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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IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | San Diego | California | United States


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.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.


Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

IES Trivia Night @ Fort Orange Brewing
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Albany Chapter of the IES invites everyone to come join us for our inaugural IES Trivia night. This event is open to everyone, so bring your non-lighting related co-workers, friends, and spouses for a great night out. Trivia will be general knowledge with one lighting specific round. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams.

Sign-up now individually or with your whole team (maximum of 8 players). If you do not have a team, sign-up as an individual and we will place you on a team when you arrive!

Food, Fort Orange Craft Beer, cider, and wine are included with your registration fee.

Not good at trivia? Who cares! Come out and enjoy a drink while taking your best guess and meeting new people.

DATE: Thursday, October 24th 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Trivia starts promptly at 6:00.

LOCATION: Fort Orange Brewing, 450 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY

FEE SCHEDULE: $20 for IES Members, $25 for non-members.

TO ATTEND: Please RSVP to by October 10, 2019, to ensure for an accurate headcount. To pay ahead of time, please contact Michael Schietzelt at 518-312-3895.

A special thanks to our event sponsors. There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Michael Schietzelt at or 518-312-3895 for information.

LIGHTFAIR International 2020 @ Las Vegas Convention Center
May 3 – May 7 all-day
LIGHTFAIR International 2020 @ Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2020. The lighting and design industry’s source for all that is new and next. Where brilliant solutions in lighting, connectivity, design and integration will unfold in a synergy of light in life. In the unsurpassed resources of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting event.