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Upcoming Events

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IES Seminar: Light & Health
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Join us as Jane Slade discusses the components of the retina that impact both the visual and circadian systems. Topics will include the input, master clock and output systems of the circadian organization. The objective of this seminar is to understand how lighting characteristics affect the visual and circadian systems. Registration Required >

Evening at the Beekman Hotel
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Join us downtown for a night of enchantment, as we explore the newly renovated Beekman Hotel with Brian Orter Lighting Design principal, Charlie Dumais.
Built in 1883, the Beekman Hotel was designed in the Queen Anne, Neo-Greco and Renaissance Revival styles. Its crowning glory is a pyramidal skylight sitting atop a stunning nine-story atrium.  Registration Required >

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Message from the President

August was exciting for both the IES and the IESNYC. The annual IES Conference was held in Portland, Oregon and was attended by over 500 people. Our Section was well represented with Mike Barr, Kacie Stigliano, Shaun Fillion, Pete Jacobson and myself representing the Board. Megan Carroll was one of the conference hosts, and next year she will be the chair of the event, which will be held in Boston.

Steve Squares of NASA was the keynote speaker and told of the development and landing of the Mars Rover, which he headed. It was a great presentation and a fantastic topic. Hank Forrest of Fisher Marantz Stone, an Illumination Award winner (and past Kelly Grant recipient), presented his project — the Oculus Concourse of the WTC Transportation Hub — which was also excellent. I hope we can get him to do the same presentation for our Section.

Our two 2017 Section Thesis Prize winners, Valeria Terentyeva and Valerie Chengyi Qin, both spoke at the conference. Valeria ran a seminar, and Valerie spoke at the poster presentation.

Kelly Grant recipients were in full force at the conference, including 2016 grant recipient Amir Nezamdoost, as well as Jane Slade (2015), Maja Petric (2010), Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg (2008), and Hank Forrest (1992), a great representation. Other presenters from the NYC Section were Glenn Shrum, Craig Bernecker and Natalia Lesniak. If you are interested in the topics, the conference brochure spells it all out. Visit to download the brochure.

So welcome to our fall events — the calendar is out. Plan to join us for some great programs. Click here to download a copy of the calendar

Caleb Mckenzie
2017-2018 IESNYC Section President


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Volunteering with the IESNYC can be a great way to network and attend IESNYC section events. It also provides an easy way to make a meaningful, rewarding contribution to your community and professional field. If you would like to be added to the list of IESNYC volunteers, fill out the online form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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Other Events

BE-Ex -The Value of View - Windows, Health & Productivity
September 14, 2017. Join BE-Ex for a presentation by Lisa Heschong, former Principal of Heschong Mahone Group, on the benefits and barriers to designing buildings with better access to views. Read More >

BE-EX - Campus and Community Energy Master Planning
September 26, 2017. Join BE-EX for a presentation on lessons learned from Sheridan College's Integrated Energy Master Plan, and other campuses and districts. Discussion will include best practices for adaptability to NYC’s energy goals. Read More >



2017 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference
September 10-13, 2017  |  JW Marriott Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas
Registration is Open for the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. The IES will provide an open forum for end-users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, bench marks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s.  Read More >



17th annual IALD Enlighten Americas Conference
October 12-14, 2017  |  Denver, CO
Register now for the 17th annual IALD Enlighten Americas conference in downtown Denver at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains for three days of light, inspiration and connectivity.
Visit for details >
Take advantage of early bird savings. Registration rates increase at 11:59pm CST on July 16, 2017.



Open House New York Weekend
October 14–15, 2017
For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. More >

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