Sapphire and Strategies and September, oh my! (UPDATED)

Aug. 20, 2021
We like to keep blogs brief when there is a lot going on —and just to brief you, there’s a lot going on!

The week right before any event is packed with last-minute details but even more so when it is your brand event. In case you missed it, Strategies in Light is right around the corner. 😊 Next Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 24–25, an array of industry experts in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) design and supply chain is preparing to educate you in the audience on topics from the latest supply-chain and market analysis to components and systems for health and wellbeing to integration of lighting controls and other systems for smart buildings. We’re offering this online opportunity for only $95.* I’m an editor and I don’t usually talk about costs, but I think it’s important to note that the program comes with full 60-day access on demand when you register — which means you can revisit anything you missed, watch in-platform video interviews, and really let the insights sink in during that access timeframe.

As our events team is working hard to prepare all those speakers and manage the Strategies in Light program, we are also putting the final touches on the 2021 Sapphire Awards presentation. The awards will be announced at the end of day 1 of Strategies in Light, and you don’t need to register for that presentation. Anyone in the industry can join in to find out who made it to the top out of our finalists. Simply click through on Aug. 24 at 5:00 PM CDT (6:00 PM EDT) to watch the Sapphire Awards live.

Finally, Maury Wright and I are working hard on the September issue of LEDs Magazine at the same time, and it’s got a great mix of content coming to you. Of course, there will be a feature-length article on the Sapphire Awards winners and projects recognized for Design Excellence in Networked Lighting Controls, in partnership with the Lighting Controls Association. But we also have features covering some compelling automotive technology, a close look at market innovation and transformation programs, and a technical dive into a software method that addresses modeling spherical irradiance for ultraviolet disinfection systems development and deployment. Look for that issue content to drop on our website the second week of September, and subscribe so you can flip through the full responsive magazine in mobile-friendly format and access the issue archives anytime.

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*Updated Aug. 23, 2021 10:00 AM for price correction to regular registration rate.

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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.