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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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.
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).
The 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).
Gabe 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.
Kate 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 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.
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
October 11-13, 2021
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.
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.
Click here to Download our new & improved 2023 IES Detroit Product Show Digital Booklet »
Thank you to Clarus Lighting & Controls for sponsoring the Digital Booklet!
The Annual IES Detroit Lighting Product Show is the “must attend” event of our calendar year. Featuring over 100 lighting exhibitors, there will be something to see for everyone. This is your chance to see the latest trends and developments in the lighting industry. Lighting Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Specifiers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors, and Distributors are all encouraged to attend.
The trade show features plenty of food and several open bars to enjoy through the evening.
Also be sure to come and buy a raffle ticket at the door for your chance to win great prizes donated by our exhibitors and the IES Detroit Section.
NEW FOR 2023: IES Detroit is proud to offer CEU Presentations at this year’s Product Show.
3pm-4pm :: The Benefits of Warm Street Lighting :: Bob Hahn and Michael Woznicki, Lumecon
4:30pm-5:30pm :: The Science of Color: TM30 :: Bridget Cross, Ecosense
6pm-7pm :: Specifying Sustainable Luminaires :: Anita Majumdar, Acuity Brands
Join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the IES Detroit Section while honoring the contributions of Stephen Squillace.
Celebrate with us!
During the evening’s festivities, we will:
- Celebrate the Illuminating Engineering Society Detroit Section’s 100-year anniversary
- Reflect on Stephen Squillace’s outstanding contributions and his impact in the Lighting Community
- Hear from Keynote Speaker Janet Lennox Moyer
- Honor IES Detroit Section Service Award Recipients
- Induct Mark Lien into the 2022-2023 Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame
- Receive updates from IES President Frank Agraz
Dress Code: Business Formal
IES Member $75.00
IES Emerging Professional $50.00
- 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Live Music, Mingling & Drinks
- 6:30 – 9:00 pm | Dinner and Presentation
- 9:00-10:00pm | Dessert and Celebration
Cheeseboard, berries and crackers
Crispy Vegetable Crudite
Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Skewers
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Entrees (Please select your entrée at Checkout):
All entrees come with Warm Rolls & Butter and House Salad
Chicken Piccata – Lemon Caper Sauce, Herbed Angel Hair Pasta, Seasonal Vegetable Medley
8 oz. Filet Mingon – Choice of Bearnaise or Zip Sauce, Whipped Potato, Season Vegetable Medley
Scottish Salmon – Lemon and Dill Buerre Blanc, Whipped Potato, Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Pasta Primavera (Vegan) – Grilled Vegetables and Marinara Sauce
Gourmet Coffee with Assorted Toppings
Sanders Cream Puff Sundae
Vanilla Cake with Berries and Cream, Cream Cheese Icing
Lemmon Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
(Vegan Option) Vegan Chocolate Cupcake and Berries