, industry publications and manufacturing vendors, CCI offers a uniquely 360-degree view and expertise unmatched by any other industry marketing firm. Clients have included brands such as Sony, LG, HTSA, Salamander Designs, ELAN, Panamax/Furman, Savant, Sonance and many more. CCI is heralded for their customized approach that does not use cookie cutter templates. Every marketing effort is designed to help clients develop their unique brand, voice and to escalate sales. The company provides turnkey services including digital and traditional marketing, content development, PR, social media, blogs, websites, branding, channel development and beyond. Cat Toomey, Founder, has held executive positions with major technology companies and leverages her experience to help others drive their companies to leading positions.