(Canada) – Event will now be held in Banff, Canada on 2-4 November 2023.
The IALD has announced that this year’s Enlighten Americas conference, scheduled to take place on 21-23 October in Banff, Canada, has been rescheduled to 2023.
The decision comes as a result of the continued uncertainty in Canada around the pandemic, including Canadian travel restrictions and the country’s rules about in-person events.
“The Enlighten conferences have always focused on bringing our lighting communities together in one place. Although we’re disappointed not to be able to bring everyone together as soon as we hoped, rescheduling our conference in Canada is the best action to take as responsible leaders,” said IALD President Douglas Leonard. “IALD will continue to host Enlighten conferences in 2022 and 2023, and use this opportunity to explore a reimagined Enlighten moving forward.”
Marsha Turner, IALD CEO, added: “Rescheduling Enlighten Americas was a clear decision because of the uncertainty around travel and in-person events in Canada due to the pandemic. As a global organisation that is built around community and connection – both locally and globally – we will continue to connect, learn and celebrate through our online activities and events.”
The IALD Enlighten conferences are a series of boutique education and networking events for lighting designers and the lighting community, taking place in the Americas, Asia and Europe. This year, IALD Japan will host Enlighten Asia 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, from 10-11 November, both online and in-person. Enlighten Americas 2022 will be held in Palm Springs, California, from 29 September – 1 October, while the rescheduled Enlighten Americas 2023 will remain in Banff, taking place from 2-4 November. The IALD is currently exploring options for future Enlighten Europe events, and will share more information as it becomes available.