October 1, 2019
Lighting Conference


Join industry peers and learn about lighting industry specific issues and meet with suppliers to find out about new products and technologies at this annual conference.


Early Bird Registration
until February 14

$95 Member
$130 Non-Member

after February 14

$115 Member
$150 Non-Member
Register here
Includes sessions, lunch, and exhibits.  


8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibits
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks and Partner Updates
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHAT ARE YOU SELLING?
Paul R Gosselin, CLVLT, COLD | NightScenes Landscape Lighting Professionals
What are you selling, and how much are you selling it for? Do you know? Do you have a per-fixture price? Do you sell fixtures and outdoor sound? Maybe you sell landscape? Let's tackle this beast once and for all, shall we?
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break & Exhibits
Ken Martin | Ken Martin Lighting Design
Carl Hastings | Moonstruck Lighting Ltd
Frank DiMarco | DiMarco Landscape Lighting
Documentation is crucially important to any project. It is easy to remember the project you are doing now. What happens when you need to go back to one you have completed 10 years ago?
11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits
Ken Martin | Ken Martin Lighting Design
Carl Hastings | Moonstruck Lighting Ltd
Take queues from the architects, designers and nature to direct what the client sees in their space.
1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Break & Exhibits
James Solecki | Founder and Director, Island villa Lighting - TCI
This session will give you everything you need to know about downlighting including: Design Principals (Height, Location and effects); Fixture selection (necessary fixture features, light source features, mounting and wiring hardware to use); Installation Techniques (Precautions and techniques, hardware types, tools and equipment needs); Maintenance Requirements; Costing and Pricing.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. COSTING & PRICING
Terry Childs, Cert. Horticulturalist | Nature's Way Landscaping
Frank DiMarco | DiMarco Landscape Lighting
Carl Hastings | Moonstruck Lighting Ltd
A panel discussion on costing and pricing of landscape lighting projects - how do you know what yo charge per hour and what goes into coming up with that price.
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


Paul Gosselin Paul R Gosselin, CLVLT, COLD | NightScenes Landscape Lighting Professionals
Paul is an outdoor lighting contractor in central Texas, USA. He earned his Certified Low Voltage Lighting Technician (CLVLT) and his Certified Outdoor Lighting Designer (COLD) accreditations through the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP). He also served on the board of directors for the AOLP for 10 years. He has spoken at events in the green industry throughout the United States and in Canada. To learn more about lighting design, he attended the Janet Moyer Landscape Lighting Institute in Troy, NY. and the Unique Advanced Lighting Class in San Diego, CA. He has been featured or quoted in nearly all of the green industry magazines, including Landscape Construction, Landscape Contractor and Irrigation and Green Industry. He authored the Landscape Lighting Guide in 2017.
Ken Martin Ken Martin | Ken Martin Lighting Design *A Division of Copper Expressions*
Ken Martin Lighting Design (KMLD) *A Division of Copper Expressions*, is a Landscape Lighting Design/installation firm servicing clients within and outside North America. Landscape lighting offers an incredible expansion of the enjoyment of both residential and commercial properties. It makes outdoor spaces usable at night and adds a magical view into the landscape from interior spaces.Ken Martin, the principle designer, brings passion and experience to his landscape lighting designs for his clients. “Every system that I design and install is a potential sales lead, as most of my lighting projects are done by referral”. Ken offers an artistic approach with his designs and provides function, aesthetics and composition, which are all important components of a professional landscape lighting system. Although specializing in estate lighting, Ken has designed and installed professional landscape lighting systems on commercial properties and small residential oases. Lighting can add not only beauty and elegance to a home, it can offer safety and security that allows maximum use of spaces, and it can accentuate architectural and landscaping features, which can often be a large investment for homeowners.“Ken creates an emotional response for all of his clients and ultimately this extensively helps homeowners achieve their main desire, to extend and utilize their outdoor spaces in the evening”.
Carl Hastings Carl Hastings | Moonstruck Lighting Ltd
Carl has been involved in the horticultural industry for over 35 years and involved in the lighting industry for over 25 years. As the owner at Moonstruck Lighting Ltd.m he is responsible for sales, design, and installation. Carl has seen many exciting changes in the lighting industry over the years and has had to adjust and adapt as the industry and the world has changed.
James Solecki James Solecki | Founder and Director, Island villa Lighting - TCI
James Solecki owns and operates four thriving lighting businesses in Muskoka and The Turks & Caicos. He started INTEGRA Lighting in 1998 and has grown the business into one of Ontario's leading outdoor lighting systems companies. Focused on providing residential and commercial properties with green, environmentally friendly and dark sky friendly lighting systems James has carved a niche in the lighting industry. With over 650 systems installed and with clients across Ontario and throughout North America, INTEGRA has become a sought after brand in Outdoor Lighting Systems. James and his INTEGRA business were honoured with six Awards of Excellence from Landscape Ontario. INTEGRA has also been awarded "Company of the Year" in the Huntsville/ Lake of Bays Business Excellence Awards and received an Environmental Stewardship Award from the Muskoka Heritage Foundation. Realizing a need to vertically integrate, James expanded his operations by opening JSLDesign, an interior lighting design firm, and ventured into the realm of LED lamps, building the first successful complete line of LED lamps for outdoor lighting systems. James is active in his community, volunteering his time with many worthy causes such as the Lion's Club, Chambers of Commerce, School Parent's Council, the YWCA and others. He lives with his wife and two children in the "suburbs" of Port Sydney some of the time, and at his new home in the Turks & Caicos most of the time.
Frank DiMarco Frank DiMarco | DiMarco Landscape Lighting
Frank DiMarco is a Master Electrician, Lighting Designer and Irrigation Specialist. He is the owner and President of DiMarco Landscape Lighting, a division of Rainman Lawn Sprinkler Systems Ltd. and has been in business for 28 years. He has been the recipient of the Award of Excellence for his lighting designs and installations for the past 25 years, awarded by Landscape Ontario. Frank DiMarco helped develop the first Canadian Reference Guide to Landscape Lighting Standards. He is the founder and member of the Landscape Ontario Lighting Commodity Group. He is also a charter member of the North American Lighting Association, the AOLP (formerly LVLIA).
Terry Childs Terry Childs, Nature's Way Landscaping
Terry is the President of Nature’s Way Landscaping, founded in 1993. He is a Certified Landscaper/Horticulturist, as well as certified ICPI Certified Installer and Instructor and NCMA Certified Wall Installer. Terry has been heavily involved in Landscape Ontario at the Committee, Chapter and Provincial level. Current Positions: Landscape Ontario Provincial Board Representative - Upper Canada Chapter; Landscape Ontario Chair - Landscape Ontario Congress Committee.  Past Positions: Vice-Chair - Landscape Ontario Congress Committee; President - Upper Canada Chapter Landscape Ontario.

Hotel Information

Home2 Suites by Hilton
8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton, ON L9T 9B3
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Milton
2750 High Point Dr., Milton, ON L9T 5G5



Thank-you to our partners:

SiteOne Logo Turf Care Illumicare Group Limited
Alliance Outdoor Lighting Hort Protect Central Turf & Irrigation Supply
Aquasol Vanden Bussche Irrigation in-lite
Martek Supply Brilliance LED FX Luminaire
Unique Lighting Systems    

An initiative of the Lighting Sector Group of:

Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association