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

IES 2019 Annual Convention

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.

Small Cells & Smart Poles: What are they and why are they getting so much attention? @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Magnolia Room
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

David Baum, Valmont


Human Centric Lighting is About Spectrum, Not Color Temperature @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Magnolia Room
Nov 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Jamie McLosky, Pinnacle Architectural Lighting

IES Dallas Holiday Happy Hour @ Deep Ellum Brewery
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Li-Fi @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Magnolia Room
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Heinz Willebrand, Signify

Member $30.00 USDNon-member $35.00 USDStudent $10.00 USD

LEt’s Synergize! Energy Code Update @ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Magnolia Room
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

It’s official: ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1 – 2016 is now the law of the land. Please join us as Greg Brock of Beck does what he does so well in bringing us “up to speed” on the latest regulations including IECC 2018.

$30 Members (IES, AIA, USGBC)
$35 Non-Members
$10 Students

Fundamentals of Lighting 2020 @ FSG Lighting
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 8:30 pm
[POSTPONED] Big Tex Farms & Horticulture Lighting @ Big Tex Urban Farms - Fair Park; Fair Park, Dallas TX, Gate 6 Entrance
Mar 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

POSTPONED, BUT NOT CANCELLED!!! We will be rescheduling our Big Tex Farms tour for a later date and will keep you updated with information.

You are invited to learn how Horticulture Lighting and Hydroponic systems enhance the growth of Leafy greens and vegetables at Fair Park.  Throughout the growing season, all produce is donated to Fair Park-area charitable organizations including the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Institute, area churches and the Austin Street Shelter.

  • Host:  IES Dallas Section
  • Phone:  512-662-1945
  • When:  Wednesday, March 25, 11:30AM to 1:00 PM
  • Where:  Big Tex Urban Farms, Fair Park, Dallas TX, Gate 6 Entrance
    • GPS:  Fair Park, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75210
    • Turn by Turn Directions in Fair Park
      • Enter Gate 6, east bound
      • Right:  S. 2nd Ave.
      • Left:  Pennsylvania Ave.
      • Left:  1st Ave.
      • Park:  in the lot on the right
      • Walk:  through “Midway Arch” Gate
      • Walk: Left to Greenhouse
  • Box Lunches and drinks served following 45-minute tour
  • Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $5 for students
  • RSVP: Jodi Lednicky, JLednicky@hlalighting.com512.662.1945, or eVite
[POSTPONED] Lighten Up! An IES Luminaire Competition @ Architectural Lighting Alliance
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been postponed. Our Section leadership is currently evaluating the program schedule for the remainder of the Spring.


Lighten Up!Please join us for food, beverages, and LOADS of FUN!! Participants will be divided into teams, where they will design and build a luminaire with craft materials, lighting controls, and lamp sources. WINNER AWARDS & PRIZES based on People’s & Judge’s Choice. Judge’s Choice Winner goes on to national judging!

RSVP by 3/27/20 to

There is no cost, but SPACE IS LIMITED – SAVE your SPOT!