Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture: 2019 Holos Workshop & Webinar

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Executive Royal Hotel

Emerald A Ballroom

2828 - 23 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2E 8T4


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Save the Date 2019

You are invited to attend the 2019 Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture Workshop.

This year's theme is: Soil Carbon: Is it Key to Agricultural Sustainability?. This event will be held over two days, March 13-14, 2019. Delegates may attend either day or both days, as schedules and interest permit.

Attendance options include in-person at Calgary or remotely via webinar.

Day 1 on March 13/19 offers concurrent model users' training sessions in the morning, and a carbon modeling workshop in the afternoon. [in-person and webinar]

Day 1's focus is Model Users Training – 3 Sessions

am Concurrent 1 [9am-noon] – Holos Model Training [in-person only]

am Concurrent 2 [9am – noon] – LCA Modeling

pm Session 3 [1:15pm-4:30pm] – Carbon Modeling

Day 1 agenda is here

Day 2 on March 14/19 provides delegates with research highlights, Producer Panel on the value of soil carbon and technical updates.

Day 2's workshop theme is Soil Carbon Workshop & Agricultural Sustainability Updates

Day 2 agenda is here

In-person attendance: Please select the appropriate ticket type for each session you wish to attend on Day 1 [training sessions] &/or Day 2 [workshop].

Webinar: This event will feature remote access via webinar for those that cannot travel and attend in-person. Select Webinar ticket option only when registering and webinar details will be forwarded a week prior to the event. Webinar guests may join, leave &/or re-join the event, over the course of the two days, as required.

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will learn about the value of, and ways to account for soil carbon, as well as receive updates on sustainability metrics initiatives of the crops and livestock sectors, and network with researchers developing whole-farm analysis tools. Your input and feedback will contribute greatly to future directions in addressing the needs of a sustainable Canadian agriculture & food industry.

Registration is required. Registration is free of charge. Click on green 'register' button at top of page.

A link to last year's 2018 Holos workshop presentations can be found at:


What are my options for hotel accommodations?

If you are attending in-person: the venue is the Executive Royal Hotel, 2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T4. A block of rooms are available until Feb 28/19 under the Group name ‘Holos 2019’.

Group Rates: Rates are based on single/double occupancy; each additional person is $10.

$114.00 plus 12.27% taxes & fees Deluxe Accommodation (1 Queen/2 Queen)

$124.00 plus 12.27% taxes & fees Standard King (1 King)

$134.00 plus 12.27% taxes & fees Executive King (1 King & 1 Sofa Bed)

Booking Procedure: Delegates are responsible for making their own hotel reservations through the toll free reservation line at #1-877-769-2562 or through the Front Desk at #403-291-2003. The Group name “Holos2019” will need to be given when making a reservation to ensure there is no confusion with the quoted group rates. Alternatively, if email is preferred please email the Reservations Manager directly at

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Workshop delegates traveling to Calgary will find the venue/hotel just minutes from the Calgary International Airport, off of Barlow Trail in NE Calgary. Parking is available at the venue for workshop delegates, free of charge.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email

or call: Roland at AAFC Lethbridge 403-317-3434 or Candace at AAFC Edmonton 780-495-3308

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, delegates can make changes, if required, via or by contacting with required edits/details.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Not needed, but it is useful to print/save for future reference of event location/time details.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

It is OK, however for future follow-up, correct contact information would be most helpful.

Please refer to FAQ above on how to make changes to a delegate's registration information.

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