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Community Economic Development Events

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Pathways to Sustainability

Written by Thrive

Community Showcase
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Telus Spark (220 St Georges Dr NE)

What is the Community Showcase?
A special event within the Pathways 2 Sustainability conference. This event is free and open to the public. Register here! There will be ten inspirational presenters speaking to environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability.

What will happen at the Community Showcase?

  • 10 PechaKucha* style presenters
  • Graphic recording
  • Food, beverage, and networking opportunities
  • Art Exhibit by Studio C and ACAD

Who is presenting?
Local leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, small business owners, social entrepreneurs, and individual sustainability champs. From over thirty crowd sourced contestants, here are your presenters in alphabetical order:

  • Alan Screaton, Market Analyst, Sponsor Energy
  • Dr. Geoffrey J. Hay, HEAT
  • Firyal Mohammed & Lorah Jensen, Momentum
  • Jasen Robillard, Cohousing Advocate and Consultant
  • Jeff Goodman, Co-Founder, No AdMail
  • Paul Cabaj, Founding Member, SPARK – Your Power, Our Future
  • Robyn Jacobsen, Clean Air Strategic Alliance
  • Stephanie Robertson, President, SiMPACT Strategy Group
  • Tammy Maloney, SEA Change Nation
  • Trusha Patel, President, Spice Sanctuary Inc

What’s happening, when?
6:00 – 6:50pm – Networking, food and beverages
7:00 – 7:50pm – Presentations
7:50 – 8:05 – Break
8:05 – 8:45 – Presentations
8:45 – 9pm – Q&A with presenters and networking

Who are the hosts?
Our emcee for the evening will be Mark Hopkins, a Calgary-based theatre artist, community-builder and host of regular ‘We Should Know Each Other’ events.

The Community Showcase is presented by Thrive in partnership with First Calgary Financial and Pathways 2 Sustainability.

What else might you want to know?
*PechaKucha is a style of presentation that is rapid and concise, with 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Learn more about PechaKucha nights in Calgary here
There will be a cash bar available, but no cash machines on site – bring cash with you.