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IES Cancel In-Person Street and Area Lighting Conference

Sept. 14, 2021
SALC will still take place from October 11 through 13, but it will be fully virtual.

SALC Committee Chair RJ Darling and SALC Committee Vice-Chair Rebecca Rainer recently released a letter informing Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) community members that the IES's 2021 Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) will not take place in-person and instead will be hosted in a completely virtual format due to the escalating COVID-19 positivity rate.

 The dates for SALC have not changed. The conference will be from Oct. 11-13, 2021. The general sessions, exhibition and breakouts will all be virtual. However, the October 10 pre-conference classes are canceled. Registration rates are $450 for IES members and $600 for non-members. Online registration will remain open until the start of the conference.

Darling and Rainer said in the letter: "As always, the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers, is our top priority. While this was a very difficult decision to make, it provides us with the opportunity to host a more inclusive event – enabling attendance by governmental or municipality employees and any others who are under travel restrictions, increasing our virtual exhibit hall space to allow greater participation, and providing unlimited access to interact with exhibitors throughout the duration of the event.

"We’re looking forward to hosting attendees and exhibitors alike from the safety and comfort of your personal workspaces. We hope you find this year’s Street and Area Lighting Conference an insightful and valuable experience."

For questions or comments, they can be reached at [email protected].