OSEA Beyond Net Zero In-Person Symposium @ Centennial College

  • 30 Oct 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Centennial College, Progress Campus
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  • Early Bird Rate for Symposium Registrations by Friday, Oct 13
  • Regular Non-Member Registration Fee
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941 Progress Ave., Scarborough

Monday, October 30, 2023, 8:30am-12:30pm


Featured Speakers:

Jonathan Hack

Dean of Innovation Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Centennial College

David Katz

Chair, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Anna Kanduth

Lead Researcher,

The Canadian Climate Institute

The Big Switch: The National Report on Electricity

Travis Lusney

Director, Power Systems

Power Advisory Consulting

Renewable Energy Opportunities and the Ontario Energy Board

Sustainable Energy Panels 

Panel 1: Thermal Energy Opportunities

Most of the GHG generated by buildings are produced by space and water heating. Hear first-hand about innovations in technology and policy that are driving efforts to curtail greenhouse gas production. 

Moderator: Patrick Flannery, Glass in Canada Magazine & Podcaster, Fenestration Conversations 


  • Julian Kazan, Senior Energy Advisor, Institutional Energy, Enbridge
  • Gino Di Rezze, President, GroundHeat Geothermal
  • Darren Sloane, Chair, Master Insulators' Association of Ontario
  • Josh Lewis, President, Nerva Energy
  • Robert Mancini, President, R. Mancini & Associates

Panel 2: Green Smart Buildings

Technology is driving the way our buildings and cities operate, making them more energy efficient, comfortable and healthy. Learn about the innovations that are driving the path to intelligent facilities and communities.

Moderator: Anthony Capkun, Editor, Energy Manager


  • Bala Gnanam, VP, Sustainability, Advocacy and Stakeholder Relations, BOMA
  • Jiri Skopek, Smart City Planner, Green Building Initiative
  • Julian Smith, VP Energy Engineering, Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Josh Lewis, President, Nerva Energy
  • Ivan Gerginov, Director of Operations, Ontario & Western Canada, SOFIAC
  • Gil Amdursky, Project Coordinator, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Panel 3: Government Programs and Policies

All three levels of government are taking the lead in different aspects of the transformation to Canada's Net Zero goals which are opening new doors of opportunity to OSEA's sustainable energy member businesses. Be among the first to hear what is new and available to your business.

ModeratorRobert Stasko, Executive Director, Hydrogen Ontario


  • Sarah Rodrigues, Project Manager, Public Energy Initiatives, Existing Buildings, City of Toronto
  • Benjamin Phelps, Trade Commissioner, Ontario, Global Affairs Canada
  • Rita Patlan, Area Director, Clean Tech, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade, Ontario Government
  • Brad Simpson, Regional Manager, Environmental Services, Procurement Assistance Canada

Event Time & Location:

Monday, October 30, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Centennial College, Progress Campus,
 941 Progress Ave.

Participation Information:

  • Free to paid OSEA members - Join Now
  • $50.00 for Non-Members

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For more information about  this event, OSEA membership and sponsorship opportunities please contact: David Katz, MBA, Chair David@Ontario-SEA.org or LeonWasser, Vice-Chair, Leon@Ontario-SEA.org

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