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Climate Symposium Satellite and Partner Events

Satellite and Partner Events

Electricity Transformation Canada – hosted by the Canadian Renewable Energy Association

Monday, October 23rd – Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Location: BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary

Canada is transforming its electricity system. Electricity Transformation Canada will bring together energy professionals from converging sectors — wind energy, solar energy, and energy storage — to network, collaborate and grow their businesses.

Illustration of climate scenery
Illustration of climate scenery

Urban Farming Dialogue Session – hosted by Waterlution and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon MST

Location: Platform Calgary, 407 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Explore the multifaceted aspects of urban farming in Alberta, delving into its economic viability, social and environmental impacts, site suitability, neighborhood effects, and the critical water nexus. The discussion aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, shedding light on unanswered questions and seeking holistic solutions for urban farming's role in sustainable urban development.

At Water Innovation Lab Canada 2023, we invite the next generation of water leaders to learn together, deepen knowledge and connections between Traditional Knowledge and contemporary approaches, discuss and build new adapted solutions, and weave our shared understanding together towards water security for all.

In this session you will do a deep dive into the water themes of WIL Canada, specifically urban agriculture and energy transition, in partnership with SAIT, hosted at Platform in downtown Calgary. Together we will hear from experts and have built in time for you to have small-group time with the invited experienced mentors, some of the biggest movers and shakers in Canada.

Alberta Climate Summit – hosted by the Pembina Institute

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Location: Hudson Event Complex, 200 8 Ave SW, 6th floor, Calgary

The Alberta Climate Summit brings thought leaders from industry, government, civil society groups, Indigenous governments and rural communities together to learn from success stories, identify opportunities and challenges, and explore solutions related to Alberta’s clean energy future. The full-day event showcases innovation already underway in Alberta, informs and connects decision makers, and inspires participants to play an active role in the province’s energy transition.

YYC Airport Zero Carbon Energy District Planning & Design Process – hosted by Calgary Airport Authority

Friday, October 27th, 2023 (Plus an introductory webinar session Oct. 12th and a second session late-Nov.)

Location: Air Terminal Building (Location TBD), Airport Rd NE, Calgary

The Calgary Airport Authority (YYC) is continuing our efforts to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050 through our upcoming decarbonization strategy, called our “Net Zero Emission Roadmap”. In addition to supporting the reduction of YYC’s direct (Scope I) and electricity (Scope 2) emissions, our Net Zero Roadmap is an opportunity to support organizations on and around our airports with achieving their own decarbonization goals.

To achieve our net zero target, we are investigating the potential for YYC Calgary International Airport to be a centralised location for airport users, partners and the Calgary community to test, scale and implement zero carbon energy solutions. Tentatively termed the “YYC Airport Zero Carbon Energy District”, the vision is to use the airport and surrounding areas to collaboratively scale-up low-carbon technologies and business models for the full range of energy types used on and around Calgary International Airport.

We are inviting you to participate in a planning and design process to identify collaborative decarbonization projects in support of the YYC Airport Zero Carbon Energy District. If you are able to join us, the process will involve an optional introductory webinar, followed by two working sessions throughout the Fall 2023, as follows:

  • Introductory Webinar and Q/A session: October 12, 2023 from 12:00-12:45 MT online (link will be circulated following registration).
  • Session 1 - Collaborative Opportunities and Challenges: Friday October 27 from 08:00 to 14:30 MT at Calgary International Airport (parking will be validated).
  • Session 2 - Defining Anchor Projects: TBD, Late November from 08:00 to 14:30 MT at Calgary International Airport (parking will be validated).

Details about the initiative and process are provided in the PDF available here. Please use this link to RSVP by end of day on Wednesday Friday Oct 20th, 2023.

Moving Mountains climate confluence – hosted by the Regeneration Learning Society (Regen), the Arusha Centre, and the University of Calgary

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Location: University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary

Moving Mountains is a climate confluence connecting doers, allies and leaders from across Alberta to come together, learn, and find the tools and momentum to build on their own climate solutions. Rather than a formal conference, it is a more open format, a mixing place of ideas, learning, collaboration and community connections. There are 4 blocks of programming to choose from over the course of the day, you can choose to participate in one block or all of them.

You can expect to:

  • Build connections with climate leaders
  • Move your climate project forward
  • Take time for relationships, community care and encouragement 
  • Learn about new Alberta climate related projects and concepts
  • Experience Indigenous land based knowledge, stories and history
  • Receive early access to the Arusha Climate Action Grant program and information on funding.
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