Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professional Chair Josiah Schleicher has been busy planning the next few EP events. He is planning a holiday light walk through newly renovated Public Square and a fixture design competition in 2019. This national competition, in conjunction with Halper Lighting Solutions and IES Washington DC, will engage emerging professionals in a fixture design competition across the nation where each luminaire will be judged and the winning design will be fabricated in Halper’s studio.


Details are still in the works, so stay tuned for more information. Contact EP Chair Josiah Schleicher if you would like to hear more.



Above: The 2017 EP Cleveland Indians Social



Emerging Professional (EP) group is an extension of our local IES Chapter. Comprised of lighting designers, engineers, manufacturers, and distributors, it is meant for people new to the lighting industry – i.e. 5 years or less.


We hold 3 to 4 events per year including design sessions, round table discussions, or lighting tours around Cleveland; all of which are open to members and non-members of the Cleveland IES.


The goal of our EP group is twofold: professional growth through networking and membership into the IES.