PLDC is organised by VIA Events, the Educational Events Division of VIA-Verlag, publisher of the Professional Lighting Design magazine. Professional lighting associations and universities from around the world with Lighting Design programmes will be invited to partner the event. This high-quality network guarantees to spread the word further and to reach newcomers and professionals from related fields of practice.
Based on the proven success of the PLDC concept, the convention will again be built around a three-day professional conference offering approximately 70 presentations given by high-profile speakers from the world of lighting design, architecture, research, city planning, daylight design and many other related professions. The convention will also include invited Keynote Speakers, a manufacturers’ exhibition, excursions, Experience Rooms, pre-convention meetings including a Cities’ Forum, social events, self-running electronic poster presentations, the final round of The Challenge, a student speaker competition conceived for the PLDC event, 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 2015 will comprise the next chapter in a history of successful conventions.