More Power to You: Hosted by BC Citizens for Public Power

Event Details

Date & Time October 4, 2008, 12:16pm – October 5, 2008, 12:16pm
Location SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
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Contact BC Citizens for Public Power :: :: 604.681.5939
Website BC Citizens for Public Power

A two day conference—including presentations, panel discussions, and workshops—will bring together community and environmental activists organizing to protect public power in British Columbia.

$50 by September 3rd 2008
* A limited number of registration fee exemptions are available for event volunteers; contact BCCPP for volunteer opportunities (604.681.5939)

Travel Bursaries:
Reimbursement for transportation and one night's accommodations at one of the hotels listed below is available for conference registrants living outside of the Lower Mainland. Please complete a Travel Bursary Application

Keynote Speaker:
Rafe Mair, Broadcaster, writer, speaker, political commentator, and spokesperson for Save Our Rivers Society

Conference Presenters:
Gwen Barlee, Policy Director, Wilderness Committee 
John Calvert, author, Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia
Damien Gillis, Documentary Filmmaker, Power Play: The Theft of BC’s River
Monica Hamburg, Social Media Consultant  
Marvin Shaffer, Adjuct Professor, SFU, and author of "Lost In Transmission," a critique of the 2007 BC Energy Plan

Panel Presentations Involving:
BC Citizens for Public Power
BC Creek Protection Society

BC First Nations Summit / Energy Council
Burke Mountain Naturalists
COPE 378/Take Back the Power Campaign
Four Directions Managements Services
Malaspina Communities for Public Power
Save Our Rivers Society
Watershed Watch Salmon Society

West Kootenay Eco Society
Wilderness Committee

Workshop Presenters:
Sage Aaron, Campaign Assistant, COPE 378 
Keith Baldrey, BC Politics Broadcaster/Journalist
Darrell Evans, Executive Director, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
Joe Foy, National Campaign Director, Wilderness Committee  
Dan George, Four Directions Management Services
Mark Haddock, LLB, Environmental Lawyer
Stewart Phillip, Grand Chief, Penticton Indian Band & President, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
Dave Porter, Representative, First Nations Leadership Council & BC First Nations Energy Working Group
Lara Tessaro, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice
Craig Williams, Creator of IPP Watch (
Lori Winstanley, Director of Strategic Campaigns & Communications, COPE 378

Sponsoring Organization(s)/Group(s):
BC Citizens for Public Power
IBEW local 258
COPE 378/Take Back the Power
Wilderness Committee

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