Leaders from government, business, not-for-profit, academia and indigenous communities will gather in Calgary for a special two-day event on October 19 and 20. Their objective: to share proposed solutions for solving Alberta’s most complex and pressing energy challenges.
This October event is an opportunity for the EFL to make its network of ideas even more inclusive and tested with as many diverse perspectives as possible before scaling up and communicating broadly through a public engagement program.
This event follows a year and a half long process of social innovation in which many of these leaders collaborated and prototyped their way toward creative energy-related solutions. The Energy Futures Lab (EFL) Fellows will also be present, sharing solutions to drive systemic change for the benefit of society at large.
On October 19, participants, guests and dignitaries will hear about emerging energy solutions during an evening reception co-hosted by the Calgary Chamber, Calgary Economic Development and the Canada West Foundation. The following day, a more intimate gathering will take place for Fellows to share what is required to take their initiatives to the next level and seek expertise and feedback from invited guests.
Most importantly, this October event is an opportunity for the EFL to make its network of ideas even more inclusive and tested with as many diverse perspectives as possible before scaling up and communicating broadly through a public engagement program. The EFL team is excited about reaching this point because all along, it viewed the process less like a coconut and more like a peach. In other words, unlike a process that is rich on the inside but impenetrable from the outside, the EFL was established to have a strong core but also be porous, sweet and digestible on the outside. Here’s hoping you will bite and participate in the EFL’s upcoming event.
Leor Rotchild is a consultant with the Energy Futures Lab