The City of Calgary is warming to the upcoming climate symposium, three days of events geared towards discussing climate change in Calgary and Alberta.
The symposium is entirely free for the public to attend, and will feature community leaders, climate experts, and City of Calgary staff members.
The symposium will kick off on Tuesday, March 6 with an event delving into how climate change is talked about in Alberta. Texas Tech University professor Katherine Hayhoe, Co-founder of Climate Outreach George Marshall, and CEO of Wordfest Shelley Youngblut will be leading Tuesday’s discussion.
Wednesday will have two events, A Changing Climate, which will look into what climate change means for Calgary in particular, and Our Local Climate, which will explore how Calgary can respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Ending off the symposium will be a look into if and how Calgary could become a climate smart city, and the entire evening will come to a close with Our Energy Story, where presenters will speak about the opportunities for innovation and economic growth moving forward.
Two Tesla vehicles will be on scene for attendees to check out, and lunch will be provided for a few of the events.
When: Tuesday, March 6 to Friday, March 8
Time: Varies by day
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre, Telus Convention Centre, Studio Bell, and the Municipal Complex Atrium
Registration: Free! Available online