Events

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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Oct
1
Tue
IES Public Policy and Government Affairs @ Lutron Commercial Experience Center
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for a special seminar on the IES’s Public Policy and Government Affairs with Tim Licitra and Alex Baker of the IES. As the “Lighting Authority” for legislative and regulatory activity, the IES leads the way in advocating for quality lighting. Mr. Licitra and Mr. Baker will discuss the ongoing efforts in both the public and government sectors.

  • As Executive Director of the IES, Tim Licitra is responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading IES staff and volunteers, managing operational priorities and programs, and developing and implementing IES’s relevant plans and policies, all designed to meet the needs of the Society’s members.
  • As Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy of the IES, Alex is responsible for monitoring federal, state and local government agendas for matters impacting IES members and the lighting industry at large, maintaining relationships with relevant government offices and allied organizations and coalitions, and for developing the Society’s long term public policies and strategies.

Thank you to One Source Associates and Lutron for sponsoring this very special event!

Food and drinks will be provided.

Cost:
IES EP’s & IES Students: FREE
Non-IES EP’s & Non-IES Students: $15
IES Member: $25
Non-IES Member: $45

Oct
23
Wed
TopGolf Tournament Fundraiser @ TopGolf National Harbor
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TopGolf Tournament Fundraiser @ TopGolf National Harbor

Please join us for a fun evening playing TopGolf to support our local IESDC Section! The Event is at the new National Harbor location.

This is an Industry event! Please share with Distributors, Electrical Contractors, General Contractors, Designers, Engineers, Consultants, Reps, Manufacturers and anyone else in the Lighting Industry who would be interested in networking and supporting their local IES District of Columbia Section.

TIME & DATE:
Deadline to Purchase Tickets – October 15th
Wednesday, October 23rd
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Contact Marissa Klink (mklink@alliancelighting.com) with any questions regarding the event.

Nov
15
Fri
IES Fundamentals of Lighting @ WSP USA
Nov 15 @ 7:30 am – Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for the IES Fundamentals of Lighting. This course is an introduction to all aspects of the lighting design process.

About this Event

Please join us for the IES Fundamentals of Lighting. This course is geared to anyone with an interest in Architectural Lighting, including Lighting Designers, Engineers, Architects, Interior Designers, Students, Lighting Sales, Facilities Managers, etc. The course provides an introduction to all aspects of the lighting design process.

The Fundamentals of Lighting consists of 10 modules. Each module is taught by an experienced professional in the fields of lighting and electrical design. The course is qualified for 20 IES CEU’s / 20 AIA HSW LU’s / 20 USGBC CE’s. Attendees must attend all modules to receive course continuing education credits. Certificates of completion will be provided to attendees.

Course Student Materials are not included in the course fee. Course Student Materials may be purchased through the IES Bookstore at www.ies.org. Course materials are not required, but are nice to have to follow along.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both day.

WSP is within walking distance from Rosslyn Metro (Orange Line). Parking is not included. A nearby parking garage is at 1616 Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. Street parking is free in Arlington on the weekends.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Potomac Lighting and the IESDC!

If you have any questions, please email the IESDC Education Chair, Kristine Delostrinos at kdelostrinos@cmkling.com.

Schedule:

Day 1: Friday, November 15th

7:30AM: Check-in/Breakfast sponsored by Potomac Lighting

8:00AM: Module 1: History, Practice, Definitions, Vision, Color, and Health

Instructor: TBD

10:00AM: Break

10:15AM: Module 2: Electric Light Sources and Devices

Instructor: Frank Feist, MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

12:15PM: Module 3: Daylighting / Lunch sponsored by Potomac Lighting

Instructor: Sarah Wujcik, MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

2:00PM: Module 4: Luminaires

Instructor: Tina Sarawgi, George Sexton Associates

3:30PM: Break

3:45PM: Module 6: Metrics, Photometry, Calculations, Renderings

Instructor: Angelica Santana, CM Kling & Associates

5:15PM: Quizzes

6:00PM: Adjorn

Day 2: Saturday, November 16th

7:30AM: Check-in / Breakfast sponsored by IESDC

8:00AM: Module 5: Controls

Instructor: Sarah Muros, Leviton

9:30AM: Break

9:45AM: Module 7: Codes, Standards, Economics

Instructor: TBD

11:15AM: Module 8: Design Process, Sustainability, Commissioning / Lunch sponsored by IESDC

Instructor: Sarah Wujcik, MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

1:15PM: Module 9: Lighting for Interiors

Instructor: Maureen Moran, MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

3:15PM: Break

3:30PM: Module 10: Lighting for Exteriors

Instructor: Maureen Moran, MCLA Architectural Lighting Design

5:15PM: Quizzes

6:00PM: Hand-out Take Home Exam (due Monday, 11/25) and Essay (due in Monday, 12/16)

Dec
4
Wed
Bright Futures, A Successful Career in Lighting @ Marymount University - Balston Center
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This event geared towards students and emerging professionals in the lighting industry and focuses on career development and advancement.

ABOUT THIS EVENT:

This Panel Discussion event is geared towards students and emerging professionals in the lighting industry and focuses on career development and advancement. The panel will consist of a representative from several branches of our lighting industry – an Architect/Interior Designer, Engineer, Lighting Designer, Rep, Manufacturer and more!

Ask all your questions to our board of knowledgeable and accomplished panelists, including but not limited to:

  • Brad Hartman, Lighting Controls Rep & Engineer
  • Mike Johnson II, Architect & Interior Designer
  • Paul Pickard, Manufacturer
  • Scott Guenther, Lighting Designer
  • & MORE

The panel will be from 6:00-7:30pm with the first 30 minutes for networking/socializing.

Thank you to D+R Intl and Ecosense for their generous sponsorship. Dinner will be served.

PANELIST BIOGRAPHIES:

Mike Johnson II, Architect & Interior Designer
Mike Johnson II, AIA IIDA, a Washington, DC native, is a Senior Associate in the Perkins and Will Washington, DC studio. With a license as both an architect and interior designer, combined with 17 years of experience, his work has focused on providing innovative and creative solutions for commercial interior spaces that incorporate the latest research and trends. Mike’s Client has ranged from high-end corporate interior workplace design, building re-positioning and trade floor facilities throughout the country.

His belief is that design is a careful and thoughtful process through captivating storytelling, that addresses the unique requirements of a project and embraces those qualities to create a one-of-a-kind solution. Mike is the current President of the IIDA Mid-Atlantic Chapter and was recently featured in IIDA’s Perspective magazine article “The Instagram Effect.”

Paul Pickard, Manufacturer
Paul Pickard is a 21-year veteran of the lighting industry, having held technical leadership positions at Acuity Brands, LED Lighting Fixtures, Cree Lighting, and is currently CTO at Ecosense Lighting. He has provided technical leadership for a number of industry-first and award-winning products, including the LLF LR6 downlight module, the Cree CR-series LED Troffer family, and the Ecosense Trov and Rise product families to name a few. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of New Mexico, his current areas of focus are strategic technology development, systems engineering, optical innovation, and color science. He holds over 200 US patents, with many more pending.

Scott Guenther, Lighting Designer
Mr. Guenther has been working as a lighting designer since 1997. His project experience includes interior and exterior lighting design for hospitality, corporate office, higher education, and healthcare. He has been an active member of the IALD since 2004 and a former IES District of Columbia section board member.

Feb
6
Thu
AEI & IES DC Ice Skating Mixer @ Washington Harbour
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us and AEI’s (Architectural Engineering Institute) DC Chapter members for a fun time mingling and networking!

Thank you to LightArt and ASCE for their generous sponsorship.

COST:
Free to all members & all
non-members!

Convenient to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Metro Line.

Please contact Ashley Mandich (amandich@cmkling.com) with any questions regarding the event.

Click here to RSVP by 2/6!

Feb
28
Fri
Lighting Controls CEU Day @ Lutron Experience Center
Feb 28 all-day

More details to come.

Mar
19
Thu
[CANCELED] Chase the Dark with IALD @ Herman Miller Showroom DC
Mar 19 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled. Our priority is not only the education of lighting professionals, but to the health and well being of all our associates.

IALD DC and IES DC Team up for a Chase the Dark Event featuring an LED, Glare, and Metrics Lecture by Naomi Miller, FIALD:
Please join us on Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 P.M. at the Herman Miller Showroom in DC! There will be appetizers and refreshments as we test our creative abilities with the 2020 Chase the Dark theme: “One Beam of Light.” Attendees will play with Lucifer Lighting’s LED cylinders, putting their own creative spin on the theme. We encourage attendees to join in this global event by posting their lighting designs to social media with #IALDChaseDark. IALD members around the world will be posting throughout the night to the same hashtag!
 
Following the activity,  we will enjoy Naomi Miller’s much-anticipated discussion: LEDs, Glare, Metrics: We’re getting closer!
Discomfort glare has been the intractable bugaboo of lighting for decades. Whether it’s interior or exterior lighting, we’ve all sensed that LEDs can be worse than conventional lighting. Why? This talk will address what has been learned about luminance distribution across luminaire apertures, how and why edges and SPD affect glare perception, and how glare metrics are being modified to be better predictors. This topic is a prominent issue for specifiers and manufacturers. How do we improve products so that LEDs are not automatically associated with discomfort glare? Yes, there are tradeoffs between efficacy and ideal light distribution. Is there a happy medium between stellar efficacy and visual comfort?
 
The IES DC and IALD DC are so excited to share this creative & educational event with our local chapters! Thank you to our generous sponsors: Lighting Environments and Lucifer Lighting for making the event possible!  

 

WHEN
Thursday, 19 March
6:00 – 8:00 P.M. 

WHERE
Herman Miller Showroom DC
900 G St NW #100
Washington, DC 20001

DETAILS
This event is free-of-charge. Please register by clicking the button below by Monday, 16 March, 2020. For questions, please email IALD DC at washingtondc@iald.me

Jun
18
Thu
Candela Awards @ Hamilton Live
Jun 18 all-day
Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.

Oct
26
Mon
IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day
IES 2020 Street and Area Lighting Conference

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.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the SALC without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope you find this virtual conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

DATES: October 26 – October 28, 2020
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $299*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $399
There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members