Showlight 2017 takes place this May in the city of Florence, which has inspired artists for hundreds of years. What better setting for the tenth Showlight Quadrennial? Organised by lighting professionals for lighting professionals, Showlight brings together an international audience of lighting people from a broad spectrum of disciplines across theatre, television, film, concert, event and architectural lighting.
May is a busy time in Florence and flights and hotels are filling up quickly. Showlight delegates can benefit from preferential hotel rates at a number of approved hotels which are listed on the Showlight website. Don’t forget to use the code shown on the website when making your booking to ensure your Showlight discount!
Organised by lighting professionals for lighting professionals, Showlight brings together an international audience of lighting people from a broad spectrum of disciplines across theatre, television, film, concert, event and architectural lighting. High profile designers rub alongside lighting students in series of social events and networking opportunities that happen around the main speaker programme and tradeshow. The emphasis is on sharing knowledge and enjoying the inspiration and variety our industry offers in a networking event without parallel.
Over 30 speakers, including Jeff Ravitz, Isabel Nielsen, Durham Marenghi and Al Gurdon, will share their experiences in diverse range of topics, from the lighting of internationally televised spectaculars in huge arenas to 32-seat theatre productions; the illumination of listed buildings to landscapes; the use of natural light and candlelight to laser sources and infrared tracking.
The Papers programme will be augmented by a Gala Dinner and a series of carefully curated visits to local places of interest on the Monday afternoon, a full list of which can be found on the Showlight website.
Delegates can choose from 23 bespoke tours to inspirational sites in and around Florence http://www.showlight.org/social-programme/
Showlight’s conference programme is supported by a unique tradeshow which takes place between speaker sessions. The exhibition space is kept small and informal to facilitate much closer personal contact between manufacturers and end users, and allow more opportunity for discussion, feedback and an exchange of ideas. Delegates have the ideal opportunity to discover products directly with the manufacturers on a one-to-one basis.
Forty exhibitors will take part in Showlight 2017, each of which sponsors a lighting student who will work with them throughout the four days, and will host its own company dinner for delegates on the Sunday night. Delegates will have the opportunity to chose which company they dine with.
Discover who will be exhibiting at Showlight 2017 here http://www.showlight.org/exhibitor-list/
So don’t be left in the dark – book your place at Showlight 2017 now!