Auto Show Lighting

March 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
The General Motors Heritage Center
6400 Center Dr
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
$10 - $35

Please join the IES Detroit Section at the GM Heritage Center for a discussion on the exciting and ever-evolving world of auto show lighting over the past 40 years with Barb Silber and Jon Weaver from Fantasee Lighting. Covered as part of the discussion will be the world of rock-and-roll, live broadcast, corporate events, trade show exhibits, and political lighting.

For years the technology was fighting to keep up with the artists, now the artists are trying to keep up with the technological changes. We will take a look at where we have been, how far we’ve come and ask about where we might go in the future.

Speakers: Barb Silber and Jon Weaver

Barb graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University, with degrees in both Communications Arts & Sciences and Spanish. She spent the first 22 years of her professional career as a Promoter Representative with Brass Ring Productions, coordinating technical logistics for artists from ABC to Zappa, Fundraisers to Festivals. When Brass Ring closed its doors in 2001, Barb spent 3 years in the freelance arena, still producing live events for her former employer and traveling as needed, working various tradeshows/car shows. In 2004, Barb joined Fantasee Lighting as Account Manager, renting and selling lighting and control systems, helping clients achieve their permanent and temporary lighting goals. Barb lives in Birmingham with her/the Fantasee Shop Dog, Cosmo.

Jon is an ETCP certified entertainment electrician and head of installation and system design at Fantasee Lighting.

Buy your tickets by Friday, March 6th!


5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network

5:45-6:30pm – Buffet Dinner (2 drink tickets)

6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

Meeting fees:

$10 for Students

$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members

$25 for IES Members

$35 for Non-Members

For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.

Meeting Location Details: Our event will be held at the General Motors Heritage Center. On-site parking is available.