Meeting Your Lighting Educational and Marketing Needs

The Lighting Agora is a consortium of independent award-winning lighting expert consultants who all share the knowledge, passion, and empathy to deliver to our clients the zenith in lighting education, webinars, marketing, marketing research, and website design.

The “Agora” or “meeting place” first found in the works of Homer, is an open space which served as the meeting place where citizens could meet and exchange goods, services and knowledge. It is the place where Socrates, Aristocles son of Ariston (Plato), Aristotle, and Alexander the Great learned, earned and returned.

It was a place that encouraged discussion, discord, debate, and agreement. It was a place where dreams and ideas were developed, tempered, and delivered.

Lighting Education Consulting

Lighting Education Consulting

The Lighting Agora has the industry experts to design, develop and deliver the highest quality in Lighting Education.

Managed Lighting Webinars

Managed Lighting Webinars

Outsource the management of your virtual events, webcasts, & webinars to streamline your lighting education requirements.

Lighting Industry Marketing & Research

Lighting Industry Marketing & Research

Led by seasoned marketing professionals from the lighting industry, we offer a wide range of services to help you realize your marketing vision.

Lighting Design Consultants

Lighting Design Consultants

Our experts have extensive, award-winning experience in virtually all lighting applications.

Our independent award-winning lighting consultants can use our expertise to collaborate with you to meet all your lighting education, webinar, marketing, research, and website design requirements. Our empathetic approach ensures that we listen to your specific needs and meet your requirements.

A Consortium of Lighting Industry Experts

With hundreds of years of experience in the lighting industry the colleagues at The Lighting Agora are positioned and have the lighting expertise to supply you with the pinnacle of lighting education development, lighting education delivery, lighting marketing research, lighting marketing, lighting controls design, luminaire design, 3D printed luminaire prototypes, and web design.

Leni Schwendinger

Leni Schwendinger

Leni Schwendinger is a globally recognized expert on the many issues and applications of city lighting with more

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Clifton Stanley Lemon, IES

Clifton Stanley Lemon, IES

Clifton Stanley Lemon, IES CEO, Clifton Lemon Associates Clifton is CEO of Clifton Lemon Associates, a consultancy providing

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Don Peifer, MArchSc

Don Peifer, MArchSc

Don began his career in lighting as a designer for film and fashion. He designed the lighting for

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Mark Roush, FIES, LC, M.Arch

Mark Roush, FIES, LC, M.Arch

Mark Roush is principle of  Experience Light – a 15-year consultancy in marketing and education focused on customer

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Mary Beth Gotti, LC

Mary Beth Gotti, LC

Mary Beth Gotti, LC   Mary Beth was the Manager of the GE Lighting Institute in Cleveland, Ohio

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Jason Livingston, LC

Jason Livingston, LC

Jason Livingston is the principal of Studio T+L, which has dual specialties of architectural lighting design and theatre

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Peter Brown, LC

Peter Brown, LC

Peter Brown, LC   With thirty-five years in the commercial & industrial (C&I) USA lighting industry, Mr. Brown

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Julie Johnson, LC

Julie Johnson, LC

Julie Johnson, LC is the Owner and Lead Lighting Designer for LiteSeeker Studio, LLC, which specializes in architectural

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Bob Parks, LC

Bob Parks, LC

Bob Parks, LC Bob Parks is an IES member, Lighting Certified (LC), Community Friendly Lighting Certified (CFLC) and

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C. Webster Marsh, CLCP

C. Webster Marsh, CLCP

C. Webster Marsh, CLCP   C. Webster Marsh is the owner of Penumbra Controls, where he provides lighting

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Tony Esposito, PhD

Tony Esposito, PhD

Tony is the Founder and Head Research Scientist of Lighting Research Solutions, a lighting consultancy providing services in

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Meiling Fong

Meiling Fong

Meiling is a marketing professional passionate about building ethical and sustainable businesses, and the founder of Blueboxfish Marketing

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Dan Blitzer, FIES, LC

Dan Blitzer, FIES, LC

Dan Blitzer is Principal of The Practical Lighting Workshop, founded in 1993. The firm provides consulting services in

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Gerry Cornwell, LC

Gerry Cornwell, LC

Gerry Cornwell, LC, (B.A. Hnrs, Brock University) is one of Canada’s leading lighting designers and educators. His expertise

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Shane Skwarek

Shane Skwarek

Shane Skwarek is the Owner and Chief Technologist of S-FX.com Small Business Solutions. An avid technology buff, Shane

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Tom Butters, LC

Tom Butters, LC

Tom Butters, LC is the creative mind and developer behind some of the most well received educational tools

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Educational Webinars & Events

December 28, 2021 9:00 am -
December 30, 2021 4:00 pm
Room link will be sent via email

The Lighting Agora is pleased to welcome you to its inaugural virtual educational event, "The Last Watts."  

Capitalizing on centuries of combined lighting industry experience, our Lighting Experts have put together a comprehensive 3-day virtual educational event. "The Last Watts" will provide attendees with a detailed understanding of lighting concepts ranging from fundamentals to advanced approaches.

The Last Watts is a special end of year event where participants can “Learn and Earn”.

Participation in this event will qualify attendees for up to 18 Continuing Education credits.

* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations

Tentative Agenda

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

  • Session #1 - December 28th @ 9 AM ET
  • Session #2 - December 28th @ 1 PM ET 
  • Session #3 - December 29th @ 9 AM ET
  • Session #4 - December 29th @ 1 PM ET
  • Session #5 - December 30th @ 9 AM ET
  • Session #6 - December 30th @ 1 PM ET

Confirmed Presenters

  • Daniel Blitzer
  • Peter Brown
  • Gerry Cornwell
  • Mark Dietrich
  • Meiling Fong
  • Deborah Gottesman
  • Julie Johnson
  • Clifton Lemon
  • C. Webster Marsh
  • Francois-Xavier Morin
  • Bob Parks
  • Don Peifer
  • Chris Smith-Peterson
  • Mark Roush
  • Randall Whitehead

Registration Fees

  • Entire Conference - $300
  • Individual Sessions - $60 / each
  • Group discounts available. Contact us for more details!
December 28, 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

This Session includes:

  • Mark Dietrich presenting, "The Future is Bright - Getting Lit Off-Grid: Lighting Considerations for Alternate Power"
  • Chris Smith-Peterson presenting, "Enhancing Interior Space with Indirect Lighting"
  • Deborah Gottesman presenting, "How Low Can We Go?  The Ontario Association of Architect's Journey to Net Zero"

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION #1 ONLY
December 28th @ 9 AM - 12 PM ET 

* Schedule subject to change
* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations
December 28, 2021
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

This Session includes:

  • Don Peifer presenting, "Room to Breath – How to Design a Luminaire: Designing a Semi-Indirect Luminaire System That Allows Wider Spacing Criteria and Reduced Power Density"
  • Dan Blitzer presenting, "Lighting Vertical Surfaces"
  • Mark Roush presenting, "Lighting Well - Lighting and the Well Building Standard"

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION #2 ONLY
December 28th @ 1 PM - 4 PM ET 

* Schedule subject to change
* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations
December 29, 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

This Session includes:

  • FX Morin presenting, "Lighting for the Senses & Why You Should Care"
  • Julie Johnston presenting, "Designing With Light: Sparking Creativity and Joy For Children in Public/Private Spaces"
  • Dan Blitzer presenting, "Functional Lighting/Decorative Luminaires"

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION #3 ONLY
December 29th @ 9 AM - 12 PM ET 

* Schedule subject to change
* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations
December 29, 2021
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

This Session includes:

  • Mary Beth Gotti presenting, "Implementing Sustainable Outdoor Lighting Design"
  • Bob Parks presenting, "Community Friendly Lighting Certificate Training"

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION #4 ONLY
December 29th @ 1 PM - 5 PM ET 

* Schedule subject to change
* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations
December 30, 2021
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

This Session includes:

  • Webster Marsh presenting, "Specifying in the Digital Age of Lighting Controls"
  • Meiling Fong presenting, "Look before you jump - How Market Research can illuminate the way"
  • Peter Brown presenting, "Understanding Disruption – you either disrupt or be disrupted"

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION #5 ONLY
December 30th @ 9 AM - 12 PM ET 

* Schedule subject to change
* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations
December 30, 2021
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Each session of The Last Watts will provide multiple perspectives on a similar topic across three 50-minute presentations (unless otherwise noted), with a 30-minute live Q&A period with each of the presenters at the conclusion of the consecutive presentations.

This format gives attendees an opportunity to see a complete picture of various lighting topics and opens the floor for a unique panel discussion with each of the presenters.

This Session includes:

  • Clifton Lemon & Randall Whitehead presenting, "Beautiful Light: Transforming Residential Spaces"
  • Gerry Cornwell presenting, "So, You Want to Write the NCQLP Exam? - How Do I Know If I'm Ready?" - LC Prep Primer

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION #6 ONLY
December 30th @ 1 PM - 4 PM ET 

* Schedule subject to change
* Registration alone does not earn credits. You must be logged in for the required amount of time.
* Not all presentations, will qualify for all accreditations. If in doubt, please inquire. The final word rests with your accreditation organizations

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