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enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015
In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favourite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public.
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The Richard Kelly Grant
2015 Call For Entries - Grant proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015.
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The Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition
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Advanced Energy Design Guides: Free Download >

Model Lighting Ordinance – 2011:
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Undocumented Changes - Memorandum >

Roadway Lighting Committee Meeting >
March 26 – 27, 2015 | Houston, TX
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How to Start an Emerging Professionals Lighting Group?

It is easy to get started:

  • Contact the membership committee chair and Section President of your local IES Section to verify if an EP initiative already exists or if there are others in the area showing interest.
  • Request a list from your local Section of the Society members in your area with five (5) years of experience or less.
  • Confirm, with the local Section President, that the chair of the EP will be invited to serve on the local Section Board of Managers.
  • Arrange an EP “get together” for interested EPs and select a Chair.
  • Request that the local Section Board of Managers create a list of Volunteer Mentors in your area.
  • Find a senior advisor – likely a local Board of Managers Member - to assist with program planning and EP initiatives.

Building Momentum

  • Now that you’ve started…build momentum!
  • Allow both members and non-members to attend EP events, but charge non-members more—make the differential large enough that it will encourage people to participate in the program.
  • On the event flyer, invite people to bring a friend or two.
  • Identify the event discount associated with being an emerging professional member.
  • Make announcements at Section events to encourage Members to think about, and extend a welcome to, EPs at their companies. 
  • Create good, consistent programming and networking opportunities at every event – people will tell others about it and you will have success!

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