Energy Futures Youth Innovation Jam

Engaging young Albertan voices in the energy transition.

The Energy Futures Lab held an event for young people to learn about an inclusive and equitable energy transition, make connections in the industry and apply their unique perspective to move towards action. 

At the Youth Innovation Jam, folk between the ages of 18-30 from across Alberta sat alongside energy transition leaders for a day of exploring solutions and opportunities related to energy transition. 

The event was a blend of keynote talks, small group activities, two-way learning and networking. The atmosphere was both fun and productive, and folks were encouraged to actively engage in the topics bringing their unique perspectives and skills to the table.

Event Details

The event was held May 7, 2022 at The Ampersand in Calgary (home of the Energy Transition Centre).
An optional evening event was also held by IndigeSTEAM who hosted a Mini Tipi paint and building workshop

Keynote Speaker

Olivia Reshetylo
Senior Director of Programs, Student Energy

The keynote speech was given by Olivia, Student Energy’s Senior Director of Programs,  who is responsible for the oversight, development, and implementation of Student Energy’s program portfolio. Since joining Student Energy in 2015, she has co-founded the organization’s global Chapters program, co-designed and launched the organizations’ Fellowship program, and has overseen the development of the suite of programs now offered under Student Energy’s Programs Ecosystem.

Olivia has a passion for leadership development and creating opportunities for youth to shape their own energy futures. Olivia was an active Energy Futures Lab fellow from 2019 – to 2021, where she worked with the Energy Futures Lab team to create more intergenerational collaboration and meaningful youth inclusion within the Lab and its initiatives.

Olivia holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Mount Royal University.