Career Resources


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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Meetings, Conferences & Events

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LD+A welcomes news of upcoming educational opportunities and conferences. Submit dates and events, along with contact information, to Leonora Desar.

Mar 5-Mar 6, 2015 LEDucation 9

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York presents LEDucation 9 at The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. The event focuses on solid- state lighting and education and attracts manufacturers, lighting and technology experts, students, educators and more. A product expo is held in conjunction with educational presentations. Last year, the expo featured over 220 exhibitors. Expo Cost: DLF & IES members: No charge (Pre-registration required); general attendance: $25 (pre-registered); on-site registration: $30. For more information, go to

Mar 26-Mar 27, 2015 RLC Spring Meeting (Houston, TX)

The IES Roadway Lighting Committee (RLC) will hold its Spring meeting at the Houston Marriott South Hobby Airport, USA. The RLC is responsible for developing and writing technical documents related to lighting of all types of public roads, including tunnels and underpasses, parking lots and toll plazas to name a few. For more information Contact: Jim Frazer, 954-309-9514,

May 3-May 7, 2015 LIGHTFAIR International

The IES and IALD bring you LIGHTFAIR International, to be held this year in New York City’s Javits Center. Designed for a wide range of professionals including architects, lighting designers, educators and electrical engineers, the conference will feature showcases from 500 manufacturers. Showcased products will include, among others, decorative lighting, ballasts, daylighting products, high-end fixtures, solar products, and exterior luminaires. The event will also offer over 200 hours of accredited education. Go to:

Jun 2-Jun 4, 2015 LumiVille (Lyon, France)

LumiVille—to be held in Eurexpo, an exhibition park in Lyon, France— will explore the latest lighting technologies, trends, and solutions for sustainable management of public outdoor lighting. The event will feature 200 exhibitors, ranging from control specialists to installers to power and control manufacturers, and offer workshops and conferences led by industry experts. Anticipated visitors include town planners, local authorities, real estate developers, lighting designers, and more. Go to:

Jun-4-2015 SID/IES Lighting Track

In honor of their newly signed friendship agreement, the Society for Information Display (SID) and the IES announce a joint Lighting Day, which will be part of SID’s annual conference, Display Week. The event will be held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, and is slated to include discussions on advanced light sources, the effect of lighting on health and perception, and more. Go to:

Jun 13-Jun 20, 2015 Lighting Master Studio Summer Intensive - (NYC)

Parsons presents their Lighting Master Studio Summer Intensive, to be held in New York City. In academic studio surroundings, participants will study new lighting design methods such as HDR imaging, applications of analytical software and daylighting techniques. They will also tour showrooms and lighting facilities, delve into a design project that combines daylighting and electric lighting, and measure the effects of light through full-scale mockups. Email:

Oct 18-Oct 22, 2015 86th Annual IES Aviation Lighting Fall Conference

The IES Aviation Lighting Committee announces the "86th Annual Aviation Lighting Conference" to be held at the Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO. This conference includes four full days of technical papers, interactive educational seminars, User Group forum, and banquet dinner. Contact: John Wujek,, 317.917.5218

Nov 27-Nov 30, 2015 LIGHT INDIA NATIONAL 2015 - (Kolkata, India)

The Indian Society of Lighting Engineers announces LIGHT INDIA NATIONAL 2015, an international trade fair to be held at Netaji & Khudiram Indoor Stadium in Kolkata, India. Exhibits will include street, security, landscape, city beautification, hospital, residential, architectural, railway, airport, solar, LED, specialty lighting, and more. The trade fair will also showcase lighting with non-conventional energy, power saving solutions, testing and measuring instruments, and lighting accessories and controls. Cost to exhibit: Bare space: $225 per sq meters plus 12.36 percent service tax. Shell space: $250 per square meters plus 12.36 percent service tax. Email:

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