We invite you to join us for our inaugural IESANZ Conference in Melbourne, 21-22 November 2019
This Conference will engage individuals and organisations from all professional fields working in the built environment. We will explore the creation and application of Human-Centred Design in lighting, and expand the conversation across engineering, construction, design, landscaping, product development and technology.
Human-Centered Design recognizes the importance of behavioural, emotional and environmental contexts in the creation of lighting, products and usable spaces. It encourages designers to see product users as real human beings with real, complex lives, instead of just as numbers.
Human-centered design is an approach to interactive systems development that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, and by applying human factors/ergonomics, usability knowledge, and techniques. This approach enhances effectiveness and efficiency, improves human well-being, user satisfaction, accessibility and sustainability; and counteracts possible adverse effects of use on human health, safety and performance.
Using a human-centered approach to design and development has substantial economic and social benefits for users, employers and suppliers. Systems designed using human-centred methods improve quality, for example, by:
• increasing the productivity of users and the operational efficiency of organizations;
• increasing usability for people with a wider range of capabilities and thus increasing accessibility;
On behalf of IES: The Lighting Society, we are pleased to invite you to partner with us on Light in Focus 2019.
Lighting for People or Human-Centred Design recognises the importance of behavioral, emotional and environmental contexts in the creation of lighting, products and usable spaces. It encourages designers to see product users as real human beings with real, complex lives, instead of just as numbers.
At our inaugural Conference, we will explore these themes and share the knowledge and experience required to deliver a human-centred design approach. As the leading professional body for the lighting design and lighting engineering professions, we are committed to delivering a conference that will showcase cutting-edge thinking, design and technology.
We recognise the important role that industry partners play, and we invite you to partner with us for Light in Focus in Melbourne in November 2019.
The goal of our Corporate Program is to establish long term relationship with our Partners, and to offer comprehensive commercial opportunities that deliver optimal branding, exposure and networking opportunities.
Why Become a Conference Partner?
• Strengthens your market position through branding and networking opportunities with key decision-makers in your target market.
• Allows you to access targeted commercial prospects in a relaxed, social, face to face environment.
• Utilise the conference marketing campaign to assist in reaching your company’s marketing goals.
• Increase your company’s profile to give you an advantage over competitors.
• Recruit and retain staff by positioning your company as an employer of choice that supports their professional body.
• Professional development for staff – use your allocated tickets to provide opportunities for your staff to hear the latest advances in lighting.
To see see what Partnership opportunities are available, click the link to DOWNLOAD our 2019 Partnership Prospectus below.
The IESANZ Organising Committee would to thank the following who have given their support to the conference:
Call for Presentation Abstracts
Abstract submissions for 2019 have now closed.
IES: The Lighting Societyinvites you to be a part of the inaugural Light in Focus conference being held from the 21-22 November 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by submitting an abstract.
With the theme of Human-Centred Design, we are calling on lighting practitioners, academics and allied professionals to share your lighting story. Whether it be the use of new design techniques, new products and services, scientific research, lighting energy policy, environmental issues or development issues, we are seeking the best and brightest in the industry to feature in our program for this important professional development event.
Presentation Abstracts are invited for the following topics:
• Fundamentals of lighting and daylighting
• Vision and colour
• Energy efficient lighting and human-centric lighting
• Light and health
• Light and architecture
• Lighting design strategy and human-centric lighting for the workplace, aged care facilities, hospitals etc.
• Light sources, luminaires and control systems and trends for human-centric lighting
• What and where is the technology heading?
• End-user benefits from human-centric lighting
• Light measurements
• Lighting standards
• Other advances relevant to the field of lighting
The Light in Focus conference will consist of two streams of concurrent presentations. Presentations will be allocated a mixture of 15 minute, 30 minute and 45 minute timeslots. Also available will be 1.5 hour panel and workshop sessions.
Please select your preferred presentation format during the online submission process.
The aim of this conference is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of light, and for lighting professionals from all sectors to walk away from the conference feeling energised and inspired to deliver better lighting outcomes.
We’d love to hear what you have to say, and have you involved in our event.
To submit please provide a short abstract outlining your presentation topic (300 words) and bio (100 words) using the online submission portal.
Presentation submissions will be reviewed and selected by the program committee and successful speakers will be notified. Please note peer review presentations will not be offered. Successful speakers will be required to make their PowerPoint presentation available to attendees, and there is the option of providing a paper electronically to attendees following the conference if required.
All those who have their abstract submissions accepted and speak at the conference will be entitled to a $150 discount off the early bird registration fee.
Whilst you can come back to your submission/s at any time (before the submission deadline ends), once you are finished with entering all details, please ensure you proceed all the way to the end to COMPLETE your submission. Otherwise your abstract will not be reviewed.
Amendments can be made to your abstract until the submission deadline. Simply log into your Currinda profile, select the abstract to amend and navigate through the top tabs to the sections you wish to change.
An automatic acknowledgement email will be sent once your abstract submission is complete.
Please note that the title must not be written in all caps, but in sentence case only.
• Be typed straight into the text field in Currinda. It is recommended that authors have this text ready to copy and paste (ensuring that no formatting carries across)
• Not exceed 300 words, excluding the title, authors and institutions
• Sub-headings may be included if required
• Show one presenting author only by ticking the appropriate box Include the first name, surname and affiliation (institution) of all authors separately
• Have a title that is less than 20 words. The title should be brief and explicit
• Use abbreviations only for common terms. For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word
*Please note that the submitting author (if different to the presenting author!) will be the one linked to the abstract and will receive all relevant information via email. It is the submitting author’s exclusive responsibility to ensure that all emails to do with the abstract are passed on to the presenting author, and any other relevant parties.
IESANZ 2019 Conference delegates have the exclusive opportunity to register for a practical, in-depth learning session at the IESANZ Pre-Conference Workshop. Join an intimate group of peers for a full day workshop, where you will learn the latest research in human-centric lighting.
Please note only those who have registered for the IESANZ 2019 Conference will be eligible to attend this workshop.
Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Venue: Garden Rooms, Level 1 Crown Towers, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC Cost: IESANZ Member - $450.00
Non-Member - $525.00
Student* - $200.00 Capacity: This workshop is strictly limited to the first 50 registrations. *There are only five student registrations available. Students must supply proof of enrolment within a lighting related tertiary course.
Presenters: Dr Mark S. Rea, Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dr Mariana G. Figueiro, Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Specifying, Measuring and Applying Human Centric Lighting
Light on the retina stimulates both visual and non-visual responses. Although the many relationships between light on the retina and these physiological responses have been studied for nearly a century, the lighting industry continues to only use the photopic luminous efficiency function V(λ) for specifying, measuring and applying light.
In some cases, as with on-axis visual performance, this reliance on V(λ) is entirely justified. For many others, like discomfort glare and brightness perception, V(λ) is not a suitable metric for characterizing the visual stimulus. The role of light (and dark) on regulating our circadian rhythms is of particular interest today. The 24-hour, light-dark cycle on the retina synchronizes our physiology to our local position on Earth. A lack of synchrony between with sunrise and sunset and our physiology, called circadian disruption, compromises performance, sleep, and well-being.
Lighting for the many visual and non-visual functions employs lighting design objectives that differ from those used in traditional architectural lighting design. Therefore, new metrics must be employed to effectively deliver light to the retina.
In this workshop, we will discuss:
• Basics of the human retina and neural channels
• Benefit metrics related to human centric lighting
• Visual Performance, both on-axis and off-axis
• Glare, both disability and discomfort
• Brightness perception, both indoor and outdoor
• Circadian system regulation, both daytime and nighttime
• Limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying human centric lighting
• Laboratory and field studies applying the benefit metrics
• Design patterns for implementing human centric lighting solutions
• Recommended practice for circadian lighting and how it interacts with other human centric lighting requirements
Professorof Architecture and Cognitive Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mark S. Rea, Ph.D., is Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he served as Director from 1988 to 2017.
Dr. Rea is well known for his research in circadian photobiology, mesopic vision, psychological responses to light, lighting engineering, and visual performance.
He 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.
Mariana G. Figueiro
Director, Lighting Research Center
Professorof Architecture and Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., is Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has also served as Light and Health Program Director at the LRC since 1999.
Dr. Figueiro 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 national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Dr. Figueiro has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.
Christopher “Kit” Cuttle, MA, PhD, FCIBSE, FIESANZ, FIESNA, FSLL, is a 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, both in New Zealand; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK.
In addition to more than 140 published papers and articles, he is the author of three books: Lighting by Design, Architectural Press, 2008 (2nd edition); Light for Art’s Sake, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007, and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach, Routledge, 2015.
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.
Motoharu Takao received his PhD degree in 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.
In 2018, he was appointed the chair of Lux Pacifica as a successor of professor Warren Julian.
Luc Schlangen received his PhD from Wageningen University in 1995. He has worked for more than 20 years at Philips Research Laboratories and Philips Lighting/Signify in Eindhoven.
March 2019 he accepted a researcher position at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His main interests (i) visual and non-visual responses to light, (ii) their impact on human health, sleep, performance and well-being, (iii) how to translate these responses into innovative lighting applications and strategies in health/elderly care, education, homes and workplaces.
Luc actively contributes to various standardization processes in CEN, DIN, CIE and ISO. He has chaired the CIE JTC9 committee which recently published a new global standard with light metrology for ipRGC-influenced responses to light. Per June 2019 Luc is director of CIE Division 6 “Photobiology and Photochemistry”.
Steven W. Lockley
Steven W. Lockley, Ph.D., is a Neuroscientist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at Monash University. He has studied the effects of light on circadian rhythms and sleep for 25 years including the role of wavelength, timing, duration and pattern. This work has led to a range of applications including new lighting for the International Space Station, and light treatments for seasonal depression, brain injury, dementia and shiftworkers. He was an early proponent of translating these benefits into architectural design, and led the collaboration between the Alertness CRC and Solemma to produce ALFA, the first lighting design tool to model the ‘non-visual’ effects of light. He is Vice-Chair of the North American IES Light & Health Committee.
2019 Invited Speakers
Emrah Baki Ulas
Dr Emrah Baki Ulas is an established lighting designer and public speaker. As an advocate of research and innovation in design, he strives for a stronger integration of theory and philosophy into design practice and seeks to challenge the status-quo of lighting in architecture, engineering and design.
As an associate of Steensen Varming, Emrah has a range of responsibilities including design leadership in regular liaison with the internal and external collaborators. Emrah is also an academic at the University of Technology Sydney. His work has been published internationally and has earned many accolades and recognitions.
Doug Steel, Ph.D. is a Translational Scientist with NeuroSense, a medical technology and health management consultancy developing novel light exposure therapies for neurological conditions including PTSD, sensory processing disorders, migraine headache, depression, and emotional and stress-related conditions. He focuses on translating scientific research into successful business ventures. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded or co-founded and managed 6 technology start-up companies over the past 17 years in a number of life science areas. He is a member of the IES-NA Science Advisory Panel. Dr. Steel received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Columbia University Medical School.
IESANZ 2019 Preliminary Program
This document will continue to be updated as the program is developed. Please note the program is subject to change.
Cost: $20.00 per person (includes one drink - beer/wine/soft-drink)
An exciting journey through the illuminating ages of Melbourne's marveled, most exciting theatre space.
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for the official welcome drinks of the IESANZ 2019 Conference! Network with friends and colleagues over a casual drink in the IESANZ Exhibition Hall.
A Welcome Drinks ticket is included in all full conference registrations. Tickets can be purchased for one day registration holders and guests at $30.00 each.
City Lights Tour
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Meeting Point: Corner of Spring and Little Bourke Street (Tour will conclude at a bar (venue TBC) near Flinders Street Station)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $20.00 per person (includes one drink - beer/wine/soft-drink)
City of Melbourne lighting aims to enhance people’s experience of the city after dark, while ensuring responsible energy use. It promotes improvements to safety and amenity, especially for pedestrians. In doing so, it also recognises that people’s sense of wellbeing results from a complex mix of factors.
This tour will take you through 6 different city landmarks. It is recommended you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a coat in the event of inclement weather
Registration for the inaugural IESANZ Conference is now open!
Discounted registrations rates are available for current Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ) Members. Please note that all registrations as a “Member” will be verified with the IESANZ membership database.
Student registrations are available to those enrolled in a lighting related tertiary course. To apply for a student registration, please email proof of enrolment to email@example.com.
Super Early Bird Until 29 March 2019
Early Bird Until 31 May 2019
Member Full Registration
Member One Day Registration
Non-Member Full Registration
Non-Member One Day Registration
Student Registration *
Member Pre Conference Workshop add on
Non Member Pre Conference Workshop add on
Student Pre Conference Workshop add on**
*Please note to access the student rate you must supply proof of enrolment within a lighting related tertiary course.
** Limited to only five student registrations available. Students must supply proof of enrolment within a lighting related tertiary course
Credit Card: A surcharge of 1.5% will be applied to Visa and Mastercard and 2% to Amex transactions
Direct Deposit: Please email a remittance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Account Name: Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand Ltd
Branch: Canberra Centre
Account Number: 620960
All cancellation or alterations must be put in writing to the Conference Secretariat at email@example.com. A cancellation fee of $100 will apply to registrations cancelled before Friday 4 October 2019. No refunds will be made after this date.
As you will be incurring a considerable expense when attending this event, it is strongly recommended that you take out an insurance policy of your choice when booking your travel arrangements.
Disclaimer of Liability
The Organising Committee, including the Conference Secretariat, will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss of or damage to their personal property as a result of the meeting or related events.
The IESANZ Conference Secretariat has negotiated a discounted accommodation rate through the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf which is located onsite at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Accommodation can be booked through the online registration system. Please note full prepayment is required for all accommodation bookings.
Accommodation bookings will be available until Monday 21 October 2019. Please note the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.
Rates are per room per night and are room only, using existing bedding.
The hotel will issue you with a tax invoice upon departure.
All hotels will require a credit card from each guest upon check-in to cover any additional charges that are the responsibility of the guest.
Full pre-payment for all accommodation bookings is required by Monday 21 October 2019. Bookings not fully prepaid by this date risk being cancelled.
All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing to the Conference Secretariat by Monday 21 October 2019. Guests may be charged for all or part of the booking if cancellation is received within after this date.
Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is Melbourne; the capital city of Victoria where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed.
An undisputed leader in innovation, the city has become synonyms with many success stories particularly in the fields of technology, science and medicine. Fostering education, research and development, Melbourne is recognised as a knowledge powerhouse where collaborations of great minds have led to breakthroughs of international acclaim. This has led Melbourne to become an appealing destination to host collaborative business events that facilitate knowledge-sharing, trade partnerships, education, investment and exciting legacies.
As a major Australian gateway, Melbourne is easily accessible for international delegates and also easy to navigate once arrived. Perfect to explore on foot or via our extensive transport network, Melbourne invites delegates to discover its creative culture, expressed in its food, fashion, events, arts and music scene. Or for those wanting to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away.
Melbourne is a food lovers' paradise. From fine dining restaurants, swish eateries to chic rooftop bars, the city thrives on its cafe culture and bustling bar scene. With an array of restaurants, cafes, bars and world-famous wine regions within easy access of the city, come and be immersed in a journey of culinary discoveries.
Melbourne’s culture is vibrant and alive. Scratch the surface and discover a thriving arts and culture scene. The city is home to over 100 galleries, an array of live music and performing arts venues, world class theatre performances, various museums and unique outdoor public art. View Australian artwork collections and Indigenous culture at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Melbourne is Australia’s style capital. From high end fashion labels to well-known Australian designers and individual finds, the city is a premier retail destination. Uncover shopping secrets in the city’s famed laneways, indulge in retail therapy at the major department stores and shopping centres, or explore the myriad of markets to find a unique gift or souvenir