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Future Innovators Forum – The Race to Net Zero

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What is the Future Innovators Forum?

In collaboration with the University of Alberta Engineering students, we have designed an event that sparks conversation and encourages the development of new network relationships. This event connects industry to young professionals and students who will be vital for our industry’s future.

The topic for this event is “The Race to Net Zero” and we will touch on carbon capture, technologies, and practices to accelerate Canada’s sustainability leadership.



  1. Keynote speaker presentation
  2. Tabletop discussions
  3. Industry networking

A light meal will be provided and a cash bar will be available to all participants.


Keynote Speaker: DARCY SPADY

Darcy W. Spady, P.Eng., is the Managing Partner of Carbon Connect International, a company that specializes in emissions reduction; training, baseline measurement, quantification, and de-carbonization implementation. As the 2018 SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) International President he represented SPE personally in 49 different countries. Spady has an extensive background in the natural gas, oil, and heavy oil segments of the industry. He also serves on several boards in various positions; General Magnetic (cleantech), MNP Petroleum and EnAct (energy poverty awareness). Spady presently serves as the Industry Chair for the Remediation & Reclamation program at Olds College in Alberta, Canada. He has a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta.


The race to net zero includes many factors, incorporating all forms of carbon mitigation, reduction and re-use.  Carbon capture, usage, and storage (CCUS) is a vital solution as are efforts in mitigating carbon and carbon-equivalent emissions (especially methane) and the aggressive reduction of emissions.  A robust carbon pricing system, effective policy, and industry buy-in are also essential.  We are fortunate to have them all in Alberta. This talk will address some key points, but also pose some challenging suggestions as to priorities, next steps, and efficiencies.  The future for energy experts is strong, and the world need us more then ever as future energy professionals to direct the transition to the most efficient sources of energy, many of which are right in our own backyard.


Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact[email protected] for more information.



Date:  May 3rd

Time: Doors open at 4:30 PM (MST). Event starts at 5 PM (MST) to 7:30 PM (MST).

Location: Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton, 11160 River Valley Rd NW, AB T5J 2G7


Event sponsored by:    Wood logo   



Grab a seat at the table and reserve your spot today! Last day for registration is April 29.


Ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers incidental to any games or events for which this ticket is issued and waives all claims against CHOA, the Chemical Engineering Students’ Society, Mechanical Engineering Club, the SPE UAlberta Student Chapter, and the Governors of the University of Alberta whether or not such claims arise from the negligence of any of the said parties. Admission is subject to compliance with all laws and facility rules. Failure to comply with laws or facility rules may result in refusal of admission or expulsion. Ticket holder consents to reasonable examinations and searches to ensure compliance with laws and facility rules, and acknowledges illegal substances are not permitted on premises. For a safe ride home, dial #TAXI on your cell phone.


May 3
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


University of Alberta Engineering Students


Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2G7
Edmonton, AB Canada
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