2016 Program

The Leading Change Organizing Committee is hard at work developing the Forum’s detailed program – please check back periodically for new additions to our schedule and speaker lineup.

Note: Events highlighted with (@ GLOBE) are accessible to all Leading Change delegates with their EELF 2016 pass.

 

 

Monday, February 29

6:00-8:30pm

Welcome Social

Check the EELF2016 Bizzabo App for details!

 

Tuesday, March 1

8:00am-5:00pm

The Forum for Emerging Environmental Leaders

7:45-8:20am Registration

8:30-9:00am Welcome Remarks

  • Mike Gerbis, CEO of Delphi Group and GLOBE Series
  • Gord Lambert, Advisor, Suncor

9:00-10:00am Panel: Engaging in New Markets and Systems

  • Moderator: Christie Stephenson, Western Canadian Anchor at Purpose Capital
  • Bob Elton, Chief Risk Officer at Vancity
  • Sandra Odendal, Senior Director of Social Innovation & Integration at RBC
  • Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada

10:00-11:00am Activation Hub: “Disruptors”

11:00-11:30am Lunch Keynote

  • Chad Park, CEO of The Natural Step

11:30-12:30pm Buffet Lunch

12:30-1:30pm Panel: Using New Tools and Approaches

  • Moderator: James Temple, Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer at PwC
  • Judy Fairburn, EVP Business Innovation at Cenovus
  • Robert Stupka, Engineering Project Manager at Urban Systems

1:30-2:30pm Activation Hub

  • Cenovus Presents: an Emission-Free Future

2:30-3:30pm Panel: Creating and Taking New Opportunities

  • Moderator: Pietra Basilij, Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission
  • Cassie Doyle, CEO, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute
  • Ingvild Sorenson, Manager, UN Global Compact
  • Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director of One Earth

3:30-4:00pm BREAK

4:00-4:30pm Afternoon Keynote

  • David Boyd, Author of The Optimistic Environmentalist

4:30-5:00pm Special Guest

  • The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

5:00-5:50pm Activation Hub

  • Vancouver Economic Commission Presents: a Mini Mentorship
  • Mentors will be announced soon!

 

 

Wednesday, March 2

 

10:00am-6:00pm

GLOBE Expo (@ GLOBE)

10:00am-3:00pm

Newtonian Shift (@ GLOBE)

3:00pm-5:30pm

Innovation Jam (@ GLOBE)

 

 

Thursday, March 3

 

7:00am

Guided Walking & Running Tours (@ GLOBE)

10:00am-6:00pm

GLOBE Expo (@ GLOBE)

10:00am-11:00am

Leading Change Power Hour (@ GLOBE)

10:00am-3:00pm

Newtonian Shift (@ GLOBE)

11:30am-12:30pm

Leading Change Panel (@ GLOBE)

From Zero to 60: Collaborating Together, Sustainability Pioneers and Emerging Leaders

Many companies are dealing with a profound shift in workplace culture and shifting expectations of what it means to work in a meaningful, productive and satisfying way. A generational shift in values has produced a striking amount of the workforce who doesn’t feel that they fit into the mold of the 9-5, top-down managed structure-but showing preference for more flexible environments where creativity and innovative thinking are encouraged and rewarded. This session will explore different perspectives on how to break down barriers to the perceived generational divide by hearing from established and emerging leaders in the sustainability space, and challenge your beliefs about the best ways to capitalize on youthful energy in your organization.

12:15-1:15pm

Guided City Bike Ride (@ GLOBE)

3:00pm-5:30pm

Innovation Jam (@ GLOBE)

6:00-8:30pm

Leading Change Wrap-Up Party

Connect with Leading Change delegates and CEP Vancouver members over cocktails in a stunning heritage space located in Vancouver’s trendy Gastown district. Check the EELF2016 Bizzabo App for more details!

 

 

Friday, March 4

 

7:00am

Guided Walking & Running Tours (@ GLOBE)

10:00am-5:00pm

GLOBE Expo (@ GLOBE)

11:15-12:30pm

Closing Plenary (@ GLOBE)

The Road from Paris & Climate Prosperity: How Carbon Action Can Re-Energize Economies

12:15-1:15pm

Guided City Bike Ride (@ GLOBE)

3:00pm-5:30pm

Innovation Jam (@ GLOBE)