8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast

Join us for a coffee before we get started with our pre-conference workshop day. Get acquainted with your peers, and enjoy conversation with the day’s speakers.

8:30 am - 10:30 am High Powered Exterior LED Lights for Surround Coverage

Nathan Demski - Lead Project Engineer, John Deere

In this session, we’re going to explore alternative materials and look at product design & innovation in order to reduce production cost and enhance performance. Further to that we will be looking at: Electrical architecture total power consumption optimization methods, Optimizing customer light output in a styled package, Leveraging advances in electronics and software capabilities for improved lighting system performance. The group will breakout afterward and each one will be given a sustainable material for them to evaluate. Collaborate to identify the pros & cons and and what that means from a cost reduction method.


Nathan Demski

Lead Project Engineer
John Deere

10:30 am - 11:00 am Re-Fuel Networking Break

What were your takeaways from the morning session? Grab some refreshments, catch up on your emails, and refuel before our next safety session.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm Designing Interior Cabin Features to Meet Passengers Needs

David Egly - Stylist, Valeo

It is extremely important to design a product that is safe and provides a unique experience to the passenger. With mood lighting, we can promote driver safety and reduce road rage as well as adding to the passenger in cabin experience. Join this workshop to learn about mood lighting & the benefits of drivers safety & and the promotion of user experience. Then break into groups & identify how apply mood lighting into current products. The groups will evaluate the benefits, look at the design for usability, and evaluate any safety standards that they will need to meet, and share insightful takeaways.


David Egly


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Network with your colleagues who are next door, covering everything from Autonomous Vehicles, to SOTIF, to Passenger Experience! What are their takeaways from day, and how do they correlate with the work your team is doing on interior designing?

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm LED Drivers for Interior & Exterior Lighting Applications

Ven Shan - Vice President, Lumissil

Leveraging LiDAR, radar and sensor technologies to enhance vehicle and system communication to promote vehicle safety. Learn how LiDAR, radar and sensor communication enhances vehicle safety. In this session, we will review case study & road map for implementing sensor technology. The team will break into groups & review sensor use cases that enhance safety while sharing takeaways that promote safety in your design.


Ven Shan

Vice President

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm End of Lighting Academy!

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Post-Workshop Day Meet-Up