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The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold its 2019 Summit from October 15-17 in Troy, New York. The Summit aims to inspire discussion and shape the future of lighting, where the industry plays a strategic, recognized role in benefiting society and the environment — from improving human health to enhancing food production to managing clean energy in the new electric grid.

The LRC Summit is free for LRC Partners, Alliance Members, and LRC Members.


Nine (9) CEU credits are available through participation at the 3-day Summit.


Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.


View the “Program” tab for the detailed agenda, along with speaker bios and descriptions of each talk.


News

Keynote I: NICU Standards Committee Chair - Robert White

Keynote II: Agriculture and Food Systems Expert - Roger Beachy

Keynote III: Clean Energy Market Development Expert - Janet Joseph


Register

To register for the event, please contact your LRC liaison or Rebekah Mullaney at mullar2@rpi.edu or call (518) 276-7100.


Summit Pictures

Registration Rates

The LRC Summit is free for LRC Partners, Alliance Members, and LRC Members. See the table below for registration rates.

LRC Partner Alliance Member LRC Member Non-Member
- - - $795

Register

To register for the event, please contact your LRC liaison or Rebekah Mullaney at mullar2@rpi.edu or call (518) 276-7100.


Tuesday, October 15th

Alliance Meetings

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

15:00

Guided Tours

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

16:00

Networking Event

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

17:00

Dinner & Keynote at Franklin Plaza - Mark Rea

"Lighting: What's Next?"

Lighting’s value must be sought not just through traditional business models, but through creating greater value for society and developing nontraditional partnerships.

Location: Franklin Plaza, 4 Fourth Street, Troy, NY 12180.

Wednesday, October 16th

08:00

Continental Breakfast

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

08:25

Welcome

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

08:30

Pillar 1

Lighting for Healthcare & Humanity

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

08:30

Keynote Speaker - Robert White

"Impact of the physical environment on the well-being of patients, families, and caregivers"

As new fields of endeavor appear, the need will grow for multidisciplinary groups that can develop standards and practices that positively impact well-being.

09:15

Relevant LRC updates - Mariana Figueiro

"Lighting in Healthcare Settings: What Does the Research Tell Us?"

Lighting in healthcare settings can serve as a simple, yet effective entrainment “recipe” for patients, visitors, and staff. The key to success is to understand what and how to implement the effective lighting system at the right time.

10:00

Discussion

10:45

Networking - coffee break

11:30

Pillar 2

Agricultural Lighting

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

11:30

Keynote - Roger N. Beachy

"Solving Global Challenges in Agriculture and Food Systems Requires New Thinking and New Technologies"

The growing challenges from global climate disruption, coupled with population growth, should focus us, as scientists and engineers to look to new solutions that embrace the needs of all components of society.

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Pillar 2

Agricultural Lighting (cont.)

13:15

Relevant LRC updates - Zigurts Majumdar

"Lighting the Way for Sustainable Food and Agriculture"

Lighting science and technology can address the major global challenges of how to feed more people with fewer resources, improve health, and reduce negative impacts on the environment.

14:00

Discussion

14:45

Networking - coffee break

15:15

Pillar 3

Lighting and the Grid

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

15:15

Keynote - Janet Joseph

"New York’s Climate and Clean Energy Agenda: Building the Grid of the Future"

As the ENERGY keynote speaker for the 2019 Summit, Ms. Joseph will discuss New York’s nation-leading climate agenda and Green New Deal.

16:00

Panel Discussion

The panel will discuss connected lighting’s potential to be a strategic part of managing the “new” electric grid.

Janet Joseph

Jerry Duffy

Chris Wolgamott

Francis Rubinstein

Jeremy Snyder as Moderator

17:00

Dinner Reception at the LRC

Enjoy networking, hors d'oeuvres and a glass of wine or beer.

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

Thursday, October 17th

08:00

Continental Breakfast

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

08:30

Workshop - Govi Rao

"Lighting 4.0: Reframing the Ecosystem for Transformation and Sustainable Growth"

This workshop will lay the groundwork for a collaborative, integrated, and comprehensive approach to reframe lighting in the context of global goals, fueled by the emerging possibilities brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Location: LRC, 21 Union Street, Troy, NY 12180. Directions.

10:30

Meet LRC faculty, staff, & students one-on-one

12:00

Boxed Lunch

13:00

Adjourn

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