WIL Global Gathering 2021

The WIL Global Gathering event is an online event to celebrate International Women’s Day, the 2nd anniversary of the Women In Lighting (WIL) Project and to connect our growing network and community together. The WIL Global Gathering is open to everyone in the lighting community regardless of gender. We invite you all to join us online on 8th March 2021 to be inspired and connect together. It features a selection of sessions themed as follows: Inspiration, Project, Action and Social.

The event is divided into three parts to ensure that we are able to include presentations from around the world and enable participation from different time zones. This will ensure our event is truly global. Please join us for part of the day or all day if you can.

Happy International Women’s Day to you all and a big thank you to all our sponsors and supporters who have made the event possible.

The WIL team


Introduction : Sharon Stammers & Martin Lupton - co-founders of The Women in Lighting Project will welcome you to the event and include a sum up of the last two years of the project and an announcement on a new initiative.

The Inspiration Session consists of a 30 minute talk by an inspirational speaker(s) to start each part of the event. Get ready for Dorothy Di Stefano, Jorg Seemann, Michela Bonzi and Anne Militello. The talk will be followed by a live Q&A moderated by Sharon or Martin so get your questions ready.

There are multiple Project Sessions for you to chose from. Our speakers will present an overview of their project work or spotlight a particular project. This will be followed by a short break.

The Action Session consists of a presentation about current initiatives. We will span dark skies in New Zealand, the Green Light Alliance in Europe and thoughts about the lighting profession as shared from LATAM. This will be followed by a short live Q&A moderated by Katia Kolovea.

The Session is an hour of free flowing conversation where you can virtually meet and share your background, inspirations and daily lives with new and old friends in just 3 minutes per conversation. You will be randomly matched to a selection of the other attendees and have 3 minutes to connect, chat and exchange. We really hope that you enter into the spirit of the session, connect with as many people as possible and most of all have fun!

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PART 1: India, Asia, Australia etc
6—9AM GMT // Convert time

Sharon & Martin

Sharon & Martin / Light Collective
Dorothy Di Stefano

Light based immersive experiences

Dorothy Di Stefano / Immersive digital experience specialist
Fay Greenhalgh

Turn the big light off

Fay Greenhalgh / Glowing Structures
Nelson Ng

Façade and Bespoke Lighting

Nelson Ng / Isometrix
Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller

Making Light Work

Sakina Dugawalla-Moeller / Light.Func

Kyra Xavia

New Zealand's Aim to Be A Dark Sky Nation

Kyra Xavia / Dark sky researcher

End of Part 1

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PART 2: Europe, ME, Africa etc
12—3PM GMT // Convert time

Sharon & Martin

Sharon & Martin / Light Collective
Jorg Seemann & Michela Bonzi

Purpose Pandemic Pong Punk Pink

Jorg Seemann & Michela Bonzi / Lucespazio
Massimiliano Baldieri

Live Light

Massimiliano Baldieri / Baldieri Lighting Design
Cherine Saroufim

Light for Education: in Lock down and post lock down era

Cherine Saroufim / Idepconsult
Martina Alagna

Lighting & Colours for an ever-changing workspace experience

Martina Alagna / Nulty

Emilio Hernandez and Anna Sandgren

Lighting Design for the Circular Economy

Emilio Hernandez and Anna Sandgren / Green Light Alliance

End of Part 2

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4—7PM GMT // Convert time

Sharon & Martin

Sharon & Martin / Light Collective
Anne Militello

Are you ready to expose yourself?

Anne Militello / Vortex Lighting
Alejandra Hernandez

Light and Essence

Alejandra Hernandez / AH Consulting
Peter Augusta

Casambi Workshop

Peter Augusta / Casambi
Lauren Dandridge Gaines

Engaging Our Communities as Citizen Lighting Designers

Lauren Dandridge Gaines / Performance Lighting Systems

Lauren is an all-around lighting enthusiast who is Lighting Certified, a current member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), an allied professional in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and board member of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design. She is a specification agent for Performance Lighting Systems and an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at USC. She regularly provides lighting design lectures and informational sessions at local design firms. She is firm believer in honoring the integrity of design and working with all parties to achieve buildable and beautiful solutions. At USC, she guides mildly interested students into genuine curiosity about lighting and its abilities. Her studio focuses on basic lighting design techniques as well as exposure to research and theory behind current trends. Students design multiple projects, present every week, build models and run their own lighting calculation studies.

Monica Luz Lobo / LD Studio Pascal Chautard / Limari Lighting Design

Lighting Design under an awareness of a new collective and collaborative world

Monica Luz Lobo / LD Studio
Pascal Chautard / Limari Lighting Design

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