About ICLP

ICLP is a scientific/technical organ aiming at promoting scientific research on lightning physics as well as methods for improving protection of people, animals and properties against the effects of lightning.

Since 1951, regular international meetings on lightning events and lightning protection of structures and services are organized, in order to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of scientific knowledge and information among scientists and engineers who are engaged in research and practical application on lightning protection and to ensure the effective transfer of new knowledge from lightning research into practice for the benefit of society. All the papers presented at ICLP meetings are reviewed by a panel of experts and are selected based on their scientific and technical merit.

Conf Year City Country Number of topics Number of papers Countries (Delegates)
1 1951 Bad Reichenhall Germany
2 1952 Bregenz Austria
3 1953 Lugano Switzerland
4 1956 Merano Italy
5 1958 Vienna Austria
6 1961 Triest-Opatija Italy-Yugoslavia
7 1963 Arnhem The Netherlands
8 1965 Krakow Poland
9 1967 Lugano Switzerland 5 27 12 (150)
10 1969 Budapest Hungary 5 45 13 (170)
11 1971 Munich Germany 5 35 14 (160)
12 1973 Portoroz Yugoslavia 5 60 14 (350)
13 1976 Venice Italy 5 51 14 (200)
14 1978 Gdansk Poland 5 49 17 (155)
15 1979 Uppsala Sweden 6 40 18 (1640)
16 1981 Seged Hungary 5 40 20 (110)
17 1983 Haag The Netherlands 5 32 20 (152)
18 1985 Munich Germany 6 63 22 (250)
19 1988 Graz Austria 7 74 26 (262)
20 1990 Interlaken Switzerland 8 85 31(250)
21 1992 Berlin Germany 8 118 36 (230)
22 1994 Budapest Hungary 6(10) 113 39 (180)
23 1996 Florence Italy 8 133 39 (205)
24 1998 Birmingham England 10 183 47 (233)
25 2000 Rhodes Greece 10 145 40 (299)
26 2002 Krakow Poland 10 163 38 (207)
27 2004 Avignon France 10 178 41 (285)
28 2006 Kanazawa Japan 11 293 41 (540)
29 2008 Uppsala Sweden 10 204 42 (306)
30 2010 Cagliari Italy 12 157 39 (293)
31 2012 Vienna Austria 12 235 37 (314)
32 2014 Shanghai China 15 396 50 (562)
33 2016 Estoril Portugal 15 239 41 (296)