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.
Dr. Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska is a lighting designer, researcher and educator. Barbara Bochnak is currently working for Arup in London/UK, responsible for developing strategy and business development plans.
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.
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.