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The Illuminating Engineering Society Of North America To Host Annual Conference
September 2, 2010

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce its Annual Conference.

Theme: Quality Lighting in a Greener World. Sunday – Tuesday, November 7 – 9, 2010, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON.

This year’s conference will be exceptional for its focus on the transformation of the lighting industry and how the need for reduced energy consumption will affect the quality of lighting.  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. 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.

A two day conference is planned.  Day one begins with the opening session: The Great Debate: The Banning of the Incandescent Bulb, a debate between Howard Brandston, a world-renowned lighting designer, and Kaj den Daas, former Executive Vice-President of Philips Lighting, B.V., one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the world.  The debate will be moderated by Dr. Ian Lewin, a well-respected 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 vs Energy Codes, and A Real World Energy Story: Whole Foods; four paper sessions: Daylighting I, Performance Measures/Testing, Daylighting II, and Office Lighting; and 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: Two General Sessions: Broad changes to the IES Lighting Handbook, 10th Edition and Modeling a Sustainable World (model lighting ordinance); Toronto Off-Site Lighting Tours (The Schad Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, Telus Corporate Headquarters, and the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto); Workshop for Lighting Designers; CEO Roundtable: The Transformation of the Lighting Industry; Paper Sessions: Technology, Human Factors, LEDs; Poster Session; and two Seminars: Why Go Organic? Envisioning OLED Lighting and IES Public Policy Interests.  The evening is concluded with the IES Gala Dinner and awards program.

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

For additional information about the conference, go to www.ies.org/ac or contact Valerie Landers by phone: 212-248-5000, ext 117 or email: [email protected]
 

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