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Wednesday, March 15
7:00-9:30 AM Breakfast ( For participants who have selected the breakfast option with Banff Centre ) Vista Dining Room
7:45 AM-2:30 PM Registration Desk Open – KC 100 Galleria
7:45 AM -10:00 PM Trade Show - KC Husky Great Hall
9:00 AM-12:00 PM AIA Annual General Meeting – KC Husky Great Hall
  Morning Break (time will be announced during the AGM) - KC 100 Galleria
12:00-1:15 PM Lunch - Vistas Dining Room (see map in conference handbook)
1:30-4:30 PM Concurrent Continuing Competence Program Workshops (CCP) - KC Level 2
1:30-4:30 PM Effective Writing: Stephen Kuntz, Associate Director, Writing Resources at the Student Success Centre, University of Alberta - KC 201
1:30-4:30 PM Professional Practice and Risks: Richard Dixon, Regulatory and Strategic Affairs Centre, University of Alberta - KC 203
1:30-4:30 PM Receiving Feedback, How to Hear It, Receive It, Use It: Carol Gabanna, CEC, ACC, BBA, HR Atlantic - KC 205
2:30-4:30 PM Continous Coffee, Tea, Water with Trade Show - KC Husky Great Hall
7:30-10:00 PM Wine and Cheese Reception with Trade Show - KC Husky Great Hall (cash bar)
Thursday, March 16
7:00-09:30 AM Breakfast ( For participants who have selected the breakfast option with Banff Centre ) Vistas Dining Room
7:00-10:00 AM Registration Desk Open – KC 100 Galleria
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trade Show – KC Husky Great Hall
7:55-12:00 PM Morning Plenary Session – KC Husky Great Hall
7:55-8:00 AM Opening Remarks and Introductions, Stan Blade, PhD, PAg, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta
8:00-8:45 AM Gordon Laxer, PhD: Green Paper – Phasing Out Alberta Sands - Act or be Acted Upon, Political Economist and professor emeritus at the University of Alberta
8:45-9:15 AM David Hughes, Earth Scientist: Carbon Reserves - Global reserves
9:15-9:45 AM Andrew Nikiforuk, Journalist, Author: The Politics of Energy
9:45-10:00 AM Morning Break with Trade Show - KC Husky Great Hall
10:00-10:30 AM Peter Watson, PEng, Chair, CEO, National Energy Board: The National Energy Board; Pipeline Safety, Transparency, and Engagement
10:30-11:00 AM David Layzell, PhD, FRSC Professor and Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative, University of Calgary: Integrating Agriculture & Forestry into Alberta’s Energy Systems
11:00-11:30 PM Jonathan Matthews, PEng, Director of the GHG Environmental Priority Area at Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance: Canada’s Oilsands Innovation Alliance
11:30-12:00 PM  Plenary Panel Discussion
12:00-1:15 PM Lunch - Vistas Dining Room
1:30- 4:40 PM Breakout Sessions
Themes and Room Location Agriculture (Resources & Policy) 
KC 201
Energy (Renewable & Non-Renewable)
KC 203
Markets and Social License
KC 205
Chair Twyla Jones, PAg Alan Kennedy, PhD, PAg Terry Forkheim, PAg
1:30-2:00 PM Service and Trust in Changing Times -
Darcy Fitzgerald, Alberta Pork   
Energy Futures - Energy Efficiency Comes Home - David Dodge, Green Energy Futures

Outlook on Canadian Agriculture -
Craig Klemmer, Farm Credit Canada

2:05-2:35 PM Alberta Beef: A Story of People and Resources - Rich Smith, Alberta Beef Producers  Medical challenges with Coal - Dr. Joe Vipond, Emergency Physician, Foothills Medical Centre and the Peter Lougheed Hospital AFSC Data Base - Chris Dyck, Agricultural Financial Services Corporation

2:35-3:00PM Networking Break - KC Level 2
3:00-3:30 PM

WGRF in Transition - Garth Patterson, PAg, Western Grains Research Foundation

Organic Waste to Watts: The Lethbridge Biogas Story - Stefan Michalski, ECB Enviro North America Inc. Maple Leaf Foods and Social License - Rory McAlpine, Maple Leaf Foods

 
3:35-4:05 PM Alberta Canola Producers Commission -
Ward Toma, PAg, Alberta Canola Producers Commission

  Biofuels and Carbon - Don O’Connor, (S&T)2 Consultants Inc.

Why Treating Landowners Fairly is Important -
Keith Wilson, Wilson Law Office
4:10-4:40 PM Craig Shaw, Lacombe Producer, 2016 FarmTech Award Recipient

Fusion - the Ultimate Clean Energy Source - Allan Offenberger, PhD, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta 

Social License in Food: Beyond the Foolish Noise - Brian Sterling, SCS Consulting

5:30-6:00 PM Cash Bar - KC Husky Great Hall
6:00 PM Awards Banquet and Entertainment: Please find your seats - KC Husky Great Hall
6:00-9:00 PM Awards Banquet and Entertainment - KC Husky Great Hall
Friday, March 17
7:30-09:00 AM Breakfast ( For participants who selected the breakfast option with Banff Centre ) Vistas Dining Room
8:00-10:00 AM Continuous Coffee, Tea, Water - KC Level 3
8:45-12:00 PM Concurrent Continuing Competence Program Workshops - KC Level 3
8:45-12:00 PM Range and Cumulative Effects: Barry Adams, PAg, Rangeland Consulting Agrologist & Mike Alexander, PAg, Director, Rangeland Resource Stewardship Section, Alberta Environment and Parks - KC 301
8:45-12:00 PM Contaminants and Water: Bill Shotyk, PhD, PAg, Professor and Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment, University of Alberta - KC 303
8:45-12:00 PM Practice Standard Update & Council Bear Pit Session: Les Fuller, PhD, PAg, Detailed Practice Standards Coordinator; David Lloyd, PAg, AIA CEO/Registrar, Alberta Institute of Agrologists & Council - KC 305
1:00-4:00 PM  AIA New Council Member Orientation with Carol Gabanna