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.

  • Engage Committee
    Scope: To determine the constituencies which can benefit from membership in the Society; to develop new ideas for the recruitment and retention of members; to make recommendations on the membership structure of the Society, and to review and recommend to the Board membership activities and services improvements.

  • 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.

    • Student and Emerging Professionals Event Subcommittee
      Scope: Promotes the integration of emerging professionals into the leadership of the Society.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Street & Area Lighting Conference Marketing & Membership Subcommittee
      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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Taylor Technical Talent Award 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.

  • Finance Committee
    Scope: To oversee the Society's finanical activities and to bring to the Board's attention issues which require discussion.

  • Nominating Committee
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  • Rules Committee
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  • Education Material Review Committee
    Scope: The Education Material Review Committee consists of three five-person panels to work in a rotational basis in reviewing all face-to-face educational materials. Material review responsibility will rotate through the panels. Three individuals recommended by the Director of Education for Board Approval will work as Panel Chairpersons and lead each panel. Guest expert reviewers will be added for specific material where required and determined by the Panel Chairperson. The scope of the Educational Material Review Committee is to review educational materials and to ensure the quality and message meet IES standards. The Committee will only suggest additions or changes, and will not develop materials. Educational materials for Committee review will be Fundamentals of Lighting, Intermediate Seminars and Programs, and Regional Roadshows.

  • Education Strategy Committee
    Scope: The Education Strategy Committee mandate is to discuss IES educational opportunities, threats and evolving modalities and advise on forward strategies. The group will be a diverse collection of individuals from various areas of expertise and experience but all with a passion for lighting education.

  • 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.