Second Annual Conference
Please click here to view the draft programme.
ALAN2014 will examine the full use of artificial lighting at night, as well as the spectrum of adverse effects that artificial outdoor light at night may cause, often known collectively as “light pollution”. The conference should be of interest to scientific, social science and legal academics, as well as regulators and lighting professionals.
The conference, which is being hosted by Leicester De Montfort Law School, De Montfort University, is being co organised with the EU COST Action LoNNe (Loss of the Night Network), and in association with the International Dark Sky Association.
The three day event will consist of both plenary speakers and streams focusing on the following major themes. We welcome any abstract on artificial light at night, especially those which fall within the major topics listed below. However we will consider any abstract that deals with artificial light at night:
Biology and Ecology
Legislation and Outdoor Lighting Governance
Outdoor Lighting Practices
Perceptions of Night
Preservation of Natural Areas
Circadian Rhythm Disruption
Exposure to Outdoor and Indoor Light
Illness Related to Artificial Light at Night
Measurement and Modeling
Human Exposure Modeling
Models of Light Propagation
Urban and Pristine Areas
Technology and Design
Outdoor Planning and Concepts
Outdoor Advertising Street Lighting
Trends in Indoor and Outdoor Lighting
Posters are invited on relevant research. We are looking for a wide range of ideas for your poster submission and further information will be uploaded onto the website in due course. You will be expected to attend the conference with your laminated poster ready for display. De Montfort University can not provide printing or laminating facilities for this purpose. You will be able to display your poster at the dedicated poster session on Wednesday 3rd September.
If you would like to present a poster, please submit a title and brief written abstract (300 words) of your research, as you would for a paper, to Katie Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org | by 19th May.
Your poster should be no more than A1 in size and laminated. It should include;
- Your name / contact details / title
- Your main thesis or research objective
- A summary of ideas, arguments, and wider issues raised by your research
A list of Poster entrants will be published in the conference pack and there will be a financial prize for the best poster.
Registration and Payment
Register here . This link will take you to our Online Store payment section. You will receive an automated response as proof of your booking.
The ALAN2014 standard payment structure is now in place.
- ALAN2014 - £200
- ALAN2014 (Student) - £95 (You will be asked to provide your student number)
- ALAN2014 (Conference Dinner) - £30
The Conference Dinner takes place on Tuesday September 2nd 2014.
If you wish to attend the conference dinner at The City Rooms in Leicester, please note that you must book this separately and in addition to your conference booking . Thank you.
If you prefer to be invoiced then please email Katie Scott . Please provide your name, invoice address, email/telephone number and dietary/mobility requirements (if any).
DMU Campus Map
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Please note that we are not responsible for booking your accommodation .
Please see the following suggested list of hotel accommodation. Prices are approximate.
Leicester / Travel
De Montfort University is well placed to host ALAN2014. The Hugh Aston building, a £35 million eco-friendly building, is home to the Faculty of Business & Law. This state-of-the-art building was recently rated as ‘excellent’ for energy efficiency by the Building Research Establishment. The Hugh Aston building is just a short 20 minute walk from Leicester Rail Station, or 5 minutes by taxi.
The nearest airports are:
- East Midlands Airport
- Birmingham Airport
- Heathrow Airport
Leicester has much to offer the visitor including the new theatre, Curve, the Highcross shopping centre, and a wide variety of restaurants and museums. The National Space Centre is the UK's only space science and astronomy attraction. For more information about the city see goLeicestershire .