(USA) – Lightfair 2021 is supporting partner organisation the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in facilitating a global conversation on the impact of light through its sponsorship of the “Light for Life” webinar series, taking place 10-13 May.
“With the postponement of the 2021 Lightfair conference until this October, sponsoring Light for Life allows us to continue to provide lighting professionals with educational opportunities this spring,” said Dan Darby, Lightfair Show Director. “By partnering with IES for Light for Life we are able to reach our global audience until we gather again.”
Brienne Musselman, IES Director of Education, added: “Light for Life was introduced in 2020 as a way to strengthen the connection among the global lighting community during a very uncertain time. Participation was so impressive, it was a natural progression to facilitate the series for a second year. We’re so excited about this year’s programme and are grateful to be able to partner with Lightfair to deliver this content to our community.”
Light for Life is a global series of webinars that explores the impact of light on the lives of humans, plants and animals. As hosts of this collaborative webinar series, IES will facilitate the presentations over three days in the week culminating in the International Day of Light (16 May). Last year’s Light for Life series reached nearly 4,000 attendees from 46 countries, and featured 17 sessions with 15 organisations and 20 presenters.
Partner organisations participating from around the world will each curate their own webinar in the series, shaping the discussion of “Light for Life” with their unique global perspectives. This year, at least three new countries are being added to the programme, with Japan, Brazil and Russia joining Australia, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA. Among the highlights of this year’s series will be live Q&A sessions with individuals from around the globe.
The Light for Life webinar series is free for all. More information can be found on the IES website.