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Webinar: 2021 IES Virtual Emerging Professional Home Office

February 25, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST


2021 IES Virtual Emerging Professional Home Office Webinar

Discussions with Emerging Professional (EP) Program Committee members about the importance of good lighting, sound, and other things for Zoom and virtual meetings/events.

How is your home office? Join us for our first IES EP Webinar Event on Thursday, February 25th. Meet the IES EP Program Committee members who organize EP Day during the IES Annual Conference each year. Each committee member will give a short presentation on suggestions and principles for making your home office functional and professional in this challenging time we find ourselves in. Topics include: Directional lighting, virtual backgrounds, daylighting, avoiding patterns, film lighting principles, reflections, audio/cameras, and more. The event will kick off with a fun virtual game, you’ll get to hear from the speakers, and then get a chance to discuss in small groups what your home office includes!

Panel of Speakers: Chip Israel, Dan Salinas, Lisa Reed, Chris Bright, Elizabeth Williams, Ira Rothman, Sam Koerbel, Barry Young
Date of Webinar: The virtual Emerging Professional Home Office webinar will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:30PM EST.

This session is being recorded.

5:30-5:45PM ET Introduction of the IES EP Program Committee Members. Get a chance to learn about your fellow EPs and win prizes with a game of Kahoot!

Join us for socializing and fun engagement!
Kahoot! game (open in your browser)

5:45-6:00PM ET Discussion about the importance of good lighting, sound and other web call related workspace topics during quarantine. 

  • “Top, Front and Side Lighting” Chip Israel
  • “Patterns and Dress Wear” Dan Salinas
  • “Virtual vs. Regular Backgrounds” Lisa Reed
  • “Daylighting, Window Reflection, Circadian Rhythm” Chris Bright
  • “Film Lighting” Elizabeth Williams
  • “Reflection on Glasses” Ira Rothman
  • “Audio/Cameras” Sam Koerbel
  • “Background Lighting” Barry Young

6:00-6:20PM ET Open discussion with EPs about their workspace setup, as well as the types of events they would like to see the EP Committee put together in the future.

6:20-6:30PM ET Closing thoughts and a chance to win the grand prize!


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