Events Calendar

The Memphis 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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Nov
20
Wed
Lighting Seminar with David Ghatan @ The Bluff
Nov 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

David joined C.M. Kling & Associates in 1999. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with an interdisciplinary degree in Design with an emphasis in Fine Art, Art History, and Theatre Design.

With C.M. Kling he has worked as a project designer and project manager for a wide range of projects, including the new Eau Spa at the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, the Marriott World Center Orlando, the American Red Cross National Headquarters, the Corpus Christi Bayfront Arena and Convention Center, and the Starlight Ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. He has worked as the primary lighting consultant to several LEED-certified projects including the Virginia Department of Transportation Headquarters and a government office building Dulles Discovery II.

His work for the Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA and the BBG-BBGM Office in the Empire State Building were both recognized by the Illuminating Engineer Society with the Guth Award for Interior Lighting in International judging.

Mr. Ghatan currently serves on the IALD Board of Directors and is the co-Regional Coordinator for the IALD in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the IES Hospitality Committee.

Mr. Ghatan also works as a designer for the theatre, with extensive work in scenery and lighting design. He is a company member with Rorschach Theatre, where his work has been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award.

Dec
10
Tue
Tour of WMC-TV Studio @ WMC-TV
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us at WMC TV Studio for a tour!

The studio recently upgraded its systems including their lighting. The tour will discuss the lighting challenges during the transition from discharge and incandescent to LED.

After the tour, join us at Last Burger on Earth

Please join us at 5 PM at
1960 Union Ave,
Memphis, TN 38104

After the tour, we will walk around behind the block to
LBOE
2021 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

IES will be buying the first round and a few apps!

Hope to see everyone there!!

Jan
15
Wed
What’s new for IES and IES Member benefits?! @ IAC Bartlett
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Please join us this month to hear Billy Tubb, our Regional Director, discuss our organization and its future. He will be happy to answer questions at the end.

Billy Tubb is a Theatre Consultant, Lighting Designer and Special Systems Designer with more than 30 years of experience, his projects have received numerous awards. Since 1999 he has been the Technical Director of Popejoy Hall and at the University of New Mexico where he has worked on over 6500+ live events such as Lion King, Wicked, Elton John and the Rolling Stones in concert. He is also a Theatrical Lighting Designer, receiving the NM Governor’s Award for Excellence in The Arts for his work. Billy served as Chair and Vice Chair of IES District 4 as was the President of the IES New Mexico chapter from 2009 to 2016. Billy holds a BFA degree in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of New Mexico.

Lunch will be provided
Please pay the IES Treasurer $20 (cash or check payable to “IES Mid-South Chapter”) or use the PayPal/Tickets link above.

Feb
1
Sat
MATHCOUNTS @ Southwest Tennessee Community College (Macon Cove Campus)
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sponsoring Organization: Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Memphis Chapter

Contact: Chris Nielsen 901-309-0115 office, 901-487-2086 cell, email chrisn@rnsystemsdesign.com

The Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) sponsors both regional and state competitions every year for the nationwide MATHCOUNTS program (www.mathcounts.org). MATHCOUNTS is a national competition for students in 6th through 8th grade. Regional and state competitions are held in February and March, along with a final national competition in May. MATHCOUNTS offers exciting programs for students who not only love math but fear math as well. The programs are designed to engage students of all ability levels in fun and challenging ways that are sometimes not possible within the structure of a math classroom.

Volunteers are needed to help with MATHCOUNTS

Contact Chris if interested.

Feb
11
Tue
Building Automation Systems @ Jason's Deli
Feb 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Total Room Automation (TRA) represents a new room control concept covering secondary HVAC, Lighting and Shading control. This presentation will explore the various components that make up TRA and how it can result in significant installed cost and energy savings for the customer and improved occupant comfort.
This course is AIA/CES approved 1.0 LU which is 1.0 hour of General Learning Unit or 1 PDH for Tennessee.

Please order FOOD ONLY at the restaurant counter (NO drinks they are complimentary)and tell them you are attending the IES Presentation in the Conference Room. You will not be charged and your food will be delivered to you in the Conference Room.

Please pay the IES Treasurer $20 (Cash or Check payable to “IES Mid-South Chapter”) or use the PayPal link below.

PRESENTER:
Casper Briggs, PE is a sales engineer with Siemens Smart Infrastructure. With over 15 years of experience in design and consulting he specializes in providing building automation, fire safety and security, HVAC control and energy solutions through innovative building technology. Casper earned a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University and is a licensed professional mechanical PE and fire protection engineer FPE. Casper currently serves as the ASHRAE regional board Vice-Chair and past Memphis chapter president.

Mar
19
Thu
[CANCELED] Show Me the Data: Who Is Responsible for Connected Lighting Energy Data Accuracy? @ IAC Bartlett
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm


Due to Coronavirus concerns, the March IES meeting has been cancelled. Our Section leadership is currently evaluating the program schedule for the remainder of the Spring.

 

Join us to watch IES March Featured Webinar

There is growing interest in sharing energy data from data-producing devices, but the value of that data is often dependent on the level of accuracy needed for a specific use case. Manufacturers of data-producing devices, as well as end-users with particularly stringent needs, may need to validate or characterize the reporting accuracy of these devices. This webinar will provide guidance for the calibration of energy-measuring devices, including a specification template and an overview of the few laboratories that are accredited to perform such calibrations in the U.S.

PRESENTERS:
Michael Poplawski is a senior engineer at PNNL, where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program, primarily in the areas of connected lighting system technology evaluation and demonstration, standards and specification development, and the estimation of lighting energy end-use consumption.

Jason Tuenge is a lighting engineer at PNNL, where much of his work supports the U.S. Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program. In recent years, as part of PNNL’s Advanced Lighting team, Jason’s work has focused on collaborating with industry to identify and address the technology development needs of connected lighting systems.

Lunch will be provided
Please pay the IES Treasurer $20 (cash or check payable to “IES Mid-South Chapter”) or use the PayPal link above.

Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 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 28th and August 31st – September 4th
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.

There will be no virtual tabletop sessions this year. We will resume tabletops when we return to an in-person annual conference.

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.

Dec
17
Thu
Webinar: Color Outside the Lines: Unconventional Applications for Dynamic Lighting
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dynamic lighting unlocks a whole new layer of lighting capability for lighting designers and engineers, but do you know how to use it? What applications is it appropriate for and what can it be used to do? This presentation will explore some innovative ways to use dynamic light and showcase some unconventional examples. Presented by Brent Protzman, PHD and Craig Casey, of Lutron’s building science team, the presentation will explore use case examples, key details on how to think outside the box yourself, as well as how implement the strategies presented yourself.

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

PRESENTERS: Brent Protzman, PHD and Craig Casey
Brent ProtzmanBrent Protzman has a Ph.D in Architectural Engineering from the University of Nebraska and is the author of numerous published articles on building science. Brent is a former professor and researcher in the Building Systems Program at the University of Colorado where he focused on human factors in lighting, daylighting performance, and energy audits and simulations. With this expertise, he has unique understanding of the interactions between human-centric design, operational efficiency, and sustainability. Brent serves on the Board of Directors for the Thread wireless networking technology as well as ESFI (Electrical Safety Foundation International), on the Board of Advisors for the Light Concept of the WELL Building Standard, and on the IES Daylighting and Papers Committees. At Lutron, Brent is the director of Building Science and Standards Development. This team’s research and collaborations are often at the forefront of engineering, design innovation, and market growth.

Craig CaseyCraig Casey is a Building Science Leader at Lutron. Well-known in the lighting industry, he conducts applied research on energy and on the human benefits of lighting & daylighting controls. He has presented multiple times at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)’s Annual Conference and has presented at LightFair the past three consecutive years. Craig currently sits on two committees within IES. Craig received the IES Presidential Award for chairing the 2015 Conference Steering Committee. He holds Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering degrees from Penn State, and is currently pursuing his PhD.

Jan
14
Thu
Webinar: Lighting Editors Discuss Trends & New Technologies in preparation for the upcoming DOE/IES Workshop
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 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.

Aug
5
Thu
2021 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm
2021 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Illumination Awards Gala: August 5, 2021
Conference: August 6 – 7, 2021

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s 2021 Annual Conference (August 6 – 7, 2021) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.