The PLDC conference speakers are selected via paper submissions. Each paper submission is read and evaluated anonymously by three members of the Paper Reviewing Committee. The submissions are evaluated on the general quality and professionalism of the proposed paper, the suitability of the proposed paper to its declared track, the innovative character of the proposed paper’s contents and the absolute importance the jury ascribes to the topic of the proposed paper. Based on the evaluation points awarded by the Paper Reviewing Committee, the Steering Committee of PLDC selects the final (approximately) 70 papers for presentation.
Never before did an international conference programme for architectural lighting design offer such high-calibre speakers and important content for the development of the industry. PLDC 2017 in Paris sets new standards; the organisers are proud to present this year’s speakers.
Trained as an architectural engineer in Mexico City, Andrés Sánchez formerly collaborated with renowned architecture and lighting design studios in Mexico, where he played a key role in the concept and development phase as well as in the realisation of interior, landscape and stage lighting projects.
Over the past 30 years Christian Klinge has worked internationally on design concepts, project management, consultancy, and development within the field of lighting.Today Christian is Head of Innovation internationally, and responsible for the quality and constant development of the lighting solutions delivered.
Dario is an engineer and architect. He began specialising in lighting design towards the end of his studies and after gaining his Master’s degree in 2008. From 2008 to 2011 he collaborated with Studio GMS in Milan, where he was responsible for developing lighting masterplans and architectural lighting projects.
Richard has been heavily involved with lighting design, product design and production processes since the early nineties. With a varied academic background in engineering and business management, he not only does industrial work but also commits time and resources to training and development.
Vellachi is a lighting designer, light artist and design educator who works collaboratively to create work that is meaningful and affective to the human being. Currently she lives in Salt Lake City/US, where she is a Project Lighting Designer with Spectrum Engineers and an Associate Instructor at the School of Architecture, University of Utah.
Dr. Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska is a lighting designer, researcher and educator. Barbara Bochnak is an architect and urban designer and the founder of ITOLab.
Allan Ruberg is the Head of ÅF Lighting and a leading force in developing lighting design as a profession in Scandinavia. Over the past 30 years Christian Klinge has worked internationally within the field of lighting. He is the Head of Innovation at ÅF Lighting.
Prof. Susanne Brenninkmeijer has a part-time professorship at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Düsseldorf. She worked for over 15 years as a lighting designer in three of the most important German lighting design offices with projects in all over the world.
Sophie Stoffer is research assistant at Aarhus University, Werner Osterhaus is an architect and Professor at Aarhus University. Inger Erhardtsen has recently joined ÅF Lighting as a lighting designer.
Dr. Elke den Ouden has a background in Industrial Design Engineering and since 2013 has been working in the Innovation Management at TU/e. Dr. Rianne Valkenburg is an innovator, focussing on new technologival solutions that make sense for society.