Events

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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Nov
15
Fri
In Light & Happy Hour @ Chimborazo Park
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Light & Happy Hour @ Chimborazo Park

The section will be attending InLight at Chimborazo Park this year. We will also be setting up a nearby happy hour prior to the event.
InLight is an event for local artists to exhibit light-based art for the general public. The three most recent exhibitions have been at the VMFA, Monroe Ward district, and Scott’s Addition. For more information, check out the event’s website at https://www.1708gallery.org/inlight/

Nov
20
Wed
Lunch & Learn with Chuck Neidermayer @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Awards: How to submit and WIN”

Dec
12
Thu
Lewis Ginter Light Show Tour @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Dec 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Light Show Tour @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Join us for our annual tour of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s festival of lights. Experience the show in a new way, guided by a volunteer tour guide. After the tour, join us at Northside Grille for dinner & drinks.

Jan
15
Wed
Lunch & Learn: IES Webinar @ Mason & Hanger
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a showing of the IES’s most recent webinar. Lunch will be provided.

Feb
19
Wed
Lunch & Learn: I Love Industry Updates @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for an update on the state of the industry. We’ll be discussing the updates on lighting technology that have come out in the last year and how best to incorporate these into the local lighting industry.

Mar
10
Tue
IES Bowling Tournament and Happy Hour @ TBD
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
IES Bowling Tournament and Happy Hour @ TBD

Our annual bowling tournament will be March 10. Spend the night bowling and partying with your friends and colleagues.

Mar
25
Wed
Lunch & Learn: Benefits of Using a Systems Integrator @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Mark Fink
Join us at Banditos for a talk on systems integration and what it means to you. Over the last few years, the industry has moved a lot into joining lighting with other building systems, so keep up to date with our talk. Lunch will be provided.

Apr
15
Wed
Lunch & Learn: LEED and Controls @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

When talking about energy efficiency and LEED in a building, everyone looks to lighting to get points. Join us for a presentation and discussion on how best to optimize those points and get the most out of your lighting design in a LEED building

Apr
30
Thu
The Taffetas – Invited Dress Rehearsal @ The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Taffetas - Invited Dress Rehearsal @ The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Join the IES section in attending the Cultural Arts Center’s invited dress rehearsal of their rendition of The Taffetas. Following the show, we’ll get a look into the lighting design and controls of the theater.

It’s the 1950s and these four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana are making their national television debut on Dumont Television Network’s Spotlight on Music. Enjoy spending time with Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna as they pay tribute to the sounds of The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes and remember what Sunday night television was like on your 12-inch black and white screen! “The happiest night in town!” – NY Daily News

May
13
Wed
Lunch & Learn: Preparing for the LC @ Bandito's Burrito Lounge
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Want to take the LC exam but don’t know where to begin? Join us for a run-down of how to study, what the exam entails, and tips from an LC who’s been there.