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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IES Memphis March Meeting @ Jason's Deli
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join Holly Baird, South Central Regional Director of the US Green Building Council for a presentation on Health, the second wave of Sustainability. This session will cover how health is being factored into every-day design principles, as well as the conscious shifts in the sustainability world to incorporate health in rating systems like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) through new pilot credits and USGBC’s Healthy Initiatives call to action, as well as through brand rating new systems like the International WELL Building Standard (WELL). With 13 years of experience as a Commercial Interior Designer, Holly will help you understand what designers and architects know about lighting for circadian rhythms and how you can help them understand even more!

Integrating LED into our Landscape Lighting Design @ Botanic Gardens
Apr 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Please join us at the Botanic Gardens April 17th for a presentation by Jan Moyer 11:30AM to 1:15PM

Janet Lennox Moyer will share how she visualizes an outdoor space to create a night environment. She will discuss issues from composition to important factors in lighting plant materials. The way LED produces light varies significantly from traditional light sources we knew so well, so, the way we use them differs. Using day and night and halogen to LED comparisons, she will share how the LED technology radically changed landscape lighting. Jan will discuss how LED lighting has propelled landscape lighting forward, providing more flexibility to create a successful solution. She will also discuss the complications that LED introduce compared to traditional technology.

Learning Objectives:
A. Difference in light production and the effect on lighting compositions
B. Advances LED Technology brings to Landscape Lighting
C. Cautionary issues to understand regarding LED technology

Lunch provided at no charge, sponsored by VISTA Professional Outdoor Lighting

Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting


About the speaker Janet Lennox Moyer
Jan is committed to sharing her knowledge and striving to raise the bar for the landscape lighting industry, as she would love everyone to be able to enjoy our planets’ garden spaces after dark. In 2010 Jan began work to create the non-profit entity with the mission to preserve and share information about landscape lighting. New York State approved illi on Sept 15, 2010 and the IRS made it a 501(c)(3) Public Charity in the spring of 2011. Visit:

For more about the speaker, please visit her Website

4th Annual 2018 IES Golf Tournament @ The Links at Galloway
May 4 all-day
IES 2018 Annual Conference @ Westin Boston Waterfront @ Westin Boston Waterfront
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Register TodayThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 9-11 in Boston Massachusetts 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 other design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount. Lighting professionals will have their choice of various CEU credits through participation at the conference.

The 2018 Annual Conference will foster personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and enable attendees to earn CEU credits through participation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Light.Balance.” (#IESLightBalance)

The conference begins Thursday August 9 on Opening Night—the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by 2 exciting days of learning and opportunity to earn CEU’s, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends, meet new people.

Smart Lighting @ Jason's Deli
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Please join us at Jason’s Deli for speaker Ron Steen. This will be a connected lighting talk which addresses different wireless protocols, how data is being moved and what kind of data is being collected and transmitted. We will address Application Program Interfaces (API’s) and content delivery from digital lighting.

Ron SteenRon Steen is a veteran in the LED application space. He first started playing with LEDs in 1995 while working as an engineer at General Motors and is credited with bringing the first LED Tail lamp to market on the 2000 Cadillac DeVille and subsequently started pioneering the LED headlamp. Since making the jump to general lighting in 2004 with Philips as Director of LED Systems and Drivers, Ron continued to stay at the forefront of LED adoption. In his role as VP of Business Development for Xicato Ron has been a driving force to change the LED dialog from Lumens per Watt to Quality of Light and is now focused on exploring the world of connected lighting.

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”).

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

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, bench marks 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.

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.

October IES Meeting with Memphis Mayor @ Fogelman Executive Conference Center at the University of Memphis
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mayor Jim Strickland will be talking about economic development in the city. The meeting place is Fogelman Executive Conference Center at the University of Memphis room 219.

We are limited to 70 people so Please RSVP

October 9th
11:30am to 1PM
Cost is $20 and includes lunch. PayPal link to follow

Mayor Jim Strickland
Jim Strickland was sworn in as mayor of Memphis on Jan. 1, 2016, pledging to work toward making ours a safer and stronger city, to lead a transparent and trustworthy government, and to have an administration that applies, in his words, “new eyes to solve old problems.”

After an eight-year tenure as a member of the Memphis City Council, Mayor Strickland was elected to the city’s top office on Oct. 8, 2015. Mayor Strickland served as vice chairman of the council in 2013 and as its chairman in 2014. In eight years representing District 5 on the City Council, then-councilman Strickland became known for fighting for government transparency and public safety.

Mayor Strickland is a 1982 graduate of Christian Brothers High School, a 1986 graduate of the University of Memphis and a 1989 graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the U of M. He practiced law at Glankler Brown PLLC from 1990 to 1998, when he began practicing at Kustoff & Strickland PLLC, where he remained until becoming mayor.

Community service has long been a part of Mayor Strickland’s life. He has volunteered with various organizations, such as the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, and has served on many different community boards, including chairing the Memphis Botanic Garden board of directors. He is a gold life member of the NAACP.

Mayor Strickland and his wife, Melyne, have two children.

2018 Fall IES Emerging Professionals @ Crosstown Concourse
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the IES for a tour of one of the most talked about renovations in the city at Crosstown. Tour will be led by engineers from OGCB who helped transform the old Sears building that sat vacant for years into one of Midtown’s crowning achievements.

When? Where?
November 13th meet at the east atrium concourse level at 6PM. Appetizers provided by IES immediately follow the tour at Farm Burger.

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”).

“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.