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Conference (2017): Agriculture, Food and the Environment (AIA)

Alberta Institute of Agrologists 13th Annual Conference

Agriculture, Food and the Environment

March 15-17, 2017

The second of a three-year series, starting with Land and People in 2016, the 2017 AIA Conference will focus on Alberta’s resources (primarily on energy and agriculture) and what that means to Albertans in terms of opportunities and challenges.

March 15, 2017

  1. Writing for Clarity, Coherence, and Conciseness  (Steve Kuntz, University of Alberta) no video
  2. Professional Practice and Risks (Richard Dixon, RASAC) no video
  3. Disruption Theory: The Special Case of Professionals (Kirby Wright, KRW Knowledge Resources)
  4. Receiving Feedback, How to Hear It, Receive It, Use It (Carol Gabanna) no video

March 16, 2017

  1. Green Paper: Phasing Out Alberta Sands: Act or be Acted Upon (Gordon Laxer, Parkland Institute)
  1. Canada's Climate Dilemma in the Face of Business-as-Usual Political Aspirations (David Hughes, Geological Survey of Canada)
  2. The Politics of Energy (Andrew Nikiforuk, journalist and author)
  3. Pipeline Safety, Transparency, and Engagement (Peter Watson, National Energy Board)
  4. Integrating Agriculture & Forestry into Alberta’s Energy Systems (David Layzell, CESAR)
  5. All About Canada’s Oilsands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) (Jonathan Matthews, Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance)

Agriculture: Resources & Policy Session

March 16, 2017

  1. Service and Trust in Changing Times (Darcy Fitzgerald, Alberta Pork)
  2. Alberta Beef - A Story of People and Resources (Rich Smith, Alberta Beef Producers)
  3. Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) in Transition (Garth Patterson, WGRF)
  4. Canola: People, Resources and Serendipity (Ward Toma, Alberta Canola Producers Commission)
  5. Grain Farming in Alberta (Craig Shaw, Lacombe producer) pending approval to post

Energy: Renewable & Non-Renewable Session

March 16, 2017

  1. Energy Futures: Energy Efficiency Comes Home (David Dodge, Energy Efficiency Alberta) pending approval to post
  2. The Evolving Landscape of the Alberta Coal Phase Out (Dr. Joe Vipond, Foothills Medical Centre) pending approval to post
  3. Organic Waste to Watts: The Lethbridge Biogas Story (Stefan Michalski, ECB Enviro North America)
  4. Biofuels and Carbon (Don O’Connor, S&T2 Consultants Inc.)
  5. Fusion: The Ultimate Clean Energy Source (Allan Offenberger, University of Alberta) pending approval to post

Markets and Social License Session

March 16, 2017

  1. Outlook on Canadian Agriculture (Craig Klemmer, Farm Credit Canada) pending aproval to post
  2. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) Data Base (Chris Dyck, AFSC) pending approval to post
  3. Maple Leaf Foods and Social License (Rory McAlpine, Maple Leaf Foods)
  4. Why Treating Landowners Fairly is Important (Keith Wilson, Lawyer, Wilson Law Office) no video
  5. Social License in Food: Beyond the Foolish Noise (Brian Sterling, SCS Consulting)

Concurrent Continuing Competence Workshops

March 17, 2017

  1. Range and Cumulative Effects (Barry Adams, & Mike Alexander) no video
  2. Contaminants and Water (Bill Shotyk, University of Alberta) no video
  3. Practice Standard Update & Council Bear Pit Session (Les Fuller & David Lloyd) no video