About PLDC


What is PLDC all about?
 PLDC stands for Professional Lighting Design Convention. This biannual Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. PLDC stands for high quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities. PLDC is organised by VIA Events, the Educational Events Division of VIA-Verlag, the publishing house of the Professional Lighting Design magazine. Professional lighting associations and universities from around the world with Lighting Design programmes will be invited to partner the event, as will international Media, Partner Events and Partner Cities. This high-quality network guarantees to spread the word further and to reach newcomers and professionals from related fields of practice. The Professional Lighting Design Convention is recognised as the Thought Leadership Event for the lighting design community worldwide.


Gallery - PLDC 2011


PLDC 2013 will take place in Copenhagen in October 2013

The Professional Lighting Design Convention is recognised as the Thought Leadership Event for the lighting design community worldwide.

Comments on PLDC 2011

I was impressed by the quality of presenters and the enthusiastic turnout. Overall I had a great time and met some wonderful people. I hope that I get a chance to speak at the next PLDC.

Edward Bartholomew/US

I was delighted to be introduced to a broad range of perspectives on light and lighting and I felt especially gratifi ed to be among colleagues who were pursuing the deeper issues of how light affects us at what level, and what light can mean. Technology and product have an important role to play in advancing the luminous experience, but an understanding of light and lighting as we confront issues in the new world of “lean urbanism” is also critical. I look forward to more such discussions at the next event.

Dr. Linnaea Tillett/US

Tillett Lighting Design Associates, Inc.

The PLDC 2011 was an exciting conference with lighting experts from around the world. Different topics from technical solutions to the infl uence of light on health were presented and discussed. I was overwhelmed by the variety and depth of the papers. It is hard to make a good selection from all the interesting papers and I had to miss some really interesting lectures. As an architect I made some good connections to the industry and met some exciting lighting designers for future projects. Also I learned a lot about state-of-theart technology and future developments.

Dr. Alexander Rieck/DE

LAVA Architects

VIA Verlag

The mission of the VIA Publishing Company is to provide high-quality information, education and debate on all aspects of light and lighting in architecture to develop the quality of lighting in the architectural world. The vision of the VIA Publishing Company is to play a key role in the global lighting community as a leading provider of information and inspiration. We create opportunities for learning and networking.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us throughout the year!