ILDC/ILMC - Connecting Lightning Research and Applications

The International Lightning Detection Conference (ILDC) and International Lightning Meteorology Conference (ILMC) is scientific conference organized every two years focusing on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data.

ILDC/ILMC 2020 Cancelled

After thorough consideration, and out of an abundance of caution and care, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ILDC event in Colorado. With the current environment of uncertainty concerning Coronavirus COVID-19, and the travel restrictions imposed by many organizations, we felt compelled to make this decision, and make it early enough, to limit the inconvenience it could cause to those planning to attend.

ILDC/ILMC is an important contribution to the lightning community, we expect to do it again and trust you will understand our decision at this time. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by the changes and look forward to meeting you at the next ILDC/ILMC in 2022.



Network with the top lightning experts from around the world to discuss new detection technologies, research findings, and applications.

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.

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