The Atlanta Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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IES Atlanta Annual Holiday Bowling Event @ Comet Pub & Lanes
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us on Tuesday, December 10th for our annual Holiday Bowling Event!

Pizza, Salad & Refreshments will be provided. We have a few corporate sponsors covering the cost of the event so bring a lighting professional and enjoy the fun.

5:30 to 6 PM Networking
6 to 8 for food and bowling
8-8:30 Holiday Wishes

Exit and Emergency Lighting for Today’s Commercial Environments @ ASHRAE
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, January 21st for Exit and Emergency Lighting for today’s Commercial Environments seminar discussing how code and technology are driving new product development and how they are used within the commercial market, with Jason Hong, who is the Southern Regional Sales Manager / Architectural Products for Eaton.

This presentation is under review with AIA for CEU(s). Certificates will be provided, upon request, after the certification.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the discussion from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Exit and Emergency Lighting for Today’s Commercial Environments

A discussion on how technology and code has changed the product development and how new products are utilized in our current and future projects.


Jason Hong, Southern Regional Sales Manager / Architectural Products, Eaton

Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments @ ASHRAE
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us as we welcome Lauren Schwade a Senior Lighting Designer at Mazzetti that specializes in Healthcare Lighting. She will be presenting “Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments”. It is an AIA Health Safety and Welfare accredited class. AIA number is MZT049.

In this presentation, we will address Behavioral Health design strategies, review case studies and current research and learn how to adapt our lessons learned to provide friendlier environments for residents, staff and families.

This will be an exciting topic that will generate a great discussion following the presentation

LIGHTFAIR International 2020 @ Las Vegas Convention Center
May 3 – Jul 3 all-day

LightFair 2020Join the lighting industry’s largest annual event from May 3—7, 2020 in Las Vegas. Equip yourself with the knowledge, connections and ideas you need to boost your professional growth and business. 24,000+ professionals from over 70 countries attend LightFair every year. If you are in the industry, you don’t want to miss LightFair.

LightFair 2020 Highlights 

Learn. Take advantage of 85 conference sessions, over 150 speakers, 200+ hours of accredited courses, six specialized learning tracks and the opportunity to earn up to 37.5 CEU credits.

Get inspired. World-renowned industry experts Sir David Adjaye and Karim Rashid will deliver the keynote and opening-day addresses respectively. Over 500 exhibitors will showcase their latest products, designs and solutions.

Connect. Expand what you know and whom you know. Network with over 500 exhibitors, 150+ conference speakers, design and technology leaders, peers and prospects from across the industry.

Discover. Participate in engaging Design Synergist presentations, guided pavilion tours, exhibitor-led presentations and numerous networking opportunities. 

If you are serious about growing your business and/or giving your professional development and career advancement a boost, register for LightFair 2020 today.

Who attends LightFair?

This is the 31st year of LightFair. Each year, 24,000+ professionals from over 70 countries attend the event, including 

  • Lighting Designers, Specifiers, Architects, Consultants, Representatives 
  • Lighting and Electrical Distributors 
  • End Users, Utilities, ESCOs 
  • Electrical Contractors, Electrical Specialists, Construction/Real Estate Professionals and more
  • See below for admission policy

Why attendees return to LightFair every year:

“This is the best place to see the amazing growth of the lighting industry! You can quite literally see just about everything that’s related to today’s lighting market under one roof.” – M. Sestak, Sestak Lighting Design

“It’s really nice to be able to sit and talk ‘light’ with people. You’ve got to see what’s out there. If we’re going to push lighting forward everywhere, this is the place to start.” – Ian Martens, Architectural Lighting Consultant, SMP Engineering

“LightFair is an opportunity for people to see the latest research, the latest ideas and to be aware of what’s going on.” – Mariana Figueiro, Professor & Director, Lighting Resources Center-RPI