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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Oct
30
Tue
Halloween Social @ Torched Hop Brewing Company
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kick off the year with a Halloween Social at Torched Hop Brewing sponsored by the Atlanta IES Section.

A light dinner will be provided, and the first 30 people to arrive get a free drink on us!

Admission: Free!

Win a Free Entrance Pass* into an IES ATL Section Monthly Meeting Event of your choice for the 2018-2019 season by:

  • Be the IES member that brings the largest quantity of Emerging Professionals with you – help us grow the Section!
  • Most creative or unique costume (costumes are optional)

Parking – Complimentary parking is available in the Camden Apartments parking garage off Penn Ave.

Nov
13
Tue
Seminar: Circadian Justified & Calculated for Well-Buildings @ ASHRAE
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, November 13th for a seminar on Circadian Justified & Calculated for Well-Buildings. Our presenter will be Daniel Weiss, System Architect for Dynamic Lighting at Acuity Brands.

This event will qualify for 1 AIA LU | HSW CEU, 0.1 IDCEC CEU, or equivalent PDH for self-reporting organizations.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the seminar 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: Is “Circadian Lighting” just the latest trend to encourage use of a more expensive technology? In this program we will explore the justification behind this principle and show how International WELL Building Institute is incorporating it into their standards. This new metric reinforces the importance of quality lighting and promotes HEALTH as an important criteria for lighting design.

Learning Objectives:

• Describe the impact of lighting on human health and wellness starting with the physiology behind the visual system and the link to circadian wellness.
• Identify 2 Circadian models: Equivalent Melanopic Lux (as Promoted by the International Well Building Institute) and Circadian Stimulus (as promoted by the Lighting Research Center)
• Explore the LIGHT feature within the International WELL Building Standard
• Propose a method for how to implement Circadian Health into Lighting Design.

Speaker Bio:

Daniel Weiss is the System Architect for Dynamic Lighting at Acuity Brands and directs the development of Warm Dimming, Tunable White, and Tunable Spectrum systems. Using his background in controls and color science, he leads the implementation of control protocols and luminaire firmware to execute the Dynamic Features. Prior to joining Acuity Brands, Weiss received an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Applied Physics from Emory University. He also worked as a theatrical lighting designer for theaters around Atlanta designing the lighting for musicals, plays, and concerts.

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Help women enter or re-enter the workforce with clean, ready-to-wear, office-appropriate clothing, shoes, handbags, briefcases, belts and jewelry. Donate articles of gently used (or new) women’s career attire at our November meeting.

Dec
5
Wed
Holiday Social Bowling Party @ The Comet Pub & Lanes
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

IES Atlanta Bowling PartyJoin the Atlanta IES for holiday bowling at The Comet Pub & Lanes in Decatur. Bowling, bowling shoes, food and drinks will be provided.

Bowling will be from 7-9, but please arrive by 6:30pm to allow time to set up teams.

A big thanks to our sponsors: Bartco Lighting, Troy-CSL Lighting, and Eaton.

Free parking is available.

Jan
8
Tue
The Effect of Light on Health and Well Being: Basics and Applications @ ASHRAE
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, January 8th for a seminar on The Effect of Light on Health and Well Being: Basics and Applications. Our presenter will be Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the seminar 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: Biological rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours are called circadian rhythms. Light is the main stimulus that helps the circadian clock, and thus circadian rhythms, to synchronize with the 24-hour day. If lack of synchrony or circadian disruption occurs, we may experience decrements in physiological functions, neurobehavioral performance, and sleep.

Lighting for the circadian system employs lighting design objectives that differ from those typically used in traditional architectural lighting design, and therefore, requires metrics that differ from those currently used by lighting designers.

In this presentation, a summary of the lab and field research will be presented. In addition, the limitations of current lighting metrics (e.g., CCT, lux) in specifying light for the circadian system will be discussed. Practical design solutions to increase the potential for circadian light exposure in buildings and new field data investigating the health effects of light will be discussed.

The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with new tools and metrics that will help them specify and apply effective lighting to improve lighting in our living environments.

Presenter: Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., is the Director of the Lighting Research Center and Professor of Architecture and Biological Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She conducts research on the effect of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research.

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Feb
12
Tue
Lighting Requirements of the 2015 IECC Energy Code @ ASHRAE
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us on Tuesday, February 12th for a seminar on Lighting Requirements of the 2015 IECC Energy Code. Our presenter will be Trey Wiley, who is a Certified Education Instructor with SESCO Lighting.

Networking starts at 5:30 PM followed by the seminar 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:

  • Obtain and apply a working knowledge of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code dealing with energy issues pertaining to new and existing commercial building lighting.
  • Compare and evaluate power limiting requirements pertaining to new and existing commercial building lighting.
  • Compare and evaluate control requirements pertaining to new and existing commercial building lighting.
  • Identify and differentiate between indoor and outdoor lighting requirements.

Presenter:
Trey Wiley is a Certified Education Instructor with SESCO Lighting. He travels throughout the Southeast delivering CEU lectures to architects and engineers. Trey Wiley graduated from The University of Kansas in 1993 with a BS in Architectural Engineering and an emphasis in lighting and electrical systems. Trey is both a LEED AP BD&C accredited professional and a PE by examination and is presently registered in five states (Kansas, Texas, California, Florida and Georgia).

Mar
26
Tue
How Healthy Can A Building Really Be? LEED vs WELL @ ASHRAE Atlanta Headquarters
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, March 26th for a seminar discussing the relationships and differences between the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Standard and the WELL Building Standard with Jason Hong, who is Southern Regional Manager of Architectural Products with Eaton.

The presentation will detail each individual Standard, compare the scoring systems for each and discuss how specifiers can identify and apply the most appropriate Standard for his or her project. This presentation qualifies for 1hr LEU specific to lighting education but does not offer AIA LU accreditation.

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

Apr
9
Tue
State Farm Arena Guided Tour with Hilary Wainer @ State Farm Arena
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, April 9th for a tour State Farm Arena at 6PM. Lighting Designer, Hilary Wainer, of Lux et Veritas, will be our tour guide for the evening. 

Cost (please note this is different than our normal meetings): 

  • $10 at the door

Please arrive a few minutes early to pay on-site.

Additional Details:

Guests should enter at CNN Center/Gate 1.

A discounted parking rate of $10 will be available at Centennial Sapphire Deck – 30 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Tour Guide Bio and Tour Content:

Hilary Wainer is the Founding Principal of Atlanta based Lux et Veritas Lighting Design and was the lead designer on the State Farm Arena project.  Hilary has focused her career on luxury hospitality venues, spas, restaurants and convention centers worldwide for over a decade.  She has over 150 hotels in her portfolio in a dozen countries around the globe. She has additionally collaborated on numerous other project types such as aquariums, museums, airports, mixed-use developments and retail.  Ms. Wainer is an Associate Member of both the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. In addition, she is both a Lighting Certified Professional and a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction.

Hilary will be leading us on a tour of the following areas – arena floor, locker rooms, west,  east and north club, Atlanta Social, main concourse, Zach Brown suite and typical suites.

May
14
Tue
HJIA Central Passenger Modernization @ ASHRAE
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, May 14th for a panel discussion with the lighting design team that is modernizing the Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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:

The directive from the Atlanta Department of Aviation called for a modernization of the interior appearance for the concourse areas to bring them out of the 20th Century and into the 21st. The existing spaces had few windows, and large areas of yellowed fluorescent lights, making for a very bleak space for the weary traveler. An integral part of the design included the installation of floor to ceiling windows to allow natural daylight to “open” the space so it becomes inviting. The airport authority called for the use of energy efficient LED light fixtures to help, not only energy savings, but in reduced maintenance costs. These new light fixtures replaced the existing recessed 2X2 fluorescent fixtures last upgraded almost 30 years earlier. In redefining the interior architecture of the airline hold rooms and terminal corridors, we feature a ceiling design that refines and expands the passenger experience. The ceiling and custom lighting throughout the holdrooms and corridors are thoughtfully designed as a whole system, focused on flexibility, detailing, control, technological integration, sustainability and a little bit of artistry. This large project involved coordinating with a large team of architects, engineers, and contractors, partnering with manufacturers and working with major client and user groups including Delta AirLines, Southwest, the Department of Aviation and the City of Atlanta.

TYLER CLINE, AIA, HKS INC., ARCHITECT

Tyler Cline is a Vice President at HKS Inc. in Atlanta, GA with 15+ years of experience. Since graduating from Clemson University, he has engaged in projects both locally and around the world spanning multiple sectors and sizes. Particular experience in Aviation, Retail, Commercial/Office, Mixed-Use, Higher Ed, Multi-Family, and Hospitality sectors round out a diverse portfolio. This broad project experience on work ranging from 15,000 to 1.5M sf, has prepared him for the unique challenges of the large overall scope, but small passenger spaces, that were modernized at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

KATIE TRICE, IIDA, RID, FITZGERALD COLLABORATIVE- INTERIOR DESIGN

Katie Trice is Associate Principal at Fitzgerald Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Atlanta. Her background and education in both Architecture and Interior Design has enabled her to develop a vast portfolio of projects over her 15-year career, including Corporate, Higher Education, Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality, Civil and Aviation. As head of the Interiors Studio, she has been lead designer on more than 600,000 s.f. Most recently, she has been leading the firm’s efforts to modernize the interior architecture of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

MORRIS GOSA, LC, TEC, ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING DESIGN

Morris Gosa is Lighting Designer and Project Manager for Thompson-Ehle Company, a multi-disciplined engineering design team with offices in Atlanta and Houston. Morris has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years lighting both indoor and outdoor spaces for business and pleasure times. He has worked in the hospitality industry designing over 30 hotels, motels, and convention centers all over the country and the Caribbean. He is manager of other projects as well at the airport including a maintenance facility, K-Nine facility and 2 Fire Stations. Morris was last President of the Atlanta Section of the IESNA.

May
19
Sun
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA USA
May 19 – May 23 all-day
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA USA

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2019. 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.

Aug
8
Thu
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


Theme

The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.