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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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

Jul
19
Fri
Emerging Professionals Summer Social @ Blue Moon Taphouse at Waterside
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Hampton Roads chapters of

AIA | ASHRAE | IEEE | IIDA | IES
For an Emerging Professionals Summer Social

REGISTRATION FOR DRINK TICKETS IS CLOSED.
THANK YOU!

WHAT
Stop by for a drink and a bite with your fellow design professionals of Hampton Roads! The event will run from 6-9 pm so drop by as your schedule allows.

DETAILS
Attendees will be provided with 2 drink tickets and appetizers. We will be meeting in the River Room (closest room to the water) in Blue Moon Taphouse at Waterside.

For any students who may attend, you must be 21 and older to consume alcohol.

WHO
This social is intended for industry professionals, facility managers, consultants, architects, interior designers, sales representatives, students, distributors, engineers, and lighting designers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of who makes up the Hampton Roads design community. Please share this invite with your friends, coworkers, and clients.

RSVP DETAILS
Walk-ins are always welcome. RSVP for drink tickets no later than Tuesday, July 16th.

Parking is available for a small fee in the Waterside Garage located across the street from Blue Moon or the MacArthur Garage if you do not mind a brief walk.

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

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
Solving LED Dimming Issues in Retrofit Projects @ Kimley-Horn
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Webinar Presented by IES Norfolk/Virginia Beach Section

Featuring:

NATHAN THURMAN
Senior Technical Trainer for the Building Control Systems Division at Legrand

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

 
WHAT
LEDs are the go-to light source for the replacement of existing lamps and luminaires providing a significant reduction in energy and an extended lifespan. LEDs can fit any form factor, and are extremely malleable compared to what we’ve been using in the past. However, dimming LEDs require careful coordination of lamps, drivers and controls to ensure proper performance. The session walks through dimming expectations for LEDs vs. incandescent such as dimming floor, color temperature, and linearity; the most common problems with LED dimming such as power line noise and how to address them.

SPEAKER DETAILS
Nathan Thurman is Senior Technical Trainer for the Building Control Systems (BCS) division at Legrand. Nathan has been working in the automation industry for more than 15 years. He is an experienced field engineer with a demonstrated history of design, programming, and commissioning of large scale commercial and residential electrical automation systems. At Legrand, he is responsible for developing training content as well as conducting and delivering training sessions throughout various customer channels for Legrand brands. Prior to his role as Senior Technical Trainer, he was a field engineer supporting Legrand brands and product lines Vantage Controls, QMotion, and Wattstopper.

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 to mitigate dimming issues on LED retrofit projects. 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 Friday, September 20, 2019.

Catered food from Azar’s Mediterranean will be provided.

IES CEUs and AIA LUs will be available!

DIRECTIONS
Interstate 264 to Independence Blvd. North exit. Continue on Independence Blvd. and turn right at the second light, Columbus St. Then make a left at the second light, Town Center Drive. The entrance to the 4525 garage 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!

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 Conference2020 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.

There will be no virtual tabletop sessions this year. We will resume tabletops when we return to an in-person annual conference.

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.

Sep
17
Thu
September Kickoff Virtual Happy Hour
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This IES Season’s Kickoff meeting will be a Virtual Happy Hour meeting to introduce this year’s Tidewater IES Board of Managers as well as a presentation by our IES District 3 Chair, Becky Stuart Conner. She will be speaking about the IES and what is going on at the regional and national levels.

We will also look for feedback on educational topics everyone might be interested in this season. Please come with some ideas!

Becky Stuart Conner has been involved in the lighting industry for 20 years. Becky is currently an electrical designer for WSP in Richmond, VA, but over the years she has held many positions including lighting sales rep and project manager for a lighting distributor. She has been involved in the design of a variety of different projects including medical, retail, educational, hospitality and recreational facilities. Becky completed two years of architecture school at Virginia Tech, gaining a special appreciation for the design process and aesthetics, while her experience and education in the field of engineering keeps her in tune with practical and efficient design solutions. Becky’s affiliation with the Illuminating Engineering Society has been a constant since she started in the industry – she was elected Secretary of her local Section in 2004 and served in that position for 2 years, then took on the role of President and remained in that position for 10 years before being approached to serve as District 3 Vice Chair. Upon resignation of the District 3 Chair in 2016, Becky stepped into that role and has been serving in that position ever since. She will be wrapping up her second term in 2021.

Oct
14
Wed
Webinar: Automating GUV Lighting Solutions
Oct 14 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Automating GUV Lighting Solutions

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

Featuring guest speaker:

Phillip Ruane

Specification Sales Manager for Lighting Environments
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
11:45-12:00pm Login
12:00pm – 1:00pm Presentation

RSVP here!
WHAT
Quality lighting design has long been integral to an occupant’s health and well-being in a built environment, but lighting solutions incorporating disinfection by GUV might be integral to the next generation of sanitizing and disinfecting spaces.  UV-C is invisible light between 280-100 nanometers that is germicidal, killing/inactivating 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other pathogens.  The technology, currently ubiquitous in healthcare applications to cut down healthcare associated infections, will become a critical tool for more applications in our fight against emerging dangerous pathogens.  However, exposing UV-C light to occupants could be harmful to their health, so the technology must be used in a smart way.  This presentation discusses UV-C disinfecting light and similar products, the economic value of such solutions, some safety considerations for the product.  Finally, we will propose a set of best practices to automate disinfection during off hours, so employees, patrons, and other occupants have pieces of mind that they are in a disinfected environment.

Presentation is AIA Accredited for CEUs
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define Germicidal Ultraviolet radiation and get acquainted with the science
  • Demonstrate the commercial necessity and viability of UV-disinfecting solutions in the future built environment
  • Discover the technologies that harness UV radiation to disinfect areas and their benefits and potential risks.
  • Discuss next-generation automation strategies to ensure safe operation of these powerful technologies.

SPEAKER DETAILS
Phillip Ruane joined the lighting industry seven years ago during the early adoption phase of LED lighting.  He’s worked with top specifiers and lighting designers from the Washington DC region and currently runs specification sales in the commonwealth of Virginia.  He publishes a monthly podcast called “Elevated Environments” where he highlights the intersection of architecture and technology.  He lives in Richmond with his wife and two daughters.

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 GUV  lighting can be incorporated safely into buildings. 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, October 14, 2020. RSVP here!  Deadline to RSVP is the event time.

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.