Courtesy IALD

The International Association of Lighting Designers has announced its lineup for its Enlighten Americas 2017 Conference, which will take place Oct. 12 – 14 at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, Colo. Register at

The Enlighten conference program features educational seminars by lighting design professionals organized in three concurrent tracks—Art, Science, and Professional Tools.

This year’s conference offers an expanded program of pre-conference events, such as a walking tour of Denver on Wednesday October 11 and hosted by the IALD Rocky Mountain chapter, and a RSVP-required workshop, Measuring Lighting in the Field, led by Craig Bernecker.

Additionally, the program will feature two keynote speakers. The opening keynote will be given by cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC/AIC on Friday October 13. He has worked in TV and film. His film credits include Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, Leaves of Grass, and The Host.

The closing keynote on Saturday October 14 will be presented by electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Known for his interactive installations, he was the first artist to represent Mexico at the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Confirmed speakers for the various seminar sessions include Barbara Horton, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, New York; Andrew Mackinnon, Gabriel Mackinnon Lighting Design, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada; Andreas Schulz, Licht Kunst Licht, Berlin and Bonn, Germany; Nancy Clanton, Clanton and Associates, Boulder, Colo.; Ted Mather, Available Light, New York, and Randy Burkett, Randy Burkett Lighting Design, St. Louis.

For the full Enlighten Americas 2017 conference schedule, click here.

Any questions related to the conference should be addressed to Kelly Ashmore, IALD manager of meetings + professional relations, at [email protected].