I have experience planning large-scale events (prior to 2020!) that bring together academics, industry leaders, government, First Nations communities, NGOs, and pioneering innovators to discuss the clean energy transition across North America and beyond .
Global Drive to Zero
Clean Energy Ministerial– Vancouver, B.C. May 2019
Image Source: CALSTART
In May 2019 I had the honor of leading the organization of an official side event to the Clean Energy Ministerial hosted by the Government of Canada in Vancouver. Our “Global Drive to Zero” event was co-hosted by partners Clean Energy Canada, CALSTART, and the City of Vancouver.
Global Drive to Zero focused on accelerating the transition of medium and heavy-duty transportation to zero emissions.
Global Drive to Zero had over 250 attendees including Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna. The event was also a catalyst for Vancouver, BC, Canada, and other jurisdictions to join the official “Drive to Zero” pledge, initially spearheaded by CALSTART in California.
“The Here, the Now and The Soon of Clean Tech”
Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Annual Summit– October 2019
In 2019 I led the organization of an incredibly exciting clean tech panel for the annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit held in Nanaimo. The Summit had over 350 attendees from across Vancouver Island and the mainland.
I wanted this panel to be really unique in highlighting some lesser-known, exciting and potentially groundbreaking clean energy initiatives. My chosen group of experts and innovators explored the world’s first electric aviation projects, First Nations hydropower initiatives, clean beer and more.