The Santa Barbara 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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Many Hands Make Light Work, Part 2 @ Antioch University Santa Barbara - Community Hall
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Is it possible to have every construction or renovation project provided with an outstanding lighting system? Maybe, or maybe not. Nearly every project starts out with a desire for excellence, but often the completed job is lacking. Why? What goes wrong? More importantly, what goes right?

For this joint AIA – IES event, we have assembled a group of professionals involved in the collaborative process of delivering quality lighting who will be asking and answering important questions. Our panel includes architect Barry Winick, lighting designer Ann Kale, electrical engineer John Maloney, lighting equipment manufacturer’s representative David Neel, and electrical contractor, Ethan Waterfall. 

In Part 1, the panel discussion focused on lighting system design and documentation up to bidding, and considered the following issues: 

  • When should each player enter the lighting design process?
  • When is a lighting designer required?
  • Post-specification “value engineering” – is it?
  • Who holds the lighting specification?
  • Are electrical distributors merely “bankers” in the process? 

Part 2 will focus on the process from bidding, construction/installation, and commissioning in consideration of the following issues:

  • Bidding alternate equipment
  • Coordination conflicts with other trades
  • Managing changes in the work
  • Commissioning/Project Close-Out Best Practices 

Please join us at the Community Hall, Antioch University, 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, for what promises to be an engaging presentation. Reception at 5:30 pm, with event from 6:15 to 7:45 pm. Light snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served.

Antioch University Santa Barbara – Community Hall
602 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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FREE for IES and AIA members
$20 for non-members

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IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

IES 2019 Annual Convention

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.