Lighting Education 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