Wednesday 6 December

Reserved for LUCI members and invitees only

19:00    Welcome cocktail / Sky Room – Lyon Oxygen Tower


Thursday 7 December


Conference Sessions: At the Frontiers of Light

Frontiers of Light separate the visible from the invisible, shadow from light, the discernible universe from the unknown. To talk about frontiers of light is to question our limits and explore, even conquer, new territories. It is to test the dichotomy between permanent and event lighting in search of inputs and inspirations that arise between these two dimensions of a lighting strategy.
By approaching these frontiers of light through various fields, the Lyon Light Festival Conference Sessions aim to open the door to new horizons on light to foster innovation and creativity.


9:15    Registrations & Coffee / Village Lumière – Palais de la Bourse


9:45    Opening of the Conferences « At the Frontiers of Light »
Karine Dognin-Sauze,
 Vice President, Innovation, Smart City Digital, Lyon Metropole / Deputy Mayor, International Affairs, City of Lyon
Mary-Ann Schreurs,
 LUCI President, Vice-Mayor of Innovation and Design, Culture and Sustainability, City of Eindhoven


10:00    Exploring the frontiers of urban lightSalle Ampère – Palais de la Bourse

To explore the frontiers of urban light is an attempt to stretch the limits of our knowledge and to wonder. It is to reveal the poetic and artistic dimensions of light as well. An Architect, a Designer and a Geographer get a carte blanche to question our limits and our practices, and to broaden the way we currently see light.

  • Marc AurelArchitect and Artistic Director of AurelDesign
  • Jason Bruges, Designer and Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Luc GwiazdzinskiGeographer, Lecturer in Geography and Planning at the University of Grenoble-Alpes


13:00    Lunch


14:30   Panel Discussion: Innovation and creativity, the new frontiers of light

Speakers will be announced soon.


16:30   Networking and Drinks


19:30  Fête des Lumières  (guided tours may be arranged from 21:30 onwards)



Friday 8 December

LUCI Members and invitees only


10:30  Coffee


11:00  Meeting with the organising team of the Fête des Lumières Salle Ampère, Palais de la Bourse

The organising team of the Lyon Light Festival Forum will share its experience with the participants and give them a behind-the-scenes look at the event. This presentation will be followed by an informal open discussion.

  •  Jean-François Zurawik, Director of the Fêtes des Lumières, City of Lyon
  • Gilles Flouret, Project Manager City Centre, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon
  • Romain TamayoProject Manager ‘Emerging Projets’, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon
  • Christophe Doucet, Technical Director, Fête des Lumières, City of Lyon

 Closing cocktail of the Lyon Festival Forum


15:00  Exhibition: « Lumière! The invention of Cinema » Musée des Confluences

In the 19th century, science and technology experienced a new expansion. Innovations and discoveries which appeared in the field of optics, movement, mechanics and chemistry enabled the Lumière brothers to design a technical and cultural revolution: cinematography.

Born in Lyon and part of the heritage of the city, the invention of the cinema is at the confluence of art and science and also of industry. It has given birth to a new form of leisure which persists to this day.





Image: Coups de cœur by Franck Pelletier, collectif Les Allumeurs; photo © Muriel Chaulet