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IES - Teachers of Lighting Workshop (TOLW)

  • wish to enhance the educational experience for your students?
  • have “holes” in your lighting education and desire to fill them?
  • need to know what's “new” in lighting?
  • like to learn in a dynamic group setting?
  • want a total immersion lighting experience?

June 7-12, 2015 at GE Lighting Institute/Nela Park

The Sponsors
  • The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is a not for profit association. The IES was founded in 1906 to establish and disseminate scientific lighting recommendations. It is a recognized authority on lighting and is dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations and the public.
  • GE Lighting is one of the largest lamp manufacturers in the United States. The GE Lighting Institute at Nela Park was founded in 1933 and is dedicated to teaching lighting. Annually they provide workshops and discussions utilizing excellent staff, lighting system demonstrations and simulations for 4,000 attendees. (See www.gelighting.com)
  • Kichler is one of the largest decorative residential lighting fixture companies in the world. Kichler was founded in 1938 as a privately held, family-owned business and it remains so to today. Our reputation is built on original, design-oriented, high quality lighting products at competitive prices, backed by the finest customer service in the industry. Kichler employs hundreds of individuals in seven facilities spread over the United States and Asia, and does business worldwide. Kichler World Headquarters is located in Independence, Ohio. http://www.kichler.com
TOLW Description
The purpose of the workshop is to provide concentrated instruction in design, science and technology of lighting to full time and part time academic faculty who currently teach and have responsibility for lighting education. The workshop curricula assumes some basic lighting knowledge (i.e. participation in lighting workshops, university course work). If you wish to discuss the amount of background required, contact RebeccaHadleyCatter@eaton.com or dginthne@umn.edu. The program combines classroom and studio instruction, and participants work both individually and in teams. Instruction is provided by senior lighting faculty representing academia, design, and industry. Participants will be involved each day from 8:00 a.m. at the GE Lighting Institute and at the hotel for evening sessions. Private room lodging will be in a hotel where the evening sessions will be held.

Note: While teaching methodology is not the main thrust, there will be a time set aside for sharing successful learning strategies and teaching approaches. Past workshop attendees have expressed that a wealth of pedagogical knowledge was gained through observation during the workshop.

Grants for room, board and tuition will be awarded to applicants (space limited to 21 attendees). The applicant’s only charge will be a $225 non-refundable fee at the time of acceptance.

Topics Covered
  • Lighting terms • Psychological aspects
  • Light sources (including LEDs)
  • Design process • Luminaires • Optical control
  • Lighting calculations • Electrical control
  • Lighting economics • Vision and color
  • Energy management • Lighting and health
  • Interior lighting design • Exterior lighting
  • Sustainable design/LEED™ • Daylighting
  • Codes • Computers as a tool
Instructional Faculty
Leslie Davis, IES, IALD, LC, TKE, EIT-MN / Leslie Davis Lighting Design, Principal
Rebecca Hadley-Catter, IES, IALD, IDEC,LC, LEED-CI/Cooper Lighting Industries,Manager of THE SOURCE
Asha Hegde, Ph.D., LC, Associate Professor of Lighting & Interior Design, Texas State University
Terry McGowan, FIES, LC / ALA, Director of Engineering & Lighting Ideas, Principal
Mark Roush, FIES, M Arch, LC / Experience Light, Marketing Consultant
Additional faculty from GE for specialized presentations

Requirements for participants:
  • Participants are expected to be present throughout the workshop, attend all sessions on time and perform all assignments.
  • Family members and guests cannot be accommodated.
  • Personal expenses, including travel, are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Some facility with geometry, algebra, trigonometry (at the level of IES document TM-1), and three-dimensional drawing is expected.
There will be a webex prior to the workshop providing some background preparation.

This intensive lighting education experience is intended for faculty (both full and part time) with major and on-going responsibility for teaching lighting in programs of

• Interior Design • Theatre • Building Science • Architecture • Engineering • Technology

Attendees at previous workshops, who need a refresher are also eligible. The TOLW Committee will select the attendees. Those accepted will be notified by April 2015.

Applications must include the following:
  • A letter stating
    • why you wish to attend
    • your faculty status, include tenure status
    • a statement of your lighting background
    • how will the experience affect the lighting program upon your return
  • Your vitae
  • A description of current lighting courses at your institution
  • A letter from your department head or dean. The letter must indicate clearly the extent of your institution's commitment to lighting education.
All application materials must arrive at IES Headquarters no later than February 15, 2015 (OR submitted electronically no later March 25, 2015).

Address inquiries and applications to: Nicole DeGirolamo, IES, 120 Wall Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10005-4001, click here to email.
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