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Quality Lighting in a Greener World – IES 2010 annual conference in Toronto

October 4, 2010 | By Anthony Capkun

mt_ignoreThe Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is announcing its annual conference, “Quality Lighting in a Greener World”, which year focuses on the transformation of the lighting industry and how the need for reduced energy consumption will affect the quality of lighting. And EBMag will be there!

The anticipated changes in energy consumption will present particular challenges for lighting designers and manufacturers as they search for ways to maintain lighting standards. The conference offers an open exchange of information for attendees to freely explore these issues, while opportunities for continuing education credit are also available.

The day prior to the conference sessions (Sunday) begins with a welcome
by IES president, John Selander, and the presentation of the IES
Illumination Design Awards for 2010. Then the two-day conference really
gets going!

DAY ONE begins with the opening session, “The Great Debate: The Banning
of the Incandescent Bulb”, with lighting designer Howard Brandston and
Kaj den Daas, former executive VP of Philips Lighting BV. The debate
will be moderated by Dr. Ian Lewin, a lighting researcher and designer.


The “Quality Lighting in a Greener World” conference theme continues
with three seminars: “Why Fluorescent Lighting is Not Dead”, “Quality
Lighting versus Energy Codes” and “A Real-World Energy Story: Whole
Foods”. There are also four Paper Sessions: “Daylighting I”,
“Performance Measures/Testing”, “Daylighting II” and “Office Lighting”.
Finally, there’s a General Session: “Green Building Climate Change”. The
last two events of the day include the IES Progress Report—notable new
products, services, trends and publications during the previous year—and
a Product Showcase and Reception, featuring new products and services
from exhibitors.

DAY TWO involves two General Sessions: “Broad Changes to the IES
Lighting Handbook, 10th Ed.” and “Modelling a Sustainable World”.
Off-site lighting tours include the Schad Gallery at the Royal Ontario
Museum, Telus Corporate Headquarters and the Robarts Library at the
University of Toronto.

mt_ignoreBut it doesn’t end there. There’s the “Workshop for Lighting Designers”,
“CEO Roundtable: The Transformation of the Lighting Industry”, more
Paper Sessions and two Seminars: “Why Go Organic? Envisioning OLED
Lighting” and “IES Public Policy Interests”.

The evening concludes with the IES Gala Dinner and awards program.

Rounding out the conference presentations are networking breakout discussion groups, exhibits, luncheons and evening events.

IES says it is the oldest and largest educational and scientific society in North America devoted to lighting.

for the Illuminating Engineering Society.

CLICK HERE for additional information about the conference.

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