Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation

FOF is thrilled to be hosting its 7th Building SustainABLE Communities (BSC) conference in Kelowna, BC November 21-24, 2017 at the Delta Grand Hotel & Conference Centre. This highly acclaimed and hugely popular events gathers people from all sectors to explore emerging trends in sustainability at the individual, organizational, and community scales. At a previous BSC, 600 delegates from more than 80 communities, representing government, business, and the nonprofit and academic sectors attended.

The overarching theme for this year’s event is Innovation Through Collaboration, with sub-themes being climate action, water stewardship, food security, and community capital/infrastructure. Other topics we’ll tackle include active transportation, community health, comprehensive wealth, collaborative change, pollution solutions, sustainable development, leadership and governance, and local prosperity.

Join speakers, panelists, sponsors, and other delegates during engaging workshops, game-changing plenary presentations, professionally facilitated breakouts, and abundant networking functions. Experience the SustainAbility Village, where you’ll meet experts, activists, and exhibitors, while seeing sustainability through the eyes of children, youth, artists, musicians, and poets!

BSC Sponsors

Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor
Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor
Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor
Building SustainABLE Communities Conference Sponsor
Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor
Building SustainABLE Communities Sponsor
Building SustainABLE Communities Conference Sponsor
Building SustainABLE Communities Conference Sponsor
Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor
Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor
Building Sustainable Communities Conference - Fresh Outlook Foundation - Sponsor

November 21, 2017

Registration

3:00 pm  -  9:00 pm

Community Outreach & Engagement: The Next Generation

3:30 pm  -  6:00 pm

Sponsor: Wayblaze.com. Session offered concurrently with others. Please choose one to attend.

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Reel Change Sustainability Film Feature

5:00 pm  -  7:00 pm

Film TBD. Session offered concurrently with others. Please choose one to attend.

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November 22, 2017

Registration

7:00 am  -  9:00 pm

COMMUNITY CAPITAL – Beyond Roads & Pipes: Rethinking Community Capital & Assetss

10:15 am  -  12:00 pm

Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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FOOD SECURITY – Food-System Evolution: Nourishing People, Places & Prosperity

10:15 am  -  12:00 pm

Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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WATER STEWARDSHIP – A Thirst for Change: Emerging Natural Asset Challenges, Opportunities & Successes

10:15 am  -  12:00 pm

Sponsor: Golder Associates. Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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CLIMATE ACTION – Public Sector Wins: Fueling the Move Toward POWERful Green Communities

10:15 am  -  12:00 pm

Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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Mobilizing ‘Nexus’ Thinking: The Vital Intersection of Energy, Water & Food Systems

1:00 pm  -  2:00 pm

Keynote Presenter: Margaret Catley-Carlson (Order of Canada), Global Water Partnership. Panelists: Peter Robinson, Community Energy Association, Anna Warwich-Sears, Okanagan Basin Water Board; Jill Worboys, Interior Health; Wally Wells, Asset Management BC

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COMMUNITY CAPITAL – Asset Appreciation & Management: Success Stories from the Trenches

2:30 pm  -  4:30 pm

Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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FOOD SECURITY – Beyond Seeds & Sunshine: Tending to the Growing Fields of Innovation

2:30 pm  -  4:30 pm

Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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WATER STEWARDSHIP – Pools of Knowledge: ‘Wetting’ Appetites for Sustainable Change

2:30 pm  -  4:30 pm

RESIDENTIAL IRRIGATION: The Emerging How’s & Why’s of Reduced Water Use Shauna Burnell, WaterKind Consulting Ltd. With climate change rapidly altering our water-use options, we all need to be on board with conservation-minded residential water use. In the Okanagan Basin, as well as throughout much of the westernized world, the largest portion of residential water […]

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CLIMATE ACTION – Climate & Energy Considerations: Making Informed Decisions

2:30 pm  -  4:30 pm

Power Talks & Q&A. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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November 23, 2017

Registration

7:00 am  -  8:30 pm

Innovating for a Regenerative Economy

8:45 am  -  9:15 am

Keynote Presenter: Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions

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ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION – Improved Circulation: Getting to the Heart of Community Mobility & Health

10:00 am  -  10:15 am

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION – Power Talks / Q&A

11:00 am  -  12:15 pm

Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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COMPREHENSIVE WEALTH – Power Talks / Q&A

11:00 am  -  12:15 pm

Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE – Power Talks / Q&A

11:00 am  -  12:15 pm

Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH – Power Talks / Q&A

11:00 am  -  12:15 pm

Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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POLLUTION SOLUTIONS – Power Talks / Q&A

3:30 pm  -  4:45 pm

Sponsor: TBD. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – Power Talks / Q&A

3:30 pm  -  4:45 pm

Sponsor: Wilden. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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COLLABORATIVE CHANGE – Power Talks / Q&A

3:30 pm  -  4:45 pm

Sponsor: Trade Exchange. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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LOCAL PROSPERITY – Power Talks / Q&A

3:30 pm  -  4:45 pm

Sponsor: TBD. Session offered concurrently with three others. Choose one or move from one to others as you desire.

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Taste-of-Kelowna Dine-Around

6:00 pm  -  8:30 pm

Cost not included in registration fee.

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November 24, 2017

Registration

7:00 am  -  11:00 am

Digging Deeper Into Clean Capitalism

10:00 am  -  10:45 am

Moderator: TBD. Presenters / Panelists: TBD

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