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”).