Changes to IES Conference:  Updated Lighting Event Rundown

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For the second consecutive year, the Covid pandemic is causing the IES to convert its Annual Conference to a virtual event. 


Originally scheduled for August 5-7 in New Orleans, the 2021 IES Annual Conference will now occur in a virtual format.  Dates and further details will be announced in the near future.  In February, the IALD decided to postpone the 2021 Enlighten Americas Conference that was previously scheduled for October in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

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Below is the Announcement from the IES:

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Board of Directors announces that the 2021 IES Annual Conference, originally scheduled for August 5-7 in New Orleans, will not take place in-person, and instead will be hosted in a virtual setting.

As always, the IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. While we miss you all and so hoped to see you this August, we know that the safety guidelines that will be in place would significantly change the type of event our participants are used to attending. While we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 we want to make sure that when we do hold our first in-person Annual Conference post-pandemic, that it provides the value that you expect from us.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to bring our community together in a virtual setting, and to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this year's Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

Official dates and times to be confirmed.



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 April 23, 2021

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