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Virtual Showlight Program of Events Released

PLSN Staff • International News • May 17, 2021


WORLD – Virtual Showlight is ready to entertain and inform you with a fantastic selection of speakers (VSL 2021 Speakers) and a panel discussion focusing on diversity within the industry. There will be plenty of opportunity to network between papers, meet with sponsoring manufacturers in their breakout rooms, and view a selection of Video Shorts from a rich variety of lighting designers as stand-alone features or tasters of the next full Showlight event.

More details from VSL (

Virtual Showlight takes place on Tuesday 25 May 2021 from 15.00 BST – 23.00 BST. The following timings may be subject to alteration, and any changes will be announced at the start of the conference. Video Shorts will be presented between sessions.

Program of Events

15.00              Introduction & welcome from Showlight chairman, John Allen

15.10               Paper 1 – The Disco Lighthouse – Hamish Jenkinson

15.45               Break

16.00               Paper 2 – Lighting a Comic Book Movie – Birds of Prey Case Study – Mike Bauman

16.45               Sponsors Breakout Rooms

17.35   Paper 3 – Lighting Around The World Without Leaving Home: The Story of ‘Waitress’ in Japan – Ken Billington, Rob Halliday, Aaron Porter

18.15               Networking, Sponsors Breakout Rooms & Meal Break

19.15   Panel Discussion with Q&A – A Panel on Diversity – to celebrate, to listen and to learn

20.15               Break

20.30   Paper 4 – From Shipyard to Street Art Museum – Floriaan Ganzevoort, Isabel Nielen and Mike Evers

21.15               Break

21.30               Paper 5 – BBC Strictly Come Dancing – David Bishop

22.15               Breakouts and Networking

23.15               Conference finishes


See the VSL website for full details: VSL 2021 Program


Registration is Open

Registration is now open and tickets can be obtained via the Virtual Showlight website: Get your ticket here


Calling all Students!

We know how difficult it is to manage on a student budget. Virtual Showlight is your chance to attend this celebrated lighting quadrennial without costly accommodation or travel costs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the spirit of Showlight and gain a flavor of the full event.

Charity Donations

Due to the current climate, tickets are free of charge but we encourage delegates to make donations to industry charities Backup and Behind the Scenes at registration. Donations are also possible directly via Virtual Showlight’s Just Giving page: Donate here (NB you will still need to register to get your ticket!)

We would like to thank our generous sponsors whose donations have enabled Showlight to cover the cost of this virtual event, allowing the maximum of delegate donations to go direct to the charities. Robert Juliat is our headline sponsor, and is joined by Ayrton, ACT Lighting, Inc., Altman, ARRI, Claypaky, Copper Candle, ETC, GLP, Robe and Vectorworks. Virtual Showlight is also supported by media partner, LSi, and by LSA and PLASA.



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