Reception and Celebration of the International Year of Light at LIGHTFAIR International

Join LIGHTFAIR® International for a reception and celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015).

The event will comprise a Welcome Address by Dr. Ana Peršic, UNESCO, and IYL 2015 Address by Dr. Eugene Arthurs, CEO of SPIE and member of the IYL 2015 Steering Committee. The event takes place from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5th at the Javits Center in New York, NY, USA. LIGHTFAIR® International is a Gold Sponsor of the IYL 2015.

About LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®)

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The event is produced and managed by AMC, Inc. The Pre-Conference Institutes are held May 3-4, 2015, and the Trade Show and Conference take place May 5-7, 2015.

More information: www.lightfair.com

About IYL 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.  With UNESCO as lead agency, IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015—from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.  The IYL Global Secretariat is located at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The Founding Partners of IYL 2015 are the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the Institute of Physics (IOP), Light: Science and Applications, the lightsources.org International Network, 1001 Inventions, The Optical Society (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 

Patron Sponsors include Bosca, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Royal Philips Lighting, Thorlabs and UL.

Contacts

Lisa Bokovoy
Manager of LFI Marketing
LIGHTFAIR International
lisab@lightfair.com

John Dudley
Steering Committee Chair
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
john.dudley@univ-fcomte.fr

Joe Niemela
Global Coordinator (IYL Secretariat)
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
light2015@ictp.it

Maciej J. Nalecz
Director, Division for Science Policy and Capacity Building
UNESCO Natural Sciences Sector
M.Nalecz@unesco.org