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Program

The Future Cities Canada Summit showcases exemplary communities leading inclusive, low-carbon cities. It’s also a platform to get playful and mindful, and to embrace happy failures and the lessons they bring.

* Please note the agenda below continues to evolve. Check back as new speakers and the concurrent workshops are added.
* Breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days.

November 7:

Time Item

8:00

Networking Breakfast + Registration

9:00

Opening: Acknowledging the Land Together
Our Collective Impact: Evergreen Brick Works

9:45

Community Solutions for Future Cities with Gabriella Goméz-Mont

10:45

Break + Networking Activity

11:15

The Sandbox: Risk, Experimentation and Failure

12:30

Lunch: Discover Evergreen Brick Works

1:30

Smart Solutions for Future Cities with Smart Cities Challenge Winners

Workshop: Financing the Future with Bruce Katz

Skillshop: Strategic Foresight 101

Skillshop: Placemaking for & with Kids

3:00

Break

3:15

Who Owns the City? From Sidewalk to Skyline.

Skillshop: The Possibilities and Perils of Public Participation with Gabriella Gómez-Mont

Workshop: Data Governance Prototyping: Testing Solutions in Real Time

4:30

Special Performance + Closing

5:00 - 7:30

Cocktail Reception

November 8:

Time Item

8:00

Networking Breakfast

9:00

A Hopeful Future with Dr. Duke Redbird

9:30

Cities: Catalyst or Catastrophe.
A debate. 

Workshop: Reimagining the Civic Commons

Workshop: From Digital Divide to Data Sovereignty for Indigenous Communities

Workshop: The City as School

11:00

Break

11:15

Better Together: Building Communities for All

Workshop: Ready, Set, (Open) Smart! With the Community Solutions Network

Workshop: Future-Focused Infrastructure Planning: What does 2050 hold?

Skillshop: Prototyping with the Public: A new approach to master planning

12:30

Lunch

1:30

The Walrus Talks Mobility presented by Bombardier

Workshop: Resilience and Community Belonging

Workshop: Localizing the SDGs: Measuring Progress

2:30

Building Momentum: A Message from the Future


WORKSHOPS

For any questions regarding the Future Cities Canada Summit, please email futurecitiescanada@evergreen.ca.