The District of Columbia 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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Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Join us in New Orleans on August 18-20, and immerse yourself in the most current lighting education, cutting-edge products, and networking opportunities with your industry peers.
What is the IES Annual Conference?
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 18-20, 2022 in New Orleans provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, interactive experiences, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.
The 2022 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.
The theme for the 2022 IES Annual Conference is Lighting the Way. This year’s IES Annual Conference theme focuses on leadership both in the lighting community and by the lighting community. The world around us continues to change in unexpected ways, and lighting professionals are at the forefront of those changes. Through research, code changes, technology advancements and more, lighting professionals are leading the way in this rapidly evolving world, and are dedicated to influencing it for the better.
Please join us for the first IESDC event of the Fall 2022 semester! The event is free for all interested in attending.
Perkins & Will Associate Principal David Cordell will discuss the strategies behind the firm’s new office design, then tour attendees through WELL certified spaces. Wine, beer, and appetizers provided. Thank you to Lutron for their generous sponsorship to make this a free event!
Nearest metro stations include the Foggy Bottom GWU Metro (Orange, Silver, Blue) and Dupont Circle Metro (Red).
Kindly RSVP by August 15, 2022. Hope to see you there!
1222 22nd St. NW,
Washington, DC 20037
TIME & DATE:
Thursday, August 18th
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
FREE – All Members & Non-Members
2022 IES-PNNL WEBINAR SERIES: TAMING COMPLEXITY
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is pleased to offer a special five-part free webinar series, “Taming Complexity.” Presented by PNNL experts and partners, this series will explore ongoing efforts to better understand and reduce the ever-growing complexity of advanced lighting systems.
THIS IES-PNNL WEBINAR SERIES IS FREE FOR ALL ATTENDEES.
Webinar: Taming Controls Complexity
September 1, 2022 12:00 PM ET
Challenges with configuration, commissioning, and maintaining control settings over time have slowed progress towards integrated lighting and building system controls. Overcoming such challenges can enable energy savings, adaptive lighting for occupant alertness and wellbeing, and better space management in buildings. This webinar will explore some practical solutions to address controls complexity, including development of a clear and concise sequence of operations, the use of controls narratives, and online tools and templates to make these solutions more accessible.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she has managed the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Program for the U.S. Department of Energy since 2008. She spends much of her time sharing the results and recommendations from the ongoing evaluations at the indoor and outdoor NGLS living labs where connected lighting systems are installed in realistic settings and evaluated by team of lighting experts from around the country.
Lyn Gomes, DPR Construction
Lyn Gomes, PE, LEED-AP, is a MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction, where she draws on 20+ years of experience in integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of its annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.
A special thanks to our Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
Please join us for the long anticipated IESDC Fall Boat Cruise after a two-year hiatus!
Please join us for a cruise with Boomerang Boat Tours, rain or shine! Top Shelf Open Bar and Heavy Appetizers Included.
Meet us on the dock at the Georgetown Washington Harbor. We will board in the commercial vessel boarding zone at Georgetown Waterfront (Washington Harbor). The closest street address is 3100 K St. NW DC, 20007, & the cross streets are 31st and K St. From there, you want to continue down 31st Street by foot. At the end of 31st, you’ll see the dock. Boarding is on the left, in front of the Fiola Mare Restaurant & Nick’s Riverside Grill. There are many paid parking garages nearby.
Sponsorship Opportunities still available! Please contact Amanda Fentress ([email protected]) for details.
Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum of its kind specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals, with attendees gathering from across the globe to represent utilities, municipalities, DOTs, research firms, and more. This year, we are delighted to welcome Mark Lien as our keynote speaker.
The IES is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2022 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, taking place in Dallas, Texas! As always, the Society’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, and we have enhanced our safety guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
We can’t wait to reconnect with you, and look forward to providing a top-notch educational experience filled with training classes, seminars, networking sessions, and more dedicated to the improvement of outdoor lighting.
Join us for an overview of the concepts in ANSI/IES LP-16: Documenting Control Intent Narratives and Sequences of Operations. Intended for a variety of users in the lighting community, LP-16 is a reference manual of best practices on how design intent is included in the project documentation and communicated to the construction and commissioning teams. Learn directly from the Co-Chair of the committee about LP-16, ask questions during our live Q&A, and receive a 10% discount with registration to purchase the standard from our Webstore.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Lyn Gomes, DPR Construction
Lyn is an MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction. She uses her 20+ years of experience to start up and build quality into integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s the chair for the update to DG-16 (the standard for lighting/controls commissioning), on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of the annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.
Shoshanna A. Segal, Luminous Flux
Shoshanna is the senior designer at Hartranft Lighting Design. Ms. Segal is among the first lighting professionals in the world to receive the international certification, CLD having demonstrated mastery in seven domains of lighting design as established by the CLD Global organization and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Shoshanna has served on the lighting design faculties of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York School of Interior Design. She was a significant contributor to ANSI/IES LP-16, the standard for lighting control system sequences of operation. She is a frequent speaker on architectural lighting design and control and sits on multiple technical committees for the IES. Ms. Segal is a professional member of the I.A.L.D. and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Please join us for the first IESDC EP event of the year! The event is free for all EP’s interested in attending.
Calling all Emerging Professionals! Join us for a fun night of bowling and an opportunity to get to know each other. This event is mainly for the EPs, but all are welcome. Light food and drinks will be provided. Spots are limited! Please reach out to Yuko ([email protected]) if interested in sponsoring this event.
Nearest metro stations include the Ballston-MU Metro (Orange, Silver). Parking is also available at many public parking garages and street parking.
Kindly RSVP by October 17, 2022 COB as the venue requests a guest list. Hope to see you there!
Please join us for a full or half day of Continuing Education courses on Lighting Controls!
Please join us for a full day of continuing education courses on lighting controls. The courses will provide a breadth and depth of knowledge on lighting controls from IoT, WELL, DALI, wireless and more!
Tickets are available for an All Day Session, AM Session, and PM Session. The AM Session will include coffee and light breakfast; the PM Session will include lunch. The ALL Day Session will include both breakfast and lunch!
Thank you to IESDC and Lutron for sponsoring this event.
$65 – IES Member AM or PM Session
$75 – Non Member AM or PM Session
$120 – IES Member All Day Session
$150 – Non Member All Day Session
Lutron Commercial Experience Center
455 Massachusetts Ave NW, #770
Washington, DC 20001
Convenient to the Farragut West Station on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Metro Line (0.7 miles).
Please contact Tina Sarawgi([email protected]) with any questions regarding the event.
Industry leaders, in a variety of lighting design specialties, discuss ways in which the training of young professionals can be pioneered for the field’s inevitable changes. Can existing programs create a larger, more qualified pool of young professionals via a “renaissance-like” approach to the lighting industry? Panelists will respond to audience engagement.
Webinar participants are eligible for one and a half (1.5) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
MODERATOR: Stan Kaye, SK Design and Consulting LLC< Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKD. Throughout his 35 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director of the graduate design program at the University of Florida from 1999-2003 and 2011-present. He held membership in United Scenic Artists local 829, the Illuminating Engineers Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Combining an interest in photography, the human visual system, entertainment design, and museum artifact illumination, he has developed a deep knowledge and expertise in lighting design and technology for performance facilities of all types as well as architecture and museums. PANELIST: Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer at Smithsonian Institution
Scott Rosenfeld designs lighting for museums. Originally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, since 1997 Scott has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. The advent of LED lighting has led Scott to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light sensitive materials. Scott frequently lectures about how lighting can allow visitors to better see and appreciate artwork at conferences including: DOE, AIA, IALD, IES, PACCIN and LFI. Scott is chair of the IES’s Museum and Art Gallery Committee.
PANELIST: Kathy Perkins
Kathy has designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres such as American Conservatory Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, St. Louis Black Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Baltimore Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New Federal Theatre, Mark Taper, Yale Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light, and Playmakers Repertory. Kathy is the recipient of numerous research and design awards, including Ford Foundation, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, an NAACP Image Award and Henry Hewes Design Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She received her BFA from Howard University and M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Kathy is faculty Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
PANELIST: Dennis Size, The Lighting Design Group
In his 40+ year career Dennis has designed the lighting for shows on every major television Broadcast and cable Network. His international design repertoire includes theatre, dance, live events, soap operas, talk shows, news magazines, government projects, corporate facilities, concerts, sporting events, political conventions, Presidential debates, award shows, and the latest ‘craze’ – home studios and podcasts. He’s written for trade journals and taught at several Universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, and the University of Scranton. He has been nominated for the EMMY Award 12 times, and has won five. Dennis is an Executive Vice-President of the LIGHTING DESIGN GROUP—an international Broadcast lighting design company headquartered in New York City.
PANELIST: Chip Israel, Lighting Design Alliance
Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 38 years. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As Co-CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts. His list of credentials includes being elected as a Fellow in both the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 300 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.
PANELIST: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Naomi Miller straddles the line between design and engineering at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. By bridging the gap between technology and application, she promotes the wise use of LEDs, working with industry to overcome hurdles and celebrate the opportunities. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors, and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD. Her current research interests are flicker, glare, and light and health. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD.
PANELIST: Jeff Ravitz, Intensity Advisors, LLC
Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy®-winning lighting designer, lecturer, and writer specializing in live entertainment being captured for multi-camera television. He is the co-author of the book, Lighting For Televised Live Events. Jeff has designed TV specials, from awards shows, concerts and stand-up comedy to debates, interviews and entertainment scenes in films. He is the broadcast lighting advisor to the Coachella festival. His concert credits include world tours for Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mellencamp, Styx and Ringo Starr. Jeff was named a Parnelli Lighting Designer of the Year. His design firm, Intensity Advisors, is based in Los Angeles.
PANELIST: Anne Militello, Vortex Lighting
Anne Militello is an internationally recognized lighting designer and fine artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Noted theater work includes original productions directed by Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, and David Lynch; the Broadway production of ‘Cuba and His Teddy Bear;’ and Christopher Alden’s opera production of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ She has designed touring concert productions for Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, KD Lang, Lou Reed, The Decemberists, Neil Young and Pearl Jam. Numerous architectural projects include the façade of the New 42nd Street Studios and original integrated light art and media installations that continue to grace buildings in NYC. She designed Disneyland attractions with Walt Disney Imagineering and worked with Universal Studios on ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.’ Anne is the Principal and Founder of Vortex Lighting.