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 2007

PLDC 2009 will take place in Berlin in October 2009

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

Comments on PLDC 2007

My congratulations on the advanced success of the event. PLDC 2007 was an event full of energy, the passion for light was present everywhere! Beyond the numerical facts, it was quite an occasion to get in direct touch with people working in lighting from all around the world and involving many disciplines. Groups of people sharing information and experiences included students, architects, technical specialists, academics and many of the big names in lighting design, all around a common interest: lighting. I believe that the enthusiastic participation in London’s PLDC will be surpassed in the second edition in Berlin now that more people are getting involved globally in lighting design. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Victor Palacio/MX

Ideas en Luz

In my case I have been working with lighting design in a country too far away from where everything really happens in terms of technology and culture, so I have to say that this event is a great opportunity to keep in contact with state of the art of my business, as well the chance to improve my knowledge and to be up to date with new ideas, concepts and even exchange experience with professionals from around the world. That was exactly what happened in PLDC London and I am so sure that this next event will be much more productive and overwhelmed, that is the reason for flying 10.000 km to be present.

Neide Senzi/BR

Senzi Consultoria Luminotécnica

It‘s the best opportunity in the world to meet people that work with light in the same place at the same time! I expect to get a very broad view. People from all over the world, people with different interests and different topics and different specialities and I hope to learn some things I don’t know!

Iain Ruxton/UK

Speirs + Major

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!