Portland Lights

Trade Show & Conference

Portland Lights is the place to learn the latest and greatest in efficient lighting. The free biennial trade show and conference co-hosted with IES Portland brings together leaders in the lighting industry to give a closer look at new products on the market and how to use lighting efficiently.

2017 Trade Show & Conference

You will be given the opportunity to network with lighting professionals, hear from industry experts, and earn lighting education and continuing education credits (LEUs and CEUs). In addition, you will get information on how you can take advantage of cash incentives and free services for energy efficiency upgrades to your business. Have questions? Call us at 503-464-2931 or email PGE.Seminars@pgn.com.

Wednesday, June 7
 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
2 World Trade Center
25 SW Salmon St.
Portland, Ore

Cost: Free

Register today!

Schedule of events

8 – 11 a.m. The Future of Lighting and Controls
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Keynote session and IES Illumination Awards
12:15 – 6 p.m. Trade show and educational lighting classes
5 – 6:30 p.m. Networking reception

Featured speakers

John (Jack) W. Curran, Ph.D. has spent over 25 years in the area of product development. With 32 patents issued, he has been responsible for products ranging in scope from shear wave seismic sources to fire evacuation systems to LED signals and area lights. Currently he is president of LED Transformations, LLC, a New Jersey based technology consulting company specializing in providing guidance to companies entering the solid-state lighting field. John is a member of the SPIE; IESNA; the Optical Society of America and the Acoustic Society of America. He has given numerous talks to the lighting industry on the correct use of LED technology for general illumination applications both for his own company and on behalf of the U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Chip Israel has over 30 years of lighting design experience. In 1992, he founded Lighting Design Alliance, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As CEO and founder, Chip works closely with the owner, the design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts.

Maja Petrić, Ph.D. is an artist working with cutting-edge technology to create innovative spatial experiences that evoke the sublimity of nature. She received her doctorate from University of Washington and a Master’s from New York University on the topic of transforming the poetic experience of space through experimental use of technology. Maja’s light art has been exhibited worldwide and she has been nominated for FastCo Innovation by Design Awards 2016, the International Light Art Award, and received numerous international awards including Microsoft Research Art Residency Award, Richard Kelly Light Art Award, Thunen Light Art Award, and Croatian National Award for Science and Technological Development.


38 exhibitors will be in attendance throughout the day, showcasing new lighting products and design.

Interested in more classes?

Visit our Energy Education Center for information on additional free energy efficiency classes offered throughout the year.

Sponsors for the 2017 conference


Harry L. Stearns


Concordia Lighting and Controls     Solus     The Lighting Project


Northern Illumination Co.