Non-Technical Committees



IES invites you to volunteer and offer your recommendations on IES events, help recognize achievement in the lighting industry or develop the next generation of lighting professionals by submitting an application for a membership committee of your choice. You can explore membership committees on this page, or go to the quick application form here.


27 total

Annual Conference Papers Subcommittee  

Scope: To procure, review and approve all papers for presentation at the IES Annual Conference.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Annual Conference Steering Committee  

Scope: Lead the planning and development of the IES Annual Conference, meeting the requirements of the Society.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Audit Committee  

Scope: To oversee the selection of the accounting firm and process that will be conducted for the Society’s annual audit.

  last person joined 23 hours ago

Board of Fellows Award Committee  

Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the designation of Fellow, according to procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Distinguished Service Award Committee  

Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the Distinguished Service Award according to procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Education Material Review Committee  

Scope: The Education Material Review Committee consists of three five-person panels to work in a rotational basis in reviewing all face-to-face educational materials. Material review responsibility will rotate through the panels. Three individuals recommended by the Director of Education for Board Approval will work as Panel Chairpersons and lead each panel. Guest expert reviewers will be added for specific material where required and determined by the Panel Chairperson. The scope of the Educational Material Review Committee is to review educational materials and to ensure the quality and message meet IES standards. The Committee will only suggest additions or changes, and will not develop materials. Educational materials for Committee review will be Fundamentals of Lighting, Intermediate Seminars and Programs, and Regional Roadshows.

  last person joined 3 days ago

Education Strategy Committee  

Scope: The Education Strategy Committee mandate is to discuss IES educational opportunities, threats and evolving modalities and advise on forward strategies. The group will be a diverse collection of individuals from various areas of expertise and experience but all with a passion for lighting education.

  last person joined 5 days ago

Global Development Committee  

Scope: To investigate and report back to the Board of Directors a recommendation as to the Society’s global position relating to standards, research, education, and membership.

  last person joined 2 months ago

IES Annual Conference Young Professionals Scholarship Fund  

Scope: The IES Annual Conference Young Professionals Scholarship is designed to support young professionals who would otherwise not be able to attend the IES Annual Conference. In addition, the long-term goal is to encourage firms, schools, IES Sections, manufacturers and others throughout to support the participation of students and young professionals by supporting the IES Annual Conference Young Professionals Scholarship Fund. By supporting students and young professionals to attend IES conferences everyone benefits.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Illumination Awards Committee  

Scope: The IES Illumination Awards (IA) program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. This committee oversees the entire Illumination Awards program, its processes, and the IA Gala.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Leadership Forum Committee  

To develop and implement an annual workshop designed to help leaders, at all levels of the Society, effectively work with volunteers.

  last person joined 3 days ago

Marks Award Committee  

Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the Louis B. Marks Award according to the procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Medal Award Committee  

Scope: To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the Medal Award according to the procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Membership Advisory Panel  

Scope: The Membership Advisory Panel (MAP) works strategically with Board of Directors and IES Staff to review opportunities and threats relative to the strategic plan, coordinate and ensure collaboration between committees categorized in groupings, and make recommendations and support implementation as directed by the Board.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Nominating Committee  

The goal of the Nominating Committee is to select a balanced slate of candidates to serve on the IES Board of Directors who are capable and willing to commit time to accomplish their assigned duties.

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Progress Report Committee  

Scope: To keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Research Symposium Committee  

Scope: Lead the planning and development of the IES Research Symposium, meeting the requirements of the Society.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Rules Committee  

Scope: To review, and recommend improvements to, all of the Society’s governing documents, as well as all policies and procedures.

  last person joined 2 days ago

Street & Area Lighting Conference Committee  

Scope: To provide educational opportunities that promotes excellence in the street and area lighting industry. Provide a forum to exchange information and discuss outdoor lighting issues. Conduct the annual Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC).

  last person joined 10 days ago

Street & Area Lighting Conference Education Subcommittee  

Scope: The Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) Education Subcommittee will have specific responsibilities as it relates to the SALC.

  last person joined 2 months ago