Events

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

Aug
28
Wed
Light Tuned for Health @ TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room
Aug 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Much has been said about electric light and its effects on the circadian rhythm that impact a person’s well-being and health. Yet, current solutions have not yet reached mass appeal – perhaps, in part, because of the confusion and contradictory information that still exists in the marketplace. Our presentation explores these current challenges, overviews work done to date, discusses light used for psychological benefit versus physiological benefit, and offers some suggestions for consideration when designing with light.

Speaker: Jill Klores, FIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C
Jill Klores is a partner of Essential Light Design Studio, LLC.  Jill is a Fellow of the IES and a Professional Member of the IALD, is Lighting Certified by the NCQLP, and is LEED AP BD+C certified. Her designs include healthcare and senior living, museum and entertainment venues, as well as civic, corporate and educational projects. Jill graduated from the University of Colorado, with an academic background in illuminating engineering and architecture. She began her career as an applications manager for a linear lighting manufacturer, became a consultant to an electric utility promoting energy-efficient lighting design, and finally, as a senior lighting designer in Vancouver, British Columbia, then Dallas, Texas. In 2015 the New York office of Essential Light Design Studio was opened.

Her design work has been published in LD+A, the Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Business Journal. Jill has won awards for her projects in healthcare, houses of worship, theaters, residential, retail and utility projects.  Jill has been involved in lighting education, serving as an instructor for various IESNA sponsored courses in Vancouver and in Dallas, and as a course developer for local Lighting and Energy courses. Jill has been a presenter at Lightfair International, the IESNA Technical Conference, and other speaking venues around North America on the topics of healthcare, daylighting and lighting design.

Where:
TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room | Download Map [PDF 1.3MB]
2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129

RSVP: Evite

Cost: Seminar & Lunch
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10

*Using your PayPal app, you can send payment to ies.ftworth@gmail.com or payment will be taken at the door.

*Parking is free. Visitors may park at the Kelly Center parking Lot 6. If the lot is full please park at the Frog Alley Parking Garage. Guests may also take a ticket from the kiosk at the entrance to the garage and get it validated at the Kelly Center front. This validated ticket will be used to exit the lot.

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.

Sep
25
Wed
Energy Code Update @ TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

How will the latest energy codes affect your design and specifications? Join us as Mike reviews the latest changes to IECC and touches on ASHRAE 90.1.

Our Speaker: After working in the nuclear field industry, Mike Horton worked as an Engineering Team Leader for Lutron Electronics for 10 yrs. He then started the controls department at Architectural Lighting Associates until Horton Controls Group became its own entity where he now serves as President. Horton Controls assists designers with lighting controls, applications, and commissioning.

When: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Where: TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room  2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129

RSVP: Evite

Cost: Seminar & Lunch
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10

 *Using your PayPal app, you can send payment to ies.ftworth@gmail.com or payment will be taken at the door.

*Parking is free. Visitors may park at the Kelly Center parking Lot 6. If the lot is full please park at the Frog Alley Parking Garage. Guests may also take a ticket from the kiosk at the entrance to garage and get it validated at the Kelly Center front. This validated ticket will be used to exit the lot.

Oct
30
Wed
Lighting Calculations: Who, What, Why, and How @ TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Topic: Lighting Calculations: Who, What, Why, and How

Attendees will gain a general understanding of the difference between quality and quantity of light and become familiar with various lighting software programs and considerations when selecting software to use. The need for lighting calculations will be discussed along with the factor and information needed to produce the most accurate calculations. Realizations and considerations of software programs and their accuracy when conducting calculations will be shared.

Speaker: Jennifer Jaques, IES President 

Jennifer entered the lighting industry in 1995 when she joined Wide-Lite Corporation and worked for five years as an application engineer. She founded Lighting Application Sciences, LLC in 2000 to provide photometric and technical services to a variety of clients from large corporations to small start-up companies. These services include: lighting design verification through calculations, IES file format standardization, catalog logic creation/review, Photometrically accurate high definition renderings and animation, and lighting design recommendations.

She’s been LC certified since 2007 and is the Authorized Texas instructor for all levels of the Lighting Analysts’ AGi32 lighting software.

She has been a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society since 1995. During that time, she served in many leadership roles with the Austin section. She was IES Conference steering committee chair in 2012 and 2013 and 2014 advisory member. In 2013 and August 2018, she received the IES Presidential Award for her work in efforts to promote the society. As IES South Regional director for two terms, she worked with districts 3 and 4 and served as their voice on the IES board of directors. In 2018-2019 her service included board liaison for the Membership Advisory Panel, and chair of the Global Development Committee. She is currently the IES President for 2019-2020 working on, among other things, the next 5-year strategic plan for the society.

When: Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Where: TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room

                2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129

RSVP: Evite

Cost: Seminar & Lunch
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10

 *Using your PayPal app, you can send payment to ies.ftworth@gmail.com or payment will be taken at the door.

*Parking is free. Visitors may park at the Kelly Center Parking Lot 6. If the lot is full please park at the Frog Alley Parking Garage. Guests may also take a ticket from the kiosk at the entrance to the garage and get it validated at the Kelly Center front. This validated ticket will be used to exit the lot.

Dec
5
Thu
Holiday Social @ Topgolf
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us at TopGolf
Join us at TopGolf

The Illuminating Engineering Society of Fort Worth invites you to join us for a fun evening of golf, food, and fun. And you don’t have to be a pro to play!

FAQs:

What are my parking options?
Parking is free in the parking lot.

Are golf clubs provided?
Yes, both right and left-handed clubs are provided.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, or present it on your phone.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Preston L’Ecuyer at plecuyer@yaggiengineering.com 

We hope you can make it!

Jan
29
Wed
Emergency Lighting @ TCU Kelly Alumni Center - Murphy Room
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Topic: Emergency Lighting

The presentation will go through the code requirements in the NEC and NFPA101 as well as recent changes in 2017. Then the speaker will touch on all current products available to the industry including Unit Equipment, Bugeyes, battery packs, Exits and combo units with integral battery. Finally the speaker will cover AC inverters and generators deemed “LIFE SAFETY” discussing the battery count and volume for each.

Speaker: Mark D. Strauss, LC National Sales Manager Signtex Lighting Inc.

Since 1976 Mark Stauss has worked in all aspects of the lighting industry: Manufacturing, wholesale and Agency sectors of the industry.

At Mid-west Chandelier, now LSI Midwest, I literally did every job in the factory from paint line to fabrication, wiring and shipping year 1, year 2 cost studies on the entire line, field service and quotations.

Lithonia Lighting, West Coast Quotations Manager of the fluorescent Division, CED Profit Center manager and rep firms representing every major package finally owning my own agency 2005-2017.

In 2005, an architect called and asked how to reduce batteries in schools, which traditional systems require 20-25 batteries per 10k SQFT of building. I worked with Signtex to help create the Central Battery System W/ Moonlite Fixtures. In 2006 this was the first LED-based distributed low voltage EM Lighting system in the world. And still today the only one in the USA. And 12-30-2017 I sold my agency, Strauss Architectural Systems, to become National Sales Manager at Signtex.

In K-12 education facilities we average 2 -12v batteries for every 20k SQFT of building, Big Box retail 2-12v batteries for every 40K SQFT, and large industrial as much as 65.000 sqft per 2-12v batteries to supply emergency lighting, the system test’s itself, store’s every test ever performed and sends email notifications on each test as well as system event.

When: Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Where: TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room

2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76129

RSVP: Evite

Cost: Seminar & Lunch
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10

* Using your PayPal app, you can send payment to ies.ftworth@gmail.com or payment will be taken at the door.

* Parking is free. Visitors may park at the Kelly Center parking Lot 6. If the lot is full please park at the Frog Alley Parking Garage. Guests may also take a ticket from the kiosk at the entrance to garage and get it validated at the Kelly Center front. This validated ticket will be used to exit the lot.

Feb
26
Wed
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) @ TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Murphy Room
Feb 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Power over Ethernet (PoE) has been around for more than a decade; however, only very recently has it been applied to power lighting systems. Please join us as Larry discusses what PoE is, how PoE is used to power lighting fixtures, PoE lighting controls, and options for emergency lighting when using this technology.  This presentation will also cover the various codes and standards that apply to PoE lighting systems, and how this technological advancement could possibly be the lighting industry’s next disruptor. 

Speaker: Larry Jones, PE, MIES

Larry is currently an Associate and Senior Electrical Engineer at Baird, Hampton & Brown (BHB) and has been with the firm for nearly 15 years. He brings expertise in designing central energy plants, utility distribution systems, low and medium voltage switchgear, and engine-generator systems, including paralleling switchgear and controls. He has a particular interest in lighting design for historic buildings and in creating period-appropriate designs that incorporate state of the art lighting technology for energy efficiency. Most recently, he was the lead electrical engineer that helped implement PoE for the transformation of the historic downtown office building, The Sinclair, into a four-star hotel.

Cost: Seminar & Lunch
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10

 *Using your PayPal app, you can send payment to ies.ftworth@gmail.com or payment will be taken at the door.

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.

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.

Oct
14
Wed
2018 IECC & ASHRAE Code Updates with Greg Brock
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Topic: Many of the cities in Texas have adopted the new 2018 International Building Codes, including the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Greg will present the latest changes to the 2018 IECC code and ASHRAE / IES Standard 90.1 – 2016, which impact lighting design decisions in today’s new construction and renovation projects.

Speaker: Greg is the Director of MEP Services for The Beck Group. Beck is a 108 year old, family owned, design, construction, and technology firm headquartered in Dallas. Greg is an Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Greg joined Beck 23 years ago from a local MEP Consulting Firm where he was the Director of Electrical Engineering for the firm. He started his career out of college working in Project Management for major Electrical Subcontracting firms based in Texas. Greg is privileged to lead a team of talented Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Estimators, Project Managers, and Superintendents at Beck. He spends his time focused on teaching industry related classes, on finding and hiring new MEP personnel, and on developing these persons to be the future leaders at Beck. Greg and his wife, Kathy, live in Dallas, have been married 40 years, are the parents of 2 grown daughters and a son, and the proud grandparents of 4 grandchildren.

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