Events

The Nashville 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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Sep
11
Wed
A Better Understanding and Possibilities of PoE @ International Plaza Bldg
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
A Better Understanding and Possibilities of PoE @ International Plaza Bldg

Presenter: Greg Ortt LC, MIES, CPTED
Greg’s talk will give an overview of lighting within the PoE landscape, how PoE lighting works within the IEEE 802.03 Ethernet standard, and some NEC and UL considerations with PoE. He’ll discuss how PoE can lay the wired foundation of the possibilities of the internet of Things (IoT) and where it can help take us in the future.

Greg Ortt, LC, MIES, CPTED
With over 32 years of experience, Greg Ortt has established himself with diverse skills in the lighting industry. Greg has taught extensively throughout the U.S and is a frequent speaker at industry events. From the fundamentals of light to industrial and exterior applications, Greg has proven himself to be an effective trainer and educator.

Greg serves on multiple committees of the IESNA. He teaches a course on outdoor lighting every year at the annual IESNA Street & Area Conference. He is a presenter at LightFair and has become the lighting speaker for CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. His audiences include architects, engineers, lighting designers, design and build contractors, electrical distributors and national accounts. Greg is a regular instructor for college and engineering classes.

He holds the LC certification from the NCQLP, is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, is certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and is a certified trainer for Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Effective People. As a Lighting Solutions Specialist, Greg teaches in the Lighting Solutions Center located in Greenville, South Carolina.

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
16
Wed
Biologically Focused Lighting – The Truth About Circadian Lighting @ International Plaza
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

AIA Course Number: BIOSCES101, learning units: 1AIA LU/HSW, 1 WELL AP LU

Presenter: Ken Esterly, LC, IES – VP Sales
Ken has over 18 years of expertise in LED lighting. His extensive knowledge of lighting technology and application provide a unique perspective on the development and integration of quality lighting technology for today’s rapidly advancing design environment.

Jan
15
Wed
Outdoor Lighting: Equivalency Among LED and HID Sources @ International Plaza Building
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Andrew Nowak, LC, Southeast Region Specification Sales Manager – Acuity Brands
Andres has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management Technology from Western Michigan University and an LC from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions. He began his professional career at Acuity Brands in 2007 in the Supply Chain Management Division. Since then he has held roles in customer support, and product development and most recently Specification Sales Manager for the Southeast Region.

This seminar explores the performance characteristics of outdoor HID luminaires vs. LED solutions and the factors to consider when specifying LED luminaires.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of pairing LED sources with controls
  • Understand the metrics we use for lighting evaluations
  • Understand the tools available to make the right LED outdoor solution
Feb
19
Wed
Solar Lighting: Applications and Best Practices @ International Plaza Bldg
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This presentation will cover exterior solar site lighting options. Off-grid technology allows a light fixture to be installed with no grid power at all. New solar lighting options these days can also include hybrid systems that use both the sun and the grid. Discover how a hybrid solar lighting system can intelligently pull power from the grid only when the battery is drained.

PRESENTER:
David Gershaw, is an innovative engineer and entrepreneur from Boston who established two high tech design and manufacturing companies with a worldwide presence by the age of 21, and founded a third medical device company, GAMA Therapeutics by age 30. David is an expert in product development, sales channel, marketing and global manufacturing/distribution supply chain. David has authored multiple patents, papers and grants related to LED lighting. In his current role at Light Efficient Design as Chief Innovation Officer, David oversees the company’s overall future technology road-map, product development projects/teams, strategic account sales and new business development opportunities. At MAMA Therapeutics, David serves as a board member overseeing the CEO, CSO and strategic direction of the exciting medical startup.

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.