PLDC 2017 Conference Venue and Format Confirmed

PLDC 2017 Conference Venue and Format Confirmed

Palais des Congrès de Paris is a leading venue for conferences, trade shows and corporate events. Architecture, innovation, international fame, a strategic location with easy access and a large hotel capacity all comes together at this venue. It has the advantages of one of the world’s largest convention centres, therefore its a perfect fit for the PLDC 2017 Conference.

PLDC 2017 Conference Venue

The venue, which comprises approximately 32,000m² of floor space, was built by French architect Guillaume Gillet and inaugurated in 1974. Past events at the Palais des Congrès de Paris include the César Awards, the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, and the presentation of the Tour de France.

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PLDC 2017 Conference Paris – Palais-de-Congres. Pictures: PLDC.

The PLDC 2017 conference, exhibition and other activities will take place on level 2 of the building. Hall Maillot will offer around 5,000 m² for the sponsors’ exhibition, partners’ area, activity and interaction areas, the PLD community lounge, the registration desk and the VIA stand. One of the conference rooms is also located in this area. Two corridors, plus another conference room, lead to the largest conference room on the floor, the Amphithéatre Bleu, in which all Keynote speeches and one conference track will take place. The building is located at the far end of the Champs-Élysées, near the Périphérique, and can be accessed via the main traffic routes.

PLDC 2017 Conference Audience. Picture: PLDC.

PLDC 2017 Conference Format Modernised

For the PLDC Paris edition, the organisers are proud to announce that the conference format has been modernised in accordance with feedback provided by an international Think Tank and other partners. PLDC remains a four-track conference, but the structure has been amended slightly so that the audience will only have to select between three papers at the same time, instead of four. The Research track has been split into two and will feature 20-minute papers on research findings from independent researchers and designers plus cutting-edge R&D input.

The Call for Papers for the event will be released by 1. September, 2016.