Building the Green Economy: BC Hydro hosts Power Smart Forum in October 2010


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Building the Green Economy

The Power Smart Forum is BC’s leading energy conservation conference, attracting delegates, speakers and industry experts from across North America. The 2010 Forum will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from October 25 through 27. The theme this year is: Building the Green Economy.

Program Streams

The technical program for the Power Smart Forum has three streams:

  • Commercial / Institutionalis tailored to delegates responsible for energy management planning and financial decision-making in mid to large-scale commercial or institutional organizations.
  • Industrial is tailored to delegates who currently work in the industrial sector and are responsible for energy management planning, employee awareness and engagement programs, plant certifications and financial decision-making in mid to large-scale industrial facilities.
  • Community / Government is ideal for delegates who strive to advance community-based conservation efforts across North America.

A team representing the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia will be participating in the Community/Government stream.

Keynote Speaker

BC Hydro has announced that the Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon. Recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on the intricate links between nature, technology and society, Dr. Homer-Dixon is expected to challenge Dr. thomas homer-dixon (130p)Forum delegates to consider how they, and the organizations they work for, may better adapt and prosper in a world of ever-greater complexity and rapid change.

A best-selling author and teacher, Dr. Homer-Dixon is currently a Professor at the Centre for Environment and Business in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, as well as Chair of Global Systems for the Centre for International Governance Innovation at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo.

An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Homer-Dixon has discussed his research at a number of global conferences including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.