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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Oct
5
Sat
LightWalk at Nuit Blanche 2019 @ Fort York Visitor Centre
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LightWalk at Nuit Blanche 2019 @ Fort York Visitor Centre

‘THERMALLY SPEAKING’

Please join us for an energized tour of the Nuit Blanche exhibit: Thermally Speaking at the Fort York Visitor Centre!

Time: Starts at 7:00 PM, will end around 8:30 PM at the Visitor Centre but could continue until dawn for those continuing to venture Nuit Blanche into the night.

We will assemble by the entrance to the Fort York Visitor centre under the Bentway. Enjoy a VIP tour beginning at 7:30 PM by participating IES Emerging Professionals, The Artists and CityLights volunteers.

Location: Fort York Visitor Centre,

250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3K9
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Fee: This is a no-charge event, please register to reserve your spot

Thermally Speaking is a LeuWebb Projects creation in collaboration with CityLights 2019 with assistance from four IES EP/Student Candidates.

The Project
Human bodies are vessels of energy, containers of both fire and water. They’re constantly undergoing renewal and death at a cellular level. “Thermally Speaking” will translate the radiant energy of human bodies as they move through Fort York. This project will use thermography and infrared measurement tools to uncover the fields of energy of which all humans are a part. Visitors will be encouraged to ascend the rooftop ramp of the Fort York Visitors’ Centre towards an exceptional view over the Fort York site. Their presence and energy will be reflected throughout the surfaces of the building in colourful translations of their activity.

The Artist
*LeuWebb Projects
LeuWebb Projects, the creative union between artists Christine Leu and Alan Webb, is a multidisciplinary venue for creative collaboration exploring the space between the tangible and the ephemeral. Led by Christine Leu and Alan Webb, the practice operates at the intersection of art and architecture, employing diverse media to intervene and engage in the public sphere.

CITYLights
CITYLights Toronto was founded in 2015 as a way to educate Toronto students and young professionals in the fields of lighting design, architecture, and interior design by creating a site-specific installation that illuminate features, public art, and buildings.

Collaborating with local Toronto artist, we create temporary lighting installations that allow these emerging professionals and students access to knowledge and the latest lighting technology and apply it to Toronto’s cityscape.

Click video below for an exciting preview!

Oct
16
Wed
IES Technical Luncheon: Lighting & Cinematography @ Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Art of Cinematography has various sub Art-forms; Paintings, Sculptures, Architecture and Photography. We will shine some light on the art and exploration of Cinematography and how it transcends into dynamic aspects of Lighting Design.

The topics of the presentation will cover:

  1. Exploring lighting design from a new and fascinating angle directly from the world of film and art. We will learn how cinematographers work with light and what tools they use to create their vision of depth on a two dimensional screen. (*these tools were originally designed for film long before they were adopted by manufacturers and lighting designers)
  2. We’ll discuss and observe the directionality of light through the fundamental technique of Three Point Lighting and the history of light in film and paintings.
  3. The affect of colour psychology and what it means today in the western world.
  4. We will take a look at projected demonstrations of lighting and how it can be approached to the work.

PRESENTER: Osvaldo Sepulveda
Osvaldo SepulvedaOsvaldo Sepulveda was born in Santiago, Chile and resides in Toronto as a lighting designer at Mulvey + Banani Lighting. He is the middle child of five siblings and lives with his wife in Toronto.

Growing up Osvaldo’s first passion was acting. He first began his studies in theatre performance at Humber College’s Theatre Conservatory. Later he went on to study set design and cinematagraphy and completed the Advanced Film and Television program at Sheridan College. Osvaldo became a member of the Cinematographers Guild Local IATSE 667 as a camera assistant for feature films and televisions shows in the Toronto area. He is affiliated with the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, IES, and IALD. He is skilled in 2nd camera assisting, focus pulling, gripping, lighting, rigging, and set construction. It was then that he discovered a true passion for lighting. While working on set, Osvaldo closely observed cinematographers and studied how scenes were lit for the screen and how this one aspect affects an entire film.

He attended the lighting certificate program at Ryerson University before working at MBL.

Osvaldo also co-teaches an annual workshop at Humber College that includes lighting and shooting scenes for the graduating theatre class.

Nov
7
Thu
SW Technical Luncheon: Illuminating the Standards @ Whistle Bear Golf Club
Nov 7 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

We are pleased to announce a Technical Luncheon in South West Ontario!
The location and timing have been selected to make it convenient for you to attend. It will be an event not to miss, lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

This seminar will help you in navigating the present day standards applicable to modern design. We will explore and dissect the relevant information for the WELL Standard, LBC (Living Building Challenge), EML (Equivalent Melonopic Lux) Lighting vs CS (Circadian Stimulus) Lighting, COI (Cyanotic Observation Index) and TM-30-18 and how it relates to lighting. We will touch on the biological, physiological, psychological and general impacts that are driving these Certifications and Standards.

Presenter: Janine Mighton, LC

Janine Mighton, LC, is the Marketing Strategist for Lumenwerx ULC. Janine began her career as a lighting designer 18 years ago and 6 years later transitioned into the manufacturing sector where she found her true passion. Janine is experienced in Lighting Design, Product Design, Marketing Strategy, Sales Management and Product Marketing, in addition to receiving multiple awards for Lighting Design, Product Design and Marketing. She is LC certified and has been an IES instructor since 2008. When not exploring the latest innovations in lighting, Janine can be found tearing up the golf links or spending time with her family.

Registration Fees:
IES Member: $50
Non-Member: $65
Emerging Professional: $25

Late Registration Fee (in effect on the day of the luncheon):
Everyone: $75

Luncheon will be in the Forrest View Room.
Lunch will be provided

Nov
20
Wed
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.

Nov
28
Thu
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.

Jan
15
Wed
Specifying light source color rendition with IES TM-30 @ Latvian Canadian Cultural Centre
Jan 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

What is “white” light? How is it defined? What is Duv? How can products with the same CCT appear different? What is color rendering, holistically, and what are the drawbacks of CRI? What is a multi-metric system and what is IES TM-30-18? What is IES TM-30 ANNEX E and how can we use it to specify light sources? These questions, and many more, will be addressed in this comprehensive talk about color science. This session is designed for the lighting professional who finds it difficult to navigate the current state of color science and is looking to cut through the fog. This session will present technical information in an easy-to-digest manner and attendees will leave with a much stronger understanding of color science and associated metrics. Current trends in color science research will be discussed.

PRESENTER: Tony Esposito
Tony EspositoTony Esposito holds a doctorate in Architectural Engineering from Penn State University with a minor in statistics. His specialties include color science, color discrimination, human factors research methods, circadian metrics, and spectral modeling and optimization. His primary research goal is to develop an accurate and intuitive color discrimination metric for applied lighting.

Tony is a former graduate education fellow to the National Science Foundation, has won the Robert J. Besal Scholarship four times, and is a recipient of the 2019 Richard Kelly Grant. He currently serves as a voting member of the IES Color Committee and is the Founder and Head Research Scientist of Lighting Research Solutions LLC.

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