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3 - 5 OCTOBER 2019
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is seeking experts to present at Enlighten Americas 2019. Enlighten Americas will be held on 3 - 5 October 2019 at the Hotel Albuquerque, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Presentations are only accepted online.
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert. Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Old Town is filled with historic adobe buildings. Albuquerque is home to the world-renowned Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The Balloon Fiesta—which, with almost 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is from 5 -13 October 2019.
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town delights travelers with a distinctive blend of historic grandeur and contemporary comfort. The landmark Albuquerque luxury hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town, a unique location in a historic district within 15 minutes of Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. Within walking distance are historic landmarks, restaurants, local shopping favorites, and many other things to do in Albuquerque.
2019 celebrates 50 years of the IALD. The Enlighten Americas conference will be the cumulation of the year long celebration marking the IALD’s 50th anniversary. The theme for the 2019 conference will be:
Celebrating the Power of Light – Honoring the past, celebrating the present and looking to the future.
The Content Advisory Group which selects the speakers and sessions for the Enlighten conference will be looking for session topics that fit this theme.
The three-day Enlighten Americas 2019 conference will offer workshops and other meetings on the first day and then follow a three-track system, featuring courses in the Art, Science and Professional Tools Tracks for the 2nd and 3rd days.
IALD is also seeking proposals for three hands-on ADVANCED workshops for Lighting Designers (2-4 hours in length). Session proposals must include hands-on activities but can also include a lecture and group discussion.
Past successful workshops have included assessing lighting measurement tools and crafting human-centered spaces. Future potential topics could include:
IALD encourages submission of many session formats, including lectures, group discussions, panels, workshops, breakouts and much more. Share as many details about your proposed format as possible in your proposal to allow the Content Advisory Group to determine the best time slot for your session.
PLEASE NOTE: Enlighten Americas is a no product show. Speakers cannot promote one product line over another or demonstrate with equipment from just one manufacturer.
SUBMITTAL DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS
The IALD Enlighten Americas conference is intended to challenge traditional thought, identify trends/current pressures and motivate attendees to think “outside the box.” Seminars and workshops should be aimed at an experienced/advanced level. The audience will include lighting specifiers, lighting manufacturers and representatives, as well as architects, interior designers, educators and students.
Speakers may submit sessions for 60 or 90 minutes or for the longer workshops. Attendees respond positively to mixed-type and interactive formats, where they can be involved in the discussion. Sessions must include time for questions and answers. All 90-minute or longer sessions must include some type of interactivity such as hands-on activities, small group discussion, etc.
SUBMITTAL AND ACCEPTANCE
To be considered as an Enlighten Americas 2019 speaker, you must submit your proposal to the IALD by 7 January 2019.
SPEAKER COMPENSATION Each speaker will receive the following:
If accepted as a speaker for Enlighten Americas 2019, you will agree to provide an electronic copy of your complete presentation no later than 15 September 2019 for inclusion in the conference proceedings materials.
PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 7 JANUARY 2019.
QUESTIONS If you have any questions, please contact Theresa Nissen, IALD Director of Training + Professional Development, at the IALD headquarters office by calling + 1 312 527 3677 or by sending an email to email@example.com.