February 2011

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February 2011


Offer Lighting Portfolio Reviews

Jennifer Read Lighting Design & Technology Commission

In preparation for the Charlotte 2011 Conference & Stage Expo -- registering for the conference, booking hotel and flight reservations, planning what sessions to attend and which booths to visit first -- consider joining the Lighting Design & Technology Commission's portfolio review as either a presenter or reviewer.

One aspect of the Lighting Commission's mission is to promote excellence in lighting design and lighting design education. Portfolio reviews allow presenters a wider audience for their progress and work by getting opinions from someone other than a primary mentor. Reviewers have an opportunity to see upcoming talent happening across the country along with sharing their knowledge and skills by giving comments or suggesting improvements to the presenter's work or presentation style in a manner helpful yet non-threatening.

The overall review process takes approximately 30 minutes for each review and is a constructive way to participate in Commission-sponsored activities. Anyone with a degree in lighting, who is currently working in the professional field and interested in having a hand sculpting upcoming lighting designers should consider becoming a reviewer. Beginning reviewers will be teamed with those who have reviewed during prior conferences.

Presenters are made up of students at all levels, professionals just starting out or looking for the next step up, and educators needing a peer review for the promotion and tenure process.

To volunteer as a reviewer or for more inforamtion, e-mail Jennifer Read at jread@whitworth.edu.