About PLDC

PLDC stands for Professional Lighting Design Convention.

What is PLDC all about?

This biannual Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. PLDC stands for high quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities.

PLDC is supported by major market players, associations, universities and industry.
To date events have been held in
–  2007 in London/UK
–  2009 in Berlin/D
–  2011 in Madrid/E
–  2013 in Copenhagen/DK
– 2015 in Rome/I
Over the years PLDC has registered altogether almost 5000 attendees.

In 2015 in Rome PLDC brought together
– 1700 attendees
– representatives from 25 associations
– representatives from 38 universities
– an exhibition of 66 partners from the lighting industry
– 23 media partners

PLDC 2017 will held be in Paris, France.
Based on the successful proven concept, PLDC will again be built around a three-day professional conference offering approximately 70 presentations given by high-profile speakers. All submissions will be blind-reviewed by an independent jury of experts from the lighting business. The convention will also include invited Keynote Speakers, a sponsoring partners’ meeting area, pre-convention meetings, social events, Experience Rooms, self-running electronic poster presentations and a Gala Dinner during which the Professional Lighting Design Recognition Awards will be given for outstanding achievements in Architectural Lighting Design.
PLDC offers further and continuing education in the field of lighting design and the presentation of cutting-edge technologies. PLDC 2017 will comprise the next chapter in a history of successful conventions. The convention offers a communication platform for established lighting designers, researchers, students, manufacturers, city planners, architects and related professions to network, exchange and share knowledge and new approaches in the field of light and lighting.

„Shift Happens“
Even if we have redefined our motto for 2017 to “shift happens” to draw attention to the dramatic changes we are experiencing through the digitalisation of the world we live in, the motto for PLDC 2015 in Rome will maintain its relevance. “An educated decision” is the prerequisite for good, professional lighting design. Even more so in the future.

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