Join the IES

When considering membership with the IES, there a variety of different individual membership types;

Member ($200) in annual dues)
Associate ($200 in annual dues)
Emerging Professional ($95 in annual dues)
Student ($25 in annual dues)

For a description of individual member benefits, please click here.

Member - $200 - Applicants for admission or transfer to Member may qualify under one of the following provisions. A Member shall:

  1. be a graduate from a four-year, or longer, accredited college curriculum related to the science or art of illumination and shall have been for at least five (5) years actively engaged in a professional or other similar capacity in the practice or teaching of illumination, or in other directly related fields or activities;
  2. be a graduate from a four-year, or longer, accredited college curriculum related to the science or art of illumination and shall have made some valuable contribution to the science or art of illuminating engineering or to its literature;
  3. have been for at least ten (10) years actively engaged in the practice or teaching of illumination, or in other directly related fields or activities, five (5) years of which shall have been in a professional or other similar capacity; or
  4. have made some exceptionally valuable contribution to the science or art of illuminating engineering or to its literature.

An applicant holding the LC shall be required to present only four (4) years of activity under (a) above and shall be required to present only eight (8) years of activity under (c) above.

A Member shall be entitled to all current privileges and benefits of the Society.

If you are interested in a Sustaining Membership for your company, please click here for more information about this member type.

Please call or email the IES Membership Services Department to discuss becoming a member at (212) 248-5000 or [email protected].

Associate - $200 - Applicants for admission or transfer to Associate shall be interested in the mission of the Society and shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Associates shall be entitled to all current privileges and benefits of the Society, but shall not serve on the Board or as a Committee Chair.

Emerging Professional (EP) - $95 - An Emerging Professional is an individual who is employed in the lighting industry but has less than 5 years of experience in the lighting industry. EPs shall be entitled to all current privileges and benefits of the Society, but shall not serve on the Board or as a Committee Chair.

Student - $25 - Shall be registered in a college or university for study toward a degree in an engineering, science, fine arts, architecture, interior design or other field, or, enrolled in an accredited two-year technical school, whose curriculum is related to illumination. Students shall have the privilege of participating in committee meetings, but shall not have the right to vote or to hold elective office except in a Student Chapter. Students also are entitled to all benefits of the Society unless specified.

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