For its second annual conference, IEEE Young Professionals Vancouver has partnered with IEEE Women in Engineering Vancouver to bring “Conference on Clean Energy in Vancouver.”

This one-and-a-half day conference is featuring the engineering and clean energy communities and the main objectives of this conference are:

  • Providing an overview of the clean energy industry in Vancouver, BC
  • Creating awareness and increase understanding among the community and companies of the importance and benefits of clean energy and how it can help in dealing with global warming
  • Finally, to get novel green design ideas they can apply within their own company, as well as potential research lines they can venture in.

These objectives are in line with the Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP) primary mission: “to ensure that Vancouver becomes the greenest city in the world by the year 2020.”

Our one-and-a-half day event include:

  • A total of four talks and one panel discussion:
    • The talks (45 min. each) will target topics such as: Solar Energy, Microgrids, Renewable Energy, and Vancouver GCAP.
    • The panel discussion (30 min.) will provide a space to talk about trends and opportunities for clean/renewable energy development around Metro Vancouver area.
  • Four tours (2 to 4 hrs.) which will provide attendees a close-up to current initiatives and tools implemented in Vancouver to enhance the development of clean and renewable energy.

IEEE, Young Professionals (YP) & Women in Engineering (WiE)

IEEE is a non-profit organization for the engineering community around the globe. Its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

The IEEE Young Professionals is an international community of innovative members and volunteers. Members of this community are interested in elevating their professional image, expanding their global network, connecting with peers locally and giving back to the community.

The IEEE Women in Engineering is one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in STEMS particularly in engineering.

We are a diverse team of professionals and students who mainly organize creative and valuable events for the local Young Professional and Women engineers. Our current team has professionals from BBA, SNC Lavalin, BC Hydro, etc, and student representatives from SFU, UBC, and BCIT.

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Located near historic Gastown, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is housed in Vancouver’s iconic Woodward’s building. Home to SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, this distinctive venue consists of studios and theatre space designed for the cultural arts, including music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts.

There are three meeting and event spaces available at this venue on a regular basis and additional space is available on an ad hoc basis. With an artistic and “funky” vibe, these facilities are perfect for product launches, film screenings and media events.

Event space includes a 350-seat theatre, the World Art Centre, perfect for casual meetings, receptions or pre-event gatherings, and a lobby/reception area.

The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is also home to the Audain Gallery, which hosts an international artist-in-residence program.

SFU is committed to being a good neighbour. The Vancity Office of Community Engagement offers cultural partnerships, non-credit educational initiatives and facility rentals to foster community engagement. A community ticket program provides neighbourhood residents access to cultural events at the facility.