Events

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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Feb
7
Fri
IES Fundamentals of Lighting @ HH Angus Engineering Ltd.
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm

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.

Course Information

Date:
February 7th to 9th 2020

Time:
Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
(co-ordinator’s email will be sent to registrants the week before course starts, please take note of the confirmed start time. Personal Laptops are required.

Location:
HH Angus Engineering Ltd.
1127 Leslie Street, Toronto Ontario M3C 2J6

Program Fee:
Non Member $750.00
IES Member $650.00

Continental Breakfast, Lunches, and Snacks are included.

Topics
Module 1 – History, Light and Colour, Vision
Module 2 – Light Sources
Module 3 – Daylighting
Module 4 – Luminaires
Module 5 – Controls
Module 6 – Photometry, Calculations
Module 7 – Codes and Standards, Economics
Module 8 – Lighting Design Process, Commissioning
Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors

Spaces are limited so please register early.
Mandatory attendance for all 3 days is required.
Refunds will not be made one week prior to the course.

Feb
19
Wed
Lighting Controls- Going from Yes to Done @ Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
Feb 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

In this presentation, Richard will cover an overview of Lighting Controls. What are some of the challenges we face? What are the best practices that we can implement? He will explain the different strategies when it comes to wired vs wireless lighting controls. What are some of the challenges with modern lighting controls and how we successfully execute a quality light controls application? Finally, Richard will offer some insight on where he sees lighting control evolving in the future.

PRESENTER: RICHARD GOODE LC, MIES
Richard Goode is the Director of Specification sales and Total Solutions for Acuity Brands Lighting Canada. He manages the Solution Sales team across Canada supporting the C&I channel agencies across Canada. Richard has 35 years in lighting and lighting controls supporting business development, large projects, system design and territory sales management. Prior to Acuity Brands, Richard was with Philips Lighting Canada controls business and prior to that 15 years with Strand Lighting Canada as National Sales and Marketing Manager. Outside of Acuity Brands Richard rides Equestrian events with his horse, Bimini Cricket.

Toronto Light Festival 2020 @ The Distillery District
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tour the Toronto Light Festival
IES Toronto invites you to join your colleagues for a guided tour of the Toronto Light Festival at the Distillery Historic District* and some food and drinks.

The Festival exhibits the creativity of local and international artists and is a winter experience designed to entertain and inspire.

“Experience magical light sculptures, interactive installations, and cool new light art materials. Discover lighting creations of every size and type.”

The tour will take approximately 1 hour. The tour is outdoors – please dress appropriately.

We will warm you back up with a catered reception at the Mill Street Brew Pub.

Event Cost Includes the Tour, Drinks and Appetizers
Emerging Professionals: $10
IES Members: $25
Non-IES Members: $40
IALD: $10

Pre-Registration is required by February 16th!

Tour Assembly location:  30 Gristmill Lane, (tour starts at 7:30pm so be early).

Mar
18
Wed
[CANCELED] Connectivity “Digital Buildings”: What it is, Why do it and Network Design Considerations @ Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled. Our priority is not only the education of lighting professionals but to the health and well being of all our associates.

 

Back by Popular Demand! Bill MacGowan – Director, Digital Buildings for Cisco – will be presenting an in-depth review of cutting edge Digital Building Solutions. For those of you who met Bill at the Cisco Light Walk, here is an opportunity to get a more detailed discussion on Digital Building Solutions, and how lighting plays a role in this emerging technology!

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? Connectivity within Digital Buildings offers the perfect opportunity to satisfy those key business objectives. Connectivity not only decreases building energy consumption, overall OpEx and CapEx, but also delivers a unique and personalized experience to tenants that improves mobility, comfort, safety and productivity.

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

Bill MacGowanPRESENTER:
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

Apr
3
Fri
[POSTPONED] Fundamentals of Lighting April 2020 @ Viscor Inc.
Apr 3 @ 8:30 am – Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm


Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been postponed to later this Fall. Our priority is not only the education of lighting professionals but to the health and well being of all our associates.

 

Fundamentals of Lighting is an introductory course comprised of ten (10) modules that replace ED-100. The course includes three full days of instructions, quizzes, a final exam, and a project.

Course Information

Date:
April 3rd to 5th 2020

Time:
Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
(co-ordinator’s email will be sent to registrants the week before course starts, please take note of the confirmed start time. Personal Laptops are required.

Location:
Viscor Inc.
35 Oak St, North York, ON M9N 3L7
Link to Google Map

Program Fee:
Non-Member $750.00
IES Member $650.00

Continental Breakfast, Lunches, and Snacks are included.

Topics
Module 1 – History, Light and Colour, Vision
Module 2 – Light Sources
Module 3 – Daylighting
Module 4 – Luminaires
Module 5 – Controls
Module 6 – Photometry, Calculations
Module 7 – Codes and Standards, Economics
Module 8 – Lighting Design Process, Commissioning
Module 9 – Lighting for Interiors
Module 10 – Lighting for Exteriors

Spaces are limited so please register early.
Mandatory attendance for all 3 days is required.
Refunds will not be made one week prior to the course.

Apr
7
Tue
[CANCELED] Taste Colour – EP Event @ Lutron Experience Center
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled. Our priority is not only the education of lighting professionals but to the health and well being of all our associates.

 

Please join us for the April EP Event:

Taste Colour

TICKETS:
Emerging Professionals: $15
IES Members: $25
Non-IES Members: $40

Aug
24
Mon
2020 IES Virtual Annual Conference
Aug 24 – Sep 4 all-day

August 24-28, 2020
August 31 – September 4, 2020

2020 IES Virtual Annual ConferenceThe Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference (August 24 – 28, 2020 and August 31 – September 4, 2020) provides a range of educational programming on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. The 2020 Annual Conference has been moved to a virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

IES’s priority is the health and safety of the lighting community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to unfold, it became clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we needed to make tough choices. While it took longer than expected to reach a resolution, we believe that this was handled with the precision necessary to preserve the well-being of the Society while creating an opportunity for success both in the present and future.

DATES: August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th
TIMES: Official times to be determined, but there will be two blocks of sessions each day.
IES MEMBER REGISTRATION: $249*
NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION: $349
* There will be reduced rates for Emerging Professionals (EPs) and Student members, but we encourage you to wait on registering for the conference until we announce the benefits of the EP Program for this year.

The virtual Annual Conference will have sessions that will be held August 24th – August 28th and August 31st – September 4th. By providing a schedule that offers content across these two weeks, registrants will be able to attend all sessions and not have to choose between different tracks.

Despite the disruption we are facing, the IES is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in the Annual Conference without having to leave your workspace. We will leverage our technology to disseminate valuable, relevant and timely content. We hope that you find this virtual Annual Conference insightful, beneficial, and of the quality that you have come to expect from the IES.

There will be no virtual tabletop sessions this year. We will resume tabletops when we return to an in-person annual conference.

More information, such as agenda, speakers, and more will be made available shortly.

Please note, if you previously registered for the 2020 Annual Conference, your payment has been refunded. Those that have booked their rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the hotel will cancel your room reservation on your behalf.

Sep
16
Wed
Webinar: The Power of Routine
Sep 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Please join us for our first ever Virtual Technical Luncheon! In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our members, we have decided to offer our Technical Luncheons in an Online format until further notice. To make them as inclusive as possible, we will be offering participation at no charge! Be sure to register today!

Description:
Over the past 5 years, SMUD has completed several commercial and residential circadian lighting projects and has seen a common thread: the power of cuing for routines. This workshop will cover how circadian lighting can benefit the health and daily lives of individuals but will focus primarily on how correlated color temperature changes throughout the day can create beneficial routines in the lives of seniors, children and everyone in between.

Presenter:
Connie SamlaConnie Samla is SMUD’s Lighting Specialist working in the Energy Education & Technology Center helping customers with lighting with over twenty-five years’ experience. At SMUD, Connie develops and teaches workshops and works on R&D projects for new technology as well as circadian lighting. Connie has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Studies, is a registered electrical engineer, past president of the local IES chapter, is lighting certified and has taught lighting design classes at California State University Sacramento.

Oct
21
Wed
Webinar: How Low Can We Go!?
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our Virtual Technical Luncheon! In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our members, we have decided to offer our Technical Luncheons in an Online format until further notice. To make them as inclusive as possible, we will be offering participation at no charge! Be sure to register today!

Is it possible to achieve net zero and maintain good design? Energy efficiency is often equated with strictly engineered solutions and utilitarian approaches that sacrifice aesthetics. This does not have to be the case.
The renovation of the Ontario Association of Architects’ Headquarters building targeted to become one of Canada’s first Net Zero buildings, and lead through example. The project, now completed and awarded IES Awards of Merit in three categories (design, energy and sustainability, and controls) serves as a case study to illustrate attractive, workable and cost effective solutions while maintaining the architectural integrity of the building.

This seminar demystifies how to effectively incorporate the free light of the sun. We begin with the daylight modeling, followed by the impact on electrical lighting design and the lighting control strategy. The learning is rounded out by a detailed look at the financial implications to answer the question: Is it really worth it?

Deborah GottesmanPRESENTER: Deborah Gottesman
Deborah Gottesman is the principal of Gottesman Associates, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm established in 1999, with distinctive expertise in sustainability and heritage applications. Deborah’s 25+ years in all facets of the lighting industry, including design, engineering, management, education, and manufacturing gives her a unique contextual understanding of lighting from all perspectives.

Deborah has successfully worked on projects in many sectors, and has taught lighting at all levels to a wide audience from students to senior architects. A past president of the Toronto Section IES, Deborah has been involved in the IES at local, and international levels, and was awarded the Toronto Section Service Award in 2013.

A ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT OUT WITHIN 24HRS BEFORE THE EVENT

Nov
18
Wed
The Metrics & All These Lighting Acronyms – How Do I See the Light?
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Fee : Free
Accreditation : This webinar is AIA approved with HSW (Health Safety and Wellness)

Description:
In this seminar we will be walking you through some of the talking we do when it comes to the design and application of lighting. From trending buzzwords to a spectrum of color terms, we will demonstrate the fascinating way in which our industry is increasingly becoming more intelligent, and this despite the fact that we can’t agree on seemingly simpler things like how we calculate color. We will also look at circadian lighting and what time exposure means, not to mention the impact of flicker and how we should approach glare values pertaining to luminaires.
Plus, we will get into what exactly is driving the increasing relevance of spectral power distribution. Our goal is to walk the walk, talk the talk, and light the light on how complex we have become when it comes to our lexicon of luminary terms.

Learning objectives

  • To explore the relevant terms popping up in the lighting world and how we can leverage them in lighting application
  • To better understand how to evaluate color
  • To compare EML and CS when it comes to circadian lighting and how the terms are similar, but different
  • To examine how glare and flicker contribute to healthful lighting design
  • To strengthen our lighting strategies to best serve the human mind and body by looking at the big picture of the metrics we use.

Presenters
Michael Simla, B.Eng. – Chief Technology Officer, Lumenwerx
Janine Mighton, LC, MIES – Marketing Strategist, Lumenwerx