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2016 Annual Conference
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You have only a couple more weeks to take advantage of the early registration rates being offered for the IES 2016 Annual Conference. Sign up now to take advantage of these soon-to-expire special discounted rates. To help you with your decision to register, please visit the Preliminary Program that provides full details about what you can expect..

In addition to the thought provoking and relevant theme of Connected Light, when you attend this year’s event you can expect…

  • Longer Program – two full days
  • Increased Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – more CEUs than previous years
  • More Networking – additional receptions and networking sessions added
  • Valuable Content – hear from Keynote Presenter David Rose, award winners, industry leaders, sponsors, and other noted professionals
  • Unique Lighting Experiences – we are working with sponsors to create events you will not want to miss

Don’t miss out on this event, which is sure to be one of the most memorable and valuable conferences that you will attend all year.

When registering for the event, we have put together the following options so that you can select what best fits your schedule and needs…

  • Conference Package – entry to all conference programs and events, also includes Illumination Awards Gala
  • Conference Only – entry to only conference program and events, does not include Illumination Awards Gala
  • One Day – admittance to either Day 1 or Day 2 of the conference

We look forward to seeing you at the IES 2016 Annual Conference.

To register, please click here.

Keynote Speaker – David Rose

Instructor and researcher at the MIT Media Lab, and the author of the preeminent book on the Internet of Things, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things. “The history of computers has mostly been about efficiency,” Rose told The New York Times  “I think one of the things that's changing is that enchanted objects can be about adding emotion and magic to the fabric of our everyday lives and experiences.” He continues: “Our devices can be a lot simpler, and our interactions to them can be a lot simpler....These are ordinary things that have extraordinary capabilities.” 

Platinum Sponsors

Philips Lighting is dedicated to enhancing life with light. We are committed to introducing transformative technologies that enhance our customers’ health and well-being. Philips Lighting is leading the technology revolution with innovation across the digital lighting value chain. Our wide range of offerings, whether it be components or light sources, luminaires and controls, or total lighting solutions and services, customers can trust Philips to deliver innovation that is as impactful as it is progressive.

Learn more about our portfolio of brands - Visit us at: www.philips.com/beInspired


Gold Sponsors

Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of indoor and outdoor lighting and energy management solutions. With fiscal year 2015 net sales of $2.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 9,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia.

Current by GE Current, powered by GE is a first-of-its-kind energy company, where world-class hardware technology meets unprecedented software technology. Current combines GE's LED, Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle capabilities with its Predix platform to deliver a 21st-century energy ecosystem to customers. Making energy sustainable, resilient and reliable. Creating a new world of possibilities for intelligent environments. And helping our customers reduce, produce, shift and optimize to transform their businesses and lives.


Event Sponsors

Finelite Better Lighting Illuminating Engineering Society Osram
Lutron liminii


Emerging Professional Sponsors

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