Wednesday 6 December

LUCI members & guests only

17:30    Unveiling the luminescent tramway / Rhônexpress Platform – Part-Dieu Train Station, Villette side

Embark on the first luminescent tramway and discover a local innovation developed by the young company WAS LIGHT during this world premiere.

19:00    Welcome cocktail / Skyroom ONLYLYON –Oxygen Tower

Jean-Dominique DurandDeputy Mayor, Heritage, City of Lyon



Thursday 7 December

Open to the public

Conferences: 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 Forum Conferences aim to open the door to new horizons on light to foster innovation and creativity.

Moderator: Mark Burton-PageLUCI General Director


9:30    Registrations & Coffee / Village Lumière – Palais de la Bourse/CCI


10:15    Opening of the Conferences

Room Ampère – Palais de la Bourse

Karine Dognin-Sauze,
 Vice-President, Innovation, Smart City Digital, Lyon Metropole / Deputy Mayor, International Affairs, City of Lyon


10:30    Exploring the frontiers of urban light

To explore the frontiers of light is an attempt to expand the limits of our knowledge and to be amazed by the new dimensions of this rich substance. It is also a way to reveal the poetic and artistic dimensions of light. A Designer, an Artist and a Cinematographer get a carte blanche to question our limits, practices, and to broaden the way we currently see light.

  • Marc AurelDesigner and Artistic Director, Aurel Design Urbain
  • Jason Bruges, Multidisciplinary Artist and Designer, Jason Bruges Studio
  • Pierre-William GlennCinematographer, Director and Film Producer

13:00   Lunch


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

Light as a substance to be sculpted is an endless source of inspiration and creation. The proof being its increasingly precise and inventive use in temporary installations and performances, sparking as much emotion and imagination as reflection. While innovation, especially technical and digital, stretches the physical limits of light, shouldn’t it first serve the piece of art by unveiling new creative and artistic dimensions?

  • Jean-Baptiste Hardoin, Multimedia Director & Production Designer, Moment Factory
  • David-Alexandre Chanel & Jonathan RicherCo-founders & Creative Directors, Théoriz
  • Maya Benainous, Art Director & Cyril Laurier, Technical Director, Hand Coded

16:30   Discovering a light installation: Fresque#1

At the heart of the Village Lumiere, the digital-video artist Lionel Palun will present his work Fresque #1 created for the Europe + Japan Festival project.

Followed by: Networking and Drinks


20:00  Fête des Lumières


Friday 8 December

LUCI members & guests only


10:30  Welcome Coffee


11:00  Meeting with the organisers of the Fête des Lumières Salle Ampère  – Palais de la Bourse/CCI

The organising team of the Fête des Lumières of the City of Lyon will share its experience with 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 Fête des Lumières
  • Christophe Doucet, Technical Director, Fête des Lumières
  • Gilles FlouretManager of Major Projects, Fête des Lumières
  • Romain TamayoManager of Emergence Programme, Fête des Lumières
  • Julien-Loïc GarinFounder & Project Director, Lumieres Hong Kong

13:00  Closing Cocktail of the Lyon Light 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.

  • Introduction by Cédric LesecPublic Relations Director, Musée des Confluences
  • Guided visit with specialised museum staff

20:00  Fête des Lumières



Image: Coups de cœur by Franck Pelletier, collectif Les Allumeurs; photo © Muriel Chaulet
Fresque #1 by Lionel Palun © Lionel Palun
Lumière! Le cinéma inventé © Musée des Confluences