Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George Street
Cost: General Admission $60 | Students/Unwaged: $30
Explore ideas and participate in interactive sessions about the broader renewal of society in a zero-carbon world. By offering a range of perspectives and disciplines, we will develop road maps for a positive vision of the future to advance climate solutions and societal transformation. Register here.
8:30-9:00 a.m.: Registration and Light Breakfast
9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Wendy Phillips, Indigenous Elder, University of Toronto Scarborough
Mike Layton, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 11, University-Rosedale
Steve Easterbrook, Director, School of the Environment; Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
9:15 a.m.: Session 1: Envisioning the Society We Want. Imagine the world we want to reach in, say, 30 years time. What's the positive vision we should be striving for?
Jessica Green, Associate Professor, School of the Environment and Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Elliott Cappell, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Toronto
Alexandra Rahr, Bissell-Heyd Lecturer in American Studies, University of Toronto
Phil De Luna, Program Director, Energy Materials Challenge Program at National Research Council Canada
Angela Mashford-Pringle, Associate Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, & Assistant Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
10:30 a.m.: Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.: Session 2: Pathways to Post Carbon. What existing work is going on today to help put us on the pathway to that world?
Karen Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough
Linda Swanston, Program Manager, Policy & Research, Environment & Energy Division, City of Toronto
Danny Harvey, Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Emmay Mah, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance; Co-Chair of the Toronto Climate Action Network
Bjørnar Egede-Nissen, Project Drawdown & University of Western Ontario
12 noon: Lunch Break
12:30-1:45 p.m.: Session 3: Ɂełexé Eghálets’eda (Learning Together): Advancing Sustainable Conservation Strategies Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Frederick Andrew, Community Researcher and Special Advisor to the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nęGots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board), Tulıt'a, Northwest Territories
Jean Polfus, PhD, Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow, Trent University
2:00 p.m.: Session 4: Bringing Together Multiple Sources of Knowledge. How do we bring all voices into the conversation? How do we learn from indigenous and traditional ways of living? What stories will we tell ourselves?
Andrea Most, Professor of English, American Literature, and Jewish Studies, Department of English, University of Toronto
Geoffrey Ozin, Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemistry; University of Toronto
Lucy Cummings, Executive Director, Faith & the Common Good
Christopher Gore, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
Kevin Best, Co-Founder and Principal, Sustainable Engineering, which is taking the lead working with the community in Mount Dennis on Odenaansan (Mt Dennis Community Utitlities). In Anishinaabemwin, Odenaansan means "village or the little place where my heart is."
3:15 p.m.: Coffee Break
3:30 p.m.: Session 5: Closing the Loop. How will we measure progress? How will we hold power accountable? How will we mobilize the resources needed?
Debra Wunch, Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Karim Bardeesy, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the President, Ryerson University
Peter Jones, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, OCAD University
Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
4:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks