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  • Pacific Energy Center (map)
  • 851 Howard Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • United States
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The transformation that the lighting industry is undergoing is disruptive but actually offers unprecedented opportunities. Despite being distracted by disturbing fake news about the decline of our civilization, many key indicators give reason for optimism: there is more access now to capital, knowledge, expertise and advanced technologies than ever before, and the cost of food, transportation, communications and energy have fallen dramatically over the past century. LED lighting has become competitive with traditional sources, making it accessible and preferable to most consumers. Many positive trends in lighting are converging with multiple technologies and business models to create dynamic change: miniaturization, decentralization, integration into the electrical infrastructure of buildings, and lighting combining with other trades. 

The promise of the Internet of Things is starting to materialize. Lighting serves as the lynchpin that enables digital technologies critical to the expansion of city services and connected electrical devices. Yet technology is no substitute for good design. We must remember to put technology into the service of design, rather than vice versa. Life changing benefits can result if systems are designed and used wisely. This presentation addresses relevant protocols, artificial intelligence, data analysis, design trends, cultural memes, and more. 

Future progress will most likely come in surprising ways, and lighting professionals who embrace change and learn to adapt through good design will thrive. The promise of progress is available to those who best understand and addresses the exponential growth shifts we are facing. Attend this session for a glimpse at the promise and a message on how to enjoy and benefit from the transformations we are experiencing.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco

5:30 - 6:30   Networking
6:30 - 7:45   Presentations
7:45 - 8:15    Panel Discussion


Mark Lien, LC, LEED AP, IES, Industry Relations Manager, IES
Mark has designed lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. He has provided lighting education, presenting and teaching throughout North America, Asia and the Middle East. He is a member of multiple IES, NEMA, ALA and ASHRAE Committees. Mark has served on the Board of Directors of the Illuminating Engineering Society and as Chair of the IES Progress Committee. Mark also served as Chair of the NEMA Light Source Committee and Vice-Chair of the National Lighting Bureau. He is a columnist for Lighting Design and Application Magazine writing on the Forces of Change in our industry. He has attained the Lighting Certified (LC) designation from NCQLP and is a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) with the Association of Energy Engineers. In addition Mark is a Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC) with NALMCO and is a LEED Accredited Professional BD&C. He has attained the High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification from ASHRAE. Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting prior to becoming the Director of Government & Industry Relations for Osram Sylvania in Danvers, MA.

Jeremy J. Steinmeier, AIA, LC, LEED AP, IES, Senior Lighting Designer and Architect, Gensler
Jeremy is a modernist architect and lighting designer with a passion for design and construction. His award-winning projects include single and multi-unit housing, retail facilities, and commercial projects. Evident in his work is an underlying commitment to thoughtful design, environmental stewardship, leadership through consensus building, and an appeal to the emotional experience of the user. He was a Senior Architect and Lighting Designer with Architecture and Light in San Francisco, and completed several projects with prominent architects, providing conceptual design, renderings, calculations and specifications for many award-winning architects including Studios Architecture, Tigerman McCurry, Wong Logan Architects, Tom Elliot Fisch, and Heidi Richardson. Jeremy has spoken at several industry conferences including Strategies I Light/the LED Show and LightShow West.