Overview

Working collaboratively to forge pathways for community resilience and energy innovation in Alberta.

Economic pressures, combined with regional and global developments in energy and climate, have many community leaders asking how they can respond to and shape these changes to help their communities thrive.

The Energy Futures Roadshow harnesses the combined knowledge, skills and networks of the Energy Futures Lab Fellows to focus them on supporting Albertan communities to explore their unique opportunities and challenges arising from energy transition.

Each Energy Futures Roadshow is designed and delivered in collaboration with the host community, and is tailored to the community’s interests and capacities. The engagement will typically include a series of workshops over a few days with a diversity of community members, including businesses, governments, schools, economic and community developers and the public.

A initial call for Expressions of Interest from communities yielded 12 responses. The initial pilot with the community of Crowsnest Pass is scheduled for October 2018.

Oct 18 – Energy Transition Simulation
Through a role-playing simulation, this session will provide an opportunity for participants to experience decades of energy transition in one day. This event will take place at MDM Gymnasium, 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Oct 19 – Community Resilience
The second day will feature a guest speaker from the Town of Hinton who will share the town’s experience with community resilience followed by working sessions on economic diversification, technology, and cultural readiness. This event will take place at MDM Gymnasium, 9:00am – 4:00pm.

The Energy Futures Roadshow will conclude with a celebratory community gathering on October 19.

Registration ends on October 5. Please sign up directly here.