Join us in Portland, OR!

July 10 – 12, 2017  •  The Hilton Portland Downtown

The sixth annual DLC® Stakeholder Meeting is a unique opportunity for professionals from all sectors of the lighting industry to come together and delve into issues affecting solid state lighting and other lighting technologies while gaining an understanding of DLC’s scope and role in the marketplace.

Highly regarded experts in their fields will lead and participate in sessions that cover a range of current topics affecting the solid-state lighting industry. The meeting will facilitate working relationships and further common understanding among lighting professionals, DLC utility Members, and stakeholders. Networking will be a central objective of the meeting and the agenda offers pre-conference workshops, educational opportunities, and focused networking sessions, in addition to informal networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

The DLC Stakeholder Meeting is a prime opportunity to build strong connections within the lighting industry. The meeting is a great event and resource for:

  • Utility and energy efficiency program managers and executives
  • Utility contractors
  • Solid state lighting manufacturers
  • Lighting designers
  • Lighting specifiers
  • Testing laboratory representatives
  • Electrical and installation companies
  • Government agencies

Why Attend the DLC Stakeholder Meeting?

Help shape the future of SSL and lighting controls technology.

Understanding scope and impact of the DLC program is essential to develop technical requirements that ensure quality LED and lighting controls products are available in the marketplace. DLC Members and stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss the DLC processes and developments that inform market introduction and the shape of SSL technology in the future.

Interact with DLC utility Members.

DLC Members, who are regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. and Canada, will be present to interact with their peers and other stakeholders in the lighting industry. Learn about energy efficiency programs, new business opportunities and exchange lessons learned.

Interact with industry stakeholders.

Stakeholders from across the industry will participate in exchanges on neutral grounds during panel discussions, concurrent sessions, and structured and informal networking times.

Participate on a panel.

Being part of a panel will allow you to share your knowledge and expertise with others in the SSL industry, while providing visibility to your programs.

Attend Discussion Sessions.

This format of conversation is a continuation of the DLC policy development discussions and will be held in facilitated medium-sized groups. Attendees can choose between various topics and should be prepared to discuss in detail.

Attend Breakout Sessions.

DLC staff will address a small audience to answer questions about specific topics ranging from DLC applications, to logo guidelines, to lighting design.

Attend CEU courses and workshops. 

On the day before the conference, CEU courses and workshops will be offered for no extra cost. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about specific topics not addressed on the meeting agenda.

Participate in Structured Networking. 

Structured Networking consists of small group meetings between individual manufacturers and utility program administrators. The sessions are aimed to increase understanding between the utility programs and manufacturers in order to maximize the value of incentive programs and leverage market opportunities. Space is limited. Sponsors of the meeting have priority in the selection process for participation.

Meeting Agenda

PRE-CONFERENCE  •  Monday, July 10

8:00am – 12:30pm DLC Members-Only Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)
12:00pm – 5:00pm Conference Registration
1:00pm – 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Efficiency Programs 101
   • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC
 Energy Codes and Lighting: What You Need to Know 
   • Eric Richman, PNNL
CANCELLED: Advanced Lighting Systems: Beyond Energy Savings 
   • Joe Bokelman, Eaton
2:00pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm  DLC Networked Lighting Controls 101
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC
 What is New and Upcoming in Standards and Test Methods 

   • Austin Gelder, UL
How IoT is Changing the Lighting Industry  
   • Shayna Bramley, IQ Solutions
3:30pm – 5:00pm  DLC Solid-State Lighting QPL 101
   • Irina Rasputnis, DLC
How IoT is Changing the Lighting Industry (CEU) 
   • Shayna Bramley, IQ Solutions
Lighting for the Learning Environment

• Tanya Hernandez, Acuity Brands
6:00pm – 8:00pm Evening Happy Hour Reception sponsored by  RAB Lighting

DAY 1  •  Tuesday, July 11

7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast sponsored by  Eaton
8:00am – 8:30am Welcome to Portland, Oregon!
   • Christina Halfpenny, DLC
• Susan Stratton, NEEA
• Chip Taylor, Eaton
8:30am – 9:00am  Keynote: Potential and Opportunity for Lighting in the Energy Revolution

   • Mark Lien, IES
9:00am – 10:15am  Efficacy vs. Lighting Quality: It Doesn’t Have to be a Trade-off
   • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
• Edward Bartholomew, National Grid

   • CJ Brockway, SparkLab
   • Mark Lien, IESDLC Technical Requirements help define the highest-performing SSL products, but certain lighting quality features make the DLC efficacy standards a challenge for manufacturers who want to provide their customers a product they’ll love. After all, you can see lighting quality, but you can’t see efficacy. Join a lighting designer, a DLC efficiency program Member, and an IES representative to discuss how the DLC can objectively define and incorporate lighting quality features into future versions of the Technical Requirements.
10:15am – 10:45am Break sponsored by  
10:45am – 12:00pm  Prospecting for the Value of Energy Data
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
• Teddy Kisch, Energy Solutions
• Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute

   • Lee Featherstone, Schneider ElectricBuilding and lighting system energy data holds a wealth of untapped potential for the lighting industry. Here’s the short list: energy data can expand business models, eliminate cost barriers, improve system performance, and save utilities millions in M&V costs. Discuss the opportunities and challenges of standardizing and scaling this data in order to harness its tremendous potential.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm – 2:00pm  Col-LAB-boration with Labs  Structured Networking 

(by invitation only)
     2:00pm – 2:30pm  Supporting Documentation for SSL Applications   Common SSL Application Questions
     2:30pm – 3:00pm  DLC Website Updates and Searching the SSL QPL   V4.2 Category Nuances and Allowances 
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm Discussion Sessions
This format of conversation will be held in facilitated medium-sized breakout groups. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose between the following topics:

  •  Digging Deeper into Horticultural Lighting 
  •  Color Tuning: Assessing Performance
  •  The Five W’s of Energy Monitoring 
  •  Field-Adjustable Products 
6:00pm Off-Site Reception at the Oregon Zoo sponsored by Acuity Brands

DAY 2  •  Wednesday, July 12

7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am  Keynote: Circadian Light for Your Health and Well Being 
   • Judith Heerwagen, US General Services Administration
9:00am – 10:15am  Gaining Perspective: DLC Requirements, QPLs, and Efficiency Programs
   • Irina Rasputnis, DLC (moderator)
• Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
• Kyle Hemmi, CLEAResult
• Peter Jacobson, Con Edison
• Jeffrey Schwartz, ICF
Rapid advances in technology, applications, and program strategy can turn the DLC Technical Requirements into continuously moving targets. The progressive nature of the lighting industry necessitates forward-thinking priorities and careful planning. In this interview-style panel, take a peek at the upcoming DLC technical roadmap and consult DLC efficiency program Members on their priorities for the next few years.
10:15am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm  Harvesting the Benefits of Horticultural Lighting 
   • Irina Rasputnis, DLC (moderator)
• Philip Smallwood, Strategies Unlimited
• Travis Williams, Fluence Bioengineering
• Doug Oppedal, Evergreen Consulting Group

Over the past few years, solid-state horticultural lighting has exploded onto the market, leaving in its wake a set of unfamiliar terminology, developing test procedures, and a very different approach to determining product performance and quality. So where are we headed with this technology? Dive into the market outlook, energy savings opportunities, DLC Technical Requirements development process, and considerations for selecting application-appropriate products in this panel.
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm – 2:00pm  Beyond the Technical Requirements: DLC Program Compliance  Structured Networking 
(by invitation only)
     2:00pm – 2:30pm  Suppporting Documentation for SSL Applications   Common SSL Application Questions
     2:30pm – 3:00pm  DLC Website Updates and Searching the SSL QPL   V4.2 Category Nuances and Allowances 
3:00pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm  NEBs All Around Us
   • Damon Bosetti, DLC (moderator)
• Alex Do, Acuity Brands
• Will Walker, Eaton
• Dan Petrillo, Digital Lumens
• Jeff Schlegel, EE Regulatory Expert
• Carol Jones, Enlighted
Non-Energy Benefits (or “NEBs”) are touted everywhere we turn. However, focusing on energy savings often leaves uncertainty about how to validate NEBs. Who’s benefiting? How are NEBs being valued, especially to those outside the energy decision chain? We’ll hear from panelists involved in real-world projects and leave with an expanded view of just how much more lighting can offer the built environment.
5:00pm Wrap and Adjourn

*What is Structured Networking?

Structured Networking offers a unique opportunity for your business to meet with DLC Member programs. The goal is to increase understanding between individual manufacturers and utility and energy efficiency programs, in order to maximize the value of incentive programs as well as leverage market opportunities. Participation in the small group meetings is open to all attending manufacturers, but it not guaranteed as space is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process.