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Conferences and Meetings

DOE holds two annual workshops—R&D, held in February, and Technology Development, held in November—to share insights, ideas, and updates on fast-moving SSL technology advances. Each workshop is meticulously planned to encourage lively discussion, maximize networking opportunities, and generate valuable input to guide DOE SSL program planning. In addition, DOE regularly organizes roundtables and joint planning sessions with key lighting industry participants. Because SSL technology and prod­ucts continue to evolve so quickly, it is imperative that DOE has frequent inter­action with key researchers, manufac­turers, lighting users, energy efficiency programs, retailers, and other stake­holders both to share the latest informa­tion and data, and to seek their input on technology needs.

Summaries and presentations from past workshops

R&D WORKSHOP—FEBRUARY >>

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– In-depth discussion of the most complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today
– New ideas to drive significant technology leaps forward, improve manufacturing processes, and foster U.S. competitiveness
– Robust exchange of ideas and input from industry experts representing the entire supply chain

Attendee profile: Industry, research organizations, universities, national laboratories, chip makers, luminaire manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers, packagers, luminaire testers, testing equipment manufacturers

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP—NOVEMBER >>

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– Robust exchange of information on SSL product performance and trends, specifically related to systems and applications
– Open and honest dialogue on the challenges of specifying SSL products today
– Expert, real-world perspectives from all aspects of the supply chain

Attendee profile: Industry, chip makers, luminaire manufacturers, lighting designers, specifiers, distributors, end users

NEW! CONNECTED LIGHTING SYSTEMS WORKSHOP—NOVEMBER >>

CLS_thumb.jpg– Inaugural workshop to gather diverse perspectives on future lighting systems
– Technical discussions to examine key barriers to achieving the full potential of these systems
– Facilitated discussions to identify potential paths forward, opportunities for government/industry collaboration

Attendee profile: Top experts and stakeholders from the lighting, semiconductor, and IT industries