March 2-4, 2016

GLOBE 2016

COSIA hosted a workshop with over 30 innovators to present and discuss the Greenhouse Gas and Water Challenges. The Challenges were presented again at two separate sessions at the GLOBE Energy Connections exhibition space. Attendees also had the chance to learn more about the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE.

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March 16-17, 2016

Propel Energy Tech 2016

COSIA’s members, Devon and Cenovus, took part in this year’s PROPEL Energy Tech Forum, which took place in Calgary, Alberta. The dynamic event brought together the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies to discuss the pace of innovation and its role in defining our energy future. 

March 22-23, 2016

2016 COSIA - AI-EES Oil Sands Water Conference

COSIA’s second Water Conference, in partnership with Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES), was held in March in Calgary.

Attended by close to 500 people, the event explored how Alberta can become a world leader in water management through strategic planning, research, technology deployment and operational excellence in Canada’s oil sands. The informative sessions were capped off by a keynote address by the Honourable Shannon Phillips, the Government of Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. Minister Phillips spoke to attendees about the critical role oil sands research will play in Alberta’s climate change plans. 

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May 31, 2016

The Energy Roundtable 

COSIA Chief Executive Dan Wicklum participated on a panel at the second annual National Energy Roundtable. Dan, along with Kris Smith, Suncor, and John Soini, Energy East, discussed the role of oil in the Canadian economy. Other topics during the day focused on meeting Canada’s climate change objectives and capturing global business opportunities, with an economic strategy focused on innovation and technology-driven productivity.

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June 8, 2016

Bloomberg BNA and the Economic Club of Canada: Sustainable Business Summit 2016

COSIA Chief Executive Dan Wicklum participated in a panel discussion on how Canadian businesses are responding to climate change, the emergence of the low-carbon economy, and new opportunities in sustainability. The conversation highlighted the role of disruptive innovations in a growing number of sectors, and how COSIA’s model for collaboration works to accelerate environmental technology development in the oil sands. 

June 9, 2016

Canada Mining Innovation Council: Research, Development and Innovation Leaders Summit

COSIA took part in the inaugural meeting, which also included leaders from International Mineral Innovation Institute (IMII), Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), National Research Council and others. The session marked the first time the mineral industry came together to collaborate on ideas to enhance its industry.

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June 22, 2016


COSIA was proud to participate in Tecnovate16, presented by Tecterra. Held on June 22, in Calgary, the inaugural event was a day of innovation, commerce, business development, and networking with leading industry professionals.

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September 6-9, 2016

World Heavy Oil Conference 

The 8th World Heavy Oil Congress, to be held in Calgary this year, will bring together the brightest minds from around the world to share latest business and technological advancements and insights to provide powerful tools for the advancement of cost-effective and safe heavy oil production. 

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September 26-30, 2016

International Pipeline Conference 

COSIA will take part in the eleventh International Pipeline Conference, to be held in Calgary in September. The event brings together international energy companies, energy and pipeline associations and regulatory agencies to share research and initiatives about the pipeline industry and collaborate on ways to advance and improve. 

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September 27, 2016

Business Council of Canada 

COSIA Chief Executive Dan Wicklum will participate at this full members’ meeting of the Business Council of Canada, which will be held in Calgary, Alberta. He will take a place on the CEO panel on oil sands innovation. The Business Council of Canada brings private sector leaders together to shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world.

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October 1, 2016

Canadian Climate Forum – Toward Sustainable Energy Symposium

COSIA will take part in this event in Ottawa, Ontario, which aims to stimulate a vigorous conversation on the potential we have to create a national, low-emissions, safer and more sustainable energy strategy to meet Canada’s future needs. Dan will participate in a session focused on innovation and partnerships, along with Celine Bak of Analytic Advisors and Julie Sunday of Natural Resources Canada. 

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October 2-4, 2016

UpTech Summit

COSIA will be at UpTech Summit, which boasts a diverse, peer-led educational program that covers a wide range of industry topics including drilling and completions, operations and production, facilities and construction, supply chain and business intelligence.

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October 18-19, 2016

COSIA 2016 Performance Update

COSIA will host its annual performance update at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary in October. Attended by members, Associate Members, government, academia, innovators and media, the event will provide the latest on COSIA’s performance metrics, share learnings from the year and provide highlights on COSIA’s major projects. With plenty of opportunity for networking, the event has become one not to be missed by any of the COSIA community. 

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November 1-3, 2016

Unmanned Systems Canada 14th Annual Conference 

COSIA will be at Canada’s only national unmanned systems conference and tradeshow. The event focuses on new areas of research and collaboration to tap into Canadian ingenuity and development in unmanned systems. The program includes speakers from industries applying unmanned systems in their operations, including oil and gas, forestry, construction and environmental monitoring

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November 6-10, 2016

Annual Meeting, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

The event will focus on emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. The seventh SETAC World Congress and 37th SETAC North America Annual Meeting is expected bring together more than 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government, from over 40 countries.

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November 13-16, 2016

National Water and Wastewater Conference

Hosted by the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, the annual event brings together researchers, innovators, government and corporations to discuss ideas, best practices, government policies and methodologies in water and wastewater management. 

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March 2017

COSIA Innovation Summit

COSIA will host its second Innovation Summit next year in March.

The first summit, held in early 2015, brought together over 530 people from COSIA, its member companies and Associate Members, as well as representatives from both the provincial and federal governments, academic institutions, ENGOs and technology development firms to discuss work underway to accelerate environmental performance in the oil sands and understand where their knowledge and expertise could be used in the development of existing and new collaborations with COSIA’s member companies.

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