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

November 21, 2017

Registration

12:00 pm  -  9:00 pm

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Doing Well While Doing Good!

2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm

Young professionals, or those bent on becoming young professionals, have different values and aspirations than people in the generations before them. This workshop explores what these upcoming leaders want in work and life, and how they can truly contribute and prosper by being sustainable at the individual, organizational, and community scales. Connect with successful young […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS: A New Approach to Ecology & Economy

2:00 pm  -  5:00 pm

It’s said that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. For much of human history, the services provided by our natural capital were taken for granted. Only recently, when some of these natural systems have lost the ability to provide these services have we taken notice. There are now numerous examples of communities that have invested in natural […]

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November 22, 2017

Registration

7:00 am  -  8:30 pm

Light Breakfast

7:30 am  -  8:30 am

FIRST NATIONS’ WELCOME & GENERAL INTRODUCTIONS

8:30 am  -  8:40 am

USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & COLLABORATION

8:40 am  -  8:50 am

DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO WITH UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING

8:50 am  -  9:10 am

ARGUING FOR THE RELOCALIZATION OF GOVERNANCE & ECONOMIES

9:10 am  -  9:45 am

Refreshment Break in SustainAbility Village

9:45 am  -  10:15 am

CLIMATE ACTION FORUM 1: Ramping Up Low Carbon Communities in Canada

10:15 am  -  10:30 am

CLIMATE ACTION FORUM 1: Advancing Government Collaboration for Climate & Economy

10:30 am  -  10:45 am

CLIMATE ACTION FORUM 1: Collaborating for Low-Carbon Outcomes

10:45 am  -  11:00 am