Pathways 2 Sustainability Calgary

Community, Culture & Commerce, 2013

Over the three days of P2S Calgary 2013 over 450 people gathered at the Telus Spark Science Center in Calgary to celebrate the innovations, leadership, and successes of industry, municipalities, academia, and other organizations that are dedicated to advancing sustainability in Alberta’s communities.  The conference brought together 30 volunteers, 35 speakers, 35 sponsors & exhibitors, 5 academic institutions, and over 400 delegates representing 37 communities over 3 days. In addition, we had over 65 Leadership Contestants for the premier Pathways Leadership Awards. The conference was broadcasted live to over 1400 participants across 5 provinces, and recruited close to 10,000 unique Pathways website visitors and over 50,000 page views.

ImagineCALGARY & The Harvest

The core vision of P2S Calgary 2013, as defined by the Conference Steering Committee, was to create a space for community, corporate, and commerce leaders to learn, share, develop relationships, and create momentum towards achieving Calgary’s sustainability goals as defined in ImagineCalgary. The conference steering committee was comprised of core corporate and agency partners engaged in the various aspects of leading ImagineCalgary's sustainability goals. This planning team was coordinated by Sustainability Resources, however, the vision for the conference and  definition of its outcomes were designed by the community for the community.

The unique and celebrated conference experience of P2S Calgary 2013 was designed to compliment and support the work of ImagineCalgary, an award winning initiative that defined 114 sustainability targets within a sustainable vision for a city in consultation with over 18,000 Calgary citizens.  After three days of presentations and interaction with over 400 community and corporate Leaders, our facilitation team (Sustainability Resources & Conscious Brands) conducted a Harvest* of ideas and “pathways to sustainability” for Calgary.

Day three Harvest of P2S Calgary 2013 helped crystallize participant learning from three days of presentations, networking, and relationship building into a road map towards sustainability in Calgary.  The following is a list of pathways synthesized by conference participants during the Harvest of P2S Calgary 2013.

  • Innovative Resourcing & Financing Sustainability
  • Measuring Progress on Sustainability
  • Urban Development & Sustainability Labs
  • Advancing Sustainable Energy & Renewables
  • Defining and Supporting Local Sustainability
  • Creating an Inclusive network of Sustainability Leaders
  • Supporting NPO/Charities – Future Focused Social Investment
  • Supporting Science & Sustainability 

Thank you to our P2S Calgary Pathways Partners for an amazing event!

P2S 2013 logos

Thank you to our Past P2S Champions, Partners, Sponsors

What people say about Pathways...

  • Chris Turner, Author & Change Agent

    Pathways 2 Sustainability in Red Deer was one of the best organized and rewarding conferences I've had the opportunity to speak at. Lisa makes everyone involved feel like they're part of a fantastic team doing vital work, and the connections formed at P2S were quick to happen and long-lasting thanks to her skilled, inclusive leadership
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