ClimateWest Forum - Edmonton and Virtual

08may(may 8)9:00 am09(may 9)5:00 pmClimateWest Forum - Edmonton and Virtual

Event Details

The Canadian Prairies are a hotspot for climate change —not just within Canada, but across the world. Being prepared, proactive, and working together is essential to building climate resilience in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

The ClimateWest Forum will bring together a wide range of sectors, communities, knowledges, and perspectives from across our provinces. The theme for this year’s free, hybrid event is “Building Climate Resilience: Being prepared. Working together. Creating change.”

Sessions will explore how to build climate resilience in an inclusive and collaborative way.


Date: May 8-9, 2024

Location: This hybrid event will take place at the Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre and online.

Cost: Free  (includes admission to the Forum, meals and refreshments).

Accommodation: Book a room at the Delta Hotels Edmonton South before April 9, 2024 to receive a discounted room rate. The hotel booking information will be emailed to you after registration.


What can you expect?

  • Network in a shared space that promotes cooperation and knowledge-sharing.
  • Hear from climate experts with a prairie perspective.
  • Explore inclusive and collaborative approaches to building stronger, more climate resilient communities.
  • Learn about the role of ClimateWest as the regional climate services hub for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Take a look at the ClimateWest 2023 Forum to learn more about what to expect.


What topics will be covered?

While we are still finalizing the agenda to ensure that it is packed with prairie-specific climate experts, we can confirm the following topics:

  • Weaving Indigenous and Western Knowledges
  • Mental Health and our Changing Climate
  • Local Initiatives for Climate Action and Resiliency
  • Youth Perspectives on Climate Action

Further details on topics and speakers will be released in the coming weeks. Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

ClimateWest is supported by the Governments of Canada, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.


“The ClimateWest Forum highlighted the value of being in a community with other climate action practitioners who understand the challenges and the importance of working together to take climate action based on mutual respect, strength in diversity, and the inclusion of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. The sense of connection I felt at the forum has inspired me to attend future adaptation conferences to fill the tank for more work and progress. I’m looking forward to the next ClimateWest forum and further exploring a prairie specific approach to climate action that taps into our unique culture, resources, and potential.”

Past forum attendee: Kayla Dawson, Civil Engineer/Community Consultant, Urban Systems



We are pleased to welcome both in-person and virtual attendees at our forum. We expect the in-person spaces to fill up fast and capacity at the venue is limited. Please see below the Eventbrite registration links depending on how you plan to attend.



May 8, 2024 9:00 am - May 9, 2024 5:00 pm(GMT-06:00)


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