Message from the President

March 2021

The hard work of our committees carries on no matter the season. Our Scholarship Committee announced that applications are being accepted for our 2021 IESNYC Merit Scholarship. This will be the fifth year for this awards program, and we are proud of our past recipients.

Our Student Lighting Competition announced the theme for this year’s event. “Practically Speaking” will challenge students to create a lighting installation that engages with the idea of using light in environmental storytelling. The competition has been held every year since 2000, and it has been one of our Section’s shining stars. The SLC Committee has been working overtime to make sure we don’t miss a beat by holding a virtual event. I can’t wait to see this year’s display of creativity and innovation. The Committee is targeting for the competition to be held in April, so please check our website for more details as this is an event not to be missed.

Our Programs Committee will be presenting “Wellness Lighting Calculations and More!” on March 24th. Registration is now open, so you can sign up today.

Since I last wrote to you, we have lost James (Jim) Kaloudis, who was a good friend and a passionate, supportive member of our Section. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends.

And finally, Colin Conroy, the Chair of the Sponsorship Committee, and I want to thank our 2022 Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Studio Sponsors. All of our sponsors are listed on every page of our website and if you’d like to learn more about them, you can click on their logos.

Please continue to take good care of yourself and each other.

Best Regards,
Mike Barr, MIES
President, New York City Section of the IES