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See below for a look at the 2017 Program.  The 2018 Program is in development and will be available soon.

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  • Tuesday 28 February 2017
    • 5:00 pm
      7:00 pm

      Welcome Light the Night Reception

    • 5:15 pm
      5:30 pm

      Opening remarks

      Speaker: Chairman James Highgate
    • 5:45 pm
      6:15 pm

      How to add value with light

      Speaker: Chris O'Neil of Philips Hue
      An understanding of light can add significant value – and budget – to a project. For clients and project developers, it can boost rents and clinch tenants. Here our Chris O’Neill of Philip Hue outlines the way we can demonstrate that good lighting is good business.
    • 6:15 pm
      6:45 pm

      Light and the guest experience

      Speaker: Ellen Kuklinski of Wynn Design, Thomas Kowalczuk of Wynn Design
      A new wave of boutique hotels is using light to differentiate their brands and enhance and personalize the guest experience. Director of Design for Wynn Design & Development Thomas Kowalczuk in conversation with senior lighting designer Ellen Kuklinski.
  • Wednesday 1 March 2017
    • 10:15 am
      10:45 am

      Master of Light Keynote: Passive aggressive lighting

      Speaker: Benjamin Ball of Ball-Nogues Studio
      Benjamin Ball explores an intersection between architecture, public art and industrial design in his collaboration with Gaston Nogues. Benjamin’s talk, “Passive Aggressive Lighting,” will address the use of filtered light, shadow, and reflection in Ball-Nogues Studio’s architectural installations.
    • 11:00 am
      11:30 am

      Scandinavian lighting lessons for long winter days

      Speaker: Heinrich Hermann of Rhode Island School of Design
      To cope with long winters, Scandinavian Modernism developed sophisticated lighting strategies characterized by wall and ceiling openings that both highlight nature and strategically capture seasonally precious light. I will show civic, religious and residential masterworks, including Aalto’s Villa Mairea.
    • 11:45 am
      12:15 pm

      Master of Light Keynote: Teal Brogden

      Speaker: Teal Brogden of Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
      Inspirational designer Teal Brogden of Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design will explore how to tell a story with light: How, through careful masterplanning, light can reinforce and reinterpret the narrative in both architecture and the public realm.
    • 12:15 pm
      2:00 pm


    • 2:00 pm
      2:30 pm

      LIGHT AND LEGACY: How to Create a Reasonable and Responsible Lighting Masterplan

      Speaker: Gustavo Avilés founder of Lighteam
      This session explores a concept of utopia that has been crucial in shaping and developing cities throughout time. Some cities fall short from this idea and produce dystopian realities, others come a little closer by producing virtuous spaces for its inhabitants.  Using transdisciplinary methods to bring both rational and emotional aspects
    • 2:45 pm
      3:15 pm

      Coming to light

      Speaker: Rand Elliott of Elliott + Associates Architects
      Rand Elliott, FAIA, Elliott + Associates Architects, considers the conceptual exploration of light in architecture.  Poetic aspirations inspire immersive solutions where light is considered a material.
    • 3:30 pm
      4:00 pm

      Light and us

      Speaker: George C Bosson of Be.light
      Bosson explores ways of applying circadian balanced illumination to invigorate the human condition and benefit our health and wellbeing.
    • 5:00 pm
      7:00 pm

      Networking Light the Night Reception

  • Thursday 2 March 2017
    • 9:15 am
      9:45 am

      Lighting’s role in the narration of museums and galleries

      Speaker: Suzan Tillotson of Tillotson Design Associates
      Lighting is the most vital tool in the curation, protection and narration of collections and objects. Tillotson examines best practice.
    • 10:45 am
      11:15 am

      Creativity in human-centric design and circadian rhythm

      Speaker: Deborah Burnett of Benya Burnett Consultancy, Robert Soler of BIOS Lighting
      Are the imperatives of human-centricity and creativity mutually exclusive?
    • 11:30 am
      12:15 pm

      Master of Light Keynote: Howard Brandston

      Speaker: Howard Brandston of Brandston Partnership
      ‘In architecture and engineering there are countless rules. I ignored them all.’ So speaks Howard Brandston, one of the few people in lighting design who can truly be called a legend. Here, in a rare appearance, he outlines his deceptively simple lighting creed: What is it you wish to see?
    • 12:15 pm
      12:30 pm

      Closing remarks: How can we deliver great lighting for people?

      Speaker: Jim Benya of Benya Burnett Consultancy

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