THE CONFERENCE

Hosted by the City of Edmonton

CONFERENCE THEMES

Discussions and presentations will fall under one (or more) of our three Winter Cities Shake-Up pillars. Although not a formal pillar, the theme of Winter Wellness will also be explored throughout the conference.

 
 

Winter Business

How can cities build thriving 'winter' economies?
Can business or industry work with the natural environment; taking advantage of all that the winter season has to offer?
Can business models capitalize on winter?
How do we market winter cities as unique tourism destinations and great places to live, work and play?

 
 

Winter Design

Walkways, streets, buildings and public spaces don’t have to become cold, windy and unattractive as soon as winter hits.
Learn about the latest and best in urban design and planning to make our cities liveable year-round. 

 
 

Winter Culture

How can we plan and design cities, and offer opportunities that make it easier to Go Play Outside?
What types of activities and programming do people want? What makes for a great winter festival?
How can we encourage more active winter transportation?

BUT THERE’S MORE… SUB-ZERO FUN

Every day, we give you opportunities to play outside

Snowshoe in North America’s largest stretch of urban parkland
Go behind-the-scenes of the world-renowned Ice on Whyte winter festival
Hit the slopes at one of our two city ski hills
Sip a warm drink and soak in the sun at an outdoor patio café

 THE REAL FUN STARTS WHEN TEMPERATURES DROP... BELOW ZERO

Winter in Edmonton — So much to do!