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The Toronto Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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April 2018

2018 Emerging Professionals Luminaire Challenge

April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
CREE CANADA , Unit 3, 6889 Rexwood Rd
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1R2 Canada
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The IES Toronto Section Emerging Professionals Committee would like to announce the 2018 Luminaire Design Challenge. The Design Challenge is open to ALL Emerging Professionals (those working in the lighting industry or related field for 5 years or less - includes students). Participants will work in teams and design, build, and present their own luminaire to a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Each team will be given a variety of materials to work…

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May 2018

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

May 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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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…

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May 2018 EP Event – Ping Pong Tournament at Spin

May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
SPIN, 461 King St W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1K4 Canada
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A new month means a new event - since the warm weather is (slowly) approaching its time to have some more fun!! Its time for the annual EP Ping Pong/Table Tennis Tournament at Spin and you are invited. If you've never been to Spin, think of it as a night club without the dancing - only ping pong. We will eat, drink, play a lot of pong, and as you can see it is very conductive for socializing. REGISTER NOW…

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June 2018

Golf Day

June 6, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT
The Country Club, 20 Lloyd St.
Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 2B9 Canada
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Toronto Section Golf Day

Tickets Please join your friends and colleagues for the 2018 IES Toronto Section Golf Day! The Country Club will again host IES members and friends for an exclusive day on the East 18-hole championship course. It will be 4-person scramble format as in previous years. Your power cart will have a bagged snack and a BBQ lunch will be provided. Itinerary: 6:30 am - Continental Breakfast 7:45 am - Shotgun Start 1:00 pm - Refreshments 1:30 pm - Banquet, Announcements,…

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August 2018

IES 2018 Annual Conference

August 9, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Like your favorite TV series that shifts to a new time slot, the IES Annual Conference is on the move. The conference now takes place during the summer, the 2018 event slated for August 9-11 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, in Boston, MA. As always, professional education is paramount. Lighting professionals will have their choice of various CEU credits through participation at the conference.

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September 2018

IES Toronto LC Study Group 2018

September 19, 2018 - October 31, 2018
CREE CANADA , Unit 3, 6889 Rexwood Rd
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1R2 Canada
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The IES Toronto Section is hosting an LC Study Group for the Fall 2018 NCQLP LC Exam. This Study Group is designed to assist candidates who have registered to write the LC Exam, prepare for the exam in a structured environment. Program runs Wednesday nights starting September 19 – October 31st from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

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IES Technical Luncheon September 2018

September 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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Lighting isn't just for vision! The 24-hour light-dark pattern is the main synchronizer of our circadian rhythms to the local position on Earth. Lack of synchrony between sunrise and sunset and our biological clock has been linked to many serious maladies. So getting lighting applications right really matters! Lighting for the circadian system, however, employs lighting design objectives that differ from those typically used in traditional architectural lighting design, and therefore, requires concepts and metrics that differ from those currently…

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IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

September 30, 2018 - October 3, 2018
Hyatt Revency Orlando, 9801 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies.

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October 2018

IES Technical Luncheon: LEED and WELL Standards: Reviewed from the lens of the Canada Green Building Council

October 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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$50.00

The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), along with a look at the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building standard and the WELL building standard.

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IES Toronto Fundamentals of Lighting October 2018

October 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - October 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Stanpro, 9078 Leslie Street. Unit #11
Toronto, Ontario L4B 3L8 Canada
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$750.00

Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of ten (10) modules which replaces ED-100. The course includes three full days of instructions, course material binder, quizzes, a final exam, and a project. This session is SOLD OUT.

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iNova Awards and Gala

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 26, 2018 @ 12:30 am EDT
Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd. Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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Please join us in celebrating the brightest stars of the Lighting Design Industry. Experience the award winning IES Merit and Section Lighting Design Projects. Dinner, dancing and door prizes.

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November 2018

Fountains of Light Welcome Back Event!

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Crystal Fountains, 60 Snow Blvd. # 3
Concord, Ontario L4K 4B3 Canada
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$20.00

First part of the evening is a welcome back meet and greet, as we still firmly believe in making time to unwind and catch up over food and drinks. Second part is a tour to see the inner workings of a fountain and how the “magic” happens in creating them. Final part of the evening showcases the global experience and expertise of Crystal Fountains.

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IES Technical Luncheon: Revealing Architecture at Night – Saving the lit facade from extinction

November 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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$25 – $65

This seminar will discuss the future of the city skyline at night. We will look at the history of how we lit building exteriors and transition to addressing the common issues of lighting buildings and architecture in the modern age. We will discuss the common issues we all face when lighting buildings and structures as we move toward sustainability.

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January 2019

IES Technical Luncheon: Listen To The Architecture

January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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$25 – $50

Chip Israel will share a decade of portfolio case studies to show how to review the architect's or interior designer's plans in order to create an award-winning lighting design, that accentuates the architecture and embellishes the interior features, all the while making a space that is focused on the occupants.

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IES Toronto Lightwalk January 2019 Hotel X

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Hotel X, 111 Princes Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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Tickets A rare gem of an event! Thursday January 24th 2019 Register today as you won't want to miss this LightWalk event taking place at the amazing new Toronto X Hotel. Lighting Designers Lana Lenar and Robert Van Antwerp from Manhattan, NY will share their design inspirations as they lead us through a variety of lighting applications all under one roof. The unique design of this modern hotel offers a unique variety of traditional hotel amenities as well as some…

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February 2019

IES Toronto Fundamentals of Lighting February 2019

February 8 - February 10
Signify, 281 Hillmount Road
Markham, Ontario L6C 2S3 Canada
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Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of ten (10) modules which replaces ED-100. The course includes three full days of instructions, course material binder, quizzes, a final exam, and a project.

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IES Technical Luncheon: Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT

February 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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$25 – $50

This seminar strives to cut through the hype and buzz surrounding the emergence of IoT by introducing how interconnected technology enabled by IoT can be leveraged to make tangible improvements to building operations and efficiency through collective use of information.

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March 2019

SW Ontario IES Technical Luncheon: Revealing Architecture at Night

March 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Whistle Bear Golf Club, 1316 Dickie Settlement Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R8 Canada
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$25 – $75

This seminar will discuss the future of the city skyline at night. We will look at the history of how we lit building exteriors and transition to addressing the common issues of lighting buildings and architecture in the modern age. We will discuss the common issues we all face when lighting buildings and structures as we move toward sustainability.

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IES Toronto EP March Event Underwriters Laboratories of Canada

March 6 @ 5:45 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, 7 Underwriters Road
Toronto, Ontario M1R 3A9 Canada
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$25

Time: March 6, 2019 | 5:45pm-9:30pm Venue: Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, 7 Underwriters Road Toronto, M1R 3A9 Tickets: $25/person Tickets Open to everyone Event organizer contact: Darren Verasammy, P.Eng. verasammyd@gmail.com

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IES Technical Luncheon: Layers of Light

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr
North York, Ontario M4A 2N8 Canada
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Learn how to successfully identify and apply a nature-inspired layered approach to lighting commercial spaces informed by best practices and the recommendations of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

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