Events

The District of Columbia Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Jun
18
Thu
Candela Awards @ Hamilton Live
Jun 18 all-day
Aug
6
Thu
2020 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

2020 IES Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 6-8, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2020 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

Why Attend the AC?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 6 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations as well as time to relax, enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.

Theme

The theme for the 2020 IES Annual Conference is Hindsight / Insight / Foresight. This expansive theme explores our relationship to light, both historically and looking toward the future. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and other related design disciplines. This year’s theme is intended to spark the conversation about how light is used, how light affects the user, and how we see that relationship evolving as we move forward. In addition to speaker presentations, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.