• [ May 15, 2013 ]
    Ankeny, IA

  • Presentation: The IES Quest for the Holy Grail


Disruptive Technology in the Lighting Field

May 15, 2013

Ankeny, IA

It all started with a disruptive technology called the incandescent light bulb that changed the way the world thought about light. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) was formed as a participant in this disruption and sought to describe and define both the quantitative and the qualitative aspects of this new technology – what is the Holy Grail of Light? That search continues to this day as another disruptive technology again changes the manner in which we think about light. Not the LED but the introduction of solid state technology. What does the future hold for the IES and the lighting industry in the midst of these disruptive technologies?

Fred Oberkircher is a recent Illuminating Engineering Society Past President and Professor Emeritus of Texas Christian University. Fred will discuss several new publications of IES including the new HANDBOOK and provide the new Strategic IES Plan. He will deliver a one-hour AIA/USGBC and IES registered presentation entitled The IES Quest for the Holy Grail. This presentation will delve into the future of the lighting industry and our place in that future.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the key changes in the Society’s search to identify light
• Compare significant metrics used
• Analyze the current state of evolving disruptive technology
• Predict the effects of these disruptions to the future of light

Credits: This seminar will count for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) and 1.0 hour towards NCQLP LC Credit. Additionally, it qualifies for 1.0 hour of AIA credit towards both HSW and SD Categories.

Lunch is sponsored by 3E, Holophane, NRG Sales, LLC and Lighting Solutions.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Time: 11:30 am check-in and lunch; presentation at 12:00 pm

Cost: $10 for IES Members; $15 for non-members; pay at the door with cash or check


RSVP email to Pete Veren by Friday, May 10, 2013

Iowa Energy Center, Energy Resource Station
Bldg. 23, DMACC
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
(DMACC campus map)