IALD Enlighten events go online for 2020

(Worldwide) – Enlighten Americas and Enlighten Europe 2020 to be held online.

The IALD has announced that its Enlighten Americas and Enlighten Europe conferences will be held online for the first time.

The two conferences, originally due to be held in Palm Springs, California and Oslo, Norway respectively, had both been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but as the IALD Enlighten events are considered leading experiences that bring the international lighting design community together for inspiration, learning and connections, the conferences will now be held online.

IALD Enlighten Americas 2020 Online will be held on 21-22 October, while IALD Enlighten Europe 2020 Online will be held on 18-19 November.

“This year, IALD will be offering something very different from our previous in-person Enlighten events. The online space has given us the opportunity to bring the international lighting community together in a more inclusive way than ever before. We can now offer the opportunity for any lighting professional to attend Enlightens 2020 Online, who may not have been able to travel to attend the in-person events,” said Marsha Turner, IALD CEO. “We look forward to creating a unique online experience that inspires and fosters the international and personal connections that IALD is known for.”

The Enlighten Online conferences will include talks from experts in lighting, thought-provoking panels, virtual exhibit rooms, engaging breakout discussions, special social hours and more. Known for community building and fostering connections, the IALD has sought to continue this tradition through providing connection opportunities via live discussions, fun and interactive breaks, happy hours and social time.

The IALD will also continue the popular Lighting Cross Talk, where lighting designers join manufacturers in small groups for focused discussions about future product designs and needs in the marketplace. This too will be held online for the first time this year.

Registration for Enlighten Americas 2020 Online and Enlighten Europe 2020 Online will open in September.