Floods, fires, and droughts have shown the Prairies and the North that climate change is a real threat to our communities. Meanwhile job losses in the thousands have shown us that we need new economies that are built to last. As youth, we need bold new solutions, and we need to build them ourselves.

Finding those solutions will take all of us working together. At PowerShift Alberta, we will gather in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) in Treaty 6 Territory from April 1-3, 2016 to build a movement to seize this historic opportunity to build a better future. The majority of programming will take place at a the University of Alberta with some social events off campus.

The essential schedule for the weekend is:

Registration opens at 12-5 in the Student Union Building
Friday Keynote starts at 7pm – Fine Arts Building room 2 – 20 – YOU CAN JUST COME TO THE KEYNOTE – $10 at the door
Saturday starts at 9am – Natural Resources Engineering Facility
Saturday Keynote starts at 7pm – Fine Arts Building room 2 – 20 – YOU CAN JUST COME TO THE KEYNOTE – $10 at the door
Sunday starts at 9am – Natural Resources Engineering Facility

Bursaries to cover some or all of registration costs are available and we are committed to ensuring cost is not a barrier to attending PowerShift. If you are in need of financial aid, please speak to a member of the organizing team.

PowerShift Alberta comes at a unique moment of political possibility and economic uncertainty. Will you join us to seize that moment?

April 01, 2016 at 7pm – April 04, 2016
University of Alberta (Natural Resources Engineering Facility )
11405 87 Ave
Edmonton , AB T6G 1C9
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Heather Plaizier commented 2016-04-05 20:47:34 -0300 · Flag
more power to you!!
Kreisha Oro commented 2016-04-01 21:49:23 -0300 · Flag
As per Bronwen Tucker and Lisa Martin’s comments, it is a little disappointing to notice the age-centrism of the call out. I understand that the organization, funding and programming for this initiative are of youth-centric origin, but as ‘leaders’, should we not lead my example and be as inclusive as possible, particularly for matters of such great importance as this on a global scale? I have gone ahead and promoted your event to my networks, but I humbly ask that, just as you honour and include the people and ancestors of Treaty 6, will you consider honouring and including your own project ‘ancestors’/activist predecessors/allies of all ages? It would be a pity to alienate such a huge demographic due to myopic and divisive project funding requirements based on age exclusivity. Thank you for listening.
Johnny Lee commented 2016-03-24 18:44:13 -0300 · Flag
what are the forum rentals for? to rent the building? a building built on treaty six territory but the U of A collects the rentals fees because they want their name associated with this important project but not willing to wave rental fees?
Carol Siemens commented 2016-03-20 18:51:56 -0300 · Flag
Could you tell me who might be presenting at this event and what affiliations they have?
Paul Savard commented 2016-03-16 23:15:37 -0300 · Flag
Can’t be there, i’m in Mexico until the 15 th…In Quebec, we’re 100% for Hydro power, and we’re really not interested in that Trans-Canada pipeline that the west is trying to force on us…it’s far too dangerous for our environment and all our ecosystems and all our rivers too (more than 800 rivers crossing).
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Bronwen Tucker commented 2016-02-22 21:35:40 -0400 · Flag
Hi Lisa! From the FAQ page: “PowerShift is primarily led and organized by youth aged 16-30, as we as we have the collective energy, creativity and power to transform society, and to work as together as allies with others fighting for climate justice in frontline and affected communities. While people falling outside that age range will not be turned away from participation in PowerShift , they should be aware that PowerShift programming is geared towards the specified ages. We also invite other parts of society to volunteer their time, be supportive of youth efforts and to participate in creating a better future for everyone.”