The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 9-11 in Boston Massachusetts 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 other design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount. Lighting professionals will have their choice of various CEU credits through participation at the conference.

The 2018 Annual Conference will foster personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and enable attendees to earn CEU credits through participation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Light.Balance.” (#IESLightBalance)

The conference begins Thursday August 9 on Opening Night—the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by 2 exciting days of learning and opportunity to earn CEU’s, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends, meet new people.



Please revisit this page later as we announce details about the 2018 Annual Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston.


If you have any general questions, or just wish to speak with someone at IES about the Annual Conference, Conference, please contact the office at 212-248-5000 or

Interested in sponsorship opportunities at the IES Annual Conference, please contact Jennifer Marotta Collin at