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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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Emerging Professionals Program

Emerging Professionals: Shall be defined as a recent graduate entering the lighting profession for the first time OR a professional making a career change into the industry. A person shall be considered an emerging professional for five (5) years after graduation or entry into the lighting industry. Students will be considered members of this group.

*Note a new membership subgroup under Associate Membership will be created starting July 1, 2012 for Emerging Professionals to facilitate continuing membership through the initial years. Please see the Membership application page for details and eligibility.

Making Connections: The initial focus of the Emerging Professionals Program will be to enable new professionals and students to connect with IES members and the lighting community in many ways: with experienced members at program meetings, planning sessions, joining local and technical committees; with peers- going to EP focused events and socials; with the society- via an Emerging Professionals blog and contacts to EP leaders.

Mentoring: EPs will have the opportunity to meet with experienced IES members in their chosen field, and to find a mentor who can guide them in their professional development. EPs are also encouraged to give feedback to their mentor on section programs and society events and publications. The mentor can suggest topics and information to investigate, that can help the EPs build their skills and value.

Resources: Emerging Professionals will have access to scholarships and grants that can help them in their education and career. This can include support to attend the IES Annual Conference. In addition, specific programming will be developed geared towards Emerging Professionals, from Lighting Tours, to hands-on workshops at Society and local levels. Emerging Professionals will have a discussion board via the IES website, to share ideas and solve problems together.

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