The IES Chicago Section welcomes all emerging professionals and students interested in design and/or lighting to enter our 2020 Luminaire Design Competition. All entrants will be revealed at our Illumination Awards Virtual Event on September 17th, 2020. Sign up no later than July 20th by emailing your contact information to Jaslyn Otero, EP Chair at [email protected] and further information will be provided. Click HERE for the annoucement flyer.


Welcome our new Officers and Managers!

  • Brandon Stanley - President
  • Abigail Sorensen - Vice President
  • Juliana Ejsmont - Secretary
  • Jacob Clatanoff - Treasurer
  • Justin Castellano - Manager
  • Sam Rall - Manager
  • John Rapacz - Manger
  • Rachael Stoner - Manager


Please visit our Board of Managers page for a full list of Section Board Members, Associate Managers, and Committee Chairs.


A special thank you to Erin McLellan-Dawe for two great years as Chicago Section President. Erin will continue on the Board of Managers as Section Past President, Nominating Chair, and Awards Co-Chair. Some of the highlights of her term include the introduction of the Illuminating Awards Program Book, the expansion of our Annual Sponsorship program, the increased organization of Board of Manager documents, and the ushering in of the Vice Presidential role of Events Chair. She was also heavily involved with the EP luminaire competition, IA planning committee, and golf outing. Thank you for your dedication to the Section, past, present and future.


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It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of this year’s IES Chicago Golf Outing. We want to thank you, our incredible members and sponsors, for years of support. The decision to cancel the 2020 IES Chicago Golf Outing was a tough one, but necessary due to social distancing and travel restrictions which made the event no longer possible. We are comforted in knowing that our IES community is not in harm's way with the novel coronavirus. We want to do a special shout out to our annual sponsors. Without their commitment, our local events would not be possible.


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Upcoming Events

Refer to the Events page for a full listing of this season's IES Chicago events.

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Emerging Professionals Events


Annual Sponsors