Light Symposium Wismar 2020/21 moves online

13th January 2021

(Germany) – The three-day event to take place on 10-12 March 2021.

The upcoming Light Symposium Wismar 2020/21 (LSW 2020/21), scheduled to take place on 10-12 March, has been moved online in a new, remote format via Microsoft Teams.

The symposium, rescheduled from 2020, is a three-day event that will aim to bring together the latest insights into the future of daylight and artificial lighting in healthy, built environments with respect to research, theory, technologies, design and applications.

An occasion for researchers, students and practitioners who wish to keep up-to-date with recent findings, the forum will look to deliver state-of-the-art discoveries and breakthroughs that explore how daylight and artificial light affect the mental and physical health of humans in natural and built environments.

The interdisciplinary structure of LSW 2020/21 promotes future oriented discussions on the importance of light and the lighting design profession.

The event will include 14 renowned speakers from fields such as architecture, lighting design, engineering and biology, as well as environmental and medical science. Experts from Germany, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Sweden and the UK will present their talks in four different thematic tracks: Daylight Design Practice, Daylight Research and Related Aspects, Artificial Lighting Design Practice, Artificial Lighting Research and Related Aspects.

Confirmed keynote speakers for the event include neuroscientist Dr. George C. Brainard from Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, and Speirs Major principal, Mark Major.

The current programme is as follows:

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Light4Health Public Workshop at Light Symposium Wismar 2020/21

14:15An Introduction and Welcome (Prof. Michael F. Rohde & Asst. Prof. Dr. Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska)
14:45Panel Discussion with invited members of Light4Health team
16:00End (Sponsors meet LSW participants)

Thursday 11 March 2021

11:00Opening Welcome – Prof. Michael F. Rohde, Prof. Achim Hack, Dean of HSW, Faculty of Architecture

Daylight Design Practice

11:15Assoc. Prof. Marie-Claude Dubois (Keynote Speaker), Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lundt University
12:15Giovanni Traverso, Traverso-Vighy Architetti
12:45Prof. Dr. Marilyne Andersen, Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Daylight Research & Related Aspects

14:15Dr. George C. Brainard (Keynote Speaker), Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University
15:15Prof. Dr. John Mardaljevic, School of Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering, Loughborough University
15:45Coffee Break (Sponsors meet LSW participants)
16:15Dr. Ahmet Çakir, Ergonomic Institute
16:45Dr. Jan de Boer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Bauphysik
17:15Panel Discussion
18:00End (Sponsors meet LSW participants

Friday 12 March 2021

11:00Opening Welcome – Prof. Michael Rohde, Asst. Prof. Dr. Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska

Artificial Lighting Design Practice

11:15Mark Major (Keynote Speaker), Speirs Major
12:15Anne Bureau, Wonderfulight
12:45Prof. Kevin Hauser, Oregon State University

Artificial Lighting Research & Related Aspects

14:15Prof. Dr. Eva Schernhammer, MD (Keynote Speaker), Medical University of Vienna, Centre for Public Health
15:15Catherine Pérez Vega, The Free University of Berlin & Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
15:45Coffee Break (Sponsors meet LSW participants)
16:15Dr. John Barentine, International Dark Sky Association
16:45Panel Discussion
17:30Farewell Speech and Announcements

More information on participation fees and registration will be available soon on the Light Symposium Wismar website.