Los Angeles Lighting Speaker’s Bureau

Mission Statement

Trusting that a diversity of voices can only elevate our profession, we share our passion for architectural lighting with the youth of Southern California.

About Us

Welcome to the Los Angeles Lighting Speakers Bureau, where we share our passion for all things lighting with youth in our communities. Coming together for a first-of-its-kind effort, the IES Los Angeles Section, the IALD Southern California Chapter, and WILD Los Angeles collectively see a need to diversify the voices in our industry:

  • To increase awareness of our profession at a crucial time
  • To ensure success for our industry in an inclusive future
  • To lift up marginalized voices in our SoCal communities
  • To drive innovation and more fully serve the built environment

We have divvied up the audiences into high schools and community colleges, afterschool and summer programs serving high-schoolers, and universities that do not currently have a strong lighting component in their curricula. Whatever the level, all lighting professionals have valuable expertise and personal experience to share.

Architectural lighting is an industry in churn, and the coming decades will bring new generations of interactive technology into our homes and workplaces. But the technical artistry - where beautiful lighting reveals architecture and creates experiences - remains fascinating. Young people will bring vital digital skills to an already-rewarding industry. Together we can make a difference in a young person's trajectory.

Request a Speaker

Let us help you educate your students about architectural lighting. It's lit!

From a high-school career day to a lecture on colorimetry, we can bring an enthusiastic professional to present to a class or help you add some lighting to your curriculum. Lighting professionals are always learning in a rapidly changing profession, and love sharing their excitement and experience. We're always looking up!


Share your passion for lighting

Are you an architectural lighting professional who is passionate about your career?

Lighting pros of all stripes and levels are welcome to share their personal experience by speaking to youth in SoCal communities. Young people are among the most engaging and most intriguing audiences you can work with. And your introduction could be the launch pad for rewarding career in lighting and the next revolution in our industry.


Got great ideas?

Do you know a local STEM teacher or have an entree to your SoCal alma mater? Do you already volunteer with a youth program? If you would like to join the Los Angeles Lighting Speakers Bureau steering committee or spend a just an hour or two reaching out to schools or developing a presentation, we need you! Email LALightingSpeakersBureau@gmail.com right away.

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