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Join us in Boston November 10, 11 & 12 for IDA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

The International Dark-Sky Association’s 2017 Annual General Meeting presents the people and ideas leading the way in the cause to end light pollution. Join us for an exciting weekend with the agents of change who are passionately working to reclaim the night.

Register now! Early-bird Registration ends October 10, 2017.

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is recognized by many as the leading authority on light pollution and is the largest nonprofit organization working to protect night skies and combat light pollution worldwide.

The IDA membership gathers annually to share new ideas and a mutual passion for dark skies. When engineers, designers, planners, architects, astronomers, and dark sky enthusiasts from around the world come together in their passion for the conservation of the natural night, it sparks connections that lead to real change. Members return home invigorated and inspired in their fight to end light pollution.

This year’s IDA Annual Meeting & Conference in the Boston area will take place following the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX 2017). These events bring together the foremost thinkers on sustainability and green design.

IDA’s Annual General Meeting & Conference will feature inspirational speakers, including experts in policy and lighting technology, who will discuss how to effectively use these as tools to reclaim the natural night environment. The conference will also showcase the future of night sky, wildlife, and neighbor-friendly lighting, and provide plenty of meaningful networking opportunities.



  • Student registration $25
  • Current member registration by Oct 10th $100. After the 10th $125
  • Non-member registration by Oct 10th $125. After the 10th $150 (which includes new membership)
  • Registration plus new membership $150


Hilton Boston Back Bay
Boston, MA

To book with the International Dark-Sky Association Annual Meeting:
Call 617-867-6100 and reference our group code, IDA





To become a sponsor, please contact Keith Ashley ([email protected]) or download our 2017 AGM Sponsorship Options.

You can read more about our philanthropic opportunities here.