Light + Justice Symposium
November 04, 2022

On Friday, November 4, 2022, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in partnership with, will hold a day-long virtual symposium entitled “Light + Justice” to explore the intersection of lighting in the public realm with environmental justice and social equity. It will center on three 90-minute sessions featuring a moderator and a panel of experts. The sessions will examine 1) the history of lighting injustice, 2) current knowledge and policy opportunities, and 3) just lighting in practice (past and current).

“Light Justice” is an idea rooted in an ongoing conversation between Edward Bartholomew and Mark Loeffler, both lighting designers and IES members, about their mutual recognition of harmful disparities in lighting quality and inequality in the public realm. In 2020, they coined the term “Light + Justice” as the title and subject of numerous presentations and published articles exploring the unjust impacts of bad lighting and opportunities for the lighting industry to overcome those social and environmental inequities. In early 2022, they established the website as a resource and forum for planners, designers, educators, policymakers, and community groups. As they have come to define it, “Light Justice” is the practice of planning, designing, implementing, and investing in good lighting for under-resourced communities through a process of stakeholder engagement and community-supported placemaking.

Registration Fees

Member Registration Option
Member Registration Fee
19.00 USD

Non-Member Registration Option
Non-Member Registration Fee
39.00 USD

Student Registration Option
Student Registration Fee
10.00 USD

Staff Registration Options
0.00 USD

Refund Policy

 For Live Webinars and Seminars – IES will issue a full refund for cancellations received no less than 24 hours before the scheduled broadcast start time. Please email to cancel & request a refund. Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24 hours before the scheduled broadcast start time.

For recorded webinars and other pre-recorded products – Once purchased, the webinar registration fee is non-refundable.