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11-13 OCTOBER 2018
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is seeking experts to present at Enlighten Americas 2018. Enlighten Americas will be held on 11-13 October 2018 at the Motif Seattle, in Seattle, Washington USA. Presentations will be accepted online at ialdenlightenamericas2018cfp.hubb.me.
The two-day Enlighten Americas 2018 conference will follow a three-track system, featuring courses in the Art, Science and Professional Tools Tracks.
IALD is also seeking proposals for two hands-on workshops: a STUDENT WORKSHOP (2 hours in length) and an ADVANCED workshop for Lighting Designers (2-4 hours in length). Session proposals must include hands-on activities but can also include a lecture and group discussion.
Past successful workshops have included assessing lighting measurement tools and crafting human-centered spaces. Future potential topics could include:
IALD encourages submission of many session formats, including lectures, group discussions, panels, workshops, breakouts and much more. Share as many details about your proposed format as possible in your proposal to allow the Content Advisory Group to determine the best time slot for your session.
PLEASE NOTE: Enlighten Americas is a no product show. Speakers cannot promote one product line over another or demonstrate with equipment from just one manufacturer.
SUBMITTAL DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS
The IALD Enlighten Americas conference is intended to challenge traditional thought, identify trends/current pressures and motivate attendees to think “outside the box.” Seminars and workshops should be aimed at an experienced/advanced level. The audience will include lighting specifiers, lighting manufacturers and representatives, as well as architects, interior designers, educators and students.
Speakers may submit sessions for 30, 60 or 90 minutes or for the longer workshops. Attendees respond positively to mixed-type and interactive formats, where they can be involved in the discussion. Sessions must include time for questions and answers. All 90-minute or longer sessions must include some type of interactivity such as hands-on activities, small group discussion, etc.
SUBMITTAL AND ACCEPTANCE
To be considered as an Enlighten Americas 2018 speaker, you must submit your proposal to the IALD by 2 January 2018.
SPEAKER COMPENSATION Each speaker will receive the following:
If accepted as a speaker for Enlighten Americas 2018, you will agree to provide an electronic copy of your complete presentation no later than 15 September 2018 for inclusion in the conference proceedings materials.
PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 2 JANUARY 2018.
QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Nissen, IALD Director of Training + Professional Development, at the IALD headquarters office by calling + 1 312 527 3677 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.