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
ENERGY STARTUP PITCHES
Startups with renewable and smart energy technologies/products pitch to industry experts, investors, and the general audience.
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.
Wednesday, January 27
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.
An opportunity for delegates and industry experts to network.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.