The Oil Sands Innovation Summit takes place June 3rd and 4th at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alberta. The Summit has earned a reputation for bringing collaborators together to share, learn and discover the latest in innovations for improving environmental performance.

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Industry Events

Energy Excellence Awards

January 01 - 31, 2019

The Energy Excellence Awards program, will highlight the excellence of some of the energy sector’s players, featuring a nomination and selection process that will draw attention to companies selected as examples of Operational Excellence, Innovation & Research Excellence, and Exporting Excellence.

For more information regarding the awards and how you can submit a nomination by January 31st visit

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Fueling the Energy Technology Future – Attend the 2019 PROPEL Energy Tech Forum!

February 06 - 07, 2019
Fairmont Palliser - Calgary, Canada

PROPEL is the annual Energy Technology Venture Forum that brings together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies. Technology adoption is critical to the long-term viability and stewardship of global energy resources - now more than ever. Calgary is at the forefront of this revolution, standing as the key setting for fostering and commercializing energy technologies. PROPEL Energy Tech and its global industry partners are seizing this leadership opportunity, and have created the platform for building the Energy industry of the future – and you won’t want to miss it. For more information, visit

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Low to Zero GHG Hydrocarbon Production to End Use

February 11, 2019
Nucleus (2nd Floor) 100 6 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB T2G 2C4

Join us to learn about CRIN, our 2019 activities and our featured topics including the Western Canadian Hydrogen Economy, new opportunities for hydrocarbons beyond combustion, and perspectives regarding the potential for Alberta and beyond.


Axel Meisen C.M., Ph.D, Euring, FCAE, FCIC, Senior Advisor to Alberta Innovates

David Layzell Ph.D., FRSC, Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative at the
University of Calgary

Moderated by Candice Paton, Executive Director, Clean Technology, Alberta Innovates

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Bitumen Beyond Combustion (Part 4) - Polymers

February 28, 2019

This webinar will close the Bitumen Beyond Combustion series with a presentation on polymers. You’ll hear the story of polymers, their various types, and how the industry landscape has changed and evolved around them. The presentation will investigate new market trends, polymer production process and manufacturing locations at a national and global level. It will also highlight a business case hoping to advance the understanding of numbers, and discuss technology readiness levels, social and environmental aspects, and intellectual property considerations.


Nathan Ashcroft, Strategic Business Development - Energy & Resources, Stantec Engineering

Paolo Bomben, Senior Manager, Clean Technology Development, Alberta Innovates

Axel Meisen, Senior Advisor, Alberta Innovates

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COSIA Oil Sands Innovation Summit

June 03 - 05, 2019

Join Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Alberta Innovates and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) at the 2019 Oil Sands Innovation Summit (OSIS). OSIS is a unique conference dedicated to showcasing the latest research, innovations, ideas and results in the areas of greenhouse gas reduction, land and water improvements and tailings management.  

OSIS will feature two days of focused technical sessions on June 3 and 4, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary, Alberta. Providing an opportunity for oil sands operators, academia, engineering and technology providers, and government to showcase their latest innovations for improving environmental performance in the oil sands.  

Bonus: OSIS is, once again, partnering with Inventure$ 2019, taking place June 5-7 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre.  This “unconference” connects entrepreneurs and start-ups with investors, service providers, and thought leaders to discover and share the latest in innovation.

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