PLDC Early Bird Registration Closes Tomorrow
PLDC 2019 is less than 6 months away and Friday 31st May marks another milestone: early registration phase ends. To ensure the best possible rate, use the PLDC registration form here: https://2019.pld-c.com/registration/
The programme for the Professional Lighting Design Convention 2019 in Rotterdam promises to be more diverse and exciting than ever before. Many topics cover such a broad spectrum of issues that they have been incorporated into the pre-convention meetings.
The “Research” track comprises an especially high number of future-oriented theories. The “Philosophy and debate” track, which is part of the first day of the conference, goes beyond purely theoretical information and input. The papers and the arguments they are addressing are of a critical nature and designed to encourage attendees to think about specific topics – and, above all, to think ahead. The exhibition space continues along these lines, likewise encouraging attendees to communicate openly and share know-how and ideas. Which is why the organisers will also be including a Social Media area, the PLD Alliance lounge, the Pool Table area and a Partners area.
The final of the young designers’ speaker competition “The Challengeʺ will again be taking place at PLDC. This project supports and promotes young, talented lighting designers and researchers, giving them the opportunity to present their constructive ideas and well-founded observations to the professional lighting community.
To dedicate sufficient time to specific topics in order to be able to present and discuss them in greater depth, key issues have been incorporated into the pre-convention meetings. The meeting for Educators and Researchers, for example, will include a presentation and discussion on “Lighting modules for students of Architecture” plus how summarised research outputs can contribute towards CPD for lighting designers. The Get Smart training session offered by this year’s Citiesʼ Forum addresses all those involved in the design and realisation of lighting projects in the urban realm. The “Let’s all Get Smart togetherʺ format is extended to cover one and a half days. The pre-convention day also includes some excursions. Rotterdam offers a wide range of fascinating destinations and diverse architectural styles. Further workshops and activities are in the planning stage and will be published shortly. Some activities may only allow a limited number of participants so its wise to book early.