The IES holds bi-annual Research Symposia and periodic Research Workshops. These events strengthen the lighting research community, promote awareness of the latest research trends, and foster connections with other fields of study.
The IES Research Symposium has been held bi-annually since 2012. These Symposia bring together researchers and lighting practitioners from all over the world for a 2-day discussion about the present and future of lighting research.
Annual Conference Paper and Poster sessions provide a platform for researchers to present their recent work with like-minded people, as well as to take part in other educational and networking events.
Periodically, the IES co-sponsors Research Workshops in which a select group of invited guests brain-storms to address a specific research challenge.