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Future Innovators in Energy Series: Session 2

Date:   Mar 26, 2024
Time:   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Edmonton, AB

21st Century Energy Transition


March 26, 2024


5:00 - 8:00 PM MT

Doors open at 5 for Check-In & Networking


2 Credits


NAIT - Conference Hall (PIC 120/122)

11762 106 Street, Edmonton


Members (SCC or CHOA): $45

Non-Members: $60

Students $25


Calling all energy sector professionals, supply chain community members, and future innovators – join us for an evening of networking and learning as we explore topics on innovation and Canada’s energy future.

Brought to you by CHOA and Supply Chain Canada, Future Innovators in Energy is a three-part series of networking events to connect industry professionals and students to discuss important topics about Canada’s energy future and the innovation happening in the sector. In March, prepare to learn and dive into an interactive discussion about Canada’s energy future. We are honoured to welcome Dr. B. Hayes to present on the topic of the 21st Century Energy Transition.

Keynote Presentation:

Energy is the cornerstone of all our activities and aspirations. It powers our communities, fuels innovation, and is essential for achieving a sustainable future. Recognizing the pivotal role of energy, the United Nations has identified affordable and clean energy (SDG#7) as a fundamental goal among its Sustainable Development Goals. This goal underpins the achievement of other critical objectives, such as ensuring access to food, water, and safeguarding human rights.

Today, fossil fuels contribute to over 80% of our global energy supply. This reliance on fossil fuels highlights the necessity for a gradual, informed transition towards a more diverse and sustainable energy mix. The transition, shaped by historical trends and practical considerations, is expected to unfold over the coming decades.

In navigating this transition, it is crucial to balance emissions reduction efforts with the imperative of energy security. Join us an evening of interactive discussions and learning as we look to the future and explore ideas to ensure the resilience and sustainability of our energy systems.

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals working in or interested in working in Canada’s energy sector.
  • Supply Chain Professionals overseeing energy, energy utilization, and sustainability.
  • University and College students interested in energy, supply chain management, sustainability, technology, and innovation.

Doors open at 5 pm:

  • Check-in and Networking (5:00 pm)
  • Introduction and Keynote Presentation (5:50 pm)
  • Roundtable Discussions (6:40 pm)
  • Networking to follow in the PIC Atrium

This event is an invaluable opportunity for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the energy sector to not only learn from a leading expert but also to contribute to meaningful discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time. Your ticket to the event will include hors d’oeuvres and coffee/tea.


Brad Hayes


Brad Hayes is President of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., a geoscience and engineering consulting firm advising clients working in oil and gas, helium and lithium exploration, carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy and water resource management. 

Brad holds a PhD in geology from the University of Alberta and has 40 years of diverse experience applying subsurface geoscience in resource industries. He is the Outreach Director for the Canadian Society for Evolving Energy and a Past-President of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.  He is a member of the Energy Resources Technical Advisory Committee for Geoscience BC and a Fellow of the Balsillie School for International Affairs.

Brad is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Alberta Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Leading a team supported by U of A and CSEE, he developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “21st Century Energy Transition – How do We Make it Happen?” as a product of extensive research and consultation on modern energy issues.


 NAIT Campus Map

NAIT Main Campus is located at 106 Street and Princess Elizabeth Avenue in Edmonton, mailing address is 11762 106 Street. The meeting will take place in the Conference Hall (PIC 120/122). There are several parking options located around the campus. Evening parking rates begin at 4 pm. Full parking details including maps and rates can be found HERE

NAIT is also located along several bus routes and adjacent to the NAIT LRT station. 

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