The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has announced Enlighten Americas 2020 and Enlighten Europe 2020 events will be held online. Enlighten Americas 2020 Online will be held on Oct. 21-22, 2020, and Enlighten Europe 2020 Online will be held Nov. 18-19, 2020, this year. IALD Enlighten events are leading international lighting design experiences that bring the international lighting design community together for inspiration, learning and connections.
“This year, IALD will be offering something very different from our previous in-person Enlighten events. The online space has given us the opportunity to bring the international lighting community together in a more inclusive way than ever before. We can now offer the opportunity for any lighting professional to attend Enlightens 2020 Online who may have not been able to travel to attend the inperson events,” says IALD CEO, Marsha L. Turner, CAE. “We look forward to creating a unique online experience that inspires and fosters the international and personal connections that IALD is known for.”
Created for and by architectural lighting designers, both Enlighten Americas 2020 Online and Enlighten Europe 2020 Online are designed to bring our lighting community together in exciting ways at a time when staying connected matters most. The Enlighten events blend experts in lighting, panels, virtual exhibit rooms, engaging breakout discussions, special social hours and more. Members of the international lighting community can participate from the comfort of home or office.
The Enlighten events are known for community building—the connections you make and keep after the events. And this year we have paid attention to providing connection opportunities through live discussions, interactive breaks, happy hours and social time to build connections with designers, colleagues and friends from around the world.
The IALD is continuing the Lighting Cross Talk where lighting designers join lighting manufacturers in small groups for focused discussion about future product designs and needs in the marketplace. This year, Lighting Cross Talk will be held online for the first time. Additionally, IALD is hosting virtual exhibit rooms for sponsors to connect directly with interested attendees during the event.
More information will be made available about Enlighten Americas 2020 Online and Enlighten Europe 2020 Online when registration opens in September.