IALD Enlighten Americas, Denver, Colorado finished for another year.

(USA) – Another successful annual event for IALD Enlighten Americas, hosted in Denver, Colorado, is over for another year.

From 12-14 October 2017, more than 450 lighting professionals – a record-breaking crowd for the IALD Enlighten conferences – gathered in Denver to learn, connect, and celebrate light.

Over three days, attendees had access to more than 20 educational seminars from some of lighting’s leading professionals – view a full schedule of sessions here. Topics included a session on Circadian rhythms presented by Robert Soler from BIOS Lighting; an interactive seminar about negotiation skills presented by Richard Fallon; and a panel presentation from three of HLB Lighting’s principals – Carrie Hawley, IALD; Lee Brandt, IALD; and Teal Brogden, IALD – on providing mentoring for the next generation of lighting designers.

This year featured two keynote speakers; opening keynote Roberto Schaefer, ASC/AIC, spoke about his experience as a cinematographer or “writing with light”. Closing keynote Rafael Lozano-Hemmer presented a series of his projects in electronic and performance art, exploring the intersections between the experiential, the theoretical, and the political.

A full conference schedule marked this year’s event; a walking tour hosted by IALD Rocky Mountain on Wednesday evening welcomed early arrivers to Denver, and additional programming on Thursday – including a hands-on workshop in lighting field measurement provided by Craig Bernecker, PhD – kept attendees busy for all three days.