Speaking Engagements and Presentations
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Updated March 2008





Recent Speaking Engagements


·                Acuity, Festival of Light, keynote speech, March 2008


  • City.People.Light, Rotterdam May 24, 2007


  • The 25th Annual IESNA Street and Area Lighting Conference, Tampa Florida October 8-11, 2006


  • GEL 4th Annual Conference at The Equitable Theater in New York City.   May 4-5, 2006 www.gelconference.com


  • Fashion in Colors Symposium, Cooper Hewitt Museum,  February 11, 2006

                          Symposium Featured:

·   Leatrice Eiseman/Pantone Color Institute

·   Behind-the-scenes tour with Fashion in Colors illumination designer Leni Schwendinger

·   How your brain perceives color, with Dr. Israel Abramov

·   Panel with Nike, KitchenAid,  Glaceau, and ColorWare; moderated by Barbara Bloemink, Cooper-Hewitt Curator Director


  • Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS);  Leni joined a panel on entrepreneurship, September 14, 2006


  • Lighting Design Collaboration: An Essential Method for Today’s Interiors, Architectural Digest Architecture Days, New York City, Center for Architecture, May 2005


  • Lighting Design Collaboration: An Essential Method for Today’s Interior, Architectural Digest Architecture Days, Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, April 2005  

            For Leni’s tips to collaboration, www.lightprojectsltd.com/archdigest.pdf


  • Light and Projection: Artist Talk and Workshop presented and sponsored by the Cal Arts School of Theatre, Valencia, CA, April 2005


  • Light Congress February 2005; New York City, Hyatt Hotel

            For Leni’s introductory speech, www.lightprojectsltd.com/Light Congress 2005-pix.pdf


  • Interdisciplinary Master Class hosted by University of Wisconsin (Madison) Department of Theatre and Drama, March 2005


Current and Recent Exhibitions


  • Cooper Hewitt Design Life Now, exhibition travels to Houston Spring 2008
  • City Lights, Museum of the City of New York, 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue, New York City
  • Going Public: Center for Architecture, New York City
  • Off the Wall: an exhibit of projects from the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, AIGA Gallery, New York City
  • Designing the High Line: Grand Central Terminal, New York City


·       Winner’s Circle Workshop: Center for Architecture, 536 La Guardia Place, New York City

·       DESIGN-IN MARATHON HAPPENING NOW! Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Projects -- Center for Architecture, New York City

·       Working with Wind and Light: The Ephemeral Becomes Durable, Americans for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies conference,  Washington DC

·       Extending the Night: Lighting the Urban Landscape -- AIA Long Island Chapter and Engineering/Architecture Design Division of the Port Authority of NY/NJ

·       Lighting of Unusual Spaces, Illuminating Engineering Society, New York City

A Word from the Audience…

"...presentation of your work was eye-opening and thrilling to both the artists and the more engineering-oriented members of our audience...I especially enjoyed your discussion of how you involve the community in many of your projects. The style of your talk managed to convey both the profoundness you strive for as well as the concepts and esthetics on a more general and approachable level, and your explanation of the differing roles of artists and designers was very thought-provoking."

-David Bergman, Committee Chair, Designers Lighting Forum


"As the eighteenth lecture in the monthly 'DDC Talks' program, your standard of excellence was truly exemplary."

-Anne Papageorge, First Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Design and Construction


“Every Artists & Audience Exchange project makes an important contribution to New York’s cultural fabric.  Thank you for your time, talent, and expertise which you have shared through this program.”

- New York Foundation for the Arts