LightMappingNYC Set to Educate and Illuminate

lightmappingnyc-logo-with-partners.jpg First North American LightMapping event to underscore the vital role of lighting in NYC

New York, NY October 28, 2009 – The Illuminating Engineering Society, New York City Section (IESNYC), the Professional Lighting Designer's Association (PLDA) and Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) announce the inception of LightMappingNYC, a program for providing the New York City lighting design community with a forum for considering the current, past and future conditions of their urban environment at night. The multi-part program is taking place in New York City during November 10-18, 2009.

LightMappingNYC is the first North American event planned as part of the PLDA global LightMapping project combined with local and national interest generated by the IESNYC/DLFNY Lights, Camera, Walk map. Evening sessions will include a tour of the significant new lighting installation at the High Line park, interactive group LightWalks led by members of urban lighting design teams at major landmarks such as Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge, and end with the LightMappingNYC Presentations and Reception on November 18.

The lighting design community will learn first hand about some of the world's most innovative lighting designs used to illuminate the city that never sleeps. By providing close observation of public, private and found light sources during the evening at major locations throughout New York City, LightMappingNYC is giving a truly unique way of experiencing the city's key lighting installations. Attendees will be encouraged to join multiple program parts, but are also welcome to choose what best fits their interest or schedule.

Registration is required and free to the public. Space is limited, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. All events will take place as scheduled, rain or shine. For LightMappingNYC session information and registration, visit www.iesnyc.org/LightMappingNYC

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