An upcoming event aims to help Alberta students learn more about the energy sector’s future.
The second annual Ten Peaks Innovation Xchange will be hosted at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Oct. 17 for students in Grades 7-12 and their teachers. The conference will also be available online.
“It is our hope that by giving students the opportunity to not only learn – but to also engage in the conversation at a time when they are thinking about their own career choices – it can help shape their future, and therefore the future of Alberta’s leaders in the environment and energy sectors,” says Dagmar Knutson Ten Peaks Innovation Alliance executive director.
“There are no better leaders for our future than today’s youth.”
The conference will feature two keynotes and 16 speakers and panelists, and will offer several sessions including topics on:
Energy in Alberta
What actions students can take
Sustainability jobs and careers of the future
Indigenous Reconciliation and inclusion from economic and land rights
Impacts of climate change
Conference speakers include EcoVision students, moderated by Steven Schultz, a teacher at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School and founder of the award-winning EcoVision environmental club. The school received global recognition for environmental action and has been shortlisted for the World’s Best School prize.
“Ten Peaks is an incredible opportunity for students to connect with other like-minded students, industry experts and others — giving them a knowledge base to be better informed and more prepared for the future,” said Schultz.
An Indigenous panel will also explore how Indigenous communities are participating in the energy transition in Alberta, with Steve Saddleback from the Samson Cree Nation located in Maskwacis, Alberta.
The Ten Peaks Innovation Alliance is a not-for-profit that seeks to engage, inspire, and educate Alberta’s youth on energy, environment, and climate, and help our youth see themselves as part of Alberta’s future.
For more information about Ten Peaks Innovation Alliance and the 10PIX student conference, please visit www.10peaks.ca.
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