Calgary Economic Development Report to Community

Wed April 25, 2018 - 4:00 PM
Calgary Economic Development Report to Community

Join us on April 25, 2018 for our Report to Community to learn about the role and impact Calgary Economic Development has in shaping and sharing Calgary’s story.  Stay for a lively discussion about the opportunities for Calgary when we focus our energy on innovation, technology and building the workforce of the future.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
4 – 7 p.m.
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall


4 p.m. – Innovation Alley & TELUS networking reception with food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres (cash bar available)

5 p.m. – Program begins in Jack Singer Concert Hall with our Report to Community and the fireside chat

6:30 p.m. -  Innovation Alley & TELUS networking reception continues


Peter Tertzakian is an economist, investment strategist, author and public speaker on issues vital to the future of energy.  He is the Executive Director of ARC Energy Research Institute, and a Managing Director at ARC Financial Corporation, an energy-focused private equity firm.

Duncan Logan is the CEO and founder of RocketSpace, an accelerator based in San Francisco with alumni companies including Zappos, Spotify and PocketChange. Rocketspace is an accelerator for high growth, seed funded tech startups. 

Brent Allison has recently joined Long View Systems as their CEO. Prior to joining Long View, Brent led TELUS Business Futures – a dynamic team focused on identifying and scaling new ideas for TELUS’ business markets. This business development team is also responsible for TELUS’ Internet of Things organization, Artificial Intelligence platforms, and expansion into Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Interested in being part of the energy? Become a sponsor and we will work with you on opportunities that best fit your needs. Please contact Blake Heynen, Manager, Corporate & Community Engagement for sponsorship opportunities. ► tel: 403 221 3569

Calgary Economic Development hosts Report to Community each Spring to reflect on our initiatives driving Calgary’s economy in the previous year. It is the city's premier business networking event that brings together over 700 business and community leaders. 

About the organizer

Calgary Economic Development works with businesses, government and community partners to position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade and growing Calgary's workforce.

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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.