The Minneapolis–Saint Paul 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Since the industrial revolution and the invention of the electric light bulb, the natural ecosystems of the Earth spend more and more time bathed in artificial light within a 24-hour cycle. How does the artificial light and lack of darkness impact wildlife? How does the obstruction of the night’s sky affect bird migration, pollination, and reproduction?
Much of the study of light and health has been dedicated to the impact of light upon humans, however animals and plants are also intrinsically photosensitive and subject to the unwanted effects of stray light. How can a rethinking of design and codes alleviate some of these harmful effects?
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify exterior lighting conditions that can be harmful to wildlife.
2. Look at existing case studies and projects that have caused harm to wildlife.
3. Understand existing lighting regulations and how these can support wildlife, and what can be done to improve existing standards.
4. To look at existing case studies and projects that have been designed for the wellbeing of wildlife habitats and the environment.
Jane Slade, MID, LC, IES – Senior Associate, Specification Sales Jane is a recent Richard Kelly Grant recipient for her explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light, through her work in creating lighting fixtures from waste materials in India, and through art installations focused
IES Member – Free
Non-Member – $10.00
Student – Free
What is lighting design, and why does focusing on lighting layouts fall short?
Lighting layouts are not the same as lighting design. Quality lighting design begins with concept development – a form of programming for the visual environment that considers many elements such as perception, contrast, and visibility. This seminar outlines the steps taken on various diverse projects to address those essentials and create the desired mood, atmosphere, and functionality.
The case studies span different sectors, from heritage to retail to residential, and identify the range of challenges that good design can help overcome, with many universal lessons.
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Deborah Gottesman, P.Eng., MBA, LC, Assoc.IALD
“At Gottesman Associates, we balance all facets of light to reflect the lighting priorities that are unique to each client and project.”
Deborah Gottesman is the principal of Gottesman Associates, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm established in 1999,with distinctive expertise in sustainability and heritage applications.Deborah’s 30+ years in all facets of the lighting industry, including design, engineering, management, education, and manufacturing gives her a uniquecontextual understanding of lighting from all perspectives.
Deborah has successfully worked on projects in many sectors, and has taught lighting at all levels to a wide audience from students to senior architects. A past president of the Toronto Section Illuminating Engineering Society, Deborah has been involved in the IES at local, regional, and international levels, and was awarded the Toronto Section Service Award in 2013.
IES LIGHTEN UP! Luminaire Competition was founded by IES member, Laura Ashley A. Alferes. With networking in mind for cross-Section and cross-organization collaboration, this was initially a local event that grew internationally. The 2018 competition had 4 participating IES sections and 2019 had 14 participating sections.
LIGHTEN UP! brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from everyday objects. LIGHTEN UP! is an exciting and rewarding experience — so take a breather from work, ‘lighten up’ and join the fun!
Participants will have 24 hours to design and create a luminaire based on a given theme using resources and LED light source from their home. Each Section will have a people’s choice and Judges choice winner, based on aesthetics, creativity, and theme interpretation. The Judge’s award winner from your participating section will be submitted for international voting on the IES Lighten Up webpage. Grand prize (and of course bragging rights) is still in the works.
WHEN: August 13–14, 2021
TIME: 7:00PM Friday – 7:00PM Saturday EST
RSVP: Please reply to your local Section Event invitation