THE VISION

Energy Disruptors is a profit-for-purpose organization with a bold ambition; to UNITE the entire spectrum of the energy industry around the common goal of accelerating pragmatic and profitable solutions to the world's biggest energy challenges.

A time of exponential transformation is a time ripe with possibilities. One where combining sustainable energy with economic growth is possible.

 

We believe leveraging exponential technologies will advance us along the path to solving global air pollution, meeting the increasing demand for energy and eliminating energy poverty.  It will shift humanity into the age of abundance, but only if we work together.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The UNITE summit provides insight into our global energy future and boldly addresses the opportunities and challenges presented by game-changing technologies, global trends, disruptive innovations, and cross-industry collaborations. The inspirational content is uniquely presented in the form of: 

Talks - Succinct and entertaining presentations by global thought leaders 

Interviews - Fireside discussions with top executives and industry leaders 

Panels - Honest and open panel discussions on pressing issues and compelling topics 

The Hive - Gather for relaxed and informal discussions while enjoying food, drink and the delights of our Partners' innovation 

VIP lounge - Network  with VIPs, sponsors, and speakers in Bar 1912 then dive deeper into mainstage content by participating in intimate break out sessions with our world-class headliners

VIP dinners - Enjoy informal discussions over dinner at Murrieta's Bar & Grill with VIPs, sponsors, prominent Calgarians, and summit speakers

 

Energy Disruptors: UNITE is an event like no other.  It is an inspirational idea exchange where participants can forge new relationships across multiple countries and industries.  It is an opportunity to unite with over 2000 global industry leaders in the name of improving our global energy future.  Last year, we united individuals from the entire energy value chain.  The connections made between key energy stakeholders led to new businesses, unprecedented collaborations, and a year-long dialogue.  

 

Leave your tie at home and join us for two full-throttle days of innovation, creativity, entertainment, and, above all else, collaboration.

MEET THE TEAM

THE MISSION

In order to shift the needle on energy transformation,  we must unite stakeholders from every part of the energy value chain.  Energy Disruptors aims to do this on an unprecedented scale. 

The International Disruptors of Energy Alliance (I.D.E.A.), is the preeminent global network of future energy thought leaders. An inclusive, technology agnostic and apolitical global community of communities, uniting previously disparate and disconnected entities and cultivating collaboration across disciplinary, industry and geographic boundaries. 

Our vision is to create a centralized hub where the most progressive leaders in traditional energy can join forces with the influencers at the forefront of energy transformation.  A place where policy, finance, technology, and social forces collide.  A cornucopia of data, bleeding edge technology, financing, and resources.

Big change takes a united front. By igniting broad-spectrum collaboration, we can drive the acceleration of exponential energy technology on a global scale.

 

IT IS OUR BELIEF; WHEN YOU UNITE AN ABUNDANCE OF BRILLIANT MINDS, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE INFINITE.  

NOBODY IS SMARTER THAN EVERYBODY 

THE EVENT

To ignite a movement, you first need a spark. 

IOn June 1st, 2021, the world's boldest energy trailblazers will UNITE.

Forget what you have seen before, this will be an event like no other.

 

HOLD ON TO YOUR STETSONS ALBERTA...

#EDU2021 IS COMING

THE FOUNDERS

GRAEME EDGE

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CO-FOUNDER & INSTIGATOR

MICHELLE EDGE

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CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

RACHEL MAXWELL

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CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

THE ADVISORS

DAVID 

WALMSLEY

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EDITOR IN CHIEF,

THE GLOBE & MAIL

CHRISTINA

LAMPE-ONNERUD

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FOUNDER & CEO,

 CADENZA INNOVATION

PETER TERTZAKIAN

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,

ARC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

DEBORAH YEDLIN

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OLIVIA RESHETYLO

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GLOBAL COMMUNITY MANAGER,

 STUDENT ENERGY

MARTHA HALL FINDLAY

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PRESIDENT & CEO,

CANADA WEST FOUNDATION

NEAL ANDERSON

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PRESIDENT & CEO,

 WOOD MACKENZIE

IRENE RADCLIFFE

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CONSTRUCTION BIM SALES ENGINEER, FARO TECHNOLOGIES

DWAYNE MAURER

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EVENT PRODUCER & TEAM LEAD,

e=mc2 EVENTS

ROGER ATKINS

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FOUNDER,

 ELECTRIC VEHICLES OUTLOOK

KEN

WILSON

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SENIOR ADVISOR,

 6IX PASSIONS

GORD ANDERSON

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FOUNDER & CEO,

ANCHOR WEALTH ADVISORY

 

KENT

KAUFIELD

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MANAGING PARTNER, ENERGY,

EY CANADA

FAQS

IS THIS AN ANTI-FOSSIL FUEL INITIATIVE?

 

No.  Our goal is to engage the very best of the oil and gas industry because we believe in pragmatic and profitable solutions to the world’s greatest energy challenges.  We believe the oil and gas industry will continue to play an important role in future global energy and this is why it is so important we harness the powerful potential of breakthrough technology to improve profitability and efficiency and to reduce our environmental footprint.  Hydrocarbons are an immensely useful and valuable commodity.  We want to showcase the best of the Canadian oil and gas industry with respect to ingenuity on a global stage.

 

IS THIS JUST ANOTHER OIL AND GAS INITIATIVE?

No.  We believe our future energy mix will be broad and eclectic.  This is why we are working together with the key individuals from all sources of energy.  It is also important to recognize the energy challenges we face today stretch way beyond fossil fuel extraction and consumption.  The entire energy spectrum – including food security, transportation, clean water supply, air quality, and accessibility to electricity and safe cooking fuels – needs to be addressed.  There is no silver bullet.  We need to work together on pragmatic solutions. 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Everyone.  Energy Disruptors are apolitical, collaborative, transparent, inclusive, and technology agnostic.  Whether you are an innovator or an investor, professor or student, working in the electric racing world or invested in improving the efficiency of SAGD, we need you.  We are democratizing energy solutions because we believe energy prosperity needs a broad and diversified meeting of minds and resources.  Our challenges are not just the responsibility of large corporations and Governments – big change takes a united front.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

The possibilities are infinite.  Our aim is to connect solution accelerators with resources, financing and each other.  What you, as an individual, get out of that experience, is up to you.  We are giving you the tools to help make a difference in the world, and we think that is kind of cool.

 

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