Street and Area Lighting Conference

2019 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

September 22 – 25, 2019

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | 1380 Harbor Island Dr. | San Diego, CA 92101

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, benchmarks 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.

To view the complete SALC Program Agenda CLICK HERE.

**Update** The SALC CONFERENCE hotel (Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina) is currently SOLD OUT. Please use the link below to book a sleeping room at a nearby hotel. Important reminder, transportation to and from the event from non-Conference hotels will be your responsibility.

To book a hotel room nearby CLICK HERE.

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.

Sunday Classes

Comprehensive day-long courses in topics related to Street and Area Lighting are offered on the Sunday preceding the official start of the conference. This year’s course offering includes: Fundamentals of Outdoor lighting, Outdoor Lighting Applications, Computer-Aided Outdoor Lighting, and Outdoor Lighting Control Networks. Each includes a depth and breadth of materials tailored to a classroom setting for those wishing to deep-dive in these subjects as either refresher, or to get up-to-speed as a new entrant to our industry.


An annual charity golf tournament occurs during SALC. All proceeds from SALC Charity Golf events are used for the express purpose of providing scholarships to attend SALC. In 2018 we sponsored four emerging professionals to attend the conference, grow their knowledge in Street & Area Lighting, and network with Lighting professionals worldwide.

Our dedicated organizers chose a suitable course that is local to the conference venue, and run a tournament there that is sponsored by our exhibiting vendors.
This year we are holding the event at the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA, home of the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Junior Worlds, and the 2021 United States Open Championship.

Additionally, we are proud to inform you that SALC Charity Golf, Inc., has been granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS. Tax ID information available on request.  Download Registration Form [PDF 157KB]

Ladies in Lighting

Ladies in Lighting is a networking event for all women attending The Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC), female partners of attendees are welcome as well. This event is held on Sunday before SALC starts so women can meet new friends, connect with old ones and just relax and have fun. If this is your first SALC or your fifteenth, please join us. The mission of Ladies in Lighting is to support and connect women in our industry and make SALC a better conference for everyone.
No reservations are required, and we don’t have a dress code.

The event is about 90 minutes. We provide one alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage but there is a cash bar for extra drinks. Once the event ends we generally walk all the participants to the SALC Welcome Event.

Casino Night

Conference attendees are invited to participate in a mock casino during the conference. The annual SALC exhibitor-sponsored “Casino Night” event will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 8:00-11:00 pm at the Sheraton San Diego, as part of the conference.

This is a fun night that really sets the SALC apart from other events in the industry. Past attendees have really enjoyed this event and we always get high praise on this unique feature of the SALC. It is a great opportunity to network with your peers in the industry. Attendees play casino games and the casino winnings are exchanged for raffle prize tickets. Attendees place their raffle ticket in a drum where and winning tickets are drawn at the end of the night, usually to the cheers of the crowd.

Prizes for the raffle have run the full range from home electronics, cameras, iPods, iPads, sports collectibles, art, travel getaways, and company promotional items.