DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.
The formal agenda and more will be made available shortly.
The IES is pleased to announce that the 2020 IES Annual Conference will feature the following keynote presentations.
PRESENTER: Harold D. Wallace, Jr.
TOPIC: To Change a Light Bulb: Federal Policy & Electric Lamps, 1880-2016
PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: The federal government and the lighting industry share a long history during which policy makers and industry managers used each other to pursue their goals. Changes stemming from the LED revolution ensure that future lighting policy will differ from the past in critical respects. This presentation presents an overview of the past to help lighting professionals understand how to use history well in the years ahead.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Harold D. Wallace, Jr., (Hal) is curator of the Electricity Collections at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Responsible for over 25,000 objects documenting the history of electrical science and technologies, Hal has specialized in the history of electric light and power since joining NMAH in 1995. Hal holds a Ph.D. in public policy/policy history, and an M.A. in the history of technology, both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His dissertation “Electric Lighting Policy in the Federal Government: 1880-2016” is available on ProQuest. He is the author of "Wallops Station and the Creation of An American Space Program," as well as articles and blog posts on the history of several electrical technologies. His exhibition "The Electric Dr. Franklin," opening in Spring 2021, will be the latest of many physical and online exhibitions covering various electrical topics. He has served on the IEEE History Committee, and on the local arrangements committee for IES2K held in Washington, DC. He currently serves on the Collections Committee of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and is the Smithsonian's representative on the board of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project. Hal is a member the American Historical Association, the American Political Science Association, the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the Society for the History of Technology.
PRESENTER: Daniel G. Salinas, LC, IES
TOPIC: Emotion and Light: A Lighting Designers Personal Journey Thru Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)
PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: This presentation will discuss, from the patient/lighting designer point of view, the various issues faced under PCS, how it affected the presenter mentally, emotionally and from a professional designer’s creativity standpoint. He will be discussing stress and its impact on a person with PCS, how light either increased the stress on the brain or helped with easing the strain, and how personal changes in work habit and lifestyle management allowed a path for healing. In doing so, the goal is to open the understanding of the research and design community that we can look at things theoretically all day long but until you can actually see it in application and understand what it does to an individual with special conditions, your job is only half done. We make the mistake of designing for a physically whole clientele, but how does it affect us mentally.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Daniel Salinas has been in the electrical industry for 42 years, beginning as a residential lighting consultant with Belco Electric Supply in 1978, quickly progressing to showroom manager and eventually to commercial lighting designer and consultant for Design/Build electrical contracting firms, electrical engineers, interior designers and architects. In 1987 he joined Nelson Electric as Senior Designer/Project Manager for lighting and lighting control systems. The breadth of his design and project management experience spans both commercial and residential projects, specializing in complicated installations with new techniques of constructability and ease of maintenance. Commercial lighting control design has been his passion where working with integrated technology is a requirement. He has received two IESNA IIDA International Awards of Merit for his work on special project applications. In 2015 Dan retired from Nelson Electric to found Salinas Lighting Consult with the idea of expanding the concept of holistic design of lighting systems.
Dan is involved in the volunteer and leadership arena where he has served on numerous committees and leadership positions within Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) culminating in that of IES President for 2013-2014 and continuing thru July of 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He continues to serve as a member of various IES committees and task groups. In addition, he served the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions (NCQLP) as Chair of the Certification Renewal Committee, is on the Board of Directors for the National Lighting Controls Training Program, and a voting member of the ASHRAE SSPC100 Existing Buildings Committee.