Global Learning Forum 2017

Meet Global Learning Forum 2017’s speakers, session leaders, and facilitators. This page will be continually updated as new leaders are added and is subject to change. A final list of speakers, session leaders, and facilitators will be available before spring.

Managing Director and CEO
Sustainable Capital Advisors
International Renewable Energy Agency
Network Coordinator
Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners (CUSP)
Environmentalist and writer
Oxford County, Ontario
City of Victoria
Manager of Corporate Engineering Services
Vancouver Economic Commission
Director, Cities and Communities
Smart Prosperity Institute
Director, Economic Development
City of San Diego
Chief Executive Officer
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Lead, Community Energy Planning
City of Toronto
Vice President, Cities and Infrastructure Projects
Siemens Canada Limited
Director of Resource Innovation
Light House Sustainable Building Centre
Team Leader, Communities Group
Natural Resources Canada
Chief Environment Officer
TD Bank Group
The Valley Centre
Pingala Community Renewables
Executive Director
reThink Green
Climate and Energy Project Coordinator
ICLEI Canada
RDC Fine Homes Inc.
Managing Director
MaRS Advanced Energy Centre
Principal Laboratory Program Manager for State, Local, and Tribal Audiences
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
York University
PhD Candidate
Megawatts and Marbles
Director of Projects
Senior Vice-President
BC Hydro
Utility Regulatory Consultant
Director of Wellbeing + Sustainability
Light House Sustainable Building Centre
Energy Conservation Manager
University of British Columbia
‎Senior Director
Director of Research and Outreach
Simon Fraser University’s Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team (START)
MEETS Accelerator Coalition
Policy Lead, Climate Change Program
Sustainability Victoria
Manager of Strategic Initiatives
Oxford County
Executive Director
Center for Sustainable Energy
Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of San Diego
Klaus Hoppe Consulting
Climate Policy Manager
City of Vancouver
Senior Advisor on the Environment, Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee
City and County of San Francisco
General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability
City of Vancouver
Director of Business Development
LO3 Energy
Canadian correspondent
Regional Sustainability Coordinator
City of Boulder
Vice President and General Counsel
Meister Consultants Group
Project Manager
Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA)
Senior Programme Manager – Climate, Energy and Cities
World Future Council
Vice President
Acting Director, Policy and Codes Development - Building and Safety Standards Branch
Government of British Columbia
Vice President
Head of Sustainable Development; Partner and Senior Scientist
Institute Decentralised Energy Technologies (IdE); KMK
Undersecretary of Innovation of Management
City of Niterói, Brazil
Vice President of US Programs
Institute for Sustainable Communities
Pingala Community Renewables
Deputy Mayor
Sønderborg, Denmark
Green Economy Community Coordinator
Vancouver Economic Commission
Former Mayor
City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Senior Energy Policy Advisor
New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability
City of Vancouver, British Columbia
Head of Innovation Management
ie3 Institute of Energy Systems - TU Dortmund University
Energy Program Specialist
BC First Nation Energy and Mining Council
City of Vancouver, British Columbia
Software Engineer
Adjunct Professor, Schools of Environmental Studies and Business
University of Victoria
Executive Director
Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Climate Smart
Scott Sinclair is the President & CEO of SES Consulting
President & CEO
SES Consulting
Associate Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs - University of Minnesota
Executive Director
Clean Energy Canada
Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue
City of Växjö, Sweden
Community Energy Planner
City of Surrey
Director, Ready for 100
Sierra Club
Senior Manager, Cities North America
Team Lead, Sustainable Community Program
BC Hydro
Senior Associate
World Resources Institute
Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Chicago
Constructive Public Engagement
Equity Specialist, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
City of Portland, Oregon
Managing Director
Future Smart Strategies
Director of Energy Solutions
Director of Advocacy and Government Relations
Union of B.C. Municipalities
Sustainability Manager, Mayor’s Office
City of St. Petersburg