Programme

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Main conference venue: Paviljonki (Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä)

Wednesday 1 March 2023

12:00 – 15:30 | Executive Committee lunch & meeting (LUCI EC members only)

16:00 – 17:00 | Light Pollution Working Group meeting (LUCI members only)

19:00 – 21:00 | Welcome cocktail

21:00 – 22:30 | Night Walk through the city centre

Thursday 2 March 2023

09:00 – 09:30 | Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 11:00 | General Assembly & Adoption of LUCI “Declaration for the Future of Urban Lighting” (LUCI members only)

This is the opportunity for LUCI members to learn about the network’s ongoing and future activities. Upcoming events, projects and new perspectives will be presented.

11:00 – 11:20 | Break

11:20 – 12:30 | Opening speeches & Keynote

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 | Plenary session: “Urban Lighting in Jyväskylä”

Hear from local representatives about the urban lighting in their City of Light as they discuss strategic tools, permanent lighting, latest projects, control systems and maintenance.

15:00 – 16:00 | Coffee & Networking moment

Meet and exchange with peers during open discussions in round tables, each equipped with important questions or tasks about urban lighting. Coffee and snacks available during this part. Change tables when the bell rings!  

16:00 – 18:00 | Option 1: Workshop

4 groups will work on 4 different sites and build temporary lighting with help of professional lighting designers and technicians. Note: only 10 “seats/spots” are available for each group, so quick registration is recommended in order to participate in this exciting outdoor lighting workshop!

18:30 – 20:00 | Option 2: Light Art Exhibition visits

The City of Light festival is expanding and with it a new indoor light art exhibition exploring Finnish and international light art is launched from 18.2. to 5.3.2023. At the LUCI AGM venue, a guided tour of this mezmerizing exhibition area will take place on Thursday afternoon for registered participants.

20:00 – 22:00 | Dinner

22:00 – 23:30 | Evening walk

Walk on the ice under the Kuokkala Bridge and harbour area light art & visit all 4 workshop sites. Wear warm clothes and good shoes!

Friday 3 March 2023

09:30 – 10:00 | Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 11:00 | Keynote

11:00 – 12:30 | International Panel Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 | LUCI Talks

This session includes short curated inspirational talks featuring perspectives from the lighting community. Speakers to be announced soon.

15:30 – 16:30 | Open Discussion and Coffee

Meet and exchange with peers during open discussions in round tables, each equipped with important questions or tasks about urban lighting. Coffee and snacks available during this part. Change tables when the bell rings!  

16:00 – 16:30 | Closing Session

16:30 – 19:00 | Free time

19:00 – 23:00 | Closing dinner & party

Saturday 4 March 2023 – Optional programme

Morning | Option 1: Outdoor activities, sauna and local beer tasting (max. 50 people)

After the outdoor activity of ice fishing at Savutuvan Apaja, we will enjoy traditional saunas, outdoor jacuzzis and swimming in an icy lake. Beer tasting at a local brewery and a lunch with local menu.

Note: bring your swimming suit!

Morning | Option 2: Visit of the Museum of Central Finland and Alvar Aalto tour (max 50 people)

Special museum visit to immerse into Finnish culture, to be followed by a visit on Alvar Aalto sites and information on his history and meaning for Jyväskylä. Lunch and bus tour. 

Evening | Finnish darkness and silence in a forest

We will take hand-held lanterns and head out to the forest. We can see the dark sky, enjoy the open fire and have late night coffee and snacks out in the nature.

Note: wear warm clothes and good shoes!

Photo credits:

© Lena Öritsland; ©City of Jyväskylä; ©Tero Takalo-Eskola; ©Timo Vuoriainen; ©Upe Nykänen; ©City of Busan; ©Juhana Konttinen; ©Touho Häkkinen