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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Fundamentals of Lighting – April 2019 @ BCEA
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Fundamentals of Lighting course is a 3-day course cover topics: Light, Vision & Colour; Lighting Design Guide; Light Sources & Ballasts; Luminaires & Controls; Lighting Calculations & Photometry; Lighting for Interiors; Lighting for Exterior; Energy Management.

To be more environmentally and fiscally responsible, the BC Section of the IES has changed how we provide course material. We will be distributing PDF versions of the course material. Printing is your option but the total number of pages is in excess of 1,000. So, you will need some type of device (laptop, Surface Pro, IPad, etc.) to use in class. We will also have other files available through Dropbox. We can provide a printed version of the course material but we will have to charge an extra $85.00 and you must advise us at least 2 weeks before the first day of class. More information on this complete process will be supplied to you once you have registered and paid for the course.

Course Outline

Day 1 – Thursday, Aril 25
Light Vision & Colour
Lighting Design Guide
Light Sources & Ballasts
Luminaires & Controls

Day 2 – Friday, April 26
Lighting Metrics, Photometry, Calculations

Day 3 – Saturday, April 27
Lighting for Interiors
Lighting for Exterior
Energy Management

For more information, refer to the Registration Form.
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A minimum of 15 students is needed to run the course. Full refunds will be reimbursed if course is unable to reach the minimum.

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

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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 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.

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.

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