LED – A Balancing Act – Don’t Be Left in the Dark Conference


AATCC Conference
LED – A Balancing Act…
Don’t Be Left in the Dark
October 18-19, 2017

DoubleTree Downtown Lakeside, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Join us in The Heart of Rock N Roll as industry experts from around the country light up the stage with instrumental information about working in harmony with LED lighting.

Lighting is moving rapidly to LED sources in the retail industry.  This change directly effects what consumers see and ultimately purchase. To ensure that retailers, manufacturers and suppliers are not left “in the dark”, AATCC has organized its second LED Conference to explore new ways to achieve value while limiting risk when switching to LED lighting.  No matter what phase your company is in regarding transition to LED lighting, there is tremendous value in attending this conference.

Keynote Presentation

Kicking off the conference will be a presentation by Mark Lien with the Illuminating Engineering Society titled, Illuminating the Future of Lighting. Lien states that with change comes opportunity but only for those who understand and can prepare. Join us and learn how to navigate and prepare for the transition.

Additional star acts include:

This year’s program is tailored to the individual needs of the brands and retailers.  Networking opportunities and panel discussions will be included to ensure that all participants have an opportunity to be part of the action.

Pre-Conference Tour

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a pre-conference tour of GE’s Nela Park headquarters in East Cleveland on the afternoon of October 17 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The tour will include GE’s Museum of Lighting Innovation, LED product portfolio for retail as well as color demonstration and merchandise review.

The tour is limited to 50 attendees on a first-come, first- serve basis.
Advance sign-up is required.


 AATCC Individual & Corporate* MembersNonmembers
Early Registration
(October 3, 2017)
Regular RegistrationUS$575US$835
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.
AATCC offers complimentary registration to student members, space permitting; attendance confirmed 10 days out from event (does not include food & beverage functions). Nonmember students may attend at a cost of US$125 (includes food & beverage functions). To register contact Kim Nicholson.
Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before October 10, 2017. No refunds will be given after October 10.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.


Online Registration        Registration Form (fillable PDF Form* using Adobe Reader)
Registration Brochure (includes program timetable)

*Please Note: If you are using Google Chrome as your browser and the PDF fillable form “Email Form” button does not work you may need to do the following:

  • Open Google Chrome and go to settings
  • Click on Show Advanced Settings
  • Under Privacy (Click on Content Settings)
  • Scroll down to PDF Documents and enable “Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application”

Otherwise, you may complete the form, save it, and return it via email attachment to Kim Nicholson.


DoubleTree Downtown-Lakeside
1111 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH  44114

Contact the hotel directly and request the  AATCC group rate of US$139/night or make your reservations online.  The group rate will be available until September 25, 2017, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.


Program updates will be posted to this site as available.