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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Lighting Today Is Not The Same As Yesterday Or Tomorrow @ Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
Nov 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Everyone knows what the lighting business is today. Mr. Wally Eley will provide some insights into what the lighting industry was 40-50 years ago and what he sees happening 40-50 years from now. Please join us on a lighting journey taking us from yesterday into the visionary future of lighting!

Wally Eley, P.Eng. LC, PE

PRESENTER: Wally Eley, P.Eng. LC, PE

Wallace “Wally” G. Eley, Principal of Crossey Engineering Ltd., has over forty years of experience in electrical and lighting designs. Based in Toronto, Canada, his professional experience has always reflected a philosophy that is innovative and future-focused. Wally has been involved with numerous award-winning projects both in Canada and internationally, including in the United States, Russia, Dubai, and China. He is a member of IES and PEO, and is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in various provinces and states. He has received four awards of excellence, a special citation and numerous awards of merit for his work and is a seasoned instructor at Ryerson University.

Light Walk Cisco @ Cisco Systems Inc
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please SAVE THE DATE for the Light Walk at Cisco on Nov 28,2019

“Digital Connected Buildings: What it is, Why do it and Network Design Considerations”

Organizations around the world strive to drive cost out of their operations while operating in a responsible and sustainable fashion. Those same organizations are competing for top talent and are constantly looking for ways to create that connected, collaborative and flexible workplace experience to boost their employees’ engagement, creativity and productivity.

How do you win that battle? Digital Buildings offer the perfect opportunity to satisfy those key business objectives. Digital buildings not only decrease building energy consumption, overall OpEx and CapEx, but also deliver a unique and personalized experience to tenants that improves mobility, comfort, safety and productivity.

This session will spell out what a Digital Building is, the business benefits it delivers to the organization, review important network design & cybersecurity considerations and conclude with some use cases.

William R MacGowanPresenter: William R MacGowan, P.Eng.,CEM
William MacGowan is the Director, Digital Buildings for Cisco’s Industry Transformation Division in Canada. William has extensive experience within the AEC (Architects Engineers Constructors) Space and is intimate in the design, implementation and integration of IOT (Internet of Things) building systems. William has been intimately involved with the progress of open data communication standards and converged Facility + IT (4th Utility) Networks. William has deep knowledge in the areas of Use Case Development, Space Utilization and the Delivery of High Performance Building Value. William is an honors graduate of the Queens University Electrical Engineering Program and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the American Energy Engineers (AEE) Association. William resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

LIGHTFAIR International 2020 @ Las Vegas Convention Center
May 3 – May 7 all-day
LIGHTFAIR International 2020 @ Las Vegas Convention Center

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2020. The lighting and design industry’s source for all that is new and next. Where brilliant solutions in lighting, connectivity, design and integration will unfold in a synergy of light in life. In the unsurpassed resources of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting event.