The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, bench marks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.


Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference Speaker Portal opening December 1, 2017

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference provides outdoor lighting training classes, seminars, networking sessions and an exhibit hall. Over 1,000 attendees come from across the country and internationally representing utilities, municipalities, DOT’s, consulting and engineering firms, research firms, manufacturing firms and educational insitutions. The SALC conference is the only forum specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals. Submissions for consideration for the 2018 IES SALC Conference in Orlando will be accepted on December 1, 2017 until January 29, 2018.

Potential speakers are to submit session outlines or full for consideration for the IES SALC Conference. Seminar sessions generally run 25-35 minutes. SALC is an educational conference and presenentations must follow IES non-commerical policy. The SALC planning committee will review all topics for consideration for the 2018 Conference in Orlando. Speakers will be notified of acceptance for the conference program by late February 2018. If accepted your final presentation will be due August 1, 2018.


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