Events

The Dallas 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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Jun
8
Wed
Dallas IES 2022 Illumination Awards @ Dallas Arboretum, Rosine Hall
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The IES Dallas Section invites you to the 2022 Illumination Awards, benefitting local & regional lighting students.

This year’s Dallas Section Illumination Awards banquet will be held at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum!

Date: Wednesday June 8th, 2022

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: Dallas Arboretum, Rosine Hall, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas TX 75218

Cost (dinner & beverages included):

Members (IES, AIA, USGBC): $45.00

Non-Members: $60.00

Students & Sponsors: FREE

Note: There is no exchange of money allowed at entry into the Arboretum, so all tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

Aug
4
Thu
Webinar: Taming Sustainable-Design Complexity
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The lighting industry needs practical approaches to enable a transition to a more circular and sustainable lighting system life cycle. This webinar will share perspectives from a manufacturer and an architect on current roadblocks to achieving circular design practices at various stages of the product or project, and will focus on supporting positive environmental impacts extending beyond energy use. The speakers will discuss what is needed to improve the sustainability of lighting installations and practical approaches that lighting specifiers and manufacturers can take to have an impact on the sustainability of products and projects.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Kathryn Hickcox
Kate Hickcox, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kate Hickcox joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a lighting research scientist in 2020. She is a creative thinker in the field of lighting, with over 18 years of experience in both lighting research and lighting design. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goals are simple – to provide equitable and universal lighting solutions that support humans and the environment.

Alexandra Gadawski
Alexandra Gadawski, HMFH Architects
Alexandra Gadawski, AIA, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C is an architect and sustainability leader at HMFH Architects, where her extensive knowledge of building performance and lighting design is applied to a range of projects. Her work draws on research projects ranging from consumption patterns, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy costs to developing more sustainable cities.

Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith, Finelite, Inc.
Aaron Smith is the VP of Technology and R&D at Finelite and an alumnus of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He supports the development of energy efficient, high quality, and sustainable lighting. He also supports Finelite’s new technology integration, new product development, and research efforts.

 

Aluz Lighting

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ALUZ

Aug
18
Thu
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join us in New Orleans on August 18-20, and immerse yourself in the most current lighting education, cutting-edge products, and networking opportunities with your industry peers.

What is the IES Annual Conference?
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 18-20, 2022 in New Orleans provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, interactive experiences, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.

The 2022 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.

Theme
The theme for the 2022 IES Annual Conference is Lighting the Way. This year’s IES Annual Conference theme focuses on leadership both in the lighting community and by the lighting community. The world around us continues to change in unexpected ways, and lighting professionals are at the forefront of those changes. Through research, code changes, technology advancements and more, lighting professionals are leading the way in this rapidly evolving world, and are dedicated to influencing it for the better.

Sep
1
Thu
Webinar: Taming Controls Complexity
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Challenges with configuration, commissioning, and maintaining control settings over time have slowed progress towards integrated lighting and building system controls. Overcoming such challenges can enable energy savings, adaptive lighting for occupant alertness and wellbeing, and better space management in buildings. This webinar will explore some practical solutions to address controls complexity, including development of a clear and concise sequence of operations, the use of controls narratives, and online tools and templates to make these solutions more accessible.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

PRESENTERS:
Ruth Taylor
Ruth Taylor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where she has managed the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) Program for the U.S. Department of Energy since 2008. She spends much of her time sharing the results and recommendations from the ongoing evaluations at the indoor and outdoor NGLS living labs where connected lighting systems are installed in realistic settings and evaluated by team of lighting experts from around the country.

Lyn Gomes
Lyn Gomes, DPR Construction
Lyn Gomes, PE, LEED-AP, is a MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction, where she draws on 20+ years of experience in integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of its annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.

 

Aluz Lighting

A special thanks to our Educational Webinar Platform sponsor:
ALUZ

Oct
10
Mon
2022 Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day
2022 Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Regency Dallas

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum of its kind specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals, with attendees gathering from across the globe to represent utilities, municipalities, DOTs, research firms, and more. This year, we are delighted to welcome Mark Lien as our keynote speaker.

The IES is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2022 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, taking place in Dallas, Texas! As always, the Society’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, and we have enhanced our safety guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.

We can’t wait to reconnect with you, and look forward to providing a top-notch educational experience filled with training classes, seminars, networking sessions, and more dedicated to the improvement of outdoor lighting.