The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is pleased to announce its annual Enlighten Americas Conference on 3-5 October 2019 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town located in Albuquerque, NM USA. A premier boutique conference for the international lighting design community, Enlighten Americas draws over 400 leading lighting design practitioners to stay informed and inspired. With this year marking the IALD’s 50 Anniversary, the conference offers the opportunity to celebrate a half-century of thought leadership and the incredible achievements in lighting design.
Created for and by architectural lighting designers, the conference program blends traditional seminars, innovative workshops and unique collaborative experiences that give lighting designers the skills, tools and inspiration needed to excel in their practices. This year’s program features 44 architectural lighting design experts from around the world and 23 sessions in three concurrent tracks: Art, Technology, and Professional Tools.
This year’s notable list of speakers offers critical insights to emerging trends and next generation technology, tangible solutions for industry-wide challenges and practical advice. Speakers include Charles Stone II, FIALD, USA; Anne Bureau, IALD, France; Zeki Kadirbeyoglu, IALD, Turkey; Koert Vermeulen, IALD, Belgium; and Chiara Carucci, Associate IALD, Sweden.
The half-day Business Owners Forum provides business owners the opportunity to connect with other top-level designers and fellow leaders to devise practical solutions to shared challenges. In this session, participants will hone the skills needed to run a successful business through in-depth, practical advice and skills building on essential and timely topics.
In addition to the cutting-edge educational program, lighting designers and manufacturers have the opportunity to meet and collaborate during the Lighting Cross Talk round tables. Discussions in this two-hour session allow for fast-paced information gathering that provides manufacturers time to introduce new products, while getting feedback on existing products and discussing other specifier concerns.
In honor of IALD’s 50 Anniversary attendees have the unique opportunity to meet IALD past presidents, founders and colleagues at the kickoff networking event. The multigenerational opening panel discussion features IALD founders and past presidents as they journey through the past 50 years of lighting design—as they discuss the future of lighting innovation and ingenuity.
The IALD Golden Anniversary Blowout Closing Party Extravaganza closes out the Enlighten Americas conference in festive fashion.
To find out more about Enlighten Americas 2019, visit iald.me/enlighten19.