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Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2017

01 November 2017 10:00 - 04 November 2017 16:00

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
2 Place de la Porte Maillot
Île-de-France, Paris


CPD Hours

PLDC 2017 Official Knowledge Partner

For the PLDC Paris edition, the organisers are proud to announce that the conference format has been modernised in accordance with feedback provided by an international Think Tank and other partners. PLDC remains a four-track conference, but the structure has been amended slightly so that the audience will only have to select between three papers at the same time, instead of four. The Research track has been split into two and will feature 20-minute papers on research findings from independent researchers and designers plus cutting-edge R&D input. The amended conference format does not mean we are losing on the number of speakers, but rather raises the overall quality of the conference.

PLDC 2017 will take place in Paris, one of the world’s greatest cities, and will be held at the Palais des Congrès – a modern convention centre that claims to be the largest in Europe. Located at the end of the Champs Élysées, with close access to the Périphérique, the venue is ideally positioned within the city. It has its own metro station for easy access and has a number of high and medium class hotels close by for attendees’ comfort and convenience.  For more information see here

For further details of the PLDC warm-up events, please click here

About PLDC

PLDC 2017 will mark a further step in the pursuit to gain official recognition of the architectural lighting design profession. The chosen location for this event will be Paris, the most visited city worldwide!  The French capital looks forward to playing a significant role in supporting PLDC 2017, and the PLDC organisers will be cooperating with key persons in the Paris Municipality to take the event to a new level. Paris was one of the first cities to start using street lights during the Great Exhibition of 1889, and was promptly referred to as the City of Light. The city fathers now have the chance to regain the title in the modern sense as the “City of Light 4.0”. By the year 2020, Paris is planning to change its public lighting system radically. In future, more emphasis will be placed on the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

For more information about this event, please contact the Society of Light and Lighting

Email: Telephone: 0208 772 3685