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How To Be Brilliant at BEING ON IT

22 November 2022 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Especially for students, interns, apprentices, and new entrants to the lighting profession!

The Institution of Lighting Professionals invites you to this free, fun, friendly talk.

How to be brilliant at… BEING ON IT

We have one critical message that needs to be amplified and actioned. The lighting industry seems to be going in circles around its own lovely echo chamber.

  • How do we make ourselves heard?
  • How do we make ourselves seen?
  • How do we make ourselves understood?

In David Attenborough’s words: “We need to not just to talk about what we can do, but to do what we can. This is a challenge that we should try to solve in a quick way, but with a long term vision”

We have the plan to help everyone push in the right direction and act now with effectiveness. We will start moving forward faster if we not only apply our knowledge but also communicate it in the most resourceful way.

So let’s talk about communication and action. About keeping promises and avoid having to “apologise for the inconvenience”. Time to act together, our planet will not take apologies, and our future generations depend on us.

Our speakers

Brad Joseph, Principal Lighting Designer

Juan Ferrari, Project Director

Brad and Juan are part of Hoare Lea’s lighting team, dedicated to forging a better future for people and planet.

The session is hosted by Jess and Rob from the How To Be Brilliant Team. They describe Brad and Juan: “This duo is renowned for championing compassion, honesty and fun times. They have lit iconic places such as Heathrow Airport and County Hall; they have lit sculptures for mental health and wellbeing. They know their stuff and they practice what they preach. If you have not yet been lucky enough to attend a Brad and Juan presentation, prepare for a session where you feel welcome, seen and supported.”

Whatever point you are at in your studies or career, communicating, actioning, and challenging is a must! We welcome you to come and listen to Juan and Brad’s experience and advice, and be inspired.

Hope you can make it – ALL welcome!

The How To Be Brilliant series is brought to you by the Institution of Lighting Professionals in collaboration with BEGA. Their generous support means we never ever charge to attend.

This HTBB session takes place within Light22 exhibition, which you need to register for. The ILP is a supporter of Light22 but not the organiser, so we will share your details with the organisers… we also strongly recommend you book your own entry place directly with them.

Here is a link to book a free entry place for the exhibition https://registration.gesevent.com/survey/312824ycw3az1

The talk will start at 6pm. At the end of the talk you can ask questions, meet other people, meet the speakers, and the How To Be Brilliant team will be on hand to talk about anything lighting career related.

If it is your first time – or if you are nervous about coming along, for any reason, please get in touch with us and we can support you!

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22nd November, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London, England N1 0QH United Kingdom

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