Introducing The Lighting Agora

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June 21, 2021

Founded in 2021 and led by Tom Butters, LC, an award-winning lighting educator, The Lighting Agora is a consortium of independent lighting industry experts that has come together to offer outstanding lighting education, design, marketing, and webinar services to the global lighting industry.

“I could not be prouder than to launch The Lighting Agora with our initial team.” asserted Tom Butters, Founder of The Lighting Agora. “I have worked extensively with Meiling, Shane, Gerry, and Dan. Each of them brings an expertise, skill set, passion and empathy to the Lighting Agora that will be to the benefit of our clients. While we continue to build our consortium, we could not have started with a stronger base.”

The Lighting Agora offers customized and professionally delivered services including:

  • CEU Accredited Lighting Education
  • Curriculum Design
  • Expert Speakers
  • Mentorship
  • Managed Lighting Webinars
  • Lighting Industry Marketing & Research
  • Lighting Design & Consultation
  • Website Design & Consultation

“Tom has created a terrific initiative.” Stated Dan Blitzer, LC and FIES Founder of The Practical Lighting Workshop. “The Lighting Agora enables you to match your issues to resources of the appropriate experience, scale, and duration.  And you can take advantage of the Lighting Agora’s assembled team to work the project through from concept to completion.”

“I am thrilled to be part of the dedicated and inspired team at The Lighting Agora.” – Gerry Cornwell, LC Owner Gerry Cornwell Lighting

“It’s an honour for us to be a part of The Lighting Agora,” said Meiling Fong, Lead Strategist and Founder of Blueboxfish. “Tom’s vision and passion for the lighting industry are absolutely inspiring. We are looking forward to helping lighting industry clients develop innovative strategies to achieve their marketing objectives.”

“In my exposure to the lighting industry over the last few years, I’ve seen a tremendous opportunity for digital growth,” said Shane Skwarek, Chief Technologist and Owner of Small Business Solutions.  “Lighting experts are developing new, innovative ideas without a means to disseminate their research. That’s where I see The Lighting Agora stepping in – bridging the gap between Expert Ideas and Public Awareness.”

Contact The Lighting Agora today to speak to one of our lighting industry experts.

About The Lighting Agora

Inspired by the ancient Greek Agora, an open space where citizens could meet to exchange ideas, services or knowledge, The Lighting Agora’s mission is to support the evolving global lighting community in overcoming lighting challenges through high level direction and support from its network of lighting industry experts.

Learn more about The Lighting Agora 

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