LEDforum.20 announces confirmed speakers

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(Brazil) – Daan Roosegaarde, Jan Blieske, Liz West, to speak at São Paulo event.

Following the success of last year’s 10-year anniversary edition, organisers of LEDforum have unveiled the first confirmed speakers for its 2020 event.

Held on 20-21 August in São Paulo, Brazil, the event will offer a series of lectures and activities with high technical content for all knowledge levels.

Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include German architect and lighting designer Jan Blieske, professor in the international Architectural Lighting Design Master’s programme at Hochschule Wismar; Mary-Anne Kyriakou, professor of Architectural Lighting, and Lighting Planning and Design at the University of Applied Sciences of Ost-Westfalen Lippe in Detmold, Germany; Dutch lighting designer Wim aan de Stegge, founder of Lampje aan Design Consultants in New Delhi, India; and British artist Liz West, who specialises in developing site-specific installations using colour, light and its physical properties.

Award-winning artist and architect Daan Roosegaarde, founder of Studio Roosegaarde and creator of internationally acclaimed installations that raise awareness of the global climate crisis, has also been confirmed as the first keynote speaker.

Besides the lectures, LEDforum presents itself as a place for manufacturers to launch new lighting equipment, and to promote the lighting business, alongside intensive networking. The 2020 edition will also introduce new ways of occupying the exhibition areas.

Created as an instrument to provide the audience with professional tools in the educational, commercial and social spheres, LEDforum is committed to the training and qualification of the local lighting community. The event also promotes a group dynamic among its attendees, such as the round table mesa.360, which encourages a dialogue among lighting designers, architects, suppliers, educators and other strategic members of the sector.

Registration for LEDforum.20 will open on 16 March, with the complete programme to be announced soon.