2016 National LED Lighting Summit #LS2016
8:00 am08:00

2016 National LED Lighting Summit #LS2016

  • Artscape Sandbox

LED Connected Lighting for Intelligent Communities

Join us at the Summit on NOV 18 at Artscape's Sandbox in Toronto to exchange lessons and ideas about successful and innovative Canadian and international projects in outdoor lighting systems.
Featuring expert presentations and dialogue, the Summit will engage decision-makers, suppliers and end-users from the public and private sectors. Discussions will address:


Program Highlights

Keynote Presentation

Nancy Clanton
President, Clanton & Associates

Nancy is Founder and President of Clanton & Associates, a lighting design firm specializing in sustainable design. Nancy will be delivering a keynote presentation: The Full Spectrum of LED Benefits: Realizing the Promise.



The Summit will feature keynote presentations and moderated panel discussions featuring:

  • Nancy Clanton, President, Clanton & Associates
  • Isabelle Lessard, Lighting Engineer, Ville de Montréal
  • Michael Stevens, Team Leader, Georgia Power
  • Patrick Martineau, Hydro-Québec
  • Daryll Nazarene, Director, Public Sector Lighting, Philips Lighting
  • Barry Thompson, Manager of Energy Management, City of Barrie
  • Varouj Artokun, Regional Roadway & Municipal Sales Manager, Current powered by GE
  • Peter Halsall, Executive Director, Canadian Urban Institute

More speakers to be confirmed shortly.

2016 Innovation Awards

Lightsavers is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Innovation Awards Program

The 2016 Lightsavers Innovation Awards will be announced during the Summit. These awards celebrate individuals and organizations making a profound impact on the advancement of energy efficient outdoor lighting systems.


13th Annual CUI Urban Leadership Awards: Urban Foundations
5:30 pm17:30

13th Annual CUI Urban Leadership Awards: Urban Foundations

  • The Great Hall

Join us as we celebrate urban leadership in Canada

These awards showcase and celebrate individuals, projects and organizations making a profound impact on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions. Past Urban Champions have included Sheldon Levy, Anne Golden, David Pecaut, Gail Sheryl Asper, Moses Znaimer, John Tory, Phyllis Lambert and Jack Diamond.

This year’s event will be taking place on November 21, 2016 at The Great Hall. Recently reopened after an intensive revitalization, the Great Hall is a fitting backdrop to recognize this year’s Urban Champions and gather past Urban Leadership Award recipients, whose worked helped to establish the foundation of urban excellence in Canada.

In addition to recognizing the 2016 recipients, guests will have the opportunity to explore 21st century urbanism and the relationships we share with our city through dialogue with CUI’s Urban Champions. Following award presentations, award recipients will participate in moderated panels designed to explore new ideas that will inspire the urban agenda for the years ahead.

Improving Safety & Sustainability in Transportation: The Swedish Approach
2:00 pm14:00

Improving Safety & Sustainability in Transportation: The Swedish Approach

  • Artscape Sandbox


The Swedish Ambassador and the President of Vision Zero discuss advances in safety and sustainability with Swedish companies and Canadian transportation experts.



Welcome Canadian Urban Institute

Opening Remarks Swedish Ambassador Per Sjögren

Keynote Presentation Matts-Åke Belin, Project Leader, Vision Zero Academy
Vision Zero: A road safety policy innovation

Panel Responses & Moderated Discussion

  • Oliver Moore ReporterGlobe & Mail (Moderator)
  • Jean-Yves Vallee Product Planning Director, Volvo Bus/Nova Bus
  • Roger Browne Traffic Safety Unit Manager, City of Toronto
  • Michael Sutherland Urban Solutions Director, Hatch

Closing Remarks Toronto City Councillor Jaye Robinson

Networking Reception

Monday, 26 September 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Artscape Sandbox - 301 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON  |

Hosted by the Canadian Urban Institute, in partnership with Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden and Vision Zero Initiative