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IESANZ Conference

04 Mar 2019

The early bird member rates are open for the inaugural IESANZ Light in Focus: Human-Centred Design 2019 event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 21st -22nd November 2019.

International keynote speakers
Dr Mariana Figueiro, Director, Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has also served as Light and Health Program Director at the LRC since 1999 and is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research, along with the AARP-sponsored publication ‘Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence', which provides guidelines for the design of lighting to meet the needs of older adults. Her research is regularly featured in US media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. She has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.

Dr Mark Rea, Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He served as Director of the LRC from 1988 to 2017. He is well known for his research in circadian photo-biology, mesopic vision, psychological responses to light, lighting engineering, and visual performance and is the author of more than 300 scientific and technical articles related to vision, lighting engineering, and human factors and was the editor-in-chief of the 8th and 9th editions of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Handbook. Dedicated to the notion that our society undervalues light because we do not properly measure its benefits, his recent book ‘Value Metrics for Better Lighting' brings together a wide range of research to illustrate how the effective use of light can benefit society and the environment.

Dr Kit Cuttle, lighting educator, designer and author. During a long career, he has held the positions of Head of Graduate Education in Lighting at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Senior Lecturer at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Auckland, and the Victoria University of Wellington; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK. He is the author of three books: Lighting by Design; Light for Art's Sake and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach. His recent awards include the Society of Light and Lighting 2017 Lighting Award; the Professional Lighting Design 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the SLL 2013 Leon Gaster Award for his Lighting Research & Technology paper, A New Direction for General Lighting Practice.

Dr Motoharu Takao, studied Medical Physiology from Osaka University in Japan. He studied the physiology of the visual system at Brown University in the United States as a postdoc. With his mentor, Professor David Berson, he found novel retinal cells that set circadian rhythm in 2000. Currently, Motoharu Takao is a professor at Tokai University, Japan, at which he is conducting research activities in the areas of physiological bases of circadian lighting, neuromodulation of visual perception, and emotional responses to virtual reality experiences.

Dr Luc Schlangen, Principal Scientist Light & Health, elected Director CIE Division 6 for 2019-2023 Lighting Applications Research. He has worked for more than 10 years as scientist and project leader at Philips Research in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After this he was appointed Program Manager Light, Health & Well-being at the headquarters of Philips Lighting. Currently he is Principal Scientist at the Lighting Applications research department at Signify (new name for Philips Lighting) in Eindhoven. He is chair of the JTC9 standardization committee of the international commission on Illumination CIE, that has published a standard (CIE S 026/E:2018) on new metrology to quantify light for responses beyond vision. He is elected Director for CIE Division 6 "Photobiology and Photochemistry for the period 2019-2023.

IESANZ Workshop
IESANZ will be offering delegates the chance to attend an intimate pre-conference workshop led by international keynote speakers Dr Figueiro and Dr Rea.

The workshop, titled ‘Specifying, Measuring and Applying Human Centric Lighting', will run across one-day (Wednesday the 20th November). The goal will be to provide attendees with the latest research in human centric lighting as it can be applied. This is an exclusive IESANZ Conference event that will only be available to delegates who have purchased full 2-day registration. The workshop has an additional fee.



For the latest conference details visit: www.iesanz.org/education/lighting-conference-2  




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