We formed nine groups/committees in order to plan and conduct various activities smoothly. Each group/committee is composed of a chairperson who is appointed by the Board of Directors, and committee members who are volunteers from IALD Japan members. The chairperson and committee members make an annual proposal of an activity plan and requiring a budget approval by the Board of Director, thereafter the chairperson directs the planned activities to run smoothly. Each committee member shares the activity plan and fully cooperates among each other in order to boost the impact and publicize the activities both internally and externally.
Board of Directors
|Representative Director||Kaoru Mende|
|Vice-representative Director||Reiko Chikada
|Executive Director||Atsushi Kaneda|
IALD Regional Coordinator
IALD has its Headquarters in Chicago, USA and there are nine regions and thirteen chapters all over the world with coordinators working to promote regional activities. Currently in Asia, there is one coordinator each in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, and India. Among these regions, Japan is particularly expected to take a significant role in IALD since it is the second largest local branch operating after the USA.
The regional coordinator in Japan is a volunteer staff who works in collaboration with IALD Japan Secretariat for promoting activities in Japan, membership support, reporting on IALD Japan's activities to the Headquarters, and communicating information from the Headquarters to Japanese members.
IALD Japan Secretariat
The Japan International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD Japan) office was moved to a new location at the Tokyo Design Center in Higashi-gotanda, Tokyo. Our staff members are working on clerical works in cooperation with IALD regional coordinator of Japan. As a base for supporting our activities, we are working on the affairs described below to contribute to industrial development—the objective of the association.
The Secretariat also works as the hub for supporting activities in order to contribute to the development of the industry. To achieve such aim, it deals with the following tasks:
1. Coordination with IALD Headquarters
2. Membership support
3. Organizing and managing general affairs to hold events
4. Other tasks in relation to the management of IALD Japan