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Monthly News (Updated Wednesday, Sept. 7)

Lumen Press: September Issue, 2016



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Hello, and welcome to the 2016–2017 program year of the IES Cleveland Section. I hope that you all had a great summer and are ready for another year of lighting education and networking opportunities through your local IES section.


A big thank you to all of our sponsors and golfers who made our scholarship golf outing another huge success. Our section raised over $5,000 this year. Funds will be used to once again sponsor a scholarship for a worthy student through The Cleveland Technical Society Council’s annual awards banquet in May 2017. Funds raised will also be used towards our upcoming program year, including sponsoring several EP events. So thank you again for everyone’s support in this important endeavor.


Note: If you would like to attend the program, but wish to pay via cash or check at the door, please contact Mike Confer to RSVP.
Phone: 216-875-4018 | E-mail:


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Attention Emerging Professionals! The IES Annual Conference is in Orlando, FL this year and you have the opportunity to attend free of charge. Just send a short essay about your interest to (and copy Tony Clark: They are very eager to have emerging professionals at this event so if you spend time on your essay, you will most likely attend. Follow this link for more information: Submissions are due September 8 so hurry! We hope that our section will be well represented at the annual conference.


The 35th Annual Street and Area Lighting Conference will take place in Hollywood, CA September 18–21. 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. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere. Visit the IES website for more information:


The IES Annual Conference will be held October 23–25 in Orlando, Florida. For preliminary conference agenda and to register visit the IES website:


Once again we have a jam-packed year of events ready to unfold. I encourage you to check the calendar of events page to preview what has already been planned. If you have an idea for programming, or would like to sponsor an event please contact our Program Chair, Amanda Foust, at


Our next board of managers meeting will be held on September 23 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all of our members. If you would like to get involved, please let Henry Barker know and he will add you to the meeting invitation:


Best regards,


Kristen Mallardi
IES Cleveland Section President