Calgary Economic Development presents Report to the Community

Thu February 28, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Calgary Economic Development presents  Report to the Community

Calgary Economic Development presents Report to the Community

Arts Commons Jack Singer Concert Hall

February 28, 2019 I 3:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Every year, Report to the Community brings together 700 business, community and government leaders to learn what has shaped Calgary’s economy in the past and to inspire the future.

This year the Economic Strategy, Calgary in the New Economy, will take centre stage as we focus on innovation, talent and attraction to support Calgary's vision to be the city of choice in Canada for the world's best entrepreneurs.

As the city's premier business event, this is a networking opportunity not-to-be-missed.


Dr. Katherine Loflin - "The City Doctor"

The place we live has always influenced every aspect of our lives. But in today’s world, its influence is expanding to it now being a key determinate in both our individual and overall place success.  This development has caught the attention of leaders who now realize their growing dependence on place quality in ways they never before imagined.  It is not surprising then that placemaking, optimizing place quality, has been identified as potentially one of the most transformational ideas for cities in the 21st century. Dr. Loflin will present the place science and placemaking frameworks to help inform the Place Pillar portion of the Report to the Community and explain why a focus on place attachment outcomes is key to understanding the economic health of any city in the 21st century. 

Scott Gravelle, CEO, CTO & Co-Founder


Scott is the co-founder, CEO & CTO of ATTAbotics. He drives the company's vision, product design and technical innovation. Scott has put together a team of relentlessly capable executives to move ATTAbotics forward. Over his 25-year career, he has been an innovator in the integration and implementation of digital manufacturing technologies, as well as a machine designer and entrepreneur. Scott has taken on several different professional roles throughout his career including an army medic, competitive hang glider, reality TV show contestant and partner in a globally recognized longboard company

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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.