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"Change" Multi-Speaker and AGM

May 12 is the date to remember. Our speakers will talk about "Change," and we will host our AGM as well.

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"Change" Multi-Speaker and AGM
"Change" Multi-Speaker and AGM

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May 12, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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"Change" Multi-Speaker and AGM

Join us for our May virtual event during which will be bringing you several speakers who will present in an engaging storytelling style on the topic of "Change".  Each speaker will bring a unique perspective to the theme by delivering their own visually compelling story in about 25 seconds per slide. Simple and powerful, their messages will inspire and spur discussion. Stay for the Q & A and networking time to ask questions and meet others in the industry. At the outset of the event, we will hold our AGM (~15 minutes) and share what is new at CEP Calgary. 


Our first speaker is Pablo Pina, Academic Chair, Sustainability at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Pablo will talk about disruption and how its evolution from something 'bad' or avoidable, to something expected or politically correct, applies to us as environmental professionals. He will discuss rapid change and how the acceleration of environmental changes like climate change, extreme events, the shift to a low carbon/green economy, new regulations, and technologies can enable learning as a life journey.

Our second speaker is Jessie Berzin, an environmental professional with North Shore Environmental Consultants within the power generation, energy, and mining sectors. Her professional background consists of emissions reporting and regulatory compliance for both Provincial and Federal programs, including the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Regulation (TIER), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Greenhouse Gas, and the ECCC National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). Her extensive knowledge of the Alberta Air Monitoring Directive and both the emissions quantification and reporting requirements within facility Approvals and licenses make her an emissions compliance expert. She is also passionate about healthy living and how diet can affect the environment. From dietary alternatives to changing the way we shop and cook, Jessie will give us some literal food for thought as she speaks about foods we consume, their relationship with the environment, and how small changes can reduce your "Food Print".”

Our third speaker is David Van Dem Assem is a Senior Manager, Clean Technology with Alberta Innovates and has over 24 years of project management, business unit management and leadership in several sectors, including power, oilsands, mining, and clean technology sectors.  He has experience with supporting entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and large corporations in their efforts to improve their sustainability footprint and create new clean tech industrial sectors in Alberta.  His vision is to lead efforts to improve the ecological, social and economic footprint of these sectors to improve our relationship with the natural environment.  David has an MBA in global energy management and sustainable development strategy, a masters of environmental design and a bachelor’s of science, all from the University of Calgary. He is also completing an Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies certificate from Stanford University and is an Innovation Engineering “Blue Belt”. He will be speaking about energy density trends and their effects on our society. 

Our fourth speaker, Jan Gorski, is a senior analyst at the Pembina Institute working on climate and energy issues across Canada. He leads the methane policy file across Canada and has experience working with governments, industry, and other stakeholders on a variety of issues including oil and gas, carbon pricing, and renewables. Prior to Pembina, Jan was a project engineer for Clearstone Engineering Ltd. in Alberta in which he lead domestic and international emissions measurement and reduction studies in the oil and gas sector. Jan holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, both from Carleton University. He spends much of his spare time finding new ways to explore the mountains. Jan willbe speaking about how, as action on climate accelerates, we have a climate success story right here in Alberta, and one that happened much faster than anyone anticipated - the phaseout of coal power.


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