Light City U

Innovation Conferences Dedicated To Powering Social Change At America’s First Large-Scale Light, Music and Innovation Festival

Light City U will bring together leading local, national and international thinkers, innovators and academics to talk about the technology and innovation driving social change. The ideas conference will be a ticketed event organized around four innovation conferences —Healthcare Technology, Sustainability, Social Enterprise, and Creative Industries.


Social Innovation Conference
Reimagining The Status Quo
March 28-29, 2016

Light City U’s Social Innovation Conference will bring together leaders in social enterprise, education, social justice, philanthropy, and policy to explore real-world solutions to problems faced by societies throughout the world. For two days, Baltimore’s Columbus Center will be the hub for intense discussions about how, together, we can build a more equitable and responsible society. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Health Innovation Conference presented by Kaiser Permanente
Creating A Healthier Future
March 30-31, 2016

For two days, attendees of Light City U Health Innovation Conference presented by Kaiser Permanente will dive deep into emerging technologies and innovative practices that have the potential to affect the quality of life and health outcomes for people around the globe. Local and national thought leaders will converge at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to share knowledge and practices that will have broad reaching effects on the future of us and our world. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Sustainability Innovation Conference presented by BGE
Moving Smart Energy Forward
March 30-31, 2016

Join us as we direct our focus towards one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. This two day conference presented by BGE will change how attendees think about energy, ecology and economics while providing a glimpse into what to expect from a world that demands we find a more sustainable path to the future. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Creative Innovation Conference
Designing Our Future
April 1-2, 2016

In an age when what we create is literally only limited to our imaginations, Light City U will convene a gathering of some of the most inventive designers, makers, artists, entrepreneurs, futurists, storytellers and thinkers to explore how emerging creative practices will shape our world and to share ideas and tools to create change. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.


Youth Sessions
Empowering Young People

Throughout the week there will be opportunities for local young people to engage and be inspired through youth focused innovation events such as the TEDx Youth Conference, the youth makers’ tent on the festival light walk and more. Click here for more information or to find out about tickets.


Light City Sponsors



Light City Media Partners