Events

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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Dec
11
Tue
The Precious Balance of Roadway Lighting @ Jason's Deli
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A discussion on the impacts of roadway lighting both positive and negative considering Driver Safety, Human Health, Animal Health, Skyglow, Future Vehicles and Smart Cities.

As the Institute’s lead lighting research scientist, he is currently the PI on projects investigating the impact of outdoor lighting on human health, the Spectral Effects of new light sources on roadways, the visibility of police vehicles and is the subject matter lead for the FHWA office Safety IDIQ contract. Gibbons is the author of over 80 published papers on roadway lighting, photometry, and target visibility. He is a past Director of Division 4 of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Our meeting will be at Jason’s Deli on 3473 Poplar Ave December 11, 2018 11:30am to 1pm

Please order FOOD ONLY at the restaurant counter: NO drinks (they are complimentary). Please 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”).

Mar
26
Tue
“How Much is that Lizard in the Window?” Lighting Requirements for Reptiles in Captivity @ Jason's Deli
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
"How Much is that Lizard in the Window?" Lighting Requirements for Reptiles in Captivity @ Jason's Deli

Captive reptiles—especially turtles and lizards$mdash;need both heat lamps to regulate their body temperature and artificial ultraviolet light to synthesize vitamin D in order to survive. Gina Lowers will discuss the lighting requirements for raising various reptiles and the unregulated specialty lighting market for pets.

Gina Lowers is a 30-year veteran of the lighting industry. She is an expert in spectral analysis and color with a focus on specialty lighting applications including ultraviolet, horticulture, herpetology, aquaculture and shatter containment. Gina is currently using her manufacturing and process experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt Consultant helping Hunter Fan Company navigate the Department of Energy’s new efficiency regulations. She is an active member of the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club.

Our meeting will be at Jason’s Deli on 3473 Poplar Ave March 26, 2019 11:30am to 1pm

Please order FOOD ONLY at the restaurant counter: NO drinks (they are complimentary).

Please 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 the to right.

Apr
30
Tue
Much More Than A Recommended Lighting Practice @ Jason's Deli
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A new IES Recommended Practice, RP-11, Residential Lighting was rolled out during 2018. RP-11 is ANSI approved and so is now the official “standard” for residential lighting. It is also the result of a joint effort, the first involving the IES and the American Lighting Association or ALA (the trade association for the residential lighting industry in the U.S. and Canada). You’re invited to our April IES Meeting to learn about what’s inside RP-11, to see what’s new in residential lighting design and to hear how the ALA is working to incorporate residential products and design ideas into “residential-like” spaces in commercial lighting projects.

Speaker:
Terry McGowan, FIES, LC, Director of Engineering, American Lighting Association

Terry has been an IES member for more than 30 years and was the Manager of the GE Lighting Institute in Cleveland, OH before starting his own consulting business, Lighting Ideas, Inc. in 1998. He has managed the lighting research program for the Electric Power Research Institute and now directs the technical activities of the ALA and its Engineering Committee. Terry was awarded the IES Medal in 2009 and was a recipient of the Edison Report’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

Please order FOOD ONLY at the restaurant counter: NO drinks (they are complimentary).
Please 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 Tickets link below

May
19
Sun
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
May 19 – May 23 all-day
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center

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.

Aug
23
Fri
5th Annual IES Golf Tournament @ Quail Ridge Golf Course
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st & 2nd Place in Two Flights
Long Drive, Putting Contest and Closest to pin contest!
4-Person team “Scramble” format- Rules will be supplied at outing

BBQ Lunch before outing AND hamburgers and hotdogs at the conclusion!

SPONSORSHIPS (please make checks payable to IESNA Mid-South) CC accepted via PayPal

  • Gold ($1,500) includes 2 foursomes, company logo on website & social media, 1 hole sponsorship
  • Silver ($1,000) includes 1 foursome, company logo on website & social media, 1 hole sponsorship

Additional Sponsorships:
$150- Hole Sponsor
$250- Hole Sponsor & Branding Recognition
$500- Hole Flag & Branding Recognition
$750- Hole Flag, Branding Recognition and post-event dinner sponsor
$1000-Lunch Sponsor (includes hole flag )
(Please e-mail your company logo to Joe Pede)

Please contact Joe Pede joep@ctheadvantage.com or Wallis Wimbish wwimbish@pickeringfirm.com for questions or if you require additional information

Sep
10
Tue
More With Less: Expertly shaping architectural experience with light @ Jason's Deli
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A tool-kit to assist Space-makers in communicating and decision making based on light and vision fundamentals

Our Speaker will e Mitch Johnson who is Inter-lux’s market manager for the Memphis area. Mitch is a former lighting designer with over 15 years of experience in the lighting industry. He first started as a lighting designer in Washington, DC with MCLA Architectural Lighting Design then transitioned to his current role with Inter-lux a little over 5 years ago. Mitch has a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Our meeting will be at Jason’s Deli on 3473 Poplar Ave on September 10, 2019 11:30am to 1pm

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.

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
Biographies in Light . . .Before Edison @ Jason's Deli
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A fairly well-known scientist once said “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” With that sentiment in mind please join us on a journey back in time to better understand how we reached what we now think of as the modern age of lighting represented by the discovery of the incandescent lamp.

Some individuals highlighted may be familiar figures to you in the world of lighting while others may be known to you from other fields of study but are not generally credited for their advancements to light. Still others may be completely unknown to most everyone, having been lost to history . . . that is “until now.”

Our meeting will be at Jason’s Deli on 3473 Poplar Ave on October 15, 2019 11:30am to 1pm

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”)

Oct
19
Sat
Boooze and Brews @ Wiseacre Brewing Co.
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CSI Memphis is hosting a family-friendly networking event on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 4 PM at Wiseacre Brewery. This event is free to attend and we encourage attendees to bring their families. We’ll have games for the kids and football on the TVs for the adults. Food trucks will be on site if you get hungry. More details will be released shortly, so stay tuned!

Boooze and Brews