Conference Speakers

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.

Ana Miran/UK

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Ana Teodora Miran, a Master’s student and design graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, is a dedicated and innovative lighting designer with a passion for inspirational yet practical designs.

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Richard Taylor/UK

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Richard Taylor is a First Class Honours Graduate with excellent linguistic skills and 16 years’ top-level experience of successful international marketing and business development in a highly competitive environment.

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Joe Vose/UK

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Joe Vose joined Light Bureau in 2012 and was involved in a broad range of projects in the UK and internationally. Alongside lighting design work Joe has created and organised workshops under the banner of #makesomelights.

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Birgit Bierbaum/DE

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Birgit Bierbaum’s work includes collaboration with international architects from the Middle East, Europe and the United States. She started at agLicht, spent four years working in Dubai and joined licht raum stadt planung in 2011.

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Colin Ball/UK

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From a background education in Architecture, Colin Ball has worked as a lighting designer for 20 years; with experience at Speirs + Major and Isometrix Lighting + Design prior to joining BDP in 2011.

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Stephen Willacy/DK

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Stephen Willacy has been working as chief city architect for Aarhus City Council for the past five years. In this position, he contributes towards continued innovation in the field of city planning, urban design and architectural quality.

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Dr. Heli Nikunen/FI

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Dr. Heli Nikunen comes from the field of stage lighting and she has been involved in a number of theatre, dance and new media projects. She is now active in the field of architectural lighting and is especially interested in museum lighting.

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