Thought Leaders Forum on Environmental and Energy Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

ACEE is working with Education Minister Eggen's office on an exciting one-day dialogue in November that will bring together education leaders and key opinion-leaders to help education leaders take the next step toward increasing environmental and energy literacy and sustainability in Alberta schools.  Together, we will explore ways to: 

  • help advance student learning around energy and the environment;

  • ensure student readiness for jobs in a clean energy economy; and

  • help schools save money through increased energy efficiency.  

Participants will include representatives of government, educational leadership groups (e.g. superintendents, school board trustees), students, teachers, Indigenous communities, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the energy sector. 

During the day, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • hear inspiring stories of how students, teachers, school administrators, energy experts and many others are working to advance environmental and energy literacy and sustainability in Alberta schools;
  • network with colleagues; and
  • engage in facilitated discussions covering topics such as greening the school infrastructure, infusing more environmental and energy content into the curriculum, teacher professional development, Indigenous perspectives on sustainability, and preparing students for success a low-carbon future. 


To facilitate attendance from across Alberta, we are holding two separate events:

Calgary:  November 23, at Mount Royal University

Edmonton:  November 30, at the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre

OCTOBER 15 UPDATE:  Over 140 education leaders have signed up this far, representing over 40 school divisions across the province!  If your school division, organization or association has received an invitation, please make sure to register soon as spaces are filling up fast!  The registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday October 17!  For more information, contact