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[Debate] What the Future of Energy Means for Canada

October 12 @ 11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers: Ramez Naam, Tom Rand, Josipa Petrunic, Sean Collins, Diane Francis (Moderator)

[Debate] What the Future of Energy Means for Canada

A strategic conversation and debate on how everything we know about energy is changing the future of Canada and impacting all of us.

Key Takeaways:

  • Canada is one of the world’s five biggest exporters of energy: oil, natural gas, electricity, uranium, coal.
  • Canadian living standards are largely underpinned by this industry, with energy accounting for roughly 40% of total exports annually.
  • It is critical for Canadians to understand the trajectory of disruption in all these commodities and figure out how to replace the economic activity and jobs they generate.

Speakers

Diane Francis

Diane Francis

Editor-at-Large, National Post

Diane Francis is a well-known journalist, author of 10 books, and Editor-at-Large at National Post.

Diane Francis

Editor-at-Large, National Post

Ramez Naam

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist, futurist, and award-winning author.

Ramez Naam

Energy & Environmental Systems, Singularity University

Tom Rand

Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He's active in cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy.

Tom Rand

Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures

Josipa Petrunic

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Josipa G. Petrunic leads several national transportation technology trials related to zero-emissions transportation and “smart vehicles” innovation.

Josipa Petrunic

Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium

Sean Collins

Sean Collins

President, Terrapin Geothermics

Collins focuses on transforming the global energy system through his work with geothermal energy. He also co-founded Student Energy, a charitable organization with presence in more than 80 countries.

Sean Collins

President, Terrapin Geothermics

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October 12
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11:20 am - 12:00 pm
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