– consensus-building, the legacy of Dr. Martha Kostuch

December 2, 2009
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Matrix Hotel, Edmonton
10640 100 Ave Edmonton, AB

Celebrate consensus through Bridging Interests, Building Agreement. Presented by the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA), the workshop explores how consensus:

  • brings together diverse perspectives
  • builds solutions to complex issues
  • achieves long-lasting agreements supported by all stakeholders

Everyone experienced or interested in consensus is welcome. It’s time to share our experiences and discuss the potential of consensus decision making.

Bridging Interests, Building Agreement is made possible through the generous sponsorship of:

Government of Alberta EnvironmentCanadian NaturalBullfrog PowerME Global

9:00 a.m

Welcome Address

Diana McQueen, MLA for Drayton Vally – Calmar and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment

9:30 a.m.

The Promise and Challenges of Consensus Processes

Keynote Address: Professor D. Paul Emond

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m

Consensus at work

(Case Studies) Alberta Water Council

Clean Air Strategic Alliance

Alberta Municipal Affairs

12:15 p.m


Tribute to Martha Kostuch

1:30 p.m.

Consensus: How is it Working?

Panel Discussion – industry, government and non-government perspectives

4:00 p.m.

Closing Address

Professor D. Paul Emond