Workshops and conferences in June and July

June 11, 2008
Upcoming events include two conferences in London, a DOE workshop in Portland, and a Light Up The World training course.
OLEDs – the Future of Architectural Lighting!

This one-day workshop, organized by the UK Displays and Lighting network (UKDL) takes place to be held at Building Design Partnership, London, UK on June 24, 2008.

While LEDs are already common in many applications in this sector, OLEDs are the next disruptive technology and promise to revolutionize the way we can light architectural spaces/areas. The meeting aims to establish and facilitate the development of partnerships within the SSL industry, research community, standards-setting organisations, energy-efficiency groups, utilities, and others.

The event will outline some of the barriers and pitfalls that should be avoided to enhance the take-up of solid-state products – LEDs now, OLEDs soon - to avoid buyer dissatisfaction and delays in market development.

A full agenda and registration information can be found on the UKDL website. Alternatively, contact the UKDL Team on [email protected] or call +44(0)1908 276665.

Voices for SSL Efficiency 2008 Workshop

Part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solid State Lighting program, the "Voices for SSL Efficiency 2008" Workshop takes place on July 9-11, 2008 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Registrations close on June 19. Participants are invited to join DOE in a dialogue on how government, efficiency programs, utilities, industry, the design community, and others are working together to shape markets for SSL products, to maximize market acceptance and national energy savings.

Voices for SSL Efficiency 2008 is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Energy Trust of Oregon, Puget Sound Energy, and Bonneville Power Administration.

Light Up The World training course

A training course entitled "Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Modules and Solid State Lighting Systems in Developing Countries" is being run by Light Up The World Foundation.

The course will take place on Saturday June 21st 2008 from 9 am to 4 pm at Suite 100, 4500-16 Avenue N.W, T2B 0M6, in Calgary, Alberta. For more information please contact Lana Banks at [email protected] , call 1 (403) 210-9517 or register online at The cost of attending the seminar is $150.00.

This is a unique opportunity to gather with dedicated individuals actively working to implement small scale renewable energy projects in developing countries.

The focus of this one-day seminar will be on photovoltaic systems, solid state lighting and system installation. The seminar will also discuss the economics on energy consumption for lighting in less developed countries as well as what community based renewable energy projects in developing countries entails. There will be two seminar leaders:

Stuart Torr who has experience in design, construction, project management and related training in renewable energy projects worldwide.

Christoph Schultz who is the LUTW Program Director with experience designing microfinance programs.

Next Generation Lighting 2008

This one day conference, organized by Lighting Magazine, takes place on July 15, 2008 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London W1.

It will include case studies on airports, heritage schemes, offices, the public realm and media façades, explore the trends and products that will play a vital role in shaping the next generation of lighting. Keep up with all technology and design innovations and stay ahead of your competitors at the industry event for 2008. PLUS: Highlights from Light + Building.

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