The city of London hosted the IALD Enlighten Europe 2024 conference, drawing over 350 lighting design professionals from all industry strata.

Specifiers, manufacturers, educators, students, and researchers from over forty countries spent two days immersed in educational seminars, roundtable discussions, peer networking, and social receptions.

Over thirty professional development sessions were integrated into the schedule, allowing attendees to choose from various lighting design subjects from creative, technical, and ethical perspectives.

A dominant theme during the conference was the relationship between lighting and the world it illuminates. From sustainability and respect for the environment to social matters of light poverty, representation, and inclusion to light’s physical and psychological impact on humanity, the depth and breadth of content spurred intense conversation among all in attendance.

IALD President and design firm principal Andrea Hartranft, FIALD, reflected on the conference with thanks and hope.

She said: “Seeing the energy this community demonstrates and its eagerness to continually progress the industry in practice, creativity, and ethics is genuinely extraordinary.

So many different voices come together in these Enlighten conferences, and the exchange of ideas and perspectives is always positive. Particularly for a diverse European audience, opportunities like this to meet face-to-face and participate in such important conversations are invaluable. Nothing compares to being in a room or across the table from any number of peers from as many countries, hearing everyone’s opinions on globally relevant but regionally impactful issues.”

Next in the Enlighten conference series will be IALD Enlighten Americas 2024, from 17th – 19thOctober in San Diego, California. Information regarding the schedule, sessions, speakers, and venue for that event is on the IALD website.

Image copyright IALD. Photography credit: Tom Lee Photography.


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