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Seminars - How to Create an Online Presence and Lighting Trends - New Technology, New Ideas


Location: UBC Robson Square – HSBC Room, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

2:00 – 3:00 pm - Registration and networking

Coffee, tea, juice, water and cookies will be provided.

3:00 – 4:00 pm - Speaker Ivan Ruiz with Q&A after
4:00 -- 5:00 pm - Speaker Margot Richards

Seminar 1:
"How to Create an Online Presence"
This will be an introductory class to help you market yourself online. In this workshop attendants will learn key concepts and strategies to create a presence on the internet. What should you do online and why? How to do it and with what? These are among the questions that will be answered. This workshop will also discuss choices for audio, video, and written media.

This seminar will look at the following:
• 3 strategies to market yourself on line
• 3 ways to create a website/blog
• 3 strategies to get your website blog on first page of google
• 3 content creation strategies (what information to put online and where)

Ivan has 10 years of public speaking experience. Originally trained by the Ministry of Attorney General's Office of British Columbia in facilitation he spent two years traveling around the province speaking to youths from 5-18 years of age about racism and violence and developing his communication skills.

He has an Advanced Toastmasters Gold designation from Toastmasters International the highest designation available in communication under the Toastmasters system.

Recently Ivan was also the Co-Host to the Vancouver International Salsa Festival & the Shine Dance Festival.

Seminar 2:
"Lighting Trends - New technology, New Ideas"

This seminar is geared towards Interior Designers and Architects and shows how the new technologies in lighting can provide for interesting and cool lighting effects. As well, these new technologies play an important role in meeting energy use mandates.

The scope of her project experience has been wide and varied and has ranged from private residences to large-scale commercial projects.

Margot attained certification as a lighting professional in the fall of 2001. This is the result of years of training and rigorous testing. In addition to being a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and a Lighting Professional, Margot holds a diploma in Interior Design from BCIT. Margot is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers after having been adjudicated and accepted by this professional organization.

Margot’s deep appreciation and comprehension of architecture and design complements her knowledge of lighting with design resulting in integrated lighting solutions. In addition, her technical knowledge has enabled her to work in concert with electrical engineers and electrical contractors. She has extensive experience in the tender process and has a sound background in delivering the design intent.

Recent Work includes commercial work that falls under the guidelines for LEED certification and City of Vancouver Energy Use Requirements. In addition, she has worked on a number of projects in California where Title 24 energy mandates must be followed. Margot has the personal mandate to use energy effectively and responsibly without compromising design.

In addition to running a private practice, Margot has served as a Guest Lecturer for Interior Design programs at Kwantlen University College and BC Institute of Technology. At present she is teaching a credited course, Lighting for Interior Designers, at BCIT.


This seminar has not been submitted for Continuing Education Systems (CES) approval with the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

NCQLP - Learning Education Units (LEUs)
This seminar will not qualify for LEUs with NCQLP.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 14:00
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