AGENDA

Learning Series & Awards Gala

Welcome to ECO IMPACT 2023. We’re excited to host delegates from coast to coast at the Sheraton Suites in Calgary, AB. Join us for this two-day event dedicated to learning and celebrating those who make a difference in the environmental sector. 

Attend a range of presentations in the morning, dig deeper in the afternoon workshops, and have time to celebrate with peers in the evening!

MEET OUR PRESIDENT & CEO

Kevin Nilsen

DAY 1 | Jan 19, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (MST)

Breakfast Networking

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (MST)
8:45 AM - 9:55 AM (MST)

Opening Plenary Session

  • Bridging the HR Gap - Adapting to a New Era in Workforce Investment
8:45 AM - 9:55 AM (MST)
10:00 AM - 11:00AM (MST)

Breakout Sessions

  • Post-Pandemic Mental Health in the Workplace
    Speaker: Michelle Berg Strategy Director- Elevated HR
  • The Power of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging to Transform Your Workplace
    Speaker: Stephnie Watson Geographic Information Systems Analyst | Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Environmental Work Without Borders
10:00 AM - 11:00AM (MST)
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (MST)

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (MST)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (MST)

Breakout Sessions

  • A New Wave of Canadian Innovation through the Green Economy
    Speakers: Abdul Khogali New Mergers Strategy Director | NEWLAB/ Cathy Bruce Vice President, Research and Innovation | Trent University / Mathieu Côté- Director of Operations Programs | CanREA

  • The Big Shift: From Boomers to Gen Y & Z
    Speaker: Jonathan Brun CEO and Founder | Nimonik
  • Strategies to Advance Women - Green Career Insights
    Speaker: Adena Vanderjagt Consultant, Environmental Diagnosis | MNP
  • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (MST)
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)

    Networking Lunch/Speed Mentorship

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (MST)

    Workshops

    1. Working the Room - Learn to Network Like a Pro
    2. Speaker: Russ Dantu Employee and Customer Retention Expert

    3. Leverage Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity (D.E.I.) and Belonging to Elevate Your Business
    4. Speaker: Melanie Peacock PhD, MBA, FCPHR, SHRM-SCP- HR Consultant
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (MST)
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MST)

    Free Time

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MST)
    5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (MST)

    Member Awards Gala

    • 5:30 - 6:00 pm Cocktails - Networking

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm Welcome Introduction and Dinner

    • 7:00 - 7:45 pm Keynote Remarks

    • 7:50 - 8:50 pm Awards Presentation

    • 9:00 - 11:00 pm Networking Continues
    5:30 PM - 10:30 PM (MST)

    DAY 2 | Jan 20, 2023

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (MST)

    Breakfast Networking

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM (MST)
    8:45 AM - 9:55 AM (MST)

    Breakout Sessions

    • Six Sigma Concepts to Fix Your Operational Challenges
      Speaker: Alex Boussetta Partner, Executive Consultant | Abacus Team Inc..

    • Amplify Your Voice: Thought Leadership in Sustainability
      Speaker: Kendra MacDonald Chief Executive Officer | Canada's Ocean Supercluster

    • People Analytics, Do Your Data and Your Intuition Agree?
    8:45 AM - 9:55 AM (MST)
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MST)

    Breakout Sessions

  • Narratives Case Study - Indigenous Inclusivity

  • Leadership is Not Just a Job Title
    Speaker: Kyle Paddon- Senior Manager Environment | WSP Golder

  • Managing Distributed Workforce
    Speaker: Kate Ashton Director, Consulting Services | Salopek & Associates Ltd
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MST)
    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (MST)

    Coffee Break

    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (MST)
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (MST)

    Breakout Sessions

    • Becoming a Successful Leader in Digital Transformation
      Speaker: Kevin Pendreigh Senior Manager, Operations Canada| SLR Consulting

    • Motivating Diverse Teams

    • ESG: The Catalyst for Purpose-Driven Leadership
      Speaker: Mike Nemeth Senior Consultant, Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability | Nutrien
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (MST)
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)

    Networking Lunch featuring Speed Mentorship

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (MST)

    Workshops

    1. Essential Skills Master Class
    2. Speaker: Frédérick Audet Chairman and CEO | Learn Square

    3. Train the Trainer - Learning to Teach What You Know
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (MST)
    4:30 PM (MST)

    Conference Ends

    4:30 PM (MST)

    Meet our 2022 speakers here