Events

The Vancouver 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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Please contact us at regstration@iesbc.org for past events details

Apr
1
Mon
Intermediate Lighting Course 2019 @ BCEA
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm

The intermediate Lighting Course is broken into three segments. Upon successful completion of all three segments, a certificate will be awarded. This educational program is designed as the “next step” for those who already completed FOL-09 (ED100) or those with a number of years of experience in lighting. This course is a good next step for those preparing for the NCQLP – LC Exam.

The course is typically held on weekdays after office hours (6pm – 9pm). Please visit Event Registration for upcoming course dates.

The Intermediate Lighting Course is a 10 session course. Upon successful completion of all the sessions, a certificate will be awarded. There will be homework after each session and a final individual project to be presented on the last night. This educational program is designed as the “next step” for those who have already completed Fundamentals of Lighting or those with a number of years of experience in

(Download Registration PDF)

Sessions are from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

If you plan to pay by cheque, please make cheque payable to: “IES – BC Section”, complete the registration form online and bring a cheque on the first night of class. The minimum number of students is 7.

Please note that 7 of the sessions will be presented via webinar to make it easier for students to arrive to class on time. Ensure that your hardware works with Webex.

NOTE: Cancellations must be received 1 full week prior to the start of course or full payment is required.
Payment required by start of course or attendance will not be permitted.

If you are outside the Lower Mainland, please contact Owen Stevens at ostevens@telus.net to arrange for sessions 1 & 5 to be provided through the webinar. Distance Ed. Students are expected to attend the final session but special arrangements may be possible.

Apr
18
Thu
Healthcare Lighting Design @ Holiday Inn
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Description

With advancements of electric light technologies and the availability of online information, it can be a challenge to decide what make sense for your application. Therefore this presentation will take a high level approach to what is possible, what is necessary and what fits into the budget.

Alison will touch on our current lighting design, what are the client needs and how to work within budget restraints.

She will comment on LEED, WELL Building with an overview of successes and challenges of lighting design and installation at the New TACC facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deciphering lighting technologies and understanding what they are.
  • What is right for the client and works within their budgets.
  • What questions to ask, are all product created equal.
  • Why are lighting controls important and where are they headed.

This event is worth 1 LC Credit

Speaker

Allison WhiteAlison White Assoc. IALD, MIES, IDA, LC, presently with The Lighting Group at SMP Engineering in Calgary AB, spent most of her career in eastern Canada, relocating to Alberta 11years ago. Her education is Architectural; however, her experience started in electrical design but has specialized in architectural lighting for over 25 years.

Alison has been an instructor and guest lectured at several university programs in Architectural, Interior Design and Electrical Engineering. She presented at the ESCC 2018 – 5th International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change in Mykonos, Greece, on LED Lighting Systems and Energy Savings.

She is a past president and an active volunteer with the IES Calgary Section.

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May
13
Mon
Lighting Upgrades in Existing Buildings – A Lighting Designer’s Perspective + Hydro Incentive Program Update @ BC Hydro Dunsmuir
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to identify retrofit opportunities with existing lighting systems
How to estimate energy savings potential, costs, and payback
How to idenfity the major retrofit obstacles
How to incorporate the latest NECB or ASHRAE 90.1 requirements into a retrofit

EVENT SCHEDULE

7:30 – 8:00 Registration and Check-In
8:00 – 9:00 Presentation by Len Horvath
9:00 – 9:15 Coffee Break
9:15 – 9:45 Hydo Incentive Program Update

This event is worth 1 LC credit!

SPEAKERS:
Len HorvathLen Horvath, M.Sc. President, Quantum Lighting Inc.

Len is an industry executive with over 45 years of experience in the commercial and industrial building industry. Prior to founding Quantum Lighting, Inc. in 1994, Len had a 25-year career with BC Telecom (now Telus Corporation) and was responsible for their building and real estate division.

Currently Len is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA BC) Education Committee and was the founding President and is currently a Director of the BC Advanced Conservation and Efficiency Association (BC ACE). He serves as an advisor for the Energy Management program of the New York Institute of Technology.

Len is a CSA member and serves on technical committees in the building energy efficiency and lighting fields. He is a well-known speaker on the topics of energy efficient lighting design and new lighting technologies.

Peter Kan, P.Eng, LC

Peter KanPeter is the Senior Lighting Consultant and Project Manager, at Quantum Lighting, with over 2 decades of experience in the field of General and Solid State Lighting. Applying his degree in Engineering Physics, he has invented & co-invented various optical designs for SSL products resulting in 4 published patent applications.

He has provided technical leadership with early concept engineering teams, and has demonstrated strong interpersonal skills as a project manager. Peter is registered as a professional engineer (P.Eng) with APEGBC, a lighting certified (LC) professional with NCQLP, and, and is currently the Treasurer for IES BC section.

IESBC Industry Partners
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May
19
Sun
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
May 19 – May 23 all-day
2019 LIGHTFAIR International @ Pennsylvania Convention Center

The connected future is yours to discover here: LIGHTFAIR® International 2019. 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.

Jun
12
Wed
Circadian Rhythm & Lighting @ Symmetry Lighting
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Emerging Professionals Vancouver hosts Circadian Rhythm & Lighting on June 12th with guest speaker Eszter Laszlo from Nano-lit Technologies. This event will shine light on your circadium rhythm while optimizing your lighting to better emulate the natural environment.

Circadian Rhythm & Lighting

Aug
8
Thu
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
IES 2019 Annual Conference @ Omni Louisville Hotel

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference August 8-10, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.

The 2019 Annual Conference will endeavor to bring experiences, education, networking and inspiration together to foster personal and career growth.

We encourage you to make your Annual Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes July 15, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

The conference begins Thursday evening August 8 — Opening Night — with the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by two exciting days of accredited educational programs, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends and meet new people.


Theme

The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide educational sessions and experiences relevant to the audience of lighting professionals, academics, and peripheral design disciplines. This year’s theme is bringing focus to the powerful interrelationships between light affects and light effects. In addition, the Conference program will also consist of technical papers and posters on a wide range of lighting-related topics.

Sep
16
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The NCQLP (LC) exam is scheduled for November 2, 2019. There is a Vancouver exam site shown in the NCQLP handbook. We are willing to assist anyone wanting to write the 4.0 hour exam by coordinating a study group. This study session is 7 weeks of group participation not lectures. There is a great deal of reading and preparation for each evening. Most of the reading material will be made available. The more you put into the sessions, the more you will get out of it. The group size will be limited to 10. The study session fees will be $350 (CDN).

A suggested schedule is given below:

Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 23, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Practice Exam

Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

(Since this is a small group, if the dates/days need to be changed we will try our best to accommodate.)

Location will be determined based on the participants. If you or your company has a suitable space, please let us know.

THE EXAM IS RUN BY NCQLP; not IESBC. THE PREP FEES DO NOT INCLUDE EXAM COSTS!

If you want to sign up for the exam, please go to the NCQLP web site (www.ncqlp.org), review the requirements
etc. and then download & complete the candidate’s handbook (please note the e-mail address for NCQLP is
info@ncqlp.org).

Exam Registration Deadlines and Fees: September 19, 2019 ($675.00 USD)

If you are interested in the preparation course, please sign up on line at www.iesbc.org and then advise Owen Stevens at ostevens@telus.net or Lynn Asselin at lynn.asselin@holophane.com

Sep
22
Sun
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
IES Street and Area Lighting Conference @ Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

CONFERENCE SCOPE

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. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, benchmarks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. We strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere.

We encourage you to make your IES Street and Area Lighting Conference 2019 hotel and air travel reservations as early as possible in order to take advantage of competitive fares. Room Block closes August 29, 2019.

WHY ATTEND?

Our attendee base, over 900 and growing, includes managers, technical and marketing specialists, lighting consultants and engineers from electric utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, energy service companies and manufacturers. These outdoor lighting professionals come from across the country and the industry. All are vitally interested in learning about products and services and include decision-makers from investor-owned regulated electric utilities, unregulated marketing affiliates, cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent contractors and consultants.

Sep
23
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The NCQLP (LC) exam is scheduled for November 2, 2019. There is a Vancouver exam site shown in the NCQLP handbook. We are willing to assist anyone wanting to write the 4.0 hour exam by coordinating a study group. This study session is 7 weeks of group participation not lectures. There is a great deal of reading and preparation for each evening. Most of the reading material will be made available. The more you put into the sessions, the more you will get out of it. The group size will be limited to 10. The study session fees will be $350 (CDN).

A suggested schedule is given below:

Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 23, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Practice Exam

Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

(Since this is a small group, if the dates/days need to be changed we will try our best to accommodate.)

Location will be determined based on the participants. If you or your company has a suitable space, please let us know.

THE EXAM IS RUN BY NCQLP; not IESBC. THE PREP FEES DO NOT INCLUDE EXAM COSTS!

If you want to sign up for the exam, please go to the NCQLP web site (www.ncqlp.org), review the requirements
etc. and then download & complete the candidate’s handbook (please note the e-mail address for NCQLP is
info@ncqlp.org).

Exam Registration Deadlines and Fees: September 19, 2019 ($675.00 USD)

If you are interested in the preparation course, please sign up on line at www.iesbc.org and then advise Owen Stevens at ostevens@telus.net or Lynn Asselin at lynn.asselin@holophane.com

Sep
30
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The NCQLP (LC) exam is scheduled for November 2, 2019. There is a Vancouver exam site shown in the NCQLP handbook. We are willing to assist anyone wanting to write the 4.0 hour exam by coordinating a study group. This study session is 7 weeks of group participation not lectures. There is a great deal of reading and preparation for each evening. Most of the reading material will be made available. The more you put into the sessions, the more you will get out of it. The group size will be limited to 10. The study session fees will be $350 (CDN).

A suggested schedule is given below:

Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 23, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 30, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Practice Exam

Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Monday, October 28, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

(Since this is a small group, if the dates/days need to be changed we will try our best to accommodate.)

Location will be determined based on the participants. If you or your company has a suitable space, please let us know.

THE EXAM IS RUN BY NCQLP; not IESBC. THE PREP FEES DO NOT INCLUDE EXAM COSTS!

If you want to sign up for the exam, please go to the NCQLP web site (www.ncqlp.org), review the requirements
etc. and then download & complete the candidate’s handbook (please note the e-mail address for NCQLP is
info@ncqlp.org).

Exam Registration Deadlines and Fees: September 19, 2019 ($675.00 USD)

If you are interested in the preparation course, please sign up on line at www.iesbc.org and then advise Owen Stevens at ostevens@telus.net or Lynn Asselin at lynn.asselin@holophane.com