Speakers and Sessions
The Power of Your Presence: Strategies for Leadership and Professional Success
Marion Gellatly, AICI CIM, President, Powerful Presence
The focus of this presentation is on providing tips and strategies for refining a strong professional presence. Professional Image and Presence are key business tools in conveying professionalism, leadership, success and a company’s brand values. The program is based on the Personal Power Wheel developed by Powerful Presence.
Having accumulated a wealth of experience after years in the corporate arena of Silicon Valley, Marion Gellatly, AICI CIM founded Powerful Presence in 1991. Marion leads by example and will inspire and motivate you and your team to new levels of professionalism. Her mission is aimed at helping anyone find their full potential through the discovery of their personal power and improved personal presentation.
She believes that a successful image is more than just the clothes you wear, it's your attitude, your behavior, your communication and your people skills. Every aspect of your personal power must be working toward a positive presentation. Get everything right and you'll be set free to confidently strive for, and reach, every goal you set. In today's world, polish truly builds profits and will give you that competitive edge.
As a presenter, Marion is often described as “great value, inspirational and extremely effective.” Her seminars are interactive and enjoyable. She believes that her effectiveness is due to her down-to-earth style, common-sense information and sense of humor. Marion teaches not only what to do, but why it works.
Ms. Gellatly served two years as the President of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) which is the premier global image organization that represents members in over 50 countries. She has achieved Master level certification (AICI CIM) and been inducted into AICI's Hall of Fame.
Ms. Gellatly educates and consults with sectors as varied as high tech, finance, government, hospitality, small and large businesses and professional associations, in addition to providing individual consulting for professional men and women.
How Do They Do That? Secret Tech Weapons for Lighting Professionals
Beth Ziesenis, Avenue Z. Inc.
What if you could schedule a team meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else -- without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device, without an IT degree? Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your colleagues, create professional-level graphics for the classroom and wow your clients. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, "How DO they do that?"
Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald's in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by Meetings & Conventions magazine and MeetingsNet. Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use through presentations and her books, including the latest title, Nerd Know-How: The 27+ Best Apps for Work and How to Use ‘Em, available on Amazon.com.
Expectations Met? Economy at the Mid-Point
Chris Kuehl, Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence
We started the year with boundless enthusiasm on the part of consumers, business and investors. It was rockier than expected but where are we now? Do we still have confidence and what do we think 2017 has in store as far as interest rates, inflation, infrastructure, tax reform and the rest?
Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations including Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.
Prior to starting Armada in 1999 he was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.
First Do No Harm: Bioethical Responsibility in the “LED” Age
Deborah Burnett, AASM, Licensed Designer and Member American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Benya Burnett Consultancy
There now appears to be world-wide awareness as to the potential for architectural lighting to help manage human health and wellbeing. However, this new-found acceptance brings about an unprecedented challenge to our practice and maintenance methodologies: are we ready to take on bioethical responsibility?
By now, most people in the lighting industry are aware that lighting can be utilized to manage human circadian rhythms and promote health and wellness. But do they understand, let alone know how, to accomplish this thru normal lighting upgrades, maintenance procedures, value engineering, purchasing decisions and every day problem solving? With the relative ease of color temperature changing, dimming and integration with HVAC many think that LED systems that promise health benefits are as simple as an astronomical clock and a writing a big check; think again.
This program, based on the latest findings of worldwide experts and a special joint technical committee of the CIE, will explain the opportunities and bioethical risks of associated with lighting that promises health benefits and/or delivers unintentional harm.
Learn current understanding and trends of lighting as relates to circadian and biological impacts.
- Learn how the CIE, IES, USGBC and the WELL standard are working to address the possibilities of lighting systems being used for circadian benefits.
- Discover what is possible NOW for specific occupants groups and the limits for use on general populations.
- Understand the risks in purchasing and maintaining circadian lighting including the risks to animals, insects and indoor plants.
Deborah Burnett, ASID, CMG, AASM is an international award winning interior Designer, licensed building contractor and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She is an active member of IES and CIE photobiology, human health and aging committees and is a highly regarded academic lecturer, international keynote presenter and author whose technical and interpretive articles appear in LD+A , LED Magazine, Professional Lighting Design, SSL, InDesign, Mondo Arc and popular media including Readers Digest, AARP and Prevention magazine. With timely discussion and scientific insight, this former national media (broadcast) personality, is a frequent guest lecturer at industry conferences including LIGHTFAIR, Neocon, IALD, IES, Healthcare Design, Strategies In Light, PLDC and Healthcare Facilities Symposium.
Lighting Management: More Than Light
James R. Benya PE, FIES, FIALD, Licensed Illuminating Engineer and Lighting Designers, Benya Burnett Consultancy
Lighting management is at the forefront of the LED revolution. For every new LED luminaire indoors or out, there are 1,000 luminaires in service for which an LED conversion is profoundly relevant. But where the business of lighting maintenance was once a basic service, thanks to the growth of the industry through NALMCO and its members, the lighting management business has certainly served as perhaps the most qualified industry to implement those conversions.
But the future isn’t that simple. Codes, permits, licenses and other standards are now being used to change the business of lighting retrofits and management. With billions of dollars at stake, the retrofit business faces challenges from every possible angle within the electrical industry. Historic business models of payback and incentives are changing as energy codes, disappearing incentives and perhaps above all, the profound impact of connected lighting controls have customers looking again at more complex projects that take LED conversion projects to other providers, funding sources and processes of design, permitting, implementation and financing.
From his unique position as a professional engineer, practicing in the field of illumination and serving as a subject matter expert consultant to the California Energy Commission and several California utilities in their California Public Utility Commission workpapers, Mr. Benya offers his viewpoint to explain and encourage providers throughout the lighting industry to evolve into the future that solid state lighting and smart buildings demand. In this one of a kind presentation, he will share his insight into the upcoming California and national code changes and how they will affect the future of lighting management.