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Conference tackles technology needed to address climate change

We have the will but do we have the technology? The second Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2009) is being held May 13 to 15, 2009 at McMaster University to look at developing practical engineering and administrative responses to climate change and global warming.

Among the guest speakers will be The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, former Governor General of Canada and former Premier of Manitoba. He will speak at the final plenary on Friday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery.

Other notable speakers: John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment for Ontario and Duncan Hawthorne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power who will both speak at the conference dinner on May 14 at LIUNA Station; John Boyd, past president, Golder Associates; David Sanborn Scott, vice-president, International Association for Hydrogen Energy.

WHAT: 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference

WHO: The Right Honourable Edward Schreyer John Gerretsen, Ontario Minister of the Environment Duncan Hawthorne; President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Power Engineers, scientists, policy advisors, industry stakeholders

WHEN: May 13 to 15, 2009

WHERE: Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery, McMaster University


CCTC 2009 is hosted by the Engineering Institute of Canada as the principle organizer in partnership with nine of its member societies: IEEE, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Canadian Dam Association, Canadian Nuclear Society, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Canadian Society for Engineering Management, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Canadian Society for Senior Engineers. McMaster University is the host site for the conference and an event sponsor.


Contact: Gene Nakonechny
905-525-9140 x26781
McMaster University

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