This article originally appeared in Architectural Lighting.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has announced the dates for its fourth research symposium; it will take place April 8 - 10, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown. The 2018 symposium, titled “Light + Human Health: Circadian, Biological + Behavioral” will focus on topics that address the impact of light on human health. The symposium seeks to bring together researchers and design professionals to discuss the development and adoption of metrics and standards, as well as design applications and recommended practices for this growing area of interest in the lighting community.

Individuals “actively involved in the study and practice of light and lighting are invited to submit posters describing their work and how human health can be affected as a result.” Topics of interest include:

- Impacts of light on circadian rhythms and other physiological responses;

- Metrics and measurement approaches for light as it influences human health; and

- Applications combining visual needs with human health concerns in the built environment.

To learn more about the research symposium, head over to Architectural Lighting.