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2017 Jobs Report

The “2017 Jobs Report & Survey” is the first of what we hope will be an annual snapshot of the state of hiring in the profession. The survey was conducted online via Survey Monkey and e-mailed to IES Members and others in the lighting industry who influence or are responsible for hiring decisions. Job titles selected for the survey included CEO, chairman, partner, principal, president, vice president, director and manager. LD+A received more than 500 responses to the survey. Survey…

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

By Greg Ortt How lighting fits into a holistic, collaborative approach to site safety As a 28-year veteran of the lighting industry, I’ve evaluated all kinds of applications for safety in the built space with the focus on lighting—specifically how much or how little is needed to properly light the space in question. Guidelines from the IES for providing proper illumination for individual space types seemed appropriate to me for the longest time. But about seven years ago I became…

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Ship Shape

By Samantha Schwirck In Vancouver, a contemporary boating facility recalls the history of dragon racing Thousands of years before dragon boats were manufactured from lightweight materials like carbon fiber, they were crafted from teak wood and paddled along waterways such as China’s Pearl River Delta. This history was the inspiration for the new False Creek Paddling Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, where since its April 2016 opening, organizations like the Canadian Dragon Boat Festival Society now store their state-of-the-art fleets.…

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Forces of Change: Do You Agree with These 10 Statements?

By Mark Lien Imagine a group of lighting futurists meeting in a small room for a day discussing their vision of where our industry is headed. It happened, it was a geek fest and it was a pleasure to participate. I brought to the table 10 statements. There was a consensus on all, but only three elicited unanimous agreement. The 10 statements appear below. If these statements are true they serve to establish a trajectory for the lighting industry. They…

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Product Safety: The Risk Still Exists

By Jerry Plank The noted novelist and teacher Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature and also earned the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Good Earth. Unknown to Buck herself, she was also a technologist, who made this insightful statement: “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” Buck captured the essence of what happens in the field of product safety testing every day as we use the…

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Caring for the Caregivers

Research at Georgia Tech shows what nurses really think about lighting By Karyn Gayle, Jennifer Dubose and Khatereh Hadi Perhaps more than any other group of professionals, nurses frequently make their needs subordinate to the people they serve—patients and families requiring care and support. Pragmatic, devoted, compassionate and hardworking, nurses play an indisputably important role in healthcare. Surprisingly, though, limited research has been done on understanding nurses’ subjective impressions of lighting, and what they need to be more effective on…

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The Sea Will Tell

The illumination of Tilikum Crossing in Portland, OR, is a metaphor for a conversation between a river and a bridge. Controls provide the translation By Bridget Mintz Testa Imagine a conversation between a bridge and the river that flows beneath it. Now imagine that conversation was made visible. What would it look like? What topics would it cover? Would it glow brilliantly, like the lights of Las Vegas, or would it subtly gleam, like clouds backlit by the sun? These questions came to the forefront…

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Looking for ‘Just Right’ in Roadway Lighting

By Ronald Gibbons and Rajaram Bhagavathula Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Goldilocks. She went for a drive in the city. Pretty soon, she came upon three roadways. Goldilocks was worried about the lighting. She tried the first roadway. “This roadway is too bright and glary!” she exclaimed. So, she tried the second roadway. “This roadway is too dark and scary,” she said So, she tried the last roadway. “Ahhh, this roadway is just right,” she said happily as…

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Combo Pack

Two independent systems—one for safety, the other for visual impact—light a parking garage in Omaha, NE Safety first is Rule Number 1 on the road. The same rule extends to pedestrians in a parking garage, but at one facility in Omaha, NE, aesthetic appeal was a pretty close second. Both rules were followed to the letter at the new, five-story Alegent Health, Bergan Mercy Hospital parking garage through the use of two different lighting systems: one system ensures safe passage…

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EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app