PLDC 2017


The sixth Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2017 will take place in Paris, France from 1 – 4 November, 2017.

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 up to 90 professional papers given by high-profile speakers from the world of lighting design, architecture, research, city planning, daylight design and other related professions. Three tracks will be offering traditional 45-minute presentations, the Lighting Application Research track will adopt a new format comprising 20-minute scientific papers.

The motto of the 6th PLDC will be 'Shift happens!' – pointing to the dramatic changes on the lighting design landscape, the impact of digital technologies and the processes the design community will have to undergo to adjust to changing conditions. Substantial changes are anticipated in the public realm with regard to structural reorganisation. Lighting programmes in towns and cities in future will be addressing issues such as atmosphere and energy savings to the same extent.