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Event Description:

Delve into the possibilities of integrating lighting and innovative control strategies into spaces designed for entertainment and immersive experiences, ranging from performance venues and attractions to retail, hospitality, and public realm.

Engage with industry-leading experts, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and network with like-minded professionals.

Join us as we explore how state-of-the-art lighting technology can elevate your projects, creating entertaining experiences for end users.

Date and Location:

Thursday, July 25, 2024
11:30am – 7pm
823 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3L4

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Keynote PAnel Discussion

Entertaining Spaces

An Immersive Exploration of Theatre and Architecture

Join our keynote speakers Victor Quezada from AES Engineering and Douglas Welch from EOS Lightmedia on a journey through the adoption and application of technology and design strategies that transcend theatre and architecture.

Learn how lighting plays a lead role in creating entertaining spaces, ranging from performance venues and attractions to retail, hospitality, and public realm.


Victor Quezada

AES Engineering

Victor Quezada is a Principal and Architectural Lighting Team Lead at AES Lighting by AES Engineering in Vancouver. He holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has specialized in lighting design since 2008. Working alongside the engineering professionals at AES has allowed him to use his design and product expertise to contribute to a project’s overall beauty and sustainability, facilitating the aesthetic integration of the lighting solution with the overall architecture and built environment. He has received numerous awards including the IESBC, IES Vancouver and IESNA Illumination Awards of Merit. In addition, Victor has been shortlisted for the Lighting Design Award Magazine’s Low Budget Project of the Year in 2020 and shortlisted for the [d]arc awards in 2019 and 2022. His work has appeared in various publications, including LD+A. He recently presented Lighting Takes the Scene, an Exploration of Light Through the Big Screen at LightFair 2023 in New York.


Douglas Welch

EOS Lightmedia

Douglas Welch has five decades of experience designing specialty lighting projects for theatres, museums, public spaces and buildings, and the urban environment. Douglas brings a high level of experience and professionalism to every project he engages and is the recipient of numerous International Illumination Design Awards. Douglas is among the first lighting designers in the world to earn the new international Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) certification and has received the NCQLP certification as a Lighting Certified (LC) professional. Douglas has a cumulative 40 years international experience designing and managing architectural and entertainment projects.

KEYNOTE presenter

Simon Willeman


Simon Willeman is a Field Project Coordinator working full time out of the ETC Los Angeles office. Simon works primarily on the entertainment side of ETC but has a broad knowledge of all ETC product lines. Before his two years with ETC, Simon worked for a representative specifying ETC projects in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Simon studied lighting design and technology with a minor in Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati. On a typical workday, Simon helps with in person demos, answering technical questions, product mockups, digging up old documents and assisting with calls with end users. Outside of work, Simon spends most of his time hiking, creating, and searching for ways to cram too much travel into a two-day weekend.

Keynote Presentation

TM-30 Essentials

IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Colour Rendition

AIBC Accredited

Discover TM-30, a leading method for evaluating colour rendition in light sources. This session demystifies TM-30-18’s reporting templates with practical examples and live demos.

Ideal for reps, specifiers, designers, and lighting pros, learn to use TM-30 data effectively and understand its limitations in colour rendering measures.

LIGHTING technology showcase

Experience a live demonstration of cutting-edge lighting and control systems at the Annex Vancouver, featuring hands-on interactions with top-tier products and dynamic presentations from leading manufacturers.

11:30am — 7PM

Guests can attend anytime throughout the event

11:30 AM
Showcase and Networking

1 PM
TM30 Essentials Presentation (AIBC Accredited)

2 PM
Showcase and Networking

4 PM
Keynote Panel Discussion: Entertaining Spaces

5 PM

Showcase and Networking

6 PM
Closing Act


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FOCUS ON/ Entertainment



Thursday, July 25, 2024
11:30am – 7pm



823 Seymour St.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3L4



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