Events

The San Diego 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
28
Thu
[POSTPONED TBA] IES LIGHTEN UP – Design Challenge @ TBA
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[POSTPONED TBA] IES LIGHTEN UP - Design Challenge @ TBA

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

The IES LIGHTEN UP! brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from combining technology with everyday objects. LIGHTEN UP! is an exciting and rewarding experience – so take a breather from work, ‘lighten up’ and join the fun!

Jun
2
Tue
2020 Fundamentals of Lighting Course @ ONLINE COURSE
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Fundamentals of Lighting (FOL) consists of 10 modules. Each module includes textual material, student handout pages for note-taking, quizzes, and additional references.

Dates/Education Topic:

  • Module 1 – Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Color, Light and Health)
  • Module 2 – Electric light sources and Auxiliary Devices
  • Module 3 – Daylighting/Module 4 – Luminaires/Module 5 – Controls
  • Module 6 – lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations and rendering
  • Module 7 – Codes and Standards, Economics
  • Module 8 – Lighting Design Process and Techniques, Sustainability and Commissioning
  • Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
  • Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors

Dates: Every Tuesday from May 19th – June 16th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: online course
Cost: Include pricing as follows: Early bird Registration until 5/5- $250, $300 thereafter. Pricing includes PDF course materials.

Jun
9
Tue
2020 Fundamentals of Lighting Course @ ONLINE COURSE
Jun 9 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Fundamentals of Lighting (FOL) consists of 10 modules. Each module includes textual material, student handout pages for note-taking, quizzes, and additional references.

Dates/Education Topic:

  • Module 1 – Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Color, Light and Health)
  • Module 2 – Electric light sources and Auxiliary Devices
  • Module 3 – Daylighting/Module 4 – Luminaires/Module 5 – Controls
  • Module 6 – lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations and rendering
  • Module 7 – Codes and Standards, Economics
  • Module 8 – Lighting Design Process and Techniques, Sustainability and Commissioning
  • Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
  • Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors

Dates: Every Tuesday from May 19th – June 16th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: online course
Cost: Include pricing as follows: Early bird Registration until 5/5- $250, $300 thereafter. Pricing includes PDF course materials.

Jun
16
Tue
2020 Fundamentals of Lighting Course @ ONLINE COURSE
Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Fundamentals of Lighting (FOL) consists of 10 modules. Each module includes textual material, student handout pages for note-taking, quizzes, and additional references.

Dates/Education Topic:

  • Module 1 – Overview (History, Professional Practice, Physics, Vision, Color, Light and Health)
  • Module 2 – Electric light sources and Auxiliary Devices
  • Module 3 – Daylighting/Module 4 – Luminaires/Module 5 – Controls
  • Module 6 – lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations and rendering
  • Module 7 – Codes and Standards, Economics
  • Module 8 – Lighting Design Process and Techniques, Sustainability and Commissioning
  • Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
  • Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors

Dates: Every Tuesday from May 19th – June 16th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: online course
Cost: Include pricing as follows: Early bird Registration until 5/5- $250, $300 thereafter. Pricing includes PDF course materials.

Jun
19
Fri
[POSTPONED TBD] IES Casino Night @ TBA
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[POSTPONED TBD] IES Casino Night @ TBA

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

We are proud to announce the return of our highly popular Casino Night.

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 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.