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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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February 2018

South West Ontario IES Technical Seminar

February 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm EST
Whistle Bear Golf Club, 1316 Dickie Settlement Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4R8 Canada
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Reconstructing the Business of Light - A Sweeping Response to LEDs Description: We have survived the LED storm of the decade, but it's not over yet. The lighting industry is under reconstruction, including everything from testing and measurement to fixture construction and procurement. The evolution gives us unprecedented choice, but not without new challenges. This seminar tells the LED story: past, present, and future. Topics include new methods of assessing colour, taming the technical beast, the power of materials, and…

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IES Technical Luncheon: The Challenges of Dimming LED Lighting Loads

February 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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Dimming LED fixtures can be a nightmare! Daniel Silverstein will provide attendees with insights and a technical review of dimming systems and their relative benefits from the perspective of a lighting fixture manufacturer. He will take a deeper dive into how dimmers actually work, all while examining the dimming technologies that are available on the market today. A predominant objective of this presentation will be placed on understanding the challenges associated with phase cut dimming vs other systems, all in…

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March 2018

IES Toronto LightWalk at the Aga Khan Toronto Site

March 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1 Canada
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The Aga Khan Museum and The Ismaili Centre Toronto

Light was the inspiration for these majestic structures. The architects guidance was to ensure that light is ever-present and animating the buildings. An exceptional level of detailing combined with a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, this is an event not to be missed. Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Reception begins at 6:00 PM, food and drink will be served. Presentations by the architects and lighting designers will be followed with a directed tour of the Museum. We will…

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IES Technical Luncheon: An Experiential Conversation About Colour

March 21, 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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As LEDs evolve to offer us unprecedented freedom of design, the topic of colour has become more complicated and confusing than ever before. As lighting professionals we need to be a knowledgeable resource for our clients, and should be able to answer questions like: What is colour and why do we care? How does light really affect colour and how does understanding colour impact the lighting industry? What does colour preference have to do with choosing a light source? What…

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April 2018

IES Technical Luncheon: OFF is the New ON: Challenging the Assumptions of Lighting Energy Consumption

April 18, 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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Centuries of progress have created the environment we now enjoy….we are the creators of light. And, as is the case with other skills we have attained, it is difficult to recall the thinking we had when we could not create light. In this presentation, the speaker will explore the new perspectives required by “users of light” to embrace the technology features that are the future of lighting systems. She will share thought leader opinions about the future of lighting technologies…

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Fundamentals of Lighting

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd., 1127 Leslie Street
Toronto, Ontario M3C 2J6 Canada
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IES Fundamentals of Lighting Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of seven modules which replaces ED-100. The course includes three full days of instructions, course material binder, quizzes, a final exam, and a project. Time: Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Program Fee: IES Members: $650.00 Non-Members: $750.00 Continental Breakfast, Lunches, and Snacks are included. Topics: Module 1 - History, Light and Colour, Vision Module 2…

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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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