The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)--North Central Region has announced that its Chicago section will host a major lighting show and conference, "Prairie Lights," at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, on September 17-18.

Attendees--architects, consulting engineers, lighting designers, interior designers, and contractors--will gather for two full days of exhibits and educational seminars. Topics will include: "How to Get What You Specify"; "Mesopic Vision"; and "Lighting Design Ethics." A variety of social activities are also planned.

Peter Hugh, president of the Chicago section, says, "We are very excited to bring a show of this caliber to the Midwest. We polled designers, manufacturers, reps, and others to determine what would constitute an interesting, educational, and successful show to them, and came up with the concept of 'Prairie Lights.' With 50 quality manufacturers' exhibits and noted speakers on a variety of relevant topics, anyone in the Midwest who deals in lighting in any capacity will more than get their money's worth."

For more information, call: (888) 648-2033; website: www.ieschicago.org.

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