Events

The Austin Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Sep
30
Sun
IES Street & Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

Register TodayCONFERENCE SCOPE
The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, bench marks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

PROFILE OF ATTENDEES
Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

May
19
Sun
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA USA
May 19 all-day
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA USA

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2019. The lighting and design industry’s source for all that is new and next. Where brilliant solutions in lighting, connectivity, design and integration will unfold in a synergy of light in life. In the unsurpassed resources of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting event.

Aug
8
Thu
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


Theme

The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

Sep
22
Sun
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Dec
12
Thu
Decorative Lighting and the Well Building Standard, plus a Tour @ Still Austin Whiskey Co.
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Overview

Come join us for a fun evening including a CEU presentation, lighting facility tour, and drinks! We’ll start with an accredited CEU presentation by John Cook, of local firm WakaNINE, on how decorative lighting can contribute to the WELL building standard through acoustics, biophilia, and industrial design. Following the presentation, we will take a brief tour of the WakaNINE facility where we will be able to check out examples of lighting fixtures that exhibit these properties. We’ll wrap it up with a social at the St. Elmo Brewing Company. The presentation, tour, and brewery are all conveniently located in a development called The Yard in South Austin just off highway 71. The event is free and open to all members of the community and there’s plenty of free parking.

Agenda

6:00-7:00 PM CEU presentation in private event space at Still Austin Whiskey Co. https://stillaustin.com/

7:00-7:30 PM Viewing of lighting fixtures at WakaNINE https://wakanine.com/

7:30-8:30 PM Social at St. Elmo Brewing Co. http://www.stelmobrewing.com/

CEU Presentation Description

Decorative Lighting and the Well Building Standard – Who Knew?

Careful utilization of decorative lighting can influence the achievement of over 10% of the features comprising the WELL building standard.  The key concepts of the standard are described and the features that are positively impacted by decorative fixtures are examined.  Good acoustics within a space can contribute to the achievement of WELL certification. The history of acoustics along with the key elements of NRC, Sabin and RT60 are explained. Acoustic fixtures currently available are reviewed and specification/selection criteria explained. WELL standards that are accomplished via use of biophilia, beauty and sculpture are reviewed along with the task light WELL feature.

Mar
9
Mon
Light, Health, and Safety for Older Adults @ Threadgills
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Want to learn about the latest information on how light can impact the health, safety and wellbeing of older adults?

  • Join us on March 9 for a presentation by Asha Hegde and Kassandra Gonzales (committee members of the IES Lighting for the Aging and Partially sighted).
  • They will share with you the latest information from ANSI/IES RP-28-16 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population, which they worked on! Light levels for assisted living facilities, design techniques for the aging eye, and circadian lighting for older adults will be included!

Speakers:  Asha Hegde, Ph.D., LC, Texas State University

                     Kassandra Gonzales, MS, LC, RAB Lighting

Cost:     $18 for members
                $25 for non-members
                $5 for Students/ Emerging Professionals


Pre-pay for meeting:
Member # (N/A for non-members)




Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.

Oct
26
Mon
IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference

CONFERENCE SCOPE
The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end-users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the SALC without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope you find this virtual conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

DATES: October 26 – October 28, 2020
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $299*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $399
There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members

Apr
28
Thu
Webinar: A New Sales Pitch
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lighting projects are often evaluated on an energy-based ROI even though the value of non-energy benefits (NEBs) may be far more important. Networked lighting systems, coupled with quality lighting design, can achieve deeper energy savings while improving the productivity and comfort of the people occupying commercial spaces. By shifting marketing tactics, the industry can help customers look beyond just the ‘energy story’ of networked lighting controls to include some of the less obvious but highly valuable benefits. This webinar will discuss how networked lighting systems achieve multiple building goals that enhance the space, achieve maximum energy savings, provide an economical solution, and above all deliver quality lighting for the people within the space.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:

Dan MellingerDan Mellinger
Dan Mellinger is a Principal with Energy Futures Group, a Vermont-based firm that works to advance clean energy policies. Dan specializes in the design, planning and administration of energy efficiency programs, with an emphasis on commercial and industrial sectors. He provides technical consultative services on efficient technology capabilities, market analysis, technology adoption, energy savings potential, industry standards, training, and financing. He is experienced in the policy and regulation of goal setting, budgets, annual reporting, and performance incentives. Dan has consulted on hundreds of commercial efficiency projects across many jurisdictions nationwide and has designed and administered industry-leading commercial lighting programs. He received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, is a Certified Energy Manager, and is Lighting Certified.

Liesel Whitney-SchulteLiesel Whitney-Schulte
Liesel Whitney-Schulte, LC, is the program director for the DLC, where her responsibilities include oversight of stakeholder outreach and engagement; program design, development and management; and providing support for the Solid-State Lighting Qualified Product List and Networked Lighting Controls programs to help advance quality lighting products in the market.

Aluz Lighting

A special thanks to April’s Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
ALUZ Architectural Lighting

 

Aug
4
Thu
Webinar: Taming Sustainable-Design Complexity
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The lighting industry needs practical approaches to enable a transition to a more circular and sustainable lighting system life cycle. This webinar will share perspectives from a manufacturer and an architect on current roadblocks to achieving circular design practices at various stages of the product or project, and will focus on supporting positive environmental impacts extending beyond energy use. The speakers will discuss what is needed to improve the sustainability of lighting installations and practical approaches that lighting specifiers and manufacturers can take to have an impact on the sustainability of products and projects.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Kathryn Hickcox

Kate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Kate Hickcox joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a lighting research scientist in 2020. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 18 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goals are simple – to provide equitable and universal lighting solutions that support humans and the environment.

Alexandra Gadawski

Alexandra Gadawski, HMFH Architects

Alexandra Gadawski, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C is an architect and sustainability leader at HMFH Architects, where her extensive knowledge of building performance and lighting design is applied to a range of projects. Her work draws on research projects ranging from consumption patterns, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy costs to developing more sustainable cities.

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith, Finelite, Inc.

Aaron Smith is the VP of Technology and R&D at Finelite and an alumnus of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He supports the development of energy efficient, high quality, and sustainable lighting. He also supports Finelite’s new technology integration, new product development, and research efforts.

 

Aluz Lighting

A special thanks to April’s Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
ALUZ