Catch this bird before it flies off for good!

Jan. 13, 2020
This Strategies in Light early bird discount is a big deal, and it ends tonight. Need a reason to catch it before it's gone? Read our blog summarizing some highlights from the upcoming program.

We’ve been so busy working on our January/February issue of LEDs Magazine, I wasn’t able to get a blog up on Friday to remind you of the deadline for early bird Strategies in Light registration. Well, it turns out that was not such a bad thing, because we just learned that the early bird discount has been extended to Friday, Jan. 17, 11:59 PM Eastern Time. I urge you to take advantage of it. With the early bird offer, you can save $300 off the full conference rate and attend as an exhibition visitor for free. Registration rates will increase on Jan. 18.

As I hope you have read, we have been covering the initial keynote announcement for Strategies in Light and outlined the track themes for 2020, courtesy of co-chair Bob Steele. And Keynoter Thomas Paterson has given us a preview of the illuminating discoveries that await attendees when he talks about how to create lighting designs that are in tune with the purpose and behavior of occupants in a space.

We have also pursued a bit of the business line of thinking, how to follow and anticipate market demands and handle the challenges of a supply chain transition, according to speaker Randy Reid. And that thread continues to weave into workshops that, while offering a deep technical dive, also show that the future of the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry will demand creative thinking applied in a very deliberate way to the greater purpose of solid, successful business, as observed by workshop leader Clifton Stanley Lemon in another Q&A article.

There is more to come and unfortunately more than we can cover in less than a month before the conference and exhibition. We have a magazine to produce, and in it you will also see our full conference preview that outlines how the conference program addresses the specialist concerns of our evolving technology and services industry model, along with more insights from insiders you’ll encounter in San Diego during the conference and Investor Forum. Join us at the San Diego Convention Center from Feb. 11-13, 2020. See you then!

About the Author

Carrie Meadows | Editor-in-Chief, LEDs Magazine

Carrie Meadows has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industry. She worked with the PennWell Technology Group for more than 17 years, having been part of the editorial staff at Solid State Technology, Microlithography World, Lightwave, Portable Design, CleanRooms, Laser Focus World, and Vision Systems Design before the group was acquired by current parent company Endeavor Business Media.

Meadows has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards, and has volunteered as a judge on several B2B editorial awards committees. She received a BA in English literature from Saint Anselm College, and earned thesis honors in the college's Geisel Library. Without the patience to sit down and write a book of her own, she has gladly undertaken the role of editor for the writings of friends and family.

Meadows enjoys living in the beautiful but sometimes unpredictable four seasons of the New England region, volunteering with an animal shelter, reading (of course), and walking with friends and extended "dog family" in her spare time.