The 11th Biennial Joint Meeting of the CIE-USNC & CNC/CIE

Gaithersburg, MD, USA

The 11th Biennial Joint Meeting of the CIE-USNC and CNC/CIE:
The U.S. and Canadian National Committees of the
International Commission on Illumination
(Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage)
October 3-4, 2017
National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Principal Theme: Light, Color, and Health

Join us at NIST for two days of technical presentations, business meetings and networking opportunities with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of light and lighting. All topics within the CIE portfolio will be discussed during these two days — including updates on important CIE activities and plans for the upcoming mid-Session meeting in Jeju, Korea later in October.
The meeting starts with Technical Conference on Oct. 3, followed by a Joint Session on Division reports and business meetings on Oct. 4. There will also be a lab tour of NIST photometry and vision science labs on the afternoon of Oct. 4.

We are still accepting presentation proposals for papers, panel sessions, and posters/demonstrations for the Technical Conference on October 3.
• Send your proposal via e-mail to one of the two Conference Chairs:
Dr. David Sliney ( or
Dr. Jennifer Veitch (

• Please include a title, author(s), and 150-word abstract.  If you wish to put on a demonstration, please also include details of the technical requirements.

Call for Papers

Venue information

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg campus

Address: 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 USA

All meetings will be held at NIST (main meeting room: West Square room in Bldg. 101)

Welcome reception on Oct. 2 evening at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg


On-line registration form is available at below.  Click “Register Now”.

Please ignore “Registration without catering service” option.  (This is required per Government rule.)

The fee ($124) includes drinks and snacks in coffee breaks and welcome reception.

Lunch is available at NIST cafeteria (not covered in registration fee). NIST employees and associates who wish to register, please contact Yoshi Ohno first.

Accommodation: Hotel information and booking form are available at the link below, click “Lodging”

$125/night (+tax) is the discount rate for this meeting,  including continental breakfast and shuttle service to NIST.  We recommend this hotel, but we have no commitment to this hotel, so participants are free to book any other hotel if they like.


Nearby airport:  Washington Dulles, Washington Regan National, or Baltimore-Washington International (BWI).  NIST is 45 ~ 65 km drive from these airports.  There is no public transportation except Metro between Reagan National to Shady Grove (near Gaithersburg).  NIST shuttle available from Shady Grove statin to NIST.

See also general information for NIST visitors

Tentative schedule (subject to change)

Oct. 2   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Welcome reception at Holiday Inn

Oct. 3   9:00 AM –  5:00 PM  Technical Conference

(Possible poster session in late afternoon)

Oct. 4   9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  USNC CNC Joint Session – Division reports

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon  USNC CNC business meetings

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM USNC & CNC (separate) business, Executive meetings

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM NIST lab tour

For any questions on local organization, please contact Yoshi Ohno, tel: +1 301-975-2321

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