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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2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.

Webinar: Principles of UV and Its Use as a Germicidal
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We will begin our IES Atlanta meetings on Spetember 22 with a presentation by Jason Hong. Jason is the Southern Regional Sales Manager / Architectural Products for Cooper Lighting. Jason is a long standing IES member, with our chapter and is a passionate lighting advocate for the correct and proper use of all light sources. Jason has a brand new and relevant presentation to start off our 2020/2021 season.

Principles of UV and Its Use as a Germicidal

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an enormous impact on almost every aspect of our lives. The rapid and easy spread of this virus has created a substantial amount of interest in the germicidal properties of ultra violet radiation and the possibility of using this spectrum to disinfect
various applications. This presentation will cover the three types of ultra violet radiation and levels of germicidal properties and capabilities. The history of the use of various lamp sources which can deliver UV will be explored as well as the risks associated with the various types. UVC will be specifically discussed as a germicidal, how it can be used in various applications such as water and air cleaning.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 396-525-229

We hope to “see” you in September!

Webinar: LED Emergency Drivers – A Technical Review
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, October 13th for LED Emergency Drivers – A Technical Review for Life Safety Solutions. This seminar is with Jeff Price who is the VP of Sales for Life Safety Solutions at Acuity Brands.

This presentation is registered with AIA or IDCEC for CEU(s). Certificates will be provided, upon request, after the event. 

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 532-222-661


LED has caused a paradigm shift in the lighting world by supplying high quality light at a fraction of the energy consumption of legacy sources. How do we need to change our thinking about designing systems to meet life safety codes with LED quickly becoming the only light source we can specify to meet energy codes?

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the regulatory constraints preventing field installation of LED emergency drivers.
  • Explain the electrical anomalies associated with LED array’s used as a lighting load.
  • Describe the various emergency lighting options as they relate to LED retrofit solutions.
  • Explain how to predict and determine emergency lumen output with an LED luminaire in order to determine if it will contribute to a code-compliant emergency egress system.

Jeff Price is currently the Vice President of Sales, Acuity Life Safety Solutions with Acuity Brands Lighting. Jeff has been involved in emergency lighting for 25+ yrs. During his tenure he has gained progressive experience in technical services, product management, Regulatory, Marketing, Sales and Product Development. He has also participated with the UL 924 STP, served in the NEMA EM02 section and is an honorary member of the North Carolina Building Inspectors Association.

Webinar: LEDs & Controls: Is Coordination the Key?
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IES WebinarYou are invited to join the Atlanta Chapter of the IES for a virtual event discussing LEDs and the keys for successful design and implementation.

Our speakers are two of the most knowledgable dimming and control specialists in the lighting industry. Eric Lind, Executive VP of Global Specifications for Lutron and Gilles Abrahamse, VP & General Manager of Digital Luminaire Components for Acuity Brands. Both have years of experience and their qualifications are entirely too lengthy to list here! Our experts will discuss several topics, all listed below, then will be available for Q&A. We believe this will be informative and lead to more answers than questions on how control projects can be optimized as tools for our projects, and used as they were originally intended and specified.

The Discussion Topics include:

  1. Legacy dimming protocols (phase, 0-10V), related benefits/challenges
  2. Wired digital dimming systems and their benefits
  3. Wireless dimming systems and their benefits
  4. Dimming and quality of light: dimming range/TLA/flicker
  5. Compatibility – what questions should be asked and verified?
  6. Dynamic / tunable white: standards and challenges

Please join us for this awesome discussion!

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