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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Sep
12
Mon
2022 IES Detroit “6th Annual John Selander Memorial” Golf Outing @ Oakland Univ - Katke-Cousins Golf Course
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Join the IES Detroit for a day of fun and golf. Thank you to all our sponsors for their support!! Enjoy the competition and the chance to win some great prizes. The day rounds out with an opportunity to win $50,000 in a putting contest!!!

Oct
10
Mon
2022 Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day


Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum of its kind specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals, with attendees gathering from across the globe to represent utilities, municipalities, DOTs, research firms, and more. This year, we are delighted to welcome Mark Lien as our keynote speaker.

The IES is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2022 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, taking place in Dallas, Texas! As always, the Society’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, and we have enhanced our safety guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

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

We can’t wait to reconnect with you, and look forward to providing a top-notch educational experience filled with training classes, seminars, networking sessions, and more dedicated to the improvement of outdoor lighting.

Oct
11
Tue
Webinar: How We Light Outdoor Spaces, The New Rules
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Presentation on ANSI/IES RP-8-21 and TM-15-20, exploring the new rules for lighting outdoor spaces, and how we got here.

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

In creating ANSI/IES RP8-21, Recommended Practice for Design and Maintenance of Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting, the Illuminating Engineering Society, in chapter 17, changed the way we look at lighting in parking lots and parking garages. We are now able to conform with lower light levels if we have a better uniformity ratio. In this presentation we will explore this and some of the underlying studies that brought us to this point and the application of the standard.

We will also explore TM-15-20, Lighting Classification System, also know as BUG ratings. As part of this we will explain why the old cutoff rating system no longer exists for LED fixtures and absolute vs relative photometry, LM-79.

Rick GottliebPresenter: Rick Gottlieb
Rick Gottlieb has been involved with LED lighting since it’s infancy. He was on Lumileds LED specification advisory council in 2003. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University. He has been in the lighting and lighting controls industry for 25 years and has acted as vice president sales for two specification grade lighting manufacturers, regional sales manager for a lighting controls company and is now with Cooper Lighting Solutions serving as Director of Sales, Outdoor Products. Rick is a well-known expert on outdoor LED lighting. He is approved to issue CEU credits by The Florida Board of Professional Engineers and the AIA. He has been IES member for 12 years.

Nov
8
Tue
2022 IES Detroit Virtual Illumination Awards Celebration
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Detroit Section has a proud history of being at the forefront of lighting design, and this year is no exception! There were a total of 6 submitted projects from our section We are proud to showcase this amazing work and the people behind the designs.

Join us from 12-1 on Tuesday, November 8th to see the presentation showcase of the great work being done by our lighting community.

Tickets: Free

Nov
10
Thu
Webinar: Tear Down This Wall: The Renaissance Pioneer or the Specialist?
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Industry leaders, in a variety of lighting design specialties, discuss ways in which the training of young professionals can be pioneered for the field’s inevitable changes. Can existing programs create a larger, more qualified pool of young professionals via a “renaissance-like” approach to the lighting industry? Panelists will respond to audience engagement.

Webinar participants are eligible for one and a half (1.5) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PARTICIPANTS:
Stan Kaye MODERATOR: Stan Kaye, SK Design and Consulting LLC< Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKD. Throughout his 35 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director of the graduate design program at the University of Florida from 1999-2003 and 2011-present. He held membership in United Scenic Artists local 829, the Illuminating Engineers Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Combining an interest in photography, the human visual system, entertainment design, and museum artifact illumination, he has developed a deep knowledge and expertise in lighting design and technology for performance facilities of all types as well as architecture and museums. Scott Rosenfeld PANELIST: Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer at Smithsonian Institution
Scott Rosenfeld designs lighting for museums. Originally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, since 1997 Scott has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. The advent of LED lighting has led Scott to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light sensitive materials. Scott frequently lectures about how lighting can allow visitors to better see and appreciate artwork at conferences including: DOE, AIA, IALD, IES, PACCIN and LFI. Scott is chair of the IES’s Museum and Art Gallery Committee.

Kathy Perkins PANELIST: Kathy Perkins
Kathy has designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres such as American Conservatory Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, St. Louis Black Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Baltimore Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New Federal Theatre, Mark Taper, Yale Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light, and Playmakers Repertory. Kathy is the recipient of numerous research and design awards, including Ford Foundation, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, an NAACP Image Award and Henry Hewes Design Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She received her BFA from Howard University and M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Kathy is faculty Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dennis Size PANELIST: Dennis Size, The Lighting Design Group
In his 40+ year career Dennis has designed the lighting for shows on every major television Broadcast and cable Network. His international design repertoire includes theatre, dance, live events, soap operas, talk shows, news magazines, government projects, corporate facilities, concerts, sporting events, political conventions, Presidential debates, award shows, and the latest ‘craze’ – home studios and podcasts. He’s written for trade journals and taught at several Universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, and the University of Scranton. He has been nominated for the EMMY Award 12 times, and has won five. Dennis is an Executive Vice-President of the LIGHTING DESIGN GROUP—an international Broadcast lighting design company headquartered in New York City.

Chip Israel PANELIST: Chip Israel, Lighting Design Alliance
Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 38 years. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As Co-CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts. His list of credentials includes being elected as a Fellow in both the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 300 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.

Naomi Miller PANELIST: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Naomi Miller straddles the line between design and engineering at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. By bridging the gap between technology and application, she promotes the wise use of LEDs, working with industry to overcome hurdles and celebrate the opportunities. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors, and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD. Her current research interests are flicker, glare, and light and health. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD.

Jeff Ravitz PANELIST: Jeff Ravitz, Intensity Advisors, LLC
Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy®-winning lighting designer, lecturer, and writer specializing in live entertainment being captured for multi-camera television. He is the co-author of the book, Lighting For Televised Live Events. Jeff has designed TV specials, from awards shows, concerts and stand-up comedy to debates, interviews and entertainment scenes in films. He is the broadcast lighting advisor to the Coachella festival. His concert credits include world tours for Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mellencamp, Styx and Ringo Starr. Jeff was named a Parnelli Lighting Designer of the Year. His design firm, Intensity Advisors, is based in Los Angeles.

Anne Militello PANELIST: Anne Militello, Vortex Lighting
Anne Militello is an internationally recognized lighting designer and fine artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Noted theater work includes original productions directed by Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, and David Lynch; the Broadway production of ‘Cuba and His Teddy Bear;’ and Christopher Alden’s opera production of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ She has designed touring concert productions for Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, KD Lang, Lou Reed, The Decemberists, Neil Young and Pearl Jam. Numerous architectural projects include the façade of the New 42nd Street Studios and original integrated light art and media installations that continue to grace buildings in NYC. She designed Disneyland attractions with Walt Disney Imagineering and worked with Universal Studios on ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.’ Anne is the Principal and Founder of Vortex Lighting.

Dec
13
Tue
IES Detroit Holiday Social @ Pop's For Italian
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a holiday social as we return to Pop’s for Italian in Ferndale

Menu:
Arancini
Charcuterie Board
Chopped Italian Salad (Vegetarian Available on Request)
Margherita Pizza
Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken Piccata
Char-Grilled Sirloin (Gluten Free)
Monkey Bread

Meeting Fees:
$10 for Students
$25 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$40 for IES Members
$50 for Non-Members 

Significant Others of IES Members are welcome to register at the Member Ticket Price.

Attendees are encouraged to send their favorite holiday photos from their childhood, family gatherings, etc. for us to show off at the event! Please send photos to [email protected] by Thursday December 8, 2022.

Please RSVP by Thursday 12/1 at 1pm. We can’t wait to see you!

Tickets are Limited, so we recommend buying tickets as soon as possible.

Go to the link below to reserve tickets: 

Register for the December 13th Holiday Social

Jan
24
Tue
Webinar: Forces of Change
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

New technologies that impact our lighting community are emerging, converging, and disrupting business as usual. Some are poised to reposition lighting from prominence in the built environment to being assimilated by other industries. LEDs are mature and as that aspect of our market slows, convergence with other trades accelerates.

Why do lighting events feature EV charging products? Are the internet, telecom, HCAC and electronics companies assimilating our industry? Are lighting manufacturers still innovating? The next revolution in lighting is underway and it portends to be larger and faster than the SSL revolution.

How do you position yourself securely during a seismic shift? Anticipating change helps us to prepare for it. Ignoring change is how we become irrelevant. This session will address the changes we currently face, how they will affect skill sets in our lighting community and suggest new skills that will be needed in the next decade and beyond.

Presented by Mark Lein, LC, CLEP, CLMC, HBDP, LEED AP

Mark LienMark has designed interior and exterior lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, municipal, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. Over several decades he has provided lighting education while working, presenting and teaching across four continents. He serves on over twenty lighting related committees including ASHRAE, ANSI, IEEE, ICC and the IES. As a part of his job he also monitors over 100 lighting related organizations.

Mark is a columnist for Lighting Design and Application Magazine writing on the changes in our industry and he hosts a podcast on lighting trends and technologies. Mark serves on multiple boards and executive committees advising various organizations. Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA before joining the Illuminating Engineering Society. He serves as lighting consultant to the IES through his company, Augmented Illumination.

Feb
7
Tue
IES Detroit Lighting Industry Mixer @ UTLC Gallery - Lawrence Tech University
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Design and Construction Students and Professionals for a Lighting Industry Panel and Networking Event at Lawrence Tech University!

Students and Professionals in Design and Construction are invited to join IES Detroit for a Lighting Industry Panel and Networking Event in the UTLC Gallery of Lawrence Tech University. Attendees will learn about the disciplines that make up the lighting industry, and strengthen their understanding of how these roles work together to be successful.

The event will kick off with a Panel consisting of professionals from various sectors of the lighting industry, and the Networking Event will give attendees an opportunity to learn about each other, and celebrate the diverse roles and skillsets that are needed to make projects happen. Participants in the Networking Event are eligible to win prizes!

The Panelists:
Salvatore (Sam) Moschelli – Integrated Design Solutions – Architect
Delia Rodi – Niagara Murano – Lighting Designer
Brandon Reynolds – Peter Basso Associates – Electrical Engineer
Brian Mendez – Michigan Lighting Systems East – Lighting Agent
Kyle Verseman – Landscape Forms – Manufacturer
Kelly O’Connor – SourceBlue LLC – Construction
Moderator: Darren Lapsley – Clarus Lighting and Controls

Meeting Schedule:
4:00-4:30 Gather with Hors D’oeuvres
4:30-5:30 Panel
5:30-6:30 Networking Event with Strolling Dinner
6:30-7:00 Prize Announcement

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$20 for IES Members
$30 for Non-Members
You may be asked to provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.

The Lighting Industry Mixer will be held at the UTLC Gallery at Lawrence Tech University in Southfield, located in the south end of Building 3 (map below). Attendees may park for free in Lots A or G.

This event is Sponsored by Gasser Bush Associates
Gasser Bush Associates