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Join us in 2023!

  • Industry Updates and Outlook
  • New Speakers!
  • Industry Challenges and Solutions
  • Exhibitors and a Live Demo
  • More Details to come…

Meet the Speakers

Industry Leaders and Experts

Tim Harger
Lightning Protection Institute

Executive Director

Kris Bratten
Bluegrass Lightning Consultants, Inc.


Dr. Carlos Mata
Scientific Lightning Solutions, LLC

Chief Technology Officer

Christine Porter

Field Evaluations/Codes and Standards Trainer

Bryan Holland
NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Senior Technical Field Representative – S. Region

Chris Vagasky

Meteorologist, Lightning Applications Manager

John Olobri

Director of Training

Kelley Collins
Lightning Protection Institute

Director of Business Development & Communications

Breakout Sessions

International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants

Coming Soon

Keynote Speaker

Scott Tillema
Negotiations Collective

Senior Associate

Topic: Negotiation Excellence

A behind the scenes look at persuasion and influence, with a Harvard and FBI trained hostage negotiator. Through real life stories, Scott will discuss how crisis and hostage negotiator skills can transcend into the business world to conduct negotiations, increase sales, improve customer service, and implement stronger leadership.

Live Demos & Exhibitors

LIVE! Demo
By Milwaukee Tool

Who will win the LPI
Most Innovative Design Award 2023?

Sami Akkawi
Giovanetti Shulman Associates

Mike Dillon
Bonded Lightning Protection

Kent Key
Key Custom Home, Inc.

Heath Howe & Renee Landers
Bonded Lightning Protection Systems, Ltd.

Michael Riggs
RTA Architects

Bret Peifer
Mr. Lightning

The purpose of the Most Innovative Design Awards is to provide recognition to LPI Members and an outside individual or firm for their collaboration on the design and installation of a lightning protection system.  Awards are given to a person/firm that demonstrated early coordination with an LPI professional to design an innovative solution to improve the aesthetics of the lightning protection system on a noteworthy structure.

See details on the 2022 Winners in News & Press

Thanks to our Sponsors!

All sponsors will receive recognition on the LPI website, social media, and at the conference.

Check out all of the sponsorship options for the 2023 Conference in the “Sponsorships” link.






The Countdown Begins!


Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection, Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL, USA

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  • DATE
    Feb 14 – 16, 2023
  • TIME
    All of the Day
    Luminary Hotel,
    2200 Edwards Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33901