Showlight is now inviting lighting designers and directors, associates, programmers,
scenographers, equipment manufacturers and others to submit their ideas for
conference papers for the 2017 programme. Now is your chance to be part of this
Clay Paky will be the main sponsor for Showlight 2017 which takes place at the
historic Palazzo dei Congressi in the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence, and
promises to be another unique chapter in the history of the Quadrennial. The
Palazzo has a large seated conference hall surrounded by an exhibition area where
up to 40 exhibitors will be located. Delegates will have plenty of time to visit the
stands, and exhibitors to attend the presentation of papers. A full programme of
visits to major and unusual cultural places is offered on the Monday afternoon.
A major part of the event is the conference programme and Showlight takes pride
in attracting a wide range of speakers on a broad range of subjects: from major
international lighting events to innovative use of lighting in the village hall; from
state of the art research to borrowing ideas from other lighting genres; from
Broadway award winners to student practitioners.
Showlight is now calling all lighting designers and directors, associates,
programmers, scenographers, equipment manufacturers and others to put forward
their ideas for conference papers for the 2017 programme.
Sessions should be 20 minutes in length to leave time for discussion and to enable
more topics to be covered.
Seven main topics have been chosen for broad interpretation, although other
categories may be explored:
• Description of INNOVATIVE LIGHTING DESIGNS
• UNUSUAL AND SPECIAL RIGS you have used
• “I TRIED THIS AND IT DIDN’T WORK’ – this could prove the most useful paper
• LIGHT SOURCES – new sources, unusual sources, sources of last resort
• IT’S MY DESIGN – and I’ll cry – or cheer – if I want to
• SPECIAL EFFECTS – how special, how effective?
• THE FUTURE AND THE PAST – techniques forgotten that could help us in the future
Video clips showing the range of speakers and topics from Showlight 2013 in Český
Krumlov can be found on the Showlight website at www.showlight.org.
Speakers at Showlight benefit from free registration which covers everything,
including access to all the seminar presentations, the trade show, full participation
in the visits programme, food and drink throughout the day and a place at the main
Conference Dinner on Monday evening. Showlight is pleased to offer a contribution
towards the Speakers’ travelling expenses.
To be considered as a speaker for Showlight 2017, please email the following
details to the Papers Committee at email@example.com.
Your name, contact details, a very brief summary of your professional background
and a short outline that gives the flavour of your proposed Paper.
Alternatively complete the online form at: www.showlight.org/papers.