Since fall 2018, the Energy Futures Lab (EFL) has held two Energy.AI workshops to explore how new digital innovations in areas such as machine learning and artificial intelligence have great potential to help address today’s energy challenges. Our Energy.AI series have focused on exploring:

How can artificial intelligence and machine learning enable

Alberta to thrive in a competitive, low-carbon world?

The first Energy.AI workshop shared insights and experiences from seasoned AI innovators and practitioners, as well as provided a space for dialogue and experimentation. The second Energy.AI2 workshop focused on 1) “digital upskilling” and building awareness on how machine learning can be applied to solve today’s energy and climate challenges and 2) crafting a set of compelling “problem statements” related to energy, climate and digital innovation.

We are now holding the third event in the Energy.AI series: the Energy.AI3 Accelerator, which will bring technology innovators to work with energy professionals to advance solutions for as small set of problem statements identified at the previous Energy.AI2 workshop.

Date & Location

Tuesday, October 1, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Markin MacPhail Centre, 2nd Floor
WinSport, 88 Canada Olympic Road Southwest

About EFL Accelerators

EFL Accelerators are a new form of engagement for the EFL as it moves into the next phase of its work. EFL Accelerators will bring together a select group of innovators from government, industry, civil society, and academia to work together on unique opportunities, including initiatives from the EFL portfolio and beyond, that can address challenges and prepare Alberta to thrive in the future.

EFL Accelerators include:

  • Insights from leading-edge and future-oriented research
  • Whole system solutions to systemic challenges
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration and focus on real-world actions and initiatives

Energy.AI3 will not be your typical conference.  Participants are not expected to sit passively while people talk at them, rather participants are invited with the expectation to “roll up their sleeves” contribute to the development of ideas and initiatives. As such, the upcoming Energy.AI3 Accelerator is a working session with only brief presentations to set the context and frame the challenge, and most of the time in a  facilitated workshop space with the following challenge areas:

  • Enhancing efficiency in the oil and gas sector operations
  • Creating open-source data for the electricity sector 
  • Harnessing technology to depolarize the public discourse on energy

A short summary of each challenge will be shared ahead of the Accelerator.  

Draft Agenda*

Light breakfast
Welcome and Context
Breakouts #1: Clarifying the problem
Afternoon check-in
Breakouts#2: Playing in the solutions space
Report back
Evaluation and close

*Subject to changes. A detailed agenda along with challenge briefs will be circulated ahead of the Accelerator.

This is an invitation-only workshop. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact EFL Project Manager Kelley Thompson at



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