2018 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  1. Andrew Ference Image

    Andrew Ference

    Andrew Ference started in the NHL during the 1999–2000 season and has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins, and Edmonton Oilers. In 2011, Ference helped the Bruins to their 6th Stanley Cup Championship. Ference last played for and captained the Edmonton Oilers. Ference was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Ference, who has a healthy life outside the hockey rink and is heavily involved in environmental issues, has his diploma from Harvard in corporate sustainability and is part of a company that gives seed money to investors of environmentally-conscious start-ups and has been heavily involved with a company Full Cycle Bioplastics which converts organic waste into biodegradable plastics.

  2. Kathryn Ivany Image

    Kathryn Ivany

    Kathryn Ivany has been the City Archivist at the City of Edmonton Archives since 2010. Kathryn will lead us through the evolution of how Edmonton moved from dumping their waste on the river bank to being a leader in recycling. Expect great photos and an interesting history lesson.