The SHIFT - June 15 - 17, 2017 St. Louis Hotel in the East Village
It is time to SHIFT or get off the pot!
Experience the Future of Calgary – the SHIFT to a resilient society and new economy and what it means for our city.
June 15th The Night SHIFT
7:00pm – 9:30pm Featuring Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oaklahoma City. Moderator: Greg Hart
June 16th The Day SHIFT
June 16th 7:30am – 5:00pm 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.
Confirmed Keynote Lunch with Keynote David Addison from Virgin Earth!
David works for the Virgin Group, where he manages the Virgin Earth Challenge: Sir Richard Branson’s $25M innovation prize for scalable and sustainable ways of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. He is a proud Geography graduate, and also has an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.
June 17th The Everyone SHIFT
10:00am - 3:00pm Future-focused exhibits and hands-on activities for Calgarians to co-design the future we need! This FREE public event will be hosted as a block-party-exhibitor event, taking place at the St. Louis Hotel and spilling out into the street-scape. Media engagement, and accelerated public marketing campaigns are being deployed to drive Calgarians to East Village to over 50 future-focused exhibits!