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IES Technical Luncheon: The State of the IES Towards 2020/Look What They’ve Done to My Metrics, Ma

May 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

To close out the 2017-2018 luncheon series the Toronto Section has a Double Treat for you this month. We are pleased to bring you two of the thought leaders at the IES. Tim Licitra, Executive Director, and our very own Past President, Tom Butters, currently Director of Education. This will be a sold out event so please register early to reserve your seat.

Double Feature Presentation:
1) The State of the IES Towards 2020
2) Look What They’ve Done to My Metrics, Ma – A Brand New Key to Understanding Light

Topic 1: by Tim Licitra, Executive Director IES
Executive Director of the IES Tim Licitra will present an update on the behind the scenes activities that are geared to deliver the best value for membership in the IES.
Topic 2: by Tom Butters, LC Director of Education
With the latest in technological advancements and physiological research in the lighting field, the way old comfortable metrics are used has changed. What was once so solid now is questioned. With LED technologies and the questions of life, lumen depreciation, colour and even the effects on health, there has never been a time in our industry when knowledge was so important. Do you really know enough about CRI, Scotopic/Photopic Ratios, “Blue Lumens” and even the Lumen itself? If you haven’t modified your definitions in the last five years, the answer is “no”.

Members: $50.00 CAD
Non-Members: $65.00 CAD
Emerging Professionals: $25.00 CAD


Tim Licitra, Executive Director IES
As Executive Director of the IES, Licitra is responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading IES staff and volunteers, managing operational priorities and programs, and developing and implementing IES’s relevant plans and policies, all designed to meet the needs of the Society’s members. Licitra comes to IES from the Market Technicians Association, Inc. (MTA), where he served in a variety of capacities for over a decade, most recently as Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Licitra received an MBA in Marketing and Management from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Tom Butters, MIES, LC
Tom is the Director of Education for the IES. He is responsible for developing and delivering lighting education to the IES membership and the public at large in a multitude of modern modalities. Tom is the Past President of the IES Toronto Section and an awarding winning presenter and lighting educator. Prior to his appointment at the IES, Tom worked then was the Director of Canlyte/Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Toronto from 1999 to 2016.


May 16
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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