Rural Prosperity Initiative

Okotoks Rural Innovation Forum

November 30th, 2017 8:30am – 4:30pm

Rural Innovation Forums are carefully curated for local governments, industry leaders, economic developers, and technology innovators to: create important relationships across sectors; learn about innovative solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable; and identify value-added projects, partnerships and opportunities in the host region.

CALL for Presenters!

Sustainability Resources is seeking expressions of interest to present innovative and emerging municipal strategies at this Rural Innovation Forum on the following topics:

  • Water Reuse
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Transportation and Municipal Energy Solutions
  • Sustainable Urban Development

Please send an abstract of your presentation (200wds) and a short biography to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00pm September 30th

CALL for Exhibitors!

*We are also seeking expressions of interest to exhibit at this Forum. If you have an innovative, or emerging technology or service that aligns with the above focus areas, please send us a one-page outline, complete with links to your website to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5:00pm September 30th. Exhibitors and Presenters will be confirmed by October 10th.


Rural Prosperity Initiative

Accelerating Rural Economies

  • Identify, evaluate and implement projects that can reduce GHG
  • Reduce waste & improve and retain the supply of clean water
  • Accelerate economic development, attract investment
  • Identify opportunities and challenges of climate change
  • Create energy independence through clean energy generation

Rural Innovation Forums

Showcase solutions for Rural Prosperity - network with solution providers! 

Lethbridge Rural Innovation Forum

Lesser Slave Lake Rural Innovation Forum

Drayton Valley Rural Innovation Forum

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Rural Prosperity Initiative Partners