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Alberta and Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Cleantech Forum

When: March 3, 2021

Where: Virtual


Registration is now closed for this event. Please email Taylor Bombalski at to attend.

Innovations in Unconventionals: An Alberta-Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Cleantech Forum
March 3, 2021 | Virtual Event
Hosted by the Consulate General of Canada in New York & Pittsburgh Technology Council


When: March 3, 2021 | 12:30PM to 2:20PM ET
Where: Virtual Event

Join the Consulate General of Canada and the Pittsburgh Tech Council for a conference highlighting cleantech innovation in the Canadian and American oil and natural gas sector.

Cleantech is crucial to this industry’s ability to fulfill its essential role in the global move to a sustainable, prosperous, and equitable world economy. Hear the latest from Albertan and Pennsylvanian officials, companies, and sectors organizations on how the most urgent climate and environmental issues are being addressed, the business and investment opportunities that exist, and what state and provincial governments are doing to support innovation in the sector.

12:30pm ET | Welcome and Introductions from Audrey Russo, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Khawar Nasim, Consul General of Canada in New York
12:45pm-1:15pm ET | Keynote Conversation 
1:15pm-2:15pm ET | Panel Discussion and Q&A
2:20pm ET | Event Conclusion

Keynote Conversation
Join us for a moderated fireside chat between the Alberta Minister of Energy and Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Community and Economic Development. The conversation will focus on the latest in cleantech in Alberta and Pennsylvania (including efforts to reduce methane and other emissions, and to protect and reclaim the environment), what business and investment opportunities exist in developing these technologies for unconventional oil and gas, and what the state/provincial governments are doing to support innovation in the sector.

- Sonya Savage, Alberta Minister of Energy 

- Dennis Davin,Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development

Moderated by: Audrey Russo, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council 

Panel Discussion 
Featuring key players and experts from Alberta and Pennsylvania
This informative panel discussion features a mix of Canadians and Americans from the oil/gas and cleantech sectors. Each will speak more specifically about the climate and environmental challenges they find most urgent to address, the technologies they are inventing to do so, and what they require to enhance their chances of successfully developing/deploying/scaling that tech. 

Panelists (More to be announced!)

Joy Romero, VP Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Larry Fredrick, Senior Technical Advisor, Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada 
Grant Sprague, Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy
Denise Brinley, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Office of Energy
Domenic Tedesco, P.E., Environmental Manager, Air Programs, PennEnergy Resources LLC

Moderated by: Anna J. Siefken, LEED AP BD+C, Executive Director, Cleantech Innovation & Strategic Partnerships Lead, The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation | Carnegie Mellon University

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Contact Information:
For content or logistics questions - Program Director: Monica Takacs, Sr. Director for Industry Networks,
For registration questions - Taylor Bombalski, Director, Event Planning & Special Programs,
For sponsorship questions - Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
For membership questions - Ryan Gent, Membership Director,