Cleveland Section

President's Report

April 2021

Dear IES Members,

We are happy to announce we will be offering our first in-person event since the beginning of this pandemic.

Amy Hansen with Axis Lighting will be presenting on Light & Circadian Environments on Wednesday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn South Cleveland at Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio.

Visit our event page to sign up and view additional information. The cost is $30.

We also have a very exciting virtual seminar being offered on Wednesday, May 12, so be sure to save the date for a presentation on Lighting a Galaxy Far, Far Away… where Walt Disney Imagineering Show Lighting Designers Will Hastings and Noah Holliday share how lighting design is a key component in creating immersive themed environments. They discuss the recently-opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and outline how the lighting design for such a complex project makes it from concept to installation. Along the way, they share how lighting choices set the mood and immerse guests in the land. They will also discuss the one-of-a-kind, custom fixtures designed and fabricated for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and how they are used alongside specification-grade fixtures to create a seamless finish to the land. This program is free.

In addition, save the date for the IES Annual Golf Outing on Friday, June 4, at the Pine Ridge Country Club in Willoughby, Ohio. Kelley Moran is busy organizing this event, and we are super excited to get together with our lighting community again.

Lastly, our next board of managers meeting will be held on Friday, April 16 at noon via conference call. These meetings are open to all members. If you would like to get involved, please contact Henry Barker and he will add you to the meeting invitation.

Please stay safe and be careful.


Marian K. Perez, LC, Associate IALD, MIES
President, IES Cleveland Section
Osborn Engineering