Past News and Events

September 19, 2019 to September 21, 2019

Second Junior Balkan Conference on Lighting "BalkanLightJunior 2019" and accompanying event "Lighting2019" - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The National Committe for Lighting in Bulgaria (NCLB) is proud to announce their upcoming event ...

Coming up in September 2019, NC Bulgaria are holding the Second Junior Balkan Conference on Lighting "BalkanLightJunior2019" in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There will also be an accompanying event, the Fourth Bulgarian National Conference for Young Scientists with International Participation "Lighting2019".

This is an excellent opportunity for experts and those interested in the field of light and lighting to come together and enjoy this opportunity to network and share their knowledge. Everyone is welcome to attend and NC Bulgaria look forward to welcoming you in Plovdiv, the European Capital of Culture 2019!

For more information visit

September 9, 2019

CIE NC Russia - International Scientific and Technical Greenhouses Lighting Conference

Organized by CIE NC Russia, VNISI, this specialist two day conference includes both plenary and breakout session. Papers will be given by both invited speakers and reports selected by the Expert Committee of the conference.

Registration for this event is now open to participants of the International Scientific and Technical Greenhouses Lighting Conference, September 9-10, 2019 in Moscow, Russia.

More information, including registation, can be found at the event website:



August 29, 2019 to October 28, 2019

CIE Symposium in Hong Kong April 2020 - Abstract Submission System OPEN

Many of you interested in contributing to this symposium might be wondering, and have concern, about the current situation in Hong Kong and how this might impact upon not only the symposium but importantly the travel arrangements and security of attendees at the symposium.

We can advise that the situation is being closely monitored, and contingencies are being arranged to ensure that the symposium will take place in April next year.

Meanwhile the abstract submission system for the symposium is open, the deadline for submission is October 23, 2019 - we look forward to receiving your contribution.

August 8, 2019 to August 10, 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Illuminating Engineering Society - Annual Conference

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference 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.

June 21, 2019

29th Session of the CIE - Individual Conference Papers Available

All individual paper prepared and submitted for the conference of the 29th Session of the CIE, Washington DC, June 17 - 19, 2019, are avaialbe on the CIE website.

The Proceedings of the 29th Session will also be made avaialbe for purchase from the CIE Webshop, the preoceedings containing the complete set of papers in one publication.

May 16, 2019

International Day of Light May 16 2019

May 16 of every year is set aside to CIE is pleased to participate in the Steering Committee of the IDL and to  promote the  understanding and awarness of how Light is of fundamental importance in our daily life, our environment, in fact the Universe itself.

This importance is well expressed in this message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, on the occassion of this year's International Day of Light.

January 10, 2019

Call for Information on National Regulations and Standards on Obtrusive Light

TC 4-58 is preparing a guideline on obtrusive light from colourful and dynamic lighting. For this purpose, the TC is collecting information on existing national and regional regulation, standards and guidance documents for obtrusive lighting (i.e. light emission and ingression). We therefore would be grateful if you could provide some information on obtrusive lighting in your country, with emphasize on coloured and dynamic aspects. Please send all relevant material to the chair of the TC Steve Lau at on or before 2019-03-15.

December 21, 2018

CIE Officers of the Commission 2019 - 2023

We are pleased to announce those who will serve the CIE as Officers of the Commission for the Quadrennial 2019 - 2023, which will commence at the end of the 29th Quadrennial Session.