What is the cost to access the exhibit hall?

The exhibit hall is FREE. You will have to register for a pass which gives you access to the conference and exhibit hall.

What education opportunities are available?

LightShow West offers 30 seminars – 15 each day – and 16 roundtable sessions. All seminars are free of charge, while roundtables are only $25 per person, per session.

What is the difference between a seminar and a roundtable session?

SEMINARS are learning opportunities offered in a classroom setting. Each 60-minute session caters to attendees from all experience levels to include Fundamental (beginner) to Advanced topics.

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS offer the opportunity for peer‑to‑peer discussions and knowledge sharing about targeted topics as well as learning from an industry leader in an intimate, moderated environment. Each discussion, which lasts 60 minutes, is led by a facilitator, who has the responsibility of guiding the group in an engaging and productive sharing of information. Seating is limited for these sessions – a maximum of 12 people, including the facilitator(s). LightShow West 2017 will include 16 Roundtable sessions.

LightShow West strives to provide a unique forum for professionals to discuss and exchange ideas free from commercial content. To safeguard the integrity of the LightShow West education program, presenters are prohibited from using this opportunity as a platform for the overt promotion of their company, products or services.

NOTE: Roundtable seats are limited to Qualified Attendees only (End Users, Integrators/Installers, Ad Agencies, Brands and those who are in a position to purchase or influence the purchase of digital signage). Vendors and Non-Exhibiting Suppliers are prohibited from attending these sessions.

All LightShow West seminars and roundtables carry a variety of CEUs.

Who are LightShow West's recognized and distinguished faculty?

LightShow West Distinguished Faculty members and Recognized Faculty members have contributed to the advancement of professional education in the lighting industry through their presentations at Exponation’s lighting events, including LightShow West and LED Specifier Summit.

For LightShow West educators to qualify as Distinguished Faculty and Recognized Faculty members, their presentations must meet the high standards set by LightShow West and its educational committees and the expectations of LightShow West attendees as evidenced by high marks on speaker evaluations for:

1. Presenter’s Knowledge,
2. Presenter’s Effectiveness and
3. Presentation Content.

Where is first aid located?

First aid is located in the South Hall Lobby. The office can be reached by phone at 213‑741‑1151 ext 5136.

Where should I stay for LightShow West?

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When is the FREE networking reception and where will it be held?

The reception will be held on the show floor from 5-7pm on Wednesday, October 11.

I am having trouble with online registration. Who do I contact for assistance?

Please contact our registration company, QMS, at 678‑341‑3099.

Where will I be able to register onsite?

Registration will be located inside the Kentia Hall entrance.

What time will registration open?

Registration will open both days at 8:00 am.

If I pre-register, will I be required to show a photo ID to receive my badge at registration?

Yes, you will be required to show a photo ID to pick up your badge.

How do I get to the Los Angeles Convention Center from LAX?

The LAX FlyAway® Bus service offers convenient regularly scheduled round‑trips, seven days a week, between LAX and Union Station ($8 each way).

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Is there a shuttle service available?

FREE round-trip shuttle bus service will be provided between Union Station and the Los Angeles Convention Center for LightShow West participants. The shuttle will run between the Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station and the Figueroa Street entrance of the Los Angeles Convention Center. A LightShow West representative will be at the transit plaza to assist you.

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Where can I park at the Los Angeles Convention Center and what is the cost?

Please find the Convention Center’s parking guide here

LightShow West received an A Rating from Edison Report

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