The Original Networking And Learning Event For Professionals In The Holiday Lighting Industry

Join hundreds of Lighting Professionals

including Industry Leaders and Top Sales Producers, as well as Lighting Distributors and Business Service Vendors from across the United States
WHAT’S NEW IN 2024?! Join us at CLIPA Con where you’ll find a comprehensive lineup of CLIPA Preferred Vendors as well as exciting new additions. Our main objective is to equip you with all the necessary resources to kickstart and expand your Christmas Light Business. Explore a wide range of services including marketing, branding, recruitment, bookkeeping, tax strategies, CRMs, aerial safety, Lift certification, entrepreneurial coaching, and much more. Expand your knowledge on permanent lighting solutions, diversify your service offerings with landscape or event lighting, master the art of securing commercial contracts, and unlock countless other valuable insights.
Courses will include some old favorites, as well as NEW curriculum for returning installers. Rub elbows with the best (and MOST FUN) folks in the industry at Thursday cocktail hour and our Notorious CLIPA Social on Friday night. Courses are geared toward experienced installers, but all are welcome to attend.

CLIPA Con '24
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Pre-Show Classes

Commercial sales Bootcamp

Don’t miss CLIPA’s first Commercial Sales Bootcamp! This class is centered on sales strategies and pricing tactics tailored for commercial projects, emphasizing pitching techniques rather than installation procedures.

Multi-Seasonal Lighting

We are delighted to reintroduce: multi-seasonal lighting. Through strategic collaborations with top-tier manufacturers in the industry, we bring you a diverse range of products meticulously designed to endure year-round wear and tear. Join us at our upcoming event to explore these resilient lighting solutions.

CLIPA Social Event


Networking at CLIPA Con is an invaluable opportunity to connect with industry professionals, vendors, and experts in the lighting Industry. The importance of networking at this event cannot be overstated. It allows participants to expand their professional network, forge meaningful relationships, and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the industry.


The CLIPA Social provides a welcoming environment where individuals can gather, mingle, and engage in meaningful conversations while treating their taste buds to delightful culinary experiences. The inclusion of free food and drinks enhances the overall CLIPA Con experience, offering a perfect blend of knowledge, connections, and gastronomic pleasures.


There’s nothing better than unwinding after a long day of learning and growth. This is the perfect opportunity to build relationships, share ideas, and enjoy the company of like-minded professionals. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, catch up with old friends, or just unwind after a long day of learning, this event is not to be missed.

Happy CLIPA Members

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richard esteprichard estep
14:14 14 Jun 24
Nic StatonNic Staton
14:13 14 Jun 24
Very detailed and awesome group of people making sure you are setup for success
Great content and presenters!
Brian SaulsBrian Sauls
18:26 11 Jun 24
Great thorough training. Ryan, Brett and Courtney helped us really understand this service. I feel confident in adding this to our services.
Michael DuganMichael Dugan
18:26 11 Jun 24
Great training program, thank you for hosting and sharing your knowledge and insight and understanding of Christmas lights. I am excited for the future of my company this upcoming season.
Roman SmootRoman Smoot
18:26 11 Jun 24
Very informative and great training staff!
Kristin MatthewsKristin Matthews
23:57 01 May 24
Great class, thankful for all the info!
Tony CapozziTony Capozzi
23:43 01 May 24
Chelsea did a superb job leading us through an approach for generating more commercial Christmas lighting revenue! Thank you!
Jahaira GracianiJahaira Graciani
23:41 01 May 24
Took the Commercial Sales Christmas Light class and let me say that Chelsea made it SUPER easy to understand and made it fun!! She also gave us great templates to use and had us role play and make some calls IN CLASS!!! Would recommend for sure 🥳
Roger BarnhartRoger Barnhart
23:40 01 May 24
CLIPA ROCKS! They are extremely helpful and responsive. They will help you in every area of Christmas lights installation. From the business side of things, to products to marketing. Chelsea has literally spent hours on the phone with myself and my staff. Training and support is unmatched! Well worth the investment! You will make more money, and your operation will run smoother by joining.
Bryce ThompsonBryce Thompson
23:40 01 May 24
Amazing commercial class. Thanks
J. WardJ. Ward
23:45 17 Jan 24
We truly appreciate everyone at CLIPA, and what they provide! When we decided to start our holiday light business we knew we wanted some training, and we reached out to all of the available resources. At the end of the day we received nothing but prompt and accurate information from CLIPA staff, and we did not down the other avenues we explored.And so we're took the training in Atlanta, and everyone was professional and knowledgeable. The backend support from Courtney, Chelsea, Ryan and especially Bret(regarding install specific knowledge) was extremely helpful! As a start up company we excelled in our area, and with one take down left we already have customers excited about next year's holiday lighting with us!Jason and MicheleCreative Illuminations LLC
Harold RomanHarold Roman
00:29 16 Jan 24
Superb customer service. Excellent training course. First year installing lights and thx to the training me and my crew received we were able to do great for our first season as professional holiday lights installers
David VelazquezDavid Velazquez
20:46 22 Sep 23
Training was great!
Samson WalkerSamson Walker
19:54 22 Sep 23
Matt and his team were very informative about everything you need to know about this industry. They answer any and all questions you have and provide tons of resources. I feel confident jumping into Christmas lights this year because of this training. I highly recommend getting certified through this course. Worth every penny.
Matthew LaGroneMatthew LaGrone
23:25 14 Sep 23
Christi was great help through my first season and I’d imagine she will be here for me on my second! This just being my second year I can say CLIPA is a big help in starting out your holiday lighting business.
Dusty ViandsDusty Viands
17:00 11 Sep 23
I had a wonderful time at the CLIPA training. All the information was very easy to digest. Advice was clear and all the recommended practices seemed very helpful and to the point. Matt and Ramone were entertaining, very pleasant and enthusiastic to help address everyone’s questions. Thanks again for everything the whole experience was fun time!
Michael CrewsMichael Crews
18:38 09 Sep 23
AMAZING group of Christmas light installation teachers! Highly recommend!
Robert VeraRobert Vera
18:37 09 Sep 23
Great class, very informational. Appreciate the class.
Eddie BuenrostroEddie Buenrostro
18:17 30 Aug 23
Great place to get lights and training and the best and professional
Jonas LebeauJonas Lebeau
21:55 22 Aug 23
Good experience very valuable information definitely would recommend training. Matt, Ryan, Ramona (63”), Brett and JC super wise men when it comes to any business guru. Chelsea was one of the best talkers out of them all she had well structured sentences and talks with a great flow and very knowledgeable on sales and relationships!
Eric SummervilleEric Summerville
21:43 22 Aug 23
Great people. Great training! If you are thinking holiday lights, think CLIPA!
Subaru WalkerSubaru Walker
21:43 22 Aug 23
Amazing learning experience. The one and only’s! This team truly cares!
Tyler CaulderTyler Caulder
21:42 22 Aug 23
Good people, great information
Brandon BeaversBrandon Beavers
19:13 18 Aug 23
Because of CLIPA, I can do this.
Jonathon MothersoleJonathon Mothersole
19:15 11 Aug 23
CLIPA is awesome! I learned everything there is to know about the holiday lighting industry.
10:55 10 Aug 23
We flew in from Canada, and stayed in the area for 3 nights. The team was super friendly and had great answers to any of our questions and there were a lot! We were very suprised on the amount of information that was delivered over the two class days. Great class, looking forward to my first year of lights in 2023.
Yule Love LightsYule Love Lights
20:15 05 Aug 23
The CLIPA team was amazing, from my personal representative Courtney to everyone I met on training was exceptional. They’re very informative of the industry and were open to any questions that we had. They make us feel secured & give us confidence as they have the experience doing lights. All Love to Brett, Ramone & Chelsea
Sean Fitz-PatrickSean Fitz-Patrick
20:10 05 Aug 23
I knew nothing about Christmas light decoration on Friday morning and now, Saturday afternoon, I learned everything I needed to know about this business. Grateful for the trainers bringing their expertise and knowledge to the training. Would highly recommend to get CLIPA certified before you start installing christmas lights!
mario jimenezmario jimenez
20:08 05 Aug 23
Lots of information and great support

CLIPA Con '24 Highlights