Seminario de Iluminación IES 2018 (México) @ Espacio Virreyes
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day
IES Chicago: Shedding Light on Horticultural Lighting @ Union Station - Founders Room
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Greg Alaura

This AIA/CEU credited event will cover Horticulture Lighting – Interior lighting for plants (not humans). It will discuss the light measurement metrics used for horticulture applications, traditional metrics, and the differences between the two. It will cover how a combination of both approaches/techniques are used to specifiy the grow lighting used in commercial horticulture facilities, including cannabis, food production, and ornamental plant operations. Please join us at the Founders Room inside Union Station.

WILD: Women in Lighting + Design Lighting Trivia Night @ zeroLUX lighting design
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Women in Lighting + Design New York City

Question: What’s an awesome way to meet new people and test your lighting knowledge?
Answer: Lighting Trivia Night

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, networking and trivia. Come out and put your knowledge about all things lighting to the test! 5 rounds, prizes for the team that wins each round and an overall winner.

These programs are open to all! We encourage members to invite their male colleagues to these events.

This event is graciously hosted by zeroLux lighting design.
Thank you to O’Blaney Rinker Associates for sponsoring food.

Please bring beverages to share!

RSVP to womeninlightingdesign@gmail.com

IES NYC: Implications of Light Pollution and the Impact of IDA @ Gino's Pizzaria Restaurant
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

What is the impact of light pollution?
What is the difference between IDA and non-IDA and how does it effect lighting design?

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is the recognized authority on light pollution and is the leading organization combating light pollution worldwide. They have taken the lead in identifying and publicizing the negative impacts of artificial light at night on human health, wildlife and climate change. Their mission is to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. Their goal is to educate the public and policymakers about night sky conservation and empower the public with the tools and resources to help bring back the night.

Discussion Includes:

  • Defining IDA, light pollution and related terms
  • Identify the impacts of light pollution
  • Demonstrate the difference between IDA and non-IDA lighting
  • Assess the process of establishing IDA certification

Available Credits: 1-AIA LU

Kathleen Waterous
Sales Representative, VBC Lighting
Kathleen has 25 years in the lighting and electrical distribution industries and has a wide range of product knowledge and experience. Her resume includes opening a new lighting showroom in the Hudson Valley in her early days, moving on to represent Lightolier/Genlyte as a factory direct specification salesperson and territory manager. Kathleen currently works for VBC Sales LLC as a specification salesperson and territory manager. Kathleen holds a master’s degree in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz.

IESNYC Members Free Admission
Non-Members/Guests Free Admission

IES Ottawa: Canada Green Building Council Luncheon @ KS on the Keys
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), along with a look at the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standard and the WELL building standard. LEED is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 160 countries. Since 2002, the Canada Green Building Council and LEED Canada have been redefining the buildings and communities where Canadians live, work and learn. WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally, specifically designed to address occupant comfort. Specific lighting requirements for each rating system will be explored, as well as lessons learned from a current project undergoing certification in both building standards.

Peter Whitred is the Senior Manager of Green Building Programs at the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), and a professional engineer with more than 10 years’ experience in the sustainable building industry. He oversees a team of approximately 20 people, and his responsibilities include operations & delivery of the LEED building certification program in Canada, as well as involvement in the implementation of other new green building standards in the Canadian market.

Peter is currently pursuing his Masters in Sustainable Energy Policy at Carleton University and received his Mechanical Engineering & Management Degree from McMaster University.

12:00 Networking/Cash Bar
12:30 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 Presentation

$45.00 CAD IES Member
$55.00 CAD Prospective Member
$25.00 CAD Officially Designated Emerging Professionals

For information about pricing, or to register, please send an email to iesottawa@rogers.com

IES Las Vegas: Light and Us, a brief history of our evolution under light @ Historic 5th Street School
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the local IES and AIA sections for an intriguing conversation with George Bosson about our evolution under light, Biophillic design, and WELL Building Standard features!

During the course of human evolution exposure to natural lighting conditions has conditioned neurological stimuli that regulate numerous biological functions.

Circadian Rhythm, rooted in the Latin for “around the day”, is a term describing the entrained cyclical processes used to sustain most living organisms. The changing spectral distribution characteristics of the sun has been a key influence on how the retina has evolved to become a primary source of sensory stimulus effecting the production and inhibition of hormones essential to Circadian balance.

Disruption of Circadian Rhythm (our natural cycles) can have deleterious effects on health and wellbeing.

Many of our built environments have created unnatural conditions for its occupants. Research has shown that poor illumination, of the spaces we occupy, can contribute to the disruption of our natural cycles. With the advent of Solid State Lighting (LED) and “nature emulating design” we can transform the environments that we occupy. This course explores ways of applying “Circadian Balanced Illumination™, Biophilic Design and WELL Building lighting principles to invigorate the human condition and benefit our cognition, health and wellbeing.

The course is approved for AIA Health, Safety and Welfare CEU and NCQLP LC CEU

6:30pm-7pm Networking and light appetizers
7pm- 9pm Presentation

George C Bosson MA, IESGeorge C Bosson MA, IES, founder of a.light Architectural Lighting will present the course. George has 29 years of experience in Architectural Lighting. He served as Chief of Operations with elliptipar, General Manager of LAM Lighting . He has been recognized by the IES as an innovator in lighting development and has received the numerous design awards including the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum and Product of the year from Interior Design magazine. In 2013 George founded be*light Management and Product Development Consultation.

WILD: Women in Lighting + Design LFI Happy Hour @ MOTOR ROW BREWING
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Please share this event with your colleagues – all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you! Registration ends May 1.

All WILD guests will have access to a complimentary shuttle provided by Tempo. Shuttle runs all day, every 10 minutes at the bus pick-up/drop-off area on Level 1 of the South Building at McCormick Place.

NOTE: A ticket is not required to enter Motor Row Brewing but registration is required. If your phone permits, please provide the shuttle bus driver the ticket emailed to you by EventBrite (check junk email if email is not immediately visible in inbox).

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IES Webinar: Tunable White Controls
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IES WebinarsThis webinar will take participants through the different types of light spectrum control, discuss the color tuning abilities of tunable white fixtures and their design challenges and conclude with how you can reduce risk and meet your client’s sequence of operations requirements on color tuning projects.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental categories of spectrum control with LEDs.
  2. Analyze the color tuning features of tunable white fixtures.
  3. Identify challenges with tunable white.
  4. Evaluate the feasibility of meeting a sequence of operations with various fixture types.

Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

WILD: Women in Lighting + Design Lighting Bowl for the Cure @ BOWLMOR LANES
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Women in Lighting + Design New York City

Please join us again at Bowl for the Cure!
A Paddle for the Cure and Susan Komen fundraising event.

We had a lot of fun at last year’s event and hope to have an even bigger turnout this year! We are teaming up with Paddle for the Cure to help raise funds for their activities and cancer research. Please invite your male colleagues to this event!

BOWLMOR LANES – Times Square 222 West 44th Street
DATE: Monday, May 21st
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
COST: $65 per person and $45 for survivors
RSVP and pay in advance by April 30th

Includes two (2) hours of bowling, shoes, t-shirt and refreshments. Proceeds support Paddle for the Cure Dragon Boat activities and 20% of each registration will be donated to Susan Komen Greater NYC. Raffle tickets for a cash prize are $10 each or five tickets for $40 if purchased in advance. For VIP Admission you get a gift from our generous sponsor.

Paddle for the Cure is a 501 (c) 3 Charity and 100% tax deductible.

IES Cleveland: Golf Outing @ Pine Ridge Country Club
Jun 1 all-day

Proceeds benefit the IES Cleveland Section Scholarship and Continuing Education fund for 2018-19.

Cash scholarship to CTSC Cleveland Technical Society Council.

Registration: 8:00-8:45 AM

Continental breakfast will be available during registration at “Sandwedges” snack shop

Shot Gun Start: 9:00 AM

Awards Luncheon: 2:00 PM

Golf awards, raffle drawings and section awards

To register please contact Kristen Mallardi (440) 570-7638 | kristen.mallardi@acuitybrands.com


Foursome: $440
Twosome: $220
Individual golfer: $110