At the SHIFT! Showcase, check out how groups from around the Basin are bringing our Symposium theme to life: SHIFT! Thriving in Change.
Through unique, informative displays, you’ll learn how these groups are already harnessing opportunities resulting from:
- shifting demographics
- evolving technology
- changing climate.
Take a look, ask questions and expand your knowledge. The showcase is open:
- During breakfasts and break times.
- Friday, October 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 14, from noon to 1:15 p.m.
- Bee Awareness Society: Peer into a glass observation beehive to learn about the life cycle of the honey bee and how to care for bees and our environment.
- Accelerate Kootenays/The Tesla Smarkade: Learn about Accelerate Kootenays’ plans for local electric vehicle charging stations—our region’s innovative approach to reducing emissions—and view a working model of a wireless electric car charging parkade.
- Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy: Explore Canada on Camera, a Basin-based multicultural photography project that brings together Canadian newcomers and long-time residents to build understanding between our communities’ diverse cultures.
- Wynndel Electric: Check out this mobile solar array to learn about solar power and how to reduce home energy consumption.
- Kootenay Association for Science and Technology: Interact with new technologies in advanced manufacturing and design, and learn how you can incorporate them into your own ideas.
- Ktunaxa Nation Council: Discover the traditional Ktunaxa language through 3-D-printed Ktunaxa language toys.
Were you accepted to present a display? Here are the guidelines:
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Here are a few questions that could spark display ideas. (Other related ideas are welcome, too!)
- Have you engaged or embraced the shifting demographics of the Basin into your strategy or setting?
- Have you adopted technology in a way that productively impacted how your organization or business operates?
- Are you using the effects of a changing climate to your advantage, putting the impacts in a positive light?
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- Display proposals may be submitted by public or private companies, small businesses, First Nation organization, non-profit organizations and individual residents.
- The submitting entity/individual must be based in the Columbia Basin.
- The display proposal must focus on embracing at least one of the three theme areas:
- shifting demographics
- evolving technology
- climate change.
- Displays will preferably engage the Symposium attendees in some way.
- Displays should showcase actions taken and any positive impact made possible through the project/initiative/effort/collaboration.
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In developing your idea, please consider and be prepared to explain the following:
- The lead entity that will be hosting the display.
- Other organizations that were involved in the effort being displayed.
- What is being showcased: the specific project, initiative, effort, collaboration, etc. that you will display.
- How your idea relates to the theme SHIFT! Thriving in Change and illustrates harnessing opportunities from either changing demographics, changing technology and/or changing climate.
- Where in the Basin this took place in and how it can relate to others in the Basin.
- What inspired you to take the action you did.
- What difference it has made: information learned and/or outcomes achieved.
- How you will share ideas and inspire others through your display.
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We will get back to you via email to let you know if your idea was selected. If it is, your display will need to be finalized and set up by 10 a.m. on Friday, October 13. Displays can be removed end of day on Saturday or at the end of the Symposium on Sunday.
Please note the Symposium only has space for up to 10 displays. Entries submitted for display will be assessed on the criteria below.
- Representation across the Symposium themes: shifting demographics, evolving technology and climate change.
- Representation from around the Basin.
- Showcase of positive examples of harnessing change.
- Demonstrated ability to share ideas and inspire action by engaging Symposium delegates.
Those chosen to display will receive a $300 stipend and two conference registration spaces, which include access to the entire Symposium. The Trust does not pay for expenses, such as hotel, airfare or the costs of creating the display. Those attending on behalf of the display are responsible for registering and booking accommodations at Symposium preferred rates.[/accordion-item]
If your idea is chosen, please consider the formatting of your display:
- Plan to be visually interesting, using bullet point information, large headings and sub-headings, photographs, diagrams, illustrations, multimedia, etc.
- Keep the information large enough to view easily at a reasonable distance.
If you have questions, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.