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IALD announce new Enlighten Europe conference

13 February 2014 11.00 GMT

(USA) - IALD European conference to take place in Berlin 9-11 November 2014.

The International Association of Lighting Designers is increasing its presence in Europe with the launch of Enlighten Europe taking place at the andel's Hotel in Berlin, Germany on 9-11 November 2014.

The announcement comes hot on heals of a troubled period for the PLDA (Professional Lighting Designers' Association) who recently filed for insolvency. It also follows the success of the recent PLDC (Professional Lighting Designers' Convention) in Copenhagen organised by Via Verlag, publishers of PLD magazine.

The two-day Enlighten Europe2014 conference will follow a three-track system, featuring courses in the Art, Science and Professional Tools Tracks.

The Enlighten Europe Content Advisory Group is seeking experts to present at Enlighten Europe 2014. Presentations will be accepted online only at by 24 February. Guidelines for presentations can be found here.

Barbara Horton, who assumed the IALD Presidency in January following Kevin Theobald's two-year term, addressed IALD members with a positive message for the years ahead: “At the beginning of each New Year, we believe that we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages to fill. But the truth is, we find a book already filled with ideas, strategies and plans to fulfill. As we start 2014, IALD finds itself in this fortunate situation, with a clear plan of work to execute for the year. The IALD's commitment to planning ahead is demonstrated in regular strategic planning, strong leadership, a well-educated Board of Directors and a dedicated staff.

"I ask myself today, ‘What will the IALD look like in 2016, when my presidency draws to a close?’ My vision is for the IALD to be the recognized single voice for all lighting designers and the lighting design industry worldwide.

“During my tenure, I will continue our pursuit of developing a globally applicable lighting design certification, an effort I believe is a significant advance towards our collective vision that will bolster the future leaders of our profession. I will continue to nurture development of all IALD regions and chapters, evolve our strategic plans based on careful collection of member needs, and cultivate more membership education to shape the profession to meet the needs of the changing landscape of the built environment.”


New IALD President Barbara Horton: “A clear plan of work to execute for the year.”

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