IFDA NY Enlightenment Series: Lighting Lives Here – July 20

The Enlightenment Series continues with Laura Van Zeyl, Vice President of Lighting Technology Development and Marketing at Dallas Market Center for an insight on lighting trends at Lightovation.

Moderated by IFDA NY Co-President David Santiago.

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As the most comprehensive marketplace for all categories of lighting in the home, Lightovation at Dallas Market Center provides the best vantage point for trends in lighting design and technology. In this session, longtime home editor and Lightovation show manager Laura Van Zeyl will discuss the most directional lighting forms, functions and finishes as seen in Dallas and major European fairs as DMC also gets ready to host the only other lighting event taking place in 2020: the Dallas Lighting Expo, August 19-21.

Prior to joining Dallas Market Center in 2016 as Vice President of Lighting Technology Development & Marketing, Laura Van Zeyl spent more than two decades covering trends in the lighting and home furnishings industries as an editor for Residential Lighting, Home Fashion Forecast, Accessory Merchandising and Furniture Style magazines. She is co-chair of the Women in Lighting Committee for the American Lighting Association, a Board member for ART – The Creative Home Furnishings Network and an Affiliate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. She is also an Advisory Board member for The H Foundation, which hosts the lighting industry’s largest charitable event, the Goombay Bash, which has raised more than $9 million for basic science cancer research.


The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 with 11 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.