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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Apr
10
Tue
Tour of Mercedes-Benz Stadium @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Apr 10 @ 4:15 pm – 7:00 pm

UPDATE:  DUE TO THE SIZE OF OUR GROUP, WE WILL HAVE TO SPLIT UP IN TO 3 GROUPS.  IF YOU’RE ABLE TO COME EARLY, IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED.  TOURS ARE NOW SCHEDULED FOR 4:45PM, 5PM, AND 5:15PM.  PLEASE ARIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES EARLY SO THAT WE CAN PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE TOUR.

 

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, April 10th for a tour at 4:45PM of the LEED Platinum Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Project Lighting Designer, Jay Wratten, VP of Sports Lighting Design at WSP USA, Boulder Colorado, will be our tour guide for the evening.

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

  • Pre event RSVP is now closed.
  • Arrival without RSVP is $27 at the door.

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

Description: 

Experience the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium including stops at locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club. Tour routes and locations are subject to change.

Whether you are a die-hard Falcons fan, an Atlanta United supporter, or interested in a guided walk to explore the architecture, technology, or art within the space – we can customize a tour for you!

Additional Information:

Parking for stadium tours at Mercedes-Benz Stadium is available in the Silver Deck of the Georgia World Congress Center. Parking is subject to availability and may be affected by events at the GWCC. Use Waze for the most efficient directions right to the Silver Deck.  Our group’s parking can be validated at a reduced rate of $8, please bring cash for this.

All tour guests must enter at Gate 2.

http://mercedesbenzstadium.com/stadium-tours/ 

Tour Guide Bio:

Jay is the head of our Boulder lighting team and oversees the design and management of projects both in the United States and abroad, providing both aesthetic and technical design direction on a wide variety of project types. Recent project experience includes custom fixture design and lighting design across a broad array of sectors.

He is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a registered Lighting Certified Professional. He has extensive knowledge of lighting control systems and daylight harvesting as well as experience in solid state lighting performance.

Jay was named to Lighting Magazine’s 40-Under-40 in 2018, and to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s 40-Under-40 in 2016.

Aug
9
Thu
IES 2018 Annual Conference @ Westin Boston Waterfront @ Westin Boston Waterfront
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Register TodayThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 9-11 in Boston Massachusetts 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 other design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount. Lighting professionals will have their choice of various CEU credits through participation at the conference.

The 2018 Annual Conference will foster personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and enable attendees to earn CEU credits through participation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Light.Balance.” (#IESLightBalance)

The conference begins Thursday August 9 on Opening Night—the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by 2 exciting days of learning and opportunity to earn CEU’s, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends, meet new people.

Sep
25
Tue
IEEE-IAS Atlanta & IES Atlanta Sections Co-Sponsored Golf Tournament @ The Heritage Golf Links
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Best Ball Scramble Format

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 9:30AM Shotgun Start
Where: The Heritage Golf Links 4445 Britt Rd. Tucker, GA 770-493-4653
Cost: $100.00 per person Limited to 120 golfers
Includes, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and gift bag.
Registration will be from 8:00 to 9:00.
Free range balls to warm up.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as Skills Challenges for Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. There will also be mulligans for sale that add to your chances of winning a raffle prize.

We also welcome any donations of door prizes, raffle prizes or items for the gift bags.
It is acceptable for these items to have manufacturer names on the donated items.

Please fill out attached registration form and RSVP by Sept. 11, 2018

Send email to sholladay@greenbergfarrow.com registration form if you would like to be sent back an invoice and pay on-line with a credit card.

There are also sponsorships available:

  • Co-Sponsor the Sit Down BBQ Lunch After Play($250; max 3 sponsors)
  • Special Acknowledgement at the start of play, before prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website
  • Sponsor a Skills Challenge ($150 each)-Sign Placed at Tee Box
  • Special Acknowledgement at prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website
  • This sponsorship amount can be reduced if a suitable prize is donated for the challenge award
  • Sponsor a Hole ($150 each)-Sign Placed at Tee Box
  • Special Acknowledgement at prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website

SPECIAL PRICING OFFER!!
GOLD Level Tournament Sponsorship ($500 each) includes a hole
sponsorship and (4) reserved paid spots for golfers.

Sep
30
Sun
IES Street & Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center
Sep 30 – Oct 3 all-day

Register TodayCONFERENCE 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, bench marks 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.

PROFILE OF ATTENDEES
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
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.