The Albany 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: What’s Special about Horticultural Lighting
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: What’s Special about Horticultural Lighting

Open to anyone interested!

Please join the IES Syracuse Section for virtual presentation and informative discussion:

“What’s Special about Horticultural Lighting?”

Presented by IES Syracuse member: 
Ryan Siddon

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Comparing Radiometry, Photometry, and Horticultural metrics and definitions
  2. Current/Future Industry Testing Standards and Requirements
  3. Testing Apparatuses and Respective Data

There will be plenty of time for Q&A and additional discussion after the presentation.

About the Speaker:

Ryan is the managing engineer for Intertek’s Lighting Center of Excellence on the East Coast, located in Cortland, NY. He has been with Intertek for 7.5 years after he graduated from Clarkson University in 2013 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. His expertise within the industry lies within Airfield, Residential;/Commercial, Germicidal Ultraviolet, and Horticultural lighting. He is originally from Massena, NY, and currently resided in Cicero, NY. Ryan’s professional affiliations and memberships include: Ryan is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) where he sits on the Horticultural Lighting Committee; He is an observing member of ASABE’s ES-311/2 task force for testing horticultural lighting products; and lastly, he is on the Industry Advisory Board on behalf of Intertek in the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering Consortium, (GLASE).


Location: Zoom Meeting
Link to Zoom meeting will be sent a day before the presentation, Wednesday, February 24th.

Please direct questions or concerns to or contact Liliya Lifanova at (315) 530-5271.

Webinar: Designing with Acoustics for a Better Working Environment in the Age of Open Space Planning
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

IES Section WebinarThe IES Albany Section is proud to present our February 2021 virtual AIA Presentation, Designing with Acoustics for a Better Working Environment in the Age of Open Space Planning, presented by Taylor Rightmire, Area Vice President with Finelite, Inc.   

The design of tomorrow will increase the use of glass, concrete, exposed ceilings, and other hard surfaces into the built environment. These architectural elements not only deliver modern and desirable aesthetics, but also provide surfaces that are easily cleanable. The continued use of these non-sound absorbing elements will present us with acoustical challenges and will have direct impacts on occupants well-being and productivity.

This course will dive into modern design and the health impacts related to these decisions. We will also explore the ways architectural acoustics impact the interior environment and occupants. Lastly, we will learn how to properly identify and specify sound absorbing materials while exploring the types and benefits associated with luminaire integration.

Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) AIA CES or LU / HSW credit (Health Safety and Welfare).

DATE:  Thursday, February, 25th, 2021, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 844 5624 5737
Passcode: 515124

Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

LOCATION: Join us for this Virtual AIA Presentation from the safety of your home.   

FEE: Free

TO ATTEND: Please RVSP to by February 24th

Taylor RightmireTaylor Rightmire has been a part of the Finelite senior management team since February 2015, and a student of the ever-changing lighting industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining Finelite, Taylor held roles of escalating responsibility with industry respected manufacturers such as Acuity Brands Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Juno Lighting Group. He also spent time in commercial sales with an electrical distributor local to his home outside of Philadelphia, PA.  Taylor has a BA degree in Communications from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

2021 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

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 continue to provide an open forum for end-users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. 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.