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Call for Presentations: CICan 2015 Energy Symposium


Hosted by Medicine Hat College, the Energy Partnerships: Plug In – Innovation. Skills. Efficiency. Research. symposium will bring leaders, faculty and students from colleges and institutes across Canada together with their partners in government, business, industry, Indigenous communities and other stakeholder organizations.

Symposium planning is being overseen by the CICan Energy Committee, co-chaired by Denise Henning, President, Medicine Hat College and Kathy Kinloch, President, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and including college and institute Presidents and Vice-Presidents from across the country. The event will offer a combination of keynotes, plenaries and concurrent sessions – all structured to share perspectives and stimulate discussion. The concurrent sessions will allow colleges and institutes to showcase their programs, services, research initiatives and partnerships.

The CICan Energy Committee is launching a call for presentations reflective of the symposium’s overall theme and sub-themes and the breadth of energy-related program and research areas – from the traditional resource sector to renewables.

Possible topic areas include:

  • Innovation: Joint ventures involving industry, power authorities, utilities, municipalities, Indigenous governments and other sectors.
  • Skills: Instructional design, leading edge competencies, student engagement
  • Efficiency: Green energy, new technologies, future trends in Canada and internationally
  • Research: Applied research, product and process improvements

Each concurrent session will last approximately 60 minutes, featuring short presentations with facilitated engagement among attendees to promote dialogue and sharing of knowledge and expertise. Joint sessions with community partners or other colleges and institutes are particularly encouraged.

Please complete the following information by October 9th, 2015. You will be notified of the proposal status by October. Please note that speakers must register for the symposium and are responsible for their own travel and associated costs.

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