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Welcome to IES24 The Lighting Conference

New York City, August 15-17, New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square

August 15 – 17, 2024    
New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square
Join us in New York City, 15-17 August 2024 for IES’ annual conference, IES24: The Lighting Conference, the preeminent conference for all things lighting, from research to design to technology and more—a true state of the industry event.
Our three day event includes a day of hands-on workshops and two days of educational sessions and technical papers & presentations. In addition to the learning opportunities, IES24 is home to the world renowned Industry Progress Report, with leading manufacturers, exhibits and reception, Emerging Professionals Day, the Leadership Forum, and the industry benchmarking Illumination Awards and Gala.

Paper & Poster Submissions Now Open


Industry Progress Report Submissions Now Open


Registration is NOW OPEN: Get Early Bird rates through May 28!


Early Bird

Closes May 28


IES Member Full Registration (IA Gala Included)



Non-Member Full Registration (IA Gala Included)



Emerging Professional Full Registration (IA Gala Included)



Student Full Registration (IA Gala Not Included)



Retired/Emeritus Full Registration (IA Gala Included)



One Day Pass – Member, (IA Gala Not Included)



One Day Pass – Non-Member (IA Gala Not Included)



IA Gala Only



IA Gala On-Site


Exhibit Hall Only



Book Your Conference Hotel Room Today!

Hotel and Venue

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square is the center of IES24 Lighting Conference activities! At just $269 per room night, IES works to get the lowest room rate possible for all of our attendees.
Book your hotel room by July 22 to secure these great rates.
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The Lighting Conference at a Glance


Emerging Professionals Day
Leadership Forum
Hands-On Workshops
Exhibits Reception
Society Awards
Opening Reception, sponsored by
Cooper Lighting


Opening Keynote
General Session
Sessions & Papers


Networking Session
Sessions & Papers
IES25 Announcement


Thursday, August 15
Friday, August 15
Saturday, August 17
7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

EP’s & LF’s Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m

Emerging Professionals Day

Soho Complex

Leadership Forum

Duffy/ Columbia

8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Light and Human Health: Putting the Recommended Practice into Professional Practice

Kimberly Mercier, George Brainard

Topic: Light & Human Health

Advanced Digital Tools for Daylighting Design


Nathan Sharnas, Reinhardt Swart

Topic: Emerging Technologies

Photometry in Action

Craig Bernecker

Topic: Design
At Parsons School of Design

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.




1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Topic: Design

Tony Esposito

Topic: Lighting Science

Getting Real with DALI: Beyond the Digital Buzz

Carol Jones, Michael Myer

Topic: Emerging Technologies

The DOE L-Prize competition is designed to spur ground-breaking innovation for next-generation lighting in commercial buildings. DOE deliberately set the bar high, with ambitious innovation goals for efficiency, sustainability, connectivity, and more. Six winning prototypes demonstrated extraordinary performance and capabilities, and this session will gather these leading-edge innovators to explore what they see as the biggest remaining challenges, and what this prize teaches us about future research needs.

Moderator: Gabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Scott Metker, Autani
  • Cary Eskow, Grid Interactive Efficient Building Alliance (GiEBA)
  • Sean Darras, lightly
  • Stephen Zhou, McWong International
  • David Woodward and Magdalena Beverly, Signify
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Exhibits with Reception

Located in Broadway Ballroom

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Emerging Professionals Networking Reception

Located in Harlem room

6:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.  

President’s Opening Reception & Society Awards, sponsored by Cooper Lighting

Located in Astor room

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Light and Health: Translating Research into Recommendations

 For more than two decades, the academic research community has been investigating the impact of light on human health and wellbeing. While this remains an active area of research, new recommendations for indoor light exposure have emerged, considering the sensitivity of the human circadian, neuroendocrine, and alerting responses to light. This session provides an overview of the latest research findings, how these findings have been integrated into current recommendations for indoor light exposure, and finally, how these recommendations translate to lighting design and practice. Moderator: Morgan Pattison, SSLS, Inc.

  • Steven Lockley, Harvard Medical School
  • Renske Lok, Stanford University
  • Lisa Ostrin, University of Houston
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

 Next-Generation Lighting Tools

As the lighting industry evolves, so do our tools. Artificial intelligence is impacting design and is poised to be integrated into industry practice and processes. This session will address new products and software that are adapting to meet new market expectations. The internet, electronics, and telecom industries are converging with lighting with the intent of adding it to their offerings. Trends including decarbonization, lighting for health, and a circular economy are triggering new standards and regulations that provide guidance and guiderails for lighting professionals. Join knowledgeable experts for a discussion of the next generation of tools available and needed for architectural lighting to meet current and future demands. Moderator: Mark Lien, Illuminating Engineering Society

  • Michael Davidson, Synapse Wireless
  • Thomas Paterson, Lux Populi
  • Eve Phillips, Capital One, formerly of Google AI
  • Jon Sargent, Solemma
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Novel Methods for Post-Occupancy Evaluations

 Post-occupancy evaluations are somewhat common practice for measuring the success of a lighting project, testing a design hypothesis, or identifying lessons learned for future designers. Historically, these evaluations have linked relatively static estimates of lighting quantities to occupant feedback collected from surveys or interviews; however, new technology has enabled more sophisticated assessments of increasingly capable daylighting and electric lighting systems. This session will highlight novel methods for characterizing occupant light exposure and discuss how these methods can deepen our understanding of the relationship between lighting conditions in real-world applications and occupant outcomes. Moderator: Andrea Wilkerson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Mike Martinez, Atelier Ten
  • Shadab Rahman, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Siobhan Rockcastle, University of Oregon
3:00 p.m

Closing Remarks

3:00 p.m.

Optional Tour of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Lighting Science & Technology Lab

Become an IES24 Partner


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Partner opportunities are now available for the Conference and the world renown Illumination Awards.

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Thank you to our 2024 Conference Sponsors!

To become an IES24 Lighting Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor, please contact Graham Kirk:

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Opening Reception & Awards Sponsor

Exhibit Table-Tops

Cooper Lighting Solutions