Energy and Environment in the 21st Century

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UofCalgary Law logo.jpgCONFERENCE

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite graduate students to its 2017 graduate student law conference, Energy and Environment in the 21st Century.

The conference is intended to provide a supportive atmosphere for graduate students to present ideas, receive constructive feedback, engage in useful discussion and network with other graduate students.

The conference will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in the Senate Room of the Hotel Alma on the University of Calgary campus, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Registration is open to current (or recent) graduate students in a law faculty or other faculty interested in legal issues in energy and the environment.

Registration is free through Eventbrite but space is limited.


The conference theme is legal aspects of energy and the environment in the 21st century, broadly construed. These legal aspects encompass our transition to a low carbon economy, mining law, renewable energy law, water law, administrative law, adapting to climate change, regulating GHG emissions, regulatory theory, taxation, corporate law, economics, contract law, international trade and investment law, indigenous peoples’ law, tort law, environmental ethics, pollution control, waste management, environmental impact law, intellectual property, human rights law and legal theory. Other related topics are welcome!


Submissions shall include the title of the paper, presentation, or poster, an abstract of 250 words maximum, the student’s institutional affiliation, degree program and year in which the student is enrolled.

Please submit abstracts via email to with the subject line “submission” by July 31, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by August 15, 2017. Attendees should register by October 13, 2017. Space is limited, so it is best to register as early as possible.


It is anticipated that travel and accommodation may be provided for a limited number of presenters. Please request any needed travel and accommodation support when you submit your abstract and indicate whether you will be able to present without travel and accommodation being provided.



Calgary is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of Alberta, Canada, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

The city had a population of 1,239,220 in 2016, making it Alberta's largest city and Canada's third-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Calgary had a metropolitan population of 1,392,609, making it the fourth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Nearby areas to visit include Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country, Waterton Lake and the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller.


The University of Calgary campus occupies a beautiful, park-like setting covering more than 200 hectares, an area larger than Calgary's entire downtown. The university is home to scholars in 14 faculties (offering more than 100 academic programs) and more than 85 research institutes and centers. In this rich learning environment, the university serves over 31,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities.


All presentations, breaks and meals will be held in the Senate Room, fourth floor of the Alma Hotel, on the main University of Calgary campus.


Accomodation will be available at the Hotel Alma on the main campus. Additional accomodation is available near the University of Calgary.


Calgary is a well serviced transportation hub.


The University of Calgary main campus can be reached by light rapid transit (Red Line, Route 201). A number of city buses also go to the main campus.


Visitor parking is available on campus in both metered and pay station parking lots.


The University of Calgary offers access to Eduroam which is accessed using credentials from home institutions.

The wireless network AirUC-Guest is also available; upon opening a new browser window on your device, you will be redirected to the registration page and have access for 72 hours.

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