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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May
19
Sun
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
May 19 – May 23 all-day
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2019. The lighting and design industry’s source for all that is new and next. Where brilliant solutions in lighting, connectivity, design and integration will unfold in a synergy of light in life. In the unsurpassed resources of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting event.

Aug
8
Thu
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel | Louisville | Kentucky | United States

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


Theme

The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

Sep
10
Tue
The 4th Annual John Selander IES Golf Outing @ Oakland University R&S Sharf Golf Course
Sep 10 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 4th Annual John Selander IES Golf Outing @ Oakland University R&S Sharf Golf Course | Rochester Hills | Michigan | United States

The 4th Annual John Selander IES Golf Outing

Join us Tuesday, September 10th at the prestigious Oakland University R&S Sharf Golf Course for the 4th Annual John Selander IES Golf Outing!

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 & Prize

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 (MichelleKPrew@Eaton.com) if you’d like to donate items for the raffle or if you have questions about sponsorships.

Sep
22
Sun
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | San Diego | California | United States

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.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Oct
15
Tue
2019 IES Detroit Illumination Awards Celebration @ Greektown Casino-Hotel
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join the IES Detroit Section as we celebrate this year’s IES Illumination Award winning projects. The Detroit Section has a proud history of being at the forefront of lighting design, and this year is no different with thirteen overall submissions. From those submissions nine projects received Merit Awards and two have received Awards of Excellence and were recognized on a national level. Join us as we take a closer look at these projects, and spend time with the designers who put forth the work, and deserved the accolades.

Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend this event.

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

Tickets:
$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 October 11th

Meeting Location Details: Our event will be held in the Greektown Casino Hotel – Ballroom C (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 C.

Nov
12
Tue
Of Technology and Tariffs @ Carrier & Gable Training Center
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Michigan Lighting Manufacturer Lumecon will host the IES Detroit section to discuss how the current economic climate has impacted the lighting manufacturing process. The presentation will cover the history of the current US tariff program on goods imported from China, the types of goods that are affected, and the economic impacts on both countries and beyond. Special focus will be given to how the tariffs have impacted the lighting manufacturing industry, and what the implications might be for the future.

About the Presenters:

Don Lincoln is a Senior Vice President at Lumecon since 2008. He oversees product development, engineering, and manufacturing. Prior to working on Lumecon he was Vice President of Operations and Relume Technologies. From 1995 to 2007 he served as a laboratory manager for GM, specializing in metallurgy, materials and castings with the powertrain division. He holds a BS in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University, a MS in Manufacturing Operations from Kettering University, and an MBA from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.

Michael Woznicki, LC, has been with Lumecon since 2009 and currently serves as Project Engineer. He holds a BFA from Eastern Michigan University, and an MLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Schedule:
5:00-5:30pm – Networking and socializing
5:30-6:30pm – Pizza buffet with two complimentary drink tickets
6:30-7:30pm – 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.

The meeting will take place at the Carrier & Gable training center, Lumecon’s parent company. Parking is available on-site, and the entrance that we’ll be using is on the east side of the building, opposite of the entry drive into the parking lot.

Dec
17
Tue
IES Detroit: Holiday Social @ Bowlero Lanes & Lounge
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the IES Detroit Section for a fun and relaxing evening of bowling at our annual Holiday Social! Ticket prices include strolling dinner stations in the lounge, four drink tickets so you can enjoy anything from your favorite watery domestic pilsner to an artisanally crafted cocktail, shoe rental, and of course bowling balls (but you’re welcome to bring your own)!

Members and non-members share the same price, so please bring along a friend or your significant other.

Schedule:
5:00-7:00pm – Heavy appetizers and drinks in the lounge
6:00-8:00pm – All the bowling your arm can handle!

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members & Non-Members

Jan
14
Tue
Color Science @ Stone Terrace at Big Rock Chophouse
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the IES Detroit Section as we host Tony Esposito, PhD for a comprehensive talk about color science.

What is “white” light? How is it defined? What is Duv? How can products with the same CCT appear different? What exactly are MacAdam Ellipses? What is color rendering, holistically, and what are the drawbacks of CRI? What is a multi-metric system and what is IES TM-30-15? These questions, and many more, will be addressed in this comprehensive talk about color science. This session is designed for the lighting professional who finds it difficult to navigate the current state of color science and is looking to cut through the fog. This session will present technical information in an easy-to-digest manner and attendees will leave with a much stronger understanding of color science and associated metrics (many of which you may already use!). Current trends in color science research will be discussed.

After this session, lighting professionals/specifiers will be better equipped to interpret colorimetric information and better suited to request color information from the manufacturers they work with. By increasing our understanding of color science, expanding our vocabulary, and fostering constructive dialogue about color specification, the quality of our lighting solutions will be enhanced and the overall benefit of lighting design will be elevated.

About the speaker: Tony Esposito, PhD

Tony graduated from Penn State University in 2016 with a PhD in Architectural Engineering and a minor in statistics. His dissertation explored human responses to various light spectra with strategically varied average fidelity, average gamut, and gamut shape. His research offers an improved method for predicting color discrimination, validation of several trends in color research, and a simplified method for the quantification and specification of gamut shape.

Tony has won the Robert J. Besal Scholarship four times, received EP funding to attend the IES and IALD annual conferences, and previously served as a graduate fellow on an education grant from the National Science Foundation. He has delivered several guest lectures on lighting fundamentals and design, and has lectured nationally and internationally on color science.

Tony currently serves as a voting member on the IES Color Committee, IES Educational Material Review Committee, and the IES Annual Conference Steering Committee. He currently works as an independent Lighting Quality Researcher.

Ticket sales end at noon on Friday, January 10th! Please be sure to make your entree selection when you purchase your ticket. There will be a Beef, Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian option.

Schedule:
5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network
5:45-6:30pm – Dinner
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 Big Rock Chop house, located at 245 South Eton Street in Birmingham. Parking is included – valet only.

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.