The Richmond 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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2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
2022 IES Annual Conference @ Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us in New Orleans on August 18-20, and immerse yourself in the most current lighting education, cutting-edge products, and networking opportunities with your industry peers.

What is the IES Annual Conference?
The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 18-20, 2022 in New Orleans provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, interactive experiences, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines.

The 2022 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.

The theme for the 2022 IES Annual Conference is Lighting the Way. This year’s IES Annual Conference theme focuses on leadership both in the lighting community and by the lighting community. The world around us continues to change in unexpected ways, and lighting professionals are at the forefront of those changes. Through research, code changes, technology advancements and more, lighting professionals are leading the way in this rapidly evolving world, and are dedicated to influencing it for the better.


2022 Golf Tournament @ Brandermill Country Club
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
2022 Golf Tournament @ Brandermill Country Club

Another year, another tournament. Please come join us at our 15th annual IES Richmond Golf Tournament Outing for a day of golf, food, and fun. This year, our event will be held Monday, October 3rd at the beautiful Brandermill Country Club Golf Course, conveniently located in Midlothian, VA. We will be serving a delicious boxed lunch and boxed dinner with plenty of outdoor seating.

Join together with your favorite colleagues, and network with agencies, engineering firms, manufacturers, and designers from around town and beyond.

As always, we will continue to hold our putting contest (for most accurate putt), two longest drive awards, and our “closest to the pin” challenge. Pit yourself against your industry colleagues and see how you fare along the way. We have trophies this year, so play your hardest and add your prizes to your display case.

The jewel in Brandermill Country Club’s crown is a fantastic golf course. This beautiful course boasts rolling Bermuda fairways and contoured bent grass greens. With its gorgeous scenic views of the Swift Creek reservoir, this course is sure to deliver experiences like no other for both the novice and the advanced golfer. The course was designed by golfing legends Gary Player and Ron Kirby and is a former host of the Virginia State Open.

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
$600: One team of four players + hole sponsorship
$500: One team of four players
$500: Awards Sponsorship
$500: Dinner Sponsorship
$400: Lunch Sponsorship
$300: Beverage Cart Sponsorship
$150: Hole Sponsorship

Registration: 10:00AM
Brunch: 10:00AM
Shotgun Start: 12:00PM
Awards Dinner: 6:00PM
Enjoy 18 holes of golf, boxed lunch, drinks on the course, boxed dinner, raffle prizes, and the awards ceremony outside.

• Pu0ng Contest
• Longest Drive Awards (2)
• Closest to the Pin Challenge

• Awesome Raffle Prizes
• 50/50 Cash Raffle
• Max 2 Mulligans Each
• Sponsorship Opportunies
• Forms due by September 23rd!

2022 Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day
2022 Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Hyatt Regency Dallas

Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

The IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the only forum of its kind specific to the interests and challenges facing outdoor lighting professionals, with attendees gathering from across the globe to represent utilities, municipalities, DOTs, research firms, and more. This year, we are delighted to welcome Mark Lien as our keynote speaker.

The IES is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the 2022 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, taking place in Dallas, Texas! As always, the Society’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, and we have enhanced our safety guidelines to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Visit our website for program updates, registration rates and travel details.

We can’t wait to reconnect with you, and look forward to providing a top-notch educational experience filled with training classes, seminars, networking sessions, and more dedicated to the improvement of outdoor lighting.

Auditorium House Lighting @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Auditorium House Lighting @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge

Presented by Drew Bongiorno and Katie Kudrick of AKT3

Event Details coming soon.