IES Chicago: Fundamentals of Lighting – Fall 2018 @ Smith Group JJR
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

This six-week course provides comprehensive instruction on state-of-the-art lighting practices. In a basic, straightforward manner, course modules provide up-to-date material on systems, equipment, calculation procedures, and terminology. Ideal for individuals relatively new to the lighting industry, having only a basic awareness of lighting, or for professionals wanting a thorough overview of the field. The cost of Fundamentals of Lighting course material is included in the registration fee.

Course Dates – Fall 2018:
(all courses are held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm)

Sep 11 – Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Color, Light and Health)
Sep 18 – Electric Light Sources and Auxiilary Gear
Sep 25 – Luminaires
Oct 2 – Controls
Oct 9 – Lighting Design Process
Oct 16 – Interiors, Including Sustainability, Commissioning
Oct 23 – Exteriors, Including Light Pollution

Smith Group JJR
35 E Wacker Dr, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60601

Registration Deadline is September 4th

IES Las Vegas: Decoding the Code: IECC 2018 Update @ Elks Lodge
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Us October 23rd for Decoding the Code with Javid Butler!
The 2018 IECC has many changes in lighting power densities, controls including daylighting, and additional energy saving options.

Understanding the code becomes easier when the ideas are presented in plain language. Standards language is required in codes but sometimes it makes the ideas seem more complex than necessary.

Join us for a discussion of the following topics:
New lighting power densities
Controls requirements
Compliance options
Code compliance for advanced buildings

IES Chicago: New Chicago Architecture Center Tour @ Chicago Architecture Center
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
IES Chicago: New Chicago Architecture Center Tour @ Chicago Architecture Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Curious about the new Chicago Architecture Center? Join us for a project tour of the new home of the CAC, formerly the CAF (Chicago Architecture Foundation). On October 24th we have a private guided tour of the newly-built 20,000 square foot space.

This spectacular new facility pays tribute to Chicago’s visionary architects, and the continuing importance of architecture and design in Chicago and around the world. It features innovative exhibits exploring the work of the architects who shaped our city, including the newly enhanced Chicago Model Experience exhibit in the central gallery. The model, featuring over 4,000 buildings, is brought to life through a film and light show detailing Chicago’s early growth and rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire. The gallery highlights the city’s most notable architects, its diverse neighborhoods, its unique residential architecture and exciting current projects.

A guided tour will be led by the project lighting designers, Casey Diers and Avi Mor of Lightswitch.

Emerging Professionals are invited to stay afterwards for a deep-dive conversation and the opportunity to pose questions to the featured speakers.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres & beverages will be provided.

Find out more about the new CAC here.

Who else is going? View the registrant list here.

IES Cleveland: IES Trivia Night and Clambake @ Harry’s Steakhouse
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IES Cleveland: IES Trivia Night and Clambake @ Harry’s Steakhouse | Independence | Ohio | United States

Join us on Thursday, October 25 for our annual clambake. Dyke Riffle will be MCing an exciting night of lighting trivia and commentary. There will be a cash bar and prizes for the winners. We look forward to seeing you!

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Registration & cash bar: 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Program: 6 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Wolff Brothers Supply
Location: Harry’s Steakhouse
5664 Brecksville Road, Independence, Ohio 44131
Cost: $35 chicken and dozen clams, $40 steak and dozen clams, $40 chicken and steak, $15 extra dozen clams

Pay by check or cash at the event, or by credit card using PayPal.

IES Toronto: iNova Awards and Gala @ Liberty Grand
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:26 am

iNova Awards & Gala

Please Contact Joanne Emer at with the IES iNOVA Awards Gala guest names that you have registered and any food restrictions that we need to accommodate for your guests by October 16th 2018.

IES Ottawa: Build-A-Fixture Event @ KS on the Keys
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This is a free social event. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Come join your IES Ottawa Section in a social setting at KS on the Keys to let your inner creativity shine. You can captain a team, recruit your own team members, join a team, volunteer, or attend to observe and cheer on the teams. Each team will be provided a cord with socket, filament lamp, and various recycled materials to create their own lighting fixture.

We need donated materials/items! Please scour your cupboards and store rooms for items that could be used to build fixtures. Let us know what you will be bringing for the teams to use.

To register, email Donna:

IES Albuquerque: Theatre and Theatrical Commercial Lighting @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Nov 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A look at the history as well as the latest in LED technology. DMX and Ethernet based control systems will also be discussed in depth.
Pay in advance via PayPal or at the event:
$15.00  Member
$25.00  Non-Member
$  5.00 Student

Speaker: Billy Tubb, IES, IALD

Billy TubbTechnical Director – Popejoy Hall, UNM Public Events/Popejoy Hall
Regional Director – Illuminating Engineering Society (South)

Billy Tubb is a Theatre Consultant, Lighting Designer and Special Systems Designer with more than 30 years of experience. His projects have received numerous awards.

Since 1999 he has been the Technical Director of Popejoy Hall and at the University of New Mexico where he has worked on more than 6,500 live events such as Lion King, Wicked, Elton John and the Rolling Stones in concert. He is also a Theatrical Lighting Designer, receiving the NM Governor’s Award for Excellence in The Arts for his work.

Billy is currently serving on the IES Board of Directors as the Southern Regional Director. He served as Chair and Vice Chair of IES District 4 and was the President of the IES Albuquerque chapter from 2009 to 2016. He is also a member of the IALD.

Billy holds a BFA degree in Technical Theatre and Design from the University of New Mexico.

IES Detroit Presents: Horticulture Lighting @ Crispelli's
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LED Lighting Applications in Controlled Environments

Arrays of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are increasingly being used in controlled environments to deliver photoperiodic, supplemental, and sole-source lighting to specialty crops. LEDs emitting different bands of radiation can be combined to create light spectra that regulate specific plant responses such as extension growth, leaf coloration, and flowering. Dr. Runkle will provide an overview of the major LED lighting applications in horticulture, with an emphasis on how light quality and quantity influence plant growth and development of leafy greens and floriculture transplants.

About the speaker:

Erik Runkle, Ph.D, is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Erik obtained a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture at Michigan State University.

Since he joined the faculty in 2001, he and his graduate research team have performed numerous practical experiments in controlled environments to determine the effects of light, temperature, and other environmental factors on plant growth and development. Experiments have been performed on a wide range of herbaceous specialty crops including leafy greens and ornamentals.

Erik recently developed the Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory to better understand how the light spectrum can be manipulated to produce crops with desired attributes. To date, he has co-edited 6 books and authored 14 book chapters, nearly 100 papers in scientific journals, and over 250 articles in trade magazines.

5:00-5:30pm – Gather and Network
5:30-6:30pm – Dinner (Buffet with 2 Drink Tickets)
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation

Meeting fees:
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$25 for IES Members
$35 for Non-Members

PLEASE Purchase Tickets from Eventbrite by NOON on November 9, 2018

For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.

Location Details: Our meeting will be held in the Club Room at Crispelli’s in Berkley.

Free parking is available in a lot at the restaurant, as well as on surface streets in the area.

IES Webinar: A New Measure of Color Discrimination
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Color rendition is commonly considered within three conceptual frameworks; color fidelity (the rendition of objects such that they appear as they would under a familiar reference illuminant), color preference (the rendition of objects such that they appear pleasant, vivid, or flattering), and color discrimination (the ability to distinguish colors of slightly different hue when viewed simultaneously). Color discrimination has been studied less frequently than color fidelity or color preference, though it is no less important. This presentation will summarize the previous literature on color discrimination and discuss recent work in this area. A recently published study by the current speaker will be discussed, which dispels the conventional wisdom that gamut area is a predictive color discrimination metric. This presentation will detail a new measure of color discrimination, which shows strong predictive ability of experimental results. Participants to this webinar are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Teachers of Lighting Workshop (TOLW) @ Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center
Jun 2 – Jun 7 all-day

Teachers of Lighting Workshop 2019 (TOLW)

As a lighting educator do you…

  • Have “holes” in your lighting education?
  • Desire to know what’s “new” in lighting?
  • Enjoy learning in a dynamic group setting?
  • Wish to enhance the educational experience for your students?

Update your knowledge and sharpen your skills…

  • Experience 6-days of immersion into the latest advances in lighting technology and design tools
  • Work on teams and individually in both classroom and studio instruction
  • Sponsored by IES and Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center


Teachers of Lighting Workshop 2019 (TOLW)

The purpose of the workshop is to provide concentrated instruction in design, science and technology of lighting to full time and part time academic faculty who currently teach and have responsibility for lighting education. The workshop curricula assumes some basic lighting knowledge (i.e. participation in lighting workshops, university course work).

The program combines classroom and studio instruction, and participants work both individually and in teams. Instruction is provided by senior lighting faculty representing academia, design, and industry. Participants will be involved each day from 8:00 a.m. at the Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center and at the hotel for evening sessions. Private room lodging will be in a hotel where the evening sessions will be held.