Agenda

The following is a “preliminary” outline of the agenda noting any session topics and speakers are subject to change. Scroll down or click the day of programming below.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

DAY ONE

Tuesday, January 26

4:00 pm

ENERGY STARTUP PITCHES

Startups with renewable and smart energy technologies/products pitch to industry experts, investors, and the general audience.

5:00 pm

ICEBREAKER RECEPTION

An opportunity for organizers to welcome all partners (sponsors), speakers, commercial consumers, startups, industry members, and general delegates to collide over refreshments, appetizers, and energizing conversation leading up to the next day’s main event.

DAY TWO

Wednesday, January 27

8:30 am

MAIN ROOM

KEYNOTE
Municipal Smart Energy Trends

A renowned energy expert provides insight into trending net-zero smart energy projects being adopted by municipalities across Canada. This keynote set the tone for the day’s discussions.

9:30 am

ENERGY CAFE

NETWORK MEETUP

An opportunity for delegates and industry experts to network.

10:00 am

MAIN ROOM

ROUNDTABLE
Facing Climate Change Now

Five experts representing government, academia, and the energy industry discuss innovative ideas and best practices such as the Kingston Climate Fund and Green Fund to help mitigate climate change for municipalities.

11:00 am

ENERGY CAFE

NETWORK MEETUP

11:30 am

MAIN ROOM

ROUNDTABLE
Smart Grid Options

3-4 experts provide working examples of smart grid and decentralized energy applications in both urban and rural municipalities while providing insight into innovative technologies being designed for tomorrow’s communities.

12:30 pm

MAIN ROOM

SMART KINGSTON KEYNOTE LUNCH

This keynote will demystify how municipalities and everyday residents can collaboratively work towards a net-zero goal embracing proven examples ie: sustainable building and retrofit guidelines, electrification of transportation systems, and expanding green spaces.

1:30 pm

ENERGY CAFE

NETWORK MEETUP

2:00 pm

BREAKOUTS

ROUNDTABLE
Meeting Carbon Offset Targets

3-4 experts raise the bar with insights into options for Kingston and other municipalities to meet their carbon offset targets for 2022, 2030, and 2040.

3:00 pm

ENERGY CAFE

NETWORK MEETUP

3:30 pm

BREAKOUTS

PLENARY
Empowering the Next Steps

The final session engages select panelists and the audience to revisit the main challenges, solutions, best practices, and then focus on the outcomes as discussed in the day’s earlier sessions. The moderator will then encourage the audience to embrace best practices by making smart energy choices in their homes, offices, schools, municipalities, and with their family members and neighbours.