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Generation Energy Forum GENERATION ENERGY
Forum October 11 and 12, 2017
RBC Convention Centre,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

How can you Participate

We hope that Canadians from coast to coast to coast will be able to join the virtual conference online. Watch this space for details on how to connect.

If you would like to attend in person, you can register here. There is no fee to register, but participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Due to limited capacity at the venue, there may not be space for everyone. Confirmations will be sent by September 29, 2017.

What to expect at the Generation Energy forum

Stakeholders and experts will have a full debate on the pathways to an affordable, low-carbon energy future for Canada.

Four major themes will be addressed:

  1. Pathways Toward an Affordable, Low-Carbon Energy Future
  2. Game Changers: Technology and Innovation
  3. Governance, Decision-Making and Social Change
  4. Canada’s Role in the World

We look forward to your participation in Generation Energy! If you would like to share an idea or perspective on Canada’s low-carbon energy future, please submit your idea to http://www.generationenergy.ca/ideas

Day 1: Schedule

SPEAKERS INCLUDE Hon. Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy of Mexico; Rainer Baake, State Secretary, Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany; Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency; Elyse Allan, CEO, General Electric; Phil Fontaine, former National Chief AFN; Robert Johnston, CEO, Eurasia Group; Bill Magwood, Director General, NEA; Eldar Saetre, President, CEO, Statoil; Doug Suttles, CEO, Encana; Peter Tertzakian, Executive Director, ARC; Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
7:00AM Registration and breakfast
8:30AM

GenEn Welcome

  1. Welcome and Introductions (Master of Ceremonies)
  2. Elder’s Prayer (Manitoba First Nation)
8:50AM

Ministerial Address: Imagining Canada’s Energy Future

Hon. Jim Carr (Minister of Natural Resources)

09:10AM

The Global Low-Carbon Energy Transition

10:10AM Health and Networking Break
10:45PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Pathways to an Affordable, Low-Carbon Energy Future

  • Session 1: Lightbulb Moments: Powering Canada’s future
  • Session 2: Driving Change: EVs and other technologies changing how we drive
  • Session 3: Energy Efficiency: The best energy is the one we don’t use
  • Session 4: Natural Gas: The bridge to clean growth
  • Session 5: Going Green: Bioenergy as a reliable energy source
12:15PM

Lunch Armchair Discussion: Changes in Technology and Innovation

2:00PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Game Changers – Technology and Innovation

  • Session 1: Northern Lights: Energy innovation in remote communities
  • Session 2: Futureproofing: Clean technologies for the next generation
  • Session 3: Tomorrowland: Pushing the frontiers of science and innovation
  • Session 4: Making Sparks: Updating Canada’s electricity
  • Session 5: Can Oil and Gas Be Clean?
3:15PM Health and Networking Break
3:30PM

Plenary Armchair Discussions: Indigenous Perspectives on Long-Term Energy Priorities

Minister Carr moderates the armchair discussion with the three national representatives of Indigenous peoples and nations, followed by a Q&A with the audience

4:15PM

Panel Discussion: Stakeholder Perspectives on Long-Term Energy Priorities

Open Panel Discussion with a multi-stakeholder group of industry, civil society leaders (4–5 people selected from Energy Thought Leaders Committee)

Day 2: Schedule

SPEAKERS INCLUDE Hon. Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Secretary of Energy of Mexico; Rainer Baake, State Secretary, Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany; Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency; Elyse Allan, CEO, General Electric; Phil Fontaine, former National Chief AFN; Robert Johnston, CEO, Eurasia Group; Bill Magwood, Director General, NEA; Eldar Saetre, President, CEO, Statoil; Doug Suttles, CEO, Encana; Peter Tertzakian, Executive Director, ARC; Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO, NRStor Inc.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
8:00AM General Breakfast
9:00AM

Day 2 Welcome

  • Elder’s Prayer (Métis)
9:10AM

Keynote Address: Governance, Decision-Making and Social Change

9:30AM

Ministerial Panel Discussion

10:30AM Health and Networking Break
10:45PM

Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Governance, Decision-Making and Social Change

  • Session 1: Focusing More Energy on Indigenous Reconciliation
  • Session 2: Just the Facts: Informed choices for Canada’s energy future
  • Session 3: Building Bridges: Restoring trust for Canada’s energy future
  • Session 4: Wanted: Tomorrow’s resource workers
  • Session 5: Movers and Shakers: Canadians shaping our energy transition
12:15PM

Lunch Keynote Address: Lessons From Abroad: International Energy Leadership

1:15PM

Plenary Discussions:

  • North American Energy Integration
  • Global Energy Geopolitics
2:15PM

MEDIA PANEL

Hon. Jim Carr (Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources) to join a panel discussion

3:00PM

Closing Plenary Discussion

Hon. Jim Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) to provide closing remarks indicating how the input from the two- day session will be presented back to participants and more broadly.