In less than one week, the 38th annual Street and Area Lighting Conference will open with classes and the welcome reception. This year we have a focus on case studies of projects that had interesting challenges, new controls technologies, and even a sports lighting presentation. There have been several advancements in light and visibility as well, which will include presentations from the industries leading researchers. We even have a presentation on smart connected lighting from Stockholm Sweeden. It is going to be an exciting year. I have been personally involved with the SALC for almost 20 years, and it is a great venue to learn everything about outdoor lighting. I will be teaching the Applications course with my colleague Bill Smelser once again. The two of us had been teaching together for so many years at this point we just flow together. I hope you can join us this year in San Diego. If you do decide to go, don’t miss the opening session on Monday for a special event.