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in Melbourne 21-22 November.
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21-22 of November

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Well-being in light is the fastest growing topic in our industry, with Human Centric Lighting expected to become a 6 Billion dollar industry by 2025. This Conference will engage individuals and organisations from all professional fields working in the built environment.  We will explore the creation and application of Human-Centred Design in lighting, and expand the conversation across engineering, construction, design, landscaping, product development and technology. Hear from a diverse array of international speakers who will expand the way you think about light.


Prior to his work with BIOS, his most prominent work was with the Kennedy Space Center, where he helped design and build the first LED light for use on the International Space Station (ISS) and collaborated with scientists to use LED light for photo biological purposes in space, including the circadian lighting system designed to synchronize circadian rhythms of astronauts aboard ISS. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has begun a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego where he received a fellowship from the National Science Foundation for investigation in circadian lighting paradigms. He currently serves on the light advisory committee for the International WELL Building Standard.

V.P of Human Biological Tech and Research at BIOS.


Mark S. Rea, Ph.D., is Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he served as Director from 1988 to 2017. Dr. Rea is well known for his research in circadian photobiology, mesopic vision, psychological responses to light, lighting engineering, and visual performance. He is the author of more than 300 scientific and technical articles related to vision, lighting engineering, and human factors and was the editor-in-chief of the 8th and 9th editions of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Lighting Handbook. Dedicated to the notion that our society undervalues light because we do not properly measure its benefits, his recent book ‘Value Metrics for Better Lighting’ brings together a wide range of research to illustrate how the effective use of light can benefit society and the environment.

Professor of Architecture and Cognitive Sciences.


During a long career, he has held the positions of Head of Graduate Education in Lighting at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Senior Lecturer at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Auckland, and the Victoria University of Wellington, both in New Zealand; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK.

In addition to more than 140 published papers and articles, he is the author of three books: Lighting by Design, Architectural Press, 2008 (2nd edition); Light for Art’s Sake, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007, and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach, Routledge, 2015.

His recent awards include the Society of Light and Lighting 2017 Lighting Award; the Professional Lighting Design 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the SLL 2013 Leon Gaster Award for his Lighting Research & Technology paper, A New Direction for General Lighting 

Researcher, Educator, Author and Lighting Designer, 


Steven W. Lockley, Ph.D., is a Neuroscientist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor at Monash University. He has studied the effects of light on circadian rhythms and sleep for 25 years including the role of wavelength, timing, duration and pattern. This work has led to a range of applications including new lighting for the International Space Station, and light treatments for seasonal depression, brain injury, dementia and shiftworkers. He was an early proponent of translating these benefits into architectural design, and led the collaboration between the Alertness CRC and Solemma to produce ALFA, the first lighting design tool to model the ‘non-visual’ effects of light. He is Vice-Chair of the North American IES Light & Health Committee.

Neuroscientist at Brigham & Founder of Timeshifter


Motoharu Takao received his PhD degree in Medical Physiology from Osaka University in Japan. He studied the physiology of the visual system at Brown University in the United States as a postdoc. 

With his mentor, professor David Berson, he found novel retinal cells that set circadian rhythm in 2000. 

Currently, Motoharu Takao is a professor at Tokai University, Japan, at which he is conducting research activities in the areas of physiological bases of circadian lighting, neuromodulation of visual perception, and emotional responses to virtual reality experiences.

In 2018, he was appointed the chair of Lux Pacifica as a successor of professor Warren Julian. 

Researcher, Educator, Author and Lighting Designer, 


Dr. Figueiro is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research, along with the AARP-sponsored publication ‘Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence’, which provides guidelines for the design of lighting to meet the needs of older adults.

Her research is regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Dr. Figueiro has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.

Director of the Lighting Research Centre, Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences


March 2019 he accepted a researcher position at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His main interests  (i) visual and non-visual responses to light, (ii) their impact on human health, sleep, performance and well-being, (iii) how to translate these responses into innovative lighting applications and strategies in health/elderly care, education, homes and workplaces.

Luc actively contributes to various standardization processes in CEN, DIN, CIE and ISO. He has chaired the CIE JTC9 committee which recently published a new global standard with light metrology for ipRGC-influenced responses to light. Per June 2019 Luc is director of CIE Division 6 “Photobiology and Photochemistry”.

More than 20 years experience at Philips Research Laboratories and Philips Lighting/Signify in Eindhoven.


  • Thousands of hours of research packed into two exciting days.

  • Stay ahead of the curve; hear from global industry leaders and cutting-edge researchers pushing the boundaries of Human Centric Lighting.

  • Meet fellow change-makers looking to make a positive impact on wellbeing using lighting.

  • Pre-Conference workshop with Dr Mark S. Rea and Mariana Figueiro.

  • Guided Walking Tours of Melbourne.

  • Two massive days of world-class speakers.

  • IESANZ Gala and Awards Dinner.


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