Lighten Up!

When:  May 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  The IES New York City Section

Join us for Lighten Up!
An evening of collaboration and competition to celebrate our community.

Attendees will be divided into teams, and charged with creating an illuminated structure or luminaire based on a surprise theme. Materials for the luminaire and structures will be provided by sponsors.

Lighten Up! is an IES section event on a national scale. Our New York City section will be concurrent with events across North America. You can compete as a lighting design office, or collaborate with teammates from across lighting disciplines. Join us for a fun night, celebrating light!

After May 30th, the fun continues online, with a chance to vote for your favorite project from all 13 participating IES sections.

See last year's participating projects here:

6:00-6:20 pm Registration
6:20-6:30 pm Orientation
6:30-8:00 pm Creation
8:00-8:30 pm Presentations
8:30-9:00 pm Judgement


Shaun Fillion, LC, Educator IALD MIES
Program Director, MPS-L Lighting Design, NYSID

Shaun Fillion, LC Educator IALD, is an award winning lighting designer with two decades of lighting design experience and a decade of experience as an educator. Fillion has received Illumination awards, the IESNA Section Service Award and the Princess Grace Award. He has presented seminars at LEDucation and the IES National Conference on topics including lighting and media, wireless technologies, and light pollution.

Fillion serves as Program Director for the MPS-L Lighting Design program at the New York School of Interior Design. As Lighting Studio Manager at RAB Lighting, Fillion oversees a team of designers focused on major projects and national accounts. Fillion volunteers as secretary of the IES Progress Committee and the Libraries RP committee, as well as advisory member of the Residential Lighting Committee. Fillion serves on the board of managers for the IES New York City Chapter, and as adviser to the Student Lighting Competition Committee. He is a certified instructor for AGi32.

Joseph Belfer, MIES
Principal Consultant, CEO, Cerberus Consulting

A highly motivated, goal-oriented professional and successful lighting industry tactician with a proven track record in delivering results in a challenging and competitive industry. An excellent leader, communicator, relationship builder and negotiator, who develops outstanding business contacts at all levels. A highly proactive, effective, commercially astute and focused individual who works well on own initiative and as part of a team, constantly striving for personal development.

IMPORTANT: Please Note Registration Requirements:
1. Online Registration Required to Attend and for Building Security!
2. NO WALK-INS or onsite check-in.
3. Registrants Name Must Match Name on Government issued ID.
4. Government Issued ID Must be Shown at Building Check-in.

$ IESNYC Members Free Admission
$20.00 Non-Members


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