2020 Summit

Creating Climate-Resilient Communities

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Rene Caisse Theatre
Bracebridge, Ontario

Our world is changing in many ways, and the old ways of doing things are no longer sufficient. Such times, although challenging, can bring new opportunities for businesses, municipalities, communities and individuals willing to embrace them. MSE 2020 will explore innovative solutions to build resilience and rise to the challenges of a changing climate. What tools can be used in small municipalities like Muskoka to jump-start the shifts needed to thrive in our changing world?

Who should attend?

Municipal staff and councillors, planners, members of the general public, Métis and First Nations, members of the academic community, and environmental specialists from government, management agencies, consulting companies, and non-governmental organizations are encourage to attend and participate, as well as both secondary and post-secondary students.

Who will be speaking?

While more will be announced in the near future, we are excited to welcome the following speakers to 2020 MSE:

  • Keynote: Dr. David Pearson, Professor in the School of the Environment, working in the Vale Living with Lakes Centre at Laurentian, and founding Chair of the Ontario Office of the Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network
  • Mr. Emanuel Machado, CAO for the Town of Gibsons, British Columbia
  • Dr. Blair Feltmate, Head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo
  • Mr. Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario

Sponsorship Opportunities

Help us make the 2020 Muskoka Summit on the Environment a success! If you have a business or organization related to the theme of “Creating Climate-Resilient Communities” and want to become a sponsor, learn more here.