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Global Learning Forum

WHEN:  May 13-15, 2015

WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver,  Vancouver, BC,

Join Rob Thornton, President & CEO, International District Energy Association, and other district energy leaders in Vancouver, BC for the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum from May 13-15.

Learn from leading jurisdictions, network, and participate in small group capacity building sessions and site visits to clean energy projects around Vancouver. Leading cities, private sector innovators, NGOs, and researchers will be gathering in one of the world's greenest cities to take part in a solutions-focused dialogue towards implementing renewables and energy efficiency in the urban heating & cooling, electricity, and transportation sectors.

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About the Forum

The Global Learning Forum takes place over three days and the event launches with "Powered by PechaKucha" evening event to showcase the cultural shift to 100% renewable energy in cities. Over the next two days, participants will have access to small group capacity building sessions that are expertly facilitated as well as panel discussions. Outside of the Forum, networking and optional site visits to Vancouver's cleantech and RE installations will take place. 

Capacity building sessions make up the core of the Global Learning Forum. These sessions take three main forms: Knowledge Mobilization, Peer-to-peer, and Intent-to-action. Throughout these sessions, participants will share their own experiences while learning from other leaders working in cities, utilities, businesses, NGOs, and researchers on the challenges of implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency in cities. The sessions have been developed through the lenses of legislation, building political will, finance, and technology with an eye on themes that cut across these fields.


The draft Global Learning Forum schedule is available online, but check back frequently as it is regularly updated. Click here to download it. (PDF format). 


Contact: Keane Gruending, Communications and Program Manager | 1-778-782-8851