Emerging Professionals

Our Emerging Professional group is holding their annual light walk through the newly renovated Public Square on December 12 at 6 p.m. As you are aware, the square underwent a complete renovation in 2017 which included an overhaul of their lighting system. The man behind the design and installation, Dave Brooks, will lead our walk and provide insights about the project. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for a behind-the-scenes discussion and a glimpse of our city’s centerpiece. Contact EP Chair Josiah Schleicher if you would like to reserve your spot.


Josiah and Bob Halper are also working on 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 Josiah 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.