Membership Committees

IES invites you to volunteer and offer your recommendations on IES events, help recognize achievement in the lighting industry or develop the next generation of lighting professionals by submitting an application for a membership committee of your choice. You can explore membership committees on this page, or go to the quick application form here.

  • Annual Conference Steering Committee
    Scope: Lead the planning and development of the annual conference, meeting the requirements of the Society.

    • Conference Papers Subcommittee of the Annual Conference Committee
      Scope: To procure, review and approve all papers for presentation at the IES Annual Conference.

  • Board of Fellows Award Committee
    Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for award of designation of Fellow, according to procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Distinguished Service Award Committee
    Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the Distinguished Service Award according to procedures approved by the Board.

  • Emerging Professional Committee
    Scope: Promotes the integration of emerging professionals into the leadership of the Society.

  • Illuminations Awards Committee
    Scope: The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design.

  • Leadership Engagement Task Force Committee
    Scope: To encourage and support an inclusive energized, and leadership orientated membership that can carry the society into the future.

  • Leadership Forum Committee
    Scope: To develop and implement an annual workshop designed to help leaders, at all levels of the Society, effectively work with volunteers.

  • Marks Award Committee
    Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the L.B. Marks Award according to the procedures approved by the IES Board of Directors.

  • Medal Award Committee
    Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for award of the IES Medal according to the procedures approved by the Board.

  • Progress Committee
    Scope: To keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society.

  • Street & Area Lighting Committee
    Scope: To provide educational opportunities that promotes excellence in the street and area lighting industry.

    • Conference Planning Subcommittee of the Street & Area Lighting Committee
      Scope: To plan program and events for the Annual SALC Conference.

    • Executive Subcommittee of the Street & Area Lighting Committee
      Scope: To coordinate the activities of the SALC.

    • Industry Interchange Subcommittee of the Street & Area Lighting Committee
      Scope: To monitor, compile, inform, and disseminate technical, regulatory, and legal issues and activities that impact street and area lighting.

    • Education Subcommittee of the Street & Area Lighting Committee
      Scope: To develop the curriculum necessary to support educational courses and programs offered at the Street and Area Lighting Conference.

    • Marketing & Membership Subcommittee of the Street & Area Lighting Committee
      Scope: To develop committee membership by promoting the unique identity and benefits of the Street & Area Lighting Committee and assist in marketing efforts for the SALC Conference.

  • Taylor Technical Talent Committee
    Scope: To keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society.

  • Teachers of Lighting Workshop Committee
    Scope: To keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society.

  • Young Professional Scholarship Committee
    Scope: The Young Professional Scholarship Committee encourages students and emerging professionals’ attendance at the IES Annual Conference