Industry and Municipal Waste as Economic Drivers for Rural Innovation
March 9th & 10th, 2017
NEW! March 9th Rural Innovation Tour: Cynthia Solar Aquatic Wastewater Treatment System 2:00pm – 3:30pm *limited to 15 participants
Learn about this affordable and efficient wastewater treatment solution, and how Brazeau County transitioned to a year-round ecological wastewater treatment plant/greenhouse with potential for water-reuse.
This Optional Rural Innovation Tour will be provided by Public Works and Infrastructure, Brazeau County and is available as part of the registration for the Drayton Valley Rural Innovation Forum
March 10th Rural Innovation Forum 8:30-5:00pm
Be inspired at a full day Innovation Forum carefully curated for local governments, industry leaders, economic development agencies, and technology innovators to create important relationships across sectors, learn about innovative solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable; and to identify innovative and value-added projects, partnerships and opportunities in the region.
Topics & Presentation Themes (14 SPEAKERS!) *Download AGENDA
Waste as a Feedstock for New Markets
Economic Development in the New Economy
Building Infrastructure Efficiencies & Sustainability
Benefits of Bio-clusters & Bio-industrials
Innovations with Energy & Transitional Market Opportunities
Invited Agencies and Organizations
Municipalities & Municipal Districts and Counties
First Nations Communities
First Nation Businesses & Academic Associations
Economic Development Associations & Agencies
Provincial & Federal Government Agencies
Venture Capital Firms
Share your story of innovation or your tools and resources with communities!
The event will include a handful of invited speakers and also provide the space for all participants to share stories of innovation, resources, tools, and programs; and to address challenges and to identify new opportunities.
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities: Contact Lisa M. Fox
Register Early: Limited Space
*Registrations will only be reimbursed if notice is given 7 days in advance of the event.