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Wednesday, October 7
 

9:00am

IALD Enlighten Americas 2015 Attendee List
List of attendees for IALD Enlighten Americas 2015 is available to download in this session description. (List includes only attendees who opted-in for published attendee list)


Wednesday October 7, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA
 
Thursday, October 8
 

8:00am

CLD Commission Meeting [By Invitation Only]
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Thursday October 8, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room: Ruth

8:00am

IALD Leadership Training Session [By Invitation Only]
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Thursday October 8, 2015 8:00am - 5:00pm
Room: Key 11

1:00pm

Business Owners Forum [Separate Registration Required]
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Thursday October 8, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Key 12

2:00pm

LIRC Business Meeting
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Thursday October 8, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Room: Key 6

3:30pm

Why Do I Care About Public Policy?

Join John Martin, IALD public policy consultant, and a team of IALD volunteers and staff, to explore the ways public policy affects you and your work, and to leran how you can in turn affect policies. On the one hand, the terms “public policy” or “regulatory affairs” make most of us run screaming from the room. On the other hand, a small amount of knowledge, a will to participate and explore unfamiliar territory, and coordination among professional colleagues mean that you can help shape policy decisions, such as energy code provisions, that may directly affect you and your practice!


Speakers
avatar for John Martin

John Martin

Public Policy Consultant, International Association of Lighting Designers
John Martin has directed public policy efforts for the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) since 2008.  Martin works with IALD’s members to increase the visibility and impact of the lighting design profession, and to influence codes, standards, and government actions that might affect lighting design.  His background includes service as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a lobbyist for... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room: Key 10

4:30pm

IYL 2015 and Beyond : Perspectives on Communication

Join Lighting-Related Organizations founder Chiara Carucci and IALD Public Policy consultant John Martin as they discuss the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL 2015).  The session will focus on how lighting organizations are using IYL 2015 to communicate more powerfully than ever the wonder, impact and importance of light for human endeavors and for the built environment.  In the tenth month of IYL 2015, what changes have we seen in how both lay persons and lighting professionals think about and talk about light and lighting?  We will share fun examples of IYL 2015 activities and discuss implications for how best to communicate about light in 2016 and beyond.


Speakers
avatar for Chiara Carruci

Chiara Carruci

ÅF Lighting
Chiara Carucci is a lighting designer with unlimited passion for the profession. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Politecnico di Milano and has been working in lighting design for cultural heritage and master plans since 2004. In 2015 she joined ÅF Lighting, which combines highly specialized engineering services with a Nordic design approach. Through a conscious involvement in social media activities she supports her project... Read More →
avatar for John Martin

John Martin

Public Policy Consultant, International Association of Lighting Designers
John Martin has directed public policy efforts for the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) since 2008.  Martin works with IALD’s members to increase the visibility and impact of the lighting design profession, and to influence codes, standards, and government actions that might affect lighting design.  His background includes service as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a lobbyist for... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: Key 10

4:30pm

Quantifying Color Rendition : A Path Forward

This presentation will describe the process and results of the IES Color Metric Task Group's work to develop a recommended color rendition metric. Group members will be present to discuss the novel features of the evaluation system, how it compares and relates to other ongoing efforts, best practices and remaining limitations, and the path forward as the lighting industry transitions from existing metrics to more complete and accurate measures. A tutorial will be provided so that various constituents are comfortable in calculating values and interpreting the results.


Speakers
avatar for Randy Burkett

Randy Burkett

President and Design Principal, Randy Burkett Lighting Design Inc
Randy Burkett is President and Design Principal of Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc of Saint Louis, Missouri. He holds a degree in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. As a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), he is active on both technical and design committees... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Houser

Kevin Houser

Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University
Dr. Houser is a Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State and editor-in-chief of LEUKOS, the scholarly journal of IES. In the past he was a founding faculty member of the Architectural Engineering program at the University of Nebraska and Manager of Lighting Education at Philips Lighting. He was formerly on the Board of Directors for IES, IALD, and the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education. He is a current board member of Lux... Read More →
avatar for Michael Royer

Michael Royer

Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Royer is a lighting engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where for the past four years he has worked on the U.S. Department of Energy's solid-state lighting program. He focuses on technology development issues, helping to improve product performance through research, testing, standards development, and engagement with various elements of the lighting industry. Michael is a member of the Illuminating Engineering... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: Key 6

5:00pm

6:30pm

President's Opening Reception, Sponsored by Eaton
Eaton invites you to the Thursday Evening President's Reception on 8 October 2015 - a cocktail event followed by a breathtaking Harbor Cruise! Reconnect with old friends, enjoy some fine food and cocktails, and kick off Enlighten Americas 2015 in style.

The event begins at 6:30 P.M. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Hilton Baltimore's lovely Eutaw Street outdoor reception area.

Buses will depart at 7:30 P.M. for the Inner Harbor, where we will embark on an evening Harbor Cruise on the Spirit of Baltimore. Boarding begins at 8:00 P.M. and we set sail at 8:30 P.M. - don't be late! 

Enjoy champagne, cocktails, small plates and passed hors d'oeuvres along with stunning harbor views on the Spirit of Baltimore. There's plenty of indoor and outdoor seating on the boat, so join us for this great kick-off event regardless of the weather. We dock at 10:00 P.M. and buses will return you to the Hilton Baltimore.

Sponsors


Thursday October 8, 2015 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Hilton Baltimore - Eutaw Street Patio
 
Friday, October 9
 

7:30am

Friday Morning Buffet Breakfast

Friday October 9, 2015 7:30am - 8:30am
Rooms: Key 7 + 8

8:00am

8:30am

Opening Session + Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Sakchin Bessette

Sakchin Bessette

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Moment Factory
Trained in photography, Sakchin Bessette co-founded Moment Factory in 2001. Constantly seeking to tell stories in new ways and engaging the public through new media art, he leads the content team at Moment Factory as Creative Director. Sakchin has been the creative lead behind some of the most important productions at Moment Factory, notably the Beatles Revolution Lounge at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nine Inch Nails Lights in the Sky Tour, the... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Rooms: Key 3, 4 + 6

10:00am

10:30am

ART : Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae

We need to understand Light’s value as a psychological trigger, not just as a mechanistic function of eyesight. C.G.Jung’s references to Light can all be found within his Alchemical texts where he studied how Renaissance philosophers had unconsciously projected the inner workings of their minds and belief systems into their studies of observable phenomena, and nowhere is this more true than their studies in Alchemy and Light.

Newton, the father of Optics, spent 20 years studying alchemy. Newton’s study of light was not just an empirical study of Light, it was also a study of the consciousness that is inherent in each of us. Contemporaries to Newton wrote about light in a very specific manner at a time when there was no empirical separation between matter and soul, the adversarial relationship between Church and Galileo erupted in 1633 yet there were many successful published ‘scientists’ within Rome’s Church observing empirical matters but still with an imbued spiritual meaning, in particular Athanasius Kircher.

Comparing his text on Opticks with Paracelsus, Hermes Trismegistus, Newton, Kepler, John Dee, the Splendor Solis and the stunning maps of Andreas Cellarius, we see a picture emerge of Light as the conscious emanating principle of ‘Man’ himself.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Ball IALD

Colin Ball IALD

Lighting Designer, BDP
Colin Ball leads the London office of BDP’s award winning Lighting Team. His current work involves developing innovative techniques for lighting within World Heritage venues plus Carbon Exemplary projects for cutting edge science institutes. These new lighting techniques involve influencing the daylighting condition of the architecture and detailed studies of the occupants to save large amounts of energy. From a background education in... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

10:30am

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Lighting Experience Design Takes Flight
Join us as we explore an approach to lighting experience design in one of the most confined and stressful places on earth ... the airplane. This approach is one that is deeply rooted in the needs, desires, and cultural fabric of people. Bernadette Berger will discuss the importance of an empathetic understanding of the users, and how these needs can change over time. Moving beyond quantitative measures, we will look at examples of experiential measures of success as guiding principles. The lighting experience designer can then fail, iterate, and innovate by removing titles and trading hats often. Bernadette will share examples of how thinking through making can open up possibilities for exploratory discovery and insightful solutions. You will walk away with a clear outline of how lighting experience design can influence your practice, and a new perspective on the crucial, but supportive role lighting has to play in holistically designed experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Bernadette Berger

Bernadette Berger

Senior Industrial Designer, Teague
Bernadette Berger designs your future flight experiences. She is a Senior Industrial Designer with Teague, a global design consultancy with a near 70 year history of designing aircraft interiors. | In her time at Teague she has developed premium architecture for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is currently developing the lighting experiences for Boeing's next aircraft cabin. She is focused on holistic design, using lighting to support passenger... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

10:30am

SCIENCE : Shading Optimization Based on Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm

Shading design has been a frequently discussed topic in both practice and the academia. This presentation will demonstrate a user-friendly method for shading design which links daylight simulation based on Radiance and multi-objective genetic algorithms, thus far used primarily in the computer science field of artificial intelligence and computer-automated design. Multiple objectives such as daylight availability and glare control can be set based on lighting requirements of specific function of the space, to provide large range of shading application. The resulting data can be combined with shading design proposal that provides designers and building owners interested in installing a dynamic shading system with data regarding shading geometry, transmittance, and operation. The multiple objectives include annual Useful Daylight Illuminance (UDI) and annual Daylight Glare Probability (DGP). The optimized parameters of shading can be provided in the early stage of building design to achieve a better performance on indoor daylight environment as well as energy saving. 


Speakers
avatar for Xiufang Zhao

Xiufang Zhao

Senior Designer, Brandston Partnership Inc.
Xiufang Zhao graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in 2014, with expertise and 5-year experience in lighting design and daylight analysis, and extensive background in architecture. The topic of 'shading optimization based on multi-objective genetic algorithm' was developed together with Prof. Yun Kuy Yi at University of Pennsylvania. Xiufang is now working as a senior designer in Brandston Partnership Inc., New... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room: Key 6

11:40am

ART : Ephemeral Art : Light Installations and the Urban Environment

Light transforms space and the human experience. In this talk, Luisa Álvarez, a light artist, will explore how urban, often inhospitable environments can be changed into interesting and welcoming places for a limited time, sometimes just a few hours, sometimes several days. For many years, Luisa has carried out ephemeral art installations, using light as an art medium in urban spaces. Her main intention is to achieve an interaction with both visitors and casual passers-by within a playful space, allowing the work to grow and evolve organically. She will highlight how the urban space can be used as an outdoor living room, where everyone can live a different experience, in this case with light. Luisa will discuss how experimentation, vindication, habitation, play and sensorial spaces all contribute to set the tone of the finished work, informing its intention and the message it seeks to convey.


Speakers
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Luisa Alvarez

Luisa Alvarez is a light artist and lighting designer from Madrid, Spain. Luisa has years of experience in the field of architectural lighting design, both as a consultant to lighting companies and working in her own Studio. In 2008, Luisa decided to conquer urban spaces with light in a way different from usual illumination work. The main intent was to create experiences that surprise passers-by and create a new atmosphere by changing an... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

11:40am

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : The 60 Minute Project Manager

In a lighting design practice of any size, adopting professional project management techniques can bring remarkable improvements in productivity and profitability.

 Distilled down from a full four-day course, this fast-paced romp through the essentials of project management delivers the concentrated highlights – concepts, terminology, and the tools and techniques most useful for the specific challenges faced by lighting designers.

Based on an internationally accepted, standard syllabus, topics covered include: stakeholder management, scope control, configuration management and change control, estimating, risk management, close-out, and many others… all in an hour!


Speakers
avatar for Tad Trylski Associate IALD

Tad Trylski Associate IALD

Lighting Designer and Consultant, Independent Lighting Designer
Tad Trylski is an independent designer with over 20 years of widely varied experience in lighting – graduate of the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering and The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.  Professional work divided between the worlds of theatre and architecture;  positions with theatre lighting company, DHA;  design firm, Pinniger & Partners;  lighting manufacturer... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

11:40am

SCIENCE : Sojourn to Senegal : A Perspective on Lighting the Developing World

An estimated 1.6 billion or approximately 25% of the people in the world live without electricity. Additionally, 40% of the world's population lives on less than the equivalent of $2 US/day and cannot afford electricity or electric lighting. Instead, the sole source of light is either a kerosene lantern or wood fire. The poor light that results from the use of these sources seriously limits the education and economic activities of families using these sources, resulting in a continuing cycle of poverty. Recently, there have been a number of efforts to address this issue but none have really addressed the issue from a lighting point of view, but rather have focused on the source of power. This presentation addresses this issue in a more comprehensive fashion, reporting on student work in a course dedicated to this issue and in particular exploring the issue from social, cultural, economic, and global sustainability perspectives. The presenter will report on this work in the context of his personal experience in delivering solar-powered lighting systems to a remote village in Senegal, and the first-hand experience of the conditions there. In particular, the presenter will share the validation of much of what was discovered through the work of the students, and suggest how this work might be extended to reach a much larger portion of the world in need.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Bernecker PhD

Craig Bernecker PhD

Founder and Director, The Lighting Education Institute
Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., FIESNA, LC, founder of The Lighting Education Institute, directed the lighting education program within the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University from 1981 through 1999.  During that time, the program achieved a reputation as one of the premier lighting education programs in the United States and placed more than 250 professionals in the lighting industry. While... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 11:40am - 12:40pm
Room: Key 6

12:40pm

Friday Buffet Luncheon

Friday October 9, 2015 12:40pm - 2:00pm
Rooms: Key 7 + 8

2:00pm

ART : Lighting Japanese Museums : The Great Change

Japan has been rapidly adopting LED lighting for art galleries and museums due to its evolving color rendering properties and light emitting efficiency. Lighting designers Ryuichi Sawada and Tatsuya Iwai, responsible for four such lighting projects, introduce LED-related works in Japan at the Hoki Museum, Arts Maebash, the Heisei Chishinkan Wing of the Kyoto National Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. Each lecture addresses a different style of project, and attendees can expect to learn something about optimal LED lighting design in regard to each. Also covered will be matters of harmony in architecture and lighting, issues that arose in the process of design and construction and their resolution, and the reception the designs have received from the project owners, artistic staff, and visitors. Attendees can expect hints and inspiration that can be put to use in future exhibition space LED lighting projects.


Speakers
avatar for Tatsuya Iwai IALD

Tatsuya Iwai IALD

President, Iwai Lumimedia Design Co
Tatsuya Iwai is an independent designer with over 35 years of widely varied experience in lighting. He is a graduate of the Department of Architecture, College of Science and Technology at Nihon University. | Iwai has held the chief lighting designer with TL Yamagiwa laboratory inc., that is the pioneer company of architectural lighting design in japan. | In 1996 he independently has started a business. Currently his project works is wide... Read More →
avatar for Ryuichi Sawada

Ryuichi Sawada

President, Sawada Lighting Design & Analysis Inc
Ryuichi Sawada was born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1964. After graduating from the College of Art and design, Scenography Studies at Musashino Art University, Sawada joined TL Yamagiwa Institute in 1987. In 1990, he participate din the founding of Lighting Planners Associates Inc and became a Director in 2000. In 2004, Sawada Lighting Design & Analysis Inc was established. | | Sawada has won awards such as: | Illuminating Engineering... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

2:00pm

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Designing the Perfect Hire

Successful managers know that finding the right people can make or break a firm. Mistakes can be expensive, not only in a monetary sense but in terms of staff morale. Join principals from two illustrious firms—Helen Diemer, FIALD, principal and president at the Lighting Practice, a lighting design practice based in Philadelphia and Sara Lappano, principal in the SmithGroupJJR engineering group in Washington, DC —in an interactive engaging session as they discuss what they look for when hiring that has made their firms so successful. Helen and Sara will not only share what they’ve done right but also what they’ve done wrong so you can learn from their mistakes.


Speakers
avatar for Helen Diemer

Helen Diemer

President, The Lighting Practice, Inc.
Helen Diemer joined The Lighting Practice in 1994 and became a principal of the firm in 1996 and president and majority shareholder in 2009. She has more than 30 years of experience designing lighting for a variety of public, corporate, university, healthcare, and retail environments. Through her participation in various professional association committees, she has contributed to numerous industry publications and standards, including... Read More →
avatar for Sara Lappano

Sara Lappano

Principal, Electrical Engineer, SmithGroupJJR
Sara Lappano draws on a wide base of experience in lighting design, electrical engineering, and construction for every project she works on. Her background in lighting design allows Sara to apply the highest aesthetic standards to her work, while her experience in the design of electrical systems and lighting controls ensures that the lighting and electrical systems not only look attractive, but also function precisely as the client intends... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

2:00pm

SCIENCE : Parametric Daylighting Tools Empower a New Design Partnership

Historically, daylighting design has required time intensive analysis relegating it as a reactive validation reserved for projects with extended design schedules and larger budgets. However, environmental analysis is critical to meeting increasingly stringent energy codes and forward-thinking sustainability targets like the 2030 challenge. In order to effectively influence a project, this analysis must be provided early in the design process when architects are shaping massing, orientation, program, and facade development. Parametric computational tools enable meaningful daylighting analysis to move at the speed of design. The responsiveness and flexibility of new parametric visual scripting interfaces allow daylighting design to provide customized analysis; from a validation task focused on crunching numbers to a holistic design partnership directed at surgically improving the overall design quality. This presentation will examine the partnership between architect and lighting designer focusing on one case study as the speakers describe the tools and workflow utilized and how this process allows daylighting design to be feasible, accessible, and valuable to a broad range of project types.


Speakers
avatar for Leland Curits Jr Associate IALD

Leland Curits Jr Associate IALD

Lighting Designer, SmithGroupJJR
Leland Curtis is a lighting designer with a background in both architectural design and building system engineering. This experience enables him to blend the artistic and technical aspects of specialty lighting design to craft solutions that use both electric light and natural daylight. As part of his design process he explores and implements data-driven parametric workflows to better inform sustainable architectural design. His project related... Read More →
avatar for Sven Shockey

Sven Shockey

Principal, SmithGroupJJR
Sven Shockey brings nearly 20 years of experience in planning, interiors, and architectural design. A Principal at SmithGroupJJR, Sven has led the planning and design of a variety of projects including large-scale mixed-use development master plans, base buildings, and numerous interior fit-outs across the United States.  Among the notable designs in his career are the Washington National Cathedral Visitor Gateway and the University of... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room: Key 6

3:00pm

3:00pm

Student Portfolio Review
Calling all professional architectural lighting designers! Bring your expertise to the South Corner of the East Foyer at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, 9 October to meet with student attendees and share your feedback on their portfolios and work. Students use this networking break as a chance to discuss their ideas, get feedback on past and current projects, and even seek potential internships and jobs. 

Friday October 9, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: East Foyer/South Corner Foyer

3:30pm

Lighting Cross Talk
Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Rooms: Key 7 + 8

3:30pm

Student Workshop

This talk will demystify the lighting distribution channel. You will learn how your fixtures make it from your specifications into the field and the many things that can go right or wrong in between. You will gain a better understanding of how to budget your projects in design and protect your specifications during construction. 


Speakers
avatar for Lara Cordell

Lara Cordell

Director of Technology, Wiedenbach Brown
Lara Cordell has been involved in the lighting industry for 14 years. She received her Masters of Science in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center.  Prior to joining Wiedenbach Brown, Lara was an award-winning lighting designer and Vice President of a start-up manufacturing company.  Six years ago, Lara joined WB, to develop their Owner Direct Lighting Procurement program with outreach to the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room: Key 6

5:30pm

5:30pm

Young Professionals Networking Hour
Sponsors

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room: Key 2

5:30pm

Educators Networking Hour + Trust Ambassador Information Session
All educators - IALD members and otherwise - are invited to this special networking hour in the Key 1 Ballroom.

Additionally, any lighting designers interested in the IALD Education Trust Ambassador program, which pairs a designer with a school of lighting design to provide mentoring and information about the architectural lighting design profession to interested students, should feel free to attend and chat about the program over drinks. 

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room: Key 1

7:00pm

Friday Evening Reception, Sponsored by Acuity Brands
Sponsors

Friday October 9, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Maryland Science Center 601 Light Street
 
Saturday, October 10
 

8:00am

Saturday Morning Buffet Breakfast
Saturday October 10, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Rooms: Key 7 + 8

8:00am

9:00am

ART : How Science Impacts Art : Intelligent Lighting Design for Video Games and Beyond

Lighting design plays a very important role in how people experience an environment: physical or virtual. It serves many roles at the aesthetic, functional as well as the narrative levels. It helps direct attention, establish good visibility, evoke emotions, set the atmosphere, and provide depth. All these are important for digital media, and specifically game design. In this talk Dr. Seif El-Nasr will discuss how she delivers the aesthetic environments that fulfill a designer’s intent given psychological theories of attention and affect. She will talk about the experimental studies conducted to understand users’ experience in virtual environments and how, based on these studies, they were able to augment psychological theories and use them to develop adaptive systems to deliver the art of the game, specifically in terms of lighting color, setup, and dynamic properties all to enhance the users’ experience. She has also been able to apply these techniques to the physical stage and use it for a dance performance. In this talk, Dr. Seif El-Nasr will discuss the systems developed and how they impacted the users’ experience.


Speakers
avatar for Magy Seif El-Nasr PhD

Magy Seif El-Nasr PhD

Associate Professor, Director of the Game Educational Programs and Research, Northeastern University
Dr. Magy Seif El-Nasr is an associate Professor in the Colleges of Computer and Information Sciences and Arts, Media and Design, where she directs the Playable Innovative Technologies Lab. Her research focuses on the development of new methods and techniques for adapting interactive virtual experiences.  She has worked on developing new intelligent lighting design methods that has been used in virtual environments as well as interactive... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

9:00am

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Agents of Change for Lighting Education

Lighting education faces new and exciting challenges and we face a unique opportunity to develop stronger critical design discipline. Design studies across disciplines are adapting to complex problems and changing contexts and aim at preparing students to understand, contribute to, and succeed in a rapidly changing society. Nowadays, curricular models offer content and structures to incubate skill sets beyond those offered by traditional curricula such as resource conservation, sustainable practices, community participation, and collaborative problem solving. What qualities should lighting education manifest? The speaker will illustrate how we can learn from current trends and demonstrate how a more widespread fluency in light– e.g. the physics of light and materials, the physiology of vision and light and health- complements a renewed understanding of what constitutes “design.”

THIS SESSION SPONSORED BY GE LIGHTING.


Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Rozot Educator IALD

Nathalie Rozot Educator IALD

Founder, PhoScope
Nathalie Rozot is the recipient of prestigious awards, grants and fellowships, and she is the founder of PhoScope, think tank on light.. She has taught lighting in several international masters programs since 2000. She is part-time professor at Parsons where she teaches thesis, and she has developed and taught landscape lighting workshops in Versailles and Lille. Nathalie has published and lectured globally on social and critical issues in... Read More →

Sponsors


Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

9:00am

SCIENCE : New Color Quality Design for Attractive Lighting

Vision experiments were conducted recently using NIST Spectrally Tunable Lighting Facility (STLF) to determine quantitatively the most preferred white points across the Planckian locus and the levels of object color saturation (vividness) in a typical interior room setting. Subjects evaluated color appearance of real fruits, vegetables, their skin tones, and the whole room under various light settings. The results showed that the chromaticity below Planckian locus (Duv≈ -0.015) much outside the range of ANSI C78.377 and lights enhancing chroma at a level of C*ab ≈ 5 (Ra≈ 85) on the average are most preferred. These results indicate that the current standards are unduly restricting color quality design, excluding possibilities of more preferred lighting products. The two-metric system in IES TM-30 tries to address this issue but will not be sufficient to meet the needs fully. A color preference metric and additional specifications for preferred white points will be needed to allow development of possible new products that may provide more comfortable or attractive lighting. Needs for such research and future standards work are also discussed in CIE. 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yoshi Ohno

Dr. Yoshi Ohno

NIST Fellow, Sensor Science Division, NIST
Dr. Yoshi Ohno is a NIST Fellow at Sensor Science Division of NIST in USA. He has wide range of research in photometry and colorimetry, with recent focus on measurement and color quality of solid state lighting (SSL). Specific projects of interest include integrating sphere, luminous flux measurement, colorimetry of light sources, color rendering, spectroradiometry, photometry of flashing lights, and solid state lighting. | Ohno is very... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Room: Key 6

10:00am

10:30am

ART : Did You Give the World Some Love Today, Baby?

This session is intended first and foremost to inspire those who will attend and to give new perspectives on what lighting design can be. The presenters’ main focus is on the social dimension of lighting design: to work with and for the people, in particular those in socially disadvantaged areas. Social problems cannot be eliminated with lighting design, but design can make cities more enjoyable and safer for those who live there. We will discuss the importance of involving the community in the actual design of their environment. We will also examine how to determine what is unique to each area and discuss how to strengthen and highlight cultural differences so that end users feel proud of where they live.


Speakers
avatar for Joran Linder

Joran Linder

Olsson & Linder
Olsson & Linder is a designer duo who for more than fifteen years has moved between the boundary of art and lighting design. Together, we have extensive experience in a range of projects, primarily in various types of outdoor environments, often created in a participatory process. Our projects have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Olsson & Linder is also frequently hired as inspiring speakers and organizers of... Read More →
avatar for Erik Olsson

Erik Olsson

Olsson & Linder
Olsson & Linder is a designer duo who for more than fifteen years has moved between the boundary of art and lighting design. Together, we have extensive experience in a range of projects, primarily in various types of outdoor environments, often created in a participatory process. Our projects have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Olsson & Linder is also frequently hired as inspiring speakers and organizers of... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

10:30am

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Communicating Design

How does the lighting designer communicate design – through words, drawings, and photographs. Words are the instruments that describe content, drawings communicate intent, and photographs capture the built environment. Join our panel as they discuss these three ways of communicating to convey design concepts and market yourself to prospective clients and employers, especially in our fast paced mobile society. Dwayne Waggoner will discuss the language of light and how its evolution is essential to the profession; Charles Thompson, IALD, a lighting designer and architect with 30 years of practice, will demonstrate lighting drawings from conceptual sketches to details; and Emad Hasan, Associate IALD, will discuss the importance of photography and its ability to evoke powerful emotions.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Thompson IALD

Charles Thompson IALD

Vice President, ARCHILLUME
Charles Thompson, IALD, founder and Vice President of ARCHILLUME, is a Fellow in the AIA and an interior designer. He is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society. He is one of the first lighting professionals to receive LIGHTING CERTIFICATION from the NCQLP. Being a principal of ARCHILLUME LIGHTING DESIGN, INC. since 1985, Charles has little recollection of... Read More →
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Emad Hasan Associate IALD

Associate, The Lighting Practice, Inc.
Emad Hasan joined The Lighting Practice in 2005 after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University where he obtained a Bachelor in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Lighting Design and also a Minor in Architectural Studies.  Emad has a keen interest in art and photography which he uses to help guide him through the design process.   In 2015, Emad was promoted to an Associate, acting as the senior designer on a wide... Read More →
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Dwayne Waggoner

Lighting Designer, Lichtvision
Dwayne Waggoner studied engineering with an emphasis in architecture and structures at the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obsipo. It was after graduating when he worked as an assistant to the lighting designer at John Levy Lighting Productions in Los Angeles that he found his interest in architectural lighting design. After almost two years working in lighting design, Dwayne began the Master of Architectural Lighting Design at... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

10:30am

SCIENCE : Ethics in Lighting Design

We live in an amazing time. Science and design are colliding and expanding our knowledge of cause and effect. The physiology and neuroscience of lighting leave the designer with an ethical debate. What is our responsibility when designing? What is reasonable to account for? What is beyond our reach? This session grew out of a chance conversation that a lighting designer had with a bio-ethicist following Enlighten Americas 2014’s keynote address discussing the new neuroscience of architecture. The speakers will debate the true implications of lighting design questions such as circadian rhythm and our influence through electric lighting, glare’s impact of human interaction, etc. This session will explore the questions any designer must ask about the ethics of their design.


Speakers
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David Ghatan IALD

PRESIDENT, C. M. Kling & Associates
David has worked in architectural lighting for the past fourteen years and theatrical design for the past eighteen. He currently serves as IALD Treasurer and on the Credentialing Task Force. In the past, he has served as coordinator for the Washington, DC USA chapter, and also served on the Enlighten Americas Programme Advisory Group in 2009 and 2010. David has worked closely with the IALD Public Policy initiatives in meetings with legislators... Read More →
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Meg Larkin

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Department of Bioethics


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room: Key 6

12:00pm

IALD Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Speakers
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Barbara Horton FIALD

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc.


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rooms: Key 7 + 8

1:30pm

ART : Cinematography and Storytelling With Light

Cinematography: the art of lighting and photographing a movie. Translated into animation, how does this work? In this insightful talk, Pixar Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg will shed light on the magic of cinematography in animated film and how the creative freedom computers allow must be harnessed for ultimate storytelling.


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Danielle Feinberg

Director of Photography - Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios
Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997 on the feature film A Bug’s Life. She quickly discovered her love for lighting and went on to light on many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., the Academy Award®-winning Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and WALL•E. Most recently, Feinberg completed work as the Director of Photography for Lighting on... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

1:30pm

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Certified Lighting Designer Update

David Becker, Chair of the CLD Commission, will present on the importance, value and ambition of the Credential as a global mark of proficiency, followed by an interactive session taking designers through the steps of the application process.

The session is intended to give an overview of the CLD current status, and provide useful tips on how to approach an application, providing an opportunity for attendees to ask questions on the mechanics of submitting an application. 


Speakers
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David Becker Associate IALD

David Becker Design
David’s career originated in the Visual Effects department of the BBC where he designed and built special devices for television programmes. His career evolved into Production Designer with London Weekend Television (LWT), as well as independent Art Director commissions in advertising. In 1992 David moved to Australia and after working on an international film at the Gold Coast studios he made a career transition to architectural lighting... Read More →


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Saturday October 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

1:30pm

SCIENCE : In Search of Circadia - CANCELLED DUE TO SPEAKER UNAVAILABILITY

A look at how 'pop' science is influencing the work of lighting designers. Solid research is limited and a lot of what is published is either not well researched or has a commercial slant. This is not intended to be a scientific talk but rather to explore how lighting designers can make the best of utilising lighting to influence circadian rhythms or not.


Speakers
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Kevin Theobald

Director, GIA Equation
Kevin Theobald has worked for the past 20 years for major London based design practices during which time he has been associated with a number of award winning schemes. He has 30 years experience in lighting, with a background in theatre and museum lighting. Kevin is a regular contributor to lighting journals and has been a speaker at a number of design profession conferences around the World. Kevin is past President of the IALD having previously... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SESSION CANCELLED

1:30pm

SCIENCE: Quantifying Color: A Path Forward

This presentation will describe the process and results of the IES Color Metric Task Group's work to develop a recommended color rendition metric. Group members will be present to discuss the novel features of the evaluation system, how it compares and relates to other ongoing efforts, best practices and remaining limitations, and the path forward as the lighting industry transitions from existing metrics to more complete and accurate measures. A tutorial will be provided so that various constituents are comfortable in calculating values and interpreting the results.


Speakers
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Michael Royer

Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Royer is a lighting engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where for the past four years he has worked on the U.S. Department of Energy's solid-state lighting program. He focuses on technology development issues, helping to improve product performance through research, testing, standards development, and engagement with various elements of the lighting industry. Michael is a member of the Illuminating Engineering... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room: Key 6

2:40pm

ART : Planning From the Ground Up

This paper explores theoretical and practical alternatives to urban lighting master-plan approaches. Taking urban theorist Roger Sherman’s notion of “radical incrementalism” as its point of departure, the paper discusses lighting design strategies that “utilizes accumulation as a means of producing character and identity” over time. A framework based on accumulation promises coherence across vast urban fields in ways that are different than master-planning because they “celebrate the unknowns of taste, value, use and support.” Urban lighting projects, typically accomplished over years, can be sites of bewildering uncertainty: unpredictable sources of financing; shifts in administration, public processes, and stakeholder confidence; changes in design teams and environmental regulations; as well as unanticipated climactic events such as flooding. To respond effectively to these changes—and, wherever possible, to celebrate them— requires a “legible and resilient framework that can over time absorb design and development initiatives by others while retaining its identity.”

Robust strategies for developing lighting designs based on frameworks of accumulation that help municipalities and campuses feel livable, appealing, stimulating, and safe will be discussed. Case studies reviewed are: the Connective Corridor in Syracuse, NY, the Bridgeport Waterfront in Bridgeport, CT, The Menil Collection Campus in Houston, TX, and “Lighting the Way Home” an interdisciplinary collaboration between the YMCA and Arts on the Block, a non-profit community-based arts program in Montgomery County, Maryland. All four case studies demonstrate how impact can accumulate over time while celebrating the unknowns and unpredictability of lighting the urban environment.


Speakers
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Linnaea Tillett

Founder and Principal, Tillett Lighting Design Inc.
Linnaea Tillett, Ph.D. founded her firm, Tillett Lighting Design, 32 years ago, and has become one of the most respected, creative and thoughtful practitioners of the art of lighting design today. She holds a doctorate in environmental psychology and her innovative approach incorporates a thorough understanding of the perceptual, behavioral and psychological effects of light. As a designer and public artist who brings this unique background to... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Rooms: Key 11 + 12

2:40pm

PROFESSIONAL TOOLS : Your Fee : Not What to Charge, But How to Figure It Out

To be a great lighting designer, you have to stay in business. To stay in business, you have to know how to formulate a fee proposal. This session will explore various methods of developing fee proposals such as Lump Sum, Hourly, Cost Plus, among others. Other less scientific models include "Gazing at the Stars"; "What the Traffic Will Bear" and "Including the Aggravation Factor”. This session will focus on how to determine your fee, not what to do. David Mintz managed a successful lighting design practice for forty years and will share with you what he learned and what he learned not to do.


Speakers
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David Mintz FIALD

Founder and Principal, Lighting Consultant
David A. Mintz is the founder and principal of The Mintz Lighting Group Inc. He is a founder and Fellow of the IALD, served on the Board of Directors and was the first Chair of the College of Fellows. He is a recipient of the IALD Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Mintz is a Fellow Emeritus of the IES and also served on the Board of Fellows. His work includes some of the most recognized projects in the United States including the Leonard P. Zakim... Read More →



Saturday October 10, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Rooms: Key 3 + 4

2:40pm

SCIENCE : Color Tuning Luminaires : How to Evaluate Them, How To Control Them

This presentation seeks to anticipate what a V3.0 lighting environment will look like. How might lighting be made? What are the challenges faced in designing, making and profiting from this change? The speaker, Naomi Miller, FIALD, intends to explore these questions through developing a product and documenting the process, following development from conceptual images through 3D modelling to physical models. As 3D printing becomes more accessible, how does this affect the pricing strategy of Lighting 3.0? Can the design value of an object be separated from the cost of physically making it? Could there be a shift to an "App Store" style market place for digital lighting products? Naomi will explore these questions as she looks at the business models of Lighting 3.0.


Speakers
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Naomi Miller

Senior Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Flicker, Lighting Quality, Color Tuning, Application of Color Metrics, Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting, Glare, Photometric distribution from luminaires.... Why I love NY, Stuff and things!



Saturday October 10, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room: Key 6

3:40pm

4:15pm

Closing Session : Light This!

LIGHT THIS! Same name, new concept and an even better experience for you.

Light This! at Enlighten Americas offers lighting designers at all levels the opportunity to get creative in a collaborative and competitive hands-on design charrette. With cocktails in hand, this year’s participants will have exactly 1 hour to construct an innovative light source out of limited supplies, while using only the flashlight function of their smartphones to light their materials. Rules are minimal and anything goes – and we mean ANYTHING! As in other years, there will be winners… based on a people’s vote!


Saturday October 10, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Rooms: Key 7 + 8

7:00pm