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Time Venue Thursday, November 3
8:00 – 9:30 Ponderosa Arbutus Room Haworth Pre-Conference Breakfast
Integrated Project Delivery: Haworth’s Experience Moving from Theory to Practice
11:00 – 12:00 CIRS Registration and light lunch
12:00 – 12:20 CIRS Welcoming Remarks
12:20 – 12:40 CIRS Celebrating CIRS: John Robinson, UBC Sustainability Initiative
12:40 – 1:40 CIRS Opening keynote, hosted by Cisco
Steve Rayner, Oxford University
1:40 – 2:30 CIRS Theme A   From regenerative buildings to regenerative communities
Hosted by HB Lanarc
Bob Berkebile, BNIM
Daniel Pearl, L’OEUF
2:30 – 2:50 CIRS Break
2:50 – 3:40 CIRS Theme B   Community engagement and social action
Cara Pike, Pike Productions
Sadhu Johnston, City of Vancouver
3:40 – 4:00 CIRS Break
4:00 – 4:50 CIRS Theme C   Partnerships and implementation
Hosted by YVR
Don Roberts, CIBC
Hutch Hutchison, Rocky Mountain Institute
5:00 – 6:30 Ponderosa Centre Buffet dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Chan Centre Evening keynote: David Suzuki
Time Friday, November 4
Theme A Theme B Theme C
Venue: Walter Gage Venue: BC Hydro Theatre Venue: Walter Gage
9:30 – 12:00 Regeneration at the building scale
Fionn Stevenson, University of Sheffield
Sandy Mendler, Mithun
Martin Nielsen, Perkins + Will
Social and visual media: Tools & techniques for engagement
Joe Solomon,
Katy Appleton, University of East Anglia
Ian Bishop, University of Melbourne
The power and potential of strategic alliances
Bill Black, Haworth
Leon Hawkins, Honeywell
Lisa Coltart, BC Hydro
Robbie Zhang, Modern Green Development
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch at venues
1:00 – 3:30 Regeneration at the community scale
Bill Reed, Regenesis
Clark Brockman, SERA
Maged Senbel, School of Community and Regional Planning, UBC
Bridging processes and perspectives into the future
Arnim Wiek, Arizona State University
Michael Flaxman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Penney, formerly Clean Air Partnership
Innovation for Sustainability
Natalie Dakers, Centre for Drug Research and Development
Keith Culver, UBC Okanagan
4:00 – 5:30 Round up: Speakers from Thursday report on conference discussions under each theme and share thoughts on the way forward.   Venue: CIRS
Time Venue Saturday, November 5
9.30; 10.30; 11.30; 1.30 CIRS Guided tours of CIRS for conference attendees
10.30-12.00 CIRS Cause-&-Effect Thinking is Not Enough:  Using System Thinking to Conceptualize Sustainability
Participants will learn about the thinking strategies needed to understand dynamic, sustainable systems, and will discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this thinking in their teaching and in publicising their research.  Examples of success will be presented.
12.00-1.00 CIRS Pitch your out-of-the-box idea for accelerating sustainability
Drop in over lunch to hear ideas about how to change the world. Or tell us your own. 
1.00-2.30 CIRS Overcoming road blocks to implementing sustainability projects
Formal demonstrations
10.30-11.30; 11.30-12.30; 12.30-1.30
CIRS BC Hydro Theatre Demonstrations
The BC Hydro Theatre is a leading edge decision theatre where participants can interactively investigate sustainability issues and experience alternative future scenarios. Throughout the conference it will be showcasing projects that are utilizing public engagement processes, interactive visualizations and new technology to accelerate sustainability in local communities.The Theatre will be open throughout the day on Thursday and Saturday for attendees to explore the facility and engage with the projects.

Demonstration projects are by the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture’s Elements Lab, Metroquest and HB Lanarc–Golder, and UBC’s Campus and Community Planning.


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