Visionary Challenge

Beyond 2030: What Do You See?

The IES Visionary Challenge:
Beyond 2030: What Do You See?

The IES and the lighting industry expect big news in 2020, but how will we keep that momentum going? For the first time, the IES is holding a white paper challenge.

Beyond 2030: What Do You See? imagines what the state of the lighting industry will be in 2030, what our biggest challenges might be during this next decade, and how we should focus our energy in order to continue to move forward as an industry. Selected articles will be published in a limited edition hardcover book.

To Apply:

  1. Submissions must be single-spaced in 12-point font in Word or pdf format.
     
  2. Submissions will be accepted in 2 categories: Full articles and shorter “snapshots”:
    Full articles must include the following:

    1. Abstract: Maximum 300 words. The abstract must describe the scope and premise of the paper (for example, does the paper cover a specific or multiple topics? Does it focus on design or products? What is the author’s summary conclusion?).
    2. Article: Maximum 5,000 words. Articles must enunciate a vision of the lighting industry in 2030 and provide insights into the changes anticipated over this decade that lead to that vision. Articles should note trends leading to 2020 that foreshadow the conjectured path(s) culminating in the 2030 vision. Articles may focus on a single topic or be broad-based in describing the overall industry. Tables, graphs, illustrations and photographs are encouraged to demonstrate the ideas and background material of the article.
    3. References: Citations and references are required for any statement represented as factual or representing current trends.
  3. “Snapshots” are 500-word mini articles. These shorter articles must still clearly show your vision of the lighting industry in 2030 and provide insights into the changes anticipated over this decade that lead to that vision. References must be provided for any statement represented as factual or representing current trends. References are not included in the 500-word count.
  4. There are no limitations of subject content; each person submitting will be allowed a maximum of two articles each on the presumption that they are on separate topics and not repetitive.
     
  5. Submissions must include a short biography (up to 200 words) and a headshot (at least 300 dpi, 3×5”).
     
  6. The Visionary Challenge will be open to members and non-members.
     
  7. Review/Judging: Articles will be reviewed on their appropriateness for the publication and demonstrate an understanding of the topic(s) discussed with references as noted above. Articles may be rejected on the basis of being too commercial and/or having insufficient information to back up the article. Acceptance is the sole purview of the review committee.
     
  8. Articles must be sent to [email protected] no later than February 29, 2020. Submissions that do not include all of the required information will not be considered.

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