Technology Meetings

The 2021 IESALC has been cancelled. It has been determined by the IESALC Leadership that due to continuing lack of potential attendance at the conference, and the requirement of our parent organization, the Illuminating Engineering Society, that until further notice all in-person public events of over 50 persons held by IES sanctioned committees shall be with 100% fully vaccinated attendees only. In addition, with current conditions of COVID-19 variants on the rise, the likelihood of attendees being willing to attend continues to be of concern.

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2021 IES Aviation Lighting Committee Technology Meeting

October 3rd – October 7th 2021 Detroit, MI

Preliminary Agenda still to come


AT the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
Please accept an invitation to join the largest gathering of dedicated airport lighting professionals, including FAA officials, State Aviation officials, consulting engineers, airport maintenance specialists and airfield lighting equipment manufacturers at the 2021 Fall Technology Meeting in Detroit, MI



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We are offering again this year a Special Discount for the second attendee of airport maintenance group. If you are with an airport maintenance group and a second attendee meets either of the conditions below we are offering a Special Discount of 50% off the Registration fee for the second attendee only.

Instructions to apply for the Special Discount:
Complete the Special Discount application request using the link below. Please make sure to provide your contact information (including airport name) and names of at least 2 attendees. We will contact you after approving the request and will then process the registration manually. Please DO NOT register using the standard registration form for the attendee requesting the discount.

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This year’s IESALC Conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. The hotel is located less than 22 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). Detroit Metro Airport is one of the world’s leading airport hubs with more than 1,100 flight per day to and from and services 140+ Nonstop Destinations across four continents.

The Detroit Marriott will be a wonderful host for the 2021 IESALC Conference, with all in-conference functions under one roof. The hotel is located in the central tower at the GM Renaissance Center, General Motors World Headquarters. It is the second tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

The Detroit Marriott will offer a wonderful venue for the 2021 IESALC Annual Conference. All conference meeting functions will be under one roof with convenient access to our daily meeting sessions, meal spaces, exhibits and reception area. The Detroit Marriott located at the GM Renaissance Center. The Renaissance Center is often referred to as “A city within a city”, in which the Ren Cen has its own zip code. With 5.5 million square feet across 73 stories with office, dining, retail, entertainment, residential, and lodging spaces containing 29 restaurants, 1,300 hotel rooms, and 14,000+ daily tenants and visitors. Conveniently located and accessible to all of what Downtown Detroit has to offer.

Downtown Detroit is home to four professional sports teams, three Las Vegas-style casinos, a variety of world class theatres and museums, and the largest city-owned island park in the United States – Belle Isle. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Detroit! Biking, kayaking, shopping, craft breweries and distilleries, wineries, historical architecture, and much more! Jeanette Pierce, owner and founder of Detroit Experience Factory always says – “Detroit is big enough to matter in the world and small enough for you to matter in it.”, making Detroit the right home for the 2021 IESALC Conference.



The Annual Meeting room rate at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is $165 +tax per night.

Hotel Room reservations now available through the following link for $165 +tax Sept 30 2021

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Information about the online hotel registration site:


Please remember to reserve your room through the link provided.

Don’t be left out. Reserve your room early.

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The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is located approximately 22 miles from the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243

CEU / PDH CREDITS: Learn about new airport lighting technologies and the latest design and maintenance standards during the Technical Presentations and the Airport’s User Group Session. This year’s Technology Meeting offers 3.0 CEU (30 PDH) credits! (the application fee is included in your registration fee.) Click here to download application.
NOTE: Applications must be submitted at end of Technology Meeting.

DAY SHOW – Learn about the latest advancements in airfield lighting equipment at the Day Show. Join manufacturers from around the world and get a “hands-on” display of the latest in airfield product design. As you interact with representatives and experts from each of the manufacturers, you get a real “one-on-one” opportunity to understand how new airfield lighting products can be implemented at your airport.

Join friends and peers in Sunday’s Course TBD Course. – Click here for more information.

SOCIAL GUEST TOUR – Sign up for this year’s Social Guest Day Tours. You can count on lots of interesting activities in Detroit. – Click here for more info.

BANQUET – Join us for a distinctively Detroit main reception, Tuesday October 5th 2021 from 6:15PM-10:30PM at The Henry Ford Museum. You cannot visit the Motor City without learning more about the industry that gave it its name. The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, just outside of the city, the museum occupies over 250 acres and has over 26 million artifacts. This can’t miss event is included in the registration fee. When registering, you must indicate if you will be attending the banquet for the 2021 Technology Meeting.

See you in the Motor City!



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