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.

IES Research Symposia are organized by the IES Research Symposium Committee and have been held since 2012. For details and materials from past symposia, see the links below. Information on the next Research Symposium, to be held in 2018, is forthcoming.

2018 IES Light + Human Health Research Symposium

Register NowAt the 2018 IES Research Symposium the latest research on how light during the day and night affects our circadian, biological, and behavioral responses will be presented along with discussions on how this research might affect current and future design applications. The Symposium brings together researchers and design professionals for an open exchange of ideas that will influence future priorities for developing and adopting metrics, standards, and recommended practices.

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown – Atlanta, Georgia, USA – April 8-10, 2018



Sponsoring the IES Research Symposium provides your company with invaluable exposure to the top thought leaders in lighting. This opportunity is limited and is only available biannually.

There are a limited number of sponsorships available for the Research Symposium.

Previous Symposia

Light + Color 2016 Symposium Light + Behavior 2014 Symposium ight + Seniors 2012 Symposium