I really enjoy sharing my passion for light and these presentations give you a taste of where I speak. 



"Smart Connected Devices and the Internet of Things," MIT Platform Strategy Summit, (July 2017),

Webinar with Sarah Murray for Smart Cities World. "Empowering Citizens in Smart Cities," Smart Cities World and Philips Lighting University. (June 29, 2017).

SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers. Radio show on smart cities. Part 2. (May 23, 2017).

Panel discussion with David Rose, Remy Marcotorchino. Moderator (i.a. by Niels van Duinen). "Moving beyond illumination to build smart cities with IoT," Lightfair International 2017. (Philadelphia, PA, May 11, 2017).

Joint presentation with Jean Cantrell. "Light Empowers Places," ThinkIn. (Bentonville, AR, April 27, 2017) Meeting coordinated by Boyette Strategic Advisors

SAP Coffee Break with Game-Changers. Radio show on smart cities. Part 1. (April 4, 2017).

"Harnessing Connected Lighting to Empower Smarter Cities," Connected City USA. (Chicago, IL, March 29, 2017).

"The Real Story on What Citizens and Businesses Want From Smart Cities," Strategies in Light. (Anaheim, CA, March 1, 2017).

"Empowering Cities with Connected Lighting: Lessons from Los Angeles," Dept. of Energy, LED SSL R&D Workshop. (Long Beach, CA, January 31, 2017).

"Connected public lighting," Energy Committee Presentation. United States Conference of Mayors (Washington, D.C., January 17, 2017).



SuperLux Forum. (Munich, Germany, December 7, 2016).

Panel discussion. “Addressing growth through urban planning,” Smart City Expo. (Barcelona, Spain, November 15, 2016).

Panel discussion, “Illuminating Thoughts on Nighttime Design,” National Association of City Transportation Officials. (Seattle, WA, September 26, 2016).

Keynote speaker. Media Architecture Biennale (Sydney, Australia, June 4, 2016).



“Managing Smart City Infrastructure,” Public Sector Digest Canada (Webinar, November 25, 2015).

"A New Planning Paradigm," Panel Session at National League of Cities (Nashville, TN, November 5, 2015).

“A New Wave of Public Lighting Designs,” Illuminating Engineering Society, Street and Area Lighting Conference (Savannah, GA, October 4-7, 2015).

“Light for Public Space,” Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports, United States Conference of Mayors (San Francisco, CA, June 19-22, 2015).

“Light and the Perception of Safety in Public Spaces after Dark,” City after Dark: Illuminating the Urban Nightscape.(Jerusalem, Israel, June 10-12, 2015).

“Exploring Metrics for Ambient Polychromatic Light in Interior Settings for Circadian Support,” based on research with N. Piskun, E. Crouch, B. Roberge, F. Sert-Kuniyoshi, D. White, S. Pittman. Artificial Lighting at Night ALAN (Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, May 29-31, 2015).

“Front Door or Fig Leaf: Can City CIOs Help Build Smarter Cities?” Panel Discussion at 1776 Transportation & Cities Conference: Civic Tech on the Rise. (Washington D.C., May 14, 2015).

“Light for Public Space.” Filux Festival (Mexico City, Mexico, May 8-10, 2015).

“Urban Lighting Installations: Human Scale to Big Data,” Panel Discussion with Nancy Clanton,Dietmar Offenhuber, Michael Poplawski. Lightfair 2015 (New York, NY, May 6, 2015).

“Lighting + Data + Media Architecture.” IES New England. (February, March 24, 2015).

“Lighting Futures,” Configuring Light (London, UK, February 19, 2015).



“Oh, the Places You’ll Go, If You Have Smart Lighting,” US Dept. of Energy Solid State Lighting Market Developments (Detroit, MI, November 12-13, 2014).

“Lighting for Responsive Cities,” Illuminating Engineering Society, Street and Area Lighting Conference keynote address (Nashville, TN, September 14-17, 2014).

“Looking Ahead 1997-2097,” Philips Research Centennial Address (Eindhoven, NL, March 27, 2014)

“Light Beacons: Supporting Wayfinding through Interactive Lighting,” Media Facades Summit (Frankfurt, Germany, 2-3 April, 2014).



“How Solid-State Lighting Is Transforming Cities,” LEDs and the SSL Ecosystem 2013 (Boston, MA, October 28, 2013),

“Pathways to Deeper Energy Savings and Broader Market Adoption,” DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop (Long

Beach, CA, January 29, 2013).



“What Time Is This Place? NOW,” Theatrum Mundi(New York, October 12, 2012).

“From the Empire State Building to the Bay Bridge: The Energy Costs and Environmental Impacts of Smart Lighting,” Meeting of the Minds. (San Francisco, October 11, 2012), “Beyond Energy Efficiency: New Approaches & Applications for Lighting in Smart Cities,” IESNA Illuminate Philadelphia. (Philadelphia, PA, September 24, 2012).

“LEDs on the Go: Supporting Pedestrian Flows in Public Transit Networks with Accent Lighting for Increased Efficiencies and Ambient Information Display,” in Proc. of 13th International

Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS13)(Troy, New York, June 24-29, 2012). Selected as Landmark Paper Presentation.

“Liberated Pixels,” Lightfair International (Las Vegas, May 11, 2012).

“Light and the City: Culture, Design and Industry,” Light+Building, Theatrum Mundi/Global Street at the Städelschule (Franfkurt a/M, Germany, April 15, 2012).



“LightBridge,” Control This! (New York, October 20, 2011).

“Surfacing Opportunities for Engagement through Responsive Lighting Infrastructures,” Ars Electronica Origin: Sensing Place Placing Sense Symposium. (Linz, Austria, September 4, 2011).



Urban Pixels. Exhibition. Architecture Media Biennale. Künstlerhaus k/haus, Vienna, Austria (October 7-31, 2010).

“Alternative Narratives for Lighting Future Cities,” Face to Face – The Rhetoric Functions Of Media Architecture,Media Architecture Biennale (Vienna, Austria, October 9, 2010).

“Infrastructures of Imageability,” Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholars Meeting. Yale University (March 23, 2010).



SIGGRAPH 2008 Design + Computation Gallery, complexity and craftsmanship, Curation Support, Panels

Coordinator. (2008).,

Urban Pixels. Eden Court Theater, Inverness, Scotland & MIT Media Lab E15 Façade. (June 1-7, 2008; August 2008).



Smart Cities and Urban Pixels. Society for Environmental Graphic Design. Conference. (Boston, MA, May 30-June 2, 2007).



“Reactive/Active Playground Project at the MIT Media Lab,” Held at Children and Locative Media, Mobile Bristol & Community Information Systems Centre UWE. Hewlett Packard Research Labs, Bristol, UK (July 18, 2005).