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

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

Oct
2
Wed
IES & NKBA BC Fall Mixer @ Tap & Barrel • Olympic Village
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Fall Mixer!

Oct
7
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Oct 7 @ 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

Oct
9
Wed
Testing Procedures Committee Meet & Greet @ Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come meet the Testing Procedures Committee. This Technical Committee reviews and approves draft standards prepared by the TPC sub-committees. BYOB. No RSVP required.

Oct
17
Thu
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Oct 17 @ 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

Oct
21
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Oct 21 @ 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

Oct
23
Wed
Circadian Lighting: Who is Saying What…? (Vancouver) @ The Arbutus Club
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Who is Saying What and What are the Effects on Architecture, Lighting and Interior Design? (Vancouver)

There is a lot of discussion, grandiloquence, marketing, deception, queries, confusion, debate, disagreement, pronouncements, research, rhetoric, promotion, study, advertising, and questions on light and its effects on human circadian rhythms and human health. It is THE hottest topic in the lighting industry. What is “Circadian Lighting”? Do we know enough to prescribe lighting as “Lighting Doctors”? Is interior lighting ruining our sleep? Have we extended our lighted day past the boundary of good health? What can designers in the lighting field do? In this unique presentation, Tom Butters, IES Director of Education will offer no solid answers. We will take an exploratory trip through who is saying what, and what are the consequences both good and bad of the differing opinions, studies and conclusions. We will ascertain where there is consensus and where there is opposing viewpoints. You will come away with the knowledge and confidence to ask the questions you will need to ask whoever is promoting “Circadian Lighting”.

Guest Speaker
Tom Butters, LC

Tom ButtersTom is the Director of Education for the IES. He is responsible for developing and delivering lighting education to the IES membership and the public at large in a multitude of modern modalities. Prior to his appointment at the IES, Tom was at then the Director of Canlyte/Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Toronto from 1999 to 2016. Tom is the first and only one of three recipients of Canlyte’s “Certificate of Achievement in Lighting Excellence”, the beneficiary of IES Toronto Sections’ Mentor Award in 2011, the prestigious G.G. Cousins Award in 2015, and the IES Section Service Award in 2018.

This seminar is worth 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Oct
24
Thu
Circadian Lighting: Who is Saying What…? (Victoria) @ Hotel Grand Pacific
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Who is Saying What and What are the Effects on Architecture, Lighting and Interior Design? (Victoria)

There is a lot of discussion, grandiloquence, marketing, deception, queries, confusion, debate, disagreement, pronouncements, research, rhetoric, promotion, study, advertising, and questions on light and its effects on human circadian rhythms and human health. It is THE hottest topic in the lighting industry. What is “Circadian Lighting”? Do we know enough to prescribe lighting as “Lighting Doctors”? Is interior lighting ruining our sleep? Have we extended our lighted day past the boundary of good health? What can designers in the lighting field do? In this unique presentation, Tom Butters, IES Director of Education will offer no solid answers. We will take an exploratory trip through who is saying what, and what are the consequences both good and bad of the differing opinions, studies and conclusions. We will ascertain where there is consensus and where there is opposing viewpoints. You will come away with the knowledge and confidence to ask the questions you will need to ask whoever is promoting “Circadian Lighting”.

Guest Speaker
Tom Butters, LC

Tom ButtersTom is the Director of Education for the IES. He is responsible for developing and delivering lighting education to the IES membership and the public at large in a multitude of modern modalities. Prior to his appointment at the IES, Tom was at then the Director of Canlyte/Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Toronto from 1999 to 2016. Tom is the first and only one of three recipients of Canlyte’s “Certificate of Achievement in Lighting Excellence”, the beneficiary of IES Toronto Sections’ Mentor Award in 2011, the prestigious G.G. Cousins Award in 2015, and the IES Section Service Award in 2018.

This seminar is worth 1 AIA HSW LU credit

Oct
28
Mon
NCQLP Exam Study Group 2019
Oct 28 @ 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