The 4th International Research-to-Practice Conference on Lighting Design

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Russian creative association of lighting designers RULD and CLD ITMO University,  one of the leading educational and experimental project at ITMO University in the fields of science, art, technology and lighting design, announce The 4th International Research-to-Practice Conference Lighting Design – 2017. The event will be held at the high-tech New Stage complex of Alexandrinsky Theatre on October 12–13, 2017, where will be gathered the leading Russian and foreign experts from the fields of lighting design, architecture, design, multimedia, urbanism, art, IT and engineering

Lighting Design Conference – 2017 is unique annual international research-to-practice conference in St. Petersburg, which will develop in 2018–2030 with the perspective to 2050 as the center of Russian Lighting Culture according “The Complex Development Program of the city St. Petersburg” and due to collaboration ITMO University with city administration.

The main goal of the conference is to connect Science with Business through Art and Innovative technology to develop a competitive market of lighting design and produce new ideas and trends. Over 500 architects, lighting designers, engineers, IT and multimedia specialists, scientists, representatives of Russian government, top-managers, set designers, producers and artists are expected to attend the conference and discuss the theme “Identity” of the conference this year.

The two-day event features 4 general panel discussions, more than 20 presentations, workshops and lections conducted by the key Russian and foreign speakers. In addition to the main program are organized cultural and social events, as well as open lectures for a city to promote development of lighting culture and to improve knowledge of citizen in the field of science and light.

This year conference organizers support The First International Lighting Installations Competition for students and young professionals within the International Festival "Night of Lights in Gatchina", which will be held at Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum in St. Petersburg on the 12th of August in 2017 and present the best competition installations for 10 000 visitors of festival. As a result of the festival expert jury will define the winner of Competition. The Awards Ceremony will be given away as a part of The International Research-to-Practice Conference Lighting Design – 2017.

Last year The International Research-to-Practice Conference gathered 390 participants and attendees. 25% from them are top-managers and business owners. 41% — designers, lighting engineers, architects, artists, set designers, representatives of government, multimedia and IT market. 34% — scientists, students, professors and staff members of Universities and international laboratories. 8 countries presented foreign headliners from Germany, UK, USA, France, Hungary, Italy, Finland and Netherlands. How it was last year see on the link…

Cultural background of place

The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre (Naberezhnaia reki Fontanka 49A) forms part of the modern theater complex, which was designed by the well-known Russian architect Yury Zemtsov and was opened for Alexandrinsky Theatre in 2013. Main purpose of such extension of the oldest national stage in Russia was to create new, technologically advanced platform for development of the experimental, creative research directions. High-tech transformer stage, professional media center, rehearsal rooms, all these make the New Stage the most attractive venue for artists and researchers of the innovative technologies.

More detailed information about conference on http://cld.ifmo.ru/en/conference.

Already three years conference partners are

SPb GUP Lensvet


aledo LED systems


Cultural partners

The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre

Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum

Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg

Media partners

PLDC 2017

Interlight Moscow powered by Light + Building

St. Petersburg Design Week



Conference Team

E-mail: cld.conf@corp.ifmo.ru

Тел.: +7 965 001 15 32

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