Events Calendar

The Raleigh 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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Webinar: LP-16: Documenting Control Intent Narratives and Sequence of Operations
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for an overview of the concepts in ANSI/IES LP-16: Documenting Control Intent Narratives and Sequences of Operations. Intended for a variety of users in the lighting community, LP-16 is a reference manual of best practices on how design intent is included in the project documentation and communicated to the construction and commissioning teams. Learn directly from the Co-Chair of the committee about LP-16, ask questions during our live Q&A, and receive a 10% discount with registration to purchase the standard from our Webstore.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).


Lyn GomesLyn Gomes, DPR Construction
Lyn is an MEP Coordinator for DPR Construction. She uses her 20+ years of experience to start up and build quality into integrated systems for HVAC, electrical/lighting, control systems, fire protection, backup power, and technology. In her spare time (lol), she’s the chair for the update to DG-16 (the standard for lighting/controls commissioning), on the board of the Building Commissioning Association as well as co-chair of the annual conference, co-chair for the new standard on control sequences for lighting control systems (LP-16), teaches classes on lighting controls, and supports Techbridge, an afterschool STEM program.

Shoshanna A. SegalShoshanna A. Segal, Luminous Flux
Shoshanna is the senior designer at Hartranft Lighting Design. Ms. Segal is among the first lighting professionals in the world to receive the international certification, CLD having demonstrated mastery in seven domains of lighting design as established by the CLD Global organization and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Shoshanna has served on the lighting design faculties of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York School of Interior Design. She was a significant contributor to ANSI/IES LP-16, the standard for lighting control system sequences of operation. She is a frequent speaker on architectural lighting design and control and sits on multiple technical committees for the IES. Ms. Segal is a professional member of the I.A.L.D. and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Lumen & Lunch Social @ Namu
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

IES Host contact: Mai Zakerin – 919.357.7911 or [email protected]>

Section monthly informal in-person networking social.
All IES members, guests & those interested in becoming new IES members are invited to join.

Webinar: Tear Down This Wall: The Renaissance Pioneer or the Specialist?
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Tear Down This Wall: The Renaissance Pioneer or the Specialist?

Industry leaders, in a variety of lighting design specialties, discuss ways in which the training of young professionals can be pioneered for the field’s inevitable changes. Can existing programs create a larger, more qualified pool of young professionals via a “renaissance-like” approach to the lighting industry? Panelists will respond to audience engagement.

Webinar participants are eligible for one and a half (1.5) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Stan Kaye MODERATOR: Stan Kaye, SK Design and Consulting LLC Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKD. Throughout his 35 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director of the graduate design program at the University of Florida from 1999-2003 and 2011-present. He held membership in United Scenic Artists local 829, the Illuminating Engineers Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Combining an interest in photography, the human visual system, entertainment design, and museum artifact illumination, he has developed a deep knowledge and expertise in lighting design and technology for performance facilities of all types as well as architecture and museums.

Scott Rosenfeld PANELIST: Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer at Smithsonian Institution Scott Rosenfeld designs lighting for museums. Originally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, since 1997 Scott has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. The advent of LED lighting has led Scott to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light sensitive materials. Scott frequently lectures about how lighting can allow visitors to better see and appreciate artwork at conferences including: DOE, AIA, IALD, IES, PACCIN and LFI. Scott is chair of the IES’s Museum and Art Gallery Committee.

Kathy Perkins PANELIST: Kathy Perkins Kathy has designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres such as American Conservatory Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, St. Louis Black Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Baltimore Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New Federal Theatre, Mark Taper, Yale Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light, and Playmakers Repertory. Kathy is the recipient of numerous research and design awards, including Ford Foundation, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, an NAACP Image Award and Henry Hewes Design Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She received her BFA from Howard University and M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Kathy is faculty Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dennis Size PANELIST: Dennis Size, The Lighting Design Group In his 40+ year career Dennis has designed the lighting for shows on every major television Broadcast and cable Network. His international design repertoire includes theatre, dance, live events, soap operas, talk shows, news magazines, government projects, corporate facilities, concerts, sporting events, political conventions, Presidential debates, award shows, and the latest ‘craze’ – home studios and podcasts. He’s written for trade journals and taught at several Universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, and the University of Scranton. He has been nominated for the EMMY Award 12 times, and has won five. Dennis is an Executive Vice-President of the LIGHTING DESIGN GROUP—an international Broadcast lighting design company headquartered in New York City.

Chip Israel PANELIST: Chip Israel, Lighting Design Alliance Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 38 years. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As Co-CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts. His list of credentials includes being elected as a Fellow in both the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 300 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.

Naomi Miller PANELIST: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 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 recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors, and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD. Her current research interests are flicker, glare, and light and health. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD.

Jeff Ravitz PANELIST: Jeff Ravitz, Intensity Advisors, LLC Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy®-winning lighting designer, lecturer, and writer specializing in live entertainment being captured for multi-camera television. He is the co-author of the book, Lighting For Televised Live Events. Jeff has designed TV specials, from awards shows, concerts and stand-up comedy to debates, interviews and entertainment scenes in films. He is the broadcast lighting advisor to the Coachella festival. His concert credits include world tours for Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mellencamp, Styx and Ringo Starr. Jeff was named a Parnelli Lighting Designer of the Year. His design firm, Intensity Advisors, is based in Los Angeles.

Anne Militello PANELIST: Anne Militello, Vortex Lighting Anne Militello is an internationally recognized lighting designer and fine artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Noted theater work includes original productions directed by Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, and David Lynch; the Broadway production of ‘Cuba and His Teddy Bear;’ and Christopher Alden’s opera production of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ She has designed touring concert productions for Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, KD Lang, Lou Reed, The Decemberists, Neil Young and Pearl Jam. Numerous architectural projects include the façade of the New 42nd Street Studios and original integrated light art and media installations that continue to grace buildings in NYC. She designed Disneyland attractions with Walt Disney Imagineering and worked with Universal Studios on ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.’ Anne is the Principal and Founder of Vortex Lighting.

Webinar: Duke Energy Rebate Program
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, November 11th at noon for a LIVE webinar presentation by Gray Lundy, Duke Energy Rebate Program Specialist & Outreach Professional Account Manager.

About the Speaker:

Gray Lundy, is currently an account Representative for the Duke Energy Smart Saver Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. He works with Trade Ally Partners (engineers, architects, contractors, electrical distribution and manufacturer’s reps) to maximize lighting, HVAC/Chiller/Refrigeration/IT/Food Service/Process Control upgrade rebates for energy conservation measures for existing Duke Energy CIG client buildings and new construction projects to see if our pre-determined, Prescriptive rebate program isn’t applicable for your energy-efficiency project, then he can assist you with Duke’s custom incentives program. If fact-based, electrical energy savings are quantifiable, he can find monies to assist in your project coming to fruition. Territory is Wake/Durham & Orange counties in NC . Green (energy efficiency & money) is good!

Gary is an alumni at Western Carolina University.

  • Location: Virtual Meeting, Live on Zoom
  • Program information – see flyer below
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IES Raleigh Section December Holiday Luncheon @ Frontier RTP - Building 800
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

IES Raleigh Holiday Luncheon

The IES Raleigh Section Board of Managers invite you to a luncheon of networking and holiday cheer!

Please join us to celebrate the holidays! Enjoy a holiday meal, live music, mocktail (non-alcoholic) theme drink, and door prize. We will be hosting a toy drive, so please bring a new, unwrapped toy along to donate.

Social and luncheon begin at noon.

The cost of lunch is $10 per person (includes gratuity), RSVP here by November 25th.


The lunch menu will include a Boursin Cranberry Stuffed Chicken, Spinach Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Green Bean Casserole or Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Pasta, Mixed green salad + Balsamic Vinaigrette and Focaccia.

*Dietarty restrictions? Please email [email protected] after purchasing your ticket*

Non-alcoholic drinks are included with lunch.

Join us for the Illumination Awards presentation! Illumination Awards program is meant to honor exceptional projects in the field of architectural lighting, designed by North Carolina individuals and firms, and recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry.


Toys will be donated to the local U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Webinar: Horticulture Lighting – A Growing Opportunity
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, January 10th for a LIVE webinar presentation on Horticultural Lighting. Our speakers bring a great depth of knowledge on this subject. Morgan Pattison, President and Lighting Scientist, Solid State Lighting Services Inc. and Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and Frank Sharp, Principal Technical Leader – Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

*Picture courtesy of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Learning Objectives:

  • What is horticulture lighting and what is the opportunity
  • What metrics are important in horticulture lighting
  • What is typical performance levels of horticulture lighting installations

This webinar will earn one IES CEU provided you have registered and attend the entire training.

A zoom link will be sent out two days before the event. Register today to reserve your seat!

About the Speakers:

Morgan PattisonMorgan Pattison has a PhD in Materials Science from U.C. Santa Barbara with thesis research on GaN based micro-cavity LEDs advised by Professor Shuji Nakamura. Upon graduation in 2006 Morgan went to work for the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory to manage R&D on energy saving lighting for the DOE SSL R&D Program. After 2 years with the DOE, Morgan started an LED and lighting focused technology consulting business, SSLS. He has continued to consult to the DOE for over 14 years, acting as Senior Technical Advisor for the last 8 years. Within the topic of horticultural lighting, Morgan has written analyses and peer-reviewed journal articles on energy and horticultural efficacy implications with LED lighting technology. He was a member of the IES Horticultural Lighting Committee, co-authoring RP-45, “Recommended Practice: Horticultural Lighting”. He has also developed advanced horticultural lighting products and managed large-scale R&D on cannabis responses to different light spectra at different growth phases. Currently, Dr. Pattison is working with clients developing lighting technology and light recipes for automated greenhouse growth of lettuce and greenhouse growth of hops.

Frank SharpFrank Sharp is a Principal Technical Leader at EPRI’s Knoxville facility and brings over 25 years of real-world experience resolving unique technical issues to his work. Currently, Mr. Sharp manages or co-manages all lighting research and indoor agriculture, as well as portions of data center research and end use device research, at EPRI. As a part of EPRI’s work, Frank, and EPRI’s lighting, data center, indoor agriculture, and appliance research teams, conduct research on the real-world operation and performance of a wide range of electric lighting, daylighting, lighting control, indoor agriculture, data center, and end use appliance technologies. These efforts result in educating and informing a variety of parties on the performance and impact of these technologies and systems.

Lumen & Lunch Young Professionals Networking @ Namu - Beer Hall (inside)
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the Raleigh IES Section Emerging Professionals group for a Networking lunch to celebrate the new year! Bring a business card and get ready to meet other emerging professionals from around the triangle at our Members and Friends Lunch.

This lunch will also be a planning session for upcoming Emerging Professionals socials. Bring your ideas for what you would like to get from this new group, networking, mentorship opportunities, career advice, friendship? We want to hear from you! Emerging professionals and all members are invited to this kick off planning lunch.

Hear from current professionals on topics like: How to Find a Mentor, and Why would You Need One? What is the LC, and why do I need it? So you’re going to LightFair/ LEDucation/ other industry trade show, Now What?! 3 Times I Failed and What I Learned from It. And more!

Please RSVP by 1/19.2023, (“Tracy Van Auken ([email protected]) so we have an idea of how many appetizers to order. We look forward to seeing everyone at Namu – Beer Hall (inside) at 5420 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707).

Webinar: Lighting 101: Specifying Lighting and Controls
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, February 10th, at noon for Lighting 101 series panel discussion featuring local talent and industry experts. We’re excited to share with you the wide breath of knowledge our panel brings in their discussion of “What you need to know about specifying lighting and controls.”

Our speakers boast different backgrounds in the lighting and controls industry, with a focus of discussion on the latest trends in lighting and controls in construction today. Our panel will discuss current issues in the industry, Value Engineering topics, and things to know and look for when specifying lighting and controls to ensure the correct design is implemented and carries through to completion of the project.

Glenn EdmundsGlenn Edmunds is the President / CEO of GreenTech Solutions Group LLC, with over 13 years focused in the Lighting and controls industry. Through the advancement of new technologies and key partners, GreenTech Solutions Group LLC is committed to promoting cost-effective lighting and energy reduction solutions in commercial and industrial applications while empowering clients with the understanding of such technologies to make the best investment decisions.

Sam WurstSam Wurst works in Specification Sales for KB Stephens, a manufacturers rep agency serving Eastern NC. Sam has over 7 years of experience, he has assisted architects and engineers with lighting specifications for projects including, offices, healthcare, and education. He has also lead pre-construction meetings with electrical contractors to review lighting controls, helping to ensure a smooth installation and commissioning process. Sam graduated from NC State with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Greg JohnsonGreg Johnson is a Senior Electrical Designer with Loring Consulting Engineers, with over 15 years of experience in the industry. His experience focuses on designing power distribution, lighting and controls, and fire alarm systems, predominantly for projects in healthcare and higher education. He is experienced in designing hospital patient care areas including operating rooms and various medical imaging facilities, in both new construction and retrofit projects.

Brandon OwensBrandon Owens is the Mid Atlantic Territory Manager at Paratus Service Group, and currently manages the NYC and DC markets for Paratus Service Group where his primary clients are building engineers. Brandon has over 6 combined years in the lighting industry with a concentration on the commercial, hospitality and residential sectors.

Lumen & Lagers Emerging Professionals Networking @ Boxyard RTP
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Raleigh IES Section Emerging Professionals group for an evening of Networking! Bring business cards and get ready to meet other emerging professionals from around the triangle.

The section will provide applitzers to kick off the program! Bring your ideas for what you would like to get from this new group, networking, mentorship opportunities, career advice, friendship? We want to hear from you! Emerging professionals and all members are invited to this kick off planning lunch.

Perhaps you would like to hear from current professionals on topics like: How to Find a Mentor, and Why would You Need One? What is the LC, and why do I need it? So you’re going to LightFair/ LEDucation/ other industry trade show, Now What?! 3 Times I Failed and What I Learned from It. And more!

Please RSVP by noon on 2/16/, so we have an idea of how many appetizers to order. We look forward to seeing everyone at Boxyard RTP. (Boxyard RTP- 900 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709)

Webinar | Lighting 101: Circadian lighting for Senior Living
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us Friday, May 12th for a LIVE webinar, featuring Eunice Noell-Waggoner, President, Center of Design for an Aging Society and Laurie Emery, Healthcare Marketing Manager of Visa Lighting. They will review current research on Circadian lighting for Senior Living. Including a discussion of the impact of aging on the eye and the challenges this presents for lighting designers. Topics of discussions will include circadian lighting in the elderly and lighting designs to accommodate the aging eye

Reserve a spot here

About the Speaker:

Eunice Noell-Waggoner, President, Center of Design for an Aging Society.

The first half of Eunice’s professional career involved interior and lighting design for public buildings and commercial spaces. The second half of her career has been focused on addressing the needs of older adults, especially focused on lighting for aging vision and health, through the Center of Design for an Aging Society, a not-for-profit organization she founded. She was the founding Chair of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s (IES) Lighting for Older Adults and the Low Vision Population Committee. She continues to serve on the IES Committee contributing to the update of ANSI/IES RP-28-20 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Older Adults and the 

Visually. As described in “Lighting in Nursing Homes – the Unmet Need”, her presentation to the CIE 2nd Expert Symposium on Lighting and Health September 2006, lighting has been a lifelong concern of hers, one that she can relate to after having experienced circadian disruption as a college student due to geographical relocation and environmental conditions. Circadian disruption, due to the lack of high light levels during the day and too much light and noise at night, contribute to fragmented sleep and behavior problems. In 2017 she stimulated the formation of collaborative research teams to study the impact of LED light and daylight to address circadian disruption in memory care and nursing home residents. The first research project included Brown University School of Public Health Long-Term Care Quality and Innovation Center, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Center of Design for an Aging Society, and the ACC Care Center in Sacrament CA. The findings have been published on the Department of Energy’s website and in Seniors Housing and Care Journal 2020.


Laurie Emery

Healthcare Marketing Manager at Visa Lighting

As Healthcare Market Development Manager for Visa Lighting, Laurie supports specifiers through training for lighting solutions that enhance healthcare applications and improve patient wellbeing. Laurie is a former lighting designer having many years of experience working alongside architects, engineers and interior designers on numerous interior and exterior projects for commercial, educational, retail, hospitality, senior living, and healthcare projects.

After pursuing a profession in architecture and electrical design, Laurie’s discovery of her passion for lighting lead her to further pursue her training in Lighting Design through educational opportunities with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and through her career choices, allowing her to grow as a lighting design professional. She is LC Certified and has served in leadership roles at the Section level of the IES in Toledo, and Cincinnati, OH, and Greensboro, NC. She continues to engage her professional lighting design background at Visa Lighting through continual research of modern lighting technology and design trends in the healthcare market. This knowledge allows her to engage with design professionals to promote evidence based design that encourages healing in healthcare environments.

  • This webinar is complimentary. Please register to reserve your seat today!
  • A link to the zoom meeting will be sent out two days before the event to registered attendees via the email used to register.
  • Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.