The Kingston Climate Change Symposium
Sustainable Kingston and the City of Kingston are partnering to host The Kingston Climate Change Symposium at the Grand Theatre on January 19, 2018. The symposium aims to inspire action, showcase the latest developments in community-based climate initiatives, strengthen existing community networks and foster new ones.
The day will kick-off with a talk by David Phillips, Senior climatologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada and the former Vancouver, B.C. Chief Planner and thought-leader, Brent Toderian. Starting at 4 p.m., attendees are invited to explore the exciting and innovative initiatives happening right here in Kingston with a series of Ted-talk style speakers. The event features a keynote presentation by Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first female astronaut, who will speak about the need for change, social responsibility, and the environment.
Times are subject to change - check back regularly for the latest symposium schedule and details.
12:00 PM Doors Open
1:00 PM Welcoming Remarks
1:15 PM Tomorrow’s Forecast: Expect The Unexpected
- Presented by David Phillips
2:15 PM Wellness Break
- Catered by CRAVE Coffee
2:45 PM The Livable & Sustainable City
- Presented by Brent Toderian
4:00 PM Community Climate Action Showcase
5:15 PM Networking & Reception-Style Dinner
- Catered by CRAVE Coffee & Bread and Butter Bakery and Fine Pastries
6:15 PM Evening Keynote: Climate Change and our Health: Interlinked Destinies that Challenge Us to Act
- Introduction by Mayor Bryan Paterson
- Keynote presentation by Dr. Roberta Bonda:
- Closing Remarks
8:00 PM Event Concludes