Organisers of Australia’s premier lighting exhibition, SPARC 2015 have announced additional speaker events to an already stellar line-up of international and national experts.

Wednesday 27th May, 7.00pm

The Asia-Pacific Lighting Systems Workshop is a two-hour event covering seven discussions involving several leading scientists in the Asia-Pacific region. The speakers will present on Lighting Measurements, Standards and Regulations, Lighting Controls and Innovative Applications to reduce Energy Consumption.

Highlights of the workshop include Ian Cowling, Adrian Cupitt, Amir Moayedzadeh and Rod Hewins discussing ‘Can you believe your light meter?’; and Dorukalp Durmus and Wendy Davis examining ‘Colour Difference and Energy Consumption of Absorption-minimising Spectral Power Distributions’.

Thursday 28th May, 7.00pm

Back after popular demand at SPARC Design, SPARC International Lighting will host its first PechuKucha evening, where hand-picked lighting experts and architects will present 20 slides in quick succession. Each presenter will share their insights and designs on 20 slides over six minutes with each slide advancing after 20 seconds. Entry to this event is included in the ‘Display ticket’.

Friday 29th May, 1.00pm – 2.00pm

The final day of the three-day event will feature the Speaker Panel Session hosted by inventor and entrepreneur, Mark Pesce who co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the web, wrote six books, judged ABC’s The New Inventors for seven years, and regularly comments on the intersection of technology and society for JJJ Hack, The Project and ABC Radio.

Mr Pesce will open the session before turning the floor over to SPARC speakers for a Q&A session with the audience on various lighting topics.

SPARC offers architects, designers and lighting specialists an opportunity to hear and learn about the latest research, insights and product innovations from the international lighting community.

SPARC will be held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island from 27 May to 29 May 2015.