Four days of winter learning, exploration and excitement. January 23rd through 26th, 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada will host the Winter Cities Shake-Up Conference. Come ready to be immersed in 8 Deep Dive Sessions (intense and richer conversations and exploration of topics); 16 Breakout Sessions; 8 Guided Experiential Activities; Idea Lab; 6 Sponsor Demo Sessions; Winteruption (Concerts) and Facilitated Conversations that will provide meaningful engagement.
The conference program is organized around three main themes:
- Designing for Winter
- Operating in Winter
- Active in Winter
Sessions will include topics such as: Climate Sensitive Urban Design; Place Making; Lighting; Science of Snow Management; Getting Around in Winter; Wind Modeling; Winter Traditions; Creating Active Outdoor Spaces; Outdoor Education Programs; Climate Change; Mobility and Accessibility; Culture Attitudes and Social Celebration; Health – SADD, Mental Health, Accident/Incident Rates, Psychological Effects and much more.
A series of guided tours is being arranged to allow attendees to explore a Solar Power Pilot Project; a Snow Management Facility; Best Outdoor Skating Rink; Fat Bike Adventure Ride; Snow Park; or try your hand at Crokicurl and more.
Begin each day with a series of invigorating activities such as Mindfulness Walks, Bike Rides, Walks and Runs or even SnowGa (yoga in the snow).
The guiding principles for the conference are: Authenticity; Mindfulness; Inclusive; Engaging; Sustainable; this spells AMIES. And we look forward with much anticipation to the many AMIES that will emerge out of this Winter Cities Shake-Up.
Early Bird Registration lasts until December 15th and the fee is $480 CDN while regular Registration will be $670 CDN.
A full list of hotels can be found at: www.bestsaskatoonhotels.com and check the conference website for those with preferred conference rates. Learn more about saskatoon here: www.tourismsaskatoon.com/
See you in Saskatoon, the City that Shines.