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 rise of placemaking - optimizing place quality - has been identified as one of the most transformational ideas for cities in the 21st century. Now more than ever, the influence of place determines our individual and community’s success. Creating conditions that enhance livability will support how well we attract new talent and businesses. Dr. Loflin will share the science of place and placemaking frameworks that inform why a focus on place-attachment outcomes is key to understanding the economic health of any global city today. Video

Scott Gravelle, CEO, CTO & Co-Founder


Scott drives the vision, product design and technical innovation for ATTAbotics and 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.

Amie Blanchette, Manager, Partnership Services, City of Calgary

As Manager of Partnership Services within Planning & Development at The City of Calgary, Amie’s focus is on creating strong relationships with industry customers, community representatives, business owners and various other partners.

Amie is an administrative representative on the Calgary Economic Development Real Estate Advisory Committee and a member of CREW Calgary. She currently sits on the External Advisory Council for the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.  

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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 Stage, 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 to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to 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 full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.