Events

The Detroit 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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Aug
9
Mon
2021 IES Annual Conference
Aug 9 – Aug 13 all-day
2021 IES Annual Conference

2021 IES ANNUAL CONFERENCE GOES VIRTUAL

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Board of Directors announces that the 2021 IES Annual Conference, originally scheduled for August 5-7 in New Orleans, will not take place in-person, and instead will be hosted in a virtual setting.

As always, the IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. While we miss you all and so hoped to see you this August, we know that the safety guidelines that will be in place would significantly change the type of event our participants are used to attending. While we continue to navigate the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 we want to make sure that when we do hold our first in-person Annual Conference post-pandemic, that it provides the value that you expect from us.

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 bring our community together in a virtual setting, and to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this year’s Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

Aug
12
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Value
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryLighting provides value in spaces, allowing them to be functional while providing visual interest and making places more desirable. Lighting value is more than the return on investment of energy or maintenance, and this webinar will discuss new industry efforts and metrics for estimating difficult-to-quantify values related to lighting.

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

PRESENTERS:
Michael MyerMichael Myer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Michael Myer is a senior researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he supports U.S. Department of Energy programs including energy codes, appliance standards, and field evaluations.

 

Lisa SkumatzLisa Skumatz, SERA
Lisa Skumatz is an economist with over 38 years in solid waste research. She has conducted solid waste program and policy research around the nation, and published more than 100 articles on trash, recycling, organics, and reduction strategies. Lisa is known for her quantitative analysis expertise and she focuses on research that helps inform program decision-making by communities, states, and haulers. Lisa has spoken at more than 100 conferences, and keynoted at conferences in both the US and internationally. She is on the board of Recycle Colorado and previously was Chair of the Board for the NRC and on the board of Colorado SWANA. Lisa has won two nationwide lifetime achievement awards for her work in Solid Waste.

Aug
13
Fri
Lighten Up! Luminaire Competition
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

IES Detroit is participating in LIGHTEN UP! 2021, a virtual luminaire building competition!

Check out the event webpage here

Lighten UP!

This is not just another virtual event. Assemble a team up to 4 and let the creativity begin!

Participants will have 24 hours to design and create a luminaire based on a given theme using resources and LED light source from their home. Each Section will have a People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice winner, based on aesthetics, creativity, and theme interpretation. The Judge’s award winner from your participating section will be submitted for international voting on the IES Lighten Up webpage. Grand prize (and of course bragging rights) is still in the works.

Please RSVP to be added to the list of competitors. The “theme” will be released at the beginning of the event August 13th. Participants have 24 hours to create their luminaire and submit images of the final design by 6pm August 14th. Max of 4 people per group allowed.

 

RSVP: [email protected]

Get all the details and see photos from the 2019 competition at the IES LIGHTEN UP page

Aug
30
Mon
5th Annual John Selander Golf Tournament @ Oakland University Katke-Cousins Golf Course
Aug 30 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Katke Cousins Golf Course – Oakland University Golf
Monday August 30, 2021

IES Golf OutingJoin us Monday, August 30th at the prestigious Oakland University Katke-Cousins Golf Course for the 5th Annual John Selander IES Golf Outing!

Click here to buy your tickets by Friday, August 13th!

Click here to learn about our Sponsorship Opportunities!

Tickets Prices:
$500 per foursome
$125 per player (will be paired up with a group)
$30 per person awards/lunch only

Player registration includes green fees, cart, driving range, food/drink tickets, lite lunch and chance at prizes

Schedule:
7:00am – Check-In and Driving Range Opens
8:15am – To Carts
8:30am – Shotgun Start (scramble format)
1:30pm – $50,000 Shootout and Putting Contest for Carnival Cruise
1:45pm – Lite Lunch & Prizes

Prizes:
– 1st place foursome
– 2nd place foursome
– Last place foursome
– Longest drive and closest to the pin
– Hole-in-one prizes
– $50,000 Shoot out and putting contest
– Door prizes

We are accepting donations for door prizes. All sponsors will be recognized during the raffle. Please contact Tournament Chair Shelly Prew ([email protected]) if you’d like to donate items for the raffle or if you have questions about sponsorships.


Sponsor Opportuni-“TEES”

To help make our tournament successful and fun for our players, we need the support of companies in the
lighting industry. This support helps provide scholarships to our soon to be industry colleagues. Below is a
description of the 2021 sponsorship opportunities.

Bogey Sponsor (Hole Sponsor) Cost: $125
Number available: (27)

  • Company name/logo on designated hole sponsorship sign
  • Company name on event board

Par Sponsor (Contest Sponsor) Cost: $250
Number available: (5)

  • Company name/logo on designated contest hole (choose from the following 5 contests to sponsor: longest drive men, longest drive women, closest to the pin men, closest to the pin women, skins game)
  • Company name on event board

Birdie Sponsor “Breakfast/Water Cooler Sponsor” Cost: $500
Number available: (2)

  • Company name/logo on Breakast Bags orWater Coolers on course
  • Company name on event board and “Special” recognition at awards

Eagle Sponsor “Dinner Sponsor”. Cost: $750
Number available: (4)

  • Company name on event board and “Special” recognition at awards
  • Company name/logo on designated hole
  • Recognition on IES Detroit Website

Double Eagle “Tournament Sponsor” Cost: $1500
Number available: (1)

  • Company name/logo on personalized sleeve of golf balls passed out to all golfers
  • Provides tournament round of golf for one team of (4) golfers
  • Company logo on hole sponsorship signs at Tee Box #1 and #9
  • Company name on event board, recognition at awards as IES Detroit Tournament
  • Sponsor and recognition on IES Detroit Website

All sponsorships are first-come, first-served. Sponsorship reservation is not final until payment has been received by the IES-Detroit Section. Please send checks (made payable to IES Detroit Section) to address below. All donated items can be mailed or sent to the address below

To pay online please visit the Eventbrite page. Thank you in advance for your support of our event!
*Digital form of logo must be emailed to Shelly at the email address below. Standard image file types are accepted.

Mail to: Shelly Prew   Tournament Chair, IES-Detroit   1556 Eason Road   Waterford, MI 48328
[email protected]   847-971-7238

Sep
2
Thu
Webinar: Meeting the Moment: Lighting and Sustainability
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryThe adoption of LED lighting has tremendous environmental benefits for its reduced energy use, yet the environmental impact of lighting extends beyond energy use – from the materials used to create a lighting product, to how a product is manufactured, operated, and maintained, to disposal or re-use at end-of-life. This webinar will provide a holistic view of the environmental impacts of LED lighting across its full life cycle, including embodied carbon and emissions, hazardous material concerns, and depletion of resources. Attendees will learn about methods, tools, and resources they can use to develop and support a more sustainable and circular lighting economy.

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

PRESENTERS:
Gabe ArnoldGabe Arnold, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Gabe Arnold is a Senior Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he focuses on development and deployment of emerging lighting technologies. He’s a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs.

 

Kathryn HickcoxKate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Hickcox is a lighting research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 15 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design.