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.

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Nov
12
Thu
Webinar: Inverters & Emergency Transfer Devices
Nov 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Battery packs, inverters, and generators have new applications and features due to COVID and business changes over the last year. Controls are changing to more wireless solutions, which also creates transfer time concerns with inverters that need to be addressed with new options and controls.

Topics covered:

  • Inverters and recent NEC and NFPA code changes
  • How to override switches, photocells, and other control devices while using inverters
  • How to eliminate outdoor cold weather battery packs
  • …and more!

Click “Access the Event” on the right to get the link to the Microsoft Teams Meeting. The link will be accessible after 11:30 am on November 12th.

Dec
9
Wed
Winter EP Social: Virtual Happy Hour & Trivia Night
Dec 9 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Winter EP Social: Virtual Happy Hour & Trivia Night

Calling All Design Professionals!

Join us virtually to discuss the latest lighting news and play some trivia with your fellow Richmond & Tidewater Emerging Professionals Wednesday, December 9th at 4:45pm. Festivities will officially start at 5:00pm. Every attendee has a chance to win an Amazon gift card and Emerging Professionals get entered for a chance at an IES EP Membership!

We’re also hosting a best drink (alcoholic or nonalcoholic) recipe contest. Please email us at tidewateries@gmail.com with your recipe prior to 12/09.

RSVP here! Deadline to submit your recipe and be entered in the prize drawings is 12/09 at 12 pm.  This event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams.  The link to the meeting will be released to the Eventbrite Online Event Page 30 minutes prior to meeting start time.

Jan
13
Wed
Webinar: Theatre System Design Basics
Jan 13 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Webinar

Presented by the Norfolk/Virginia Beach (Tidewater) Virginia Section of the IES

Featuring guest speaker:
Bobby Harrell
Entertainment Lighting Designer and Programmer
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
11:45-12:00pm Login
12:00pm – 1:00pm Presentation

RSVP here!

WHAT
This course introduces key fixture offerings for theatres, basic lighting design for schools, how to put a system together, dimming/relay options, choosing the right architectural control and theatrical control, and looks at the cost comparison between LED and tungsten.

Presentation is AIA Accredited for CEUs

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Criteria needed for designing a theatrical space and the programming needs of a typical educational performance space.
  • Discusses the requirements for all necessary entertainment lighting components, as well as holistic requirements for the performance lighting system.

SPEAKER DETAILS
Bobby Harrell is an Entertainment Lighting Designer and Programmer that is recognized for technical and creative talents in serving the needs of clients on Broadway, theatre, opera, dance, corporate theatre, film and television markets by creating designed lighting in complex productions.  He has also been a Product Manager, adept at managing product development teams (hardware/software) for Strand Lighting’s theatrical and architectural control products.  He is currently Strand’s Business Development Manager for Installs that enhances client comfort through communications to create sales opportunities for Strand Lighting’s lighting control and dimming systems.  His role also includes Product Specialist to enhance client comfort through product demonstrations and problem solving through available technology.  

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 a better understanding of theater system design basics. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Free Virtual meeting, but please RSVP so we can complete the attendance list for CEU certificates.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 RSVP here! Deadline to RSVP is the event time. The link for the event will be in the Eventbrite online event page. Click “Access the event” on the right prior to the event starting to get the Microsoft Teams link.

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, Jackie Eury by e-mail JEury@ClarkNexsen.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!
Laura Ashley Alferes
IES Tidewater Vice President

Please email tidewateries@gmail.com with any questions.