IES Annual Conference Young Professionals Scholarship

IES Sections and Corporate Sponsors Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

IES Emerging Professionals

The IES Young Professionals (YP) Scholarship Fund supports the attendance of Students—at the IES Annual Conference.

The IES Annual Conference (AC) provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified individuals must submit the following materials to the Scholarship Committee to be considered:

  • A formal letter of request, which includes a description of any special circumstances that might support or augment the application.
  • A one-page essay describing why the applicant feels he or she should be awarded the scholarship. This essay should include:
    • How attending the conference relates to the applicant’s future as an active IES member?
    • Specific ways in which the applicant will share the experience and acquired knowledge from the conference with others.
    • What are the applicant’s career objectives? How will this scholarship help the applicant achieve his or her goals?
    • What does the applicant expect to gain from the IES Conference?
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor from whom the applicant has taken at least one lighting course in his or her current program or a professional member of the IES.
  • Written acknowledgment and agreement that if selected for the scholarship, the applicant shall write a summary of no less than 500 words of his or her experiences at the conference, and submit it to LD+A for publication no later than 60 days after the end of the conference.

Application pages to be in the above order and compiled into a single PDF.

All questions must be answered in order to be considered.

JUDGING CRITERIA

  1. Relevance – Will attending the IES conference help the applicant achieve his or her specific educational and/or career goals?
  2. Initiative – Has the applicant demonstrated continued dedication to the lighting profession?
  3. Communication – Are the ideas expressed in the essays communicated effectively and efficiently?
  4. Bonus – Overall, does it seem like this applicant would be fun and interesting to have at the conference?

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Scholarships will be awarded to student applicants who show evidence of a commitment to the lighting profession, leadership abilities, and potential for future involvement in the IES.
  • Submission deadline: May 29, 2020
  • Recipient Notification: June 8-12, 2020
  • All questions must be answered in order to be considered.
  • All applicants will be informed of their application status in a timely fashion prior to the conference for adequate preparation.

AWARD

  • A maximum of four awards will be granted each year to students in their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or enrolled in a graduate program.
  • All awardees must be a member of the IES
  • The IES will reimburse scholarship recipients for (4) nights at the IES rate at the conference host hotel, coach airfare in North America (must be purchased at least 21 days in advance), and transportation between the airport and the hotel. The IES Annual Conference registration cost is covered as part of your scholarship.
  • IES will reimburse expenses not to exceed $2,000 after the conference. Reimbursement receipts must be submitted no later than 30 days after the event.
  • The number of awards will vary each year, depending on available sponsorships.

Applications should be sent to:

Kevin Flynn
[email protected]

Jennifer Jaques
[email protected]

NOTE:
Applicants who wish to apply for both the Young Professional Scholarship and the IES EP Annual Conference Sponsorship may do so, but a complete and separate application must be submitted to both programs. Only one scholarship/sponsorship will be awarded to an individual.

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