IESBC + LSNetwork Summit


On November 6, join the IES British Columbia Section, IMSA and the LSNetwork for our full-day summit in Coquitlam to hear from expert speakers in municipal lighting, intelligent communities and big data.

With the rapid adoption of LED streetlights in tandem with the mass development of connected devices, cities have a unique opportunity to transform streetlights to become the information and communications technology (ICT) backbones of intelligent communities. Summit discussions will address the challenges and opportunities for networked LED control systems in our future cities, with keynote presentations from

Executive Director
City Digital, UI Labs

Senior Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Interim Executive Director of Infrastructure
City of Kitchener

This full day event is worth 6 LEU Credits!


Morning Session

7:30 am      –       Registration & Light Breakfast
8:25 am      –       Opening Remarks
8:40 am      –       Michael Poplawski – Keynote Address.
9:40 am      –       Jim frazer – IES Updates 
10:40 am    –       Coffee + Networking Tradeshow
11:00 am    –       Don McLean – Steps to Applying Adaptive Lighting.
12:00 pm    –       Lunch + Networking Tradeshow

Afternoon Session

1:00 pm     –      Amanda Smith – LSNetwork Introduction.
1:15 pm     –      Justin Readman – Overcoming Barriers to Smart Streetlight Controls. 
1:45 pm     –      Panel – Leveraging Controls for a Connected City:

  • Justin Readman, City of Kitchener
  • Robert Ouellette, MESH Cities
  • Cristian Suvagau, BC Hydro

2:40 pm     –     Coffee + Networking Tradeshow
3:00 pm     –     Brenna Berman – Building Intelligent Communities: Chicago’s Innovation in IoT.
3:30 pm     –     Panel- Networked Streetlights as Urban Knowledge Platforms:

  • Brenna Berman, UI Labs
  • John Jung, Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF)
  • Michael Poplawski, PNNL (TBC)

4:25 pm     –     Closing Remarks

Download the full agenda in PDF

Feature Keynote Bios:

BRENNA BERMAN serves as Executive Director of City Digital, UI LABS’ urban infrastructure innovation platform, which develops and demonstrates new technology in its core focus areas: buildings and other physical infrastructure, water and sanitation, energy management, and mobility.

Prior to joining UI LABS, Brenna served in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration, which she joined in 2011. She served as the Chief Information Officer for the City and Commissioner for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) from 2012 to spring of 2017. In that time, she delivered on the Mayor’s commitment to a robust open data program, integrated advanced analytics into many city departments, drove IoT innovation for the City through unique partnerships at UI LABS and the founding of the Midwest IoT Council, and, in partnership with the University of Chicago, realized the vision of urban-scale sensing with the Array of Things

Prior to joining the Emanuel Administration, Brenna built a career promoting government innovation over 10 years at IBM, where she worked closely with government agencies in cities and countries across the world to leverage technology and analytics to improve the services they provide to their residents.

MICHAEL POPLAWSKI joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2009 as a Senior Engineer following twelve years in the commercial semiconductor industry. His work experience includes stints with domestic and foreign component manufacturers ranging in size from start-up to conglomerate, and in various functions including device engineering and reliability, circuit design, application support, and technical marketing. His current efforts are focused on supporting the Department of Energy Solid- State Lighting program, primarily in the areas of technology evaluation and demonstration, standards and specification development, and the estimation of lighting energy end-use consumption. Michael is a member of IES and IEEE, serves on multiple standards development committees, and consults with numerous energy efficiency organizations and specification bodies. 


Don McLean

DMD & Associates Ltd.

John Jung
Executive Director
ICF Canada

Jim Frazer
Senior Executive
Gridaptive Technologies


Members: $125 Early Bird, $165 Regular
Non-Members: $145 Early Bird, $195 Regular

Early bird prices end October 6!

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