4th Annual Environmental Gathering

Environmental challenges are not easy. No one can solve them alone.

Alberta Ecotrust’s Environmental Gathering is a critical space for conversation and relationship building. A space where we can respect different points of view and draw on everyone’s ideas to find new solutions to environmental challenges.

The Environmental Gathering is the only place in our province where people in the environmental community, companies, and municipal and provincial governments can gather to support positive environmental action.

It’s all about coming together. Join us next April 4-5 at the 2019 Environmental Gathering.

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skills and leadership on the environment.


in meaningful dialogue across sectors.


emerging environmental issues from across Alberta.


in environmental action at the community level.

Who Attends

“Your Gathering is so important. You bring together a diverse range of Albertans to share ideas for how we can improve the health of our environment, and improve the health of our communities.”

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta

Request for Presentations

Alberta Ecotrust and the Environmental Gathering Advisory Committee are actively developing a program. All program details including speakers and sessions will be posted here as they become available.

We are currently seeking presentations from our community.

Building on the success of the Big Ideas for Alberta’s Future shared at the 2018 Environmental Gathering, the 2019 Environmental Gathering program will focus on the aspirational United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a lens for environmental work in our province.

Ready for an environmental future that enhances well-being for all? Want to find fellow collaborators to work with you on an issue? Excited to share a breakthrough or success story you had in 2018 with a wider community? Keen to communicate an issue that should be on the radar for Albertans?

Alberta Ecotrust is looking for engaging presentations that apply a lens of the SDGs to current and future environmental solutions in Alberta. Please see the Request for Presentation Guidelines and apply using the Submission Form by December 17, 2018. Contact Amy at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

RFP GuidelinesRFP Submission Form

Ross Glen Hall

The Environmental Gathering takes place over two full days in Ross Glen Hall at Mount Royal University in Calgary.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Environmental Gathering is designed as an active learning event. There is a strong emphasis on learning, and importantly, on implementing solutions. The more people that attend from your organization, the more benefit you and your organization will receive.

Your ticket includes access to two full days of presentations and workshops, food and beverage, networking break activities, and our networking reception. In addition to the regular programming, the Environmental Gathering features additional activities for attendees to connect and experience Calgary together. In the past this has included hikes, yoga, rocking climbing, a tasting at a local brewery, and more. These activities are usually provided at an extra cost for the participants.

We will arrange discounts with a local hotel closer to the event date. Please check back here for more information.

Yes! We are pleased to offer students a discount off of our regular ticket price. When registration goes live you will have an opportunity to select a student rate when you register to attend.

Our goal is to provide a high quality event at minimal cost for attendees. Alberta Ecotrust is pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries to help participants attend the Environmental Gathering. If you require financial assistance and would like to learn more, please contact Amy Spark at [email protected].

Yes! Please contact Amy Spark at [email protected] to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Environmental Gathering.

Stay Connected

Contact Us

Have a question about the Environmental Gathering? Send us a quick note using the form below or call 403-209-2245.

Our Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities for the Environmental Gathering are available. There are a number of ways you and your organization can be involved. The Environmental Gathering would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you!

If you would like more information about sponsoring this event please contact Vicki at [email protected].

Sponsorship Proposal

Thank You to Our Advisory Committee

Conor Tapp, Executive Director, Green Calgary
Cory Beaver, Student, Mount Royal University
Danah Duke, Executive Director, Miistakis Institute
Derek Leahy, Project Coordinator, Rural Routes to Climate Solutions
Eric Westrum, Sustainability Reporting Advisor, Suncor
Greg Bennett, Founder, AIRIA Cloud
Julia-Maria Becker, Director of Clean Economy, Pembina Institute
Natalie Odd, Executive Director, Alberta Environmental Network
Shannon Frank, Executive Director, Oldman Watershed Council
Suzanne Chew, PhD candidate, University of Calgary Graduate College