Professional Lighting Design Convention
Rådhuspladsen 3, 1550 Copenhagen, Denmark, CPH, Denmark
About PLDC PLDC stands for Professional Lighting Design Convention. This biannual Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Designers, lighting architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. PLDC stands for high quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities. PLDC is supported by major market players, associations, universities and industry. To date events have been held in - 2007 in London/UK - 2009 in Berlin/D - 2011 in Madrid/E Over the years PLDC has registered altogether more than 3000 attendees. In 2011 in Madrid PLDC brought together - 1200 attendees - representatives from 20 associations - representatives from 17 universities - an exhibition of 42 partners from the lighting industry - 11 media partners PLDC 2013 will held be in Copenhagen, Denmark. Based on the successful proven concept, PLDC will again be built around a three-day professional conference offering approximately 70 presentations given by high-profi le speakers. All submissions will be blind-reviewed by an independent jury of experts from the lighting business. The convention will also include invited Keynote Speakers, a sponsoring partners’ meeting area, pre-convention meetings, social events, selfrunning electronic poster presentations 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 2013 will comprise the next chapter in a history of successful conventions. The convention offers a communication platform for established lighting designers, researchers, students, manufacturers, city planners, architects and related professions to network, exchange and share knowledge and new approaches in the field of light and lighting. Through its simplicity, the motto for PLDC 2013 explains the position and situation the lighting design community finds itself in right now. Decisions taken to continue the process to establish the profession need to be pursued. An important cornerstone was laid in Madrid in the joint Industry Forum held by CELMA, ELC and PLDA, and moderated by the PLD magazine. In the next two years efforts will continue on different levels to achieve better conditions on the market and the next level of recognition for the architectural lighting designer as part of the value chain. PLDC 2013 marks the next significant step in achieving these goals.