EMERGING LIGHTING DESIGN
PROFESSIONALS INITIATIVE

The LIRC created the Emerging Program in 2011 in response to the demand for continuing education opportunities for emerging lighting designers. The program provides financial support for designers within their first five years of on-the-job practice to attend an IALD Enlighten conference.

Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and participants are encouraged to apply early, as program funds are limited. To ensure the greatest possible participation in this initiative, the first two applicants per lighting design firm will be accepted; subsequent designers from the same firm will be added to a waitlist and may be supported at a later date based on industry interest and as funds permit.

WHAT DO I GET?

Each Emerging Lighting Designer will receive:

  • One full conference registration
  • A $400 USD/ €400 allowance to offset travel expenses at Enlighten Americas or Enlighten Europe respectively
  • One ticket to the Emerging Lighting Design Professionals Initiative Reception
  • Recognition at the conference as an Emerging Lighting Design Professional

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

To qualify for the Emerging Lighting Design Professionals Initiative program, applicants must be:

  • Within their first five years of professional, on-the-job practice as an architectural lighting designer.
  • A Junior Associate or Associate member of the IALD (or have membership pending review at the time of application to this initiative).
  • A first-time full conference IALD Enlighten attendee (if applicant attended an IALD Enlighten in the past as a student, they ARE eligible to participate).

PLEASE NOTE:

The first two qualified applicants from each lighting design firm are eligible for the program. Any subsequent applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified if funds are available.

Applicants may only apply to receive support to attend one Enlighten conference; we will not accept applications from an individual for both 2018 conferences.

READY TO APPLY?

Applications are accepted starting at 12:00 A.M. Central on 14 May 2018.

Click the buttons below to download an application. Questions? Email IALD component Relations Coordinator May Schlotzhauer at may@iald.org. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early applications are not accepted.

Enlighten Americas Application
http://www.iald.org/IALD/media/Media-Library/Lighting%20Industry%20Resource%20Council/IALD-EA-Emerging-Light-Des-Program-Applicant-Form_1.pdf

Enlighten Europe Application
http://www.iald.org/IALD/media/Media-Library/Lighting%20Industry%20Resource%20Council/IALD-EE-Emerging-Light-Des-Program-Applicant-Form.pdf

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