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Wednesday, August 7
 

6:00pm

 
Thursday, August 8
 

8:00am

9:00am

Leadership Forum
Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
TBA

9:00am

EP & Student Workshops
Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception
Thursday August 8, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

8:00pm

Dessert Reception
Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, August 9
 

7:30am

IES Welcome & State of the IES
IES Welcome & State of the IES

Friday August 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
TBA

8:30am

Neil Harbisson - Keynote Presentation
Friday August 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
TBA

9:45am

Bridging the Gap: An Interactive Discussion with Emerging Professionals
Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams, LC is a lighting designer and project leader for Illuminart, a Division of Peter Basso Associates, based in Metro Detroit. She is in her fourth year as an Emerging Professional, and serves as EP Chair for the IES Detroit Section. Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Fine... Read More →
avatar for Julia Rapport

Julia Rapport

Julia Rapport, RID, LEED ID+C is a lighting designer for Essential Light Design Studio, an architectural lighting design and consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. This is her second year as an IES Emerging Professional.Julia has a bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University... Read More →
avatar for Eby Mathew

Eby Mathew

Eby Vincent Mathew is a Lighting Designer at Syska Hennessy Group, based in New York City.  He is in his second year as an Emerging Professional, and was the IES Young Professional Scholarship awardee at the IES Annual Conference 2018 in Boston. Eby has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Mulligan-Ankony

Caitlin Mulligan-Ankony

Caitlin Mulligan-Ankony, LC is a lighting representative for SCI Lighting Solutions in Los Angeles, California. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Caitlin worked as a regional sales manager for Kirlin Lighting in Detroit, Michigan.She is in her fifth year as an Emerging Professional... Read More →
avatar for Chris Bright

Chris Bright

Chris Bright is a lighting designer and project manager for Lighting Design Alliance based in Long Beach, California. He is in his fourth year as an Emerging Professional and is an active member in his local IES EP chapter. Chris has a Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering... Read More →
avatar for Brienne Willcock

Brienne Willcock

Brienne Willcock is Education Coordinator for the IES, and is based in Metro Detroit. She is past-president of the IES Detroit Section, past IES Annual Conference Chair, and named an Honorary Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects. Brienne has a Bachelor of Science in Art... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
TBA

9:45am

9:45am

To Light, or Not to Light: Developing Lighting Concepts
Speakers
avatar for Deborah Gottesman

Deborah Gottesman

Deborah Gottesman’s experience includes consulting engineering, energy management, manufacturing, teaching, training, and design. She founded Gottesman Associates in 1999 with the intent to provide lighting intelligence and advanced design solutions, tailor made to each project... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
TBA

11:00am

An IES Recommendation for Specifying Light Source Color Rendition
Speakers
avatar for Tony Esposito

Tony Esposito

Tony graduated from Penn State University in 2016 with a PhD in Architectural Engineering and a minor in statistics. His dissertation explored human responses to various light spectra with strategically varied average fidelity, average gamut, and gamut shape. His research offers an... Read More →
avatar for Michael Royer

Michael Royer

Michael Royer is a senior lighting engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he works on the U.S. Department of Energy's solid-state lighting program. He focuses on technology development issues, helping to improve product performance through research, testing... Read More →
avatar for Jason Livingston

Jason Livingston

Jason Livingston is the principal of Studio T+L, a New York based firm specializing in architectural lighting design and theatre planning and design.  His current projects include lighting design of interactive multi-media experiences, corporate offices, and houses of worship, as... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:00am

Starving for Darkness - How Lighting Pollution Impacts Wildlife
Speakers
avatar for Jane Slade

Jane Slade

Jane Slade, MID, LC, IES is the Specification Sales Manager for Speclines in Massachusetts, a lighting manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in outdoor lighting for municipalities, universities, corporations, commercial developments, and transportation agencies through... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

11:00am

The Myth and Reality of Starting Your Own Firm
Speakers
avatar for Andrea Hartranft

Andrea Hartranft

Andrea Hartranft, IALD, of Hartranft Lighting Design, offers expertise gained from more than 1,000 commercial, institutional and industrial projects, including high-end public spaces, energy-efficient workplaces, and cost-driven renovations.Her projects have received international... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Moran

Maureen Moran

Maureen Moran, IES, IALD, LC, has over thirty-five years of experience as an architectural lighting designer. Since 1996, as the principal of MCLA, Maureen has led an exceptional team to create award-winning designs for a wide variety of project types. Projects include historic landmarks... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:15pm

2:15pm

Is It Time to Change How We Talk About Light?
Speakers
avatar for Emre Güneş

Emre Güneş

Emre Güneş (Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emregunes/)Lighting Design Advocate. Formerly an industrial engineer, he lives and breathes lighting design.By a series of coincidences, he started publishing the only architectural lighting design magazine in Turkey back in 2005... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

Let's Talk DMX, Baby! Let's Talk About RGB!: Introduction to DMX Controls for Commercial and Residential Applications
Speakers
avatar for Caye Piper

Caye Piper

Caye Piper is the Technical Sales Engineer and Project Manager at Elemental LED.  She holds a degree in Electrical Science from Laney College as well as an LC certification. She is the current President of the Reno IES Section and has held several training sessions in Reno, NV on... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

Speed Art Museum: Perspective from the Inside/Out
Speakers
avatar for Richard Shaver

Richard Shaver

After studying lighting in the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State University, Rick established a lighting design practice in 1977 that continues uninterrupted to this day. For the past four decades he has additionally been the head of Research and Development at Edison... Read More →
avatar for Scott Erbes

Scott Erbes

A graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, Scott began his career in 1990 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.He joined the Speed Art museum in 1999 as the museum’s first curator of decorative arts and design for a collection that ranges from... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:30pm

IES Progress Report
Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
TBA

6:30pm

Tabletop & Poster Presentation Reception
Friday August 9, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Churchill Downs

8:00pm

Sponsored Off-site Activity
Friday August 9, 2019 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Churchill Downs
 
Saturday, August 10
 

9:00am

Field Experience with IoT-enabled Lighting (Panel)
Speakers
MM

Michael Myer

Michael Myer has worked for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for more than 10 years. Michael primarily supports the Department of Energy in his work. Both regulatory and voluntary market transformation work is included in Michael’s portfolio. Within the regulatory field, Michael... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

KEVIN M. POWELL is the Director of Emerging Technologies for the General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service (PBS), and program director for the GSA Proving Ground (GPG).  Mr. Powell focuses on identifying innovative technologies, practices and process that optimize... Read More →
avatar for Katy Boat

Katy Boat

Katy Boat is an Electrical Engineer and Lighting Designer in the Chicago office of SmithGroup, an architecture, engineering, planning and design firm. She has experience on new construction, renovation, and tenant improvement projects, focusing her attention in the healthcare, higher... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

9:00am

LEDs, Glare, Metrics: We're Getting Closer
Speakers
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Naomi Miller

Naomi Miller straddles the line between design and engineering at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. By bridging the gap between technology and application, she promotes the wise use of LEDs, working with industry to overcome hurdles and celebrate the opportunities.She... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

9:00am

The Power of Routine
Speakers
avatar for Connie Samla

Connie Samla

Connie Samla is SMUD’s Lighting Specialist with over twenty-five years of experience in lighting design. She teaches and coordinates educational workshops and works on R&D projects for new technologies including circadian lighting.  Connie has taught lighting design at California... Read More →
avatar for Dave Bisbee

Dave Bisbee

Dave Bisbee is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with nearly thirty years of experience in the energy industry working with commercial, residential, and public-sector customers.Dave has served as a Project Manager for SMUD’s Customer Advanced Technologies (CAT) program for the past... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:15am

Deep Data in Enterprise Portfolios
Speakers
MS

Michael Skurla

Mike has spent 22+ years in the building automation and analytics with a long background in product development. He has a strong specialty in electrical power distribution pertaining to lighting, HVAC, EMS, and larger building automation. A particular area of focus through his career... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

New Developments in Phosphor Converted Color LEDs: Application Advantages and Challenges
Speakers
avatar for Paul Pickard

Paul Pickard

Paul Pickard is a 21-year veteran of the lighting industry, having held technical leadership positions at Acuity Brands, LED Lighting Fixtures, Cree, and is currently CTO at Ecosense Lighting.  He has provided technical leadership for a number of industry-first products, including... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

Using Light to Stay Healthy in an Urban Environment
Speakers
avatar for Denise Fong

Denise Fong

Denise Fong has more than 30 years of experience in specialized lighting design. Recognized by her professional peers with numerous design achievement awards, she is highly skilled in developing high quality, energy efficient lighting systems for a wide variety of project types. A... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

11:30am

Luncheon
Saturday August 10, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
TBA

1:45pm

Isolation & Darkness: Surviving Winters in Antarctica
Speakers
avatar for Martin Valentine

Martin Valentine

Martin Valentine was appointed Global Design Director at Ligman Lighting in 2018 and has worked in the field of specialist lighting design for over 25-years. A Masters graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture he has worked within the client, independent design practice, multidisciplinary... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
TBA

1:45pm

The Future Is Here: How VR (Virtual Reality) Can Help Lighting Designers Make Better Lighting Decisions
Speakers
avatar for Shahrzad Abtahi

Shahrzad Abtahi

Shahrzad is the director of lighting design at Lightcraft.  She holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Design and Master of Arts in Interior Architecture.Shahrzad teaches lighting and design courses at Suffolk University and Boston architectural college and is a Board Member... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
TBA

1:45pm

The Missing Piece to Your Next Wellness Design
Speakers
avatar for Brad Pease

Brad Pease

Brad Pease is vice president at Paladino and Company, an internationally recognized green building consulting firm. Brad leverages the diverse expertise and perspectives of his team members to deliver sustainability concepts and technical design strategies to clients. Through rigorous... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
TBA

3:00pm

3D Printing: Can It Work for Lighting?
Speakers
avatar for Nadarajah Narendran

Nadarajah Narendran

Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D. is the Director of Research at the Lighting Research Center and a professor in the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Dr. Narendran is well known throughout the lighting industry for his pioneering research in the... Read More →
avatar for Indika Perera

Indika Perera

Dr. Indika Perera is a research scientist with the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests include thermodynamics, heat transfer, material characterization, and additive manufacturing of solid-state lighting components and systems.Dr. Perera’s... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Designing Visually Accessible Spaces (DEVA): A Tool to Predict Visibility During the Design Phase
Speakers
avatar for Robert Shakespeare

Robert Shakespeare

Rob Shakespeare is principal consultant at Shakespeare Lighting Design LLC. As Professor of Lighting Design and a researcher, he served at Indiana University for 29 years. He co-authored Rendering With Radiance: The Art and Science of Lighting Visualization with Greg Ward. Currently... Read More →
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William Thompson

Thompson is Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing, University of Utah. His primary research interest is in the area of computational vision, with an emphasis on problems involving the determination of spatial organization. He is first author of Visual Perception from... Read More →
avatar for Gordon Legge

Gordon Legge

Legge is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota and  the DEVA project  PI.  In 2015 he was awarded the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education in recognition of outstanding contributions to vision research... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Light & Emotion - Beyond the Light Meter
Speakers
avatar for Robert White

Robert White

Robert White, IALD, LC, IESFrom his early days as an Industrial Design graduate at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies to the present as design principal at Illuminart, Robert has been creating innovative lighting design solutions for over 30 years. His extraordinary range of... Read More →


Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:15pm

Closing General Session
Saturday August 10, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

Closing Network Reception
Saturday August 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Emerging Professionals Event
Saturday August 10, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
TBA