Welcome to the Maritime Regional Conference of The Illuminating Engineering Society

Happy New Year to all!!

I’m sure with the Covid-19 situation right now you are concerned about travelling to Punta Cana in April. We have been keeping in touch with Air Canada Vacations for the past couple of months to see if it would be possible to further delay our trip and they have finally agreed that this is now a possibility. The IES Board feels much more comfortable in postponing the conference to November 20 – 27, 2021. Both the Board & I feel confident that if the vaccine is available to everyone by September we will be able to go ahead with the conference in November. We are staying positive about the outcome but will keep monitoring the situation and will keep you all updated as time goes on.

The main departure will be from Halifax but the direct flight does not exist at that time so the connections will be via Montreal or Toronto. I’m still waiting to get the exact schedule and will advise you as soon as I have it. If you wish to depart from another city in the Maritimes you would have to pay the connector fee to Montreal or Toronto as was the case if we had gone ahead for November, 2020.

For those of you who have purchased insurance I will have the dates changed and will forward the new policies when I get them.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions. I’m sure with all we have been through that this conference will be an extra special welcoming event when it takes place in November.

Stay healthy & safe,

The Maritime Regional IES Conference is celebrating its 65th year in 2020. As a result of this achievement, the District 1 Fiddlehead Section would like to acknowledge the accomplishment by holding next year's conference in a location more fitting for a celebration. Please join us in April 2021, down South in the Dominican Republic for an educational and cultural experience.

November 20 – 27, 2021

Sign up here!

For flights and packages please contact Jean Sheikh for details.
2020 IES Conference Committee:
Cody, Glenn, John, Ralph & Tracey