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 was held on October 18th and 19th, 2018.

The next Roadshow destination takes the discussion to the Town of Hinton this November:

Nov 28 – 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 from 9:00am – 4:30pm at PATH on 821 Switzer Drive.

Day 1 of the Energy Futures Roadshow will end with a Community Celebration! (more details to come)

Nov 29 – Community Resilience
The second day will take a workshop format and be a place for participants to explore the implications of energy-related issues for Hinton with each other. The workshop will offer guest speakers and provide other activities that will help participants better understand the opportunities and risks of energy-related issues to the town of Hinton, showcase existing local initiatives, and explore what near-term initiatives (existing or new) are most important and needed to become a more resilient community. This event will take place from 9:00am – 4:30pm at PATH on 821 Switzer Drive.

Registration ends on November 23rd. Please sign up directly here.