Conference & Expo



AOLP Annual Conference and Expo 2014

AOLP 2014 Conference & Expo
February 20 – 22, 2014
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
San Diego, CA

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

“The annual AOLP conference is the single most important conference any landscape lighting contractor or professional should attend. The education and networking make it all worthwhile. For the minimal annual association fee, simply attending the conference and doing nothing else with the organization is well worth the price. This conference hits all the important aspects a contractor needs to know and learn. It is a continuing education and learning process - each year something new to learn, discuss, new people to meet, new products, things to learn on how to run your business more efficiently, how to quote, how to hire, how to train, new business opportunities, sharing ideas, etc. I don't know how any contractor would want to miss this annual opportunity. Nothing could help their business more.”    
– Jack Miller, CLVLT, Kichler Landscape Lighting, Cleveland, OH

“The AOLP Conference is targeted to outdoor lighting professionals in all levels of the industry. Opportunities to engage, network, and learn from experienced lighting business men and women is simply invaluable! The atmosphere is always welcoming, and I never fail to come away from conference with new 'tools' for my company and renewed enthusiasm!”    
– Patty Gosselin, NightScenes Corporation, Kingsland, TX

“The COLD and the CLVLT programs have pushed my understanding of good lighting design to a higher, more professional level. The people of the AOLP make the organization great; they are truly dedicated to their craft.”    
– unknown author

“Every year I return to the AOLP conference and every year I have no regrets for coming. While I always walk away with new and relevant information from the workshops, the energy and passion I receive and feel from all the other attendees sends me home recharged and ready for action. The AOLP conference is always part of our strategic plan.”    
– Paul Welty, CLVLT, COLD, Innovative Nightscapes, LLC, Portland, OR

“Just go, numbskull.”    
– Andy Thomas, CLVLT, COLD, Viewpoint Lighting, Sacramento, CA

“San Diego was my second conference attended. I found the same welcoming atmosphere, passion and level of commitment to the industry as before. As a result, I challenged myself personally this year by entering the awards competition and participating in the members LinkedIn Forum.”    
– Mark Piantedosi, CLVLT, Commonwealth Landscape Lighting, Acton, MA

“The 2014 AOLP conference offered a wide variety of topics that relate to what we experience every day. From maintenance to holiday lighting and social media, the conference helps us to refocus for the upcoming year and implement new ideas.”    
– Les Lemasters, Classic Irrigation and Lighting, Chesapeake, VA

“Another excellent experience! AOLP committees and staff have given their efforts to make this a 'don't miss venue'.”    
– Heinrich W. Fischer, CLVLT, COLD, Sundown Designs - NY, Fairport, NY

2014 AOLP Conference & Expo Highlights

Keynote Presentation
President of the Lighting Design Alliance

California Governor's Mansion Project
AOLP California Chapter

Professional Landscape Designer Discussion Panel
Members from Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Best Practices - Maintenance Agreements
Michael Deo, CLVLT - NatureScape Lighting

Best Practices - As-Built Documentation
Paul Welty, CLVLT, COLD - Innovative Nightscapes, LLC

Additional sessions at Conference included:
Holiday Lighting, Social Media, Hot Topic Roundtables, Group Collaboration
Discussions for Manufacturers & Distributors and a Q&A Session with
AOLP Award Winners about their winning projects.

  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:

Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • Gold Sponsor:  Cast Lighting
  • Gold Sponsor:  Clarolux
  • Gold Sponsor:  Universal Lighting Systems
  • Bronze Sponsor:  CopperMoon
  • Bronze Sponsor:  Kichler
  • Bronze Sponsor:  *
  • Bronze Sponsor:  Wolf Creek Company  *

  Auroralight, Inc.
  Brilliance LED, LLC
  Excelsior Lighting, Inc.
  Fusa Corp
  FX Luminaire
  HK Lighting Group
  Illumicare Group
  Jaso Enterprises
  Kim Lighting
  King Innovation
  Lightcraft Outdoor
  Paige Electric Co., LP
  Simply Automated, Inc.

* Sponsor Only

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