The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has a busy end-of-year 2015 and start of 2016 schedule for important IALD initiatives such as the IALD Education Trust Scholarship and Travel Stipend Programs as well as the Call for Presentations for both the IALD Enlighten Americas and Europe Annual Conferences. 

The deadlines are as follows:

Dec. 31, 2015: IALD Education Trust Scholarship Program

Dec. 31, 2015: IALD Education Trust Travel Stipend Program
Note: Travel Stipend Program is open to both students and educators.

** Update: Deadline has been extended to Jan. 11. Jan. 4, 2016: IALD ENLIGHTEN AMERICAS 2016 Call for Presentations 

Feb. 1, 2016: IALD ENLIGHTEN Europe 2016 Call for Presentations

Full details about these programs and the application process can be found on the IALD website. The IALD newsletter, Reflections, is also a valuable resource for the latest information regarding IALD activities. 

And while the IALD offices in Chicago will be closed Dec. 24, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016, for the holidays, IALD staff will be monitoring inquiries sent to the emails listed in the various application guidelines.