IEEE Illumination Conference

  • IEEE Illumination 2018


    February 2nd and 3rd, 2018


    Louis' Loft
    93 Campus Dr, Saskatoon
    SK, Canada

    Ticket Prices

    Wine and Cheese:

    $20 student members
    $25 student non-members
    $40 professional members

    Whole weekend / Conference:

    $30 student members
    $35 student non-members
    $50 professional members

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Gold Level Sponsors

Valard is Canada’s premier utility contractor, as well as head of the Valard Group of Companies AND part of the Quanta Group, the largest electrical power contractor in North America. Valard has full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications and renewable energy. Serving clients across the country, Valard has distinguished itself in environmental responsibility and community stewardship. We provide comprehensive EPC+ (engineering, procurement, construction) and maintenance services to utilities, independent power producers, mining, oil and gas industries and rural electric associations throughout all Canadian provinces and territories. Since 1978, we’ve delivered projects safely, on time and on budget. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to take on any utility project, any size, any complexity, any place.

Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power and oil and gas industries. Quanta’s comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy infrastructure. With operations throughout the United States, Canada and Australia and in select other international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional in scope. For more information, visit

Silver Level Sponsors

ESTI’s mission is to connect ability, knowledge, experience, hard work, and partnerships to design, build, and implement the best technology solutions for our customers. Founded in 1989, ESTI has been building on the same management group for nearly 30 years. ESTI began with offering professional services and software development, but now offers industry-specific professional services, custom application and database development, integration services, data migration services, and a full complement of infrastructure services including physical, virtual and cloud-based.

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Copper Level Sponsors

SED Systems has an international reputation for excellence and delivers systems to customers around the globe.

We specialize in developing complex hardware and software systems for cable, satellite, test, and defense applications. We are advancing with cutting edge technology in all of these market areas and work with our customers to design products and solutions for their world-class systems. From the satellite radio you enjoy in your car to the three 35-meter antenna systems we built for the historic Rosetta space probe and Philae lander on Comet 67/P, SED’s Engineering and Technical capabilities lead the way.

We have locations in Edmonton and Saskatoon.


Without the support of our sponsors, Illumination would not have been a success since 2004. This conference is not only beneficial to the students who attend. It is also an opportunity for industry professionals to showcase their company to a pool of potential employees and to interact with students in a technical and professional environment. Sponsors are also given the opportunity to set up a corporate display during the conference to exhibit the technologies and opportunities that are emerging in today’s market.

If you are interested in sponsoring our conference, or you wish to find out more information, please contact Brittany at

To view sponsors from previous years, please click here.