BUILDING HIGH IMPACT CAREERS IN A GLOBAL POLYCRISIS

From May 27- May 29, 2024 the Institute for Community Prosperity hosted the Banff Systems Summit, welcoming practitioner-changemakers from multiple sectors, post-secondary students across Canada, and international participants.

These three days created an immersive, engaging experience, combining keynotes and plenaries, panel discussions, skills- focused workshops, walkabouts, and networking activities. New connections were formed, and new insights and ideas germinated with a focus on building a more regenerative, resilient tomorrow for Canada. 

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The Banff Systems Summit aims to address the pressing need for a systems-driven approach to tackling global challenges. In this new era as one of “polycrisis” or “permacrisis", we face increasing and overlapping challenges in various areas such as housing, health care, food security, political polarization, transitioning to a lower carbon economy, creating shared prosperity, decolonization, racial justice, new patterns of global conflict, along with adaptations to virtually every career and area of life with advanced technologies. Unpacking and addressing complex adaptive systems requires a leading-edge mindset. The Summit aims to bridge the gap between classroom-based learning and real-world applications.

Systems leaders bring together different perspectives and approaches to devise sustainable, workable, effective solutions in various fields including health, energy, conservation, design, education, and engineering. This encompasses initiatives such as social enterprises addressing equity education, large corporations integrating sustainability and circularity into their supply chains, and healthcare professionals exploring strategies to improve vaccine uptake and trust among marginalized groups.

 2024 Event Program [pdf] 

 

Discoveries from the Summit

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Coming on July 22, 2024

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Coming on July 25, 2024

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Coming on July 29, 2024

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Coming on August 1, 2024

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Coming on August 5, 2024

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Coming on August 8, 2024

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Coming on August 12, 2024

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Coming on August 15, 2024

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