WHAT IS THE ENERGY FUTURES LAB?


Fellowship

Inspire about 60-strong cohort of emerging leaders to build trust and knowledge, share lessons, and take collective action.

Organizational
Engagement

Share lessons and knowledge among participating organizations and their stakeholders.

Public
Engagement

Spark a new energy future narrative that inspires dialogue on key issues and challenges.

AATIF BASKANDERI

Director, Startup Edmonton

Our energy future requires empathetic connections to work together to solve issues for all of us.”

FRESH FROM THE BLOG

Four Lessons for Engaging and Effective Online Collaboration

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In March this year we were all shocked by the COVID pandemic, causing a massive disruption in our personal and professional lives. One of the areas that, in particular, was disrupted were in-person gatherings, such as workshops, conferences and meetings. For those, like myself, who work on challenges that require innovation and collaboration of diverse groups of people, this provoked a major question: How can we continue to create engaging online experiences that are effective in moving our work forward?

An Open Letter to the EFL Community

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Dear Energy Futures Lab Fellows, Partners & Steering Committee Members,

Recent events demonstrate the importance of acknowledging and actively addressing systemic racism. Knowing these traumas are a part of Canada’s social fabric, we invite our community to lean collectively into this grief, discomfort, and moment of witness. We encourage you to reflect on the importance of being open to new ways of being, thinking, and doing. 

Chad Park reflects on his time with the EFL

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In August of 2018 I had the good fortune to spend two weeks at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity for a Summer Writers Retreat. My project for that time was to write about the Energy Futures Lab. It was an intimidating program in the sense that I was there with people who were actual writers. I was one of only two non-fiction writers amidst a group of almost 20 very talented storytellers.

Virtual Conference: Five Big Ideas for Alberta’s Economic Recovery

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“We can’t forecast our way to the future that we want, we really need to begin with the end in mind.”

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MEDIA COVERAGE

JT Steenkamp and Erin Romanchuk on how the key to a low-carbon economy might be under our noses – and under the ground

The Globe and Mail / September 5, 2020

Alison Cretney on how it’s not if can Alberta succeed in a low-emission future, but how we’ll succeed

Ryan Jespersen Show / September 4, 2020

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