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

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
19
Thu
Webinar: The Update of LM-79: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid State Lighting Products
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: The Update of LM-79: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid State Lighting Products

In 2008 the IES published LM-79, “Approved Method: Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products.” This measurement standard for solid-state lighting products quickly became the world recognized standard for measuring LED lighting products. In 2019 the IES Test Procedures Committee (TPC) completed a comprehensive review and revision of LM-79. The revision was published as ANSI/IES LM-79, “Approved Method: Optical and Electrical Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products.” The revision includes better guidance on how to make measurement and requirements that help to reduce measurement variations between different testing facilities. Consideration for these changes was based on information collected from NVLAP proficiency testing, independent research, and an effort to help minimize the burden on testing laboratories. Join us for our first educational session on LM-79 since the revision was published, and learn from experts in this topic Cameron Miller and Eric Bretschneider.

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

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.

 

Leela ShankerLeela Shanker, Borealis Lighting Studio, BR+A
Leela Shanker is a lighting designer with BR+A’s Borealis Lighting Studio and a contributing member to the Green Light Alliance (GLA) – an international network of lighting professionals progressing industry-led standards, research, and advocacy for circular lighting design principles. Her current work with the GLA, AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Carbon Leadership Forum New York chapter centers on lighting-specific issues related to Embodied Carbon and Life Cycle Assessment.

Oct
11
Mon
2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Virtual Conference
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Virtual Conference @ Atlanta | Georgia | United States

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference appeals to a broad spectrum of attendees with a primary focus of improving outdoor lighting. The conference program provides outdoor lighting training classes, seminars, networking sessions and an exhibit hall. Attendees come from across the country and internationally representing utilities, municipalities, DOTs, consulting and engineering firms, research firms, manufacturing firms and educational institutions. The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals.

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference 2021
Virtual Conference
October 11-13, 2021

Aug
18
Thu
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside | New Orleans | Louisiana | United States

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us in New Orleans on August 18-20, and immerse yourself in the most current lighting education, cutting-edge products, and networking opportunities with your industry peers.

What is the IES Annual Conference?
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 18-20, 2022 in New Orleans provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, interactive experiences, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.

The 2022 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.

Theme
The theme for the 2022 IES Annual Conference is Lighting the Way. This year’s IES Annual Conference theme focuses on leadership both in the lighting community and by the lighting community. The world around us continues to change in unexpected ways, and lighting professionals are at the forefront of those changes. Through research, code changes, technology advancements and more, lighting professionals are leading the way in this rapidly evolving world, and are dedicated to influencing it for the better.