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PLACE 18 Conference Updates

Sept 2018 v.3

PLACE 18 Conference Updates


Kurt Bauschardt | Alberta Legislature

Friday, Oct 12 - Sunday, Oct 14, 2018


Less than ONE month until PLACE 18! 

Students across Canada will be here representing their schools. 

Will we see you at PLACE 18?

Let's (re)connect! Registration closes October 5.


Register Now!



Abstracts for student presentations and posters are due soon! 

Space is filling up! Make your experience even better by presenting at PLACE 18! Visit our website for submission requirements. Deadline is October 5, 2018.


Featured Speakers:

Nola Kilmartin, RPP, MCIP, MUP
Nola is the Senior Urban Planner at Kennedy, a design studio in Edmonton with expertise in complex redevelopment projects. Nola currently serves on the Standing Planning Committee for the Urban Development Institute Edmonton Region, EEDC’s Office Conversion Task Force, as a Director for Momentum Walk-In Counselling, on the Planning Committee for Women and Money Canada, and actively contributes to the City of Edmonton’s Winter City Strategy, in addition to other city building initiatives. In 2016, Nola was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for making Edmonton a more livable city. 

Sunny Wang, B.Sc., P.Biol.
Sunny is a Professional Biologist and University of Alberta alumni. With a specialty in wetland ecology, environmental land use planning, and regulatory approvals, Sunny brings an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to community development and environmental planning. Sunny currently works as an Environmental Consultant with Stantec’s Community Development team in Calgary and has been involved in municipal and regional environmental and biophysical planning, integrating environmentally significant areas, species of management concern, archaeological and cultural resources into new communities and developments. Her ecology background combined with her planning expertise strikes a unique balance for preservation and sustainability of sensitive landscapes while taking advantage of the economic, tourism, and social opportunities of development


PLACE 18 is helping you keep travel costs low: 


Air Canada Promo Code: 6RUJ4W71
WestJet Coupon Code: C87YG89


Close to Edmonton? Rent a Bus! 

If you are a student close to Edmonton (looking at you British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba students!), why not work with your student association or university to rent a bus? Bring a group of your students to PLACE 18 for an even lower cost! 


Conference Highlights:

Friday afternoon tours of Edmonton
A variety of tour options will be available to choose from, each focusing on a distinct area of Edmonton. 

Friday Social & Networking Night
Enjoy an evening of networking at the iconic Art Gallery of Alberta.

Saturday Keynote - Charles Montgomery
Join us for a keynote presentation from Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City. 

Saturday Gala & Pecha Kucha Night
Hosted at the Shaw Conference Centre, the Gala will include dinner, pecha kucha presentations, and dancing! 

KEYNOTE: Charles Montgomery

Charles Montgomery is an urbanist, the award-winning author of Happy City, and the leader of a consultancy building more happiness into cities. 

Tickets for Charles Montgomery's keynote on Saturday, October 13th are available here.  


Have any questions? Give us a shout at!

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Monday, September 24, 2018