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ERCO Lighting Educator Workshop
Empower Your Teaching with Expertise, Innovation, and Illuminating Didactics: 20.-23.8.2024 in Lüdenscheid, Germany

Discover attractive teaching methods for architectural lighting with ERCO's four-day workshop for lighting educators! Dive into the intricate world of education, design expertise and photometric knowledge amidst the evolving landscape of connectivity, sustainability, and artificial intelligence.

Elevate your teaching skills in architectural lighting planning and technology at our specialized workshop designed for educators. Join us for an enlightening experience filled with knowledge exchange and innovative didactics, ensuring you leave empowered to inspire your students.

ERCO, with a rich legacy in communicating light, invites you to be part of this transformative journey. From the iconic "Handbook of lighting" (1992, available online at to the illuminating book "Light perspectives between culture and technology" (2009) and our online guide and student workshops – ERCO has been guiding the way for lighting education.

Our workshop for teachers goes beyond just imparting specialized knowledge; it's a holistic approach that integrates effective didactics. Learn how to articulate lighting design nuances and demystify technical intricacies, ensuring your teachings shine as brightly as the lights you design. Ignite your passion for architectural lighting education with ERCO – where expertise meets inspiration.

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You can register for the lighting educator workshop via Eventbrite:
Lighting educator workshop registration

Key benefits for lighting educators

Design: Unleash your creativity as we explore application spaces, unlocking new dimensions in design. Understand the possibilities and limitations of AI in lighting simulation, pushing the boundaries of design thinking. Master the art of system design, paving the way for a holistic approach to lighting solutions.

Technology: Dive deep into modern LED light technology and discover cutting-edge planning approaches. Grasp the intricacies of connected lighting and conquer control challenges in the evolving technological landscape.

Sustainability: Illuminate your knowledge about sustainable lighting - from standards and metrics to eco-friendly luminaires.

Didactic: Explore showrooms for hands-on mock-ups and student workshops, creating a dynamic learning environment. Exchange ideas with fellow educators on teaching methods, experiments, and mock-up setups. Enhance your lectures with new content and collect valuable teaching materials and take photos.

Workshop heads:

Matthias Boeser: Matthias, lighting design trainer and application specialist at ERCO, started with professional stage lighting and has been working in architectural lighting design for more than 20 years. He has been a lecturer for lighting design and lighting technology in various degree programmes for more than 15 years.

Dr. Thomas Schielke: Thomas, a trainer at ERCO for architectural lighting, has been working at ERCO for more than 20 years. His extensive contributions include an online guide, workshops, and international articles on lighting. The co-authorship of the ERCO book “Light Perspectives” reflects his expertise. He has presented lectures at various international universities.


Heiko Becker: Heiko has a background in energy supply and lighting technology, working with ERCO since 1985. Currently, he oversees ERCO’s sustainability program and contributes his expertise as the chair of national and international working groups for manufacturers' associations. Heiko is passionately dedicated to integrating sustainability into applications and shaping the next generation of luminaires.

Dr. Matthias Bremerich: With a physics and astrophysics background from the University of Siegen and experience at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Matthias has been a leading optics developer at ERCO since 2006. His expertise includes raytracing simulation, optics, and designing optical components for lighting. He has also led seminars and supervised internships during his doctoral studies.

Matthew Cobham: Matthew has over 20 years’ experience in Europe and in Asia working with architects and lighting designers on projects of all types. He has excelled at ERCO since 2019, focusing on innovative museum and gallery lighting. Holder of a masters from Bartlett in Light & Lighting and an MBA from EM Lyon, Matthew, delivers insightful talks that seamlessly blend expertise and inspiration.

Axel Groß: Axel Groß, an art director and AI specialist, holds a background in architecture and production design. With over 20 years of experience, he has worked with firms like ERCO, Autodesk, OMA and Pfarré Licht. His expertise spans design, art direction, and CG media production. Electric Gobo was founded in 2003 in Berlin, today Axel is based in Hanover, Germany.

Henk Kosche: Since 2004, Henk has been leading the Concept & Design group at ERCO. Starting in 1993, he progressed from a designer to the Head of Advanced Design. A product design graduate of Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, he worked as a designer at Siemens Design in Munich. Henk also served as a guest professor at various institutions and conducted workshops at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Japan.

Dan Weissman: Dan is an Architect, Lighting Designer, researcher, and teacher. As Associate Principal and Director of Lam Labs, Dan supports the firm’s endeavors in digital technologies, daylighting design, and academic engagement. Dan is the Chair of the IES Daylighting Committee, teaches lighting at Harvard Graduate School of Design

Register for the workshop

You can register for the lighting educator workshop via Eventbrite:
Lighting educator workshop registration


Date and time:

20.8.2024, 9:00 – 23.8.2024, 18:00



Brockhauser Weg 80-82
58507 Lüdenscheid


Number of participants:

Max 30 educators


Free of charge



We recommend the Hotel Mercure in Lüdenscheid

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