Events

The IES Norfolk/Virginia Beach 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.

To Save on fees and learn more of the benefits of an IES membership click here!

Nov
9
Fri
Million Bulb Walk @ Norfolk Botanical Garden
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Nightly 4:00PM – 9:00PM

DETAILS
IES Tidewater is not selling tickets to the event. Please see the event webpage for details. It is highly recommended to order tickets ahead of time so that you can guarantee a parking place. This event is so popular that the venue typically does not allow walk-ins.

https://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/mbw/

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Benjamin Warren

Nov
14
Wed
Human Centric Lighting @ Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker

WOLFGANG EGGER
Executive Vice President, Zumtobel Lighting

6:00pm – 6:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Presentation

WHAT
Please join us for dinner and a presentation from Mr. Wolfgang Egger with Zumtobel Lighting on Human Centric Lighting.

Wolfgang is currently in charge of the Zumtobel Group‘s International Project team in the US, supporting US lighting designers, architects and engineers with specifications for projects outside the United States, primarily Middle East, Asia, Europe and South America. He has been with the Zumtobel group since 1979, starting at Zumtobel’s headquarters in Dornbirn Austria, heading the company‘s research and development team as well as the applications department.

He has been in the US since 1990 and has held several executive roles in Zumtobel’s North American operation in Marketing and Sales and was CEO of the company from 2000 to 2008. Wolfgang is a graduate of the Technical University of Vienna where he holds a Doctorate in Technical Physics.

DETAILS
Human Centric Lighting will explore how lighting in offices affects the well-being of people. We will study the current trends in work styles and office environments. In addition, we will improve our understanding of what constitutes the “best light for offices.” Concepts related to an ecosystem approach will also be discussed.

WHO
This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of Human Centric Lighting. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate room accommodations can be made. RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 13th.

A LOOK AHEAD:
December 12th: Annual EP Social

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Newtown Road South exit. Continue just past the interchange to Greenwich Road. The Holiday Inn is on the right.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury
IES Tidewater Vice President

TICKETS
$30.00 Member and Non-member
$25.00 Student

Dec
6
Thu
Emerging Professionals Social @ Blue Moon Taphouse at Waterside
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

at Waterside’s

BLUE MOON TAPHOUSE

WHAT
Discuss brews and news with your fellow IES Members and get to know Tidewater EPs! Every member gets entered into a $50 Amazon gift card raffle. Emerging Professionals and members who bring EPs get extra entries!

DETAILS
No ticket purchase necessary. Beverages to be provided, see a Tidewater IES officer for drink tickets.

WHO
The annual social is designed as a gathering to get to know the Emerging Professionals in our local lighting community. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
An RSVP is not required, but please do as it will help us gauge numbers so the appropriate accommodations can be made.

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Waterside Dr. exit. Continue on Waterside Dr. and turn right on Atlantic St. for the Waterside parking garage entrance on your left. Blue Moon Taphouse is located across the street from the garage.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury
IES Tidewater Vice President

TICKETS
$0.00 Non-Member Pass
$0.00 Member Pass

Dec
16
Sun
Garden of Lights @ Norfolk Botanical Garden
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Garden of Lights @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

DETAILS
IES Tidewater is not selling tickets to the event. Please see the event webpage for details. It is highly recommended to order tickets ahead of time so that you can guarantee a parking place. This event is so popular that the venue typically does not allow walk-ins.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Benjamin Warren

Jan
3
Thu
Barks and Bulbs @ Norfolk Botanical Garden
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm

DETAILS
IES Tidewater is not selling tickets to the event. Please see the event webpage for details. It is highly recommended to order tickets ahead of time so that you can guarantee a parking place.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Benjamin Warren
IES Tidewater Vice President

Jan
16
Wed
Lights of the Round: Part 2 @ Clark Nexsen
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

A WEBINAR FROM IES’S
INDISPENSABLE LIGHTING SERIES
Featuring industry leaders:

Randy Burkett, FIALD, FIES | Kevin J. Flynn, FAIA, NCARB, IES | Carol McGlogan | Craig Casey | Kristina K. Martin, PE, LC, LEED AP

6:00pm – 6:30pm Social
6:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner & Presentation

WHAT
Lights of the Round: Part 2 – The Players in Lighting Specifications is the second part of a two-part webinar from IES national’s Indespensible Lighting Series, co-produced by the IES, AIA, and the IALD.

DETAILS
A group of industry leaders representing many facets of the lighting industry; Architects, Distributors, Engineers, Lighting Designers, Lighting Controls Specialists, and Lighting Manufacturers discuss the lighting design process, how best to improve the process, how best to interact with the other trades and other pertinent lighting industry topics.

TOPICS:
Custom Products, Egress Lighting, Control Strategies, LED Adoption, Lighting Codes in Specifications, Keeping up with Technology and Knowledge, Salesperson qualities, and Advice to New People in the Industry

We will be catering Gourmet Gang for the event.

WHO
This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the lighting specification process. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate food accommodations can be made. RSVP no later than Monday, January 14th.

A LOOK AHEAD:
February: TBD
March 20th: Lighting Design for Exterior Spaces (Lunch Meeting)
April: TBD

We’re still planning our upcoming programs, but we have some great ideas in store. If you have an idea or speaker you would like to share, please let us know!

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North exit. Continue on Independence Blvd. and turn right at the second light, Colombus St. Turn left on Town Center Dr and there will be an entrance to the parking garage that serves the Clark Nexsen office immediately on your right.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury
IES Tidewater Vice President

TICKETS
$15.00 Member and Non-member

Feb
21
Thu
Light Sources: Their Evolution and Impact @ ODU Virginia Modeling & Simulation Center
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by IEEE Hampton Roads and the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker

IKE FLORY, PH.D.
Professor at Old Dominion University

6:00pm – 6:30pm Networking
6:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner

7:00pm – 7:15pm Section Announcements
7:15pm – 8:15pm Presentation

WHAT
THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE ITS INCEPTION MORE THAN A CENTURY AGO. LUMINAIRE DESIGN HAS BEEN DRIVEN LARGELY BY THE EVOLUTION OF LIGHT SOURCES, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE INCANDESCENT LAMP THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHITE LED. THE EVOLUTION OF THESE SOURCES BEING A RESPONSE TO MARKET DEMANDS AND FUNCTIONAL SHORTCOMINGS. THIS PRESENTATION WILL ADDRESS THE EVOLUTION OF ELECTRICAL LIGHT SOURCES AND HOW THIS HAS LED US TO THE LIGHTING PRODUCTS THAT WE HAVE TODAY. DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES WILL BE COMPARED FROM BOTH AESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVES, AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR OPERATION WILL BE ADDRESSED.

DETAILS
Ike Flory received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has over 17 years of experience in the lighting industry, serving in several positions as an employee of Hubbell Lighting Incorporated including Manager of Electrical Engineering and Intellectual Property Coordinator. He has been awarded 25 United States Patents and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is currently an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University where he teaches courses energy systems, electrical theory, and technical analysis. Dr. Flory performs research in the areas of energy conversion, energy conservation, alternative energy, and engineering education.

WHO
This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of light sources. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Registration is available through the IEEE website here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/191143

Walk-ins are welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate accommodations can be made. RSVP no later than Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury

Mar
20
Wed
Lighting Design for Exterior Spaces @ The Westin Town Center
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker

MICHAEL IMPERATO
Founder of Beacon Products, a division of Hubbell Lighting

11:30am – 12:00pm Networking/Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm – 1:00pm Presentation

WHAT
Please join us for a lunch meeting at the Westin Town Center as Mr. Imparato discusses lighting for exterior environments.

DETAILS
Michael Imparato is the National Account Vertical Sales Manager for Hubbell Outdoor Brands and the Founder of Beacon Products, Inc. a Division of Hubbell Lighting, Inc. Imparato founded Beacon Products, Inc. in 1979 and has owned several lighting industry-related companies during his career: Alumacraft Foundry of Bradenton, FL.; Dieca Foundry of Catia, Venezuela (Principal); as well as principal partnerships in foundries in Juarez, Mexico and Santiago, Chile.

WHO
This program is designed for industry professionals, consultants, architects, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of exterior lighting. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate room accommodations can be made. RSVP no later than Monday, March 18, 2019.

A LOOK AHEAD:
April 11th: Lighting for WELL Buildings (Dinner Meeting)
May: Tidewater IES Section Social & Illumination Awards (Dinner Meeting)

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North exit. Continue on Independence Blvd. and turn right at the third light, Commerce St. The Westin is on the right. Continue to the end of the block and turn right for parking garage entrance.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury, EIT

IES Tidewater Vice President

TICKETS
$20.00 Member
$20.00 Non-member or Guest
$15.00 Student

Apr
11
Thu
Lighting for WELL Buildings @ The Westin Town Center
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker

GAYATHRI UNNIKRISHNAN
Concept Lead for Light at the International WELL Building Institute

6:00pm – 6:30pm Social Hour
6:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Presentation

WHAT
Please join us for a dinner meeting at the Westin Town Center as Ms. Unnikrishnan discusses lighting for WELL buildings.

DETAILS
As the Concept Lead for Light at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), Gayathri focuses on the importance of natural and electric lighting on the well-being of people in indoor and outdoor spaces. She works on bridging the gap between research and the built environment by collaborating with researchers, practitioners and experts in the field of lighting. Her work culminates in the development of the WELL Building Standard, which is a tool for advancing the health of people in buildings all over the world.

WHO
This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of how light can impact the well-being of people in indoor spaces. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP so the appropriate room accommodations can be made. RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

A LOOK AHEAD:
May 11th: Lighting Awards and End-of-Season Social (Dinner Meeting)
July: NEW EP Social (stay tuned for details!)

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North exit. Continue on Independence Blvd. and turn right at the third light, Commerce St. The Westin is on the right. Continue to the end of the block and turn right for parking garage entrance.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury
IES Tidewater Vice President

TICKETS
$30.00 Member and Non-member
$25.00 Student and Emerging Professionals

May
15
Wed
2018-2019 End of Season Social and Awards Ceremony @ Town Center City Club
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-2019 End of Season Social and Awards Ceremony @ Town Center City Club

Presented by the Tidewater Virginia Section of the IES

at the Town Center City Club

6:00pm – 7:30pm Social Time and Dining
7:30pm – 8:00pm Awards and Board Member Introductions
8:00pm – 9:00pm Back to Social Time!

WHAT
Please join us to celebrate the end of the Tidewater IES 2018-2019 season as we recognize the achievements of the members of the Tidewater Section of the IES as well as others in the Hampton Roads lighting community. Come out and socialize with your colleagues and peers as we celebrate another successful IES season. On this night we will install and/or confirm our new officers and board of managers for the coming year as well as acknowledge individuals who have made a considerable contribution to our society.

The officers and Board of Managers would like to thank all the members of the Tidewater Section of the IES and the members of the local lighting community for your participation and attendance in the monthly programs over the past year.

DETAILS
Your ticket price includes two drink tokens for use at the bar. Heavy hor d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. The dress is business casual.

WHO
This celebration is for members of the IES Tidewater section, their significant others, and those who have participated in this season of programming. Bring a friend or coworker who is involved in lighting design, a client whose project will be honored with an award, or come as you are. Did we mention the food is delicious?

RSVP DETAILS
Walk-ins are always welcome, but please RSVP through our webpage or email info@tidewateries.org so the appropriate room accommodations can be made. RSVP no later than Friday, May 10, 2019. RSVPs can be made at www.tidewateries.org. Online payment or in-person payments are accepted. If paying by check, please make your payment to “IES of Tidewater.”

A LOOK AHEAD:
July EP Social: Details to follow soon!

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North / Pembroke Area. Turn right on Bank St. immediately after the Sandler Center. Continue straight into the Armada Hoffler Tower parking garage. Elevators to access the event are located towards the front of the main lobby of the Armada Hoffler Tower (fountain plaza side). You must go into the main lobby from the parking garage to access the elevator to the Town Center City Club. The Club is located on the second floor.

WANT MORE INFO?
For information on how to further your participation with the IES by membership or involvement with the local Tidewater Section, contact our president, Jeremy Gruzd by e-mail Jeremy.Gruzd@Kimley-Horn.com. Or just talk to any one of our local officers or board of managers at the next meeting. Look for the black and yellow nametags!

Hope to see you there!

Jackie Eury
IES Tidewater Vice President

TICKETS
$30.00 Member and Non-member
$25.00 Student