The ILP confirmed today that it is planning online events and training throughout 2020, and will launch its autumn plan at the Institution’s online AGM day, Lighting United, on 9 September.
The professional body, which supports everyone in lighting to share CPD knowledge, has no plans to organise any face to face events or training until 2021.
John Sutcliffe and James Duffin, the ILP Honorary Treasurers, explained “The Institution relies on membership subscription fees to operate. Our view is that it’s not responsible or respectful for us to take on financial risk by organising face to face events and courses which could be cancelled whilst the pandemic continues. We also recognise the challenges employers and employees face in finding time and resources to allow colleagues to attend events. Sharing knowledge online at least eliminates travel time and expense.”
Tracey White, ILP CEO, added “We know how much the lighting community is looking forward to being able to gather again in person and we share those sentiments. In the meantime, we offer several different ways to stay connected including our open house Hi Lights sessions. We will also be supporting our friends in the industry who are planning a mixture of digital and in person events this autumn, providing speakers and promotional support.”
Lighting United is a free day of online events and activities for the whole lighting community. On 9 September, connect with other lighting professionals, update yourself on opportunities, and be part of the future of lighting. The ILP team will show you how the community can support you now and, in the months, ahead topping up your resilience and making you better equipped to deal with anything else 2020 throws at you.
For more information and to register for our Lighting United event, please click here.