Speaker/Paper/Poster Submissions

IES Annual Conference 2020

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.

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 Hindsight / Insight / Foresight, that deliver unique educational stimulus and relevant experiences for attendees. Formats can include interactive sessions, lectures, and roundtable discussions. 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, as well as architects, interior designers, educators, researchers, and students.

If you know others who are interested and qualified to present at the IES Annual Conference, please forward this email to them.

Deadline for Speaker Submissions is March 1, 2020
Deadline for Technical Papers is May 3, 2020
Deadline for Posters is May 24, 2020


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