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Preliminary Program



 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
‚ÄčCheck back on this preliminary program often. We will be updating it regularly with exciting news about speakers & moderators, workshops, and much more...
 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - CANADIAN SPOTLIGHT
 
Canada’s New Reality - Smart Energy Communities 
Communities - urban, rural, remote, and Indigenous - will acquire a new and different shape in the decades ahead because of rapidly changing demographics, lifestyle preferences, changes in business practices, and cost constraints. Read more

High Performance Buildings - Efficiency First | Short Plenary
There are over 14 million buildings in Canada, representing one of the largest energy users at the community level. Reducing energy use through new buildings and retrofits is one of the most cost effective and efficient ways to lower GHGs. Read more

Alternative Fuels + Intelligent Vehicles - Reshaping Mobility | Short Plenary
With nearly 25 percent of emissions coming from the transportation sector, all levels of government, along with the automotive industry and its energy suppliers, are working to shift the type of fuels and technologies used to move people and goods. Read more
 
Clean Energy + Technology - Canada’s Thermal Challenge | Short Plenary
When we read about and discuss clean energy, we typically think of electricity generation through solar, wind, and other renewables, but most of Canada's energy consumption is for space heating and domestic hot water. With the emergence of combined heat and power (CHP), District Energy (DE), and renewable heat technology, we can begin to address Canada's thermal needsRead more

Pick Your Path To Smart Energy Communities | Interactive Roundtables & Accelerator Workshops
Join experts and leaders in the field of Smart Energy Solutions at small roundtable tables to get advice, learn about the latest solutions, and tackle the barriers limiting breakthroughs in your community and business to unlocking Smart Energy Communities. Participants will have the opportunity to select and participate in two sessions over the course of the afternoon. Topics include

Smart Energy Communities Scorecard Launch
The Smart Energy Communities Scorecard will be a tool to evaluate how multiple sectors, including local governments, utilities and the real estate sector, are contributing to Smart Energy Communities. It will be the first tool of its kind in Canada to evaluate the policies and processes in place to support the transition to Smart Energy Communities. Read more

Global Showcase Reception on the Tradeshow Floor

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - GLOBAL SHOWCASE

Smart Energy Communities - International Perspectives
Two-thirds of the world's population is expected to live in cities by 2030, which will result in unprecedented demands for more energy and could result in higher energy costs and significant environmental impacts. Read more

High Performance Buildings - Intelligent Options | Short Plenary
The Internet of Things is transforming the way we build, operate, maintain and occupy buildings. Beyond increased health and comfort, intelligent buildings can offer substantial capital and operational savings. Read more

Alternative Fuels + Intelligent Vehicles - Community Energy Options | Short Plenary
Freight volumes are projected to increase by as much as 40 percent over the next 30 years and automobile ownership has continued to rise leading to concerns of increased energy use, congestion, and a lack of alternative fueling and charging stations. Read more

Clean Energy + Technology - Distributed Energy Systems | Short Plenary
Distributed energy resources such as renewables, storage, combined heat and power (CHP) & district energy (DE) are the norms in many European countries. While we are seeing renewed interest, Canada's market lags behind. Read more

Pick Your Path To Smart Energy Communities | Interactive Roundtables & Accelerator Workshops
Join experts and leaders in the field of Smart Energy Solutions at small roundtable tables to get advice, learn about the latest solutions, and tackle the barriers limiting breakthroughs in your community and business to unlocking Smart Energy Communities. Participants will have the opportunity to select and participate in two sessions over the course of the afternoon. Topics include

Global Showcase Reception on the Tradeshow Floor

QUEST’s 6th Annual Smart Energy Communities Gala Dinner & Awards
The Annual Gala Dinner & Awards recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in advancing Smart Energy Communities in the following categories: Utilities and Energy Service Providers; Real Estate Sector - Includes owners, operators, builders and developers; Local Public Service Sector - Includes municipalities (and their agencies, boards and commissions), universities, schools and hospitals. Read more
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 - SHOWCASE TOURS
Get out and experience the best that Ottawa has to offer for Smart Energy Communities. Join one of three tours covering clean energy + technology, energy efficiency + intelligent buildings, and net-zero energy development. Tours include
 


SPEAKERS
 We have invited some of the best minds and most influential speakers to QUEST2017. Here are some highlights:

 
Minister Navdeep Bains (invited)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
 

Navdeep Bains was a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance. As a Certified Management Accountant, he has worked several years in accounting and financial analysis for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. Read more
 

Bryce Conrad (invited)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa Limited

Bryce Conrad has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa since 2011. Under his leadership, Hydro Ottawa has become one of the most profitable, innovative and customer-oriented utilities in Canada, regularly winning awards and accolades for customer service and innovation. Read more


Velma McColl 
Managing Partner, Earnscliffe Strategy Group 
 

Velma McColl blends her deep understanding of business, government and policy to create opportunities for her clients. She works on a range of economic and social issues and specializes in energy, environment and green technologies. Read more


 


Kim Rudd (invited)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada 

 

Kim Rudd has been a lifelong entrepreneur and an advocate on the federal and provincial levels for small businesses, child care, and post-secondary education. In 2011, she was named RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, and served as Vice-Chair of the Ontario TCAF Secretariat. Read more
 


Minister Glenn Thibeault (invited)

Glenn Thibeault was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2015 as the MPP for Sudbury

 

He was appointed Ontario’s Minister of Energy in June 2016. As Minister of Energy, Glenn is focused on ensuring all Ontarians have access to an affordable supply of clean, reliable energy. Beginning in Fall 2016, he is leading consultations across the province on Ontario’s renewed Long Term Energy Plan. Read more



 


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