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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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.

May
3
Sun
LIGHTFAIR 2020 @ Las Vegas Convention Center
May 3 – May 7 all-day

LightFair 2020Join the lighting industry’s largest annual event from May 3—7, 2020 in Las Vegas. Equip yourself with the knowledge, connections and ideas you need to boost your professional growth and business. 24,000+ professionals from over 70 countries attend LightFair every year. If you are in the industry, you don’t want to miss LightFair.

LightFair 2020 Highlights 

Learn. Take advantage of 85 conference sessions, over 150 speakers, 200+ hours of accredited courses, six specialized learning tracks and the opportunity to earn up to 37.5 CEU credits.

Get inspired. World-renowned industry experts Sir David Adjaye and Karim Rashid will deliver the keynote and opening-day addresses respectively. Over 500 exhibitors will showcase their latest products, designs and solutions.

Connect. Expand what you know and whom you know. Network with over 500 exhibitors, 150+ conference speakers, design and technology leaders, peers and prospects from across the industry.

Discover. Participate in engaging Design Synergist presentations, guided pavilion tours, exhibitor-led presentations and numerous networking opportunities. 

If you are serious about growing your business and/or giving your professional development and career advancement a boost, register for LightFair 2020 today.

Who attends LightFair?

This is the 31st year of LightFair. Each year, 24,000+ professionals from over 70 countries attend the event, including 

  • Lighting Designers, Specifiers, Architects, Consultants, Representatives 
  • Lighting and Electrical Distributors 
  • End Users, Utilities, ESCOs 
  • Electrical Contractors, Electrical Specialists, Construction/Real Estate Professionals and more
  • See below for admission policy

Why attendees return to LightFair every year:

“This is the best place to see the amazing growth of the lighting industry! You can quite literally see just about everything that’s related to today’s lighting market under one roof.” – M. Sestak, Sestak Lighting Design

“It’s really nice to be able to sit and talk ‘light’ with people. You’ve got to see what’s out there. If we’re going to push lighting forward everywhere, this is the place to start.” – Ian Martens, Architectural Lighting Consultant, SMP Engineering

“LightFair is an opportunity for people to see the latest research, the latest ideas and to be aware of what’s going on.” – Mariana Figueiro, Professor & Director, Lighting Resources Center-RPI