P2S Calgary 2015-2020 is a future-focused initiative informed by the outcomes and recommendations received at the P2S Calgary 2015 Future Cities Conference, and in consultation with the P2S Calgary Steering Committee to advance and accelerate Calgary’s capacity to become a sustainable city.
SHIFT June 15-17th, 2017
It’s time to “shift or get off the pot”. We need to make decisions now about what the future will look like, instead of debating what is changing and how fast. We need to engage with future, with vision, and consider the effects. This two and a half day gathering will do exactly that.
The Shift is an opportunity for Calgarians to come together and take a step into the future, embrace some of the possibilities and together, build the future we need.
The Night Shift - Leading the SHIFT (Keynote Reception) June 15th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, June 15th is the Night Shift where keynote presenters will set the stage with presentations and conversation. We are in the process of confirming: Gil Penalosa of 880, Bjarke Ingels, Architect of Telus Sky; David Addison from Virgin Earth; Danny Bridson (former Calgarian and now designer for top Swedish firm Mandaworks); Alan Savoury from the Savoury Institute; and Jay Ingram of Discovery Channel and Beakerhead Fame.
The Day Shift - Designing a Future City (Interactive Conference) June 16th 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, June 16th is the Day Shift where participants coming from the most influential sectors of community will encounter a series of short provocative views into the future and then work together - in a profound act of imagination - to understand the impacts and build some prototypes of how these things will work. The topic areas will be: Economy, Living and Working, Energy and Food, Getting Around.
Everyone SHIFT - Experiencing the Shift (Exhibitor Showcase) June 17th 10:00am-3:30pm
Saturday, June 17th is the Everybody Shift, featuring a future-focused festival where hundreds of members of the community will visit and experience some of the results off the day before, view films, engage with interactive exhibits and more.
All of this will take place at the historic St. Louis Hotel. A most fitting location. It is an historic structure repurposed to work in the future, seated in a neighbourhood with the same aims and in the shadow of two of Calgary’s most exciting projects (National Music Centre and the new Public Library building).
Pathways to Sustainability wants you to help us take a step into the future of Calgary. We are offering an opportunity to participate this unique and important event that will be a kick-off to a series of activities over the next year focusing on The SHIFT. Pre-registration available today, with more details being posted here every week leading up to the event!
Full Conference Registration: $135.00 includes June 15th evening Keynote event, with appetizers and cash bar; June 16th full day conference experience; and June 17th Future Festival.
For student/non-profit/citizen discounts, or to register for individual events - please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shift-or-get-off-the-pot-tickets-33566547447