9th VELUX Daylight Symposium to take place in November 2021

The VELUX Group will be hosting its 9th VELUX Daylight Symposium as a digital event, which will take place on November 15-19 under the theme `Bridging research and practice´.

The Daylight Symposium is a biennial conference organised by the VELUX Group for researchers, architects, and others with a professional interest in the role and importance of daylight for creating healthy and resilient buildings. The Daylight Symposium encourages sharing of scientific knowledge and practical applications by interlinking disciplines that are usually addressed in separated spheres and professional circles.

Since the first event in 2005, the following topics have been explored; defining a common language, daylight and learning, daylight and legislation, healthy living, energy use and health, daylight in a human perspective, new eyes on existing buildings, daylight as a driver of change, and healthy and climate-friendly architecture.

Call for submissions to 2021 symposium

VELUX Group welcomes the submission of abstracts for symposium presentations related to the following topics:

  • New knowledge, innovation, and applications of daylight with a focus on increased benefits for people and the environment
  • Sharing best architectural daylighting practices considering; spaces for the light to inhabit and the awareness of – and contact to – natural surroundings
  • Tools, metrics, legislation, and rating systems; how to specify and evaluate the daylight quality and performance of buildings in the future
  • The role of daylight under pandemics and beyond

​ Please send an abstract (max. 500 words) of your presentation to

Deadline for submissions on 30 June 2021.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the symposium’s scientific committee:

  • Dr. Kynthia Chamilothori Assistant Professor, Human-Technology Interaction Group, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Sergio Altomonte, Professor, Architectural Physics, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • Werner Osterhaus, Professor, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University (Denmark)
  • Dr. Steve Fotios, Ph.D., Professor, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Dr. John Mardaljevic, Professor, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University (UK)
  • Dr. Jens Christoffersen, VELUX Group (Denmark)
  • Dr. Marie-Claude Dubois, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University (Sweden)

Depending on the situation, symposium presenters may be invited to travel to studio locations, from where the event will be broadcasted live.

More information and news about the 2021 event will be posted on The Daylight Site.


About the VELUX Group

For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 36 countries and around 11,000 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2022, the VELUX Group had total revenue of EUR 2.99 billion, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 4.29 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 181 million in charitable grants.

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