From 27. to 30. September, 2020 the lighting engineering industry was set to gather in the City of Bamberg, Germany, a recognised Cultural Heritage site, for the 24th edition of LICHT2020, European lighting congress. Around 600 lighting specialists, planners, and industry representatives would have accessed three parallel tracks featuring altogether approximately 100 presentations on current developments in the fields of research, education, technology, design and application in all areas of light and lighting.
The congress has been staged every two years since 1972. It is co-organised by the lighting engineering societies in Austria (LTG), Germany (LiTG), the Netherlands (NSVV) and Switzerland (SLG) and has become the largest lighting engineering symposium in Europe. LICHT is complemented by a lighting industry exhibition and workshops on pre-defined topics. The traditional welcoming event on the evening before the first day of the congress, together with the Gala Evening, make for important networking platforms on/around science and application, educators and students. Since 2000, the lighting industry has regularly supported students, the new generation of lighting designers, by covering the costs for their conference tickets.
Statement from the organiser: “Due to the current developments regarding the coronavirus and the associated relocation of the Light + Building to September 2020, the Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (LiTG) has decided to cancel “LICHT2020″, originally planned for September 2020. The new date for the 24th European Light Congress, hosted by LiTG, is expected to be in spring 2021. More information will follow shortly.”