FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2018 | LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, CA
See below for a look at the 2017 Program.The 2018 Program is in development and will be available soon.
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Welcome Light the Night Reception
Speaker: Chairman James Highgate
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Integration: embedded LED lighting masterclass
Speaker: Sage Russell of LumenWerx
Join Sage Russell as he presents a brief treatise on the bold new directions of architecturally integrating lighting. Sage will cover the latest tools, the newest thought-directions and translate it all into a design process that can be immediately implemented by space-makers.
Networking Light the Night Reception
Thursday 2 March 2017
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.
Sixth Sense’ : The Potential Role of Lighting In The Aging Space
Lightspace ArenaSpeaker: Susanne Stadler of Life Cycle Design
Susanne Stadler explores the need for joining forces between architecture and lighting design in creating environments that serve an aging population
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?
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?
Closing remarks: How can we deliver great lighting for people?
Speaker: Jim Benya of Benya Burnett Consultancy
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