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PLDC Steering Committee Chair
Mr. Joachim Ritter
Marienfelder Str. 18
Phone: +49 5241 307 26 0
Content - presentation formats
The PLDC conference offers three different forms of presentations. The Steering Committee and Organisation Team – with the valued input from a paper Reviewing Committee comprising international professionals from the field of design, education and research – carefully select the speakers and make every effort to ensure the content is cutting-edge material and suitable for presentation to a professional audience.
Keynote addresses are presentations from invited renowned lighting designers, architects, light artists, researchers, photographers, etc.
The Steering Committee selects the Keynote Speakers according to market developments and trends, the latest research findings and/or exemplary lighting design or architecture.
Keynote Speakers include Howard Brandston, George Brainard, Davidson Norris, Chris Wilkinson, Alexander Rieck, Deborah Burnett, Philippe Rahm and Paul Marantz who delighted the audience with their works and thoughts in the past three events.
The conference speakers are selected through a complex selection process. The Organisation Team sets up a team of 15 Paper Reviewing Committee Members, comprising professionals from the field of design, education and research from all over the world.
Each paper submission is read and evaluated anonymously by three members of the Paper Reviewing Committee (triple-blind review). The submissions are evaluated on the general quality and professionalism of the proposed paper, the suitability of the proposed paper to its declared track, the innovative character of the proposed paper’s contents and the absolute importance the jury ascribes to the topic of the proposed paper. Based on the evaluation points awarded by the Paper Reviewing Committee, the PLDC Steering Committee selects the final (approximately) 70 papers for presentation.
Speakers are from a variety of backgrounds/disciplines: lighting design, architecture, research, urban planning, landscape design, and lighting technology.
Self-running poster presentations
These presentations are PowerPoint slides that run in a loop of up to ten minutes. Research findings, design case studies, professional practice issues or sustainable design solutions are presented on large LCD screens set up in the exhibition hall. Like the oral presentations, the self-running PowerPoint suggestions needed to be submitted for the Paper Reviewing Committee to evaluate.
The submission phase closed on 16. November, 2012.