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Co-Founder & Host

Energy Disruptors

September 2021


  • 2000+ Participants

  • 60+ International Speakers

  • Best Conference Canadian National Award Winner 2019

Best Meeting/Conference Program 2020


Now is the time to think differently.

Now is the time to act boldly.

Now is the time to UNITE.

Energy Disruptors is a catalyst for bold, game-changing solutions to the world’s biggest energy challenges.  It is an event where the world's boldest energy trailblazers collide in Calgary to redefine future energy. For two full days, the Oil and Gas industry joins forces with the influencers at the forefront of energy transformation.  To date, we have brought together global thought leaders like Sir Richard Branson, Dr. Vivienne Ming, Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Bloomberg's Michael Liebreich, Sir Ken Robinson and Formula-E World Champion Lucas DiGrassi to ignite conversations and collaborations that drive transformation in the energy sector.

Together we will cross industry and policy barriers, break restraints on thought and harness the powerful potential of human ingenuity and technology. Together we will accelerate game-changing energy solutions on a global scale.


Most events start a conversation. Energy Disruptors: UNITE is a high-impact event designed to ignite action.




Journalist, NYT Best-Selling Author, Public Speaker



Global Authority in Creativity & Innovation in Education & Business



Theoretical Neuroscientist, Entrepreneur, Author, & Founder Socos Labs


A physical representation of industry and co-operation, The Hive is where Disruptors naturally swarm together and unite with trailblazing brands.  Nobody is smarter than everybody - The Hive is an energizing and creative space for all. 

The Big Four Roadhouse

Calgary, Alberta


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Sir Ken Robinson, 

World Leading Expert on Education & Creativity

Energy Disruptors is a unique gathering of leaders and innovators in the critical fields of energy generation, distribution, and consumption. It brings together wide-ranging industry expertise with global leaders in many other fields, including AI, social enterprise, education, politics and the environment to look at present issues and alternative futures, all in a fast-paced, high energy environment of debate, ideas and information.  Personally and professionally, it was a great pleasure to be part of this event. The program was punchy and wide ranging, the other speakers were world class; the host/facilitator, Holly Ransom, was superb and an expert in the issues and the whole team was welcoming, highly professional and a delight to work with.

Sir Richard Branson,

Business Magnate, Investor, Author, & Founder of the Virgin Group

A wonderful conference.

Michael Liebreich,

Founder Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Two things stood out for me about EDU. First the breadth of participants – from clean energy to oil and gas, from data scientists to social scientists, from climate zealots to climate-sceptics. Second, the vibe, the buzz, the energy in the room, the willingness to have fun and take risks. The combination was very refreshing. 

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EDU2019 Delegate

I have been in conferences around the world and have seen some amazing events. By far you beat all of them hands-down.  Well done!  Extremely professional and you had the right audience.  This will continue to grow.  Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this fantastic event.

Susan Cain,

Author & Speaker

Energy Disruptors: UNITE, hosted by the amazing Holly Ransom, was a well-organized event with an engaged audience, electric atmosphere and countless opportunities for networking with international thought-leaders and business gurus.

Michael Pawlyn,

Biomimicry expert 

It’s no exaggeration to say that the energy transition is critical to the future of humanity. Energy Disruptors Unite is one of the most constructive forums I’ve ever seen for progressing this crucial debate. Brilliantly curated with a great diversity of speakers the event was both inspiring and informative and will, I’m sure, lead to a range of positive initiatives within the energy industry

Bonita Chan, 

Commercial Relations & Marketing Officer at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Thank you to the ED team for an inspiring, energetic, and meaningful summit! It was such a honor to participate and speak at the event. I’m still getting an overwhelming number of positive messages from people that attended our panel and how much they enjoyed it!  Totally exceeded my expectations with the level of engagement we got and the impact! 

EDU2019 Delegate

You four have literally ‘invented’ a whole new platform of human discourse on a range of tightly interconnected fields of human accomplishment, behavior, and exploration.  Just amazing.  You have provided a fertile hotbed for many of the world's best thinkers and doers to come together and meet and who knows what wonderfully positive things that will generate in the months and years to come.   Most of all, you have given Calgarians, Albertans, and Canadians a mirror in which they can see themselves being much bigger and more capable than they ever dreamed.

Christina Lampe-Onnerud, 

Battery-Inventor & Entrepreneur

The Energy Disruptors conference brings together a thoughtful, powerful community of entrepreneurs, innovators, policymakers, investors and global executives all dedicated to being actively engaged in charting the course to the new energy paradigm. With great urgency towards sustainability, it is in forums like this where dialogue and collaboration enable data-driven decisions for improving energy deployment.

Santiago Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros Harispuru,

Student Energy

Energy Disruptors is one of the most challenging events in the global energy ecosystem. Attendees -representing a powerful share of the global sector- share and hear some of the boldest ideas around satisfying growing energy demand in a sustainable way. The kind of conversations that are non-polarising and will elevate the industry's consciousness happen here. I intend to never miss it.

Mark Little, President & CEO Suncor

It was a real pleasure to be part of the thought-provoking and inspiring conversations at Energy Disruptors 2019.  To have key people come together from across the energy spectrum to discuss and debate the critical dimensions of energy transition and disruption was unique.   This event provides an ideal forum for that dialogue to take place

Jennifer Holmgren,

CEO LanzaTech

Strong and diverse speakers, a hugely engaged audience and an impressive program for all participants. All these factors make for an ideal location for like-minded individuals to come together and discuss paths forward in the energy space. Energy Disruptors stands out as an event that needs to be on everyone’s calendar.

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