Events

The Miami 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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May
8
Wed
The Truth About Circadian Lighting @ General Provision Downtown – Downtown Fort Lauderdale
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a CEU lecture on Human-Centric focused lighting.

Circadian lighting is a popular topic that many designers and end-users are being asked to explore. This seminar explores the science behind our circadian rhythms and outlines how to integrate specific wavelengths of light that will help retrain your brain and reinforce proper sleep/wake cycles, energize metabolism, and get the body clock back on track – all just through the lighting on your projects!

This event is free to both IES members and non-members. Appetizers will be provided. Beer and white wine can be purchased for a small fee of $3 each.

1 AIA LU/HSW Credit // 1 WELL AP LU Credit.

Brought to us by Bios Lighting
Bios

Please RSVP by Monday, May 6th.
Send all RSVP’s to ies.south.florida@gmail.com
Title the email “RSVP”
Give us your name in the subject or body of the email.
If you’ve RSVP’ed, you can bring guests last minute, but we may not have enough drink tickets for them.

May
19
Sun
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
May 19 – May 23 all-day

Lightfair 2019The 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.

Jun
12
Wed
Lighting & the Internet of Things @ EXP Miami Office - Coral Gables
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a CEU lecture on applying wireless technologies to smart lighting

This is where the cutting edge of technology intersects with lighting. Come learn how the lights in our ceilings are already doing much more than just brightening up our spaces.

Frustrated with controlling LED lighting and want to learn when to get IT personnel involved? We will go over what information IT may need to assist with addressing access and security concerns.

This event is free to both IES members and non-members. Appetizers will be provided. Beer and white wine can be purchased for a small fee of $3 each.
1 AIA LU/HSW Credit

Sponsored by
Eaton

Please RSVP.
Send all RSVP’s to ies.south.florida@gmail.com
Title the email “RSVP”
Give us your name in the subject or body of the email.
If you’ve RSVP’ed, you can bring guests last minute, but we may not have enough drink tickets for them.

Thank you all,
Your IES South Florida team.

Jul
10
Wed
Turtle Lighting @ FAU - Boca Raton Campus
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Turtle Lighting @ FAU - Boca Raton Campus | Boca Raton | Florida | United States

This lecture is presented by Dr. Kirt Rusenko, he has been the marine conservationist for the City of Boca Raton based at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center since 1995 and he is in charge of the Boca Raton Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program which monitors sea turtles in Boca Raton. Dr. Rusenko has been awarded the 2012 Lighting Design Award and the 2013 Dark Sky Defender Award from the International Dark-Sky Association.

Come learn all about turtle lighting from an expert who sets the standards both domestically and internationally.

This event is free to both IES members and non-members. Appetizers will be provided. Beer and white wine can be purchased for a small fee of $3 each.

Location:
FAU – Boca Raton Campus
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

General Classroom North (GN) Building 73
Room 102

The closest parking lots are Lot 4 or Lot 7 which are across the street from FAU’s Football Stadium

Please Tell us if you want to come.
Send all RSVP’s to ies.south.florida@gmail.com
Title the email “RSVP”
Give us your name in the subject or body of the email.

Aug
7
Wed
The User Experience of Smart Lighting Control @ Lutron Experience Center - Plantation
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a CEU lecture on The User Experience of Smart Lighting Control

Smart lighting control systems are often associated with data analytics, human-centric lighting, code compliance and responsible energy use, but ultimately it is user experience that defines the success of a lighting installation. A building system that’s at odds with occupant expectations or suffers from a lack of intuitive response will only frustrate building occupants. it may even get disconnected. When user experience is thoroughly evaluated and included as part of proper system set up, lighting can improve satisfaction and engagement, promote desirable work behaviors, and achieve the intent of smart lighting technology.

This event is free to both IES members and non-members. Appetizers will be provided. Beer and white wine can be purchased for a small fee of $3 each.

1 AIA LU/HSW Credit

Please RSVP.
Send all RSVP’s to ies.south.florida@gmail.com
Title the email “RSVP”
Give us your name in the subject or body of the email.
If you’ve RSVP’ed, you can bring guests last minute, but we may not have enough drink tickets for them

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

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.

Sep
22
Sun
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

CONFERENCE 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, 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.

WHY ATTEND?

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
9
Wed
Designing with Light for Health and Wellness @ Boca Flasher Lighting
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • How are light and health related?
  • Is ALL blue light bad?
  • How do we make our interior spaces more healthy

This CEU will clarify all these questions, in addition to discussing why color temperature is not a good indicator of biological impact, why blue light matters at the right times, and how to properly design using science based metrics to improve our sleep patterns and even reduce stress. Please Join Us!

Wednesday, October 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
@ Boca Flasher Lighting
508 S Military Trail
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Brought to us by:

This event is free to both IES members and non-members.

Appetizers will be provided. Beer and white wine can be purchased for a small fee of $3 each.

1 AIA LU/HSW Credit

Please RSVP.

  • Send all RSVP’s to ies.south.florida@gmail.com
  • Title the email “RSVP”
  • Give us your name in the subject or body of the email.
  • If you’ve RSVP’ed, you can bring guests last minute, but we may not have enough drink tickets for them.
Nov
13
Wed
Everything is Acoustic: Acoustics and Lighting @ General Provision FATVillage
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn how to reduce noise pollution in shared spaces, without crowding up the ceiling

This CEU is a video followed by live examples of acoustic lighting. We’ll explore the brief history of acoustics, get an in-depth look at applications and strategic acoustic design case studies. Lastly, we’ll compare the benefits of using acoustic lighting vs more familiar treatment methods, such as wall panels and hanging baffles. Please join us!

This event is free to both IES members and non-members.

Appetizers will be provided. Beer and white wine can be purchased for a small fee of $3 each. 

1 AIA LU/HSW Credit
 

Please RSVP.

  • Send all RSVP’s to ies.south.florida@gmail.com
  • Title the email “RSVP”
  • Give us your name in the subject or body of the email.
  • If you’ve RSVP’ed, you can bring guests last minute, but we may not have enough drink tickets for them. 

Thank you all,
Your IES South Florida team.

Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

There will be no virtual tabletop sessions this year. We will resume tabletops when we return to an in-person annual conference.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.