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What is the ILDC/ILMC?

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.

Join us at the 2018 ILDC/ILMC

Save the date! ​The 2018 ILDC/ILMC will be held March 12-15, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

The theme of the 2018 conference is Connecting Research & Applications. The research community and those using and applying lightning data can inspire each other, with new research in the field of lightning, and through improving daily life with applied use of lightning data. Many of the top lightning scientists in the world attend the ILDC/ILMC, and it is a great opportunity to present your research or application, and network with lightning experts from around the world.

We welcome Dr. Marcelo Saba as the Chair of the 2018 conference, and Dr. Lawrence Carey as the Co-chair.
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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, click on the desierd year in the Archive section (on the right side of the page).​