CICan Pre-Conference Forum: Charting a Path to Net Zero – The role of education in delivering a green transition

April 27 - 29, 2024 | All Day
  • Calgary, Alberta
Join Canadian and international leaders, educators, practitioners, policymakers as we focus on the role of colleges and institutes in meeting the climate change commitments of the Paris Climate Accords

Over 2 days, up to 300 attendees from across Canada and around the world will gather to challenge the status quo, explore and envisage innovative solutions, and learn how domestic and international partnerships can and will work together to unleash the green potential of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

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Objectives of the Forum 

  • Create tangible inspiration for all, regardless of size or budget of the institution through communication and awareness-raising. 
  • Empower behaviour change that is within reach for all through collaborative projects and research.
  • Equip delegates with the knowledge, skills and resources to address greenhouse gas emissions on campus and in curriculum. 
  • Explore opportunities to build climate resilience, integrating Indigenous knowledge about environmental guardianship and stewardship, nationally and internationally. 
  • Share insights into what it takes to unleash the potential of colleges and institutes to contribute to fighting climate change around the world, how creativity, flexibility, and innovation are behind our forward movement.; 
  • Confirm the place of rural, remote and northern colleges and institutes in national climate policies and their pivotal role in training the workforce required to reach net zero. 


April 27, 2024

13:00 - 14:30Opening mixer & Eco-Fair
15:00 - 16:30Guest speaker panel
17:30 - 19:30Cocktail reception & Keynote address; Calgary Public Library

April 28, 2024

07:30 - 08:30Breakfast
08:30 - 12:00Morning sessions including keynote address
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 16:00Afternoon sessions

April 29, 2024

10:00 - 12:00Morning offsite visit & tour (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Bow Valley College)

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