The 2018 IES Illumination Awards Gala dinner and awards presentation was held in Boston, MA at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel on August 9, 2018. Acuity Brands was the sponsor for the evening. Awarded projects were from Phoenix, New York, Washington, Tallahassee, Los Angeles, Canada, Japan, Croatia, China and Germany. The Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant recipients, Louis B. Marks, and the IES Medal Award recipients were also honored during the presentation.