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Ontario's Cities in the Era of Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities

Brad Zarnett

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Ontario's Cities in the Era of Climate Change:...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
EARLY BIRD pricing before March 18th ($60 + hst) Ended CA$60.00 CA$2.70 CA$8.15
Regular pricing starts March 18th ($70 + hst) Ended CA$70.00 CA$3.05 CA$9.50
FULL TIME Student Pricing (with valid student ID)($30 + hst) Ended CA$30.00 CA$1.65 CA$4.11
FREE LIVE WEBCAST (password provided with registration) Ended Free CA$0.00 CA$0.00

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Ontario's Cities in the Era of Climate Change: The Challenges and Opportunities that Lie Ahead

Have you ever wondered what it will be like to conduct business in Southern Ontario during the era of climate change?  What are the risks and opportunities for business? How can cities best plan for what's coming and use climate change as a driver for economic growth?  Are there lessons to be learned from Hurricane Sandy?

DATE: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (registration closes on March 24th)
4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
LOCATION: Bennett Jones, 1st Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., 34th Floor, Toronto
FREE LIVE WEBCAST & twitterchat #tssschat
from 5:00 - 6:30 PM EST
(Tickets for both the live event and the webcast must be secured in advance)

Distinguished Guests:

David MillerDavid Millerfarbridge
Former Mayor of Toronto




Karen Farbridge
Mayor of Guelph

Join us on March 27th as the former Mayor of Toronto, David Miller, and the current Mayor of Guelph, Karen Farbridge, explore the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Toronto and Guelph (as well as other cities) in the era of climate change. During this interactive discussion a variety of questions will be explored including:

  • Why is climate change a serious issue for every city in Canada?
  • How will climate change affect your busines? What risks are you taking by not proactively addressing climate change in your corporate strategy?
  • How does climate change create opportunities for high paying jobs and economic growth?
  • How can we better prepare ourselves by learning from climate tragedies like Hurricane Sandy?
  • What are leading cities around the world doing to prepare their people, policies and infrastructure for climate change?


4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:15 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:15 – 5:45 pm: Presentation by David Miller and Karen Farbridge
5:45 – 6:05 pm: Small group breakout session
6:05: – 6:35 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:35 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks

* GROUP BREAKOUT session discussion question: How can climate change be a job creator and economic driver for progressive cities in Ontario? What are we already doing right? What more do we need to do to make this happen?

Ticket price includes speakers, networking and snacks.  Please remember the environment - no printed tickets are necessary, a master list of attendees will be at the door. 

All sales are final - no exchanges or refunds.  Tickets at the door are $100 if space permits.


Lead Media Partner CSRwire Aman Singh (Editorial Director, CSRwire) will be our twitter chat facilitator 

CEarthshineapitalism 2.0 Strategic Advisor Michael Townsend (Founder and CEO Earthshine Solutions) will co-host our twitterchat from London, UK


David Miller was elected Toronto’s 63rd mayor in 2003 and was re-elected in 2006. During this time, David’s mandate was to make Toronto a world-class city: one of prosperity, livability and opportunity. David is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies. In addition to being a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability, he advises companies – and governments – on practical measures to make this happen.

Karen Farbridge
was re-elected as Mayor of the City of Guelph in 2010. She was first elected to Council in 1994 and previously served as Mayor in 2000-2003 and 2006-2010. Karen was part of a team that developed Guelph's leading-edge Community Energy Plan, which aims to cut Guelph's energy use by 50 per cent and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent. She serves on the national co-ordinating committee for QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow). Karen has taught courses in political science and environmental policy at the University of Guelph, and served for ten years as the Director of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group.

Thanks to our Promotional Partners:

CSRwire 3BL Media Just Means
Sustainable Brands
Have questions about Ontario's Cities in the Era of Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities? Contact Brad Zarnett

When & Where

Bennett Jones, First Canadian Place, 34th Floor, (King and Bay)
100 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5X 2A2

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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