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IDA 2016 Annual General Meeting

IDA’s Board of Directors and Annual General Meeting
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Aloft Hotel
1900 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85719


Webcast Information
No registration is required. You can also attend the meeting from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. via our webcast. Click here to “join” the meeting. You’ll be prompted to download the Webex software, which shouldn’t take very long. If you want to use your phone for audio call 240-454-0879 and type in access code 665 604 589 (United States only). You can also use your smartphone by downloading the appropriate app (iPhone or Android).


(Download the AGM brochure with the schedule.)

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

IDA Members Meeting (interactive webcast)

IDA Member Survey Results and Discussion 

Survey coordinator Megan Albaugh will highlight many of the important insights and findings of IDA’s first-ever member survey. Learn what our members are telling us and what they want!

Chapter Presentations and Member Discussion 

Turning the Tide on LEDs – mobilizing our grassroots to win the war on LED conversions and how IDA’s Phoenix leaders prevailed on the City’s planned conversion to 4000K. Presented by IDA Phoenix Chapter Leader Robert Hobbins and joined by IDA Chicago Chapter Leader Audrey Fischer.

Putting the “I” Back in IDA – IDA’s Bejing and Greece Chapters break new ground in reducing light pollution. Presented by IDA Bejing Chapter Leader Ruoyu Li and IDA Greece Chapter Leader Andreas Papalambrou.

Inspiring Citizen Activists into Action – Tips on mobilizing communities in support of dark sky policies. Presented by IDA Northwest Chapter Leader David Ingram, IDA San Bernadino County Chapter Leader Tom O’Key, and Bruce McMath, IDA Arkansas.

10.30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation of IDA 2016 awards

• David L. Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award

• Hoag/Robinson Award

• Dark Sky Defender Award

• Lighting Design Award

• Rising Star Award

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Special Lunch Presentation: The Making of the New Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine

• Join Mark and Susan Adams, Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Managers, to hear first hand the incredible behind-the-scenes story of what it took to create the 413th preserved area in the National Park Service system. 

Spanning almost 88,000 acres of pristine wilderness, the Monument contains some of the darkest skies in the entire Northeastern U.S.!

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1.30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IDA Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Social time and networking

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Dinner (on your own)

7: 30 p.m.

Field Trip – Tucson’s Lighting ~ The Good and the Bad! 

Join IDA Director and professional lighting engineer Chris Monrad for a night time tour of Tucson’s environs to explore some of the best … and worst … examples of the City’s dark sky friendly lighting. Free, but reservations required for bus tour – seating limited to 27 guests.