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Welcome to the ILDC/ILMC event page

The ILDC/ILMC (International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference) is a scientific conference focused on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data. Organized every other year, the conference brings together global participants and lightning experts to present new detection technologies, research findings, and new applications.

Thank you to our 2016 conference Chairman, Dr. Vladimir Rakov, and the Co-Chair, Dr. Gerhard Diendorfer. To learn more about the Chairman, Co-Chairman, and the Scientific Committee, click here».

Join us at the 2018 ILDC/ILMC!

The 2018 conference location has not been determined. Please check back with us soon!

Many of the top lightning scientists in the world attend the ILDC/ILMC conference, and it is a great opportunity to present your research, and network with lightning experts from around the world.

Click here to view the 2016 ILDC-ILMC agenda

Bookmark this page and check back often for more details. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
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International Lightning Detection Conference (ILDC)

The ILDC provides a valuable forum for the discussion of lightning physics, research findings, lightning network performance and innovations in lightning technology.  Topics range from global to local lightning detection, and recent research findings that lead to real time uses for lightning data’s impact on society, such as electric power distribution and transmission and telecommunications performance.

International Lightning Meteorology Conference (ILMC)

The ILMC provides a valuable forum for discussion of all cloud-to-ground and cloud lightning applications that impact society.

To view conference papers from previous events, please see the archives.​