IES Calgary: The 7 Things That Need to be Fixed in the Lighting Industry. Like Now!

Calendar
Alberta
Date
Wed Feb 21 2024 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Url
https://calgary.ies.org/events-calendar/the-7-tings-that-need-to-be-fixed-in-the-lighting-industry-like-now/
Event Location
Holiday Inn & Suites – Calgary South 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, Alberta

Description

Presented by Tom Butters, LC, The Lighting Agora and National Lighting Bureau

Description:

With apologies to George Carlin. Industry veteran, Tom Butters, will explore 7 areas where the lighting industry needs to either up their game, change their focus, or blow it up and start anew.

Coming out of the hibernation from COVID-19, the North American Lighting industry is experiencing seismic challenges mostly from within our own ranks. In this sometimes tongue in cheek, expletive laden, often self-serving diatribe, Butters will explore some of the issues concerning the North American lighting industry in 2023 with the goal to open a dialogue where all industry stakeholders can share best practices and move us forward.

The industry is NOT better off than pre-COVID, but it can be.

Subjects that will be brought up may include: our siloed industry, the ludicrous fight over circadian lighting, the time to bury CRI was in 1964 not 2024, clueless European management of some of N. A’s historically leading lines, Lightfair, the dumbing down of lighting education, global supply chain issues, and the apparent total lack of empathy in the lighting industry.

As with any of Tom’s presentations, he will seek to educate while being entertaining.

**The views expressed in this presentation, are those exclusively of the presenter and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the IES, IES Calgary Section, Lightfair, CRI, or any sane person.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Upon completed viewing of the presentation the attendee will have a better understanding of the landscape of the North American lighting industry with an eye to ask the important, and sometimes hard, questions to grow our industry.
2. Upon completed viewing of the presentation, the attendee should have a firm understanding of what CRI is, and why it needs to be replaced, now.
3. Upon completed viewing of the presentation, the attendee will be aware of the extreme need for in person lighting education.
4. Upon completed viewing of the presentation, the attendee will have a better understanding of what Lightfair is, what it means to the industry and how important it is to support it.

IES Members - $35.00
Non-Members - $40.00

Register Here