The theme for the 2021 IES Annual Conference is Brighter. Together.
Over the course of the last year, perseverance, persistence, and unity have all become key touchpoints throughout many aspects of our lives. This year’s conference theme not only speaks to those feelings and invokes a feeling of anticipation and hope for the year to come, but it also calls to mind the frenzy of research, development, and inspiration that has defined the last decade in lighting while acknowledging the growing importance of lighting as one of the many disciplines that combine to form the built environment.

This broad theme explores the relationship between light and the lighting community. The objective of this conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and other design-related disciplines. This year's theme is intended to spark the conversation about how light is used, how light affects the user, and how we affect and inspire each other. In addition to speaker presentations, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

The IES Annual Conference offers subject-matter experts a platform to present their ideas, research, and project experience to a premier community of lighting professionals. It brings together industry thought-leaders, provocateurs, authors, and other highly qualified professionals to share their unique perspectives and contributions in an ever-changing market.

Your participation will provide you with an opportunity to engage with professionals across multiple disciplines with varying degrees of experience. You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Share your knowledge with industry colleagues
  • Network within the global lighting community
  • Obtain immediate feedback and reactions to your work

We invite you to submit your presentation ideas, particularly drawing from the interpretations of the theme Brighter. Together., that deliver unique educational and relevant experiences for attendees. Formats can include interactive sessions, lectures, and roundtable discussions. While the traditional lecture-style presentation is a fine and trusted format, we encourage you to be creative in your approach and welcome submissions that use video, live demonstrations, audience interaction, and other techniques to create new experiences for conference attendees.

Sessions can investigate the role of lighting relative to:

  • Application Case Studies
  • Evidence Based Design research
  • Controls
  • Human Centric design & wellness
  • Art and Communication
  • Profitability and Economic Impact of Technologies
  • Career: Education Planning and Business Building

Conference attendees include lighting specifiers, lighting manufacturers and representatives, architects, interior designers, educators, researchers, and students.

Deadline for Speaker submissions has been extended to April 12, 2021
Deadline for Technical Papers is May 6, 2021
Deadline for Posters is May 13, 2021
Submitters notified by May 28, 2021

 

On behalf of the IES and members of the Annual Conference Committee, THANK YOU, and we look forward to receiving your submission for consideration.

Best Regards,

Dave Young
IES Annual Conference Committee Chair

EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app