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IESO First Nations Energy Symposium 2018

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard Street West

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

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Building on the success of last year’s event, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will host a three-day Symposium on October 22-24, 2018 that will move beyond community energy planning. The Symposium will provide valuable information and opportunities for dialogue to help communities move towards implementing their plans and preparing for the future. In line with planning for the future, we are again inviting the next generation of community energy leaders (youth age 17-25) to participate in the Symposium. We are making a special effort to provide youth-focused programming through workshops on renewable energy and employment opportunities as well as presentations from the 2018 20/20 Catalysts Program participants.

This year’s Symposium will focus on transformation through knowledge that stays within communities, as well as building community energy resilience and revenue. The Symposium will enable First Nation communities to share ideas, experiences, learnings and expertise. Attendees will also be able to build personal and organizational capacity, and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

Please note: Travel, meal and accommodation costs for two community members (adults aged 26+) and one youth (aged 17-25) from each First Nation community are eligible to be reimbursed. In the case of PTOs or Tribal Councils we would cover 2 staff members.

**ATTENDEES ARE TO BOOK FLIGHTS/HOTEL ROOMS/TRAVEL THEMSELVES AND WILL BE REIMBURSED AT A LATER DATE.**

A block of hotel rooms is being held at the Chelsea Hotel. In order to ensure availability, hotel room reservations are required by Monday, October 1 at 11:59 PM EST. See more booking details on the Reimbursement Form here.

The IESO has also negotiated a discount on Porter Airlines. Please see Section I. Travel Costs on the Reimbursement Form for booking details, including the discount code.

If you plan to attend, please ensure you register for the Symposium no later than Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

For more information and Symposium updates, visit here. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at indigenousrelations@ieso.ca.


Link to the tentative agenda is here.


FAQs

Will the IESO book accomodation and travel for attendees?

No. All attendees are required to book their own hotel and transportation themselves. Attendees will be reimbursed for travel and hotel costs (two community members (adults aged 26+) and one youth (aged 17-25) from each First Nation community are eligible to be reimbursed).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email any questions about the event to indigenousrelations@ieso.ca.

When do I need to book my hotel by?

A block of rooms will be held at the Chelsea Hotel in Toronto until October 1. Please ensure you book before then.

How do I find the discount code for Porter?

A link to Porter airlines is included in the Reimbursement Form attached in the original email invite. You can use the code online or on the phone.

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard Street West

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4

Canada

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