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IALD Enlighten Americas 2012 Call for Presentations

The IALD has issued the call for presentations for its 2012 Enlighten Americas conference to be held Oct. 11-13, 2012, in Vancouver. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 9, 2012. The conference theme, Speaking of Light, "reflects a need for the architectural lighting design community to refocus on those important discussions on the evolving nature of the art and science of architectural lighting design." Although the conference will follow the same three-track system that has been employed at past Enlighten gatherings, the tracks have been renamed under the headings: Art, Science, and Professional Tools. To download the submission guidelines go to Read more

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Light Speed

Lighting designer Galina Zbrizher's solution for illuminating Vancouver's new Canada Line rapid-transit rail system is as straightforward a design as it is complex. Read more

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DOE Announces 2009 Solar Decathlon Teams and Dates

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced this year's participants and dates for the 2009 Solar Decathlon Read more

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2006 IALD Elections

The IALD Nominations and Elections Committee has announced the line-up for its 2006 elections. For both director at large and the membership committee posts, two positions are available. The nominees for director at large are: David Bird, Vision Design Studio, Melbourne, Australia; Kenneth Douglas, Illumination Arts, Bloomfield, New Jersey; and Janet Nolan, JS Nolan & Associates Lighting Design, San Francisco. Nominees for the membership committee are: Edward Bartholomew, Studio Lux, Seattle; Faith Baum, Illumination Arts, Bloomfield; Ulrike Brandi, Ulrike Brandi Licht, Hamburg, Germany; Giuilio Pedota, Schuler Shook, Chicago; and Douglas Welch, Douglas Welch Design Associates, Vancouver, Canada. Brochures and ballots will be sent to all voting members in October. For more information, visit Read more

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IALD Conference Addresses Energy Codes and students

the trajectory of energy codes and mobilization of the next generation of lighting designers were dominant themes at the Fifth Annual IALD Education Conference, held October 21 to 22 in Alexandria, Virginia. The conference saw double the attendance of the 2004 event held in Vancouver-with almost 200 attendees representing eight countries. In addition to 12 sessions addressing topics in two tracks (professional development, and new technology and design), activities like the second annual Lighting Cross Talk and the Town Hall Meeting, also held for the second time, encouraged interesting and productive dialogue on a range of lighting-related topics. Read more

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