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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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.

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.

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.