Courtesy IALD

Two keynote talks will bookend the upcoming International Association of Lighting Designers’ (IALD) annual Enlighten Americas Conference, which will take place Oct. 11 – 13, 2018, at the Motif hotel in Seattle. Register at (late fees apply).

Architect and water-feature specialist Jim Garland, founder of Los Angeles-based Fluidity Design Consultants, will present the first keynote on Friday morning October 12. Titled “The Second Best Thing,” Garland will discuss the firm’s work, an international portfolio of water-feature design projects. Founded in 2002, the firm works with “…architects, landscape architects, institutions and developers in the realization of water features for many kinds of significant and delightful places.” Recent projects include the restoration of the historic fountains at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Penn., and the water features at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Glass and light artist Arlon Bayliss will deliver the closing keynote–“Play and Interplay”–on Saturday afternoon October 13. Bayliss, who trained at the Royal College of Art in London, will discuss his work, which features “…community-based, collaborative, outdoor works and large-scale interior architectural installations using dynamic forms and compositions in steel, glass and light.” Projects include “Beacon Bloom” in Carmel, Indiana and “Flight Wave” a dichroic glass sculpture at the Indianapolis International Airport.

For the full Enlighten Americas 2018 conference schedule and details, visit the conference page on the IALD website.