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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Feb
11
Tue
Outdoor Networked Lighting Controls @ Greektown Casino-Hotel
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the IES Detroit Section as we welcome Ruth Taylor of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Parking lots are typically seen as a very simple lighting design exercise, however, innovations in controls and occupancy data gathering have made them a new area of exploration and transformation. Ruth will guide us through understanding the current state of parking lot connected lighting technologies, and discuss suitable installation and configuration methods for applying these technologies, and the perceived benefits and drawbacks to what is currently available.

About the Presenter:
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager on the Advanced Lighting Team at the PNNL where she contributes to a number of projects focused on the commercialization of solid-state lighting. She is also the sole proprietor of her own residential architectural design firm. Ruth’s responsibilities include managing outreach and deployment activities for the Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program, including the evaluation of the economic and environmental impacts of various building energy standards. Currently, Ruth manages the Next Generation Luminaires commercial SSL design competition, a nationally recognized program that encourages technical innovation in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires.

Schedule:
5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network
5:45-6:30pm – Dinner (Buffet with 2 Drink Tickets)
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members and non-member

PLEASE Purchase Tickets from Eventbrite by noon on Friday, February 7th

Meeting Location Details: Our event will be held in the Greektown Casino-Hotel – Ballroom A (in the hotel, not the casino). The hotel is located at 555 E. Lafayette St, Detroit Michigan. Free parking is available in either the Greektown Casino self-park garage or the Greektown Casino Valet Parking Garage (tips are your responsibility). Tell them you are here for the IES event in Ballroom A.

Mar
10
Tue
Auto Show Lighting @ The General Motors Heritage Center
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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!

Schedule:

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.

Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 2 all-day

August 24-27, 2020
August 31 – September 2, 2020

2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe 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 27th and August 31st – September 2nd
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.

Sep
15
Tue
Webinar: Principles of GUV and Its Use as a Germicidal (UVG)
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an enormous impact on almost every aspect of our lives. The rapid and easy the spread of this virus has created a substantial amount of interest in the germicidal properties of ultraviolet radiation and the possibility of using this spectrum to disinfect various applications.

This presentation will cover the three types of ultraviolet radiation and levels of germicidal properties and capabilities. The history of the use of various lamp sources that can deliver UV will be explored as well as the risks associated with the various types UVC will be specifically discussed as a germicidal, how it can be used in various applications such as water and air cleaning. This will be an accredited CEU program. (1 CEU)

Carla BukalskiSPEAKER: Carla Bukalski has over 25 years of experience in the lighting industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas and began her career as an electrical engineer with a large MEP firm. After earning her license as a professional electrical engineer, Ms. Bukalski followed her true passion and moved into lighting design where she worked on many high-profile projects and received several design awards. Carla then shifted her focus to lighting manufacturing. She has held positions with both luminaire and source manufacturers and is currently using this variety of experience in her position of Specification Regional Sales Manager for Cooper Lighting Solutions. Ms. Bukalski has a passion for lighting that is apparent in every role she has held, and her strong technical background provides an excellent base for today’s lighting and controls technologies. She speaks internationally and excels at communicating product impact on the marketplace. Carla is a licensed professional engineer, is lighting certified by the NCQLP and is a LEED Accredited professional.

Oct
1
Thu
[POSTPONED] 2020 Detroit Section Product Show @ Burton Manor
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing public health crisis the IES Detroit Section Product Show has been postponed until NEXT YEAR. SEE YOU IN 2021!
 

The IES Detroit Product Show is one of the best ways to connect with the local lighting and electrical community.

Oct
14
Wed
Webinar: IoT Connected Lighting: A Design Guide
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IoT Connected lighting systems provide challenges as well as opportunities for the Design Team and Owner. The IES IoT Connected Lighting Committee is in the final stages of developing a Lighting Practice publication to assist with planning. Lighting has the ability to take on a key role in developing a connected space. This session will review opportunities for connected light in typical project environments; discuss the lighting designer’s enhanced role as well as providing a knowledge base on technology options and features. Additionally, we will uncover steps to take in the planning process, discuss potential pitfalls and include a case study on a realized project.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze goals and objectives for the use of connected light systems and develop a Sequence of Operations for the Owner.
  2. Explore required components for a connected light system and how to integrate them with the design team.
  3. Investigate strategies for teamwork on connected light projects.
  4. Identify key players and roles in an IoT connected project.

Presenters:

  • Jered Widmer, IALD (The Lighting Practice)
  • Paula Ziegenbein, LC, Assoc IALD (Hartranft Lighting Design)
  • Ardra Zinkon, CLD, IALD (Tec Studio)

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q46xcrifQyKcADU8zT0KZA

Host: District 8 Chair Kristin Mallardi will be moderating this month’s call.

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

Nov
17
Tue
Webinar: Is WELL Platinum on a Low Budget Possible? You Betcha! A Case Study of WELL Platinum Certification
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Is WELL Platinum on a Low Budget Possible? You Betcha! A Case Study of WELL Platinum Certification

Host: District 8 Chair Kristin Mallardi will be moderating this month’s call.

Description:
A small Cincinnati Regional business had a dream to be a healthier place for its staff and set an example of what is possible on a tight budget. Enriching Spaces in partnership with emersion DESIGN navigates toward WELL v2 Platinum pending certification while keeping costs at a minimum. This session will share their successes, struggles, lesson learned, and important partnerships discovered along the way.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Recognize the importance of a healthy office environment for employee health and happiness. 
  2. Learn where to focus costs to gain the largest return on investment. 
  3. Understand the importance (and value) of having a dedicated and knowledgeable team. 
  4. Understand the value of education and how educational partnerships can reduce project costs. 

Presenters:
Dawn Schwartzman, Owner and CEO of Enriching Spaces Dawn provides leadership and strategic management for Enriching Spaces, a certified woman owned company specializing in the design and project management of inspired workspaces for business, learning and healthcare environments. Enriching Spaces partners with the most respected global leaders in developing sustainable human-centered solutions including Herman Miller, OFS Brands, Exemplis, Vitra and Interface. Enriching Spaces services customers regionally and nationwide. WELL Building principles inform our designs, selections and culture. In our own showroom and studio, the images, textures, and patterns of nature inspire a variety of spaces that nurture community, creative thinking and well-being. Dawn’s interests include the study of environmental psychology, WELL Building, Biomimicry, Biophilia, Feng Shui, Vastu, Sacred Geometry and other forms of Nature Inspired Design.

Yasha Ogg, Emersion Design, WELL AP; WELL Faculty; LEED AP ID+C, BD+C; Fitwel Amb; EcoDistricts AP; LFA Yasha Ogg is an interior designer, speaker, and advocate for healthy, sustainable building design, both interior and exterior. As a WELL faculty, Yasha leads the movement to improve health and well-being in buildings and communities across the world. Using his expertise in WELL, Fitwel, LEED and Living Building along with industry research, Yasha strives to create healthy, productive environments for building occupants through the design of sustainable human-centric spaces. With a background in higher education campuses, laboratory facilities, multi-family housing, and medical office buildings, Yasha understands that the well-being of employees directly impacts the bottom line of businesses. As such, he enjoys working directly with end users to understand their needs to make their businesses successful and productive.

There are no tickets for this event, a meeting invite will be sent via email to all members. If you don’t receive the email by Monday 11/16, reach out to Stacey Schwartz – stacey.schwartz@aecom.com

Jan
13
Wed
Webinar: Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) in Lighting Design
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) in Lighting Design

VR and AR have been used by architects for more than a decade – but where does lighting fit into this? Join us to learn how these technologies have been used by lighting designers in their daily work to enhance their presentations, design coordination, and daily workflow.

Speaker: Kailey Lietzke, LC, PE , a lighting designer/associate with HGA will be our presenter.

Meeting Schedule: January 13th, 2021 from Noon-1pm

Location: Your Computer

Cost: Free!

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Jan
14
Thu
Webinar: Lighting Editors Discuss Trends & New Technologies in preparation for the upcoming DOE/IES Workshop
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Whose job is it to keep up with information that impacts lighting professionals? Who keeps their fingers on the pulse of our lighting community? The answer is the editors of the websites and publications that inform us about the trends and new technologies shaping our industry. Having collected and disseminated massive content that relates to lighting puts them in a position to see a broader perspective than most of us have the time to develop. It would be valuable to sit down with them and learn how the massive amount of knowledge they report on coalesces into trends that affect us now and will influence our future. You are invited to sit down with…

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

PRESENTERS:
Randy Reid – Editor of Edison Report
Paul Tarricone – Editor of Lighting Design & Application Magazine
Al Uszynski – Editor of Inside.Lighting
Maury Wright – Editor of LEDs Magazine

…and your host, Mark Lien, for a discussion that anticipates the upcoming DOE/IES Workshop scheduled for February 1st-4th. This years Workshop is meeting the moment with timely sessions reflecting the state of our industry and projecting how trends and new technologies will alter our lives. Who better to prepare us for these topics than the people who have been following and reporting on them? Join us to ready yourself for the upcoming workshop or just to hear from these uniquely informed professionals as they discuss how our lighting community is being transformed.

Randy ReidRandy Reid – Editor of Edison Report
Randy Reid has helped shape the lighting market over the past four decades. Reid began his career in 1983 with GE Lighting. He served as President of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2002-2003. Further, Mr. Reid was a member of the LIGHTFAIR Management Committee, 2001-2003 and served on the LIGHTFAIR Advisory Committee in 2006. Mr. Reid was chairman for the IES Annual Conference in 2010 and received the President’s Award in 2011 and again in 2020. Reid is the owner of LumEfficient, a heavy industrial lighting company. In 2018, LumEfficient, received a LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award as well as a Progress Report Award from the Illuminating Engineering Society. In February of 2019, Reid was appointed the Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau—a non-profit organization dedicated to high benefit lighting. In 2020, Reid launched a new digital magazine called designing lighting, which is a new voice for the lighting design community. Mr. Reid is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and was mobilized during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2002, where he worked in the Surgeon’s office at the U.S. Army Reserve Headquarters. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee.

Paul TarriconePaul Tarricone – Editor of Lighting Design & Application Magazine
Paul Tarricone has more than two decades of experience in association and business-to-business publishing, specializing in the engineering, design, construction and facilities management markets. Mr. Tarricone currently serves as Editor and Publisher of Lighting Design + Application, the official magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society. The magazine has won a number of EXCEL, Association Trends and TABBIE awards for editorial excellence and design. He has also presented at a number of association publishing events in both Washington D.C. and New York.

Al UszynskiAl Uszynski – Editor of Inside.Lighting
Al Uszynski is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of lighting industry experience. He is the Principal of inside.lighting, an online media company that provides valuable resources to lighting industry professionals. Additionally, Al provides strategy consulting and serves in advisory roles for select clients.

Al has held management roles with leading lighting companies including CEO of Traxon Technologies, a division of Osram; Area Vice President for Cooper Lighting; and National Sales Manager for Hubbell Lighting. Al also served as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, instructing courses on Professional Selling and Public Speaking. A recipient of an Alumni Award for Meritorious Service from the Villanova University College of Engineering, Al mentors college students in applying engineering degrees to non-traditional technical career paths.

Maury WrightMaury Wright – editor of LEDs Magazine
Maury Wright is an electronics engineer turned technology journalist, who has focused specifically on the LED & Lighting industry for the past decade. Wright first wrote for LEDs Magazine as a contractor in 2010, and took over as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. He has broad experience in technology areas ranging from microprocessors to digital media to wireless networks that he gained over 30 years in the trade press. Wright has experience running global editorial operations, such as during his tenure as worldwide editorial director of EDN Magazine, and has been instrumental in launching publication websites going back to the earliest days of the Internet. Wright has won numerous industry awards, including multiple ASBPE national awards for B2B journalism excellence, and has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards. He received a BS in electrical engineering from Auburn University.

Mark Lein, LCMark Lien – Industry Relations Manager, IES
Mark has designed lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. He has provided lighting education, working, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He serves on the Executive Committees for the 90.1 Energy Code, and the 189.1 committee that writes the International Green Construction Code and the Steering Committee for the Advanced Energy Design Guides. Mark is an active member of multiple other IES, ASHRAE, IEEE, ISO and ANSI Committees. He 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 served as Chair of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association Light Source Committee and the IES Progress Committee and as Vice-Chair of the National Lighting Bureau.

He has attained the Lighting Certified (LC) credential and is a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP). In addition, Mark is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC) and a LEED Accredited Professional. He also holds the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification. After two decades of lighting design and sales, Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA. He joined the staff of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 2016.