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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Feb
18
Thu
Webinar: Navigating Stress
Feb 18 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

We each experience stress. That stress is caused by certain triggers, shows itself in specific ways, and can be mitigated through intentional practice. During “Navigating Stress” we are going to get real on what stresses us out, our personal responses, and what we can do to manage that stress productively! Then we will turn the tables and look at those around us. How can we increase our awareness of others so we recognize when we are witnessing someone’s stress and determine what we can do to support their success.

Topics covered:

  • Self-awareness in terms of stress (causes, reactions, and potential solutions)
  • Other’s awareness in terms of stress (causes, reactions, and potential solutions)
  • Action plan for navigating our personal stress

This program is designed for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in identifying what causes stress and how to manage that stress productively. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

Speaker: Danielle Kennedy
Danielle KennedyAs the Founder & CEO of Kadima Leadership, Danielle Kennedy’s personal purpose is to inspire leaders to make intentional choices. She seeks out leaders who are passionate about people, dedicated to self-development, and willing to challenge their own assumptions. When she was in college, she connected with the Organizational Development Team at ING DIRECT. Her experience highlighted the value of personal leadership and the exponential impact it has on them, their team, and the organization. Danielle shifted her education to focus on expanding leadership capacity and have been gaining valuable experiences leading her to open the doors to her own leadership development consulting firm, Kadima Leadership.

RSVP Details:
Free Virtual meeting, but please RSVP so we can complete the attendance list. CEU certificates will not be available. 

Mar
10
Wed
Lighting Tour at the Virginia Aquarium @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented by the Norfolk/Virginia Beach (Tidewater) Virginia Section of the IES Featuring guest speaker:

Sean Bourgeois

Director of Facilities, Life Support and Technology at the Virginia Beach Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
6:00pm-6:30pm Group 1 (10 people max)
6:30pm-7:00pm Group 2 (10 people max)

Aquariums have a diverse set of lighting requirements. One of them is to first attract customers from the roadway and then provide light to help guide attendees through exhibits.  Then, within the tanks, there are certain wavelengths and color temperatures to help marine life adapt to their environment as well as to assist in breeding process control. In the tour, we will see how these lighting environments have adjusted to LED for energy savings while meeting the Aquarium’s needs for it customer, staff and inhabitants.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Front of House lighting
  • Back of House Lighting
  • How lighting affects the inhabitants of certain areas and environments
  • Tour of the facility “Behind the Scenes”

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 design requirements of front of house and back of house in an aquarium facility. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

SPEAKER:
Sean BourgeoisSean is a US Navy veteran and ODU alumni.  In 1991, Sean accepted a position managing the “Sea Giant” at the old Dome site on 19th street. From this he fell in love with the facility and the mission. Sean has held many positions from research technician for stranding program, operations manager, educator, life support and controls systems engineer to his current position: Director of Facilities, Life Support and Technology at the Virginia Beach Aquarium & Marine Science Center. He was instrumental in the conversion from older light sources to LED over the last 8 years as well as collaborating on the design of the new March Pavilion project to open later this year.

RSVP DETAILS:
This is a free in-person meeting, but reservations are required to be allowed into the Aquarium.  Only 10 people will be allowed for one half hour session.  We are trying to make this tour as safe and successful as possible, so please follow the latest COVID regulations in addition to the information below.  Click here for directions.

Virginia Aquarium In-Person Tour Requirements (please read):

  • Wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose
  • Maintain 6 feet between you and other attendees
  • Wear no loose items – may fall into water or equipment
  • No photography
  • Closed toe shoes required, no heels
  • Do not touch water or equipment
  • Some spaces may be loud
  • Some spaces are steps or ladder access only

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. RSVP here!  Deadline to RSVP is Monday, March 8th, at 5pm.  

Apr
21
Wed
Webinar: How Can Lighting Enhance a House of Worship?
Apr 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

IES Section WebinarPresented by the Richmond & Norfolk/Virginia Beach (Tidewater) Virginia Section of the IES

Topics Covered:

  • Lighting Design Basics
  • Lighting Positions and Layout
  • Putting a Church Control System Together
  • Conventions vs LED Fixtures
  • Focus Tricks
  • Lighting for Video

Barry GawinskiSpeaker: Barry Gawinski, Associate Professor, SCA – Liberty University
Barry Gawinski serves as an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts. He has been a professional lighting designer for dance, theater, and opera, working both nationally and abroad. Prior to LU, he was the Systems Division Manager and Lead Integrator for Barbizon in Washington, D.C., having worked on many projects for prominent television studios, theatres, government facilities, and worship facilities. While at LU, he has been the Lighting Designer for many Theatre Arts, Alluvion, and local productions. Gawinski enjoys training students in using their theatre craft in drama ministry and leads mission trips overseas to put theory into practice to share the Gospel.

RSVP DETAILS
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. RSVP is not necessary, but it’s a nice thing to do. Please see the options in the beginning of the email.

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