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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Aug
9
Thu
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.

Sep
11
Tue
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”).

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

Register TodayCONFERENCE 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, 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.

PROFILE OF ATTENDEES
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
9
Tue
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.

Nov
13
Tue
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.

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.