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Everyone's Downstream IV— Tar sands production & resistance: developing locally, expanding globally

Nov 25 2010 (All day) - Nov 28 2010 (All day)

An international conference on community resistance to the tar sands. This year's themes include:

  • Tar sands go global: Madagascar, Trinidad and more
  • Building accountable movements: ENGOs, secret deals,
  • …and how to build and demand democracy and transparency
  • Ongoing resistance: communities fighting pipelines, refineries, and other tar sands infrastructure

Organized by OilSandsTruth.org Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)
University of Alberta (off 116 Street, between 91 & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted November 2, 2010 by AEN

Remarkable Beyond Boundaries: Shaping the Future of the Crown of the Continent

Sep 23 2010 (All day) - Sep 24 2010 (All day)

First Annual Conference Will Explore Policies of Place

For two days in September, a diverse gathering in Waterton National Park will explore the past, present, and future of the Crown of the Continent. Convened by the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy on September 23-24, 2010, the conference features keynote speakers Jack Nesbit (author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson across Western North America), Jonathan B. Tourtellot (Director and Geotourism Editor, National Geographic Traveler), Darrell Kipp (Director, Piegan Institute), Lynn Scarlett (former Deputy Secretary of the Interior), and the Hon. Jim Prentice (Canada’s Minister of Environment; invited). Read more »

Location

Waterton Park, AB

Posted August 26, 2010 by AEN

Cities & Towns in Transition: 2010 People and Place Conference

Jun 4 2010 - 7:45am - Jun 5 2010 - 4:30pm

Registration deadline extended to June 1

This conference is first of its kind in Calgary on sustainability, bringing progressive thought and practical sessions together in an exciting two days. The event combines dialogue, skill building, and path-finding to move us toward sustainable and resilient post-carbon communities. Read more »

Locations

Husky Oil Great Hall at the Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
Hillhurst United Church
1227 Kensington Close NW
Calgary, AB
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
1320 5 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Posted May 31, 2010 by AEN

AEN Annual General Assembly 2010

Jun 25 2010 (All day) - Jun 27 2010 (All day)

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Location

Shunda Creek Hostel
Nordegg, AB

Posted May 27, 2010 by AEN

Aboriginal Peoples and the Future of Water Management in Alberta

Jun 10 2010 - 9:00am - Jun 11 2010 - 4:30pm

This public legal education conference is designed to take a look at asserted Aboriginal and treaty rights/responsibilities in relation to water and to discuss how these rights may fit into the current statutory regime in Alberta. The objective is to enhance the capacity of all parties to participate meaningfully in the ongoing review of the water management and allocation system. Various experts will be invited to present their views on Aboriginal perspectives on water, the existence and scope of Aboriginal rights to water, ways in which these rights currently are and could be accommodated in the regulatory regime pertaining to water, the issue of safe drinking water on reserve, and transboundary water issues.

Visit the CIRL website for program and registration information

Location

Grant MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre
10910 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted May 18, 2010 by AEN

Local Leadership on Renewable Energy

May 28 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Register here by May 21 to guarantee a spot 

What

On May 28, we will bring together some of the individuals and groups who are working to ensure a green energy future becomes a reality in Alberta.

Discussion and dialogue will be the format, building upon the overwhelming information from the March 12 video conference: Local Energy, Environment and Community Action.

We will choose 2 or 3 of the following topics as guides for the afternoon (you vote for the topics when you register [external link]):

  • Green Energy Act for Alberta
  • Engaging municipalities on green energy
  • Community-scale green energy
  • Green energy and the October municipal elections
  • Structural shifts required to expand green energy
  • Strengthening the network working on green energy
  • Read more »

Posted May 17, 2010 by AEN

CanSIA Regional Solar Conference 2010

May 25 2010 (All day) - May 26 2010 (All day)

Act now as "Early Bird" Price Specials end April 16, 2010

The CanSIA Regional Conference will be held at The Westin Hotel, 320 4th Avenue SW Calgary AB. The Tradeshow Reception will be held the evening of May 25th, 2010. Dr. John MacDonald of Day4 Energy will be the keynote luncheon speaker. Read more »

Location

The Westin Hotel
320 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted April 7, 2010 by Anonymous

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