Enlighten Conferences

Created exclusively by and for lighting design professionals, the Enlighten Conferences are a series of boutique educational and networking events in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

These are the locations where the lighting community comes together to learn, share ideas and explore solutions with likeminded people who are passionate about light. Intimate by design, registrations are capped to remain under 500 attendees, allowing for meaningful close connections and thought-provoking discussions among the profession’s foremost experts to inspire and motivate, moving architectural lighting design into the future.

No matter where you are in your career, the Enlighten Conferences ensure that you’ll walk away feeling refreshed, empowered, and inspired.

Upcoming Enlighten Events


IALD Enlighten Europe 2024

Begins 6/21/2024

IALD Enlighten Europe 2024, a vital part of the lighting design industry’s leading conference series, is set to take place in the vibrant city of London in June 2024. Let's #IlluminateTheFuture together.


IALD Enlighten Americas 2024

Begins 10/17/2024

The pinnacle of the lighting design industry’s leading conference series, EA24 will offer a comprehensive and enriching experience for hundreds of attending professionals from around the world.

Enlighten Conferences: Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for both IALD Enlighten Europe 2024 (21 - 22 June in London, UK) and IALD Enlighten Americas 2024 (17 - 19 October in San Diego, California, USA) is now open, and we are seeking energetic and engaging speakers to lead impactful learning experiences. We know that lighting designers learn best from each other, and that idea is what the Enlighten conferences are built on. If you have a story to share, we want to hear it!

Presentation proposals can be submitted through 29 January, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered, and all proposals must be submitted online.

Complete information on proposal requirements, popular subjects and topics, presentation formats, and the submission process can be found on the Call for Presentations entry platform.

Attention, Manufacturers!

Want to be an Enlighten Sponsor?

Developed by lighting designers, for lighting designers, IALD Enlighten Conferences present top-tier educational sessions led by the brightest minds in the profession. Each event benefits the hundreds of attendees through the deep discussions, relationship building, and networking opportunities it facilitates.

Most importantly, because the IALD is a non-profit association, your sponsorship of an Enlighten Conference visibly contributes to the growth and development of the lighting design profession, and makes it clear that you are helping to foster a community of passionate and skilled professionals.

Consider event sponsorship and help the IALD to spread the Power of Light!