Events

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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Sep
22
Sun
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

CONFERENCE SCOPE

The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Oct
8
Tue
Wireless Is More 2.0 @ ASHRAE
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, October 8th for Wireless is More 2.0. A seminar discussing how wireless technology is gaining popularity in building controls with Mark Lane, who is the Product Manager for nLight Air with Acuity Brands. 

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

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.  

Description:

Wireless technology is gaining popularity in building controls. In the backdrop of changing design trends and tightening building codes, it is important to:

  • understand the fundamentals of wireless technology
  • explore the potential risks of promoting wireless
  • reconcile the reward of wireless control benefits.

In this course you will learn the important qualifiers of a robust wireless controls solution that will ensure a successful installation.​

Presenter:

Mark Lane is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He started his career at GE in one of their Leadership Programs and has held positions in operations, applications engineering, product management and program management at various electro-mechanical companies over the years. Prior to joining Acuity Brands, Mark was Program and Product Develop Manager at Ametek’s Thermal Management Systems Division. He has currently worked at Acuity Brands for 4 years and held a variety of Product Management roles including: Commercial Outdoor, ROAM in Outdoor Controls, and nLight AIR in Controls/Digital Lighting Networks (Current).

Nov
12
Tue
Atlanta Airport Canopy Lighting & Controls @ Hudson Grille Midtown
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us on Tuesday, November 12th for a presentation and demonstration discussing the Atlanta Airport Canopy Lighting & Controls with Tom Kaczkowski, Principal and Director of Lighting Design at HOK.

A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. The cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.  

  • 5:30 to 6 PM Networking
  • 6 to 7 PM Presentation and Q&A
  • 7 PM for those wishing to see the project live we will travel as a group to the MARTA Station around the corner, take the train down to the airport and experience the canopies firsthand! *MARTA tickets are not covered by the IES. 

Presenter Bio:
As Director of Lighting Design, Tom strives to create lighting solutions carefully tailored to provide the most appropriate visual environment for the client’s specific tasks, activities, and budget. Integrated interior and exterior lighting design solutions balance the art and science of ever-changing lighting technology. Tom’s lighting design solutions are architecturally appropriate while maximizing energy efficiency and sensitivity to long-term maintenance issues.

Tom joined HOK in 1987 and has been involved in a wide variety of project types including corporate headquarters, healthcare facilities, judicial facilities, renovation, aviation, convention centers, floodlighting of historic landmarks and streetscape (district) lighting planning/urban plaza lighting.

Dec
10
Tue
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

Jan
21
Tue
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.

Description:
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.

Presenter:

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

Feb
11
Tue
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

Mar
24
Tue
[CANCELED] Defining and Calculating Glare for Interior Spaces @ ASHRAE
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled. Our priority is not only the education of lighting professionals but to the health and well being of all our associates.

 

There is a $20 fee for IES Members and $25 for non-members. Networking will begin at 5:30 with the program beginning at 6.

The presentation will be by Janet Cecchettini. Janet is a 35+ year lighting professional with 16 years committed to bringing the wonder of lighting to all willing to learn the finer points of our industry. Janet is an LC and a longtime member of the IES.

Janet will be presenting:

Defining and Calculating Glare for Interior Spaces

Course description and learning objectives below:

This course addresses the evolution interior lighting trends in the context of the modern workplace. Since the advent of the LED age, our design considerations shifted to energy efficiency, lumens per watt ruled the design. As LED efficacies have improved, and energy codes have advanced meeting those requirements is a given. It’s time to refocus our design intent to the visual comfort of the occupants.

After completing this course you will understand how controlling glare, selecting the best type of fixture for the space, and taking new design standards into consideration are key to creating a comfortable workspace.

  1. Identify the trends in interior lighting, from parabolic troffer to led panel
  2. Recognize the design challenges inherent in the ever-evolving modern workspace
  3. Recognize the facts over fiction in marketing claims being made today about UGR (Unified Glare Rating)
  4. Apply the principles of the UGR standard to design visually comfortable workspaces

Presenter – Janet Cecchettini LC, MIES

Senior Manager of Lighting and Lighting Controls Education at Acuity Brands Center for Light & Space in Conyers, GA

Apr
20
Mon
Virtual Meeting: Defining and Calculating Glare for Interior Spaces
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Monday, April 20th for Defining and Calculating Glare for Interior Spaces. A seminar discussing the evolution interior lighting trends in the context of the modern workplace with Janet Cecchettini is a 35+ year veteran of the lighting industry with wide experience in lighting design and applications, project management, and lighting education.

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

This presentation will be virtual. Please register here – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8715255134372714510

Description:

This course addresses the evolution interior lighting trends in the context of the modern workplace. Since the advent of the LED age, our design considerations shifted to energy efficiency, lumens per watt ruled the design. As LED efficacies have improved, and energy codes have advanced meeting those requirements is a given. It’s time to refocus our design intent to the visual comfort of the occupants.

After completing this course you will understand how controlling glare, selecting the best type of fixture for the space, and taking new design standards into consideration are key to creating a comfortable workspace.

  • Identify the trends in interior lighting, from parabolic troffer to led panel
  • Recognize the design challenges inherent in the ever-evolving modern workspace
  • Recognize the facts over fiction in marketing claims being made today about UGR (Unified Glare Rating)
  • Apply the principles of the UGR standard to design visually comfortable workspaces

Presenter:

Janet Cecchettini is a 35+ year veteran of the lighting industry with wide experience in lighting design and applications, project management, and lighting education.

Janet has spent the past 16 years committed to bringing the wonder of lighting to a broad audience of industry professionals, facility owners and managers, industry novices and colleagues through the development and implementation of instructor-led and electronic coursework designed to educate and inspire.

Currently Senior Manager of Lighting and Lighting Controls Education at Acuity Brands Center for Light & Space in Conyers, Georgia, Janet holds the Lighting Certified credential from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, and is a longtime member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

May
13
Wed
Virtual Meeting: THE C-CHANGE IN OUTDOOR LIGHTING
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Meeting: THE C-CHANGE IN OUTDOOR LIGHTING

This CEU presentation is AIA acredited for 1 LU/HSW and you will recieve a Certificate of Completion based on your registration information on your RSVP and your attendence. Our presenter is Luis Fors, PE, LC LEED AP BD+C with Signify.  Luis is highly regarded as a lighting professional and continues to spread the positive aspects of lighting in the modern age.

This one-hour seminar looks at important changes in the application of LED technology to outdoor lighting. We will consider how new optics can enhance the comfort of pedestrians, how new controls are addressing code requirements and energy conservation, and how lighting and product design can influence community safety and environmental quality.

The official description is:

COURSE NAME: The C-Change in Outdoor Lighting: Comfort, Control, and Community

CREDITS: 1.0 LU/HSW 

EXPIRES: 9/16/21

DESCRIPTION: This one-hour seminar looks at important changes in the application of LED technology to outdoor lighting. We will consider how new optics can enhance the comfort of pedestrians, how new controls are addressing code requirements and energy conservation, and how lighting and product design can influence community safety and environmental quality. This program specifically addresses the following HSW topics: Occupant Comfort, Legal, Environment, and Design. At least 75% of the course covers the topics listed above.

Please RSVP to this invitation and join us for a great presentation on a very relevant subject.

 

Aug
24
Mon
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.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* 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.