About IES

IES Mission Statement
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

 

IES Vision Statement
The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

 

The IES Calgary Section has been in existence for more than 30 years. We provide an environment for sharing knowledge and ideas that advance the career paths of all our members by providing local focus, content and direction to IES activities in our area.

We invite you to join us at our next section meeting to learn more about what we do and to tap into the knowledge and experience of our great network of local professionals. You do not need to be an IES member to attend these meetings but there are many benefits to membership. Click here to learn more about membership benefits or to fill out a membership application.

Our local section is volunteer-run and we are always looking for individuals who wish to get involved. It is a great way to learn more about this area’s design community and collaborate with professionals who are interested in their profession. If you would like to become more actively involved, feel free to contact our section president or any of the officers.

 
HISTORY OF THE IES
Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over one hundred years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition. Through its technical committees, with hundreds of qualified members from the lighting and user communities, the IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting experts and laypersons via research-and consensus-based lighting recommendations.

We provide an environment for sharing knowledge and ideas that advance the career paths of all our members by providing local focus, content, and direction to IES activities in our area.

We invite you to join us at our next section meeting to learn more about what we do and to tap into the knowledge and experience of our great network of local professionals. You do not need to be an IES member to attend these meetings but there are many benefits to membership. Click to become an IES Member and to learn more about membership benefits or to fill out a membership application.

Our local section is volunteer-run and we are always looking for individuals who wish to get involved. It is a great way to learn more about this area’s design community and collaborate with professionals who are interested in their profession. If you would like to become more actively involved, feel free to contact our section president or any of the officers.

Section Officers 2020-2021


  • President: Hilary Zorn, LSW Lighting Ltd.
  • Vice President: Bill Charbonneau, Energy Network Services Inc.
  • Secretary: Sean Shea, Senso Lighting
  • Treasurer: Mafi Avila, Prolux Lighting & Controls
  • Past President: Geoff Bouckley, SMP Engineering

 

Board of Managers 2020-2021


  • Doug Prusky, AM Agencies
  • Alison White,
  • Rob Davidson, AM Agencies
  • Krista Sherven, SAS Sensible Adaptive Solutions
  • Brian Queen, Sensa Light
  • Marta Hernandez, WOW Lighting & Controls
  • Ian Martens, SMP Engineering
  • Kim Hill, Candela Group
  • Dave Guichon, AM Agencies
  • Wayne Yan, Williams Engineering
  • Shea Gonzalez, DIALOG
  • Anton de Groot, SMP Engineering
  • Heather Lowe, MPP Engineering
  • Brian Hutton, WOW Lighting & Controls
  • Shilpa Pathak, MPP Engineering

 

Committee Chairs 2020-2021


  • Education: Ian Martens, SMP Engineering
  • Technical Luncheon Program: Bill Charbonneau, Energy Network Services Inc.
  • Illumination Awards:Wayne Yan, Williams Engineering
  • Golf Tournament: Rob Davidson, AM Agencies
  • Keynote Event: Geoff Bouckley, SMP Engineering
  • Annual Building Tour: Geoff Bouckley, SMP Engineering
  • IES Lighten Up!: Krista Sherven, Gescan
  • Experience Labs: Ian Martens, SMP Engineering
  • Emerging Professionals: Krista Sherven, Gescan
  • Communications: Mafi Avila, Prolux Lighting & Controls and Sean Shea, Senso Lighting
  • Webmaster: Marta Hernandez, Wow Lighting and Controls
  • Public Relations: Geoff Bouckley, SMP Engineering
  • Summer Social: Hilary Zorn, LSW Lighting Ltd.
  • Holiday Social: Shilpa Pathak, MPP Engineering
  • Sponsorship: Heather Lowe, MPP Engineering
  • Nominating: Hilary Zorn, LSW Lighting Ltd.
  • Sustaining & Growing Membership: Bill Charbonneau, Energy Network Services Inc. and Hilary Zorn, LSW Lighting Ltd.