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 2015


PLDC 2017 will take place in Paris in November 2017

PLDC 2017 will mark a further step in the pursuit to officially establish the architectural lighting design profession. The chosen location for this event will be Paris, the most visited city worldwide! PLDC 2017 is expected to attract more than 1700 attendees from all over the world. Professionals from different fields of practice and research will be coming together to discuss and exchange ideas, approaches and concepts. This international and interdisciplinary understanding of lighting design supports the continuing process to gain recognition for this specialist discipline and for the profession as a whole. Strategic partnerships are in preparation.

Comments on PLDC 2015

“I just want to thank you for putting so much work and time into giving us this amazing experience. Thank you for the fantastic opportunity to meet so many interesting people and for the chance to learn so much and to exchange ideas and experience. And to be inspired! I enjoyed every moment in Rome. And I am looking forward to Paris.”

Aleksandra Stratimirovic/SE

“I would like to thank you for the fantastic PLDC in Rome. It is great to see what you have built up. It is exciting and inspiring to listen and talk to so many colleagues that share the same enthusiasm for light and to meet so many lighting friends from all over the world.”

Iris Podgorschek/AT

podpod Design

“I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful PLDC we experienced in Rome! The conference was really interesting andmany inspiring lectures have raised the self confidence of our Italian colleagues. Now we know we  can really do something forthe profession in our country. (…)”

Roberto Corradini/IT

Roberto Corradini Lighting Design

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!