Conference & Expo



AOLP Annual Conference and Expo 2013

AOLP 2013 Conference & Expo
February 14 - 16, 2013
Grand Hyatt Atlanta
Atlanta, GA in Buckhead

This year’s Conference featured both CLVLT and COLD certification training sessions, numerous industry experts as speakers, educational seminars, Expo and the annual awards reception where professional excellence in outdoor lighting design is honored each year.

Didn’t make it to conference? Find out what attendees thought!

“I attended my first conference to become a CLVLT and start the COLD program. I now can say it was the most significant business decision I have made, and has affected every aspect of what I do in my lighting business. The friends made, information learned and influence gained has pushed me further than I could have thought possible before attending my first conference.”    
– Andy Thomas, CLVLT, COLD, Viewpoint Lighting, Sacramento, CA

“As usual, my attending the AOLP conference was very informative and educating. The speakers and topics are an absolute benefit to me in bettering myself as a designer and my business as a whole. The friends I meet and reconnect with in person are an added bonus to attending! To be among the top lighting designers and a member of such a diverse, talented group is very rewarding!”
– Edwin Wright, Wrightscapes Outdoor Illuminations, Gulfport, MS

“After hearing rave reviews from AOLP members, I decided to attend my first conference. Networking with industry professionals from all over was the highlight of the conference. Listening to others past experiences, opinions and business tactics was invaluable. I came out of the conference with a multitude of new ideas to implement this year.”
– Les Lemasters, Classic Irrigation and Lighting, Chesapeake, VA

“It is always a highlight of my year to attend the AOLP conference. I always come home excited to implement all the new knowledge, ideas and technology into my business. The best part is getting to see all my old friends and meeting new ones.”    
– Bill Knowles, Northern Outdoor Lighting LLC, Billerica, MA

“Every year after year, the AOLP conference continues to excite, inspire and energize me to launch into the new season with renewed confidence that my clients are receiving the very best services and products available.”    
– Paul Welty, CLVLT, COLD, Innovative Nightscapes, LLC, Portland, OR

“I attended a conference many years ago that kept me away for a very long time. I came to this 2013 AOLP conference with very low expectations, but wanting to support our industry. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the speakers, the hotel was great and the group of lighting designers in attendance was impressive. I plan to attend future conferences and support the AOLP from here on out.”
– Perry Kuhn, PCL Landscape Lighting, Davie, FL

“Even as a distributor, I still find the conference itself an invaluable tool so that I can better understand my customers and tailor my product offerings and service to fit their needs.”   
– Ryan Jaso, Jaso Enterprises, Pinellas Park, FL

“The AOLP 2013 Conference was another great success! I plan to be in San Diego in 2014 and look forward to seeing all of you there.”
– Leon Hordyk, CLVLT, Shademaster Landscaping Ltd., Waterdown, ON Canada

“I was tremendously impressed by the open discussions and willingness of all attendees to share experiences and solutions during the organized discussions and in the free time.”
– Carl Hastings, Moonstruck Landscape Lighting, Concord, ON Canada

  Click here to check out photos from the conference.

Many thanks to the following sponsors and exhibitors who continue to be leaders in supporting AOLP and the outdoor lighting industry as a whole:

  • Platinum Sponsor including An Evening Under the Stars:  FX Luminaire
  • Gold Sponsor:  Green Outdoor Lighting & B&B Manufacturing Company
  • Gold Sponsor:  Kichler Landscape Lighting
  • Gold Sponsor:  Universal Lighting Systems
  • Bronze Sponsor:  Wolf Creek Company


  • Alliance Outdoor Lighting
  • Brilliance LED, LLC
  • Cast Lighting, LLC
  • CopperMoon
  • Dauer Manufacturing/Fusa Corp
  • FX Luminaire
  • Green Outdoor Lighting & B&B Manufacturing Company
  • HK Lighting Group
  • Illumicare Group Limited
  • Jaso Enterprises
  • Kichler Lighting
  • King Innovation
  • Paige Electric Co., L.P.
  • Unique Lighting Systems
  • Universal Lighting Systems

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