The annual Don Aumann Memorial Lecture in Lighting Efficiency honors CLTC’s first program director, Don Aumann, who died March 2007. Each event promotes energy efficiency and sustainability through education, reflecting goals shared by the University of California, Davis, and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC).
The lecture series is a free event for university students and lighting professionals to learn about technological innovations and discuss industry issues. Each event has drawn more than 100 attendees at the UC Davis Conference Center. Video footage of the series, hosted on CLTC’s website, expanded the lectures’ reach.
To date, this series is supported by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.
Speakers are selected based on their ability to inspire action and inform and inspire the audience, which includes students from area campuses. Plans call for the next lecture to be held in the first quarter of 2015.