The Boston Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers.

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2019 IES Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
2019 IES Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

Why Attend the AC?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations as well as time to relax, enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

SolBe Learning Center – Project Tour @ SolBe Learning Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the IES Boston and Rhode Island Section for a tour of the SolBe Learning Center, an early childhood development and daycare center located in Chestnut Hill. The project, designed by Supernormal and lighting design by Lam Partners, has received numerous awards including a BSA award for Small Firms Design, and an IES Award of Merit in 2019. Dan Weissman and Maggie Golden of Lam Partners will lead the tour and share lighting concepts used in this innovative educational space.

$5 IES Member Ticket
$10 Non-Member Ticket

Dan Weissman designs luminous environments as a Senior Associate and Director of Lam Labs at Lam Partners. A Registered Architect and award-winning Lighting Designer, Dan leads the firm’s endeavors in digital technologies, daylighting design, and academic engagement. In addition to professional practice, he teaches lighting and daylighting courses at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has published articles and peer-reviewed daylighting research. In 2018 Dan was listed as one of 40 under 40 international Lighting Designers by Lighting Magazine.

Maggie designs and manages lighting and daylighting projects at Lam Partners, with 4 years of experience at the firm. With a background in architectural engineering and extensive expertise in digital simulation technologies, Maggie contributes new and creative ideas on the use of light, across many projects. She has also taught lighting design at the Boston Architectural College, and holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Penn State.