Trends in Lighting 2018 program unveiled

(Austria) – TiL 2018’s program is intended to inspire, empower and reinvigorate today’s disrupted lighting industry.

The program for the 2018 instalment of Trends in Lighting, held in Bregenz, Austria on 25-27 September, has been unveiled.

Curated by award-winning lighting designer Rogier Van Der Heide, this year’s event has been designed to support and inspire architects, engineers, art directors, product designers, fashion technologists, artists and the constantly curious, to find new meanings and new relevance of light in the digital age.

By recognising a need to explore and broaden the lighting industry’s ideas about modern innovations and their applications, Van Der Heide has brought together a handpicked squad of international experts to form an impressive program of speakers, workshops and gatherings.

“Trends in Lighting is a much needed event in the world of lighting. It demonstrates that lighting knows no boundaries and has new and unexpected applications everywhere: in healthcare, entertainment, mobility and agriculture, to name just a few areas,” Van Der Heide explained. “But Trends in Lighting is also mission-critical for the lighting industry in its quest to find new meanings and new relevance of light in the digital age.”

The international program line-up includes companies such as Boeing, Arup, LichtVision Design, Volpi, Osram, Zumtobel, Signify and Bluetooth. The carefully curated program is divided into four topics:

Lighting Heart & Soul: People have a special connection to light. It brings us joy and facilitates good health. This track is designed to inform about the best of human centric lighting by demonstrating special applications and sharing new insights. Delegates will acquire concrete methods and design concepts to integrate human centric lighting into projects.

The Right to Create: A series of workshops with a hands-on approach, offering visitors the chance to learn about new technologies by working and experimenting with materials they would otherwise have no access to.

Humanised Technology: Learn about some of the world’s best user experiences with light and how those experiences were designed by considering customer journeys and personalisation of the lighting design. Attendees will be able to grasp how to create their next project with a better understanding of the expectations and perceptions of their audience.

Beyond Illumination: Connected lighting is the next big thing. But how will it make sense to people? The workshops and seminars in this track explore the purpose of light as a carrier of data and a vital part of a much bigger technology ecosystem. Visitors to TiL2018 will get the low-down on meaningful applications of “smart lighting” and learn how all of this will change our lives.

The full program is available to view on the website here.