Events

The Boston Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers.

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

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

Why Attend the AC?

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 as well as time to relax, enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.

Theme

The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

Jan
14
Tue
SolBe Learning Center – Project Tour @ SolBe Learning Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the IES Boston and Rhode Island Section for a tour of the SolBe Learning Center, an early childhood development and daycare center located in Chestnut Hill. The project, designed by Supernormal and lighting design by Lam Partners, has received numerous awards including a BSA award for Small Firms Design, and an IES Award of Merit in 2019. Dan Weissman and Maggie Golden of Lam Partners will lead the tour and share lighting concepts used in this innovative educational space.

Tickets
$5 IES Member Ticket
$10 Non-Member Ticket

Dan Weissman designs luminous environments as a Senior Associate and Director of Lam Labs at Lam Partners. A Registered Architect and award-winning Lighting Designer, Dan leads the firm’s endeavors in digital technologies, daylighting design, and academic engagement. In addition to professional practice, he teaches lighting and daylighting courses at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has published articles and peer-reviewed daylighting research. In 2018 Dan was listed as one of 40 under 40 international Lighting Designers by Lighting Magazine.

Maggie designs and manages lighting and daylighting projects at Lam Partners, with 4 years of experience at the firm. With a background in architectural engineering and extensive expertise in digital simulation technologies, Maggie contributes new and creative ideas on the use of light, across many projects. She has also taught lighting design at the Boston Architectural College, and holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Penn State.

May
28
Thu
[CANCELED] IES Boston Illumination Awards Gala @ Renaissance Waterfront
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Due to Coronavirus concerns, this event has been canceled. Our Section leadership is currently evaluating the program schedule for the remainder of the Summer.

Jun
4
Thu
Virtual Trivia Game Night
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Virtual Trivia Game Night

 

Join the IALD, DLF, + IES for a virtual game night!

In a time when we can’t be together in person, we want to connect all of our members with an evening of games and laughter. Participants will have the option to play a series of trivia games with the chance to win fun prizes. Those that wish to just spectate can join the meetup without playing and laugh along with the hilarity of the games.

Meeting invite and further information will be provided via email after registration.

Jun
10
Wed
Virtual Meeting: K-12 Educational Design: Light and Health Applications – How Can We Apply Light to Promote Health and Well-Being?
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 
Virtual MeetingIt is now well accepted that light can have a profound effect on health and well-being via its impact on the human circadian system. Light is the major synchronizer of circadian rhythms to the local position on Earth. Exposure to little light during the day or too much light at night can disrupt the circadian system and circadian disruption has been linked to a series of maladies. With the advent of solid-state lighting, the possibilities seem endless. But, what is healthy lighting? How can one effectively and comfortably implement it? Do we need to use “blue-enriched” light to achieve our goals? This workshop will answer these questions by providing tips on how to develop lighting solutions that are effective for health and well-being, while still delivering good lighting for visibility and comfort.

This meeting is being jointly hosted by the BSA K-12 Educational Design Community and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

Please RSVP to receive join information for this Zoom webinar. This information will be included in your confirmation email.

FigueiroPRESENTER: Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D.,
Mariana is Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has also served as Light and Health Program Director at the LRC since 1999. Dr. Figueiro is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. In 2013 she was elected Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society. She is the author of more than 80 scientific articles in her field of research, which is regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Dr. Figueiro has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.