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The IDA 2015 Annual General Meeting

One Coin two Sides-Impacts of Light Pollution to Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Mitigating Role of Emerging Lighting Technologies

November 14 and 15, 2015 | Embassy Suites | Phoenix, Arizona

The International Dark-Sky Association hosted our 26th Annual General Meeting November 14-15, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 2015 conference theme was “One Coin ~ Two Sides: Impacts of Light Pollution to Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Mitigating Role of Emerging Lighting Technologies,” and was a must-attend event for anyone concerned about the ecological impacts of artificial light at night.

Registration included:

  • Access to all sessions and presentations
  • Meeting program and participant registration contact information
  • Complimentary tote bag loaded with conference materials – designed for grocery shopping and other great “post-conference” uses after the meeting
  • Meet and greet with authors and conference speakers Travis Longcore and Paul Bogard
  • Complimentary “no host” cocktail hour and reception
  • Complimentary luncheon
  • Full course complimentary breakfast

Speakers Highlights:

  • Travis Longcore, co-editor of the “Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting,”
  • Paul Bogard, author of “The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,”
  • Tom O’Hallaren – Former Arizona State Senator and Dark-Sky Advocate
  • David Crawford and Tim Hunter – Co-founders of the International Dark-Sky Association
  • Karen Trevino – Chief, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, National Park Service
  • Joelle Gehring,Biologist, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC
  • Tom Davies – University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
  • Senior federal policymakers, and
  • Many of the world’s foremost scientists and thought leaders on the subject.

Click here to see the AGM Program.

The conference attracted a diverse array of scientists, lighting professionals and designers, astronomers, educators, university representatives, policy makers, opinion leaders, city planners, government officials, concerned citizens and the general public.

2015 AGM Sponsors

Gold Sponsors – $5000

Zoological Lighting Institute Logo
Individual Gold Sponsors
Jim Dougherty


Silver Sponsors – $2500

Individual Silver Sponsors
Bill Flanagan
Nels Leutwiler

Bronze Sponsors – $1000

EYE Lighting International Logo
Jet Blue Logo
Celestron Logo
HE Williams Logo
C&W Energy Solutions
Individual Bronze Sponsors
Tim Hunter

Academic Partners

University of Arizona logo
Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society Logo
Northern Arizona University Logo