Upcoming Events

July 21, 2022 (Rain date Thursday, July 28)
WILD NYC: Picnic in Central Park – Let’s Get Groovy IN-PERSON
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Join us for a cool and groovy picnic in Central Park from 5:30-7:30pm.
Let’s come together for food, mocktails, and catch up with friends!
$10 registration fee includes munchies, drinks and groovy swag.

PAST EVENTS

Visit our YouTube page for videos of select events!

2022 Events

June 1, 2022
WILD NYC: Paint Night IN-PERSON
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To conclude Mental Heath Awareness month, we are celebrating by having an in-person paint night. Come solo or grab a friend and meet us at 7pm on the LES.
$22 includes drinks and painting; you can purchase food on the premises.
Hope we see you there!

May 11, 18, and 25, 2022
WILD NYC: Mental Health Awareness Month VIRTUAL
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Join us on three consecutive Wednesdays for a 30 minute presentation followed by 30 min of yoga. The topics include stress management, boundaries, and self care.
This event will be recorded and available at a future date.

May 11, 2022
PRG+: The Complex Journey into Parenthood – a checklist for work-home-life integration
Panelists: Mary Gacho, Dani Senne, Sriti Singh, Erica Voss,
Moderator: Brittany Lynch

April 13, 2022
WILD Denver: Light + Justice
Presentation by Edward Bartholomew and Glenn Shrum

April 12, 2022
WILD SF Bay Area: SHE BENDS – Live Neon Bending Demonstration

March 30, 2022
WILD Philadelphia: Drinks + Discussion – The Cure for Burnout [Virtual]

March 8, 2022
WILD National: International Women’s Day
Help us #BreaktheBias today and everyday. Re-cap available here.

March 2, 2022
National Lighting Bureau: Motherhood in the Workplace
View the Presentation + Q&A recording here.
With Panelists:
Helen Diemer, Andrea Hartranft, Tanya Hernandez, Paula Martinez-Nobles, and Nancy Stathes
Moderated by: Kelly Roberts

January 31, 2022
WILD National: LightFair 2021 Voices of WILD Live Q&A
View the Presentation recording here.
View the Q&A recording here.
Featuring:
Mariel Acevedo – Codeswitching
Luz Garcia – Traditional and Reverse Mentoring of Women by Women
Tanya Hernandez – Let’s Talk Leadership
Brittany Lynch – The Secret Shame of Working Moms
Amber Watnik – Books as a Catalyst for Community
Alana Shepherd – LGBTQ+ By the Numbers
Rachael Stoner – Life in Middle Management

2021 Events

October 4 – 31, 2021
WILD New York City: Light for Life
Check out the website with photos of the build, install, and final recordings of the installation!
Partners: Tivoli Lighting, O’Blaney Rinker Associates, and Aurora Lampworks
Thank you to all the generous donors in the lighting community! With your help, we raised over $12,000!

October 28, 2021
WILD at LIGHTFAIR: Voices of WILD: Rising for Social Change
View the IG Live video here.
For clearer slides and sound, view the online recording here.
Featuring:
Mariel Acevedo – Codeswitching
Luz Garcia – Traditional and Reverse Mentoring of Women by Women
Tanya Hernandez – Let’s Talk Leadership
Brittany Lynch – The Secret Shame of Working Moms
Amber Watnik – Books as a Catalyst for Community
Alana Shepherd – LGBTQ+ By the Numbers
Rachael Stoner – Life in Middle Management

October 19, 2021
WILD Chicago Segway Tour!
Sponsored by Vode, GE Current, a Daintree Company, Ecosense and Egret Consulting

October 14, 2021
WILD Denver: The Game of Life – Personal Finance Edition
Sponsors: The Lighting Agency, Targetti, and CT Lighting & Controls

October 8, 2021
WILD San Diego: Women’s Golf Lessons

September 30, 2021
WILD San Francisco: Happy Hour!

September 20 – 22, 2021
WILD Texas: ArchLIGHT Summit
Monday – WILD Welcoming Party | Wednesday – Breakfast & Breakouts
Sponsors: Platinum/Welcome Party: Kichler, Gold/Breakfast: Progress Lighting, Bronze: Lights Fantastic Pro, Copper: Targetti and Hudson Valley Lighting Group

September 13, 2021
WILD National: Parent Resource Group (PRG+) – Under Pressure
Welcome to WILD’s new Parent Resource Group, PRG+, where we are creating positive change for parents in lighting. PRG+ will offer opportunities for connection through quarterly breakout room sessions and education through panels, articles, and industry outreach. Positive feedback from our August 2020 event showed that parents need a safe place outside of the office to ask questions, find resources, share stories, and discuss solutions. Engaged employers want to know how they can help and what resources they can offer. This group is open to all industry professionals that aspire to create a more equitable working environment for parents and caregivers.

September 9, 2021
WILD National: Lead with Light – Responding to Communities in Need
Recording Available with donation to Light Reach program: Light for Lebanon

September 7, 2021
WILD Dallas Fort Worth: Lighten Your Load and Accent Joy!

September 2, 2021
WILD Philadelphia: Re-connect

September 1, 2021
WILD St Louis: Picnic in the Park

August 26, 2021
WILD New York City: Picnic in the Park TAKE II

August 24, 2021
WILD Des Moines: Golfing with Des Moines IES

July 29, 2021
WILD New York: Picnic in the Park

July 16, 2021
NEW CHAPTER! WILD New Jersey: Virtual Kahoot Kick-off

July 15, 2021
WILD Denver: Rocky Mountain Re-Connect

June 25, 2021
WILD New York City: Development Dialogue with Deb Driscoll
Recording Available Here!

June 23, 2021
WILDes Moines: Spice Up Your Lights!

June 21, 2021
WILD Chicago + WILD Pacific Northwest: Salary Negotiation Panel
Recording Available Here!
Panelists:
Monica Anderson | Mazzetti
Lee Brandt | HLB Lighting
Andrew Offenbacher | Focal Point
Brooke Ziolo | Egret Consulting
Moderator:
Mariel Taviana Acevedo | SOLUS, WILD Pacific Northwest Chapter

June 18, 2021
WILD San Diego: A “Light” Tea Party

June 17, 2021
WILD National: How Very Queer: LGBTQ+ Identities in the Lighting Industry
Recording Available Here!

This program is presented in partnership with Women in Lighting (WIL), the North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers (NACLIQ), and Women in Lighting + Design (WILD)
Panelists:
Francesca Bastianini, WIL USA Ambassador / Principal Sighte Studio
Alana Shepherd, NACLIQ / Principal Intangible Light
Sophie O’Rourke / Nulty Lighting
Marién Vélez, WIL Puerto Rico / Caribbean Ambassador / 22 Studio

May 24, 2021
WILD NYC: Lighting Education, Diversity + STEM
Recording Available Here!
Panelists:
Michael Conway, Founder & President | Stacks+Joules
Vicki A. Hobson, SPHR, SHRM – SCP, Director of Human Resources | Syska Hennessy Group
Paula Martinez-Nobles, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, Principal | Fisher Marantz Stone
Francisca Peral, Program Facilitator | Stacks+Joules
Glenn Shrum IALD, MIES, Asst Professor of Lighting Design and Interdisciplinary Practice | The New School: PARSONS School of Design
Moderator:
Kim Daley, Senior Designer | Hartranft Lighting Design, WILD New York City Committee Member

May 20, 2021
WILD LA: Introducing the Los Angeles Lighting Speakers Bureau

April 30, 2021
WILD San Diego: “Light” on our feet – Zumba Class

April 23, 2021
WILD NYC: Ladies Who Lunch celebrate Earth Day

April 15, 2021
WILD Denver: Women and Grief

March 30, 2021
WILD Philadelphia: Women, Wine & Words

March 26, 2021
WILD NYC: Ladies Who Lunch celebrate Women’s History Month

March 8, 2021 | International Women’s Day!
Celebrate with WILD NATIONAL: 12PM EST | 12PM CST | 12PM MST | 12PM PST
#ChooseToChallenge

March 3, 2021
WILD Houston: Happy Hour

March 3, 2021
WILD Des Moines: Happy Hour Scavenger Hunt

February 26, 2021
WILD NYC: Virtual Yoga

February 17, 2021
WILD Denver: Mind & Body Re-Set
Emily Logsdon with Method Mindful

January 29, 2021
WILD NYC: Ladies who Lunch

January 28, 2021
NEW CHAPTERS! WILD Austin and WILD Dallas Fort Worth joint virtual kick-off!

January 21, 2021
NEW CHAPTER! WILD San Diego virtual kick-off!