(USA) – Online conference to be held on 21-22 October 2020.
Registration is now open for the 2020 IALD Enlighten Americas conference, taking place online for the first time on 21-22 October.
The conference, originally due to take place in Palm Springs, California, has been brought online as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, IALD officials believe the move will make the conference more accessible to a broader audience of professionals in the international lighting community.
“IALD has represented the profession of lighting design for more than 50 years, and this year it is more important than ever to be that central point of connection for the greater lighting community,” said Marsha Turner, IALD CEO. “Our members and friends have been eager to connect this year. While we are unable to meet in-person, IALD’s Enlighten 2020 online events are our opportunity to bring our lighting community together, foster personal connections, share learnings and participate in a new virtual experience this year.”
Created for and by lighting designers, Enlighten Americas 2020 online has been designed to bring the lighting community together in new and exciting ways at a time when staying connected matters most.
This year’s “taste” of Enlighten Americas features an interactive “Light Playground”, special social gatherings, engaging breakout discussions, and 28 luminaries of lighting from around the world. The IALD has also brought the popular Lighting Cross Talk online, in which lighting designers can join manufacturers in small groups for focused discussion about future product designs and needs in the marketplace. The event will also include virtual exhibit rooms for sponsors to connect directly with attendees during the event.
Given the challenges that many businesses are experiencing this year, the IALD is offering its Enlighten Americas 2020 registration at a significantly reduced rate. Turner added: “This decision was made so that our members can easily connect with each other and gain valuable access to continue their professional development.”
Register for IALD Enlighten Americas 2020 online here.