FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2018 | LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, CA
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Harnessing the sun as daylight sculpture
Speaker: George Loisos of Loisos + Ubbelohde
In this special session, Loisos will discuss how an historic coelostat – an instrument whose rotating mirror reflects light continuously from the same area of sky – was re-purposed as the spectacular ‘light canon’ element of a 240-foot fibre optic light sculpture at the energy bio-sciences building at the University
Wednesday 14 February 2018
Dynamic materials for the second digital revolution
Speaker: Nik Hafermaas of Ueberall
Ueberall International creates landmark artworks which bring a sense of wonder to architecture. This light art combines cutting-edge materials, such LCD glass and e-Paper, with digital technologies to merge sculptural form with responsive behavior. Here Hafermaas will discuss the company’s unique approach to creating these experiences.
KEYNOTE: Onto the global stage: One company’s journey
Speaker: FX Souvay of Lumenpulse
Increasingly, members of the lighting industry are operating on an international scale. Adapting your business model to the world stage requires the consideration of numerous elements, from cultural differences to distribution networks. FX Souvay takes you on a company’s journey into the international market.
Commercial apps from the smart home revolution
Speaker: Ron Zimmer of CABA
Once technology designed for the commercial environment, such as the desktop computer, found its way into the home. Now that cutting-edge control technology and Internet-based applications are getting adopted in the residential sector first, the direction of travel has been reversed. So, what home-based technologies will we see in offices?
Is the lighting industry ready to adopt IoT lighting control?
Speaker: Beatrice Witzgall of Lumifi
Internet-connected lighting represents a major challenge and to the lighting industry and, more specifically, lighting designers. Put simply, it’s difficult to implement, adopt, sell and deploy. Here Witzgall explores some real-world applications and discusses how the specification process will need to change to accommodate the advent of IoT lighting.
Panel discussion: The pitfalls of technology and design
Speaker: Clay Markham of CallisonRTKL, Daniel Stromborg of Gensler, Nick Albert of Illuminate Lighting and Design, Robb Pope of Digital Ambiance, Sage Russell of LumenWerx
Our panel of independent lighting designers discusses the pitfalls of technology and design. Is there a conflict between the two? Is the advent of internet-connected lighting a threat or an opportunity to the profession? Is there a danger that people-orientated lighting design and light quality will lose out in the rush to adopt IoT technology?
KEYNOTE: Light in the public realm
Speaker: James Carpenter of James Carpenter Design Associates
At the intersection of art, engineering and architecture, James Carpenter will focus on the phenomenal qualities of light as the central organizing principle of the public realm. Using infrastructural, cultural and civic projects, Carpenter will outline some of his practice’s innovative strategies that merge program, performance, structure and light.
Hotel of the Future: Lighting for experience and comfort
Speaker: Clay Markham of CallisonRTKL
The major trends in hotel design are towards experiential accommodation and interactive socialization. What role will lighting play in these developments? Markham will explore how guest rooms and the public spaces of hotels are evolving to deliver new level of comfort and excitement through the use of intelligent lighting control
Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Thursday 15 February 2018
The Integration of Light and Content
Speaker: Cameron McNall of Electroland
Electroland pioneers artworks that fuse interactivity, light and sound. In the development of these works, the team often encounter discoveries and challenges that anticipate trends in commercial applications. Here McNall discusses the current portfolio of the practice and explores how it may predict a direction of travel in commercial spaces.
Trends in retail and consumer goods industry
Speaker: Chris Dieringer of Microsoft
The technological revolution in consumer goods is strongly influencing trends in the commercial and hospitality sector. Here Dieringer shares his insights and explores the impact that new technologies such as advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things will have on the retail sector and the built
Lighting from dawn ’til dusk ’til dawn
Speaker: Ute Besenecker of Lighting Science Group
Much has been learned about lighting for health and wellbeing in recent years, and now dynamic, tunable lighting is appearing in interior architectural applications. What’s possible and what’s appropriate? Here Besenecker discusses the light we’re typically exposed to and explores the options we have to enliven indoor spaces with light.
KEYNOTE: Illumination of the light space
Speaker: Frank Nuovo of Nuovo Design
Digital disruption is radically reshaping business sectors from taxis to travel agents, and the radical transformation of the traditional business of lighting will happen rapidly. Here Nuovo considers the ways that light fixtures can bring together intelligence, awareness, security, communication and entertainment into one seamless whole.
Lunchtime – Conference ends
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