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 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


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.


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.

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.  


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.​


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).

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

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2020. The lighting and design industry’s source for all that is new and next. Where brilliant solutions in lighting, connectivity, design and integration will unfold in a synergy of light in life. In the unsurpassed resources of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting event.